School News

February Tigers of the Month

Mr. Gappmayer

First Grade: Rachel Hansen, Paul Nance, Letley Strong, and Malachi Kentjana Putra

Second Grade: A.J. Carpenter, Amiah Bradley, Laney Hoffman, and Lyla Fry

Third Grade: Kiti Afemui, Daxton Pinnell, and Angelina Love

Fourth Grade: McKenzie Cooper, Victoria Yetter, Bringham Yeagley, and Lexie Antonino

Fifth Grade: Andrew Neth, Quinton Smith, and Trent Henstra

Sixth Grade: Crew Fullmer, Korina Ayala, and Shane Milligan 

Ann Gallagher

Mrs. Smith

We are more than pleased to have Mrs. Gallagher win the crystal apple award. Every year an outstanding certified teacher wins the crystal apple award. Mrs. Gallagher has been teaching for 18 years and 9 of those have been at Brookside. She is the mother to 3 great boys. She is an amazing Kindergarten teacher and her students absoultely adore her. Thank you for everything you do! 

Volunteer Brunch

Mrs. Hobbs

Any parents who have helped at Brookside this year are invited to a brunch. The brunch will be March 13th at 10 a.m. Thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers. 

Best Visualization in 3rd Grade

Mrs. Evans

Mia Ollerton and Michael Mayo in the 3rd grade won the Zitzel Award for the best visualization during a read aloud assignment. 

Dr Seuss Day

Mrs. Hobbs
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Many classes at school had fun celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday. Mrs. Hobbs and Ms. Duston's class did an informational writing piece about Thedor Seuss Giesel all week. Then on Thursday, we celebrated with reading, art projects, treats, and writing assignments. 

Mrs. Smith's first grade had a read across America party where they all brought their pillows and blankets and read. 

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! 

Monday Message

Mrs. Rudd

February 27, 2017

Brookside Tigers!

Here are a few things that are happening at our school this week:

Friday, March 3rd is Dads and Donuts from 8:00-8:55.  Bring a book and a loved one and enjoy a yummy donut and a good book.

Yearbooks are still on sale.  $15.00 will purchase a year full of memories.  To order, just bring in a check to the PTA or cash and we'll put it in an envelope with your child's name.

Next Monday, March 6th, is our last minimal day for students.  Our school will get out at 12:00 so please be aware that your child will arrive home earlier than usual that day.  Please watch for a note from the teacher and another reminder from the school.  

Also next week is National School Breakfast Week.  March 6-10th will be filled with fun activities during the breakfast time from 8:30-8:55.  There will be a coloring contest, breakfast punch card where they can earn a stick for eating 3 times, and a chance to get a special tray with a sticker on it which earns additional prizes.  We have the greatest lunch ladies (Kimberly, Suzi, Beckey and Kerry) and they enjoy their jobs of serving kids.

It's a great week to be a TIGER!               


2017 Utah State Elementary Chess Tournament

Mrs. Rudd

This chess tournament is open to Utah students in grades K-6.  

Saturday, March 18th at the Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center, 3rd floor on BYU campus.  See the attached flyer for more information or pick one up in the office.

Dads and Donuts

Mrs. Rudd

Brookside PTA Presents:

Dads and Donuts this Friday, March 3rd from 8:00-8:55 in the gym.

Bring a book and come enjoy a donut and some special reading time.  Dad can't make it? That's ok! Any loved one can attend with your child.  Mom, grandparents, aunt, uncle, neighbor or family friend are all welcome.  Help us celebrate literacy at Brookside Elementary.

Faculty vs Fifth graders

Mrs. Hobbs

The fifth grade got the opportunity to participate in a volleyball competition during lunch recess. The top two teams got to then move to the finals and play against the faculty. We played three games. The first game the faculty won, the second game the fifth graders won, and then the last game.... The FIFTH graders won! They were so excited to beat their teachers! 

Proud of our Principal

Mrs. Hobbs

Alicia Rudd – Elementary Coordinator

With the recent appointment of Dave Rowe as Elementary Director, the Nebo School Board of Education appointed Alicia Rudd as the new Elementary Coordinator.

Mrs. Rudd received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Utah State University and completed her Master’s in Education degree from Southern Utah University. In 2007, Alicia earned her Administrative Education license from Southern Utah University.

Mrs. Rudd served as principal at Brookside Elementary for the past five years and also served as principal at Mt. Loafer Elementary for the previous three years. She served as a Title I teacher and coordinator at Park View Elementary for one year, transitional first-grade teacher at Larsen Elementary for nine years, second-grade teacher at East Meadows Elementary for one year, and staff developer at Westside Elementary for one year. Mrs. Rudd was selected as Teacher of the Year for 2006 by Nebo School District. 

A colleague said, “Alicia is a master teacher in all curriculum areas and one who knows how to effectively facilitate change. She is an instructional leader who has a good grasp of best practice and always implements whatever strategies are needed to ensure student success in a positive and productive learning environment. Mrs. Rudd is skilled in helping teachers to improve upon their own best practices through observation, modeling, and collaboration.”

Alicia tries to live by the quote: “Stay humble, work hard, be kind.” She strives to be: “The person that makes others feel special. Be known for your kindness and grace.” Alicia thanked the School Board for having the faith in her and she will miss all the students, parents and staff at Brookside Elementary.

Mrs. Rudd said, “As a principal and hopefully now as a mentor to other administrators, I want to help them see and feel all the good that they are all doing in their buildings. We have so many wonderful people to work with, and that makes me love my job!”

Alicia is the daughter of Shirl and Jean Olson of Spanish Fork. She and her husband, Kirk, live in Benjamin and have three children.

Everyone at Brookside Elementary wants Mrs. Rudd to know that we are so happy for her and she will be missed! The next principal has BIG shoes to fill.