Principal’s Weekly Email

Good evening, Bret Harte families,
My staff and I very much enjoyed hosting Back to School Night on Wednesday. We hope that you also enjoyed following your son or daughter’s schedule and learning more about the classes and teachers.
Bret Harte Community Club (BHCC)
If you missed the Bret Harte Community Club General Meeting on 9/12, you are welcome to check out the meeting slides here.
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BHCC Newsletter: August Issue
BHCC does a LOT of great stuff. All those cannot happen without your help.
Only through your generous donation are we able to enrich Bret Harte Community programs. Your donations will help support our students, teachers, staff and various school programs. We are hoping each family can donate $250 per child in order to help us reach our $50,000 goal.
For information about volunteering, please visit our website here. Please fill out the volunteer form and drop off at the front office.

Visitors on Campus
As a reminder, all parents are considered visitors on campus between the hours of 7:30 and 4. Parents should not be on campus during these hours, unless there is a scheduled meeting or appointment. If visitors have a scheduled meeting or appointment, they must sign in and receive a visitor badge from the front office. Students can only be signed out of campus during the school day by visiting Student Services. We ask for your cooperation with these procedures to ensure a safe campus.
Sports Information
All BH athletes must be completely registered online at by the deadlines below in order to tryout for wrestling, girls basketball, and boys soccer. If registration isn’t completed by the deadlines, athletes will not be able to tryout, nor practice, with the teams below for the entire season.

Sport Registration Deadlines

Wrestling, September 24th at 2:30p.m.
Girls Basketball, October 8th at 2:30p.m.
Boys Soccer, October 8th at 2:30p.m.

Upcoming Sport Tryout Details

Wrestling Practices: Starting Sept. 24, Mondays through Thursdays from 3-5 p.m., in the BH Cafeteria. Bring your wrestling shoes and wear athletic attire.

Point Break Workshops:
Bret Harte will host Point Break Workshops on 9/18 and 9/20.
Point Break improves the behaviors, values, and attitudes of students. 7th Gradersand the 8thgrade Leadership classeswill be participating in the workshops, on one of the days (9/11, 9/13, 9/18 or 9/20). The Point Break Workshops are led by a fully trained and experienced staff, supported by Parent Volunteers. Volunteers don’t need any special training. Point Break program staff will meet with you for 15 minutes prior to the workshop start time at 7:45am. Dress comfortably, lunch will be provided. For more info on Point Break go to http://www. 
The amazing BHCC Volunteer Coordinator team has pushed out the SignUp Genius link to all currently registered volunteers. We still have a few volunteer slots open. Please visit this link if you are able to sign up as a parent volunteer for this event:

Friday, Sept 28th is RALLY DAY! Each approved club will have tables set up during lunch in the quad area with posters describing their club and sign-up sheets for students to join. Each club will need at least 15 students for the club to become active. Students are able to sign-up for as many clubs as their schedule allows.
Ice Cream Social
Please join us in the quad from 4:00-5:30 next Friday, September 14th to celebrate the end of summer with an ice cream social. Ice cream will be sold with prices ranging from $2.00-$2.50.

Upcoming Bronco Spirit Week 9/17-9/21
Monday- Pajama Day, Remember No Slippers
Tuesday- Sports Day
Wednesday- Hawaiian Day
Thursday- Opposite Day
Friday- Disney Day

Bronco Night Tickets:
Tickets will go on sale starting Monday, September 17thduring lunch and after school. Ticket prices $3 with an ASB and $7 without ASB sticker. Students must have a current Bret Harte student ID to purchase a ticket. Ticket sales will continue through the week of September 17th, until we reach our cap of 400 tickets. Tickets will not be sold at the event. Bronco Night is scheduled for September 21st.

SJUSD Town Hall:
SJUSD wants to hear from you! Please join us for the first town hall meeting of the 2018-2019 school year and bring your ideas, thoughts, and suggestions on how we can work together to reach our common goal of preparing today’s students to be the thinkers, leaders, and creators of tomorrow. The meeting will be held on Mon. Sept. 24 from 6-8 p.m. at Pioneer High School’s Performing Arts Center.
Important Upcoming Dates:
Wednesday, September 12 (6:30 pm-8:00 pm)—Back to School Night
Wednesday, September 12 (8:00 pm – 8:30 pm) —BHCC General Meeting, Cafeteria, directly after Back to School Night
Friday, September 14 (4:00-5:30) — Ice Cream Social in the Quad
Monday, September 17— Bronco Night tickets go on sale, during lunch and after school, and will continue throughout the week until we reach our cap of 400 tickets.
Monday, September 17-Friday, September 21—Spirit Week
Tuesday, September 18—(9:30 am) Bret Harte Community Club meeting, SDR
Tuesday, September 18—(3pm -4pm) —School Site Council, Room L12
Friday, September 21— Lunch time Rally
Friday, September 21 (7 pm-9 pm)—Bronco Night
Monday, September 24 (6 pm -8 pm) —SJUSD Town Hall Meeting @ Pioneer High School
Tuesday, September 25—Everyday Heroes
Friday, September 28—Lunch Time Rally and Club Sign-ups

Alanna Callaway-Wilson
Bret Harte Middle School

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