A.V.I.D. + PUENTE APPLICATIONS
AVID and PUENTE applications for elementary students are due February 9th, and can be dropped at the main office.
YEARBOOK SALE EXTENDED TO 2/15!
The student-made 2015/2016 yearbook will feature thousands of photos and other cool features. You can pre-order yearbooks for only $20, now until February 15th. Bring $20 cash to the office or to room 26 or and hold on to your receipt.
CLEARANCE! Our 2013, 2014, and 2015 award-winning yearbooks are also on sale for only 5 bucks. Check it out:
PTA meets Tuesday February 9th at 6pm in the library.
Thank you to all parents and guardians who participated in our 1st annual Parent Shadow Day on Friday! We had a great turnout!
Visitors on Campus
Visitors/volunteers are welcome on the Bret Harte campus. In order to guarantee the safety of all adults and students on campus, all visitors (including parents) must report to the office to obtain a visitor’s badge. This badge must be worn at all times while on campus
"College Bound Hayward" is in action! This new district student program provides college tours, college application workshops, how to pay for college information for both parents and students. Students and parents meet the first Saturday of each month. Applications are available in the school office!
Your role as a parent is critically important to your student’s success. Using the agenda to write down assignments is a necessary part of that success. Every evening, please sit down with your child to make sure that he or she is writing down the homework and test assignments. Every day in every class students should write down the assignment—if there is no homework, the student should write “NO homework”. At school, teachers are emphasizing the importance of using the agenda. Remember that organization and using the agenda are the path to good grades!
Su papel como padre es muy importantismo a su hijo!
Usar la agenda es necesario para el exito académico de su estudiante. Por favor, revise la agenda con su hijo diariamente. Todos los dias en todas las clases, sus hijos deben de escribir las tareas—si no hay tarea, deben escribir “NO HAY TAREA”. En la escuela, los maestros tambien destancan el significado de usar la agenda. Favor de recordar a su hijo que la organización y usar la agenda son caminos a las calificaciones buenas!
Bret Harte Middle School
Regular Bell Schedule
A period 7:20-8:17
1st 8:20 – 9:20 (60)
2nd 9:24 – 10:27 (63)
3rd 10:31 – 11:30 (59)
4th 11:34 –12:33 (59)
Lunch Service-- 12:33--1:09 (36)
5th 1:13-- 2:12 (59)
6th 2:16--3:15 (59)
Wednesday Bell Schedule
A Period 7:20 – 8:17
1st 8:20 – 9:04
2nd 9:08– 9:51
3rd 9:55 –10:38
Lunch Service-- 1:00--1:30
MINIMUM DAY THIS TUESDAY
Students will have a minimum day this Tuesday February 9th.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
FREE AFTER-SCHOOL TUTORING / HOMEWORK HELP
Mr. Fanene and Ms. Mielke are offering free after-school tutoring Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Ms. Mielke will be open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, from 3:30-4:30 in room 12 and Mr. Fanene on Mondays and Thursdays during the same time frame.
A registration sheet is available through the counselors, however, first priority for these sessions will be given to students on the risk of retention list.
A message from our new principal Seana Condit-Gordon
Welcome to Bret Harte Middle School!
“Where excellence is the expectation”
My name is Seana Condit-Gordon and I am excited that I have been given the opportunity to be the Principal at Bret Harte Middle School. I am proud to be a Made In Hayward educator, I attended school in Hayward K-12, and am a product of Bret Harte Middle School!
Our outstanding faculty takes pride in providing a positive, rewarding educational experience for your child. We believe that strong partnerships between families and the school serve as the foundation for our students’ success. We are committed to working together with families and community members in order to provide a rigorous standards-based academic program that engages students and prepares them to be successful in high school and beyond. To this end, our administration and staff are dedicated to creating a safe, positive school climate. We strive to foster meaningful partnerships with students, families, and community members in many ways throughout the year, and we stand committed to helping each individual student achieve academic success. We challenge our students to reach their full potential by keeping your focus on learning, behaving in a positive, responsible manner at all times, and sharing their school pride by participating in school events and activities.
