Upcoming Events

Aug
27
Tue
10:00 am New Family Coffee
New Family Coffee
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am
Meet other families who are new to Brayton!
Sep
3
Tue
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!
Sep
11
Wed
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.

Brayton Events and Traditions

Brayton School is a busy community with events and traditions to serve our student and parent populations. These events range from fundraising opportunities to service, to just plain fun!  Did you come here looking for an explanation, and not find it?  Contact the webmaster and we will fix it!

Fall EventsWinter EventsSpring EventsYear Round EventsAlpabetical List of Events

FALL EVENTS

BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT:  September; all parents are invited, and strongly encouraged to attend.  Parents are able to meet the teachers, other parents, see their children’s work, and learn about what will go on in the class during the year.

BINGO NIGHT: October, in the evening. Students and their families are invited to play Bingo and buy chances to win gift baskets.  The 5th grade class runs a pizza dinner/bake sale.

FALL BOOK FAIR:  November. Children are given opportunities during school to visit the book fair and purchase from a wonderful reading selection.  Parents often attend the book fair with their children.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE:  Fall.  An opportunity to join the PTO and, therefore, contribute financially to all PTO events and activities.

POPSICLE PARTY:  First Day of School.  An informal get-together held after school at which parents can meet their children’s teachers.

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WINTER EVENTS

AFTER-SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM:  February.  Fun, enriching activities are taught after school by Brayton teachers, parents and outside professionals.  A fee is charged based on the class and materials required.  Parents are encouraged to share their talents with the children.

DESSERT SHOW:  March.  Brayton parents write, choreograph and perform an often hilarious stage production. Read more about the Dessert Show

HOLIDAY CONCERT:  Evening concert held during in which all fourth and fifth graders participate in the chorus and almost all participate in band or orchestra.  Families of participants are invited to the concert.

VARIETY SHOW:  January.  Children create and perform singing, dancing, instrumental and other acts during an evening performance.  Participation is voluntary.

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SPRING EVENTS

FAMILY FUN DAY/BRAYTON BOBCAT CARNIVAL:  Saturday in May.  This family event is filled with plenty of games and prizes for everyone to enjoy.  Parents and family members run all of the activities.

FIRST GRADE ORIENTATION:  June.  Incoming first graders and their parents are invited to come and see the school.

IN-HOUSE FIELD DAY:  June:  Each class, as a whole, competes in different physical activities and tries to better the school records.

SPRING BOOK FAIR:  June. Children are given opportunities during school to visit the book fair and purchase from a wonderful reading selection.  Parents often attend the book fair with their children.

SPRING CONCERT:  Evening concerts held during May in which all fourth and fifth graders participate in the chorus and almost all participate in band or orchestra.  Families of participants are invited to the concert.

SPRING OPEN HOUSE:  May. An evening event that offers a chance for students to share their classrooms, artwork and school work with parents and siblings.   Students also have the opportunity to visit next year’s classrooms. (Volunteers needed).

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YEAR ROUND EVENTS

ART IN THE CLASSROOM:  A year-long program where children learn about famous artists, view their works, and complete a project to reinforce their learning. Parents teach the 45-minute sessions in their child’s class. Prior knowledge of art is NOT necessary.  Lesson plans are provided.

CAFÉ CON LECHE INTERNATIONAL:  A group for parents which addresses and serves the needs of our Hispanic community and meets several times throughout the year. Volunteers are needed to help support and organize the Cafe con Leche luncheon and other events. Jessica Perdoma O’Hara is the teacher rep for this group, and everything is done in Spanish.

CITIZENS OF THE MONTH (1-5).  A program to recognize every student and staff member at Brayton for his or her contribution to the Brayton community.  One focus area (doing good deeds or making new friends) is stressed each year.  Each month a different class and group of teachers is chosen.

CLASSROOM PARENT:  Two parents share the responsibility for each classroom.  They help the teacher with parties, special holiday events, getting drivers for field trips, and coordinating other volunteers as needed.

CULTURAL ARTS:  Culturally oriented assemblies and activities are brought to the children throughout the school year.  Programs range from theatrical and musical performances and author visits as well as curriculum-based programs through the local Museums that take place in the classroom.

GROCERY GIFT CARDS:  Families buy their groceries at Kings, Shop Rite, Stop and Shop using gift cards purchased by the PTO and 5% of their grocery purchases goes to the Brayton PTO.  No fees are involved.

HOUSE AND GROUNDS:  Parent volunteers help to beautify the school. 

LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS:  Parents assist the librarian during the morning or afternoon by checking out books, re-shelving, and handling special projects.  Training is provided.

PARENT TUTOR:  Parent volunteers work weekly during the school day with individual students on academic skills as directed by the classroom teacher. Interested parents should contact Dr. Moretz.

STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL:  Elected representatives from each class meet monthly with teacher advisors to arrange activities and events for all Brayton students.

TEACHER APPRECIATION/HOSPITALITY:  Help make or purchase food and beverages for PTO functions. Celebrates the contributions of Brayton’s teachers by organizing meals and tokens of appreciation.

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ALPHABETICAL LIST

AFTER-SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM:  February.  Fun, enriching activities are taught after school by Brayton teachers, parents and outside professionals.  A fee is charged based on the class and materials required.  Parents are encouraged to share their talents with the children.

ART IN THE CLASSROOM:  A year-long program where children learn about famous artists, view their works, and complete a project to reinforce their learning. Parents teach the 45-minute sessions in their child’s class. Prior knowledge of art is NOT necessary.  Lesson plans are provided.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT:  September; all parents are invited, and strongly encouraged to attend.  Parents are able to meet the teachers, other parents, see their children’s work, and learn about what will go on in the class during the year.

BINGO NIGHT:  Friday night in October. Students and their families are invited to play Bingo and buy chances to win gift baskets.  The 5th grade class runs a pizza dinner/bake sale.

FALL BOOK FAIR:  November. Children are given opportunities during school to visit the book fair and purchase from a wonderful reading selection.  Parents often attend the book fair with their children.

FAMILY FUN DAY/BRAYTON BOBCAT CARNIVAL:  Saturday in May.  This family event is filled with plenty of games and prizes for everyone to enjoy.  Parents and family members run all of the activities.

CAFÉ CON LECHE INTERNATIONAL:  An international club for parents which meets several times per year during school hours.  Its purpose is to encourage a sense of international heritage and diversity at Brayton, and to welcome and help newly-arrived international families.  All families are invited.

CITIZENS OF THE MONTH:  A program to recognize every student and staff member at Brayton for his or her contribution to the Brayton community.  One focus area (doing good deeds or making new friends) is stressed each year.  Each month a different class and group of teachers is chosen.

CLASSROOM PARENT:  Two parents share the responsibility for each classroom.  They help the teacher with parties, special holiday events, getting drivers for field trips, and coordinating other volunteers as needed.

CULTURAL ARTS:  Culturally oriented assemblies and activities are brought to the children throughout the school year.  Programs range from theatrical and musical performances and author visits as well as curriculum-based programs through the local Museums that take place in the classroom.

DESSERT SHOW:  March.  Brayton parents write, choreograph and perform an often hilarious stage production. Read more about the Dessert Show

FIRST GRADE ORIENTATION:  Weekday evening in June.  Incoming first graders and their parents are invited to come and see the school.

GROCERY GIFT CARDS:  Families buy their groceries at Kings, Shop Rite, Stop and Shop using gift cards purchased by the PTO and 5% of their grocery purchases goes to the Brayton PTO.  No fees are involved.

HOLIDAY CONCERT:  Evening concert held during in which all fourth and fifth graders participate in the chorus and almost all participate in band or orchestra.  Families of participants are invited to the concert.

HOUSE AND GROUNDS:  Parent volunteers help to beautify the school.

IN-HOUSE FIELD DAY:  School day in June.  Each class, as a whole, competes in different physical activities and tries to better the school records.

LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS:  Parents assist the librarian during the morning or afternoon by checking out books, re-shelving, and handling special projects.  Training is provided.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE:  Fall.  An opportunity to join the PTO and, therefore, contribute financially to all PTO events and activities.

PARENT TUTOR:  Parent volunteers work weekly during the school day with individual students on academic skills as directed by the classroom teacher. Interested parents should contact Dr. Moretz.

POPSICLE PARTY:  First Day of School.  An informal get-together held after school at which parents can meet their children’s teachers.

SPRING BOOK FAIR:  June. Children are given opportunities during school to visit the book fair and purchase from a wonderful reading selection.  Parents often attend the book fair with their children.

SPRING CONCERT:  Evening concerts held during May in which all fourth and fifth graders participate in the chorus and almost all participate in band or orchestra.  Families of participants are invited to the concert.

SPRING OPEN HOUSE:  May. An evening event that offers a chance for students to share their classrooms, artwork and school work with parents and siblings.   Students also have the opportunity to visit next year’s classrooms. (Volunteers needed).

STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL:  Elected representatives from each class meet monthly with teacher advisors to arrange activities and events for all Brayton students.

TEACHER APPRECIATION/HOSPITALITY:  Help make or purchase food and beverages for PTO functions. Celebrates the contributions of Brayton’s teachers by organizing meals and tokens of appreciation.

VARIETY SHOW:  January.  Children create and perform singing, dancing, instrumental and other acts during an evening performance.  Participation is voluntary.

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