Today is #GivingTuesday!

We’re raising money for Friends of Braddock Drive Gifted Magnet School.  Today, November 28, 2017, Facebook will:

  • Partner with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to match up to $2 million in donations that are made on Facebook to eligible U.S.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofits.
  • Waive all fees on donations that are made to eligible U.S.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofits on Facebook from 12:00 AM EST on November 28, 2017 to 11:59 PM HST on November 28, 2017.
  • Match up to a total of £200,000 in donations that are made on Facebook to nonprofits based in the United Kingdom. Given that Facebook’s donation features recently launched in the U.K., Giving Tuesday donation matching will only be available to U.K. nonprofits that can already receive donations on Facebook. We plan to expand donation matching to more U.K. nonprofits for Giving Tuesday in 2018. (There are currently no fees on donations that are made to U.K. nonprofits on Facebook.)

Click here to donate to Friends of Braddock and your donation will be matched!

No tricks. Just treats.
How adorable were the kids parading around in their costumes? We had everyone from Darth Vader to Dinosaurs at Braddock, and the “papa”razzi was in full effect.

From our new Fall Gardening Program to field trips and assemblies, there is much to report on this month. Next month’s newsletter submissions will be due the week before Thanksgiving, and we will still have a December 1st release.

If you don’t see something you want to know about, let us know at braddockmagnews@gmail.com

In the mean time, let’s get right to the news …

SECOND GRADE

On October 20th, the second graders, sporting all red shirts, boarded a bus to the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. Their field trip included a scavenger hunt for seashells, seagull feathers, seaweed, and rocks. They drew circles in the sand around trash, so that it was more easily located by a cleanup crew. Inside the aquarium, the students touched sea stars, Chestnut Hermit Crabs, and lots of fish!

Prior to the trip, the students completed a project about penguins, where each group of three was assigned a different type of penguin. In class, they studied about the healing and regrowth of coral reef.

Second grade is reading Stuart Little in class, and in math, they are working on multi-step word problems, multiplication, and two digit addition/subtraction.

THIRD GRADE

Novels completed:
– The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
– The Witches by Roald Dahl

Novels in progress:
– Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
– The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

Writing:
Students have written six paragraph informational reports on world biomes, first person character backstories and are currently working on opinion writing.

Math has included concepts of inverse operations and relationships of factors in multiplication and division. Students have learned how to multiply by two digit numbers, work long division problems, simplify fractions and find equivalent fractions. Cooperative teams have been working on CGI math, such as solving real world problems in equal sharing.

We have begun work on this year’s musical. We are working on movement and choreography as well as character development. We have begun to work with the band instruments that are part of the show.

Our tech projects include creating science related comic strips, using art software, and creating short animations in Frames animation software.

FOURTH GRADE

The October Stem Challenge in fourth grade was to create a Pumpkin Stand with only flexible straws, 3 feet of masking take, and scissors.

Everyone accomplished the challenge and the two teams who had the most creative stands won pumpkins!

Also for the month of October, fourth graders are reading the whole class novel, Wonder. The challenge for them is to choose kindness for our classroom community. Furthermore, we are focusing on the fourth grade standards of character analysis to infer character traits and analyzing point of view as the novel is told in many different perspectives. Our classroom project that students are still finalizing is a word cloud for the character of Via. A word cloud is an image composed of words used in a particular text or subject, in which the size of each word indicates its frequency or importance. We are using the character traits of Via to create an image of her with those words. We co-created a word cloud of Via using a website called Tagxedo on my computer. Attached is the co-created word cloud.

Lastly, as we analyze characters in Wonder, we are also analyzing characters in a different manner through our Shared Reading texts for the week. We have been using our critical media lenses to discuss characters in the Disney stories of Peter Man as well as Mulan. We have been digging deeper in the portrayal of stereotypes of men and women in these stories through the analysis of the characters’ roles in the stories.

Fourth graders are critical thinkers and engineers in Room 9!

By: Rabell Afridi

FIFTH GRADE

Language Arts: During the month of November, we will be shifting our focus from narrative writing, to the informational writing genre. Students will be collecting ideas and subjects that will become the topics of their papers. Students will dedicate their Writer’s Workshop to learning, developing and extending their knowledge about the informational genre. The culmination of the unit, will be an in class informational piece of writing.

