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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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 email@example.com.
Those with volunteer badges do not have to resubmit paperwork, but they need to fill out this form for returning volunteers.
Ms. Hart’s class needs a class laptop for video editing projects. Donors Choose will match all donations during the first week of the project (starting today)!
Please click here to read more about Ms. Hart’s Donors Choose project and make a donation.
A partial solar eclipse will occur on Monday, August 21, 2017.
If parents want their children to view the solar eclipse, please turn in the permission slip. Permission slips were sent home on Friday, August 18, 2017. The front office will also have extra forms. You can also download the permission slip from the main school website here.
If parents do not want their children to view the eclipse with their solar glasses, do not return the permission slip, and their children will stay indoors.
Welcome back to school for our new and continuing families! We hope you have a great school year.
There will be a meeting on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 in the parent center to discuss volunteer opportunities. We will discuss:
- Braddock’s volunteer policy
- How to become a school volunteer
- Volunteer opportunities
Please join us, our students need you!
Our new 4th grade Magnet teacher has set up a Donors Choose and every donation is currently being matched with an anonymous funder. It would be so great if we could have it fully funded before the school year starts. It only needs $135 more! Click on the link below to learn more.
Mrs. Afridi’s project: Building Bridges Through Books
Celebrate the last day of school by enjoying food and drinks at Lollicup in West LA. Present this flyer on Friday, June 9 between 1-8 PM and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Braddock!
Please join Braddock Gifted Magnet families for an end-of school potluck picnic!
Sunday, June 11
11 am — 2 pm
Glen Alla Park
Bring picnic blankets or tables if you have them, and food or drinks to share.
For those of you who feel like you missed out and want another chance to help support our school and get some deals, too, here’s your chance…
There is a fire sale (deep discounts) on auction items that are still available and some new ones that came in too late to list on the original auction. You can still…
- do some dancing
- have a bite to eat
- work out hard
- get the kids’ teeth cleaned
- have some acupuncture to chill out
- then dress up for the evening!
Auction is underway NOW and will end on Tuesday, May 16th at Midnight.
All proceeds go to supporting our Magnet Program.
Here’s the link…Braddock Auction Fire Sale
Thanks and happy bidding!!
The Auction Committee
Please bring this flyer with you to Pitfire Pizza on April 24 from 5-9 PM, and 15% of your order will go to Braddock Gifted Magnet! The winner of our Disneyland Raffle will be announced.
This event is open to all Braddock families, prospective families, friends and community members.
Click here to download and print the flyer.