Brewer Blast

The latest Edna Brewer information can be found in the Brewer Blast, a weekly newsletter published by the PTSA for the Edna Brewer community. Use the links below to view the latest issue, subscribe to the Brewer Blast, or view an archive of past issues.

School News

PTSA Message 2015

Welcome from the PTSA to Edna Brewer – the best and most diverse middle school in Oakland – for the 2015-16 academic year.   For those of you here last year, welcome back.   For those new to the Brewer community, welcome, and we are really glad you are here.   We would like to extend a very special welcome to our new principal, Mr. Aubrey Layne, who shares our commitment to fostering a community based on equity, inclusion and excellence.  The first week of school is exciting and hopeful, and with continued … [Read More...]

Principal’s Message 2015

“Once a Panther, always a Panther!” Welcome to all of our Edna Brewer Panther families.  Thank you for making Edna Brewer your school of choice.  The start of the school year can inspire various emotions- excitement, nervousness, anxiety, to name a few, for both students and adults.  We recognize this and have been working to make the start smooth and easy for all. The 2015-16 school year marks a major transition for the Edna Brewer Middle School community at the leadership level.  With Sam Pasarow’s … [Read More...]

2015 Registration – New and Returning Students

The first day of school is  Monday, August 24th! Please sign up to volunteer at Registration. Responsible Edna Brewer students may also help (except for immunization & paperwork collection). How to get registration forms: Pick up Registration Packets at the office August 6th and 7th, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. If you have received a letter with student ID and a verification code (like this one), you can register online at Aeries.Net. Remember that online registrants still need to bring documentation … [Read More...]

Meet our new Principal, Mr. Layne, July 2nd

Following is the official announcement from OUSD welcoming Mr. Layne and inviting the Brewer Community to meet him in person on July 2nd at 7:30 pm in the Library. We realize many of you will be out of town, but please do join us you can! (If you can help with preparations or have questions, please email   … [Read More...]

Sponsor an Edna Brewer “Ride for a Reason” Participant!

All our Brewer riders made it to Sacramento! We had a lovely day riding along the beautiful course. Not only did Brewer have 22 fundraising riders, we had a dozen fantastic Brewer volunteers: Eric, Claire and Anja Londgren, Pam Fong, Johanna McCormack, Michelle Mateo, the Martindales, Yasmin Medora, Kerrie and Lauren Halmi, Dave Binder, and Lacy Lefkowitz. Mr. Rok rode all 109 miles and was our Brewer spokesperson at the rally in Sacramento.  Not only did we have a great ride with great weather, Brewer … [Read More...]

New and Returning Edna Brewer Families are invited to the PTSA General Meeting

April 21, 6:30 pm (Panther Playhouse) We will be discussing important transitions, both on the PTSA and in Edna Brewer’s administration: Mr. Pasarow will not be the principal of Edna Brewer next school year and we will discuss this transition process. He is working now on finding a strong leader to take his place and to continue the growth and success we’ve had at Edna Brewer. We will also address transitions on the PTSA. New parents leaders are needed to fill roles on the PTSA and we hope you can … [Read More...]

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