Math: This month in math, students will also be transitioning from the exploration and application of decimals to fractions. Students will be given the opportunity to apply their fraction knowledge when they construct their own Bakery through an in class project.

Science: Our science unit for this month is Watery Planet. We will be doing hands on activities and experiments through mystery science. We will also be using our Foss book and materials to further supplement and investigate the water cycle.

Social Studies: We will be focusing on life in the early colonies. Students will investigate what it was like to live in the 13 colonies. Students will take on the role of colonists and put together a poster to try to persuade others to come settle in their assigned colony.

GARDENING ATTIRE

Braddock’s Gardening Program has begun! Please be sure to dress your child accordingly with closed toed shoes, appropriate clothes, and sunscreen per the schedule below.

Every day, 3-4 Braddock teachers will rotate through a 45 minute morning class, and every Braddock classroom will have Gardening twice this fall as part of this special Gardening Program. For the Magnet program, here is the current schedule:

Wed 10/25 Ms.S
Th 10/26 Ms. Hart

Wed 11/1 Ms. Afridi
Th 11/2 Ms. Benitez
Wed 11/15 Ms.S
Th 11/16 Ms. Hart
Wed 11/29 Ms. Afridi
Th 11/30 Ms. Benitez

WE HAVE A WINNER!
We set out with a goal of 100% participation in our annual fundraiser, and 3rd and 4th grade really showed out, topping all the rest! They were nearly tied at 74%, so both classes will be receiving a pizza party!

We had 64% participation in the fund drive! All of the classes did so well, the board has decided that popsicles are in order! Some time before the Thanksgiving break, all magnet students will be surprised with a popsicle party for their handwork fundraising this year.

The numbers for annual giving this year are fantastic. You all worked so hard to make this happen.

 

Lastly, a huge thank you to every family who donated!

Our overall goal was $30,000 for this fundraiser, and we are still just shy of it. Though the competition is over, we will fundraise through Parent/Teacher Conference Week. There will be a box in each classroom, where you can donate to Friends of Braddock during the conference with your child’s teacher.

It’s never too late to donate, so that your child can benefit from field trips, a teacher’s assistant, and an enhanced experience at Braddock Gifted Magnet:

1. Send a check to school in your child’s homework folder. Label the envelope “FOB Annual Giving, c/o Diego, Room 9” and indicate your child’s name and grade in the notes section of the check.

2. Donate via the PayPal link on our website: http://www.braddockgftedmagnet.org/ Type your child’s name and grade in the optional “Note” box. You can choose to pay now or in future installments, which can be set up through the Paypal link.

WHO’S RUNNIN’ THINGS?

Let’s get healthy!! Drop off your child as early as 7:40am for RUNNING CLUB (1st-5th grade)! Ms Martinez and 2 Magnet parent volunteers will help guide your child as they run laps near the Reading Garden to collect rewards and get some exercise!

After you drop off your child this early, stay and help other kids get to school safely by volunteering in the valet lane. If every parent puts in 2-3 shifts for the school year, valet lane would be fully covered!

Interested parents can send Mrs. Granados and Grace Ma an email. Mrs. Granados will then send home an authorization form. Parents then join with on the job training.

SAVE THE DATE: MATH NIGHT

Save the date for the upcoming Braddock Math Night on Thursday November 16 from 5-6pm, hosted by our wonderful Braddock teachers! Activities will include Math-themed rooms! More information to come.

BRADDOCK AND THE BEE

We came in FIRST PLACE in The Del Rey Bee spelling competition at today’s 2017 Del Rey Day. Good job on our two students finishing in the final three, and taking home the trophy! Go Braddock Bobcats!!!

KALEIDOSCOPE BRINGS CLASSICAL MUSIC TO YOUR CHILDREN

With the help of an anonymous $250,000 gift, some students in both the Gifted Magnet program and the Traditional Program will benefit from the work of the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra.

Kaleidoscope recently formed a partnership with Braddock for a new education program providing music appreciation classes to 100 students each week, leading to instrumental instruction in the future.

This chamber orchestra is unique in its fourth season featuring 24 premieres from 18 living composers, actively working to provide more opportunity to women composers and composers of color. Performances dot the greater Los Angeles area from the Walt Disney Concert Hall downtown to First Presbyterian in Santa Monica, reaching new and more diverse audiences also through a donation based “pay what you can” model. Most performances this season are at 10PM on Saturdays in downtown Los Angeles, and 2PM on Sundays in Santa Monica.

