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August 2020

Stinky Feet

Submitted by susan.bird on Fri, 08/28/2020 - 15:39
Attributions: 
Miss Kelly White

Students in Miss White’s 5th grade class played “Stinky Feet” for a fun math game today! They are learning about standard, word, and expanded form with place value.

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Brookside Elementary Praise Note Students

Submitted by liz.porter on Fri, 08/28/2020 - 09:47
Attributions: 
Principal Beckert

Will Fry helped a classmate pick up her HD word kit when it fell. He always is there to help, Ryan Fay helped his classmates login to their chromebooks, and Tristan Bileen waited for a lot of boys to clear out of the bathroom then cleaned up all the paper towels on the floor. These are some amazing Brookside students and we love all the kind things our students do everyday!

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Reflections - I Matter Because...

Submitted by susan.bird on Thu, 08/27/2020 - 15:31
Attributions: 

The Brookside PTA is excited to introduce this year's Reflections Theme, "I Matter Because..."  Be thinking of ideas for your entries.  Every student has a talent and we'd love to see what you can do!  For more information visit utahpta.org/reflections.  Entries will be due Friday Oct. 2, 2020.

Check out this video: https://youtu.be/IX-rzWHnY5Q

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Monday Message From Principal Beckert

Submitted by liz.porter on Mon, 08/24/2020 - 18:39
Attributions: 
Principal Beckert

Dear Parents,

It has been a wonderful start to the new school year! It is great to be back together as a staff and with the students. We are all trying to adjust to the COVID-19 protocols and we realize that it is going to take some time. Protocols are being followed and we are doing our best to stay healthy. Thank you for all your support and patience!

Here are just a few reminders as we head into the new week:

  • Students are welcome to bring birthday treats for their classmates on their birthday. Please make sure each treat is manufacturally, individually, wrapped. Thank you!

  • For families who qualified for free or reduced lunch this past year, you can apply to receive a reimbursement from the state for the time they were out of school from March to May.  For some, this might be as much as $300 per child.  Here is the link to the application: https://jobs.utah.gov/mycase/web/guest/pebt 

  • Brookside PTA is holding our first meeting of the year this Wednesday, Aug 26th at 10 AM. For social distancing purposes, our meetings will be held via Zoom this year. Everyone is invited to attend, whether you decide to join the PTA or not. In this meeting we will go over our calendar of events for the year, as well as vote on and approve our annual budget. The meeting should last approximately 30 minutes. Zoom details are below. We hope to see you there!

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77896726306?pwd=Rmt2ZWlNSEdwMHoxeEpXdkdaUm5oZz09

Meeting ID: 778 9672 6306

Passcode: Tigers

  • Kindergarten starts this Wednesday, August 26th. The kindergarten schedule for the first half of the year is:

    • AM Kindergarten 9:00-11:15

    • Pm Kindergarten 12:15- 2:30

Please let me know if you have any questions -- Thanks again!

Dana Beckert

Principal, Brookside Elementary

Fun Friday in First Grade

Submitted by susan.bird on Mon, 08/24/2020 - 08:14
Attributions: 
Mrs. Lexi Hill

Our 1st graders ended their first week of school with Fun Friday! Chalk drawings, popsicles and games! 

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Principal Beckert’s Back to School Message

Submitted by liz.porter on Mon, 08/17/2020 - 09:37
Attributions: 
Principal Beckert

August 17, 2020
Dear Parents,

It was so great having staff members in the school yesterday for their first day back! We are so excited to start the year. We have an amazing staff who are ready to use all their expertise to provide excellent instruction and to help students be healthy. Our meetings yesterday were focused on protocols and procedures put into place in response to COVID-19. I appreciate the input of the staff members and the information from the newly revised COVID-19 School Manual from the Utah Department of Health in creating our reopening plan.

Classrooms:

  • Students will be asked to wear masks in the classroom.

  • Shields have been provided by the school for both teachers and students if they need a break from their masks.

  • Desks are distanced as much as possible.

  • Teachers will have a set seating arrangement to decrease contact with multiple students.

  • Desks and touch points will be disinfected periodically throughout the day.

  • Hand sanitizer dispensers will be placed in every classroom.

  • Students will be allowed to have water bottles at their desks. (drinking fountains will not be available for use)

Restroom:

  • Students should wear their masks in the bathroom.

  • Students are encouraged to wash their hands thoroughly. 

  • Bathrooms will be disinfected periodically throughout the day.

Cafeteria:

  • Students will sanitize their hands before entering the cafeteria.

  • There will be assigned seating in the cafeteria.

  • Students will come in from the playground and be distanced 6 ft. apart until they sit down to eat. Students will be distanced about 3 ft apart on the benches while eating.

  • Students will have approximately 15 minutes to eat their lunch and will then be dismissed to their classes.

  • Students will not be required to wear a mask in the lunchroom.

Recess and Playground:

  • Morning and afternoon recess schedules have been adjusted to decrease the amount of students out on the playground at one time.

  • Classroom and playground equipment will be sanitized after use.

  • Students will not be required to wear their masks during recesses.

These are just some of the ways we will try to help students and staff members stay healthy. If you would like to discuss these protocols or any other specifics please give me a call. I am happy to talk things through with you. 

I also wanted to communicate with you the state’s standards used for determining when a classroom or a school will be closed due to COVID-19 cases. These standards are in the COVID-19 School Manual. It states that 3 confirmed positive cases in a classroom within a two week period will close a classroom. Also, 15 confirmed positive cases per school within a two week period will close a school. Hopefully we will not have any closures, but I just wanted to make you aware. 

We are having an open house on August 18th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. To decrease the number of people in the building at one time, the schedule will be as follows: 

If your last name starts with

  • A to D: 1:00-1:30

  • E to H: 1:30-2:00

  • I to L: 2:00-2:30

  • M to P: 2:30-3:00

  • Q to T: 3:00-3:30

  • U to Z: 3:30-4:00

Please, if possible, leave siblings who are not Brookside students at home. We recognize that this may not be possible and we understand if you need to bring them. And, of course, please make sure everyone is wearing a mask. Thank you!

The first day of school for 1st through 6th grade will be on August 19th. We ask that parents drop students off that day and not enter the building. There will be posters hanging outside the front of school if you would like to take a “first day of school” picture with your student. If you would like to take a picture of your student with their teacher, please do this during the Open House. Thank you so much for helping us keep the school clean for our students on the first day. 

I am sorry for the “novel” of an email, but I wanted to let you know the work that is being done and the preparations that are being made. We are excited to welcome students back to school and look forward to a great year!

Thank you,

Dana Beckert

Tabitha's Way will be hosting the Annual Backpack Giveaway.

Submitted by susan.bird on Wed, 08/05/2020 - 08:33

If you are struggling, come pick up a backpack with school supplies while supplies last.
For all students in need: at-school learning or remote learning students.
Due to COVID-19, no vouchers are required. Please stay in your vehicle and wear a face mask while following the drive-thru process.

  • Saturday, August 8, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday - Friday, August 11 - 14,  from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 11, evening from 6 - 8 p.m.

Tabitha’s Way Local Food Pantry
45 East 100 North, Spanish Fork

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