PTSA President’s November Update

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming events:

High School Options Fair for Parents, Wednesday, November 12th at 6:00pm in the Gym.

PTSA General Association Meeting, Tuesday, November 18th at 6:30pm in the Panther Playhouse.  Light dinner and child care, an award ceremony and discussion of parent engagement with Spanish, Vietnamese and Cantonese translation.   Please attend to meet Brewer teachers and other parents and to join the discussion.

This has been a great start to the school year.  The PTSA is working daily with the school to continue our past school support and to start new programs with the help of our dynamite parents.   The peer tutor program has expanded to include all grades this year.  The new Panther PRIDE store under storemaster Violet Nelson has been a resounding success.  

Back to School Night, Burgers and Bingo and Culture Night brought many in our community together.  We are still providing healthy snacks for the Brewer students.

Work has already begun on our major fundraisers including the Edna Brewer Auction with live event scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2015 and the Ride for a Reason planned for Saturday, May 16, 2015.   Check out the new Mixed Bag Fundraiser this year to cover expenses for 8th grade promotion.  There is still time to order from the catalog or on-line for yourself, friends and family.  Also, don’t forget the Annual Giving drive: you should just have received a notice by mail.

We don’t take enough time to thank all of the parents (and especially all the teachers) who help Edna Brewer students get the best middle school education in Oakland and mature into young adults.   It takes all of us and every effort we can make to keep this school great.   This is a contribution for our children enrolled today and for all the Oakland children who will sit in their seats in years to come.

So: Thank you to all our parents and to the PTSA members and to Principal Pasarow and to all the Edna Brewer staff and teachers.  Please keep doing what you are doing.   This is going to be a great year at Edna Brewer.


Mike Rizzo
PTSA President