Join the Superintendent and BOE President for Coffee on December 3rd

Mark your calendars! All are welcome to join Superintendent June Chang and BOE President Vanessa Primack on December 3rd, at 11am, in the Washington Elementary School Library.

Brayton Green Team's Lunchbox Fundraiser for Brayton

Brayton’s Green Team wants to make it easy for you and your family to pack more eco-friendly lunches. We are partnering with ECOlunchbox company to support the purchase of stainless steel reusable lunch boxes and snack containers. When you buy products from their website between now and December 15th using our exclusive code (15Brayton), 15% of the sales will be donated back to Brayton. Why are stainless steel containers good for you and your family? 

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Save the Dates for Brayton’s After School Enrichment 2020!

Brayton School PTO’s After School Enrichment (ASE) program for 2020 will start in mid January and will be held on Tuesdays for five weeks. Registration will open in early December.

Classes will be held from 3:00–4:15 pm on Tuesdays: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, and 11 (snowdate 2/25).

Have an expertise or interest you want to share with students?  Consider teaching an ASE class!  ASE is looking for parent volunteers  interested in teaching a cooking class, a jewelry making class, cursive or calligraphy, etc.  Or, any other innovative, class idea is always welcome! 

Please email ASE co-chairs Lizzie Brown and Laura Davidkhanian if you are interested in teaching a class, or if you have any questions about ASE.

Gift Wrapping Presents for Kids in Need

Volunteer spots are full for our December 13th Brayton Cares event.

If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email braytoncares@gmail.com.

Please note that students from the December waitlist will receive first priority for the January event.

We still need wrapping paper donations. Please consider signing up to support this great event!

Don’t forget about our Shutterfly Fundraiser!

As you plan your holiday cards for this year, don’t forget about the fundraising agreement the PTO has with Shutterfly! Bryaton PTO will receive 8% of your purchase.

What are you doing on Tuesday, November 12th?

We have a great day planned for you! Come out to Short Hills Mall and help the Brayton PTO at the same time. We are partnering with the businesses below. Start your holiday shopping early and enjoy lunch with friends! Can’t do lunch? Here’s dinner covered!

Shop Vineyard Vines

Brayton will receive 10% of each purchase you make while you save 10% on your purchase. Only valid at Vineyard Vines at Short Hills Mall on November 12, 2019 from 10am-12pm.

Eat at California Pizza Kitchen

Brayton will receive 20% of your bill when you show this flyer when ordering in-store or picking up a take-out order at California Pizza Kitchen. Valid November 12, 2019 from 11am-10pm.

Author Daniel Kirk Coming to Brayton

We are excited to announce that children’s book author and illustrator Daniel Kirk will be visiting Brayton and meeting with students in 1st through 3rd grades on Monday, December 2nd!

1st, 2nd & 3rd grade students (only) may pre-order copies of his books to have autographed. If you are interested in purchasing books, please return the completed form by Wednesday, November 13th.

November Letter from the Principal

Dear Parents,

We’ve “weathered” Halloween and are now moving into what will be the quickly disappearing months of November and December.  Though filled with many happy times, these months have a way of making it feel that time is passing much too quickly!

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Thank you to our Bingo Night Chairs!

On behalf of the Brayton PTO and past presidents, we’d like to extend our greatest appreciation to the AMAZING Bingo Night Committee that has successfully lead a favorite Brayton tradition for several years. The students and staff all love and cherish Bingo Night and it could not have been achieved without the hard work, dedication, knowledge, talent and generosity of Wendy Barber, Elaine Chong, Sharon Wells, Rosemary Callahan and Joanne Klein (to name a few). THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts and Happy Retirement!  

And on that note, if you loved Bingo Night and are looking for an opportunity to get involved at school, please reach out to Jamie Platt. We need help to keep this tradition alive for future Bobcat generations!

There’s Still Time to Ask Dr. Moretz!

Dr. Moretz will be joining the PTO for coffee and conversation on November 1st at 8:30am. She would love to answer any questions you have regarding the NJSLA scores or anything else. Please take a moment to submit your questions for her so she can make sure she addresses your concerns with the most up-to-date information. Please note that submissions are completely anonymous.

New Brayton Spiritwear Store Open until Nov. 3rd

Did you miss the 1st Brayton Spiritwear sale? Or are you just ready for something new? We have a new shop open now! Get the good stuff while you can.  The shop closes on 11/3. Products will arrive in time for winter holiday gifting.

Attention: Brayton Directory needs your help!

Attention parents! Have you found yourself looking for contact information for a play date? A birthday party? Don’t get left out! Register today for the Brayton directory! It takes a few minutes of time for a year of being included in the online and (maybe) print directories! Please register ASAP if you want to be included in a potential printed directory.

Also, check out the app for that on the go information!

Brayton Yearbook Needs Your Photos

Submit your photos online directly to the Yearbook website

  • Go to: https://images.memoryebooks.com/login
  • If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 414733735
  • Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.• Enter information about the photo (i.e. grade and class, event, students’ names) and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
  • Click “Save Details”.

It’s that easy!  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to braytonyearbook@gmail.com.

Please note: The Yearbook Staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book.

Announcing the 2019-2020 Year Book Cover Contest

Show us what Brayton means to you! Submit your best artwork for the Yearbook cover.

Submission Guidelines: Size 8.5 x 11, color, digital or hard copy, name on the back. Please submit to the main office or braytonyearbook@gmail.com.

Art Submission Deadline: November 11
School-wide Voting: November 13-15

Help Brayton Cares Meet Our Goal of Serving 200 Meals to the Homeless

Volunteer spots are full and we have reached our fundraising goal! If you would like to receive emails about upcoming Brayton Cares events, please sign up here.

October Letter from the Pricipal

Dear Parents,

It seems that autumn has FINALLY arrived and the cooler days and nights are beginning.  Please remember as colder days arrive that our students will be going outside most days for recess and should have warm coats, and even gloves, to keep them comfortable.

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We Are 73% Short of Our Goal!

Have you joined the PTO yet?

Click HERE to donate/join the PTO and to learn about the Enrichment and Activities that PTO provides to the students and the school community. 

We also accept Cash and Checks.  Make checks out to “Brayton PTO.”

Don’t forget to use corporate match, if you have that option!

Coffee with Dr. Moretz: NJSLA Results

The PTO invites you to coffee with Dr. Moretz on November 1, 2019 at 8:30am. We will be discussing Brayton’s NJSLA results. In order to facilitate the conversation, please submit your questions for Dr. Moretz in advance. We look forward to seeing you!

Picture Make-Ups December 9th

BNL Photographers will be back at Brayton on December 9th for anyone who missed picture day or who would like to have their photos re-shot. Mark your calendar!

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 below to see what’s been happening in the Creativity Corner and Sign Up to donate supplies.