More news is coming soon, but this program will start with Ms. S’ class and three of the traditional school classes. For more information on Kaleidoscope, their website is an amazing reference in English and Spanish.

http://www.kco.la/

SCIENCE CENTER AT BRADDOCK
California Science Center conducted assemblies on campus for the entire school! Not only did your children build and launch rockets, they experimented with a number of chemical reactions.

This event was funded by FOB and SBDES These are your donation dollars at work. Thank you!

FIRST “FUN”RAISER A GREAT SUCCESS
THE first “Fun”raiser of the school year, our Diwali Game Night Party, was a lovely time to meet other Braddock Magnet Parents. Partygoers enjoyed Indian food and culture, while raising funds for our kids. We appreciate everyone that came and supported this event! A huge thank you to our wonderful hostess and Braddock parent, Nisha Thaker Vora!

YOU SHOP. AMAZON GIVES.
If you’re like many people these days, Amazon is probably already something you use to buy presents or items you need around the house.

With the Amazon Smiles program, everything you buy is done through a special link that sends a portion of Amazon’s profits to Braddock Gifted. That new Android app or that cool new gizmo can not only make you happy, but it can help educate our children.

Please bookmark the Amazon Smiles page and use it when you shop on Amazon — nothing else will change, but you’ll be investing in your own family.
CLICK ON THE AMAZON SMILE BUTTON BELOW

You Have A Friend Request

If you’re not a part of the Parents of Braddock Gifted Magnet Facebook group, you’re really missing out.

58 members strong, you won’t find the latest memes or chain letters you have to send to ten people or you’ll have horrible luck.

What you’ll find is …
Event updates, like our Beautification Day (more on that in a moment)
Extracurricular activities available to your kids, like Telescope Night at Marina del Rey Middle School
Volunteer opportunities
and much more!

Please log into Facebook, cruise past your notifications and join the group to find out what’s going on!

GROW THE FAMILY
If you have any friends with gifted kids at other schools that are looking for a great school, invite them to the upcoming Braddock Gifted Magnet tour on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 8:30am!

11/6-11/9 Parent Teacher Conference Week
11/6 Minimum Day (School ends at 12:40pm)
11/7 Mandarin Tour (9am)
11/7 Regular Dismissal (THIS IS A TUESDAY WITH NO EARLY OUT)
11/8 Minimum Day (School ends at 12:40pm)
11/9 Minimum Day (School ends at 12:40pm)
11/9 CHOICES CLOSES
11/10 Veterans Day (NO SCHOOL)
11/14 Picture Makeup Day
11/14 Early Dismissal (1:25pm)
11/20-24 Thanksgiving Break (NO SCHOOL)
11/28 Early Dismissal (1:25)
11/30 Anti-Bullying Puppet Show (3rd Grade Only)

October Monthly Magnet Newsletter

Let’s Get Ready To Roar.

Welcome to The Monthly Magnet, a newsletter intended to bring you the news about what’s going on with the people who take care of the most important people in our lives: our children. 

I’m your Editor in Chief, Myshell Tabu. This isn’t just a broadcast, it’s a conversation. If you don’t see something you want to know about, let me know!

If you would like to submit a story to The Monthly Magnet, please email BraddockMagNews@gmail.com. Submissions (suggestions, pictures, reminders, events) should be sent  by the last week of October for next month’s newsletter. The Monthly Magnet will always arrive on or slightly before the first of the month.

In the mean time, let’s get right to the news …

SECOND GRADE

The second graders in room 12 have been working hard this semester. They have already completed a project about government careers and another comparing two of their favorite fairytale characters. Both projects required the
five paragraph essay structure.

In math, they are moving into multiplication and continuing with CGI strategies for subtraction word problems. Work is not all they do! Each Monday, they have dance class. This past Sunday, the class also got together for a play date at Glen Alla park, where they swung, jumped rope, climbed, and shared snacks. Parents had a chance to chat about the year thus far.

FIFTH GRADE

To determine their student of the week, the fifth grade class focuses on a character trait for the week (Encouragers, Good Citizens, Leaders, etc). Students are allowed to nominate others they believe embody these traits. Ms. Benitez makes the final decision, and that student receives a certificate, a small prize, and recognition as Student of the Week.

