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Sam Brannan Band Music Festival This Thursday
Food and Raffle Part of the Fun!

The Sam Brannan Band and Drumline will host its music festival this Thursday.

Eat SENOR SHORTY Street Tacos * and *  buy $5 raffle for Cabana Club South SOLD OUT Family Membership $445 value.

May 9
6PM
Sam Brannan Gymnasium

Booster Club on Facebook

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CAASPP Testing Schedule
April 30 - May 1 and May 7-8 Special Schedule

Sam Brannan will conduct the annual statewide testing over the next three weeks.  Testing for English – Language Arts will begin on Tuesday, April 30 with students attending lengthened versions of periods 1,3, and 5.  The same time schedule will continue on May 1 for periods 2,4, and 6. 
The same 2 day schedule will be used on May 7-8 for Math.  The following week will resume a regular bell schedule but testing will continue for the practical math tests and the 8th grade science tests.

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Sac New Tech High Informational Workshops
2 workshops with 2 separate topics

Sac New Tech invites 8th grade students and parents to participate in Pathways, a free program that prepares students for their paths after high school.  (We highly recommend future freshman parents attend!)  Please note there are 2 workshops with 2 separate topics.

 

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8th Graders Attending JFK
Parent Info Night This Thursday

Good afternoon future Kennedy Cougars and families, the JFK Administration and Counseling department would like to invite you to attend Parent Information Night this Thursday, April 4th from 6-7:30pm. You and your student can meet the counselors, ask questions about courses, and request schedule changes. We look forward to welcoming you.

Go Cougars!

Thank you!
Mrs. Ayana Meeks
School Counselor

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Date Update: Special Announcement for Students Attending John F. Kennedy High School Next Year

Dear Parents:

Kennedy HS counselors will be at Sam Brannan on Monday 3/18  to schedule students for their 9th grade classes.
 
If your child has been accepted into a specialty program or a private school and WILL NOT be attending Kennedy – please either respond to this email OR have your child come speak with me ASAP.   
 
If your child is on the WAITING LIST for a specialty program – we STRONGLY suggest that they meet with the Kennedy counselors to create a 9th grade schedule as a “back up plan”.

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Still Time to Order Online from the Book Fair
Book Fair Ends Monday

Did you know that a child who reads 20 minutes a day will be exposed to 1.8 million words and will more likely score in the 90th percentile on standardized tests.  The holidays are just around the corner.  Consider giving a book to a family member or friend and help our school library at the same time.  The Scholastic Book Fair is happening at Sam Brannan and will close at the end of the school day Monday.  It will be open before school & after school.  Can’t make it to the fair?  You can shop online at 

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Visitation Days Set for January 8-10 and 15-17
Why Choose Sam Brannan Middle School?

Parent-Student visitation days have been scheduled for Sam Brannan Middle School, January 8-10 and 15-17.  All visitations begin at 8:30 AM and must be scheduled in advance by calling (916) 395-5360 #407002. See the attached flyer for additional information.

Sam Brannan is a small middle school where students are known by name. Smaller community means more individual attention and support with academics. Sam Brannan also has award winning clubs and athletic teams. School spirit is prevalent on campus and students feel supported.

The staff at Sam Brannan are innovators that use up to date technology and explore current events to support classroom learning. Problem-based learning and Socratic Seminars allow students to take charge of their education and serve as leaders of our community.

Sam Brannan encourages all students to complete volunteer hours to improve leadership skills as well as build responsible, caring human beings.

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Trips to Washington and Boston Scheduled for End of Year
Informational Meetings in the Library

Do you like to travel? Go to new places? See the places you have learned or read about?  Sam Brannan is offering two trips at the end of this school year.  Come with your family Tuesday evening, Oct.

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School Site Council Nominations Needed
Have a Say at Sam Brannan !

If you would like to serve on the Sam Brannan School Site Council, please complete the attached nomination form and return it to the school office. Site council meets a few times each year to review the school plan. It is a mixture of parents/community members, Sam Brannan students, and school staff.

There will be a short meeting this Thursday, September 27 at 2:45 PM in the office

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School Site Council Nominations Needed

If you would like to serve on the Sam Brannan School Site Council, please complete the attached nomination form and return it to the school office. Site council meets a few times each year to review the school plan. It is a mixture of parents/community members, Sam Brannan students, and school staff.

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Add Personal Email to Parent Portal

If you would like to have school and district information sent directly to your personal email, please download the attached document and follow the instructions.

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Yearbook Wants Your Winter Break Pictures

Yearbook wants pictures of your child during winter break. Please send photos of your kid playing in the snow or on an Xbox, visiting a new place, helping out with the dishes, opening the presents, decorating a tree….whatever s/he did, we want it!

Please send pictures to Ms. Guidi at…

kristen-guidi@scusd.edu

Deadline is Monday, January 15.

Thank you and Happy New Year!

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Thanksgiving Vacation Pictures Due Monday

Yearbook wants pictures of Sam Brannan students during Thanksgiving break. Pictures can be of anything: kids eating turkey, playing video games, kicking a soccer ball, solving quadratic equations, etc.

Please email your child’s Thanksgiving break pictures to…

kristen-guidi@scusd.edu

Thank you!

Deadline is Monday, December 5.

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Click Here for Information About JFK Visitation Days

Click the above to be taken to our “Latest News” section.  Then click on the file to the right to open JFK’s flier about visitation days.

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Reminder: Yearbook Wants Your Vacation Pictures

Yearbook wants pictures of Sam Brannan students during Thanksgiving break. Pictures can be of anything: kids eating turkey, playing video games, kicking a soccer ball, solving quadratic equations, etc.

Please email your child’s Thanksgiving break pictures to…

kristen-guidi@scusd.edu

Thank you!

Deadline is Monday, December 5.

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Click Here If You Didn’t See the HS Flier

Please click on the above if you are interested in the High School Exposition Field Trip and couldn’t see a flier in the previous email. It will direct you to our school website and the flier is to your right. Thank you!

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High School Exposition Field Trip Rescheduled to 12/5

The Choose Your Future High School Exposition Field Trip has been rescheduled to December 5. Please see the attached flier for more information.

Please contact our school counselor Mrs. Meeks if  you have any questions. Thank you!

Ayana-Meeks@scusd.edu

 

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Yearbook Wants Your Thanksgiving Vacation Pictures

Yearbook wants pictures of Sam Brannan students during Thanksgiving break. Pictures can be of anything: kids eating turkey, playing video games, kicking a soccer ball, solving quadratic equations, etc.

Please email your child’s Thanksgiving break pictures to…

kristen-guidi@scusd.edu

Thank you!

Deadline is Monday, December 5.

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Please Wear Pink on Friday

Please wear pink on Friday in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Thank you!

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Sam Brannan School Accountability Report Card
Find a copy in the office.

The Sam Brannan Middle School staff shares a vision of excellence founded upon high standards for teaching, learning and quality relationships. Copies of the SARC (School Accountability Report Card) are available in the Front Office for any Parent/Guardian who would like a copy for review.

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