• September 9th, 2013

    Brandon PTA announcements for the week September 9, 2013


    Thanks to the support of the PTA, Brandon students will start specialist schedules this month – Computer Lab, PE, Music, Art. The more we invest the more our children profit! Investment forms can be found in the office.1adams1212@gmail.com for questions.

    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

    BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT – September 12th
    Back To School Night is a valuable opportunity for your child’s teacher to talk about information important for a successful year. It also gives you a chance to ask questions and find out ways to assist your child and the classroom.
    Please note that this is an adult-only evening. No childcare is provided.
    5:30 pm GATE meeting in the MPR, 4th – 6th grades only
    6:00-6:45 pm  Kindergarten – 3rd grade classroom presentations
    6:15 pm  Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI) meeting in the MPR, 4th-6th grades
    7:00-7:45 pm  4th – 6th grade classroom presentations
    BRANDON FALL BOOK FAIR – Monday, September 16th – Friday, September 20th
    Plan on coming to the Fall Book Fair – “A Cool Place to Discover Hot Books!”
    Please consider volunteering to help make the Book Fair a success!
    Contact Jeannie Barbieri-Low at jbarbierilow@yahoo.com or Kate Ugoretz at ugoretz@cox.net or sign-up for a shift athttp://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0A45ADA62CA02-volunteers

    Branch Out with Brandon PTA! Memberships are $6 and include the very useful Brandon Directory. Membership envelopes are available in the school office.

    Please take a moment to complete and return the PTA Brandon Directory form sent home in your child’s Friday Folder (extra forms are available in the office). Forms should be returned in Friday Folders or to the school office by September 9th.

    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.
    Shirts and Sweatshirts will be on sale in front of school on Thursday, September 12th at 8:00 am. If you cant make it to school, a flyer with details on how to place an order will come home in Friday Folders.
    Inventory sells quickly!

    A volunteer is needed to share the position of Brandon representative on the Goleta District Advisory Council (DAC) starting in January. The DAC is a group consisting of parent representatives from each of the nine Goleta schools and meets monthly (usually the first Thursday from 9:15-11:30 am) at a different school site to hear District updates, provide input, and share information from the school sites. The Brandon representative is responsible for attending the DAC meetings, taking notes and presenting information to the PTA, as well as contributing information to the Principal’s newsletters.
    Please remember to save your Box Tops for our Fall Collection. Box Tops can be clipped from hundreds of products in grocery stores and discount stores like Costco, KMart and Target. 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. Visit boxtops4education.com as often as you would like for bonus Box Tops, special offers, deals, discounts, and coupons.
    Also, check out www.2ways2earn.com to earn even more Box Tops for Brandon.
    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mimi Dent at mimident@hotmail.com

    To benefit music and physical education in the Goleta Elementary Schools!

    Mrs. Roggero will run with all the students who join the Kid’s Fun Run (Fun Run Registration is only $5).
    Date: Sunday, September 15th
    Place: District Office at 401 N. Fairview Avenue, Goleta
    Time: 4 mile walk/run starts at 8:30 am, Kids Fun Run starts at 9:45 am, Family Activities from 9-10:30 am
    Register: www.Active.com or use the registration form that came home in Friday Folders.

    Would you like a farm fresh fruit and veggies CSA box delivered to Brandon? A portion of the proceeds supports the Brandon school garden! Contact www.ellwoodcanyonfarms.com with discount code#CQGD66M and receive 10% off your first order until September 30th. If you have questions, please contact Jana Brody at Jana@paintjamusa.com

    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.

    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 Adventures: With Art Innovators, discover our fun and playful curriculum with whimsical animals, people and nature, still life, simple landscapes, and 3-D projects. Using artist quality media, learn to draw, paint, collage, and build with clay while gaining self-confidence in creating beautiful original art! Our curriculum guides young children in the transition from random scribbling to intentional drawing and helps them see how lines and shapes fit together to create recognizable forms.
    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).
    Art, Ecology, and Mythology!: Join Art Innovators this year for an imaginative and creative venture into the world of art. Explore famous places & faces, re-use materials in everyday life, and discover mythology in art. Build clay sculptures, learn to draw, paint in watercolor and acrylics, create mixed media projects, try out printmaking, copper tooling, collage, repoussé and lots more! Three sessions make up our full-year curriculum.
    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!
    NEW CURRICULUM and artist quality media EVERY SESSION!

    Back To School Night (Adults Only) – Thursday, September 12th
    GEF 4-Miler & Fun Run – Sunday, September 15th, 8:30 am 4-Miler; 9:45 Kid’s Fun Run
    Fall Book Fair – Monday, September 16th-Friday, September 20th
    PTA Welcome Back Dinner – Thursday, September 19th from 5:00-6:30 pm

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