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.

Principal's Newsletter- October 2018

Dear Brayton Parents,

With the chill in the air, it appears that Fall is finally here.  And in the coming weeks ahead, there will be many exciting things happening at Brayton!

Be sure that you have signed up for our annual PTO Bingo Night this coming Friday evening.  What a wonderful evening for our students and parents sharing pizza, playing bingo, and hopefully winning one of the amazing baskets put together by the PTO! I am looking forward to finding out who is going to be my “Principal for the Day” this year – that is always a fun-filled day!

Quickly on the heels on Bingo Night will be our annual Halloween Parade on October 31st.  You should have already received detailed information regarding our parade and Halloween at Brayton.  We look forward to seeing you as we parade around the school in our frightening and creative costumes!

Early in November, we will be having parent-teacher conferences.  You will be receiving more information regarding those, but please be sure that you have already arranged a meeting time with your child’s teacher(s).

At this month’s Board of Education meeting, Jennifer McCann shared the results of the districtwide 2017-2018 PARCC scores.  We are very excited that we at Brayton met our goals of increasing our scores in both math and literacy.  I am very proud of the hard work that our students and teachers did in order to achieve, and even exceed their goals.  Congratulations for them is clearly well deserved.

As the colder weather is approaching, I ask you to please be sure that your children are wearing appropriate cold weather clothing to school.  As you know, we do go outside for recess as frequently as we can.  Children should be wearing long pants (not shorts) and warm jackets, especially when the temperature dips into the 30s and 40s.  Please help us to assure that your children will be able to enjoy playing outdoors on these colder days.

Finally, a huge thank you to those parents who have volunteered to become parent tutors for our at-risk students. This is also a call for anyone else who might be interested, as we always have more students who can benefit from the program, than parents who are available.  30 minutes a week can make a huge difference in the life of a child.  Please contact Beth Lepore or Cynthia Verhave, if you think you might be interested.

I hope that you all take some time to get out with your children and enjoy the Autumn.  Take in the colors, go pumpkin picking, or just play some touch football in the yard.  Winter will be here before we know it!


Cheryl Moretz