Monday Message

May 21, 2018

Dear Parents,

It is hard to believe that this is my last Monday Message of the year. It has been a wonderful year and I feel so fortunate to be at Brookside Elementary! Thank you for your support and contributions throughout the year! Here are just a few reminders as we wrap up:

  • The last day of school is Friday, May 25th. Students will be dismissed at 12:00 noon.

  • On May 29th, items in our lost and found will be given to charity. Please encourage your student to go through the lost and found and claim anything that may belong to him/her.

  • We are working to collect any overdue lunch money and library books. Please pay any outstanding lunch balance and return any overdue books to the library before the last day of school. Thank you!

  • Summer office hours for the school will be Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. We will be closed the week of June 11th for cleaning.

Thanks again for a wonderful year! Have a great summer! Dana Beckert

 

May 14, 2018

Dear Parents,

Here are just a few reminders for this week:

  • The last day of kindergarten will be on Friday, May 18th. Graduation for AM students will be at 10:30 and graduation for PM students will be at 2:00. If you have any questions, please contact your student’s teacher. Thank you!

  • We will be having our Author’s Party this Friday, May 18th at 2:45. Come and enjoy your student’s writing and celebrate their progress.

  • Looking forward into next week, we will be having our field day on Tuesday, May 22nd. Fourth through sixth grades will be from 9:30-11:00 and first through third grades will be from 1:00-2:30.

Have a wonderful week! Dana Beckert

May 7, 2018

Dear Parents Happy Monday!

Here is just a reminder from our current PTA President:

As the school year comes to a close, I would like to thank parents for all of the support that has been provided to the PTA. Many of you know that I have served as President for two years, and as per PTA bylaws, my board is unable to serve another term. We need to turn over the reins to a new board. PTA does so many wonderful things for Brookside Elementary, such as:

Providing School T Shirts, Reflections, No Screen Week, SEP Dinners for Teachers,Red Ribbon Week,Year Books,Book Fair,Dad’s and Donuts, And more!!!

These awesome programs and activities happen BECAUSE of PTA.  They enrich your student’s experience at Brookside, and they also offer support to Teachers and Staff.

As President, I have been unable to fill my position for the upcoming 2018-19 school year. Most programs and activities have chair people who will run them next year, but we still need a President (or Co -Presidents)who can step in and make sure these activities happen for our students.

If you have been thinking of volunteering, NOW IS THE TIME! PTA is a very rewarding volunteer experience. I have loved every minute of my time as President.

Please contact me if you are interested in serving on the PTA board for next year. I would hate for our children to miss out on all of the many things that PTA has to offer!

rachel.orme@gmail.com,      brooksidepta.president@gmail.com       801-427-3980

Also, just a reminder about next year’s class request information:

Regarding requests and special considerations for the next school year, I ask that parents who would like to share a request or other information with me regarding their child’s class placement, to please come to the school’s front office during the request window of May 14-25 to receive and fill out a request form. Forms will include specific guidelines regarding the request process. In order for a request to be accepted, it must be completed according to the guidelines, have a secretary’s signature approving the form, and must be received by a member of our office staff during the request window (May 14-25). Forms will not be sent home. I will consider the gathered information along with other academic and school information as I work to create classes that are balanced according to range of student ability, behaviors, gender, and the number of students. If you have any questions, please visit with me or a member of the school’s office staff.

Thank you! Dana Beckert

April 30, 2018

Dear Parents,

It is hard to believe that tomorrow is the first day of May! Here are some important announcements for this week:

  • The 4th grade track meet has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 3rd due to the high chance of rain on Wednesday.

  • Thursday, May 3rd, we will be having our 3rd through 6th grade choir concert. It will be held at 4:00 pm in the school auditorium. There will not be a morning practice that day and students should meet in room 19 for a final practice right after school. Students should wear blue or red.

  • Thank you for all your support of our jump-a-thon. It was a great success. The students had a great time being active and earning prizes. We appreciate our PTA and all they do!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Have a great week, Dana Beckert

April 23, 2018

Dear Parents,

It is BOGO book fair week! Thank you to our PTA volunteers for helping out with our book fair! The hours are as follows:

Monday, April 23 – 8:30-9:30 am, 3:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-7:00 pm for the Arts Showcase with raffles for free items.

