Principal’s Weekly Email

Good Evening Bronco Families,

This is my last weekend update and I want to thank you for a fabulous 4 years. 

Ms. Callaway will be continuing the messages next year.

Events Coming up:
Monday 6/4 - Normal Monday Bell Schedule (dismissal at 2:05)
Tuesday 6/5 - 8th grade Great America Trip
Tuesday 6/5 - 5th and 6th period Final (see bell schedule below)
Wednesday 6/6 - 3rd and 4th period Final
Wednesday 6/6 8th grade End Of Year Awards 4th period in Cafe
Thursday 6/7 1st and 2nd period Final and LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Thursday 6/7 8th grade promotion practice at BHMS 1st period final​
Thursday 6/7 8th grade Promotion Ceremony 6:45 start at SAP (promoting 8th graders must arrive by 5:30)

You , Me, Us—Bret Harte’s 2018 Yearbook is happening!
We still have a lot of unsold yearbooks but they will go fast.  Check your name on the banner at student services to make sure you have purchased a yearbook.  If you still want or need to purchase one see Mrs. Atencio in the office!

  Bret Harte Finals Schedule 6/5 - 6/7, 2018 (for 6th and 7th grdae)
Monday 6/4 will be a regular Monday bell schedule (dismissal at 2:05)
1st Class           8:05 – 10:16
Break               10:16 – 10:31
2nd Class           10:36 – 12:46
(1st 10 minutes of each period is SSR)
Lunch*            12:46-1:16
Bus Departure     1:16

*Lunch is optional for students to remain on campus.
There will be NO late activity bus during Finals Schedule.
Schedule subject to change as the needs of Bret Harte and/or SJUSD dictate.

Tuesday, 6/5           5th and 6th period
Wednesday, 6/6       3rd and 4th period
Thursday, 6/7         1st and 2nd period​

The Bret Harte Community Club Needs YOU!There’s no better way to contribute to the success of the Bret Harte Community and our students’ experience at Bret Harte than to participate on the Board of the Bret Harte Community Club. The following positions are open for the 2018-2019 school year:

Staff Appreciation Chair(s): Plans and executes 3-4 lunches for the Bret Harte staff to show our appreciation for all they do for our students. This role can be held by 2 people as well (co-chairs).
Please contact Kama Fletcher at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with any questions about these roles and/or if you are interested in getting involved with the BHCC. WE CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!

  Bret Harte Community Club Donation Drive: Donations can be made anytime during the year and will be entered into our monthly drawing. We are still working to reach our donation drive goals and would love to fulfill all the vital requests we’re receiving from staff members. Please consider donating today. To donate online please go to the Community Club website by clicking HERE, and scroll down to the DONATE button.  ​

EVERYTHING about End of Year for 8th GRADE:​
8th grade promotion will be at the SAP at 6:45 pm on June 7th Promoting students need to arrive by 5:30.
This summer, Leland Speech, and Debate is proud to host our annual debate camp. Led by high school students from the nations #1 ranked speech and debate team, our program teaches incoming high school freshmen the fundamentals of public speaking, critical thinking, and collaboration through Lincoln-Douglas Debate. We offer two different sessions (Session 1: June 25th - 29th and Session 2: July 9th to 13th). The program is completely free and open to all rising freshmen who will graduate from Bret Harte and attend Leland in the fall of 2018. It is held from 9 AM to 12:30 PM Monday through Friday at Leland High School. For more information about the program or to sign up, visit If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).)​
8th Grade Promotion Information & Forms
If you would like to purchase the 8th Grade Panoramic Picture and Promotion Photos online, use the following link:
The following documents can be downloaded and filled out for the Panoramic Picture Form and Promotion Order Form.
Promotion Order Form(PDF)
Panoramic Order Form(PDF)
Dress Code(PDF)​​

Tina VanLaarhoven
Bret Harte Middle School

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