School News

The Fifth Graders Had A Visit From Kimball Arts Center Last Week

Mrs. Susie Bird

The fifth graders had a visit from Kimball Arts Center.  Heather came to teach the fifth graders about the artist Jimmi Toro.  She shared his artwork and interesting facts about him.  Then, she visited each of the fifth grade classes to create a Jimmi Toro inspired piece.  They stated by drawing a blind contour, then a continuous line self portrait and finally a final copy where they added color and ink.  The students had a blast!

MONDAY MESSAGE: October 16, 2017

Mrs. Dana Beckert

MONDAY MESSAGE: October 16, 2017

Dear Parents,

Fall break is this week! There will be no school on Thursday, October 19th, and Friday, October 20th.  Have a wonderful break!

Thank you for supporting the PTA Reflections. During the assembly on Friday we celebrated many students and their talents. Thank you to Suzie LeSueur and other PTA members for their hard work and dedication to our students and the arts.

Tomorrow, October 17th,  is picture retake day. If your student was absent on our picture day in September or if you would like to have your student’s picture retaken, simply return your original package tomorrow.

Just as a reminder, the Halloween parade has been scheduled for October 31st. Our sixth grade classes will be performing “Thriller” at 2:15 with the parade starting immediately after. Please park in the school’s parking lot or on the side streets. Please do not use Reams parking lot. Students will be allowed to wear masks during the parade, but they will not be able to wear them during school. In consideration of our younger students, please make sure costumes and masks are not gory.

PM kindergarten will participate in the afternoon school parade at 2:15pm. AM kindergarten will parade their costumes at 9:15am through the kindergarten hallway. Please contact your student’s kindergarten teacher if you have any other questions or need additional information.

Brookside Elementary Praise Notes For October 9, 2017

Mrs. Dana Beckert
Praise Note Students for October 9, 2017

Brookside Elementary students have been busy collecting praise notes from their teachers since school began in August. This week has been no exception. Our students for this week were:

Karleigh Ellison who stayed on tast while doing her math, Lisset Mosqueda is always kind, quiet and works hard, Samantha Rigtrup is patient and persistant, Teagan Farrer is funny and makes the class laugh, Ace York stayed on task and did classwork, Maili Putra is kind to others and helped clean other students desks, Miles Anderson followed directions, stayed on task and is friendly, Ethan Dover stays busy when he finishes his work, McKenzie Cooper is always smiling, Casey Cottle always works hard, Henry Mangum always follows directions and is a good example, Anika Thompson listens for directions and works hard, Avery Glover always does her best. Thank you Daylight Donuts in Springville for the free donut coupon

#praiseworthy #brooksidetigers #tigerpride

Surprise Lunch Worker's Serve Students This Week At Brookside

Mrs. Liz Porter

This week the students are being treated to a surprise. Their teachers are serving lunch in the lunch room and having a blast doing it. We love our regular lunch workers and appreciate all their hard work all year long!.This week is National School Lunch Week.

Parents-Please Make Sure You Are Reading Our Principal's Monday Message Every Week On The Website

Mrs. Liz Porter
Monday Message For October 9, 2017

October 9, 2017 Congratulations to Miss Bird’s class for bringing in the most Box Tops! They were given an Amazon gift card to buy something for their classroom. The PTA brought in $362.00 from the Box Top competition. Please keep saving your Box Tops. We will be having another competition soon and every little bit helps. If you log onto the Box Tops website,, there are coupons for participating products. Also, there is a Box Top app, 

which allows you to scan a product’s barcode and get double the earnings for the Box Top. Thank you for supporting this program.

We will be having the Reflections assembly Friday, October 13th at 2:00 pm.  You will be notified if your student’s entry has won in its category. Thank you for supporting this program and encouraging the arts.

The Halloween parade has been rescheduled for 2:30pm on October 31st. Our sixth grade classes will be performing “Thriller” at 2:15 with the parade starting immediately after. Please park in the school’s parking lot or on side streets. Please do not use Reams parking lot. Students will be allowed to wear masks during the parade, but they will not be able to wear them during school. In consideration of our younger students, please make sure costumes and masks are not gory.