Tuesday, April 24 – 8:30-9:30 am and  3:00-4:00pm

Wednesday, April 25 – 8:30-9:30 am and  3:00-4:00pm

Thursday, April 26 – 8:30-9:30 am and  3:00-4:00pm

Friday, April 27 – 8:30-9:30 am

Also, Nebo district is offering a summer theatre camp for all 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. Session I is from June 5-16 and will be held at Spring Lake Elementary in Payson. Session II is from July 9-20 and will be held at Sierra Bonita Elementary in Spanish Fork. Both sessions will begin each day at 9:00 am and end at 12:00 noon. The cost is $70. I have attached a flyer with more information and additional flyers can be found in the school’s office.

Thank you!  Have a great week,  Dana Beckert 

April 9, 2018

Dear Parents,

I hope you had a wonderful spring break filled with family and fun! It was so good to get back to school today and be with the students again. I miss them when they are gone!

Thank you to Mallori Strong, PTA members, and volunteers for providing our staff and teachers with a wonderful teacher appreciation week. We were definitely spoiled. I am so grateful for our dedicated staff and teachers who work hard each day to meet the needs of our students. It is a great place to be!

Just a few reminders as end-of-year testing begins:

  • Please make an effort to have students here each day. If you know your student is going to be absent, please contact the teacher so arrangements for makeup testing can be made.

  • Please make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep and eats a healthy breakfast.

  • Remain positive about the testing. This is a great opportunity for students to show what they know.

Be watching for the April’s Newsletter in the next couple of days. Thank you!

Have a great day! Dana Beckert

March 5, 2018

Dear Parents,

I thought I would send out the Monday Message a little early this week so that you could make the necessary arrangements for the early out on Monday. Here are just a few reminders:

  • Monday, March 5th, will be a half day. Students will be dismissed at 12:00 noon. AM Kindergarten students will be dismissed at the regular time, 11:15. There will be no PM Kindergarten.

  • Tami Evans has decided to open the spring choir to 3rd graders. So the choir which will begin rehearsals on March 8th will now be for 3-6 grade students. Registration forms are in the office for any student who would like to participate.

  • Dads and Doughnuts will be on March 9th at 8:00. If Dad can’t make it, any loved one can attend with your student.

  • The PTA is extending the time for you to be able to purchase yearbooks at the reduced price of $13.00. After March 9th, the price for a yearbook will be $15.00.

Thank you for your support! Please watch for the March Newsletter which will be sent out on Monday.

Dana Beckert

February 26, 2018

Dear Parents,

Thank you to all the parents who took the time to respond to the Stakeholder’s Survey. The data is now available and teachers will be given a copy of their feedback within the next week. We understand and appreciate the importance of working together to provide a quality education for all students. Thank you again for your feedback.

Here are a few reminders for this week:

  • Our 1st-3rd grade choir concert will be held on March 1st at 4:00. Students will not have practice that morning. We are excited to celebrate their hard work and talent.

  • The PTA is holding its Volunteer Brunch this Friday at 10:00 am in the Tiger’s Den. This is not just for PTA members, it is for all those who volunteer at the school. Thank you to all those who take the time to volunteer! We appreciate all you do!

  • 2017-18 Yearbooks are now on sale. The price before March 2nd is $13.00 and will be $15.00 after March 2nd. You can pay with cash or a check made payable to “Brookside Elementary PTA”.

  • Students will be getting out of school early on Monday, March 5th for teacher development. Students will be dismissed at 12:00 noon. Kindergarten students will be dismissed at their regular time, 11:15 am.

Thank you and have a wonderful week!,  Dana Beckert

 

February 19, 2018

Dear Parents,

We hope you had a wonderful long weekend!

Here are just a few reminders for the upcoming week:

  • Spring picture day is this Thursday, February 22nd.

  • The first-third grade choir concert originally scheduled for Thursday, February 22nd has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 1st at 4:00.

  • We will be having a lock out drill this Friday at 2:30. Please see the February Newsletter for additional information about this practice drill.

Thank you and have a great week, Dana Beckert

February 12, 2018

Dear Parents,

February is off to a great start! Here are just a few reminders:

  • You should have received and email from the district regarding a stakeholders survey. This is an opportunity for stakeholders, namely parents, students, and other employees to give input concerning Nebo schools. I invite you to give your feedback about Brookside teachers and administrators. We value and welcome your feedback. Thank you!

