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  • If your child is staying home from school, please telephone the school at 423-1200 IN THE MORNING ON THE DAY OF THE ABSENCE. For your convenience, there is a 24-hour voicemail on which messages can be left. Any absences that are not reported by a parent or guardian will be recorded as an unexcused absence in the student’s permanent record.




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Important Safety Message: Clown-related Social Media Threats

Santa Clara Unified is monitoring local and national social media activity and news reports warning that clowns will show up at schools and do harm. While we are not aware of any credible threats directed at our schools, students, or staff, we have notified law enforcement so that authorities and our school resource officers can also be on alert for any suspicious activity. 

We recognize that many families are on high alert and that it is frightening to receive messages from your children regarding any potential safety matters. The District and your schools will always alert and inform you of potential threats as quickly as possible, and please don't hesitate to call your school when you have questions or need to verify information you've heard third-hand. 

We will take seriously any such activity and will work with law enforcement to respond swiftly to any threats directed at the safety of our school communities. 

If you witness suspicious activity in or around a school, please call your school or the District Office (408) 423-2000 or, for a more immediate threat, call 911 or your local police department non-emergency number:

·  Santa Clara Police Department at (408) 615-5580

·  Sunnyvale Police Department at (408) 730-7100

·  San Jose Police Department at (408) 277-8900

·  Cupertino Police Department at (408) 299-2311

Thank you for your continued partnership to ensure the safety of our students and schools.


Jennifer Dericco
Public Information Officer
Santa Clara Unified School District
1889 Lawrence Road, Santa Clara
(408) 423-2131
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Character Education: 

Harper for Kids Youth Character Development Program

Bracher Elementary School is proud to partner with Harper for Kids to teach our students important character traits from legendary UCLA Coach John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success and his definition of success for children which is: “Success is happiness in your heart because you made the effort, 100%, to do your best!”

Coach Wooden believed and taught that the most important responsibility each of us had to ourselves was to do everything we could to achieve our own potential. He offered his Pyramid of Success and his definition of Success as a guide, stepping stones to help young people understand what it really takes to make the effort – 100% – to fulfill their potential and do their best.

Each month, our students will focus on one or two character traits from Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success. Positive examples of each character trait will be recognized with “Success Tickets” given by staff members. Classroom lessons will reinforce elements of the Pyramid of Success through readings of Coach Wooden’s children’s book, 
Inch and Miles: The Journey to Success and other integrated activities. Additionally, whole school assemblies will feature character traits from Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success.

Harper for Kids is a children’s nonprofit organization founded by Tim & Peanut Louie Harper. Harper for Kids mission is to to teach children important life skills that will empower them to achieve their personal best in life and to help schools incorporate Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success into their character education.

We are excited about working with Harper for Kids to bring focused character education to our students. For more information about Harper for Kids and Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success, please visit their website:


News Flash !!!


Bracher Dining for Dollars

Sweet Tomatoes

Sunday, Dec. 11th  9:00am-11:00

1210 Kifer Rd

Sunnyvale, Ca 94086

Must bring Flyer

Sweet Tomatoes



PTA Movie Night 

Dec. 16  5:00pm-8:00

Cost. $ 15 



Illusive Comic & Games Fundraiser

Dec. 19th  11:00am-7:00pm

1270 Franklin St

Santa Clara, Ca 95050

Illusive Comics





~~The Governing Board of Santa Clara Unified School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals.  The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation or association with a person or a group with one or more of these perceived or actual characteristics.  The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the superintendent of the school district.
The District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so and when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Dates to Remember

    November & December



Nov. 11         Veteran's Day  No School

Nov. 15         PTA meeting 6:00pm Rm G

Nov. 16         La Paloma Fundraiser

Nov. 17         Pictures Make-up

Nov. 22         Minimum Day  1:32pm

Nov. 23-25   Thanksgiving Holiday

Dec. 3           Firehouse Run

Dec. 11         Sweet Tomatoes Fundraiser


Dec. 16         PTA movie night


Dec. 19         Illusive Comic Fundraiser


Dec. 21         Minimum Day 1:32pm

Dec. 22-       Winter Break

Jan. 8           Winter Break

Jan 9            School resume

Jan. 16        MLK- No school