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I'm so happy you're visiting my webpage!  Here you will find a weekly update about what's happening at school! 


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Week 9 Principal's Message

October 28  2013


One fourth of our school year is over!  Hopefully by now you’ve attended, or plan to attend, a conference with your child’s teacher and have discussed academic and developmental progress to date as well as goals for the remainder of the year.  While we are a very busy campus, our reason for being here is to make sure your child is learning and growing and is successful!  Thank you for always being our steadfast partner in this endeavor!


It is time for Carnival!  I hope you are planning to come and be a part of this great fun-filled family event!  I want you to be aware of several changes in routine for this year’s Carnival: 

  • Southern Avenue will be closed to car traffic on Friday after morning carpool as several rides and attractions will be located on Southern Ave. 
  • Friday will be a no-backpack or lunch kit day.  If your child is bringing their lunch, please send it in disposable packaging.  Without a backpack or lunch-kit, your child will be good to go to Carnival right from school! 
  • Children will be dismissed to parents at dismissal time to go to Carnival.  There will not be carpool on Friday afternoon as Southern Ave. will be closed to car traffic.


The Bradfield Carnival is completely planned and executed by our parents!  Thank you for the tremendous amount of time and effort that goes into this wonderful event!  Many thanks to Allison Lent, Kim Mauser and Emily Smith for leading this year’s Carnival and to all of our volunteers and sponsors!


Whether it’s in the halls as you’re going to your fall conference or eating cotton candy at the Bradfield Carnival, I love to…


See YOU at school,



Bradfield Update Week 4



Bradfield is a dynamic community of deeply committed people.  If you were able to take a wide-angle view at any given time last week you would find: children having rich and robust conversations about the character in the book they were reading; teachers collaborating on how to best teach and serve the individual learners in their care; parents and teachers helping children to be leaders throughout the day; parents at home talking about learning and successful learning habits during homework time; parents working out details for “Johnny’s Place” and planning for the Bradfield Instructional Garden/ Outdoor Classroom; parents organizing our upcoming Carnival and Family Picnic; kids, teachers and parents talking about the importance of character and friendship throughout our Boosterthon week; and perhaps most prevalent, happy Broncos coming to school in the morning ready to learn and grow!

Thank you for your incredible support in everything we do.  Thank you for making Boosterthon about helping Bradfield rather than prizes.  Thank you for your continual unfailing partnership in the most important work we will ever do together:  providing strong foundation for your children’s bright futures.

Whether it’s in the carpool line, in the cafeteria, or in the hall before your debut as “Mystery Reader”, I love to…

See YOU at school,


Bradfield Weekly Updates

Week 2!


Being a Bradfield Bronco is not for the faint of heart!  We have a very busy week ahead of us!  Tomorrow night is Curriculum Night and a most important night for our parents.  You will learn about the academic plans your child’s teacher has for the year as well as hear briefly from Room Moms and Room Dads.  The schedule for the evening is PPCD/Pre-K at 4:00; Kindergarten at 5:00; First and Second at 5:30; Specials at 5:45 and Fourth grade at 6:00. 


On Wednesday morning at 8:05 on the front lawn, we will honor Patriots’ Day, September 11, with our annual Flag Ceremony.  All of our students will gather around our Bradfield flag pole to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in unison.  This is a special occasion and you are more than welcome to join us.


The first Dads Club meeting of the year will be from 7:00-8:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 12!  Mrs. Graeber will be cooking a wonderful breakfast and the featured speaker is the new Athletics Director for HPISD, Johnny Ringo.  Jeff Eckert is our Dads Club President and has a great plan for the year.  Every Bronco Dad is welcome and expected! 


The first Snack Shack of the year winds up our week!  Every fourth grade class will have the opportunity to host one Snack Shack and proceeds are used for the Fourth Grade gift to Bradfield when they move on to MIS.  Snack Shack is set up on the front lawn at dismissal and every sweet treat imaginable will be on sale!


Parking is at a premium for all of these activities.   Our neighbors and friends at Highland Park Village are happy to have you park in their lots and walk across Douglas or Mockingbird to school.  Dads, I especially need your help by not parking in the teacher parking lot before school for your meeting as it keeps our staff from being able to park when they come to school for the day.


Whether it’s at Curriculum Night or Snack Shack or Dads Club, I love to ….


See YOU at school,





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