Does your student have a love for Mathematics? Want to sharpen their math skills and use them in new ways? Just wish there was more math in their week? Then the math Olympiad wants your student. Open to all students at Edna Brewer. Space is limited to the first 25 students who apply. Details: Ms. Karlstad’s classroom, Room 52 Wednesday after school, 55 minutes, starting at 1:50pm Starting Sept 20, Ending March 21
The PTSA presents:
FREE FAMILY FUN MOVIE AND PIZZA NIGHT!
Pizza for the whole family!
“Boss Baby” Movie for the kids
Get-to-know Brewer Q&A for adults
When: Tuesday, September 19th
Time: 6:30pm for pizza and raffle
Where: in the Playhouse
Don’t miss it!!!!
Does your student love school sports? Going on field trips? In need of academic support? Have a passion for music? Participating in the Science Fair? Yearn for the arts and performing arts?
Then please consider making a donation to the PTSA’s Giving Campaign to support all these programs and even more. Any amount is welcome as every student matters and every dollar counts.
As of today we have raised $12,000 — about 20% of our goal, which is $60,000.
Ways to donate:
- online: www.ednabrewer.net/donate
- ask your company to match your donation
- drop off in the school’s front office (in the PTSA box)
- mail a check payable to “Edna Brewer PTSA”:
Edna Brewer Middle School
3748 13th Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
Thank you to the many families who have already contributed.
Questions about the Giving Campaign? Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Benefit Reception for the Brewer Music Program (September 28th).
Performances by talented student musicians!
- September 28th, 5:30pm
- Tickets are $25
- Sponsorships available
The Edna Brewer Middle School Outreach Team welcomes all interested parents and guardians to come learn about our high-performing Oakland Public Middle School.
Each year we host several Morning Tours and one Evening Informational Event for prospective families. We encourage you to attend both, in order to get a sense of Edna Brewer’s dynamic, inclusive school culture, as well as our outstanding academic and elective programs.
The Morning Tours are led by Edna Brewer parent volunteers, who share their first hand knowledge about our school. After touring the campus and visiting classrooms, attendees meet key staff and a panel of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who present their perspectives on Edna Brewer and answer attendee questions.
The larger Evening Informational Event allows prospective parents/guardians and students to learn about Edna Brewer a bit more in-depth. Attendees hear from Principal Aubrey Layne and a panel of students from grades 6-8 who present their perspectives, insights and experiences. They can then attend three of several rotating “break-out” sessions held in various classrooms around the school, each focusing on a particular academic subject or elective. These sessions are held by Edna Brewer teachers, and include a short period for Q&A.
Click here to register for any of the following tour dates:
Monday, October 2, 2017 – 8:30 to 10:30 am
Thursday, October 26, 2017 – 8:30 to 10:30 am
Monday, November 13, 2017 – 8:30 to 10:30 am
Thursday, December 7, 2017 – 8:30 to 10:30 am
Thursday, January 11, 2017 – 8:30 to 10:30 am
Click here to register.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – 6:30 to 8:30 pm
We invite all Edna Brewer students, parents and guardians to attend our annual Back to School Night this Wednesday September 13th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
Visit classrooms, meet your child’s teachers and learn how to support your student’s success at Edna Brewer. (Bring your child’s class schedule.)
- 6:00pm: Intro and instructions in the Gym
- until 7:25pm: Visit your child’s classes in the order on their schedule.
- 7:30 – 8:00 pm: brief, mandatory grade level meetings for students and families in the following locations:
7th grade in the playhouse
6th grade in the cafeteria
Schoology Sign-ups at Back to School Night:
Parents, if you need help signing up for your parent account, go to the library Immediately before or after Back to School Night activities (5:30 – 6:00pm or 7:30 – 8:00pm). If you are bilingual and can help, contact Mr. Spafford at email@example.com or 510.531.6600 extension 660.
(This event is not for individual conferences. To schedule, please contact Ms. Philips.)
Monday, September 25th
The Oakland Honor Band will be playing the National Anthem at the beginning of the A’s game against the Seattle Mariners. Student performers will be from Brewer, Bret Harte, Westlake, Frick, Montera, Oakland Tech and Skyline. Get your field level tickets for a reduced price! See the flyer below or ask Mr. Pitt-Smith. Order your tickets by September 8th.
Students and staff will be observing the solar eclipse on Monday under the supervision of teachers with solar viewers provided by the PTSA .
All students will go outside with their Period 1 teachers and remain with them the whole time until the break. Teachers will provide solar eclipse education and safety instructions before going outside. (Viewer authenticity has been confirmed.)
What causes a solar eclipse? The first fact to understand about solar eclipses is that they occur because of a remarkable cosmic coincidence: the Sun is just about the same apparent size in our sky as the Moon. While the Sun is actually about 400 times larger in diameter than the Moon, the Moon is also about 400 times closer than the Sun. Therefore, the Sun and the Moon appear to be about the same size in our sky.
This single fact explains why we see total solar eclipses – the Moon has an apparent size that just barely covers the Sun completely, yet is not too large that the Sun’s atmosphere, its corona, is eclipsed as well. We on Earth occupy a celestial sweet spot to witness this sight.
If there are intelligent beings in other solar systems, the odds must be quite low that they would enjoy the same circumstance as we on Earth. So we are the beneficiaries of a wonderful cosmic coincidence.
How can you safely view a solar eclipse? Looking directly at the sun can cause permanent damage to your eyes, and most of the time we wouldn’t think of doing it. But during an eclipse people want to safely see what’s happening. The only truly safe way to directly view an eclipse is using an ISO approved filter, as in eclipse glasses and solar viewers. You may observe an eclipse indirectly through the leaves of trees, using a pegboard, or making a pinhole viewer by poking a hole in a sturdy paper plate and allowing the sun to shine through onto a viewing plate or paper. Never use a camera, binoculars, telescope, sunglasses, film or x-ray plates to view an eclipse.
Thankfully, our PTSA will provide each student a pair of eclipse viewing glasses that will safely allow for the viewing of the eclipse, especially during maximum darkness (10:10 – 10:20am). All classrooms will have information available prior to viewing.