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Brookside Praise Note Recipients For The Week Of December 11, 2017

Attributions: 
Mrs. Dana Beckert

Brady Petersen makes everyone laugh and is a good sport, Teagan Farrer is nice and makes people laugh, David Sanders stayed on task and stays busy when finished with his work, Bailey Iese shares with others, Edie Wilde always makes sure that everyone is included, Riker Fullmer listens to the teacher and follows the rules, Taylor Woodward always cleans up quickly and quietly, Cole Levengood helped put out chairs and does what Miss Bird asks, Eduard Orozco is honest, and Cambree Farrer is kind and helps her classmates.

Thanks to everyone that is working hard at being praise worthy!

Monday Message for December 11, 2017

Attributions: 
Mrs. Dana Beckert

Monday Message for 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

 

Brookside Elementary Choir Performed At Reams And At The School

Attributions: 
Mrs. Tami Evans

We had a large Brookside choir this year that had their performance last week. We were also asked to perform in November at Reams for their holiday open house. Thank you to all the parents and students that participated this year to make it one of the best and largest choirs we have ever had. A big thank you to Tami Evans for being the choir director and Mrs. Ann Gallagher for being the pianist.

Mrs. Pickering’s 1st Grade Class Learned To Code Last Week

Attributions: 
Mrs. Brynlee Pickering

This week the school’s digital coach, Myles Peterson, helped Mrs. Pickering’s 1st grade class learn to code. It’s Computer Science Education Week and all of Brookside was challenged to participate in Hour of Code. Students and teachers were asked to complete one hour of code throughout the week and Mr. Peterson took on the task of helping classes get started. All of Mrs. Pickering’s students were able to use iPads and learn to code. The best part about it was that the kids were being challenged, engaged, and having fun. To say we have some tech gurus in our future is definitely an understatement!

 

Brookside Praise Note Recipients For Week Of December 4, 2017

Attributions: 
Mrs. Dana Beckert

At Brookside Elementary we are finishing up the year with many students going above and beyond in doing praiseworthy acts. Corbin Moore helped Mrs. Lamb organize in the skills room, Jane Thompson helped clean up the classroom floor after students left, Samantha Rigtrup helped a classmate with her artwork, McKenzie Cooper and Haylee Marion held the door for students after recess, Parker Young shared his notes with a classmate who missed them, Ethan Dover spent his time wisely after finishing his work, Tyson Eves is always working hard and doing his best, Brock Mickelson was sitting quietly when and where he should be setting a good example, Andres Solorio stayed behind to help a friend with a project, Alexandria Oman is always happy for others, and Lydia Kmetzsch helped put away Ipads.

Thanks students for looking for ways every day to make our school great!

UVU STEM Fair Last Week. The 4th, 5th, and 6th Grades Participated

Attributions: 
Mrs. Tamara Smith

Our students attended the STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) Fair last week where they rotated through different stations with hands-on activities demonstrating cool robots, a wave model, spaghetti noodle bridges, and much more! Our students are learning more about the cool things they can do in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This will prepare them for the future. And here are some photos and a write up about our Science visit from Discover Gateway: Fifth grade students enjoyed learning more about Chemistry and chemical reactions from the Discover Gateway Reaction Time representative. She showed them some cool experiments and then each class participated in their own chemistry experiments in a lab. We didn't blow anything up--but there was lots of foam, bubbles, and a little flame! Don't worry--we wore our safety goggles!

Give A Gift To A Refugee Child Going On Now At Brookside Elementary

Attributions: 
Mrs. Jennifer Frahm

Here at Brookside on our tree in the office area are hand ornaments with a gift suggestion for a refugee child. We are doing this with Lifting Hands International which ships donations directly to refugee children in Jordan and Lebanon. The process is simple: Choose a hand off the tree, bring the gift back by December 20 and share the word with friends and family. Needed items are baby wipes, diapers, fleece blankets, boys underwear and girls underwear, socks, pants, and sweaters. You can visit: www.liftinghandsinternational.org for more ideas on how to help. Any additional questions can be answered by Jennifer Frahm 206-353-1064.

Thanks for your support and help with this in advance.

Monday Message-December 4, 2017

Attributions: 
Mrs. Dana Beckert

Monday, 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

 

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