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!
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!
February 27, 2017
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!
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.
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!
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.
Good Morning Brookside Tigers,
I wish this weather would cooperate so we could get students outside for recess. Please send your child with a coat because we will go out as much as the weather allows. You should hear the cheers from the classrooms when we announce it's an outside day. They are missing their time to play and be kids.
This week is a quiet one. The only reminder is that we are now selling Year books that will be given the last week of school. The price is $15.00. Our PTA works hard to gather all those memories so if you want one for your family, please buy one at the office.
Next week, on Wednesday, February 15th is our Spring Picture day. This is not a required picture day. Only purchase if you would like and as always, pre-school children are welcomed to also come have their pictures taken.
It only takes a little to do something BIG! Tiger Pride