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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.




Bracher Elementary School

Thursday, October 13, 2016


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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:





We will be doing our best walking while working together to fund upcoming field trips for our students. Previous field trip destinations have been to the Exploratorium, Academy of Science, Tech Museum, Oakland Zoo, Stanford and the San Jose Symphony. Most importantly, the kids are directly involved in raising money for their school. This fundraiser is a great event & we hope you can make it.


News Flash !!!

The Habit Fundraiser

Wednesday October 12th  4-9pm

2000 El Camino Real

Santa Clara 

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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

 September & October



Sept. 5th      No school Labor Day

Sept. 16th    Planting Day

Sept. 20        Armadillo Willy's


Sept. 26-30  Conference Week

Sept. 26-30   Book Fair 

Oct. 7            Walk-thon

Oct. 11          PTA meeting 6:00 pm

Oct. 12          The Habit Fundraiser

Oct 13          Picture Day

Oct. 17          No School 

Oct. 18          No School

Oct. 21          College Day