  • Monday, February 19th, is President’s Day. There will be no school that day.

  • Thursday, February 22nd, is spring picture day.

Thank you and have a great week!, Dana Beckert

January 29, 2018

Dear Parents,

At this time of year, we see an increase in student absences. As a school, we support your decision concerning sending your child to school or not. If your child is sick and contagious, we would encourage you to keep him/her home to accelerate the healing process and get better.

That being said, attendance at school is critical to academic progress. If your child is not sick or contagious, please make an effort to help him/her get to school on time. Our teachers are prepared each day to provide quality learning activities for students. Without your child’s attendance, he/she will miss out on those lessons and activities causing them to fall behind academically. They are missed when they are not here.

Student success is a team effort between home and school. Thank you for your help concerning this matter. 

Have a great week, Dana Beckert

January 22, 2018

Dear Parents,

This week we are excited about having the district dance specialist, Melanie Fillmore, here to work with our teachers and students. This will be our third experience this year working with her and we are excited to have her back. Previously, she has worked with 3rd-6th graders and this experience will include 1st and 2nd grades. She will be training and teaching our teachers ways to integrate arts instruction, specifically dance, into other content areas as well as helping teachers know how to teach the specific Utah core fine arts curriculum.

Experiencing the fine arts is part of a well-rounded and complete education. We are proud to be a part of the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program which provides arts-integrated instruction to elementary students. We have wonderful teachers who strive each day to provide fine arts experiences for our students.

Have a great week, Dana Beckert

January 9, 2018

Dear Parents, Happy New Year! 2018 is off to a great start here at Brookside and we appreciate your support and help.

We have some great things happening this week:

  • SEP conferences are Thursday, January 11th. You should have received an invitation to sign up with your student’s teacher. If you have any questions, please contact us. We look forward to seeing you!

  • 1st-3rd grade choir also begins on Thursday, January 11th. Permission slips were sent home last week students. The choir will meet on Thursday mornings in room 19 at 8:00 am. If your student would like to participate in the choir, there are additional permission slips in the office.

  • There is no school on January 12th for teacher development day and also, no school on January 15th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Have a great week, Dana Beckert

December 18, 2017

Dear Parents,

Happy Holidays! I hope you have a wonderful holiday break planned with lots of family and fun. Just as a reminder, there will be no school December 22-January 1. School will dismiss early at 12:00, noon on December 21st. There will be no afternoon kindergarten that day and AM kindergarten will dismiss at the regular time. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you!

Thank you the generous support of our “Lifting Hands” tree and our Christmas Spirit week. It has been wonderful to see all the donations come in and know that everything will be used to benefit someone, somewhere. Here are the remaining days of our Spirit week --

Tuesday, December 19 – “Sweaters for Sweaters”

    Wear your best Ugly Christmas sweater and bring in any nice, gently used sweaters and other clothing to be donated to a local thrift shop. Drop off the articles of clothing in the baskets in the office.

Wednesday, December 20 – “Warm the Soles”

    Wear your favorite Christmas socks! And bring in any slightly worn, old shoes to donate to a local thrift shop. Again, bring these to the office.

Thursday, December 21 – Christmas Spirit!

    Christmas dress up day! Come as an elf or maybe Rudolph. Wear your favorite Christmas pajamas. Let’s celebrate this last day before Christmas break!

Merry Christmas, Dana Beckert

December 11, 2017

Dear Parents,

Our student council is sponsoring a “Christmas Spirit Week”, December 18-21. During this week we are going to have dress up days along with a coordinating service focus. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, December 18 – “Can” you fill Santa’s Hat?

    Load your Santa hat up with canned goods. Bring them to the office for us to donate to the local food bank and then wear your hat the rest of the day.

Tuesday, December 19 – “Sweaters for Sweaters”

Wear your best Ugly Christmas sweater and bring in any nice, gently used sweaters and other clothing to be donated to a local thrift shop. Drop off the articles of clothing in the baskets in the office.

Wednesday, December 20 – “Warm the Soles”

Wear your favorite Christmas socks! And bring in any slightly worn, old shoes to donate to a local thrift shop. Again, bring these to the office.

Thursday, December 21 – Christmas Spirit!

Christmas dress up day! Come as an elf or maybe Rudolph. Wear your favorite Christmas pajamas. Let’s celebrate this last day before Christmas break!

