Lower School Newsletter

Dear Clayton-Bradley Families,

I am so excited to get to know our new students. It is also great to see all our returning students. During the first couple of weeks of school, we spent a lot of time getting to know each other and sharing who we were at CBA.

Your children have heard about our mission, vision, and purpose. During morning announcements, I share this month’s Lifelong Guideline and this week’s LIFESKILL. We’ve talked about how to show caring to each other. Using common sense is a choice that can have good or bad results. This week we are learning about cooperation and working together. All of these LIFESKILLS build on relationships here at CBA. Please take time to discuss these skills with your children.

I had the opportunity to read a book in all of the first through fifth-grade classrooms called Kindness Counts. It is about a little boy in fourth grade who learns what it means to do a random act of kindness. At the end of the story, I challenged the students to think of a way to do a random act of kindness, whether at school or at home. I explained to them that a random act of kindness is a surprise that goes above and beyond, you don’t expect anything in return, and it makes you feel good inside. Ask your child about this book and what they thought about it. I’m hoping they are thinking of a way to show a random act of kindness.

I’m excited to begin this year with you all!


Mary Liford, M.Ed.

Principal PreK-5