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
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
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 SITE COUNCIL (SSC)
The SSC 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 SSC 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 SSC, see the BUSD SSC webpage. For the 2019-20 school year, you can nominate yourself to be a SSC representative by filling out a nomination form. Return nomination forms to your child’s teacher or the Malcolm X office by Friday, September 20, 2019.
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.
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)
Summer Reader's Celebration (fall)
An annual event celebrating the students who participated in the Summer Reading Program.
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.
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.
Dawn Nykamp, 608-332-9750
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
PTA AFTERSCHOOL CLASSES
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
A team of editors keeps the MX Website up-to-date, relevant, useful, and beautiful.
Coordinators: Emily Paulos & Carol Ness
Like MX on Facebook and get news and information right in your feed!
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
School Brochure Printing
Just before school starts, this volunteer updates and prints the current version of the school brochure.
Once a year this volunteer compiles directory information for the entire school.