This week is National School Lunch WeekWe appreciate our lunch staff and all they do for our students every day!

Have a great week!

No TV/Screen Week Winners

Brookside PTA
Haylee Marian and Korver Esplin

Great job Brookside students on completing another successful No Screen Week sponsored by the PTA. Our classroom pizza party winner for returning the most no screen flyers is Mrs. Stapel's 2nd grade classroom. The 2 winners of the two grand prize's are: Haylee Marian and Korver Esplin. 

We want to thank everyone who participated and want to encourage you to think about spending as much time doing healthy activities as you would in front of a screen.

Praise Note Students For October 2, 2017

Mrs. Dana Beckert
Praise Note Students For Week Of October 2, 2017

We have a great group of students that were showing tiger pride and working hard at doing praiseworthy things this week. They are Ava Nielson, Kate Smith, Haylee Marian, Marcos Luna, Jens Cutler, Lexie Antonino,Mckinley Bartholomew, Kate Smith, Eli Whiting, Gavin Burr, Taycee Anderson, Mary Finlayson, Zeke Diaz, Bella Esplin, Sidney Brooks, Alexandria Oman, Andres Solorio, Ashton Forsythe, Preston Ballard, Carter Bartholomew, Ben Smith, Adalyn Haglund, Olivia Burris, Talia Sroufe, Nixon Young, Carter Bartholomew, Anna Larsen, Paytan Paxton, Alex Morales, Crosby Cutler, Quinn Rummage, Chloe Brooks and Aubree Forbes.

These students were caught "working hard with a smile on her face", "always polite", "always working hard", "helped with the classroom chairs to get ready for the day", "friendly and respectful", "giving positive and encouraging notes to classmates and teachers", "doing great things in math", "fabulous attitude and kind", "always participates", "always kind", "best helper", "working hard to get a class pet", "quietly helping others", "great third grade helper in our second grade class", "helping by serving", "asking a friend to play that was lonely", "helping with class jobs when someone is absent", "pushed in all the classroom chairs without being asked", and "using best handwriting". 

Thank you Brick Oven for donating free kids meals! #praisenotes

Brookside Elementary Had A GAINS District Dance Specialist Visit Last Week

Mrs. Melanie Fillmore
6th grade teachers, Mrs. Wirfs and Mr. Craig, show up to the GAINS Dance training with their headbands donned, ready to go! Tuf

"Brookside Elementary had a GAINS District Dance Specialist visit  last week.  GAINS stands for Growing Arts In Nebo Schools.  Specialists visit elementary schools throughout the District and work with teachers and students on using different kinds of arts integration. Arts Integration employs the arts as a teaching tool to enhance learning of the core curriculum.  Brookside will be working with Dance Integration this school year.  3rd grade students used dance and movement to represent the characteristics of all LIVING THINGS.  4th grade students used white scarves to represent water droplets and moved their way through the different parts of the WATER CYCLE.5th grade students danced about the ORDER OF OPERATIONS with a little help from our hula hoops.  By adding movement to the meaning of the different operations, students will better remember this important sequence. 6th grade students used mirroring and flocking movements to emphasize the important qualities of RESPECT, COOPERATION, and TEAM WORK.

The Special Needs unit danced as well, using props such as scarves and giant elastic bands to enhance their dance ideas.

Dance is a great way to make learning fun and to help students remember concepts more deeply."

Come Support Brookside Elementary at Sonic Drive Thru Tonight 5:00-8:00pm

Mrs. Kandice Antonino

Update: All those who came to support Brookside at Sonic Monday night, Thank you we were able to make $300.00 in profit.

Tonight Brookside student council is hosting a fundraiser at Sonic Drive Thru in Spanish Fork from 5-8pm. Come have dinner and support our student council. We'd love to see everyone there!