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Welcome to Bradford Elementary School! We're a student-centered community of learners working together to support student growth academically, socially and emotionally.  We believe that effective teaching and meaningful experiences empower young learners.  We provide hands-on learning and honor students' interests. With families as our partners, we strive to foster compassion, respect and a sense of belonging to the greater community. 

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Happy August, BES Families!I know the big question right now is: who does my child have for a teacher?!

Usually it's on the final report card.  Last school year we weren't ready to share that information. Because we had several positions to hire for, we needed to wait on sharing class placements.  On Wednesday, August, 10th we'll be mailing out welcome letters from your child's teacher.  That letter will tell you and your child who his or her teacher or homeroom is.  I hope this will be the only time we have to wait so late in the year to share the information!  Thank you for understanding. 

Two important dates to remember:

  • Our Open House is Tuesday, August 23rd 5:00-6:30.  
  • First day of school on Thursday, August 25th at 7:45 am.  We'll start our day off in the back circle for our annual first day of school pledge of allegiance.  Families are welcome to stay for this opening ceremony.

A few other things to know:

  • Bus routes will be published August 15th.  Butler's Bus Service is working on the routes now.  They don't have as many drivers this year, so routes need to be redone.
  • Free Lunch and Breakfast are once again available this year.  
  • Our beschool.org website has been redesigned. We will make every effort to keep it updated regularly.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone back in a few weeks! - Marla Ianello, Principal

6th Grade Families:

Dear 6th Grade Families -

A quick addition to the email I just sent:  I'm interviewing a potential 6th grade teacher this week. I don't know if everything will fall in place by the August 10th welcome letter.  The letter is likely to be signed by "The 6th Grade Team"

BES has been very lucky: we had 6 openings and have filled 5.  Teaching jobs are hard to fill, and upper grade math and science is one of the most difficult. 

If we don't hire a second 6th grade teacher, we have a creative plan that keeps the class in two smaller groups while getting instruction from a licensed teacher.  

Please let your child know that we'll have a plan before the Open House on the 23rd so they can come to the classroom and meet the teachers.  I'll keep you updated! - Marla Ianello, Principal

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