Upcoming Events

10:00 am New Family Coffee
New Family Coffee
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am
Meet other families who are new to Brayton!
8:15 am First Day of School
First Day of School
Sep 3 @ 8:15 am – 3:00 pm
Students first day of school.
3:00 pm Popsicle Party
Popsicle Party
Sep 3 @ 3:00 pm
Join us on the blacktop to celebrate the first day of school with a popsicle!
6:30 pm Back to School Night
Back to School Night
Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm
Come meet Dr. Moretz, teachers and the PTO board. We will discuss school policies, schedules and more. Learn about all the great things happening at Brayton.

Bingo Night Donations 2019

The Brayton Bingo Basket committee is hard at work getting things ready for Bingo Night! While the PTO funds some of the baskets for the evening, we could not do the Basket Raffle without the help and support of our Brayton families. There are three main ways that families can get involved:

You may have season tickets to a sports team or a theater. You may know an athlete or celebrity who is willing to sign some merchandise. You may have unexpired, unused gift cards to local restaurants, salons, and stores. We would appreciate donations of these types of items, which we can combine with other items to put together a Bingo Basket. Have something to donate, or want more information?


The committee has put together a wish list of items that we would like to include in the baskets this year. There are about 70 items at various price points on the wish list. Items purchased by a family will ship directly to the committee chairs who will handle all the wrapping, so you will have done your good deed with only a few clicks! Please send with a gift note so we know who purchased the item.


Some Brayton neighborhoods opt to band together to purchase larger ticket items for a Bingo Basket. One person volunteers to serve as “Neighborhood Captain,” and collects a monetary donation from the interested families. Select gifts from the Amazon Wishlist in the name of the neighborhood. Gift ideas include: iPad, Play Station, Beats Headphones, and more! Have a great idea NOT on our Wish List?? Go for it!


All donations are due by September 30, 2019, but the earlier the better.

Be prepared to win BIG on October 25th! Thank you so much for everyone’s help. It takes a village and Brayton has the most supportive village out there!

Brayton Buddies Needed for 2019-2020!

Who doesn’t remember how anxious they were before their 1st day at Brayton? Brayton Buddies are designed to help new Brayton families learn the ropes. This year, parent volunteers will be assigned their Buddies in the summer and enlisted to reach out via email during the summer months. Please email Nenette Luyt or Willemijn Van Aarnhem to volunteer.

Brayton News May/June

Check out our 3rd and 4th graders playing football! See and hear a glimpse of the 5th graders Camp Bernie trip! Find out how Bobcats celebrated Memorial Day, plus preview a bit of the spring concert! Hear the 5th graders walk down memory lane, and check out the cool Space Wars assembly. Plus, check out how some Bobcats are spending their summers. Its all right HERE! And finally, THANK YOU TO MR. FERRY FOR CREATING THESE NEWSCASTS! WE WILL MISS YOU NEXT YEAR!

End of Year Letter from Dr. Moretz

June 13, 2019

Dear Brayton Parents,
“The end is near,” and I do not know how we got here so quickly!  We have had another great year at Brayton. Your children, as always, have been a joy with whom to work.  They have tried their best to achieve and to become the best people they can be. We hope that we have helped them to develop a little more “grit” and perseverance, and we will continue to focus on that in the coming year.  After a year of working hard, they are certainly entitled to some time off to play and relax. We are very proud of them and congratulate them for all they have achieved this year!

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Help restock the Creativity Corner!

Help the PTO restock the new Creativity Corner. This special room is a place for teachers to bring their classes to explore, plan, create and build all things STEAM related. Thanks to the SEF Grant and donations from the PTO and Brayton Community, the Creativity Corner was successfully used this year by our students. But now it’s time to refill the shelves for next year. Check out the video to see what’s been happening in the Creativity Corner and SignUp to donate supplies.

Thank you!

Thank you so much to Maureen Griffith and Gia O’Keefe for running another successful 1st Grade Orientation! Feedback has been nothing but positive. We appreciate all the time and effort that goes into putting on such an event. Thank you, also, to all the many tour guides and Spirit Wear salesmen (parents and students) who showed the incoming 1st graders our wonderful school.

Brayton Green Team Tip: Amazon Packaging can be recycled at the UPS Store in Summit!

Recycle all Amazon packaging at UPS!

We just made the AMAZING green discovery that our local Summit UPS Store (55 Union Place) now accepts used packing materials from your online Amazon orders (think plastic air pillows, plastic shipping envelopes, paper/poly/bubble mailer envelopes) for recycling. Please see the attached flyer for more details. Just bring them to the store and they will handle the rest. Way to go UPS for this environmental effort!

