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the Bradford Parent Handbook 2013-2014
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Dear Bradford School Families,
Welcome to the opening of another exciting school year at Bradford School, the University Magnet, where everyone teaches and everyone learns. Every year our dedicated staff provides students with multiple opportunities to grow academically, socially and emotionally.
You can tell from the moment that you walk into a school whether the adults in the building care about kids, whether the kids love being in school, and whether everyone is focused on achieving a set of common goals. At Bradford, we recognize that every student is unique and learns in different ways, and we are committed to helping your child achieve his or her highest potential. Therefore, we will continue to offer a differentiated and challenging curriculum aligned to the Common Core State Standards and hold high expectations for each of our learners. Every minute of instruction counts. Our top priorities are your child’s achievement and well-being.
This year, we will continue to work closely with Montclair State University, taking advantage of being down the block from all the resources MSU has to offer. Learning experiences with MSU professors will take place at the University as well as at Bradford. In addition, we plan to continue our Bradford CARES character education program: CARES stands for the values of: Cooperation, Acceptance, Respect and Responsibility, Empathy, and Sharing; we will focus on a different value and anti-bullying lesson each month. Exposure to foreign language will be achieved through the SALSA video program (K-2), and the Spanish for Kids program (3-5). If you are a native Spanish speaker and would like to volunteer to help teach Spanish at Bradford, please let us know!
Developing a partnership with the families of Bradford is a paramount focus. This parent handbook is designed to provide every caregiver with information that will allow us to operate the school with a common understanding of what is critical to teaching and learning. Please read through the handbook and familiarize yourself with its contents, as collaboration with you is critical to a successful school year.
We thank you for allowing us the opportunity to guide your child on their educational journey. If you have any questions or concerns, please address them first to the teacher and then to the office. We are always willing to listen and discuss. We invite you to become as active a member of our learning community as you can.
We look forward to highly productive and dynamic school year!
Naomi Kirkman and the Bradford Staff
Page Updated: Sep 05, 2013