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.
Make-up Registration Dates have just been announced:
August 14, 9am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm
August 15, 9am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm
Please enter through the main door. Registration will be up the stairs in the library.
Questions? Contact Ms. Silva at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to families who have already given!
Our goal is 100% participation to raise $60,000 for PTSA funded programs for our kids. Any amount is welcome.
Be sure to check whether your employer can increase your donation by matching it.
How to donate:
- Monthly recurring donations as low as $10 a month can be made online.
- One-time donations can be made online or by writing a check to Edna Brewer PTSA and dropping it off in the office or mailing to EBMS PTSA, 3748 13th Ave., Oakland, CA 94610.
Thank you from the EBMS Fundraising Team!
Backpacks for Brewer students in need:
For those interested in supporting this year’s Backpack Drive, please make sure backpacks pass teen muster for style and color (Ideally when you take your teen shopping for a backpack and supplies, you will buy a second backpack that is about the same) and contain the following at a minimum:
- two 3- ring binders with dividers
- a ream of lined paper
- a ream of graph paper
- a box of colored pencils
- a ruler
- pens, pencils and erasers
- index cards
- 2 or 3 two-pocket folders.
Donations just before and during the first few days of school are best – between August 18th and 23rd. Bring donated backpacks directly to Ms. Sambrani or any school administrator. Thank you for your generosity to our Panther students in need!.
Contact Ms. Sambrani for more information.
Registration has been set for August 7th, 8th and 9th.
- Monday, August 7th, (incoming 6th and new families): 9 am – 2 pm,
- Monday August 7th – New Student Orientation at 3 pm.
- Tuesday, August 8th (rising 7th & 8th): 9 am – 1 pm AND 3 pm – 7 pm
- Wednesday, August 9th (rising 7th & 8th): 9 am – 1 pm AND 3 pm – 7 pm
Please make sure your child’s immunizations are taken care of. Visit this web page to learn more about what those vaccines are. There are also free clinics and places that offer these services. Please bring a copy of your child’s immunization records along with the original. This will help prevent delays at registration.
Ms. Silva will be available at the school on Friday, August 4th from 9 am – 4 pm to give out registration packets. She will not be collecting registration papers on Friday, just giving them out.
This year, for your convenience, we are posting some of the required Fall Registration forms here so that you may print them at home. The Edna Brewer website does not contain all the forms needed to register. They will be available at Registration or from Ms. Silva on August 4th.
- 2017-18 OUSD Registration Packet (English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer)
- 2017-18 OUSD Policies and Signature Page (English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer)
- 2017-18 Student Emergency Card (English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer)
- Parent Request for Primary Language Assistance (English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer)
- 2017-18 OUSD Acceptable Use of Technology Form (English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer)
- 2017-18 OUSD Health Coverage Flyer (English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer)
- 2017-18 OUSD Local Control Formula Funding Form (English)
- 2017-18 PTSA Membership Form (English, Spanish)
Please make arrangements to ensure your attendance at registration to guarantee your child’s spot at Edna Brewer.
Out of town during registration dates? If you are unable to register your child on the published dates, it is critical that you contact Ms. Silva at email@example.com or 510-531-6600 ext. 510. We will have a make-up date, to be decided on soon, for anyone who won’t be in town during registration. If you can come get the forms on August 4th, and fill them out on your own time, that would be beneficial.
Due to an extensive waiting list of students trying to get into Edna Brewer, students who are not registered will be dropped from our enrollment. Please contact the school if you choose to enroll your child at a different school.
Families of new students:
Welcome to Edna Brewer! Come out and celebrate the new school year at the New Family Picnic!
What to bring: We’ll supply tamales, rice, and beans from Cactus Taqueria! Please bring something to share based on your child’s last name. (See below) Also, if you have a favorite game, soccer balls or a Frisbee please bring them!
- Last names starting with A-J: Salads & sides
- Last names starting with K-S: Drinks
- Last names starting with T-Z: Desserts
Photos from last year:
Promotion is Wednesday, June 7th at Woodminster Amphitheater from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
- There are no tickets for this ceremony. Seating is open and ample!
- Please allow time for traffic and parking. Park at the top of the hill.
- Plan on arriving at 4:30 pm.
- If you use GPS, search for “3590 Sanborn Drive” or “3300 Joaquin Miller Road” instead of “Woodminster Amphitheater” or “Joaquin Miller Park” for accurate driving directions.
- Students must line up at 5 pm in order to participate.
- The ceremony will begin at 5:30 pm sharp.
To participate, students must have an Average Academic GPA of 2.0 or better and a C or better in PE and electives. This year 258 students have been invited to participate.
- Students can wear formal and semi formal clothes in school colors and comfortable shoes (within the parameters of the dress code).
- Students, should bring a sweater or jacket and eat before the ceremony.
See alumni and current students performing solo and in small groups. Always a great show. 6:30 pm in the Playhouse on June 1st.
Here’s a performance from 2015