Special Governing Board Election
The Brighten Academy Governing Board will be holding a special election in November. For more information, including information on how to apply, please visit our Board page by clicking on the link below. Elections will be held during the PTO meeting on November 26th.
Help for Haiti collection drive ends Friday 11/16/18.
Parents and Friends, as 3rd grade ends their learning about how students overcome challenges to learn, they would like your assistance to help in two areas for students in Haiti. Our kids learned that over 63% of people in Haiti can not read. They do not have the access to education, as our students here in the U.S. does. If they can afford to send their kids to a school, they must pay, so many students have their education interrupted by the families’ ability to pay every year. Our 3rd graders learned that the typical 3rd grader in Haiti is about 12 or 13 years old. Students are not given a lunch at the school, so if they can not bring food, they do not eat. This knowledge has touched our students and they want to help a group of kids in Haiti that attend the Love God, Love People Mission School. Below is a list of items 3rd graders are collecting and shipping to the students in Haiti.
The mission portion of Love God Love People feeds 126 people daily. On average, they use four 50lb bags of rice and 75lbs of beans per week.
* Vegetable Cooking Oil
* Canned Mackerel in tomato sauce
* Tomato paste
* Beans (black, pinto, red, kidney)
* Spaghetti noodles
* Lawrey’s Season Salt
* Onion powder
* Garlic powder
$150.00 per barrel (if you would like to donate towards the shipping cost, you may earn 1 volunteer credit for each $25.00 donation. You may pay for the shipping on myschoolbucks.com.)
*Professional quality colored printer, copier, scanner for ESL and other classes
* 4 paper cutters, school quality
*Duck Tape in a variety of colors
*ESL curriculum for grades 1-6 (40 students)
*Multi-colored card stock paper in bulk
*Elmer’s glue (in bulk)
*School supplies – crayons, colored pencils, pens, writing paper, construction paper, copy paper, backpacks, scissors, composition notebooks, wire bound notebooks, clear tape,
*150 each of soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, combs, brushes, wash cloths (for Christmas presents)
*Large trash bags in bulk for “My Haiti, Your Haiti Belle Cleanup Initiative”
*WISH LIST items for Missions – a professional quality, multi-lens camera/video so that they can capture professional quality moments/memories
Tara Nichols will host two Mental Health and Emotional Wellness Workshops for parents on November 30th and December 7th. The first workshop will focus on identifying mental health warning signs in children and teens and the second workshop will focus on internet safety, cyber bullying, and how the internet can affect your child's mental health.
Click below for more information about each session.
To help earn money for our school please sign up for a Publix.com account (if you don’t already have one) & select Brighten Academy Charter. Enter your phone number at checkout and our school earns money for resources of our choosing!
Our grade level supply lists are now available! Click the link below to get a head start on your back to school shopping!