School News

Brookside Elementary Is Celebrating National School Lunch Week October 8th-12th, 2018

Mrs. Kimberly Whitney

Nebo Schools Celebrate National School Lunch Week

“Lots 2 Love”  

Springville, UT – September 12, 2018 – To recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, Brookside school will recognize National School Lunch Week from October 8-12, 2018. The theme, “Lots 2 Love,” encourages students and school nutrition professionals across the country to share what they love most about school lunch programs.

National School Lunch Week will emphasize the healthy foods that are offered daily at Nebo schools.

“School lunches are healthier than ever, with more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and less fat and sodium,” said [Director name, title]. “National School Lunch Week helps us educate parents and students about all the benefits of our lunch program, and the appealing choices we offer."

The federally-funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides nutritionally balanced, healthy meals to students every day. The program, which has been serving the nation’s children for more than 70 years, requires school meals to meet federal nutrition standards like offering fruits and vegetables every day, serving whole grain-rich foods, and limiting fat, calories, and sodium.

The “Lots 2 Love” campaign is made possible by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association. Parents and students can follow the fun using the hashtags #NSLW18, #SchoolLunch, and #Lots2Love. For more information on National School Lunch Week, visit

Please feel free to download this artwork so your student can participate in the art contest during the National School Lunch Week October 8th - 12th. Also, some parents pack love notes into their kids' bagged lunches. If your student eat's school lunch, feel free to send in a note to your student and we will deliver it to them that week. Please find the link below for various available activities.

Alphy Helps Mrs. Jorgensen's Class

Mrs. Becky Jorgensen

Know how to make handwriting fun?  Have Alphy come.  Meet our sock puppet named Alphy, short for alphabet, that comes out to help Mrs Jorgensen's  2nd grade class learn how to make our letters right.   He also walks around looking for good posture, correct pencil holding, and best looking letters. 

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Mrs. Beckert's Weekly Message

Mrs. Dana Beckert

Dear Parents,

We are at the close of another wonderful school week. Students have been working diligently learning procedures, expectations, and new curriculum. I am so proud of their perseverance and hard work. Here are just a few reminders as we head into next week:

  • The PTA is selling spirit t-shirts. I have attached the information to this email. If you would like to purchase a t-shirt, you can send the money with your student to the office and we will make sure it gets to the PTA.

  • Thank you to the students who are singing in the choir performing at the school board meeting on Wednesday. Mrs. Evans sent home information about the performance after their Wednesday practice on the 5th. If your student is a member of that choir and you have any questions, please contact the office. Thank you!

  • Students are welcome to come to school each day after 8:15 am. We have had students arriving earlier and we cannot provide supervision for them. At 8:15, they are welcome to go into the computer lab and work on schoolwork or they can sit quietly in the foyer. At 8:30 they will be allowed to head to their classrooms and to eat breakfast. Thank you for your help.

  • Next Friday is our picture day. Students brought home the picture information this week in preparation for their pictures on Friday. If you have any questions, please contact the office.  

Praise Note Student's For The Week Of September 3, 2018

Mrs. Dana Beckert

These students did amazing things this week:

Kaylee Christensen helped Mr. Jex clean up after breakfast without being asked, Olivia Burris helped Totfer with his assignments because he has a broken arm and can't write, Noah Cardenas is a problem solver and is very helpful to his classmates, Jak Ellner always has a positive attitude. He also is a good friend, Jack Irvine is going above and beyond listening and following teachers directions, Sam jones is always arriving with a positive attitude and is ready to work hard, Addalie Sheffer is always sharing amazing things in class. She works hard with a positive attitude, Camilla Holloway is positive and happy during class. She volunteered to grab the lunch bin, Nathan Thompson always has a positive attitude towards his classmates and he is always working hard, Max Sorensen has been working hard on all of his assignments in class, Lexi Moore has helped her neighbor with her work, Molly Saybolt has set up chairs for the class, Lexi Stahl helped set up the classroom without being asked, Brayden Stock helped unstack chairs for everyone without being asked, Lili Bauer is very helpful in class. She picks up trash too, Ben Lewis is very respectful and jumps in to help without being asked, Amelia Crawford cleaned up trash in the lunch room, Lana Nord set out chairs for her classmates, Taylor McFerson helped other students put their things away quickly, Violet Harris is early to school and starts on her work right away.

Great job students!

Who Is This New Brookside Teacher?

Mrs. Liz Porter

I grew up in Provo Utah. I am the middle child out of 3 girls. Growing up my mom, dad, sisters and I loved to watch movies, play games, go camping and travel. I have almost been married for a year now to my best friend Peter Haines. I got married in November of 2018, in Salt Lake city. One of my favorite things, is being an aunt to my 2 nephews who are only 6 days apart from each other. I love watching them grow and learn new things. 

This summer my husband, brother & sister in-law, nephew and I were able to take a trip to South Dakota to Mt. Rushmore. It was one of the coolest things I've seen. I was particularly excited to go there because this year I get to teach United States history to my 5th graders. Some of my favorite things in this world are my husband, family, reading, my HUGE book collection, watching movies, Gilmore Girls, Dr. Pepper, Sodalicious, warm chocolate chip cookies, sweatshirts, campfires, thunderstorms, and coloring. 

Mrs. Tautu's 1st Grade Class Is Learning How To Read

Mrs. Caroline Tautu

Here in Mrs. Tautu's first grade class we have been working on our reading stamina! Since the second day of school we have been practicing getting ourselves in reading position and timing ourselves to see how long we can keep up all the expectations of reading to ourselves or reading to a partner! We have seen SUCH growth! Our reading stamina has strengthened since the first of the year from three minutes of straight reading to TEN whole minutes! We are developing amazing reading stamina and strengthening our "reading muscles". We are also learning how to choose books that are just right for each student! This way we can decide which books are good for reading all alone without being too hard or too easy.