Brayton Green Team’s Used Marker Recycling Drive STILL ONGOING!

Parents and teachers, please continue to contribute your used markers (ANY BRAND of marker including dry-erase markers, Sharpies, and highlighters) through Crayola’s Colorcycle program. The collection box is located in the main office. This year we have already saved 4.6 pound of markers from needlessly entering landfills! Please continue to support this worthwhile program.

5th Grade Save the Dates


5th grade parents, you will be getting more information as the dates get closer!

Wednesday, 6/5 12:15-2:45pm (rain date: Thursday, 6/6):
5th Grade Fiesta/Pool Party at the Summit Public Pool (takes place during school hours).

Monday, 6/10 5:30-7:30pm: RESCHEDULED FOR MONDAY JUNE 17
Brayton 5th Grade Pool Party at Beacon Hill Club
(invite sent – this is not school/PTO-organized)

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Volunteers Needed for Field Day

Field Day Is Friday, June 14th
*Volunteers will meet with Mr. Fessock in the gym at 12:15 for their game assignments and Field Day will start at 12:45 and conclude with ice-pops at 2:35. The kids love this day, and you will get to see them in action! Wear sunscreen, and bring water because we will be outside. Please email Kate Keenan if you would like to volunteer.

Tis the season for ticks!

How to Prevent Ticks (from KidsHealth.org): “Enjoy the great outdoors, but don’t forget about the threat of ticks. Ticks can carry several diseases, including Lyme disease.

Wearing light-colored clothing can help you see ticks more easily. Wear closed shoes or boots, long-sleeve shirts and pants, and tuck pant legs into socks or shoes for extra protection. Pull long hair back or wear a hat. When hiking, stay on trails and avoid bushy areas with tall grass and leaf litter.

Use an insect repellent with 20% to 30% DEET. Always follow the directions for use carefully.”
How to check for ticks PDF attached.
Link for Tick removal

Brayton Newscast April 2019

See some of the 3rd grade nature field trip! Mr. Millers class is planting in the Learning Garden, find out how else Bobcats help the Earth! What spring sports are the Bobcats up to? What did they do for spring break? See the 4th graders hit the Turtle Back Zoo! Its all right HERE!

Book Fair online until 5/28!

The Book Fair may be over at school, but you can still buy books AND raise money for Brayton online! JUST CLICK HERE. The online Book Fair continues through 5/28! All books ship free to school.

Brayton Read Aloud Social, May 20!

1st, 2nd, and 3rd GRADERS…


May 20, 7-7:45pm!

Wear your favorite PJs!
Flyer/Reg HERE.

**Shop the Brayton Book Fair until 8pm!**

Book Fair is May 20 and 21!

CLICK HERE for our Book Fair Homepage

Come to the Book Fair!

Monday, May 20 | 8:30am-2:00pm, and 6:30-8:00pm.
Tuesday, May 21 | 8:30-11:00am.
May 15 – May 28 | Shop Online, 24 hours

eWallet, digital payment option for students.

Go cash-free! 
Set up a student eWallet.
Available May 6 – May 21.

Please volunteer to help at the BOOK FAIR!

We need your help!

Please volunteer to help at the BOOK FAIR:
Friday 5/17 (set up)
Monday 5/20 & Tuesday 5/21

Click HERE to sign up.

Brayton Open House is May 22!

Mark your calendars for Brayton School’s Open House on Wednesday, May 22nd from 6:30 – 7: 30 pm. Come visit your child’s classroom, enjoy your kids’ magnificent works of art which will be on display in the hallways and take the opportunity to visit next year’s classroom. 
Volunteers are needed to mount the artwork. If you are interested in helping out, you can sign up HERE or contact Miriam Pohl.

FLYER HERE in English and Spanish.

Playground Mural Map Painting on 5/24 - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Do you or your children miss the playground US map mural on the junior playground blacktop? The wait is over! Please contribute your time and talent to repaint the mural on Friday, May 24 (weather permitting). Please contact Miriam Pohl or Lisa Grady if you are able to help.

Flower for Mom?

Flowers will be sold on Friday morning, May 10th during school

Suggested Donation: $1 (only one per child).  Proceeds will benefit the Creativity Corner!

Celebrate your Mom, Grandma, favorite aunt or special person by purchasing them a flower for Mother’s Day! 


DEADLINE: Donate School Supplies!

Help Bridges give Summit students in need a great start to the 2019 school year and DONATE to the Annual School Supplies Drive, April 29 – May 10! FULL INFO HERE.