Bradleynet is a moderated email list, sponsored by the Bradley Hills Elementary School
(BHES) Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Executive Board and provided as a service to
keep community members informed of important information.

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Contact List Moderator/Submit Community Announcement: bnetmoderator@yahoo.com


How – and what – can I post to Bradleynet?

Bradleynet is an announcement-only list, not a discussion list. Only official BHES
announcements from MCPS, the school, the PTA or the Bradley Hills Education
Foundation should be submitted for posting to Bradleynet. Typical content appropriate
for Bradleynet includes announcements and reminders of official meetings and school
events, schoolwide requests for volunteers, emergency closing announcements
and information on education topics. Such announcements may be submitted to:
bradleynet@yahoogroups.com

Can I advertise on Bradleynet?

No. Business advertisements, solicitations or mass mailings are never accepted.

What types of posts are appropriate for Bradleynet?
  • Announcements and reminders of meetings and school events
  • Requests for volunteers
  • Emergency closing announcements and follow-up
  • Educational topics covering a wide range of areas

What is considered inappropriate content for Bradleynet?
  • Business advertisement
  • Discussing specific teachers, students, parents or staff members
  • All personal attacks, hostile remarks, and foul language
  • Non-PTA and non-BHES related information
  • Virus alerts (unless you have verified through your anti-virus software manufacturer), chain letters or other difficult-to-verify messages
  • Attachments
  • All advertisements that offer items for sale, help wanted or help needed, recommendations, ads for non-PTA sponsored events, lost and found items, and other non-school community-related news. See next section for more on how to post pertinent community announcements.
Reminder: Business advertising is not accepted on Bradleynet -- neither in regular postings nor in the weekly community announcements.

How can I share information about non-school sponsored activities, like childcare
available/wanted, yard sales, etc., that’s not suitable for regular Bradleynet posting?

The Bradleynet Weekly Community Announcements that are disseminated on Fridays
include such announcements and information of potential interest to the BHES
community that are not officially connected to the school or PTA. Such items will be
reviewed by moderator and considered for inclusion in the Weekly Announcements.
With the exception of business advertising, which is never accepted, items may be
submitted via email (250 or fewer words, preferably) with subject line “Community
Announcements” by the preceding Thursday to: bnetmoderator@yahoo.com

What happens if I try to post inappropriate messages?
  • The first time you will be reminded via email about the proper usage of Bradleynet
  • After the second warning, anyone who does not adhere to the above guidelines will be deleted as a subscriber

BradleyNet Do’s and Don’ts

Do:
  • Put a topic in the subject line
  • “Sign” messages with your first and last name. A shown email address doesn't count as a “signed name”
  • Reply only to the individual sender
  • Put school name in the subject line if the message is being forwarded from cluster schools
  • Email all Community Announcement messages directly to bnetmoderator@yahoo.com, to be included in one weekly posting each Friday
  • Email your Bradleynet moderator if you have questions: bnetmoderator@yahoo.com
Do Post:
  • Messages regarding announcements and reminders of PTA and
  • BHES meetings and events
  • Requests for BHES and PTA volunteers only
  • Emergency closing announcements and follow-up
  • Questions about who to contact for information about the school
  • Educational topics covering a wide range of areas
Don’t:
  • Reply to the full list
  • Discuss specific teachers, students, parents or staff members
  • Include attachments
  • Send out a message if you have any doubts about its appropriateness
  • Use BradleyNet as “discussion board”
  • Share email addresses with people who are not BradleyNet subscribers
Don't Post:
  • Personal attacks, hostile remarks, and foul language
  • Non-PTA and non-BHES related information including playdates, activities and class rosters
  • Virus alerts (unless you have verified them through your anti-virus software manufacturer), chain letters or other difficult-to-verify messages
  • Notices that offer items for sale, help wanted or needed, recommendations, publicity for non-PTA sponsored community events and other community-related news. Send these ads to be included in the Weekly Community announcements
  • Business related, political, insulting or discussion messages