Upcoming Events

12:30 pm Last Day Hat/Mittens Donations
Last Day Hat/Mittens Donations
Nov 21 @ 12:30 pm
Santa Claus Shop Join us to help others by donating NEW children’s hat/mitten/glove sets for the 52nd annual Santa Claus Shop. Santa Claus Shop provides deserving neighbors in Summit, New Providence and Berkeley Heights the[...]
all-day Brayton Day!
Brayton Day!
Dec 3 all-day
Wear Blue and White and show your Bobcat spirit!
8:15 am Holiday Shop
Holiday Shop
Dec 6 @ 8:15 am – 9:45 am
7:00 pm Winter Concert
Winter Concert
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
8:15 am Holiday Shop
Holiday Shop
Dec 7 @ 8:15 am – 9:45 am

School Hours

Arrival 8:05-8:15 a.m.
School Hours
8:15 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Dismissal 3:00 p.m.
Single Session
8:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Delayed Opening 10:15 a.m.

Learning Garden Weeding Parties

Thanks to everyone who showed up Wedensday to help weed! We made a huge dent and realized it’s a fun way to catch up with your friends over the summer. So, the next party is scheduled for Wednesday, July 11th from 9:30-11:30. This time we will focus on the areas close to the building. Of […]

Staffing for 2012-2013 Academic Year

Dear Parents,

I hope that you have been enjoying the first few days of summer vacation. I wanted to share with you the proposed organization for the 2012-13 school year. Please remember that it is possible that changes could occur due to unforeseen circumstances. I hope that you enjoy the rest of the summer.


Brayton Garden Summer Maintenance!

Brayton families have been hard at work maintaining our beautiful new garden. Crops are coming up nicely!


Anders E., Rose E., Anna K., and Wil K. help out during a weeding party on June 27th.

If you wish to sign up to help maintain the garden this summer, you can do so […]

School Is Out For Summer!

Weekly Bulletin- June 20, 2012

Tomorrow, June 21st is the last day of school! School will end at 12:30pm.

Room Parents for next year: We are continuing to accept forms from those of you who may wish to be a Room Parent in your child’s classroom next year. If you have not yet done so and would like to fill […]

Weekly Bulletin- June 13, 2012

Final Brayton Briefs: Please be sure to check out the final edition of the Brayton Briefs which you will receive on Friday.

Summer Workbook orders: For those of you who ordered summer workbooks, the orders are expected to be received at Brayton on Friday. They will be sent home with your child by early next […]

Farewell, Brayton Briefs

The last issue of the Brayton Briefs was published in June, 2012. Starting in the fall, the PTO will unveil its new PTO website, where PTO stories and updates will be posted on a rolling basis, when they become available— no more 2 week or 1 month lag time in between publications! It’s a brave […]

Help Wanted! New Volunteer Opportunities

School Musical: It’s time to put on your dancin’ shoes!! Lights, Camera, Action…….Help the Brayton PTO and Brayton Teachers bring back Brayton’s Musical. In need of volunteers who have a passion for the arts and would love to see Brayton’s children gain confidence through theater. Contact Jennifer Anderson.

It’s Chow Time: If food speaks to […]

Cake Walk

The 2012 Cake Walk that took place last month at Family Fun Day was another great success. Eighty-nine (!?!?) deliciously decorated cakes were won in less than 4 hours! The fifth grade volunteers were extremely responsible and ran the event beautifully! The cake walk raised $1247 for 5th grade graduation- amazing! Thanks to all the […]

Cultural Arts- Cliff Sunflower & the Honeybees

What’s all the Buzz about? To celebrate Earth Day, our children had a visit from Cliff Sunflower and the Honeybees. A PTO Cultural Arts sponsored event, Cliff Sunflower enthralled the children with everything there is to know about the natural world using honeybees as his focus.

The children were buzzing around holding beehives, tasting honey, […]

Library Volunteers

Thank you to all of you who have volunteered in the library throughout the year. Your help allows the library staff to focus on the lesson plans and makes library more enjoyable for your children. It was nice to see so many of you at the Thank You Coffee on Wednesday, June 13th.

Please consider […]

Grocery Scrip

On behalf of the PTO, I want to personally thank all of you who participated in the Grocery Scrip Program this year. Through this easy fundraising program, 47 Brayton families (17% of all the families in Brayton) were able to raise over $6,000 to support our children and teachers, with zero associated costs. I hope […]

Box Tops is a Resounding Success!!

Many thanks to the Baier, Baldwin, Bam, Bamford, Bendl, Brown, Carrigan, Chieffo, Claus, Coates, Donaldson, Espisito, Grady, Harvey, Hayes, Keegan, Keenan, Kurek, Lines, Makedonska, Maloney, McEvoy, McGeough, McNamara, Messer, Moore, Oh, Phillips, Ranierio, Reising Roberts, Sadler, Sajer, Schulman, Sweeney, Tam, Thompson, Williams, Yarden and Yu families who supported our Box Tops program during the school […]

SEF Update

Thank you to all of you who submitted grants for the Spring 2012 cycle. The following SEF grants were approved and are applicable to Brayton:

$78,565 for an extended day class period 2 days a week (for students who are partially-proficient on standardized tests) at all 5 elementary schools, […]

Cub Scouts- Join the Pack!

It is never too late to join Cub Scouts! We only have two requirements: 1) that you are in grades 2nd through 5th; and, 2) that you love having fun!

Come check us out! Our Pack Meetings are held monthly- usually at Brayton School. We do lots of fun things. We wear a cool uniform, […]

Board of Education Meetings

The Summit Board of Education continues to meet over the summer. This summer, among other things, they will continue to discuss options to address overcrowded elementary schools and what options exist to better align students among the elementary schools. Major decisions will be made in September and October based on these summer meetings. It pays […]

Chess Club News

The Brayton Chess Club has just completed another year! On Wednesday afternoons, boys and girls from grades 2 through 5 met with teachers Susan O’Leary and Diane Kwitnicki . Some children were true beginners and learned how to play the game. Many players improved their skills with friendly competitions among themselves, as well as with […]

Summer Reading

Reading at least one book per week of a just right book over the summer will help your child maintain his or her reading level into the next school year. Visit the Summit Public Schools website for its list of suggested books for your child to read alone and some other books you can read […]

Citizens of the Month- June 2012

Kit Z., Mary Kelly D., Maddie W. and Lauren G. work together on their Color-A-Smile pictures.

Not to be outdone by the girls, Josue R., Nick V., Eric B. and Joseph McG. dip into the crayon basket!

For the month of June, Citizens of the Month students, 4M and 2O’L participated in a […]

Citizens of the Month- May 2012


Students in 5M and 2LS worked to raise awareness about the importance of bicycle safety. They made announcements and posters to hang around the school. Thank you to these two helpful classes for reminding us all to be safe citizens!!

Anna M. and Sabrina I. work together on a bicycle safety […]