Malcolm X PTA meetings and school events calendar

PTA meeting dates, 2014-2015:

  • General Membership Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. in the MX Library
    (unless otherwise noted), on the third Wednesday of the month.
  • Schedule is subject to change with prior notice.
  • Executive Board Meetings take place the second Tuesday of each month.
    Anyone is welcome to attend. Contact PTA President Sid Verma if interested at 540-1103, to find out where the meeting will be held (it rotates between board members).
  • Childcare is provided free of charge at all meetings, except when the whole family is invited to attend.
  • Spanish Translation is available at the first meeting. For all other meetings, translation can be arranged (into Spanish and into other languages as well). Please contact PTA President Sid Verma at 540-1103 at least several days in advance of the meeting date, to arrange translation.
  • Sign up for the Malcolm X E-Tree to get meeting reminders.

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014
    (3rd Wed.)
    First PTA meeting and dinner, 6:15-8:00 pm
    PTA-provided dinner for MX Families, outside in the amphitheater and on the playground near the amphitheater (weather permitting).
    7:00-8:00: PTA meeting, in the amphitheater.
    All welcome. Bring your kids!

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014
    (3rd Wed.)
    General membership meeting, 7:00-8:00 pm
    In the MX Library.

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014
    (3rd Wed.)
    Middle School Information Night, 6:00-7:30 pm
    In the MX Library.

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015
    (3rd Wed.)
    General membership meeting, 7:00-8:00 pm
    In the MX Library.

    Wednesday, February 18, 2015
    (3rd Wed.)
    General membership meeting, 7:00-8:00 pm
    In the MX Library.

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015
    (3rd Wed.)

    General membership meeting, 7:00-8:00 pm
    In the MX Library.

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    (3rd Wed.)

    General membership meeting, 7:00-8:00 pm
    In the MX Library.

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015
    (4th Wed.)

    General membership meeting, 7:00-8:00 pm
    In the MX Library.

    Watch for flyers coming home with your children and check the Friday News for updates, schedule changes, and meeting subjects; and remember to check for volunteer opportunities.

    Parent involvement is what makes the Malcolm X PTA a wonderful success!


    PTA Events 2014-2015:

    Welcome Reception Breakfast for Parents and Teachers
    Wednesday, August 27, 2014
    8:00-10:30 am, Auditorium

    Summer Readers Pizza Party
    Friday, September 19, 2014
    1:30 - 2:20 pm, Cafeteria
    For all MX students who successfully completed and turned in the summer reading contract. Every year we have more students participate!

    Saturday, October 18, 2014

    10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Playground and around MX School Perimeter.
    Kids walk/run laps around the school, dance, hula hoop, and read, to raise money for our school.

    Family Heritage Night Potluck
    Friday evening, January 23, 2015

    6:15 - 8:00 pm, Cafeteria and Auditorium.
    Potluck dinner and international dance/music show, to celebrate the diversity of MX families and their heritages. Families please bring a dish (entree, salad, or dessert) that is part of your family history, along with a label that gives the name and ingredients.

    Silent Auction and Dance Party
    Saturday evening, February 28, 2015

    6:00 - 11:00 pm--for grown-ups only.

    Location: Uptown Body and Fender, 401 26th St., Oakland, CA 94612
    Come and dance the night away with your fellow MX parents, teachers, and staff, and bid on all sorts of goods and services! It's for a great cause--our school--and it's a ton of fun!

    Discovery Night
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    Math and science rock! Discover why at the PTA's Discovery Night! In the past we have had UC Berkeley's portable planetarium, a guest astronomer, and many science-themed activities and math games. This year, MX PTA's annual Discovery Night will again be an evening of fun science-themed math enrichment activities and games. We're developing this new event as a celebration of our amazing school community, while nurturing our scientific curiosity.

    Raffle Selling Begins
    Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    Packets go out to families and students can begin selling tickets.

    Staff Appreciation Lunch
    Wednesday, May 6, 2015

    11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Library
    Parents put together a delicious assortment of homemade entrees and treats to thank our wonderful principal, teachers and staff.

    Spring Fair and Raffle Drawing
    Saturday evening, May 9, 2015

    5:00 - 8:00 pm, Playground
    The spring raffle is one of our two biggest fund-raisers for the year! The raffle drawing is held on the evening of the Spring Fair, after all sorts of kid-oriented activities and games have taken place. Ends at 8:00.


    BUSD events, 2014-2015:

    First Day of School
    Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

    Labor Day (no school)
    Monday, Sept. 1 2014

    Back to School Night (Parents Only)
    Thursday, September 4, 2014
    7:00-7:15 pm in Auditorium: Staff introductions
    7:15-8:00 pm: Classroom visits with teachers
    Parking will be available on the playground.
    Children may accompany parents if necessary but must remain in the classroom.

    Staff Day (no school)
    Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

    K-5 Conferences (short days)
    Monday, Nov. 3 to Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

    K-5 Conference Day/Staff Development Day (no school)
    Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

    Veterans' Day (no school)
    Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

    Thanksgiving Holiday (no school)
    Thursday-Friday, Nov. 27-28, 2014

    Winter Break (no school)
    Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 to Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

    School Resumes
    Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

    MLK Jr. Holiday (no school)
    Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

    Staff Development Day (no school)
    Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

    Lincoln's Birthday Holiday (no school)
    Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

    President's Day Holiday (no school)
    Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

    BUSD Middle School Open House (grades 6-8: Willard, Longfellow, King)
    Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015

    Cesar Chavez Day of Service and Learning
    Friday, Mar. 27, 2015

    Spring Break (no school)
    Monday-Friday, March 30- April 3, 2015

    Cal Day (at UC Berkeley): Free family-oriented activities all over campus!
    Get your kid excited early about going to college!
    Saturday, April 11, 2015

    Malcolm X's Birthday Holiday (no school)
    Monday, May 18, 2015

    Elementary School Open House: Parents and Kids Come to School Night
    Thursday, May 21, 2015

    Memorial Day (no school)
    Monday, May 25, 2015

    Last Day of School
    Friday, June 12, 2015


    Updated 8/25/14
    by Kellie Whittaker