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March 2021

Staff Spotlight - Mrs. Celiece Young

Submitted by susan.bird on Wed, 03/31/2021 - 12:48

Mrs. Celiece Young is one of our new reading technicians.  She works with students to help with their reading goals.  The students love her and we are so lucky to add Mrs. Young to our Brookside family. 

Love to do on the weekend: Spend time time with my family

If you could have lunch with any fictional character who would you choose? Patton Burgess from Fablehaven

Who was your favorite teacher and why? I loved Ms. Sutton and Mr. Park from art city. Mr Park was the 5th grade teacher mentioned in my recess story. And Ms. Sutton was always so kind and happy. 

If you were given $1000 - what would you buy? Clothes

Share a memory of school: When I was in 3rd grade the KSL weather team visited our school and did the weather from there. That was a fun day. 

What is the best thing about your job? Getting to know the students at Brookside


  • Pizza: Canadian bacon and pineapple
  • book/author:Brandon Mull
  • Ice cream: Chocolate chip cookie dough 
  • Sport: Football
  • Color: Pink
  • Snack:Cookies
  • Zoo Animal: Tigers
  • Favorite thing to play at recess: My 5th grade teacher would play a tag game in the snow. We would all stomp out a big circle with lines running through it. Then one person would be it and you had to stay on the path. All the kids would watch the 5th grade teachers play this with their students. It was so fun when I was finally a 5th grader and could play the game. 

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Utah Valley University (UVU) is Offering Summer Youth Camps & Courses

Submitted by susan.bird on Tue, 03/30/2021 - 11:06

Utah Valley University is offering summer youth camps and courses for our Nebo students including arts and crafts, STEM, hobbies and special interests, and theatre camps.

Please go to: UVU DISCOVER Youth Camps and Courses

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Brookside Elementary Praise Note Students March 25, 2021

Submitted by liz.porter on Thu, 03/25/2021 - 10:12
Principal Beckert

Our praise note students this week are: Preston Martinez: He helped a classmate read their ruler in math, McKenzie Garrett, Adalaide Everly, Josie Harding and Hadleigh Sorenson helped clean up trash at recess, Mason Kentjana Putra has been very helpful this week. He has helped other students without being asked, Brielle Churn helped pick up garbage off the floor without even being asked, and Sofia Arreola was super helpful. She helped to clean up our classroom.

Our school wouldn't be the same without wonderful students like these making it great. We love all our students.

#greateststudents, #praisenotestudents, #brooksidetigers

Principal Beckert's Weekly Message

Submitted by liz.porter on Thu, 03/25/2021 - 09:05
Principal Beckert

March 25, 2021

Dear Brookside Parents,

Here are a couple of reminders as we head into the end of this week:

  1. Tomorrow, Thursday, March 25th, we will be holding SEP conferences. This term is a little different with student led conferences so please refer to information from your student's teacher for information and clarification.

  2. There will be no school on Friday, March 26th.

  3. Yearbooks are still on sale through the end of the year. The price is $15.00. You can pay by cash, check or Venmo @BrooksideSpringvillePTA. Please include student’s name, grade and teacher with your payment so we know where to deliver the yearbook. 

  4. Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week. We are so grateful for our wonderful Brookside staff and look forward to celebrating them.

We are so excited to be going into fourth term.  Thank you for sharing your children with us and supporting their education!

Have a great evening,

Dana Beckert Brookside Elementary


Brookside Elementary Praise Note Students For March 19, 2021

Submitted by liz.porter on Fri, 03/19/2021 - 10:18
Principal Beckert

Today we have several students being recognized for being praise note students. Mrs. Smith says, "Axel Espinoza has been trying hard to complete projects and Ryker Mortensen has been working really hard to do his best in writing."  Mr. Anderson says, "Kimball Ollerton is constantly going out of his way to be nice to others and Wyatt Kellar always has a positive attitude and tires his best on all of his assignments."

Great job students. Brookside elementary have awesome students!

