Smile Big Foundation - Justin William Bradfield

A.L.I.C.E. security bars installed to help protect our children in the event of a threatening intruder

Posted on: September 25th, 2014 by ryanb

security bar

 

Continuing our motto and mission Keeping our children safe one project at a time, The Smile BIG Foundation has purchased security bars that are currently being installed on every door inside the Janesville School.  These security bars are used in coordination with the A.L.I.C.E (Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate) program that the school has been training for in the event of a threatening intruder to help keep our children safe.  From inside the class room this bar can be inserted in a bracket attached to the door which physically locks the door to the frame from inside the room.  This way from outside the room the door cannot be breached.  We ask parents, PLEASE, sit down with your children and ask them about these bars and help them understand what they are for and why they are needed.  Please explain to them, that these bars are NOT toys and they are NOT to be played with. We hope and pray these bars are never needed, but in an event they may need to be used, they need to remain in tact and in good working order.

Approval Letter From Iowa DOE and Permission From School Board to Proceed

Posted on: April 16th, 2014 by ryanb

In last weeks JCSD School Board meeting The Smile BIG Foundation received approval to install Safe Zone sensors on the remaining five buses.  Click here to read the approval letter >>>Student Detection System Eval Results<<<

Sensors Approved!!!!!!

Posted on: January 23rd, 2014 by ryanb

GREAT NEWS to warm your heart on a horribly cold winter day!!

We received a call from the State of Iowa Department of Transportation Director, Max Christensen.  The Smile BIG Pilot Program was a success!  We were told the sensors have been approved and we can install sensors on all of our buses in Janesville.  More details will follow when we receive the “official” letter from Max; however, we wanted to share this great news with everyone.

Our next step will be to set up a meeting with Bob Hanson, Janesville CSD Transportation director, Mr. Meaney and the school board to ask for approval to have the Safe Zone sensors installed on all of our buses.

Smile BIG for Justin today!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this project a success!

 

Keeping our children safe, one project at a time!

Ryan, Kim. Traci, Mary, Teresa, Shelly, Lindsey

Holiday Community Update Letter

Posted on: January 1st, 2014 by ryanb

SBF Holiday Update Letter 2013

Community Update

Posted on: October 22nd, 2013 by ryanb

The Smile BIG Foundation, as we all know, headed up a state-wide pilot program that will hopefully allowIowaschool districts to utilize child detection systems on their busses.  These sensors would be an aid to the school bus operator, to make sure their blind spots are clear of danger and to help prevent another tragedy.  Four school districts; Waverly-Shell Rock, Spencer, Union, and Janesville, each equipped two school busses, one with the Rostra child detection system and one with the Safe Zone system. Through your generous donations and support, the Smile BIG Foundation was able to fund all expenses incurred during this pilot program.

 

At the end of September, the pilot program officially ended.  We are now eagerly awaiting the verdict from Max Christenson of the Iowa Department of Education.  We hope to hear from him on or before October 31st!

 

October 31st will mark two years since Justin Bradfield was killed in a school bus tragedy. Because Justin touched so many of us in the Janesvillecommunity, The Smile BIG Foundation will be hanging up blue ribbons on Main StreetSunday the 27th – November 3rd, in celebration of his life.

 

We want to thank everyone for their support and patience while we await the decision from the Department of Education.  Once this project is concluded, we will begin pursing several other projects and will continue to work on Keeping our children safe, one project at a time. 

 

SmileBIG!

Kim and Ryan Bradfield

Traci Berry

Mary Dove

Teresa Gergen

Shelly Bromwich

Lindsey Keller

CROSS YOUR FINGERS!!!!!

Posted on: October 10th, 2013 by ryanb

The pilot program has officially ended.  The decision that would allow Iowa schools to use child detection systems on their busses is now in the hands of the Iowa Department of Education.  Soon we should know the answer if we can or cannot continue using these systems on our busses.  A special thanks to the schools that participated in the pilot program; Waverly/Shell Rock, Spencer, Union, and of course Janesville schools.  Thank you for all your input and participation with this project.

Couldn’t Have Done It Without You

Posted on: August 25th, 2013 by ryanb

A special Thank You going out to everyone who participated and volunteered in last weekends 2nd annual Smile BIG 5K.  We could not have done it without all of you.  It turned out to be yet another very sucessful turn out with 159 registered run/walkers.

2013 5K Posted Results

Posted on: August 25th, 2013 by ryanb

By clicking this link, it will take you to our website and will display last weekend 5k results.

http://smilebigfoundation.com/index.php/smile-big-foundation/calendar-of-events/smile-big-5k/

Saturday’s 5K

Posted on: August 15th, 2013 by ryanb

It’s not too late to participate in the Smile BIG 5K run/walk this weekend, August 17th.  Unfortunately, it’s past the deadline to receive a t-shirt, but you can still sign up to participate in the race.  Get your registrations to Kim Bradfield.  Register now for $20.00.  On race day it will go up to $25.00 and don’t forget there will also be a pancake breakfast during and after the race that is open to everyone, racing or not.  Meal will be provided if you entered the race.  It’s open to the public with a free will donation.  Race day registration & packet pick-up starts at 7:00am and the race begins at 8:30am.

 

SEE YOU THERE!!!!!!!

Registration with credit card payment for the 2nd Annual Smile BIG 5K is now available

Posted on: July 8th, 2013 by ryanb

If you would like to register for the 5K online with a credit card click here -> http://smilebigfoundation.com/index.php/smile-big-foundation/calendar-of-events/smile-big-5k/