Thank you to Mrs. Antonino, Mr. Gappmayer, and our student council for all their hard work!

Merry Christmas, Dana Beckert

December 4, 2017

Dear Parents --

It seems like December is in full swing. Here are just a couple of reminders:

  • The 4th-6th grade choir concert will be this Wednesday, December 6th at 4:00 pm.

  • The tree in the school front foyer will be our angel tree this year. We will be collecting items for Lifting Hands International, an organization that collects, sorts and packs humanitarian aid which is shipped from Utah. Needed items will be listed on angel ornaments hung on the tree. If you would like contribute, please take an angel off the tree and bring in the item(s) printed on the ornament. There will be bins in the office for items brought in. The ornaments will be hung on the tree after December 4th and items will need to be returned by December 18th.

  • December 21st will be a half day. Students will be dismissed at 12:00 noon. There will be no PM kindergarten.

  • Christmas break is December 22nd--January 1st. School will resume on January 2nd.

Thank you!

Have a great week!  Dana Beckert

 

November 27, 2017

Dear Parents,

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday full of family and good food!

With the holiday season upon us, I just wanted to remind you about the Amazon Smile program where you can sign up and Brookside receives a small portion of your purchase price as cashback for our PTA. The link to sign up is   https://smile.amazon.com/ch/87-0451045   or you can find it on the PTA’s Facebook page at   https://www.facebook.com/springvillebrooksidepta/ . It’s still your same Amazon account but you have to make sure you go to the Amazon Smile page for it to work. Thank you -- every little bit helps!

I also wanted to let you know that starting today during lunch we have asked students to put any uneaten, unopened food items from their school lunch (applesauce, bananas, fruit cups, milk, etc.) on the “sharing table”. If other students would like an extra milk, for example, they are welcome to get one off the sharing table at no additional cost. We are hoping this helps cut down on the food wasted each day at lunch time. Students are also welcome to stop in at the office after school and get any leftover food items to take home.

Thank you and have a great week!

Dana Beckert

 November 20, 2017

Dear Parents,

First of all, I want to thank the PTA and all the volunteers who helped at our book fair last week. It was a great success because of the dedication and hard work of so many who helped.

This week as we take time to reflect on what we are thankful for, I too, would like to take this opportunity to give thanks. I am grateful to be the principal at Brookside Elementary and work alongside some of the very best students, families, and staff in the state.

I am thankful for students who come to school each day ready to learn and do their best. I am so proud of them! They struggle through challenges and experience success as they put forth their best efforts. I am thankful for the enthusiasm and support of families and parents in creating an outstanding partnership for our students. I am also thankful for our teachers and support staff who really care about student achievement and have the best interests of the students at heart. They constantly challenge their students and themselves to reach higher, and accomplish more. Thank you!

I would like to wish all of you and your families a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday!

Thanks again, Dana Beckert

Nobember 13, 2017

Dear Parents,

It is Book Fair week! I always look forward to the Book Fair. Students are so excited to shop for affordable books, fun posters, and other educational products. I love it when students stop me in the hall to show me the book they got at the Book Fair. The Book Fair is open everyday this week from 8:30-3:30 and is located on the stage. It is a perfect time for you to come and do some early Christmas shopping. Thank you to our PTA for helping us bring the Book Fair to Brookside.

Reading to your children is so important as explained in this quote from the Washington Post article, “Why It’s Important to Read Aloud to Your Kids and How to Make It Count”. Amy Joyce wrote, “One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them. That means starting when they are newborns and not even able to talk, and continuing well beyond the years that they can read by themselves. Study after study shows that early reading with children helps them learn to speak, interact, bond with parents and read early themselves, and reading with kids who already know how to read helps them feel close to caretakers, understand the world around them and be empathetic citizens of the world.”

Thank you! Have a great week! Dana Beckert

November 6, 2017

November 6, 2017

Here are just a few reminders for the upcoming week:

  • In preparation for our Veteran’s Day assembly on Nov. 10th, students are invited to bring a picture of a relative, friend, or neighbor who has served in the military with a short paragraph about that person. Please send a copy of the photograph just in case the picture gets torn or damaged. We have also asked that students wear red, white, and blue, if possible, for the assembly on November 10th. Thank you! If you have any questions, please call the school office.