We welcome you to join us as we serve our students at Bret Harte Middle. Go Bears!
WOW! CHECK OUT OUR DIGITAL NEWSPAPER - THE 'WEEKLY GROWL'!
Visit and bookmark our digital school news website, produced by our very own Journalism class! http://bhweeklygrowl.com/
Million Father March 2015
SCENES FROM BRET HARTE
February 1st - February 29th.
MINIMUM DAY 2/9 AND NO SCHOOL 2/12
Tuesday, February 9
- Minimum Day
- PTA Meeting - 6PM @ Library
Wednesday, February 10
- Basketball Girls 7th vs. Winton 4:00pm, Sunset Gym (BHMS Home)
- Basketball Girls 8th vs. Ochoa 5:00pm, Sunset Gym (BHMS Home)
- HUSD Board Meeting, 6:30pm, City Hall
Thursday, February 11
- Honor Roll Assembly
Friday, February 12
- Lincoln’s Birthday (observed), NO SCHOOL
- Basketball Boys 7th vs. Ochoa 4:00pm, Sunset Gym (BHMS Home)
- Basketball Boys 8th vs. Ochoa 5:00pm, Sunset Gym (BHMS Home)
'DIGITAL STORYTELLERS' ASSEMBLY SUCCESS!
What an inspirational 'Digital Storytellers' performance! Beat-boxing, spoken word, break dancing, and even surprise student cameos kicked off Bret Harte's 12-week spoken-word workshop taking place weekly in Literature classes culminating in a Spring community where our students can perform Spoken Word, dancing, and beat boxing. We are very excited to begin this journey into the arts with relevant, engaging activities for our students.
INFINITE CAMPUS ONLINE GRADING SYSTEM AND PORTAL
Students and parents may view grades and contact teachers at anytime through our online system at http://www.husd.us/portal.
Login and password information should have been sent to your email. Help is available at http://www.husd.us/portal. You may also contact the Bret Harte main office at (510)-723-3100.
Thanks to all who came out to Skate Night on Friday. Not only did we raise some money for our school, we had a great time hanging out!
BH STAFF CONTINUE THEIR SPORTS DOMINANCE!
BEARFIT! TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS 3:30-4:30 LED BY MR. FRANGELLA- OFFICIAL CROSSFIT TRAINER
PUENTE at Bret Harte
At Bret Harte, 'Got College?' is not a question, it is an expectation! Bret Harte students and staff have been in the college spirit all year. Last year we were selected as one of the first middle school PUENTE sites in the country! We now have both AVID and PUENTE in our elective program. Bret Harte students have definitely opened the doors to our students next steps in being college eligible and prepared. Contact Ms. Johnson.
School Calendar of Events
Attendance Counts, Every Student, Every Day! Please help us improve your students academic progress by ensuring your student arrives to school on time every single day. Each day of absence cost our school $40 in funding. Help us keep our programs by making sure your student attends school on time every single day. All of our "A" period classes begin promptly at 7:20 AM. Please be sure to arrive on time to class if you are scheduled for an "A" period PE or Music class. If your student has an appointment please bring them to school before and/or after the appointment. If your student is absent call our school office at 723-3100 x 40111 to report the absence. Trends and patterns of absences or tardies may generate a truancy referral to our School Attendance Review Board (SARB) and our School Resource Officers (SRO's) for investigation and support.
No news posted
MINIMUM DAY FRIDAY 12/18
Have a wonderful Winter Break, and see you back at school Monday January 4th.
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday, January 25
7th Graders begin English ICA Exam
Wednesday, January 27
SPIRIT COLORS DAY! 7th: wear GREY, 8TH: wear PURPLE
Thursday, January 28
Basketball @ MLK, 4pm and 5pm
Friday, January 29
Assembly: 'Digital Storytellers'