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August 4, 2016

Dear Bradfield Families, 
Welcome to Bradfield's 2016-2017 school year. This is a very special year -- we are celebrating Bradfield's 90th anniversary of providing a setting where teachers and staff help children learn and grow! I am honored to serve as this year's PTA President during the year when our theme is Bradfield Celebrates 90. We have a lot to celebrate - our students, our faculty and our community! I am proud to be a part of our Bradfield family and I am looking forward to all of the exciting events sponsored by the PTA.
The PTA's goal for fundraising remains unchanged - to provide opportunities for our children to continue to receive the VERY best education possible. 
Why does the PTA need to raise money?
Highland Park Independent School District gives more than 70% of our tax dollars to the state of Texas every year. In order to maintain the caliber of education in our district, the PTA helps bridge the gap. 
How do we spend the money?
Last year the PTA and Dads Club gifted almost $800,000 to Bradfield. Educational excellence is an investment. The PTA funds ongoing expenses like:
  • Teaching assistants to help students one on one
  • Passport to Spanish program
  • Classroom libraries
  • Teacher continuing education
  • Paper and Toner
  • Science supplies
  • Field trips
  • Computers and software
 
Click HERE to view our spring and fall gift reports provides a detailed accounting of PTA funds.   
How can I help?
Please consider Bradfield in your charitable giving. This is a direct investment in your child's daily educational experience. You have an opportunity to make a difference in our school. Support our fundraisers and attend events.
For the past 90 years, our parent involvement has been one of the greatest factors in Bradfield's excellence. Programs like Adventure Dash Fun Run (our new fall fundraiser), Artsonia, Fall Carnival and the Bradfield auction (our largest fundraising event), combined with generous donations from the Dads Club to support special projects, ensure that our students continue to be inspired and have the resources and tools they need.
We have prepared this Giving Guide to explain how you can donate your dollars and time to Bradfield to continue our tradition of excellence in supporting students at our school. Please pay special attention to the opportunities available during Back to School Sign Up from August 4-12.
Thank you for your generous support.  Help us celebrate Bradfield's 90th birthday and our outstanding students this year by making a donation!
Sincerely,
 
Chris Palmer
2016-17 Bradfield PTA President