Updated Promotion Information for 8th Grade Families


The 8th Grade Dinner Dance is Friday, June 1st from 6-9 pm at Jack London Aquatic Center. This promises to be a great event with DJ Dante, delicious food and a photo booth. This is a free event thanks to the Edna Brewer PTSA. See flyer and map for details.

8th Grade Promotion Tickets can be picked up (by parents / guardians only):

  • Friday June 1st between 5:45 – 6:45 pm at the Dinner Dance (Aquatic Center entrance)
  • Monday, June 4th between 4:30 – 6:30 pm at the Edna Brewer Library.

We are not able to honor requests for additional tickets. Each family that requested tickets via the request form or from Mr. Small will receive the number of tickets requested (up to 5). Those who did not formally request tickets will receive up to 4 as needed.

Questions? Please contact Mr. Small or call 510-531-6600.


Edna Brewer 8th Grade Promotion:

Cathedral of Christ the Light
2121 Harrison Street, Oakland
Thursday, June 7th 5:30-7:30 pm

Arrival times:

  • Students arrive at 4:30pm
  • Doors open for guests at 4:45pm
  • Ceremony starts at 5:30pm


Thank you for respecting these rules: Please remove hats before entering. NO BALLOONS! No confetti, silly string or bull horns. No food or drink. No large bags



We encourage public transportation.  Rideshare services (like Lyft and Uber) are another option. First time Lyft users get their first ride free, up to $50. Use promo code KICK.


Public Transportation

BART: The 19th Street BART station is located approximately six blocks from the Cathedral of Christ the Light. For route maps and schedules, visit BART.gov.

BUS: AC Transit lines 11 and 12 stop at the corner of Grand Avenue and Harrison Street. AC Transit Lines NL and 33 stop at the corner of 20th Street and Webster. For route maps and schedules, visit ACTransit.org.



There will be NO guest parking at the Cathedral for the Brewer promotion ceremony (limited Cathedral parking is reserved for teachers/staff). Street parking is limited. Note: there is a separate entrance only for guests with disabilities at the white curbside drop off area on Harrison Street (elevator can be used to reach the Cathedral level). Look for signage!


Nearby parking garages

P1. 155 Grand Garage (155 Grand Ave): Monthly Parking Only (not available)

P2. Kaiser Plaza Lot (324 22nd Street): $6/hour

P3. Kaiser Center Garage (300 Lakeside Drive): $8/hour (max $25) Evening (after 4:30): $7.00

P4. 180 Grand Garage (180 Grand Ave): $6/hour or $2/20 minutes (max $16)