School News

Who Is This New Teacher At Brookside?

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

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

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

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.

Upcoming Events At A Glance

Mrs. Dana Beckert

Upcoming Events
 Online registration opened – July 25 th

 Walk-in registration – August 1 st from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

 Class placement information shared beginning August 1st on SIS for students registered before August
1st . For those students registered on or after August 1st , class placement information will be available
August 7th .
 School Open House – Monday, August 20, 4:00-6:00 pm
 First day of school (1st -6th ) – Tuesday, August 21, 9:00 am
 First day of kindergarten – Tuesday, August 28.

Please Remember Your $25 Per Student Donation

Mrs. Dana Beckert

School Donations
Your donation is SO important to our school. These monies are used for student field trips, student classroom
supplies, assemblies, activities, etc. When you register ONLINE, there will be a link to RevTrak to pay
donations. We are asking for $25 per student. Thank you for taking the time to complete this portion of the
registration process. You can also pay the donation fee in the office with a check, cash or credit card.

Parents For Our Brookside Community Council Needed

Mrs. Dana Beckert

School Community Council Elections
Elections for 2 parent positions on the School Community Council will be held August 20-28, 2018. We invite all parents/guardians to consider having their name added to the school community council ballot. If you would like to add your name to the ballot, please contact Dana Beckert by August 15, 2018 at 801-489-2830 or through email at

Brookside Student Registration Needs to be completed tomorrow

Mrs. Dana Becketer

We just wanted to remind you that our walk-in registration will be held tomorrow, August 1st from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm here at Brookside Elementary.
Walk-in registration –
• For those who did not complete online registration and need our computer lab to do so.
• For first time Brookside students required to bring documentation.
• For returning students with changes to custody, medical or residency status. (Please bring documentation.)
All registration needs to be done online and will need to be completed by tomorrow evening.

We will have our computer lab open for anyone who may need help completing the online registration.
For those of you who have access to a computer and would like to register at home, you can do so through our Brookside webpage. The registration link is located at the top of the page along with the usual links or you cansimply go to Please remember to sign the disclosure documents. If you have successfully registered your child, you will receive an email. If not, please log back in to complete it. Our goal is to have all students registered by the end of the day on August 1 st so enrollment numbers can be finalized and class placements complete by August 7 th . Thank you for your help with this!

The PTA Want's You!


The PTA will be here August 20th during the open house to take membership dues, t-shirt orders, and answer questions. They would love all of our wonderful parents to join and help out throughout the year.

Fill Out Your Free And Reduced Lunch Application Online

Mrs. Dana Beckert

Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Applications for Free and Reduced-Price Meal Benefits are available online. You must apply each school year for benefits. Meal Benefit Applications are processed for benefit eligibility at the Nebo District Office site in Spanish Fork by an authorized Child Nutrition Representative beginning mid-July. For assistance with your application, call (801) 354-7438 or visit the Nebo District Office (350 S Main, Spanish Fork 84660).

  • Free and Reduced-Price Applications will be available here beginning mid July.


The student ID# is also the meal computer access# entered to receive a meal.

Meal payments are made at the school of the student, online through PayPams, or by calling our office at (801) 354-7438.

Special Accommodations

To request meal substitutions or other special meal accommodations the Special Dietary Needs Request form must be completed and certified by a licensed medical authority (M.D., P.A., D.O., A.P.R.N., N.D., or N.M.D.). Forms can be submitted at the school or directly to the Child Nutrition office for approval Please contact our office at (801) 354-7438 with any questions.

Summer Meals

Nutritious free meals are available for children ages 18 and younger at many Utah locations throughout the summer while school is out of session. In our area, meals are served in Springville, Spanish Fork, Payson, and Santaquin. For free meals in other areas visit the USDA website at or contact the Utah State Board of Education, Child Nutrition Programs at 801-538-7680.

Nebo Menu PricesBreakfast RegularReducedElementary$1.50$.30Secondary$1.50$.30Adult/Visitor*$2.00 Lunch RegularReducedElementary$2.00$.40Secondary$2.50$.40Adult/Visitor*$4.00 *Visitor includes both Students and Adults that are not included in the Student Information System.

You may now Pay for Meals Online.