#brooksidepraisenotestudents, #brooksidetigersareawesome, #weloveourstudents

Outstanding Employee - Mrs. Valorie Seitz

Submitted by susan.bird on Wed, 03/17/2021 - 13:15
Mrs. Lexie Hill

We are so excited to present Mrs. Seitz with our Outstanding Certified Employee this year.  Mrs. Seitz is amazing!  She works in our skills room where she is working with all kinds of students.  She loves these kids and they all love her.  We take our projects to her to help us with and she completes them quickly and they always look amazing.  

Her daughter, and first grade teache, Lexi Hill said, "I have to admit, when I told my mom she should apply for this skills job at the school I worked at, I was worried that she would get the job and then everyone would love her more than me... which is exactly what happened! My mom is so deserving of this award. She truly loves the students here at Brookside and I can honestly say she cares about them as if they were her own children. There have been countless times that she will call me after school, just to talk about school and the kiddos she got to work with that day. Which says a lot about how much she cares about them. Whether it’s rescuing teachers from a student throwing chairs (if you know, you know), making copies and putting things together for teachers and staff, or bringing her teacher daughter a lunch when she forgets one, Mrs. Seitz has been such a great addition to our Brookside family!"

Congratuations, Mrs. Seitz!

District Employees of the Year

Submitted by susan.bird on Tue, 03/16/2021 - 09:59

We are so lucky to have two employee that were recognized as certified district employees of year in different categories and the 2021 District Employee of the year.

Suzi Whiting works on our lunch staff.  She was chosen as Child Nutrition Employee of the Year and the 2021 District Employee of the Year!.  “Suzi is the transport employee at the Brookside kitchen. She is very organized and timely with the food preparation and the daily kitchen duties. She runs our team smoothly. Suzi is helpful and kind. She is also great with the students who help serve! She is always the first to help wherever needed. Suzi is amazing and promotes a positive atmosphere.” 

Laurie Bills was chosen as Secretary Employee of the year. “Laurie supports every staff member, student, and parent in our Brookside community. She is proactive, kind, and pleasant. She works hard at her job and is always trying to learn more so she can meet everyone's needs. Laurie is simply amazing!”

We have so many amazing employees here at Brookside!  Congratulations to you both!

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Principal Beckert's Weekly Message

Submitted by liz.porter on Fri, 03/12/2021 - 10:05
Principal Beckert

March 12, 2021

Dear Brookside Parents,

Happy Friday! I just wanted to remind everyone that students will be dismissed at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, March 16th. Teacher will be meeting in the afternoon for district professional development. Also, spring pictures are on Thursday, March  18th. Flyers were sent home with students explaining ordering information, etc.

Here are a few items from our PTA:

We still need 1 more volunteer to help with Spring Picture Day this Thurs March 18th from 8:30 AM-130 PM. Volunteers can receive 1 free photo package from Lifetouch. Sign-up with this link:

We still need many more volunteers to help decorate doors for Teacher Appreciation Week on Thurs March 25th. The process is simplified this year, with poster board you can take home to decorate then bring back to hang on the door. We'd love to thank all our amazing teachers and staff. Sign-up with this link:

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers!

Thank you so much and have a wonderful weekend!

Dana Beckert

Principal, Brookside Elementary

Brookside Elementary Praise Note Students For March 12, 2021

Submitted by liz.porter on Fri, 03/12/2021 - 09:58
Principal Beckert

We have some Brookside students that have been recognized this week that we'd like to share with you wonderful parents. Mrs. Bradford said, "Lucas Milligan brightens everyone's day with his happy and positive nature and Ben Palmer always is one of the first ones reading silently right after lunch and is a great example for everyone", Miss White said "Drew Lesueur is on task and ready to learn. He has a great sense of humor and Carter McDonald is a hardworking student and a good example to his classmates" and Miss Bradford said "Linnea Kallaker is very respectful towards adults and uses her best manners, always!"

#brooksidetigersarefantastic, #prasienotestudents, #nebostudentsrecognized


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