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Welcome Back to a Fun School Year! SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST: THE BRADLEY SCHOOL EMPLOYEES WILL BE TAKING THEIR SECOND ANNUAL TRIP TO FRIPP ISLAND, SC FROM SEPTEMBER 1315. IF AT ALL POSSIBLE PLEASE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO PICK YOUR CHILDREN UP EARLY SO THAT OUR GREAT STAFF CAN GET ON THE ROAD! THE INNAUGRAL TRIP WAS TO CELEBRATE THE SCHOOLS’ NATIONAL ACCREDITATION. WE ARE NECPA ACCREDITED!! WE ARE NOW CELEBRATING THE QUALITY RATED PROCESS. WHEELER PINES IS OFFICIALLY QUALITY RATED. OAKBROOK AND GREENBRIER AREN’T FAR BEHIND AS WE WILL BE RECEIVING OUR SCORES SOON! WE WANT TO GIVE THANKS TO OUR STAFF FOR THEIR DESIRE TO GROW AS EDUCATORS AND FOR PROVIDING THE BEST POSSIBLE CARE FOR YOUR CHILDREN! PLEASE SEE YOUR ADMINISTRATORS IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!
Summer has ended faster than ice cream on a cone melts. From sno-cone trucks to the reptile man, we’ve had a lot of fun this summer at The Bradley Schools. It is hard to believe that the school year has already begun. But the first two weeks are over, and we are back into that routine! We’ve got a lot to learn this year, and we have fun extra curricular activities as well. Be sure to stop by the front desk an pick up applications for our Ballet class taught by instructors from Augusta West Dance Studio. See your administration for more information. We also provide a Computer Pals class. In this class your child will learn basic computer skills through the aid of age-
appropriate games and activities. The children enrolled in this program have a great time and learn valuable lessons! Please see your administration for more
puter Pals begin the Music and Movement class. This class is designed to introduce children to the basic concepts of music as well as the variety of instruments. Please see your administration for more information. We are glad to provide these services for you to choose from and hope that you enjoy them!
Ballet classes begin September 9, 2013. Register Today! information. The Bradley Schools will also be introducing a brand new extracurricular activity! We are excited to have Ms. Julie from Com-
As the school year continues, more fun family activities will be planned. From our Halloween parade to our Thanksgiving luncheon, there will always be something to do1 We will also have a newsletter provided to you every other month on our newly constructed website, www.thebradleyschools.com. Let’s have a great year with The Bradley Schools!
Tell Me More about Quality Rated! You’ve heard the ads on the radio, you may have even seen the commercials! But what is Quality Rated (QR)? It is an exciting new program in the state of Georgia. This program is designed to help you choose the right school for your child. We are excited to announce that
Wheeler Pines Preschool is now Quality Rated! Through the dedication of the administration and staff, Wheeler Pines received two stars! What an achievement! Make sure you congratulate the teachers and staff when you get a chance. Oakbrook Preschool and Greenbrier Pre-
school are also pursuing Quality Rated. Administration will submit a detailed electronic portfolio,, and within 60 days assessors will be sent to evaluate each school. The schools are set to submit before Labor day! Visit www.qualityrated.org for more information.
Let’s Welcome our New Teachers The Bradley Schools are so happy to welcome new members to our family! We love getting to meet new people who are devoted to our field of early care and learning. Join us in welcoming them!
“There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer , and the morning more fragrant than ever.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence
Wheeler Pines Preschool has six new teachers. Andrea Kitchens transferred from Oakbrook Preschool and is working in T3A. Zara Bowman and Jordan Cheatham are new to T3B. Zara has transferred from Oakbrook pre-
school as well. Heather Unroe is the new lead teacher for GA Pre-K. Abbey Brame is the assistant in GA Pre-K. Heather transferred from Greenbrier Preschool, and Abbey transferred from Oakbrook Preschool. Last but not least, Lindsay Goodpasture is the new after-school teacher. Greenbrier Preschool has five new teachers. April Skinner is working in our Infant room. Jordan Mahaffey is spending time in all of the classrooms
Wheeler Pines Preschool has a new Director! Shannon Starkey has been employed by the Bradley Schools since 2009. She has worked at all three locations. She has been a jack
of all trades! Shannon has worked in every single classroom, including Georgia Pre-K!
Shannon received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources from DeVry University. She currently serves as an active member of the Georgia Association on Young Children (GAYC) and the National Association for the Education of Young
Family Spotlight: The Martins Christopher, a former U.S. Marine, has been an RN at Doctor’s Hospital for four years. Caitlin is the lead teacher in the T2B classroom at Greenbrier Preschool. She has been working with T2B for two years! Chris and Caitlin’s daughter Addison is known as Addy by her friends, family, and teachers in the infant room. Chris THE
Be sure to read each teacher’s biography posted near their classroom door. You can learn more about their qualifications, personal interests, and families. We are glad to have them on board!
Meet Your Director: Shannon Starkey While The Bradley Schools were sad to see the departure of Director Carmen Stewart, of Wheeler Pines, we are happy to see the promotion of her replacement !
Shannon Starkey is the new Director at Wheeler Pines Preschool
as Greenbrier’s floater. Leah Taylor is new to the T1A classroom. Jasmine Houston is new to the T2B classroom., and Danielle Boltin is new to the T3A classroom.
and Caitlin also have two fur babies: Daisy Marie and Charlie. In their spare time Chris loves to work on his 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS; Caitlin loves to bake and read; Addy loves to play with her “Crazy Daisy,” put everything in her mouth, and to eat her favorite foods like squash and Ms. Kim’s mashed potatoes!
Children (NAEYC). Shannon has been married to her husband Andy for eleven years, They have three children: Austin (12), Tyler (10), and Katie(1). In her spare time Shannon loves to spend time with her family out on the boat, or making hair bows for her daughter.