Principal's Message

A Message from Principal Tucker


Welcome to the 2021-22 school year at Bret Harte Elementary!

It is truly an honor to serve the Bret Harte students, families and community.

Bret Harte Elementary has a commitment to ensuring that we provide a safe, nurturing learning environment for all children. Our passion is educating children and everything we do at Bet Harte is based around ensuring that your child receives a quality education.

The teachers and staff at Bret Harte are dedicated to ensuring that your child(ren) receives a quality education in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.

All children participate in music each week. We offer a Garden Council/garden curriculum that will be put on pause during Covid; and a Student Support Center for basic, health, mental health, and social supports; among other programs and activities, to ensure support for all children.

Our before/after school program, Empowering Possibilities Unlimited (EPU) has many enrichment activities including Food Literacy, Social Emotional Learning, Art, Street Soccer, Basketball, and Flag Football.  We are looking for volunteers/officers for our PTA to fundraise for our current school year.

Our schoolwide academic focus includes SIPPS(Systematic Instruction in Phonics, Phonemic Awareness, and Sight Words), iReady Core Math Supplemental Curriculum, iReady Diagnostic and Online Instruction, Social Emotional Curriculum (Sanford Harmony/Pure Edge Mindfulness), and Universal Design for Learning (differentiating student instruction).

We are excited about the year ahead and look forward to many successful and productive experiences in learning!


James Tucker