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Box Tops for Education

Submitted by susan.bird on Thu, 01/09/2020 - 12:12
Ms. Mary Jenn Bradford

We will be having a boxtop compition from January 15 - January 31.  Things are changing with boxtops.  Mrs. Beckert sent out an email early with a letter addressing the changes.  Also, a flyer was sent home with your students about the changes.  Please help us by scanning your receipts and sending in ALL your boxtops (this is the last year they will be accepting physical boxtops, so go through your cupboards and cut the all out!)

Here is the letter that Mrs. Beckert sent out earlier this week.

Dear Families,

The Box Tops for Education program is changing the way we can earn cash for our school! 

Over the summer, participating brands have begun to change their packaging from the traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Tops label.

Going forward, instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. The Box Tops for Education team has worked hard to build a NEW-and-improved, user-friendly Box Tops mobile app, available now. 

The new app features state-of-the-art technology that allows you to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our school's earnings online.


 If you still have traditional Box Tops clips at home, make sure to send them to school. We will still earn cash for all clipped Box Tops until they expire. Better yet, you can “double dip” during the packaging transition by clipping traditional Box Tops AND scanning your store receipt containing participating products. 

Thanks for helping our school get what it needs!


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Brookside Praise Note Students For January 9, 2020

Submitted by liz.porter on Thu, 01/09/2020 - 10:34
Principal Beckert

Mrs. Smith says, "Logan Jensen came in and got the class set up for the day", Mrs Pickering says, "Zac Whiting was one of our superstar students today during Heggerty. He had great participation", Miss White says "Max Sorensen is really good at showing me he is ready to learn and be on task".

Way to go students, we are watching and catching many Brookside Tiger students doing helpful and kind things everyday. Keep it up students.

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Ornaments for Mrs. Miner

Submitted by susan.bird on Wed, 01/08/2020 - 12:03

For more than 20 years, Mrs. Marge Miner gave the gift of love at Christmastime (and always) to each student at Brookside.  She would spend her personal time, outside of school, making a small Christmas gift to give to every student. Students remember her knitted stockings, candy sleighs, felt Santas, reindeer with a red Tootsie Roll Pop nose, and bells.  One year she gave all the students a Santa hat. The students would all line up and file by Mrs. Miner to get this Christmas gift from her. But it was always more than just a present, Mrs. Miner gave the students the gift of love.  

Mrs. Minor passed away last May and her presence her at Brookside has been missed.  She worked at our school for over 35 years. She loved working with the students and was a Grandma to all who needed a hug.  She always had a smile on her face.

We wanted to find a way to honor Mrs. Miner this year, so we decided to make ornaments in honor of her and donate them to Tabitha’s Way.  We hope they will be able to hand them out and give someone a little bit of holiday cheer and our gift of love.

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Outstanding Employee - Mrs. Lamb

Submitted by susan.bird on Wed, 01/08/2020 - 11:59
Mrs. Becky Jorgensen

Mrs. Sandra Lamb, one of fabulous technicians was given the Outstand Employee award  this week. Mrs. Lamb works in Skill Building and works with kids every single day. Mrs. Lamb is a valuable part of our staff, helping students and teachers with anything you ask to support us here at school. She does an amazing job and doesn’t complain.  She works so well with students. She took on a group of 6th grade boys that needed a little more supervision last year without complaint. Who knows how many times she’s been in her room with a kid throwing a tantrum. Staff and students love Mrs. Lamb. When Mrs. Lamb received her reward, she said, “I really do love Brookside.  I cannot imagine getting up and not coming into work.” We can’t imagine Brookside without her!

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Teacher Tuesday - Mrs. Andrews

Submitted by susan.bird on Tue, 01/07/2020 - 15:39

It’s Teacher Tuesday and we are spotlighting Mrs. LeAnn Andrews.  Mrs. Andrews teaches fourth grade and does an amazing job. She loves the kids that she teaches and works endlessly to make sure that they do their best.  We are so lucky to have Mrs. Andrews here at Brookside.

What do you love to do on the weekend?

  • Spend time with my kids and grandkids.
  • Relax or sleep
  • Sew or Watch a movie

If you could have lunch with any fictional character, who would it be? Mary Poppins and the Penguins

Who was your favorite teacher and why? Miss Veater, 6th grade.  We had great adventures with literature and wrote fun stories.  We got to do really hard math and learn about negative numbers.

If Mrs. Andrews was given $1000, do you know what she would buy? New carpet for my house or maybe more books to give to my grand-babies.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? Try Everything

Who or what inspires you? My students inspire me to give them my very best so they can become their very best.  I am not "perfect" and but they help me everyday to be a better me.

Share a memory or three of school:

  • I remember riding the bus to school and I hated it because the kids were mean to me and it took forever. Okay, maybe it was only about a 15 minute ride.
  • I remember when I was in 4th grade we got to go on a hike to Timpanogos Cave.  It was fun to wall up the steep trails and my mom went too. Me and my friends took turns pushing her up the hills.
  • I remember doing a lot of creative writing in 6th grade and I still have a book of all the stories that I wrote that year.

Every year, Mrs. Andrews loves to teach math and science.  Why, you might ask. She said, “We can discover so many interesting things together.”

What is the best thing about your job?  MONDAYS!!


  • Pizza: pizza with lots of stuff, but no pineapple.
  • book/author: The Box Car Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Ice cream: Carmel Cashew or Moose Tracks
  • Sport: basketball
  • Color: green
  • Snack: Baby Ruth and Reese’s
  • Zoo Animal: giraffes and monkeys
  • Recess game:  Jump Rope or Basketball

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Principal Beckert's Monday Message For January 6, 2020

Submitted by liz.porter on Tue, 01/07/2020 - 09:27

Monday, January 6, 2020

Dear Parents,

I just wanted to remind everyone about our student-led SEP conferences this Thursday at 3:30. You are welcome to come at anytime from 3:30-5:30 and 6:00 to 7:30. Teachers will break for dinner at 5:30 so they will not be in their classrooms from 5:30-6:00. Thank you to the PTA for providing dinner that evening. It is very much appreciated!

Also, there is no school on Friday, January 10th. 

Thank you!

Dana Beckert

Principal, Brookside Elementary


STEM Project

Submitted by susan.bird on Mon, 01/06/2020 - 15:38
Miss Susie Bird

In fifth grade today, Miss Bird's class was givent he challenge to build the tallest snowman.  The student had about 15 minutes and could use only paper an glue.  The students worked had and in the end, some panicked to finish in time.  In the end, we had two snowmen and four piles of paper.  Some of their strategies, use lots of paper, use lots of glue and stablize it by using paper to support the snowman.  This project was fun with a lot of laughter. 

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Brookside Elementary Praise Note Students January 3, 2020

Submitted by liz.porter on Fri, 01/03/2020 - 09:51
Principal Beckert

Vanessa Renteria is always walking quietly in the halls, Ariana Rees is a great helper in class. She is always finding ways to serve me and her classmates, Josie Harding is a friend to everyone, especially those who need friends, Kamryn Witney helped Mrs. Nielsen and plugged in all the ipads when they needed it.

Welcome back to school students. We are watching all the great things you are doing for others everyday. We want to recognize all our students this year. #tigerpride, #brooksidepraisenotes


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