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Principal's Message


Julie Hirst

Welcome Bradach Families!

 I am so excited to have the privilege to work closely with you and your children on a great new year.  Bradach is both an AVID Elementary and a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support school. We believe that all of our students have the potential to learn and grow in a positive environment and work hard to provide opportunities for our school community to flourish. This year we are bringing the FISH Philosophy to our campus. There are four main principles of FISH: play, be there, choose your attitude and make their day. We look forward to working with all of our students as they learn how to implement the FISH Philosophy. We hope you will join us in this endeavor as well! 

There are two ways you can support your student this year, please ensure that your student is reading for at least 30 minutes each evening.  Reading 30 minutes each evening equals 900 hours of reading each year. Studies show that the more a student reads; the greater chance they have of graduating high school and attending college. Students who read for less than 20 minutes a day have a greater risk of dropping out of high school. In the lower grades where students may not have their reading skills yet, it is super important to read to them.

The other way you can support your student is to make sure you are signing their calendar/homework folder and agenda planner each evening. As you sign the calendar, ask your student what they learned in school today. Asking what they have learned over what they did encourages learning reflection.

We encourage all parents to volunteer whenever they can. Parent involvement in learning is one of the greatest predictors of student success in school. We have a variety of different opportunities for you to volunteer. We have committees like School Site Council, the English Language Learner Advisory Council and the Parent Teacher Association. In addition, we encourage parents to volunteer in the classroom by listening to our student read aloud, assisting them with getting on the computers etc.

I am always interested in hearing how we can work together to make Bradach world famous! Please do not hesitate to contact me at (760) 246-5016 if you ever have any concerns.

Julie Hirst


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