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Holiday Book Drive
Holiday Book Drive
Posted on 11/04/2020
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Back to School Night Zoom Recordings
Posted on 09/25/2020
Back to School Night Zoom Recordings  read more about Back to School Night Zoom Recordings
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August 10, 2020 Town Hall Meeting Zoom Recordings
Posted on 08/17/2020
Starting School/Distance Learning Plan Presentation  read more about August 10, 2020 Town Hall Meeting Zoom Recordings
Family guide to distance learning
Family guide to distance learning
Posted on 08/10/2020
Family guide to distance learning  read more about Family guide to distance learning
Updated Office Hours
Updated Office Hours
Posted on 07/29/2020
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To incoming 6th graders
Posted on 06/01/2020
Keep Kids Reading Fundraiser
Keep Kids Reading Fundraiser
Posted on 05/08/2020
You can support our B40 library by donating a Bookshop Santa Cruz gift card to your school librarian. Your librarian will use the gift card to buy new books for the library so that the books that are in the highest demand by students are available for check out. Help ensure your school library is bursting with books when schools reopen in the fall!   read more about Keep Kids Reading Fundraiser
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Update on School Closure 03-23-20
Posted on 03/23/2020
Blackboard Message to Families 03-23-20  read more about Update on School Closure 03-23-20
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Update on School Closure 03-19-2020
Posted on 03/19/2020
Blackboard Message to Families 03-19-2020  read more about Update on School Closure 03-19-2020
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Update on School Closure 03-17-20
Posted on 03/17/2020
Blackboard Communique to Families  read more about Update on School Closure 03-17-20
District Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Notice of County School Closures
Posted on 03/13/2020
Please read this important information about the closure of all Santa Cruz City Schools.  read more about Notice of County School Closures
Food Services during school closure
Food Services during school closure
Posted on 03/12/2020
During School Closure Free Breakfast and Lunch will be provided from 11 AM - 1 PM  read more about Food Services during school closure
5th Grade Parent Night
5th Grade Parent Night
Posted on 03/03/2020
We hope to see you are our upcoming 5th Grade Parent Night. It will be held next Thursday, March 12th from 6:00 to 7:30pm right here in our school multi-purpose room. You will have the opportunity to meet staff, hear about school academic and extracurricular programs and there will be a panel of “experts” that include staff, parents and current sixth grade students that you can ask questions of. There will be translation in Spanish. We are excited to welcome your student to Branciforte and excited to meet you next week.  read more about 5th Grade Parent Night
Computer Science students
Computer Science for All at Branciforte Middle School
Posted on 02/11/2020
Over the past few years teachers and students at B40 have been exploring various aspects of computer science in what could be surprising ways and places. While the school currently hosts exploratory coding classes during the school day and in after school programs, computer science is also popping up in other content area classes.  read more about Computer Science for All at Branciforte Middle School
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Open House 2020
Posted on 01/22/2020
Branciforte Middle School invites you to our open house!   read more about Open House 2020
Goodwill Donation Drive
Goodwill Donation Drive
Posted on 12/17/2019
Help B40's donation drive for Goodwill Central Coast January 24- January 26, 2020 by saving your unwanted clothes and household items for this event.  read more about Goodwill Donation Drive
6th Grade Team Excited About SEL!
Teaching for Better Humans - Social Emotional Learning at Branciforte Middle School
Posted on 12/11/2019
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. More than two decades of research demonstrates that education promoting social and emotional learning (SEL)...  read more about Teaching for Better Humans - Social Emotional Learning at Branciforte Middle School
Scholastic Book Fair 2019
Scholastic Book Fair 2019
Posted on 12/05/2019
Mark your calendars, B40 Middle School! Book Fair week starts Monday, 12/9! All purchases benefit our school.  read more about Scholastic Book Fair 2019
Bees in a circle
December Beeline Parent Newsletter
Posted on 12/02/2019
See the December Parent Beeline Newsletter for exciting upcoming events and information.   read more about December Beeline Parent Newsletter
“Your Reflection Shows Who You Are.”
October Anti-Bullying Campaign
Posted on 11/14/2019
*Pictured: Zoe Robinson, Marina Tucker, Ginger Maxfield, Celeste Tunheim, and Josie Mason in front of their art installation titled “Your Reflection Shows Who You Are.”  read more about October Anti-Bullying Campaign
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Student Scientists on Our Sanctuary Shores
Posted on 10/22/2019
Students in Ms. Erin Petersen-Lindberg’s sixth grade science classes and in Ms. Kaitlin Fasse’s Support Classes have a unique field based learning experience this year at Branciforte Middle School. We are working with LiMPETs (Long term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for students), a citizen science program that monitors the coastal ecosystems of California and helps youth develop a scientific understanding of the ocean.   read more about Student Scientists on Our Sanctuary Shores
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Reaching All Students at B40!
Posted on 10/22/2019
At Branciforte Middle School we are pioneering Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and have identified early adopter teachers in general and special education. UDL is a way of thinking about teaching and learning that helps give all students an equal opportunity to succeed.  read more about Reaching All Students at B40!
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Love the Skin You're In
Posted on 09/29/2019
In our digital age, girls are confronted daily with media images that can be unrealistic and harmful. This disadvantages girls in the journey to become successful in life and advocates for their own well-being. Love the Skin You’re In is a presentation being offered at Branciforte Middle School that helps girls evaluate their social media lives and how this impacts their confidence and self-worth, relationships, future aspirations and community. It is a powerful workshop to inspire girls to value their voices, imaginations and connectedness with each other. We are exceptionally lucky to be able to offer this event. We are asking every Branciforte girl to consider attending this workshop being held AFTER SCHOOL on Friday, October 4th at 3:15 in the Branciforte Middle School gymnasium. The presentation will go until 4:45, so bring a snack and plan to be inspired by this life-changing event! Hope to see you there! Girls from other middle schools may attend for free with a student ID, if space is available.   read more about Love the Skin You're In
Bee Circle
September '19 Parent BeeLine Newsletter
Posted on 09/17/2019
Gold Ribbon School
B40 School Site Council Needs You!
Posted on 09/10/2019
We’re looking for three or four B40 Parents to serve a two-year term as a member of the School Site Council which meets approximately six times a year to monitor our school plan.  read more about B40 School Site Council Needs You!
Math Camp
Summer Math Camp at B40
Posted on 09/09/2019
This summer students from Branciforte and Mission Hill Middle Schools participated in a fun and inspirational math exploratory Summer Camp. Students explored inquiry based math tasks...  read more about Summer Math Camp at B40
Bee Art Circle
2019 Summer BeeLine Newsletter
Posted on 08/01/2019
Summer, 2019 Dear Parents, Guardians and Students - There is so much to be excited about this upcoming school year and we look forward to meeting our new Bees and saying hello to those returning to the hive. We are also eager to introduce the Bee community to our newest and talented staff members and we welcome them to the beehive. The Branciforte team has been busy over the summer preparing for the arrival of our students on Wednesday, August 21st, as this year will be full of new opportunities for the entire community. Personally, I am beginning my second year at Branciforte Middle School and I couldn’t be more thrilled about the year ahead.  read more about 2019 Summer BeeLine Newsletter
Branciforte Site Plan Map
Your Measure A Bond Monies at Work
Posted on 07/26/2019
we are excited to see some of our Measure A facility upgrades happening that began this spring and have continued this summer. The following upgrades are in action or planned:  read more about Your Measure A Bond Monies at Work
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2018 Eddy Award Honorees
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Young Writers Program
Check out this link the the Young Writers Program!  read more about Young Writers Program
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