Special Areas of Academic Focus:  Trail of Tears Webquest. Students are gathering information from an Indigenous American perspective about the Trail of Tears.  As a culmination to the webquest, students will draft a memorial/monument idea that honors those forced to travel the Trail of Tears.

Each student is also putting together a personal budget using research on the computer. The project focuses on performing operations with multi digit whole numbers and decimals to the hundredths.

GREEN THUMBS

There was a great turn out for the launch of the Fall Gardening Program. Led by a teacher from Star Inc. Gardening Program, this event featured a chance to …
  • Spread fresh soil and compost in the the garden boxes
  • Plant seeds
  • Spread new mulch in the Kubota Garden and Reading Garden
  • Make smoothies using a bicycle-powered blender on a kid-sized bike
… and everyone took home a planted seed in a cup.
The next Beautification date will be in November, so be on the look out. The plan is to plant the Reading Garden. Whereas, this past Saturday, the focus was the Kubota flowers and vegetable garden to launch the new
Gardening Program for this fall. 

DONATE THE MOST.
WIN A PIZZA PARTY

100% participation in our annual fundraiser means every family gives something — no matter how large or small the donation is.

The class with the highest level of participation on October 31st will win a Fabulous Pizza Party for their class. Last year Ms S’ 2nd grade won the contest and had a Pizza Party  – will they do it again this year???

There are 3 easy ways to donate:

1.     Send a check to school in your child’s homework folder.  Label the envelope “FOB Annual Giving, c/o Diego, Room 9” and indicate your child’s name and grade in the notes section of the check.

2.     Donate via the PayPal link on our website: http://www.braddockgftedmagnet.org/   Type your child’s name and grade in the optional “Note” box.  You can choose to pay now or in future installments, which can be set up through the Paypal link. Donations made before October 31st will qualify for the Classroom Pizza Party Contest!!

3.     Pay via credit card at school pick upOur FOB Treasurer, Carlos Colorado will be available after school Friday, October 6 to swipe your credit card or collect your check.

ALL IN TOGETHER NOW

WHEN: Friday, October 6, 2017 from 10:30-11:30 AM
WHERE: The Parent Center

Come on out for the first “One School” committee meeting, bringing together parents from the Gifted Magnet Program, the Mandarin Dual Language Immersion Program and the Traditional Program. Parents from three different instructional programs come together to work collaboratively for a shared goal of student success.

Bring your ideas and your energy to help us make Braddock the best school it can possibly be!

Valet Call For Volunteers

We’d like to thank all the valet volunteers who have helped out! If you have some extra time in the morning, we would love to have your help in assisting the valet program. Interested parents can send Mrs. Granados an email.  Mrs. Granados will then send home an authorization form.  Parents then join with on the job training.

Sign up here: VALET SIGN UP SHEET

VALET TIPS

As our valet program is underway, we’d also like to remind parents of tips to make the valet lane efficient and safe:

  • Prep your child as you enter the lane so they are ready to go with the backpack when the door opens
  • Child should be sitting on the right passenger side
  • Drivers pull all the way up in the valet lane (to the yellow sign at the light post); NO stopping half way
  • Do not allow to your child to get out on his/her own even if traffic is backed up; this slows down the flow.
  • Allow the valet volunteer to assist children from the car. Drivers do not need to exit their vehicles; again, this slows down the flow.
  • Please respect the valet volunteers and other drivers, and honor their requests
  • Respect the rules of traffic safety! Drive like your children live in the neighborhood.
  • No U-turns are allowed, even to get into the valet lane

WE’RE HAVING A BALL

Thanks to some parents that applied for a PE grant, we have a PE program for several teachers at this school for the next 2 years. The purpose of this program is to have an outside LAUSD PE Teacher train several Braddock teachers to improve their PE classes. We are privileged to have our 5th grade Magnet Teacher Ms Benitez participating in this program once a week.

You Have A Friend Request

If you’re not a part of the Parents of Braddock Gifted Magnet Facebook group, you’re really missing out.

58 members strong, you won’t find the latest memes or chain letters you have to send to ten people or you’ll have horrible luck.

What you’ll find is …

  • Event updates, like our Beautification Day (more on that in a moment)
  • Extracurricular activities available to your kids, like Telescope Night at Marina del Rey Middle School
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • and much more!

