BUSD School Calendars:
2013-14 school year
(PDF download)

Malcolm X contacts:
Principal: Alexander Hunt

Secretary: Lyzanna Chairez
Home Sch. Liaison: Dawn Robinson
Curriculum: Jai Waggoner

Records: Maru Hiratzka
Phone: (510) 644-6313
Fax: (510) 644-6297

Malcolm X PTA contacts:


Joshua Room 705-1250
Marian Mabel 548-4185
Executive VP:  
Vicki Davis 734-4385

The Berkeley PTA Council

PTA Board


Updated 10/4/13
by Kellie Whittaker



Malcolm X PTA meetings and school events calendar

PTA meeting dates, 2013-2014:

  • General Membership Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. in the MX Library
    (unless otherwise noted), on the third Tuesday 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 Joshua Room if interested at 705-1250, 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 Joshua Room at 705-1250 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.

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013
    (3rd Tues.)
    General membership meeting, 5:15-7:00 pm
    PTA-provided dinner for MX Families, outside in the amphitheater and on the playground near the amphitheater (weather permitting).
    6:00-7:00: PTA meeting, in the amphitheater.
    All welcome. Bring your kids!

    Tuesday, October 15, 2013
    (3rd Tues.)
    General membership meeting, 6:00-7:00 pm
    In the MX Library.

    Tuesday, November 19, 2013
    (3rd Tues.)
    General membership meeting, 6:00-7:00 pm
    In the MX Library.

    Tuesday, December 17, 2013
    (3rd Tues.)
    Middle School Information Night, 6:00-7:30 pm
    In the MX Library.

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013
    (3rd Tues.)
    General membership meeting, 6:00-7:00 pm
    In the MX Library.

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    (3rd Tues.)
    General membership meeting, 6:00-7:00 pm
    In the MX Library.

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014
    (3rd Tues.)

    General membership meeting, 6:00-7:00 pm
    In the MX Library.

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    (4th Tues.)

    Discovery Night, 6:00-8:00 pm
    In the MX Auditorium, Cafeteria, and Room 6.

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014
    (4th Tues.)

    General membership meeting, 6:00-7:00 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 2013-2014:

    Welcome Reception Breakfast for Parents and Teachers
    Wednesday, August 28, 2013
    8:00-10:30 am, Auditorium

    Summer Readers Pizza Party
    Friday, September 20, 2013
    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 19, 2013

    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 Potluck
    Friday evening, January 24, 2014

    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 8, 2014

    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 22, 2014

    Math and science rock! Discover why at the PTA's Discovery Night! Last year (2012-2013) we had UC Berkeley's portable planetarium, a guest astronomer, and many other astronomy-themed activities and math games. This year, MX PTA's 2nd 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
    Thursday, April 24, 2014

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

    Staff Appreciation Lunch
    Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    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
    Friday evening, May 16, 2014

    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, 2013-2014:

    First Day of School
    Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013

    Labor Day (no school)
    Monday, Sept. 2, 2013

    Back to School Night (Parents Only)
    Thursday, September 12, 2013
    7:00-7:15 pm in Auditorium: Staff introductions
    7:15-8:15 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. 14, 2013

    End of 1st Grading Period
    Friday, Oct. 25, 2013

    K-5 Conferences (short days)
    Monday, Nov. 4 to Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013

    K-5 Conference Day/Staff Development Day (no school)
    Friday, Nov. 8, 2013

    Veterans' Day (no school)
    Monday, Nov. 11, 2013

    Thanksgiving Holiday (no school)
    Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 27-29, 2013

    Winter Holiday Recess (no school)
    Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 to Friday, Jan. 3, 2014

    School Resumes
    Monday, Jan. 6, 2014

    MLK Day (no school)
    Monday, Jan. 20, 2014

    Staff Development Day (no school)
    Monday, Jan. 27, 2014

    High School Open House (grades 9-12: Berkeley High)
    Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

    Lincoln's Birthday Holiday (no school)
    Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

    President's Day Holiday (no school)
    Monday, Feb. 17, 2014

    End 2nd Grading Period
    Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

    BUSD Middle School Open House (grades 6-8: Willard, Longfellow, King)
    Thursday, Mar. 27, 2014

    Cesar Chavez Day of Service and Learning
    Friday, Mar. 28, 2014

    Spring Recess (no school)
    Monday-Friday, March 31- April 4, 2014

    Cal Day (at UC Berkeley): Free family-oriented activities all over campus!
    Get your kid excited early about going to college!
    Saturday, April 12, 2014

    State Testing Begins
    Monday, May 5, 2014

    Staff Development Make-Up Day
    Monday, May 19, 2014

    Malcolm X's Birthday Holiday (no school)
    Monday, May 19, 2014

    Elementary School Open House: Parents and Kids Come to School Night
    Thursday, May 22, 2014

    Memorial Day (no school)
    Monday, May 22, 2014

    Last Day of School
    Friday, June 13, 2014