October 9, 2017 Congratulations to Miss Bird’s class for bringing in the most Box Tops! They were given an Amazon gift card to buy something for their classroom. The PTA brought in $362.00 from the Box Top competition. Please keep saving your Box Tops. We will be having another competition soon and every little bit helps. If you log onto the Box Tops website, https://www.boxtops4education.com, there are coupons for participating products. Also, there is a Box Top app, https://www.boxtops4education.com/bonusapp
which allows you to scan a product’s barcode and get double the earnings for the Box Top. Thank you for supporting this program.
We will be having the Reflections assembly Friday, October 13th at 2:00 pm. You will be notified if your student’s entry has won in its category. Thank you for supporting this program and encouraging the arts.
The Halloween parade has been rescheduled for 2:30pm on October 31st. Our sixth grade classes will be performing “Thriller” at 2:15 with the parade starting immediately after. Please park in the school’s parking lot or on side streets. Please do not use Reams parking lot. Students will be allowed to wear masks during the parade, but they will not be able to wear them during school. In consideration of our younger students, please make sure costumes and masks are not gory.
This week is National School Lunch Week. We appreciate our lunch staff and all they do for our students every day!
Have a great week!
October 3, 2017
I hope your week is off to a great start!
Nebo School District is seeking public input regarding facility priorities in preparation for a Bond Election to be held next year in November 2018. Please go to the Nebo District homepage and click on “Survey: Nebo School District Seeks Public Input”. There is a brief video available explaining the Bond and a short survey to take.
Also, I wanted to inform parents about a kindergarten readiness program that is available. UPSTART is a free, technology-delivered kindergarten readiness program that will give your child a fun start in reading, math, and science (with a focus on reading) in just 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week. To get more information on this program, go to the Nebo District homepage. We also have fliers available at the school in the front office.
Please watch for an email with the October Parent newsletter attached.
Thank you, Dana Beckert
September 25, 2017
This week is “No Screen Week”. Please be watching for information coming home from the PTA. They will be sending home a sheet listing some ideas that will help students decrease their screen time this week. Thanks to our PTA for their support and activities!
We will be starting an after school choir, hopefully in October. However, we are in need of a piano player. If you, or anyone you know, (it could even be a student) would be willing to play for our choir, please let me know. We will begin with an upper grade choir and then offer the opportunity to the lower grades in the winter. Thank you for your help!
Our students have been fortunate this week to participate in the district program GAINS, Growing Arts In Nebo School District. Grades 3-6 have had the opportunity to work with our district dance specialist, Melanie Fillmore. Some of the classes worked with her last week and others will have the opportunity this coming Tuesday. Teachers are receiving training and coaching experiences so they can more effectively teach the pure art of dance, as well and integrate dance into other subject areas.
PTA Reflection projects are due this Friday, September 29th. Students can bring in their entries anytime this week. Thank you!
October 2nd is Brookside night at the Sonic in Spanish Fork! A portion of all the sales will go to the school. Please come and join us for dinner from 5:00-8:00 pm. There will be activities and games for a fun night out with the family.
Just as a reminder, as the weather becomes cooler, please make sure that students are dressed appropriately for the weather of the day. We appreciate your help and support. Thank you!
#brooksidetigers #tigerpride #brooksidestudents
September 18, 2017
We are excited to announce our box top week has started! Please collect box tops and send them with your students. The PTA is sponsoring a competition this week – the class that brings in the most box tops will receive a reward. The box tops program is a great way for the PTA to earn extra money that will directly affect our students.
Also, the PTA has extra school t-shirts. If you would like a school shirt please contact our PTA president, Rachel Orme, or talk to the secretaries in the office. Each Friday is spirit day and it is fun to see everyone in their Brookside t-shirt.
6th grade orchestra started this week but it is NOT too late to join. If your 6th grader would like to participate, come into the school office and sign up. Please feel free to come to orchestra on Monday morning at 8:00 in room 19. If you don’t know what instrument you want to play, you can try some out and decide.
Looking forward, next week is no screen week. During this week, students are encouraged to decrease their screen time and increase other fun and creative activities in their free time. There will be more information coming next Monday!
#brooksidetigers #tigerpride #brooksidestudents
September 11, 2017
This week as I met with the PTA, I was reminded of the outstanding parents we have here at Brookside. Thank you for the work you do each day to support your students’ learning. Helping students achieve and progress is a team effort and we appreciate your support and dedication.
Next week, September 18-22, is Box Top week. Please clip and save your box tops and send them with your student during this week. Every box top helps in raising needed funds for our students.
If you happened to come into the school today, you noticed that staff members are wearing Nebo Hero shirts. It is so wonderful to be part of Nebo School District and work with heroes every day. Nebo School District is 4,000 staff members strong, each a hero and committed educators; heroes who are at their best when it matters the most.
Today we are also celebrating Patriot Day. We honor those whose lives were taken on September 11, 2001. We also honor and celebrate those heroes; first responders, national service members and citizens alike, who so nobly aided their fellow citizens during America’s time of need.
Upcoming events this week:
- September 13th: School Community Council Meeting, 11:45 am
- September 15th: School Picture Day
- September 15th: 6th Grade Orchestra Parent Meeting, 8:30 am
September 5, 2017
I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. It is hard to believe September is already here.
There have been a few changes to the calendar for September:
- The orchestra parent meeting has been rescheduled for September 15th. It will be at 8:30 in room 19.
- PTA reflection projects are due September 29th – Thank you for supporting this program!
Activities for this week include:
- Hearing Screenings for grades K,1,3,and 6 on September 6th
- PTA meeting – September 6th at 10:00 in the Tiger’s Den
- Vision screenings (all grades) on September 7th
Thank you for your support! Brookside is a great place to be!
Monday, August 28, 2017
It has been a wonderful beginning to the new school year. Thank you to those who were able to attend the Brookside’s Open House on Monday afternoon. There is always so much excitement in the air as teachers and students meet each other and relationships are formed.
On the first day of school, the student body came together for an opening assembly. We recognized students and teachers who were new to Brookside. We also introduced this year’s theme, “BEE a Leader”. Students will learn about a specific leadership skill each month. We will recognize those students who put the skills into practice and they lead out at school.
Planning time, specialty classes also began this week. We welcome two new specialty teachers so our staff:
P.E. – Heather Child (new)
Library – Trisha Olsen (new)
Fine Arts – Jill Tolley
Computers – Becky Williamson
This week we welcome our kindergarteners to school on the 29th! We are excited to have them and I look forward to getting to know them. Our kindergarten teachers, Mrs. Gallagher and Mrs. Broussard, are ready for a great year!
It's hard to believe it is May. Only four more Mondays of the year.
There are a few things happening this week that you may need to know:
Tuesday: Mrs. Tami Evans and class will have their poetry day.
Wednesday: 4th grade track meet will begin at 9:30
Thursday: 5th grade State Floats are available to view in the 5th grade hallway
Friday: Our PTA Fun Run fundraiser. Thank you for participating in helping to raise money for our school. This year we have been able to purchase Chromebooks and iPads for the classrooms from the money you raised last year. Our hope is to finish purchasing for all grades. We now are 1-to-1 in 6th, 5th, and 4th with Chromebooks and K-3 have 5 ipads for each class for small group use. Planning to add more with this money.