Educational Institutions

Bret Harte Educational Association

  • San Jose, CA
  • http://www.sjusd.org/bretharte/clubs/community-club/

Mission Statement

The Bret Harte Community Club (BHCC) is a parent run organization.

Our goal is to support our school (teachers and administration), students, and parents.

With a large and enthusiastic group of parent volunteers, BHCC is actively involved in organizing and financially supporting various activities and events inside as well as outside the classroom at Bret Harte.

We organize, sponsor, and fund classroom and school Instructional Needs and Supplies, Technology, Project Cornerstone, Award Nights, Teacher Appreciation, 8th Grade Promotion. BHCC also organizes and manages parent volunteers during lunch at the SNAC Store and Lunch Carts, Student Bronco Nights, Cultural Fair, and School Library.

Main Programs

  1. Bronco Nights
  2. Staff Appreciation
  3. Request for Funding
  4. Everyday Heroes
Service Areas

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California

The BHCC serves the teachers, administrators, and students of the Bret Harte Middle School Community located in the Almaden Valley region of San Jose, CA.

ruling year

1994

Co-President since 2016

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Kama Fletcher

Co-President since 2016

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Trisha Ames

Keywords

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Education

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Also Known As

Bret Harte Community Club

EIN

77-0342966

 Number

0897798791

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Parent Teacher Group (B94)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

Bronco Nights

Bret Harte offers students an evening of socialization and entertainment while under direct supervision of parent and staff chaperones.

Category

Recreation & Sports

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

Program 2

Staff Appreciation

The Bret Harte Community Club uses a portion of donated funds to host staff appreciation lunches throughout the school year. These lunches are a great way for the parent community at Bret Harte to show our gratitude to the teachers & administrators who teach and serve our children each and every day. The lunches are catered by local restaurants for the main dishes, and parent volunteers bring side dishes and desserts to contribute. If you are interested in helping with any of these lunches, please contact Sandy Smith or Patty Gur, Co-Chairs of the Appreciation lunches.

Category

Community Development

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 3

Request for Funding

Our financial support of the school is made possible through the generous contributions of parents during our “Build a Better Bret Harte” Donation Drive that starts at the beginning of the school year.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

Program 4

Everyday Heroes

Nominate a Bret Harte student as an Everyday Hero!
Congratulate your Bret Harte friends for their accomplishments and successes!
Complete and Everyday Hero Nomination Form and put it in the Everyday Hero Bucket in the office! Nominations will be posted on the Cornerstone Bulletin Board in the Hallway across from the office.
How does an Everyday Hero make a difference?
Caring, kindness, support, encouragement, service to others, good role model, responsibility, high expectations, creative, sports, clubs, community helper, good listener, good advisor, good neighbor, good citizen, stands up for beliefs, honesty, restraint, makes good choices, resists dangerous choices, good friend, sensitivity, empathy for others, resists peer pressure, good problem solver, multicultural understanding, tutor, mentor, shares knowledge, friendly, nice to others, leadership, someone you can count on, helpful, not judging, knows how to plan ahead, hobbies, shares ideas, cooperative and MORE ...
The Everyday Hero program is sponsored by the Bret Harte Community Club.

Category

Community Development

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

The BHCC serves the teachers, administrators, and students of the Bret Harte Middle School Community located in the Almaden Valley region of San Jose, CA.

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BRET HARTE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION
Fiscal year: Aug 01-Jul 31

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Bret Harte Educational Association

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Co-President

Kama Fletcher

Co-President

Trisha Ames

BIO

Kama Fletcher is one of the Co-Presidents of the 2016-2017 BHCC Board of Directors. Her daughter, Faith, is a 7th grader at Bret Harte and she and her husband, Tom, have 4 other children & stepchildren who've graduated from Leland High School over the past four years. And... she's expecting another child in late October! After working full-time for the past 20 years, she retired from her career as a non-profit fundraiser and manager last year and is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the Bret Harte community as a member of the BHCC Board, working with incredibly dedicated parents who are passionate about providing support and encouragement to Bret Harte's staff, administration, and students. You can always reach her by email at bhccpresident@gmail.com with questions about the BHCC, or information about how to get involved in the many activities the Club supports.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Kama Fletcher

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