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August 2018

Mrs. Beckert's Monday Message

Submitted by liz.porter on Fri, 08/31/2018 - 15:33
Mrs. Dana Beckert

Dear Parents,

We are off to a great start for a wonderful school year. We bagan by welcoming the students back to school with a red carpet, balloons, and excitement. Thank you to everyone who helped provide this lively welcome.

Here are a few items of business as we begin our second week:

  • On September 12th, Brookside students have the opportunity to perform at the Nebo School District Board Meeting. Tami Evans has volunteered to put a choir together for that performance. They will practice each Wednesday afternoon until the performance date. This choir is for 4th through 6th grade students but 2nd and 3rd grade students are invited to join as well if they have an older sibling participating in the choir. We appreciate Mrs. Evans and Mrs. Gallagher for helping with this event and we appreciate your support.

  • This Friday at 2:45 pm we will be having our first fire drill of the year. I know this can be a frightening experience for our younger students so I wanted to make you aware of the drill in case you wanted to talk to your student prior to the drill. The office staff and teachers will help students understand that it is just a drill and that everything is OK. More information about our emergency drills can be found on the school’s web page in the parent handbook. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

  • Be watching for September’s Parent Newsletter. I will be sending it out toward the end of this week.

Have a wonderful evening and, again, thank you for all your support!

Dana Beckert


Brookside Elementary


Praise Note Students For The Week Of August 27-31, 2018

Submitted by liz.porter on Fri, 08/31/2018 - 10:32
Mrs. Dana Beckert
Praise Note Students

Look at what many of our Brookside Tiger's were caught doing: Amelia Crawford was cleaning up trash on the playground, Kennedy Dabb listens to the teacher and does her best work, Tiffany Eaglefeather is on time to school and ready to have a great day, Henry Orme helped clean up someone else's mess, Hayden Harman is ready to listen to instructions. He works hard to be on task and is a friend to everyone, Shawn Costello has been doing a great job of raising his hand before speaking, Annie Stewart is always polite to others. She is constantly helping others and always says thank you, Mac Christensen really worked hard writing his story this week. he smiled a lot this week too, Quinn Rummage always works hard and follows all our class rules with a smile on her face, Aubree Forbes is helpful when a classmate was hurt, Brielle Ballard is always listening and participates, Adam Archer helps classroom neighbors find their math page, Loraine Anderson is quiet and always listens, Brandt Knoebel picked up trash on the playground without being asked, Alexa Salazar gave a friend her extra headphones while on computers, Olivia Milligan helped a classmate put together their notebook, Taycee Anderson always raises her hand to ask questions, Dominick Mortensen is using polite language and helping the class to stay quiet while working, Joel Arbon went to sit by someone who was alone at recess and is a good friend to others, Ashley Fitzgerald always has a smile on her face and is kind and cheerful in class, Madison Fay is going above and beyond in her writing every day, Maya Arreola has jumped right in at a new school and works hard, Jakzen Vanpatten is always respectful and on task in class. He is also a good example to others.

Thank you students. we love your TIGER PRIDE!

Who Is This New Teacher At Brookside?

Submitted by liz.porter on Tue, 08/28/2018 - 13:32
Mrs. Liz Porter

I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona with my three siblings and parents. I am the aunt to two nieces, who just started Kindergarten, and two nephews, one who just started preschool and another who was born at the beginning of August. I love to be with my family and make fun memories with them. I recently was married to my husband Tyler Willis. We just moved this summer to Utah so my husband can go to school at BYU.

Some of the things that I love to do are swim, read, travel, watch sports, and go on adventures. This summer I had the opportunity to see Mayan ruins in Mexico and it was amazing! I have also loved traveling to Thailand and around Europe.

I graduated from Brigham Young University where I earned a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in TESOL. My first year teaching I taught first grade at Riverview Elementary School in Spanish Fork. After my first year I moved back to Arizona to teach and be closer to my family. For the past three years I taught first grade at Kyrene de la Estrella Elementary School in Phoenix. After choosing to return to Utah I was very excited to be given the opportunity to teach first grade for my fifth year once again in the Nebo School District. I can't wait to make many great memories at Brookside Elementary!

Brookside Elementary Praise Note Students

Submitted by liz.porter on Mon, 08/27/2018 - 10:36
Mrs. Dana Beckert

Brookside is off to a great start this year. We have many students who have earned praise notes this week. Students can earn a praise note by being caught doing something great at school. Helping others, being kind, clean, obedient, and other praiseworthy acts. Basically showing Tiger Pride. We hope every student will earn a praise note this year!

Malachi Kentjana Putra helped set up chairs, Camilla Holloway and Evie Ostler helped organize their teacher's cupboard, Ava Moore put away the supplies without being asked, Caroline Felix participated in class with a positivie attitude, Quin Clegg took care of the lunch count without being asked. Also, she helped other students, Anna Larsen picked up garbage in the classroom, Porter Yeagley went above and beyond in caring for a friend, David Carson volunteered to take the lunch bin down, Audrey Moore volunteered to take the lunch bin down and is always willing to help.

Thank you students! We sure appreciate your helping in making out school great! Go Tiger Pride. 

Brookside Had The Red Carpet Rolled Out For The First Day Of School

Submitted by liz.porter on Wed, 08/22/2018 - 14:12
Mrs. Liz Porter

Thank you to the generosity of our Brookside parents, the students of Brookside were treated to a walk down the red carpet yesterday for the 1st day of school. It was complete with music, banners, lots of balloons and teacher's lining the way. Many of the teacher's enjoyed their own walks down the carpet as well. It was a wonderful start to what is sure to be a fantastic year!

Brookside Elementary Crossing Guard-Mrs. Cindy Collings

Submitted by liz.porter on Wed, 08/22/2018 - 14:04
Mrs. Liz Porter

We love our crossing guard here at Brookside. This is her 2nd year and she crosses kids 3 times a day! She grew up in Springville and attended Art City Elementary. She has 5 children and 3 grandchildren. She loves the outdoors especially hiking, floating the river and fishing. She loves Jelly Belly Candy. She is married to Dan who is an electrical/general contractor. She has 2 dogs, a hedgehog, snake, and 5 bunnies. They go to Yellowstone to their cabin every summer, this summer they went to fish lake. Thank you Mrs. Collings, we sure sure appreciate you.

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