• September 30th, 2013

    Brandon PTA announcements for the week September 30, 2013

    BRANDON PTA’s INVEST IN YOUR ISLANDER CONTRIBUTION CAMPAIGN
    Thanks to the PTA, books have been delivered to grade levels to support classroom lessons aligned with the California Common Core Standards.

    Thanks to the following families for Investing in your Islanders!!
    Lennon, Gritt, Ugoretz, Kuhm, Flowers, Dent, Brody, Choi, Janzen, Stokke, Williams, Rodriguez, Lopez, Marshall, Denier, Steinberger, Salcido, Allen, Robinson, Marston, Martin, Wampler/Roberts, Kleeburg, Gonzalez, Heather, McCabe/Miller, Greaney, Tat/Truong, Erskine, Herrera, Hoang, Beltz, Lee, George, Stone, McGolpin, Iza, Roggero, Wheeler, Li, Steelsmith, Trilokekar, Holtz, Medina, Luc, Vasquez, Blell, Demourkas, Warren, Aboulhosn, Marlett, Armenta, Pizano, Bishop, Spence, Perez, Hung, Nelson

    If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Adams 1adams1212@gmail.com

    PTA MEMBERSHIP
    Branch Out with Brandon PTA!
    You can still join the PTA. Memberships are $6 per person and include the very useful Brandon Directory. Membership envelopes are available in the school office.

    BRANDON T-SHIRTS & SWEATSHIRTS
    Show your Brandon pride with a Brandon Islanders T-Shirt or Sweatshirt.
    Youth T-Shirts are $7; Adult Long-Sleeved T-Shirts are $15, and Youth Hooded Sweatshirts are $20.
    Order forms were sent home in Friday Folders. Supplies are limited, so act now!
    Questions: contact Mimi Dent at mimident@hotmail.com

    BOX TOPS
    Please remember to save your Box Tops for our Fall Collection. For each Box Top collected, Brandon School receives 10 cents. Box Tops will be collected from classrooms on October 18th.
    Box Tops Marketplace offers even more benefits. To enroll, log in to www.boxtops4education.com and select Brandon School, then click the link to any of the 300 affiliated stores and shop as usual. A portion of your qualifying purchase will be donated to Brandon School. Also, check out www.2ways2earn.com to earn even more Box Tops for Brandon.
    If you have any questions, please contact Mimi Dent at mimident@hotmail.com

    61st ANNUAL BREAKFAST WITH THE AUTHORS – Saturday, October 5th, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Come celebrate the 61st Annual Breakfast with the Authors to be held at the County Education Office Auditorium on Saturday, October 5th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. This unique Santa Barbara literary event will feature a three-member panel discussion to address how the Common Core Standards will impact children¹s literature. The program also includes an open mic forum, authors’ comments, and the chance to purchase personally autographed books. For more information and list of authors attending, go to: http://tinyurl.com/2013-BWA.
    Registration is required (deadline Sept. 26th). Tickets are $16 and include a delicious catered brunch. Students 12 and older are welcome to attend at a reduced ticket price of $10 each.
    For questions, please contact Rose Koller at 964­4711, ext. 5222, or rkoller@sbceo.org.

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    Information regarding Brandon Elementary School’s after-school enrichment classes is provided as a service to families of students at Brandon Elementary School. The Brandon PTA is neither sponsoring nor endorsing the enrichment classes or the agencies/businesses providing the classes.

    AFTER-SCHOOL CLUBS (RUN BY MR. T)
    Duration: 10 weeks (October to December), 12 students max
    To register, fill out form sent home in Friday Folders; turn in the form & payment to the office.
    Cost: $125 for 10 classes, Scholarships available.
    LEGO WeDo Club: Grades 2-4, Tuesdays @ Brandon School, 3:00-4:00pm
    October 1st to December 17th(10 weeks total) [2 week break @ Thanksgiving]
    *Spring Session will be Grades 1-4*
    Warning: Same material, if you’ve already done the class
    Digital Yearbook Club: Grades 4-6, Thursdays @ Brandon School, 2:00-3:00pm
    October 3rd to December 19th (10 weeks total) [2 week break @ Thanksgiving]

    Arts Innovators – Kindergarten – Art Classes @ Brandon, Mondays, 1:35-2:35 pm in Art Room, Starting September 16th.
    Fall Session: September 16th–December 16th (11 classes), Cost: $154 (payment plan available).
    Art Innovators – Grades 1st-6th – Art Classes @ Brandon, Thursdays, 2:00-3:00 pm in Art Room, Starting September 19th.
    Fall Session: September 19th-December 19th (12 classes), Cost: $168 (payment plan available).
    Register for Art Innovators classes online at www.ArtInnovatorsSB.com.
    Register for Full School Year (Sept. 19, 2013-May 29, 2014) and get 5% Discount!

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    CALENDAR OF EVENTS
    Executive PTA Meeting – Thursday, October 3rd at 6:30 pm in the Staff Lounge
    BOWWOW Opening Day – Wednesday, October 9th, 7:30-8:15 am, Front of School Office
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