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November 2017

Monday Message For November 27, 2017

Submitted by liz.porter on Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:45
Mrs. 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   or you can find it on the PTA’s Facebook page at . 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


Brookside 5th Grade Students Create State Floats For Exhibit

Submitted by liz.porter on Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:03
Miss Susie Bird

The fifth graders have been learning about the states and capitals of the United States of America.  They were asked to create a state float and complete a packet about their state.  They learned a lot about their state and did an amazing job on their floats.

Praise Note Students For The Week Of November 13, 2017

Submitted by liz.porter on Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:20
Mrs. Dana Beckert

This weeks praise note recipients are: Easton Thompson picked up paper towels on the floor and threw them away, Reece Petersen showed responsiblity, Finleigh Forbush helped find a lost item for a classmate, Kayla Crawford reads 100 minutes each week and turns in her homework on time, Silah Rawlinson is helpful and always ready to start classwork, Eduard Orozco works hard, Jonas Benson is a peacemaker, Lincoln Tibbs shared what he had prepared with another student, Florencia Palma is great at participating in class, Evie Fluckiger comes to class on time, Jack Irvine goes the extra mile when helping to clean the classroom, Ashton Forsyth is using good manner and being respectful, Paul Nance listens and raises his hand, Quin Clegg played with someone that needed a friend, Colin Sorensen worked quickly to get his morning work done, Tyler Fay helped a neighbor clean up, Drew LeSueur sat quietly on the carpet and participated, Gracie Tanner said "I'm sorry" to someone that needed to hear that, Alaynia Forbush cleaned the classroom after everyone left, Riker Zufelt was very respectful during the woodbury dance assembly. Mrs. Bradford received a praise note from one of her students saying, "Miss Bradford gets a praise note for letting us have extra recess and helping us learn!"


Brookside Student Council Went To A Leadership Conference At BYU

Submitted by liz.porter on Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:38
Mrs. Kandice Antonino

On Wednesday, Nov. 8th the student council had to opportunity to attend a leadership conference designed just for students like them in leadership positions at their school. The conference was all day long and held at BYU. There were several great talks and the student left feeling inspired and ready to become even better leaders for Brookside. Devon Anderson learned that “No matter how many times you fail, there’s always a way to get back in.” Ammon Anderson liked the quote “It is better to be respected than it is to be popular.” He feels this will help him as he tries to look at the big picture. Brooklyn Pugmire went away thinking of all the ways she can be sure to include everyone in what she is doing. Warrrick Small challenged himself to try to smile and say Hi to as many kids as he can. Liesel Scott felt the quote “The problem isn’t the problem, it is how you deal with the problem” would be great to remember when going through difficult times. Finally Edie Knoebel learned that you should not be afraid to stand up for what is right and stop bullying.  The whole student council is ready for action and to help Brookside become the best it can be!


Monday Message-November 13, 2017

Submitted by liz.porter on Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:19
Mrs. 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

Brookside Praise Note Students-Week Of November 6, 2017

Submitted by liz.porter on Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:14
Mrs. Dana Beckert

Our Praise Note recipients for the week of November 6, 2017 are: Brynn Jones, Blaine Bartholomew, Samantha Rigtrup, Ava Nielson, Derek Huerta, Josh Creer, Levi Cecil, A. J. Carpenter, Kristoffer Bartholomew, Jense Harman, Tyler Fay, Kera Patterson, Matilyn Dellamas, Henry Lewis, Luke Elder, Cooper Bartholomew, Quincee Welsch, Sam Rich, Bella Esplin, Lydia Steiner, Joshua Talbot, Brayden Smith, Lili Bauer, Gavin Burr, Wesley Martin, Jase Divine, Archer Brooks, Olivia Woodward, Linnea Kallaker, Corver Esplin, and Jack Smith.

Our students helped with math games, staying on top of school work, working hard at math, helping other students with their work, helped to clean the classroom, helped in the lunchroom with garbage, helped organize the headphones in class, always a friend to others, stayed on task, worked quietly during daily 5, worked hard on morning work, works hard a handwritting, never giving up, helped take chairs down for whole class, always asking permission, always having a positive attitude, being enthusiastic during a brain break even with a broken collarbone!

Great job students, we appreciate all your good efforts!

Brookside Elementary Celebrated Veteran's Day

Submitted by liz.porter on Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:32
Mrs. Dana Beckert

Brookside Elementary was honored to celebrate local veterans on Friday. Many of the students expressed being very humbled by the experience to meet and listen to these various military veterans. We also had parents in the audience that we recognized for their military service. We gave each veteran a white rose. The students participated by bringing pictures of family members who have served in the military and by making many class posters as a tribute. We as faculty and staff were amazed at how respectful and quiet the student were during the assembly. 

Mrs. Beckerts Monday Message

Submitted by liz.porter on Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:04
Mrs. Beckert

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!

  • 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!

Mrs. Graves' 4th Grade Class Did Laughter Yoga With Dr. John Garrett

Submitted by liz.porter on Mon, 11/06/2017 - 14:08
Mrs. Miranda Graves

Dr. John Garrett is a certified Laughter Yoga instructor. He is also the parent of one of my students. We enjoyed learning something entirely different! Laughter Yoga helps to improve circulation, increase breathing and oxygen flow, stimulate acupressure points, release healing endorphins, enhance relationships, elevate positive mood levels, and increase one's joy thoughout the journey of life!


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