December 2017

Brookside Praise Note Recipients For Week Of December 4, 2017

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

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

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: 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

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


Brookside Elementary Praise Note Students For The Week Of November 27, 2017

Mrs. Dana Beckert

Our praise note recipients for this week are: Jake Simpson, Macy Riley, Garvyn Vanpatten, Avery Glover, Max Sorensen, Brock Donahue, Jacky Garcia, Cooper Bird, Giselle Camacho, Paytan Paxton, Sami Dellamas, Taycee Anderson, Brayden Smith, Halle Strong, Jeryck McCoy, Natalie Aragon, Ava Barker, Kimbal McFerson, Emma Burris, Paige Blackburn, Marcos Luna, Joel Arbon, Fisher Strong, Levi Cecil, Brigham Yeagley, Ben Orme, Simon Carreno-Cox, Aaron Narcisso, Rachel Schmutz, Cobi Blackburn, Cole Levengood, Eli Whiting, McKinley Bartholomew, James Coulon, Gavin Burr, and Juliet LeSeuer. Thank you to Brick Oven for the free kid meals as a reward for this terrific behavior.

The students were caught: staying after class cleaning out the lunch bin, helping to clean the art room, passed off addition and math facts, trying his best, works diligently, likes to help others, stayed on task during phonics, being a friend to someone in need, helped Miss. White, helped correct math quizzes, helping others in science, caught being polite and happy, excellent behavior in art class, volunteered to be a lunch worker, helped clean up after float display, helping a classmate feel included, helped clean the classroom before school, always helpful without being asked, goes out of his way to help classmates, remembers school rules, works quietly without bothering others, always a good friend, and completing his assignment on time.

Thank you to all the students here a Brookside. We know many students do great acts of kindness without being recognized. We have a great school!