Upcoming Events

all-day Author Visit: Daniel Kirk
Author Visit: Daniel Kirk
Dec 12 all-day
Author Daniel Kirk will visit for grades 1-3.
8:30 am PTO Meeting: The Difference Betw...
PTO Meeting: The Difference Betw...
Dec 13 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Erica Dorsey will present on the difference between conflict and bullying.
all-day Winter Recess: No School
Winter Recess: No School
Dec 23 2019 – Jan 1 2020 all-day
Winter Recess: No School
all-day Brayton Day!
Brayton Day!
Jan 1 all-day
Wear your Bobcat Gear or Brayton Blue to show your school spirit!
8:30 am PTO Meeting: Your Tech Questions...
PTO Meeting: Your Tech Questions...
Jan 10 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
District Supervisor of Technology, Doug Orr, will join us to answer your technology questions.

Register NOW for After School Enrichment Classes!

After School Enrichment Registration Opens 12/10!

Registration will open tomorrow at 9am for Brayton’s After School Enrichment program. Have a look at the offerings this year and then watch this space for registration information tomorrow!

Thank you to our Holiday Shop Volunteers

We want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to the amazing Holiday Shop committee led by Alison MacMillan, Rosemary Callahan, Jody Sargeant and Kiera Mathey. The 2nd annual event was quite a success! So many smiling happy shoppers eager to surprise family and friends with special treasures. Thank you to the committee chairs and many volunteers who helped make this week’s shopping experience so wonderful.

Missing some addresses for your holiday cards? Try the Brayton Directory…

Are you looking for addresses to send your holiday cards? Check out the Brayton Directory…and while you’re there, complete your own information as well so friends can reach you too!

It take 2 minutes to register!

It’s Cyber Monday! Time to shop Amazon.

When you log on to get great deals today, don’t forget to use the Brayton link for shopping on Amazon and support the PTO!

Roll up! Roll up! ‘Brayton’s Got Talent’ The Variety Show 2020 needs YOU!!

Act Registration

Calling students from ALL GRADES who would like to to showcase their talents in a 2-minute performance on stage in the Brayton gym – Friday, February 7th at 7:00pm. Sing, dance, tumble, act…whatever makes you shine! Get your acts together and register now! Numbers are limited to 30 Acts, so get in quick so you don’t miss out. And don’t be shy – especially first and second graders! If you’re not ready to get on stage on your own this year, gather a fun group of friends together and show us your best moves.

Act Registration Deadline is Wednesday, December 18

Continue reading Roll up! Roll up! ‘Brayton’s Got Talent’ The Variety Show 2020 needs YOU!!

Brayton Holiday Shop 2019!

Brayton’s Holiday Gift Shop will be open Thursday, December 5th (8:30 am – 1:00 pm) and Friday, December 6th (8:30 am – 3:00 pm).

We need you to help make the holiday shop a success. Please click here to sign-up for a shift. We need help with set-up, sales shifts, and clean-up/inventory both days. The class schedule is included in the sign-up genius.

The shop will have a variety of items for moms, dads, siblings, grandparents, teachers, pets, and more. There will also be Christmas and Hanukkah themed items.

Price points are typically between $1 and $10, with many items $6 and under!

Wear your PJs on Nov. 26th!

Please join us in supporting the Santa Claus Shot Hat & Mitten Drive’s last day, Tuesday, November 26th by wearing your PJs to school! Don’t forget to bring in new, unwrapped gloves and hats! For more information, see the flyer.

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? 

Continue reading Brayton Green Team’s Lunchbox Fundraiser for Brayton

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 and Wednesdays for five weeks.

Registration opens Monday, December 9th!

Classes will be held from 3:00–4:05 pm on:
Tuesdays: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, and 11 (snowdate 2/25) 
Wednesdays: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, and 12 (snowdate 2/26)

Watch for a separate email blast with class descriptions and details on how to register. Please email ASE chair Laura Davidkhanian 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!

Rescheduled to Thursday, December 12 due to snow!

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!

Continue reading November Letter from the Principal

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!