Please log into Facebook, cruise past your notifications and join the group to find out what’s going on!

CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES, COME ON!

One of the most fun things parents can do to help support Braddock Gifted Magnet’s work in giving our children a world-class education is Party Book.

“What’s Party Book?” Here’s how it works …

  • You throw a party, providing food, drinks and so on
  • You charge guests admission
  • The money you raise gets donated to the school

It’s a classic win-win scenario. On one hand, you get to throw an awesome party (many people have done theme parties, such as a Video Game Van or Laser Tag). On the other hand, the school gets money to help with many of the materials and specialists that enrich our children’s education.

Interested? Please contact Lili Yen and we’ll look forward to getting an invitation!

  • 10/2: College Awareness Month Begins
  • 10/2: CHOICES Application for Dual Language and Magnet Programs Opens
  • 10/3: Banked Time Dismissal at 1:25 PM
  • 10/6: Automatic Retest Day
  • 10/6: Coffee with the Principal, 8:15 AM, Parent Center
  • 10/6: One School Committee Meeting, 10:30 AM, Parent Center
  • 10/10: Banked Time Dismissal at 1:25 PM
  • 10/13: Friends of Braddock Meeting (Parent Center)
  • 10/17: Banked Time Dismissal at 1:25 PM
  • 10/19: CA Great Shake Out/Earthquake Drill
  • 10/24: Gifted Magnet Tour, 8:30 AM, Auditorium
  • 10/24: Banked Time Dismissal at 1:25 PM
  • 10/25: Mandarin Immersion Program Tour, 9 AM, Auditorium
  • 10/30: Fall Parent Social, Noon, Parent Center
  • 10/30: Halloween Parade, 1:30 PM, Playground
  • 10/31: Banked Time Dismissal at 1:25 PM

GIFTED TESTING

There was recently a meeting regarding gifted testing held by our magnet coordinator.

Students are referred by their teachers for gifted testing. Fifth graders are given priority with the IQ testing. It is done from highest grade down to ensure that fifth graders have that gifted stamp on their cumulative records, so when they apply to middle school they can qualify for gifted magnets.

Second grade is typically the grade when your child is referred by the teacher for gifted testing. Your child must be observed for six months, so this typically happens second semester. By the time the test occurs, they may be in third grade.

If your child joined Braddock after second grade, don’t worry. They will still be able to test. If your child does NOT test at the gifted or highly gifted level, they will NOT be kicked out of Braddock.

YOU SHOP. AMAZON GIVES.

If you’re like many people these days, Amazon is probably already something you use to buy presents or items you need around the house.

With the Amazon Smiles program, everything you buy is done through a special link that sends a portion of Amazon’s profits to Braddock Gifted. That new Android app or that cool new gizmo can not only make you happy, but it can help educate our children.

Please bookmark the Amazon Smiles page and use it when you shop on Amazon — nothing else will change, but you’ll be investing in your own family.

CLICK ON THE AMAZON SMILE BUTTON BELOW

Announcing our Annual Giving Pizza Party Contest!

Annual Giving is our most important fundraiser of the year, as 100% of the proceeds go directly to the Magnet program to fund our amazing new teacher’s aide, plus computers & software, field trips, class enrichment, and much more. Let’s make sure our kids have the best we can give them, every day, at Braddock Gifted Magnet.

We want everyone included in this fundraiser – it’s your chance to contribute directly to the things that make Braddock Gifted Magnet one of the very best in all of LA Unified.

To spice it up a bit, we are bringing back the Pizza Party contest – you know your kid wants to win!!

The class with the highest level of participation on October 31st will win a Fabulous Pizza Party for their class. Last year Ms S’ 2nd grade won the contest and had a Pizza Party – will they do it again this year???

There is no minimum amount required to participate in the contest—our goal is 100% participation so please donate what you can.

There are 3 easy ways to donate:
1. Send a check to school in your child’s homework folder. Label the envelope “FOB Annual Giving, c/o Diego, Room 9” and indicate your child’s name and grade in the notes section of the check.

2. Donate via the PayPal link on our website: https://www.braddockgiftedmagnet.org Type your child’s name and grade in the optional “Note” box. You can choose to pay now or in future installments, which can be set up through the Paypal link. If you would like to pledge to donate in the future, please send me an email to liliyen@gmail.com with your pledge amount and date(s), and we would be happy to send you a reminder email when the time comes. Donations made before October 31st will qualify for the Classroom Pizza Party Contest!!

