There is always something going on around school!

Look below to find out who's leading what and jump right in to help! 


Groups & Committees

Families uniting for Social Justice (FUSE)

A team of motivated, efficient, and concerned MX adults with a mission to promote social equity and justice by bringing into light critical issues such as race and by collaborating, educating, and supporting members of the school community. Website: www.mxfuse.org
Michelle Mascarenhas-Swan

Traffic Safety Committee

A group of adults working to make getting to and from school safer and healthier for everyone. The team coordinates monthly Walk & Roll Days and other Safe Routes to Schools programs, and works together to address any school traffic concerns. Visit the Transportation Page for more information.
SR2S Champion: Sofia Zander, 510-486-8339

GREEN TEAM

Bruce Chamberlain, 510-325-9030

MX Rainbow Families & Friends

The Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Trans/Queer group for families, staff, and friends of the LGBTQF at MX. 
Leaders: Erin Cooper & Nicole Vigney, 415-342-3561

Yard Beautification Committee Chair

Open! Email Joshua Room if you want to lead this.

SCHOOL GOVERNANCE COUNCIL (SGC)

The SGC is made up of parents, teachers, and staff who meet monthly to focus on setting academic goals and developing programs to help all students achieve these goals. The SGC uses these goals to determine funding priorities, develop a budget, and update the school’s site plan to support teachers, students, and families. Nominations and elections take place in the fall. For more information about the SGC, see the BUSD SGC webpage

PLANNING & OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

The P&O Committee is a district-wide group comprised of parent representatives from each BUSD school. The committee is voter-mandated to provide oversight and parent input on budget decisions related to BSEP (Berkeley Schools Excellence Program) funds. Each school nominates a P&O representative in the fall (often from the SGC) who attends monthly meetings and reports back to the School Governance Council. For more information, see the BUSD P&O Committee webpage.

ENGLISH LEARNER ADVISORY COUNCIL (ELAC)

ELAC is made up of parents, teachers, and staff who meet regularly to discuss and budget for programs and services for the  English Learner community. For more information, see the BUSD Family Engagement webpage.

 


Annual Events

Welcome REception (Fall)

A fun event on the first day of school, right after drop-off. Drink coffee, mingle with other parents and guardians, and hear the latest announcements from the Principal & PTA.
Heather Bradley Ball

MALCOLM X FUND (fall)

Formerly called the One More Month campaign, this is the annual fall giving drive. Visit the MX Fund page for more info. 
Michelle Oram, 510-501-3485
Anna Brock, 510-548-8912

Summer Reader's Celebration (fall)

An annual event celebrating the students who participated in the Summer Reading Program.

WALK-A-THON (fall)

Jessica Bohn, 510-393-1126
Dawn Nykamp, 608-332-9750

T-Shirt Design Contest (Fall)

The annual contest to design a new MX T-shirt happens each fall, and the winning design is announced at the annual Walkathon. 
Dan Ross

Literacy Night (Fall)

A community-wide evening of reading & learning. 

KINDERGARTEN TOURS (Dec-Jan)

Coordinate parent-led tours for prospective new Kindergarten families.

Middle School Info Night (dec)

An evening for upper grade families to learn about some of the middle schools in our community.

SILENT AUCTION AND PARTY (winter)

Heather Bradley Ball, 510-845-4755

FAMILY HERITAGE NIGHT (Winter)

Open position - we need you! Email Joshua Room to volunteer. This is an annual community-wide evening celebrating the many cultures within our community.

SPRING FAIR

Dawn Nykamp, 608-332-9750

RAFFLE (Spring)

Anna Fogelman, 510-908-0130

DISCOVERY NIGHT (spring)

Amy Rocha, 703-655-5586

STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCH (spring)

An all-staff lunch catered by MX families - just one way we show our appreciation for everything the MX staff does for our students!
Anna Brock, 510-548-8912


Ongoing Jobs

PTA AFTERSCHOOL CLASSES

After school enrichment classes offered on-site. See the ASE website for more information.
Coordinator: Vicki Davis, 510-734-4385

School NEWS

Formerly known as the Friday News, this is the Principal's newsletter, sent home with students weekly and edited by a team of volunteers. Visit the Connecting page for more info.
Coordinator: Robin Busch-Wheaton

MX E-TREE

The school-wide email list - one of the best ways to stay connected. Sign up here
Editor: Vicki Davis, 510-734-4385

WEBSITE

A team of editors keeps the MX Website up-to-date, relevant, useful, and beautiful. 
Coordinators: Emily Paulos & Carol Ness

Facebook

Like MX on Facebook and get news and information right in your feed! 
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SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL

MX is part of the Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools Program, which brings us our Rolling Drop Off and Walk & Roll Wednesdays. Visit the Transportation Page for more information and see the Traffic & Safety Committee, above.
MX Champion: Sofia Zander, 510-486-8339


Annual Jobs

School Brochure Printing 

Just before school starts, this volunteer updates and prints the current version of the school brochure. 

School Directory

Once a year this volunteer compiles directory information for the entire school.