June 30, 2015

Welcome to Bradford Elementary!


Our Office Staff

Principal - Cindy Lee

 New Assistant Principal - Bertha Carrasco

New Counselor - Jenny Combest

Secretary - Catherine Dickison

Office Clerk - Deborah Hinojosa

New Reading Intervention Specialist - Patricia Jost

Math Intervention Specialist - Loann Baker

Social Worker - Debbie Ramon


Congratulations to our 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Herrera for winning SAISD's Teacher of the Week contest for January 19-23rd! She is pictured with her nominating student, Joseph Cervantes.

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On November 14, 2014 Principal Cindy Lee was presented a check for $997.50 from the San Angelo Schools Foundation for the Bradford Elementary Art Walk Project which will take place May 21st 2015! We would like to give a big THANK YOU to the foundation for their contribution to Bradford Elementary!

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STAAR 2015


Feb. 16 - 4th Writing

Feb. 17 - 5th Reading

March 9 - 5th Math

March 10 - 3rd and 4th Math

March 11 - 3rd and 4th Reading; 5th Science



STAAR Testing

March 30 - 4th Writing I

March 31 - 4th Writing II; 5th Reading


April 20 - 5th Math

April 21 - 3rd and 4th Math

April 22 - 3rd and 4th Reading; 5th Science


Please have your child/children here for Benchmark testing and STAAR testing if at all possible.  Students do better testing in class than in a make up session.



Spring Holidays and Early Release Information


March 16 to 20 - Spring Break

April 3 - Bad Weather Day; holiday if not used

May 18 - Bad Weather Day; holiday if not used

May 25 - Memorial Day Holiday

May 29 - Last day of School; EARLY RELEASE @ 1:30




Bad Weather

Please check local news stations for information about schools having a delayed start or cancellation due to bad weather.

If there is a 2 hour delay, we will open the campus at 9:30.  Students will need to arrive between 9:30 and 10:00. 


Thank you parents for reading with your kids at home! Reading on level material to them or with them will help them make huge gains in reading fluency and comprehension. 

All teachers are sending home passages weekly, so be sure to find it in your child's Monday Folder and keep it available all week to read.  Kids are checked on Monday and then again on Friday to see how much they improve.  It gives kids a big boost of confidence to see how much they can improve when they practice all week.



Visiting Bradford and VIPS

All visitors to the campus must sign in at the office and get a sticker.  Please bring your driver's licence to check in.  This is district policy for all SAISD schools.

If you would like to volunteer on our campus you must complete the VIPS information online.  To fill out the form go to saisd.org.  You will find the information on the district home page.

***Anyone who wants to go to the class parties must have filled out the VIPS information.  This is for the safety of all students.  We will have parties at Christmas, on Valentine's Day, and on the last day of school.  Please get your VIPS done as soon as you can so that you can attend.




Homework will be practice activities to support student learning at school.  Our main goal is for students to read for at least 20 minutes and to practice math facts

1st - 5th grade teachers will send home a reading passage every Monday.  This may be hard for some students at this time, so we ask that you read to them or with them if they have trouble.  Please read that passage every night, and hopefully by Friday they will be able to read the passage and answer grade level comprehension questions in class.


School Hours

PLEASE have your child on campus by 7:40.

Students are released to go to class at 7:35.


Students will go to class, NOT THE OFFICE, if they are tardy.  Tardies will be put in the computer and tracked.

It is important for your kids to be in class and ready to learn at 7:45.  Teachers will start the day with a warm-up activity every morning. 

If your child is 5 minutes late for one week, they have missed 35 minutes of important instruction time!


K students will go to the cafeteria before 7:35

1-3 students will go to the 1st grade hallway

3 - 5 students will go to the gym before 7:35

Breakfast will be served to all students at 7:40.  Breakfast will be put away by 7:55, so if your child is late they will not be able to have breakfast.  Regular instruction will start at 8:00.


Bradford is a NO BULLYING School!

Bullying happens...

When someone with greater power

unfairly hurts someone

with less power

over and over again.

Students often have conflict as they learn to make friends and deal with other students at school.  These conflicts are normal and are learning experiences, especially for our younger students.

If your child is being bullied, more than likely they won't tell due to a threat from the bully.  Watch for changes in your child's personality.  If you see signs such as not eatting, not wanting to attend various events such as school, sports, church, and other normal things, there may be a bullying issue.  Talk to your child and contact the school or other adults where your child may be on a regular basis to ask for help.