  • We will be having a Scholastic Book Fair the week of November 13th. It will be located on the stage in the auditorium and not the library as in previous years. If you would like to volunteer as a worker during the book fair, please use the link below and sign up for a time. We are so grateful for the efforts of our PTA!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0449afac2fa1f58-book1

  • Nebo School District and Superintendent Rick Nielsen have social media presence. Please LIKE, FOLLOW, and SHARE Nebo School District and Superintendent Rick Nielsen on social media including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay updated on current events and announcements. Also, remember to RATE our school and Nebo School District on Facebook. Thank you!

October 30, 2017

Dear Parents, We are so excited for our Halloween parade tomorrow. Here are just a few reminders:

  • 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 the side streets. Please do not use Reams parking lot.

  • Students are welcome to wear their costume to school that day, but masks can only be worn during the parade.

  • Please make sure costumes and masks are modest and not gory.

  • PM kindergarten will participate in the afternoon school parade at 2:15pm. AM kindergarten will parade their costumes at 9:15am through the kindergarten hallway.

This week is also our PTA Ribbon Week. Thank you to our PTA for helping our students be aware of safe behaviors and habits. Here is the schedule for Ribbon Week:

  • Monday - Red Ribbon -- “Proud to be Drug Free!” Show how proud you are to be drug free by wearing red from head to toe!

  • Tuesday - Halloween at Brookside! Wear your costume for Halloween fun!

  • Wednesday - White Ribbon -- “Internet Safety is No Joke!” Show us how “funny you can be with your wackiest hairstyle!

  • Thursday -- Green Ribbon -- “Pedestrian Safety is Up To Me!” Wear your favorite helmet or hat to show us how important it is to stay safe!

  • Friday -- Purple Ribbon -- “Be a Hero, Not a Bully!” -- Stand up to bullying today by dressing as your favorite superhero!

In preparation for our Veteran’s Day assembly on Nov. 10th, students are invited to bring a picture of a relative, friend, or neighbor who has served in the military with a short paragraph about that person. Please send a copy of the photograph just in case the picture gets torn or damaged. We have also asked that students wear red, white, and blue, if possible, for the assembly on November 10th. Thank you! If you have any questions, please call the school office.

Thank you!, Dana Beckert

 

October 23, 2017 

Dear Parents,

I hope you and your families had a wonderful fall break and that you were able to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and colors.

On Thursday after school, we will be having SEP conferences. Teachers have sent out sign-ups so please take the time to schedule an appointment for you and your student to meet with their teacher. Also, here is the SEP dinner sign-up from the PTA if you would like to help provide dinner for the teachers that evening: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0449AFAC2FA1F58-fall2

Thank you so much for your help and support.

Reminder:

The Halloween parade has been scheduled for 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 the side streets. Please do not use Reams parking lot. Students are welcome to wear their costume to school that day, but masks can only be worn during the parade. In consideration of our younger students, please make sure costumes and masks are modest and not gory. PM kindergarten will participate in the afternoon school parade at 2:15pm. AM kindergarten will parade their costumes at 9:15am through the kindergarten hallway. Please contact your student’s kindergarten teacher if you have any other questions or need additional information.

Thanks again for all you do to support Brookside and your child’s education. Have a great week

MONDAY MESSAGE: October 16, 2017

Dear Parents,

Fall break is this week! There will be no school on Thursday, October 19th, and Friday, October 20th.  Have a wonderful break!

Thank you for supporting the PTA Reflections. During the assembly on Friday we celebrated many students and their talents. Thank you to Suzie LeSueur and other PTA members for their hard work and dedication to our students and the arts.

Tomorrow, October 17th,  is picture retake day. If your student was absent on our picture day in September or if you would like to have your student’s picture retaken, simply return your original package tomorrow.

Just as a reminder, the Halloween parade has been scheduled for 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 the 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.

PM kindergarten will participate in the afternoon school parade at 2:15pm. AM kindergarten will parade their costumes at 9:15am through the kindergarten hallway. Please contact your student’s kindergarten teacher if you have any other questions or need additional information.

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

Dear Parents,

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

Dear Parents,

 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

Dear Parents,

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

Dear Parents,

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

Dear Parents,

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

Dear Parents,

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!

Thank you!

 

 

05/01/2017

Dear Parents,

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.

Thank you