3. Pay via credit card at school pick up. Our FOB Treasurer, Carlos Colorado will be available after school Friday, October 6 to swipe your credit card or collect your check.

GOOD NEWS – you can DOUBLE your gift if your employer has a gift matching program. Turn your $1000 donation into $2000 for the school! Check with your payroll or HR staff to find out! Contact FOB for the address and tax ID number. The mission of FOB is to provide educational materials and activities for our students.

And rest assured that any donation from a grandparent, relative or friend still counts for your class participation! So send this info on and make sure anyone donating notes your child’s name so your class gets credit.

Now’s the time! Make your donation today!

Annual Giving is On!

Dear Braddock Friends and Families,

Annual Giving, our biggest fundraiser of the year, is going on now! We want to raise $22,000 so give now!

Thanks to direct donations from parents like you, we’re able to fund field trips, a teacher’s aide, educational enrichment like Scholastic News and Time for Kids, technology in the classroom, and more. We hope every family is able to contribute – no amount is too small, as we strive for 100% participation among all Braddock Magnet families.

Check out the breakdown:

How to Contribute:
1. Give what you can! No amount is too small, every dollar helps us! Our suggested donation is $1,000 per family.

2. You may send a check made payable to “Friends of Braddock” in your child’s homework folder. Please label the envelope “Annual Giving” and indicate your child’s name and grade.

3. Donate via the PayPal link on our website: https://www.braddockgiftedmagnet.org. Click on the PayPal link on the right side of the home page and please indicate your child’s name and grade in the optional “note” box.

For more information, click here to download the flyer in English and Spanish, which you will also see in your child’s homework folder.

Thanks for your support!

Magnet Tour Schedule

Tours of Braddock Gifted/Highly Gifted/High Ability Magnet for the 2018-2019 school year will be held on:

  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017
  • Monday, November 6, 2017

Tours begin at 8:30 AM in the Magnet Office (Room 13) and end around 10 AM. Prospective parents do not need to RSVP.

Events This Week

1. Back To School Night is this week on Wednesday, Sept. 6th from 4:30-6 pm.
4:30-5:00: General session in the auditorium
5:00-5:30: Classroom presentations by teachers, 1st rotation
5:30-6:00: Classroom presentations by teachers, 2nd rotation

Stop by the Friends of Braddock info table in the breezeway near the Magnet classrooms to meet some parents, get info on Magnet activities, and share your ideas and suggestions.

2. First Friends of Braddock (FOB) meeting this week, Friday Sept. 8 from 8-9 am at the Parent Center at school.
At our first meeting of the school year we review this year’s budget including field trips, teachers’ needs, and other activities. We decide on fundraisers and sign up to help out with these and other events. We also talk about any school or curriculum-related questions that parents bring to the meeting, and get to know each other better. It’s a great chance to meet parents and get the answers you need, so come on out! Email us at president.friendsofbraddock@gmail.com or call Shelley at 310.946.8093 if you have any questions.

***FOB Meetings will be the 2nd Friday of every month from 8-9 am in the Parent Center unless otherwise notified.***

3. Annual Giving Starts Soon!
This is the most important fundraiser of the whole year for our school. We ask for donation of $1,000 per family or whatever your budget allows. We know you want the things that help our students to thrive – field trips, classroom technology, a teacher’s aide to free up our teachers to do all the exciting extras that they do, and books books books! Plus so much more.

You’ll receive a flier in your child’s backpack and emails with links for giving online, in the next week. You can also drop off your donation OR pay instantly by credit card at the FOB info table on Back to School night. Thank you!

How to Volunteer at Braddock

For new volunteers:

There is a background check for the school volunteer program. If you have a TB test result on file for LAUSD within the 2017 calendar year, Ms. Granados will accept it, otherwise a new TB test is required.

For parents who submit their paperwork early in the school year, the approval timeframe can be as short as 7-10 days. Later in the school year, it can take 4-8 weeks on average. If you are keen for in-class volunteering, please submit your paperwork as soon as you can.

All submitted paperwork should include your child’s name and homeroom #.

Ms. Granados’ email is reg4905@lausd.net.

Returning volunteers:

Those with volunteer badges do not have to resubmit paperwork, but they need to fill out this form for returning volunteers.