Upcoming Events

all-day American Education Week
American Education Week
Nov 12 – Nov 16 all-day
During the week of November 12th, we will celebrate our teachers as part of American Education Week.  This is a terrific time to take a moment to express your appreciation to our wonderful staff, whether[...]
9:15 am Speak Up Summit Meeting
Speak Up Summit Meeting
Nov 20 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Speak Up Summit: Affecting the Quality of Public Education in Summit Speak Up Summit was formed in 1995 to support quality public education in Summit. As a well-informed group that communicates what it learns to[...]
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

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.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Dear Parents,

As you are aware, we postponed parent conferences during the aftermath of the hurricane to enable teachers and parents to attend to personal matters resulting from the storm. Dr. Parker has made the decision that parent teacher conferences will be held during the month of December. Because considerable instructional time was lost, we […]

School supplies drive for School Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Student Council is collecting new school supplies for Manasquan Elementary School–one of many schools devasted by the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Supplies needed include: Pencils, Notebooks, Folders, Binders, Markers, Crayons, Erasers, Glue sticks, Colored Pencils, Pencil cases, etc. Please help this school and students by replacing these items lost due to the storm. Collections boxes […]

“MissRepresentation” Documentary Presented Locally

You are invited to a free showing of the Sundance Award Winning documentary MissRepresentation. Learn about how media affects girls self image and what we, as parents, can do about it. Wednesday November 28, 7PM Chatham High School Auditorium, 255 Lafayette Avenue. A panel discussion will follow–see flyer here.

Updates from SEF

When the Summit Educational Foundation (SEF) decided to create a video thanking donors, it turned to Peter Gangi, then a freshman at Summit High School and talented music video creator. With the guidance of Christine Hayward, SEF board member, Peter shot additional videos of individual teachers and put those together with still pictures and music […]

Parent Visitation Rescheduled for Tuesday 11/27 8:30AM

Parent Visitation has been rescheduled. Please join the PTO in the cafeteria at 8:15 for refreshments before the 8:30 visitation begins.

Charleston Wrap Orders Have Arrived!

Charleston wrap orders have arrived: Please come pick up your order. Boxes are in the hallway outside the art room. If you placed an order online, you may have received a prize. Bags with the prizes are also in the art room hallway. Finally, there is one order that did not have a name on […]

Bingo Night Recap


A great big THANK YOU to all who volunteered for Bingo Night. Thanks to you all (and the extra-hardy raffling that went on) Bingo Night raised over $12,500 for the PTO. Our tireless volunteers brainstormed, shopped, decorated and wrapped the best baskets Brayton has ever […]

PTO President’s Letter- November 2012

It would take a lot more than Sandy to knock this Brayton Community down. Sure, we all can be knocked around, but in the end we stand strong together. As I mentioned in our PTO meeting, after a crisis people talk about and focus on Post Traumatic Stress. That is real, but I also believe […]

Breakfast with Dads, Grandads and Special People is now December 7th, 7:30 am in the Cafeteria!!

Calling all Dads! Let’s celebrate power and blessings December 7th at 7:30 am with a healthy Brayton Breakfast in the cafeteria. Start your day off by spending quality time with your child before school and get to meet some other Brayton Dads and more. Your smile is sure to be returned when you walk your […]

Brayton Wins First Place in Stop & Shop’s Creative Display Contest

Healthy Bodies + Healthy Minds = A + Students

Here’s some food for thought…… Have you assigned your Stop & Shop card to benefit Brayton yet?? Perhaps the following story will inspire you to do so. Even though Stop & Shop is not as convenient as other stores, they do have one in Watchung […]

Santa Claus Shop Hat and Mitten Drive

The Santa Claus Shop provides an opportunity for needy local families and senior citizens who live in Summit, New Providence and Berkeley Heights to select free, new holiday gifts for members of their immediate family and themselves. The shop exists solely on donations. A collection bin has been placed outside Brayton’s main office until November […]

Stop and Say Thanks to our Custodial Staff

During the recent storm event, as we were all snuggled safe in our homes, Brayton custodians Paul Pear and Richard Kunz spent two overnights at Brayton, ensuring that our buildings and facilities weathered the storm without damage. Following the storm, joined by Adam Filich, they performed all of the necessary tasks in order to have […]

Playground Safety Reminders

Please take a moment over the coming week to review the playground safety rules with your child(ren.) In addition to preventing injury, the rules are in place in order to provide a safe and secure environment for all children while at recess. Adherence to the rules and boundaries allows the playground aides to focus on […]

After School Enrichment Instructors Needed

Share your special talents and interests with the kids of Brayton! Volunteer to teach a class this February in our After School Enrichment Program. The program consists of four 1 hour weekly sessions on Wednesdays or Thursdays. Parents have taught classes such as cake decorating, art, dolls, yoga, wood crafts, etc. Program reimburses for any […]

Letter from Dr. Moretz- November 2012

Dear Parents,

As I write this letter, I am hoping that very soon all of you will again have power in your homes, and everything will start getting back to normal. Having children return to school this week was a very good thing, and I am happy to say that, for the most part, the […]

Reminder- November 14th Coffee with Cheryl

Don’t miss our next PTO meeting, where Dr. Moretz will lead a discussion about the book 10 Mindful Minutes by Goldie Hawn. The message is something all families can benefit from, and definitely supports our PTO focus – Brayton Kids Achieving Health and Wellness One Step at a Time. It’s not too late to get […]

Citizens of the Month Collecting Food for Thanksgiving

The students in 2L and 4M are collecting food in partnership with the Junior League of Summit in order to help families in need with Thanks for Giving Baskets. Students in each grade are encouraged to bring food to school between now and November 13th for donation. Boxes have been placed near each grade level […]

Letter from PTO President- Help Post-Storm

Dear Brayton Friends, As we continue to weather this storm, please know that we are all in this together and if anyone needs assistance in anyway, do not hesitate to lean on your Brayton friends and neighbors. Some of us have power now and I think I can speak for all us in saying the […]

Letter from Dr. Moretz- Food Donations

Dear Parents, We know that our community has been dealing with an extremely difficult situation. Many homes still remain without power, and a large number of families have been displaced. Luckily, school was started today in an effort to begin to return to some normalcy. Both children and staff seem happy to have returned to […]

Bylaws Change to be Voted on Nov 14th

A vote will be conducted at the Nov. 14th PTO Meeting (9:00am, Cafeteria) regarding a wording change to the PTO Bylaws. Please attend the meeting prepared to read the changed wording and vote on its inclusion in the PTO Bylaws.