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Brookside Elementary Praise Note Students For March 13, 2020

Submitted by liz.porter on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 10:42
Principal Beckert

For our students that received a praise note today Miss White says, "Lyle Gribble is always on task and does his best work in class. He is a friend to everyone", Mrs. Smith says "Porter Yeagley always tries hard to be a good friend to others", Miss Bird says "Carson Christian is a great friend and is always building people up by encouraged them, Nixon Young has a positive attitude about everything and is always ready to try and do his best, Sawyer Grover volunteers to help", Mr Anderson says "Brynlee Henrie is always kind to everyone. She is contantly filling her peer's buckets" and Olivia Burris is literally always on task, following instructions and doing her best, Tayler Christensen is a hard working student and very helpful"

We love recognizing our Brookside students. #brooksidepride, #brooksidetigers, #brooksidepraisenotes

Covid-19 Preventive Measures That Nebo School District Is Taking Now

Submitted by liz.porter on Thu, 03/12/2020 - 12:45
Principal Beckert

Dear Brookside Elementary Families,

Just wanted to let you know that we are taking preventative measures as a school and district to prepare for any circumstances that may affect our school and community related to the Coronavirus (COVID19). 

Here are important reminders and updates: (Please click for update)

  • Please continue to use good hygiene practice of washing hands, avoid contact with people who are sick, and avoid touching mouth, nose and eyes.
  • If your child/children are symptomatic, continue to use good judgment in seeking medical advice and/or attention.
  • We are increasing our vigilance in keeping the school clean by disinfecting high traffic areas such as restrooms, door knobs, drinking fountains, computer keyboards, etc.

Information is actively being monitored, discussed, and updated and additional information will be posted on the district and school websites as it becomes available.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.

Thanks for your continued support,

Dana Beckert

Teacher Tuesday - Mrs. Reini

Submitted by susan.bird on Tue, 03/10/2020 - 11:40

Our spotlight for this Tuesday is one of our fabulous sixth grade teachers - Mrs. Crissy Reini.  This is Mrs. Reini’s second here at Brookside and she does an amazing job with those sixth grade students with teaching the core and getting them ready for the junior high.  We are so lucky to have Mrs. Reini here at Brookside.


  • Pizza: Garlic chicken from Papa Murphy’s 
  • book/author: J. K.  Rowling
  • Ice cream: Cake batter
  • Sport: Volleyball
  • Color: blue
  • Snack: anything salty
  • Zoo Animal: tiger
  • Recess game: tag

What do you love to do on the weekend? Sleep and spend time with family- usually eating something delicious 

If you could have lunch with a fictional character, who would it be? Auggie Pullman

Who is your favorite teacher and why? Ms. Rogers believed that I could succeed in math even when I didn’t feel that I could do it. She spent the time to guide and help me, even talked me through retakes of assignments so I could better grasp the concept. 

If you were given $1000 - what would you buy? A really good steak and some books 

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? You belong with me- T Swift 

Who or what inspires you? Mallory Weggeman 

Memory of school or two of school:

  • I remember I couldn’t let myself read a book before my homework was done otherwise I would sit for hours and read. 
  • I also remember cracking my head open on the monkey bars a day after Halloween. 

What is your favorite thing to teach every year? If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.

What is the best thing about your job? Getting up everyday and interacting with/ helping youth.

#brooksidetigers #tigerpride #brooksidestudents #DiscoverPowerWithin #nebohero #NeboSchoolDistrict #studentsuccess #empowerstudents #engagestudents #focusonstudents #loveUTpublicschools #utpol #uted #ThankATeacher #LoveTeaching #iteachtoo

2020 Census

Submitted by susan.bird on Tue, 03/10/2020 - 11:25

Documento en espanol

The U.S. Census Bureau has embarked on a nationwide effort to inform everyone living in the United States and five of its territories about the upcoming 2020 Census and to encourage them to respond online, by phone, or by mail.

Everyone counts. The census counts every person living in the U.S. once, only once, and in the right places.

It’s about fair representation. Every 10 years, the results of the census are used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state gets.

It’s in the constitution. The U.S. Constitution mandates that everyone in the country be counted every 10 years. The first census was in 1790.

It’s about $675 billion. The distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on census data. That money is spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.

The 2020 Census count impacts the federal funds that communities receive each year for programs and services that are critical for schools, students, and younger children, such as: 

  • Special education, 
  • Head Start, 
  • After-school programs, and 
  • Classroom technology. 
  • Food assistance, including free and reduced-price school lunches.
  • Maternal and child health programs.

Counting Children
Newborn babies and children under 5 are often missed in the census, with consequences that can impact nearly their entire childhood. 

For more information, go to:

United States Census 2020 is also looking for Census Takers. You can apply online at: 2020CENSUS.GOV/jobs. You can make extra income, have flexible hours, weekly pay, and receive paid training.

#brooksidetigers #tigerpride #brooksidestudents #DiscoverPowerWithin #nebohero #NeboSchoolDistrict #studentsuccess #empowerstudents #engagestudents #focusonstudents #loveUTpublicschools #utpol #uted #ThankATeacher #LoveTeaching #iteachtoo

Dr. Seuss Week

Submitted by susan.bird on Mon, 03/09/2020 - 15:03

We love Dr. Seuss and he has so many great quotes.  One of our favorites is: “You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!” 

Last week, we celebrated Dr. Seuss week with some fun activities in our classrooms and school.  There were so many fun activities that were happening around the school. Here are just a few.

  • We started everyday with Mrs. Beckert sharing some Dr. Seuss knowledge and fun quotes about and from Dr. Seuss. 
  • Ms. Harmon shared some fun facts about Dr. Seuss with her second graders.  Mrs. Andrews had a read-a-thon and shared lots of Dr. Seuss books.  
  • The entire fifth grade drew characters from famous Dr. Seuss stories and added a quote and hung these in the halls. And Miss Bird’s fifth graders played pictionary to guess the Dr. Seuss book.
  • In kindergarten they read “Big A, Little a. What begins with Aa!”  And they made Dr. Suess - Cat in the Hat- Hats!
  • Mrs. Nielson’s first grade had a read-a- thon for Dr. Seuss week.  The kids brought things from home to be comfortable on the floor as they enjoyed reading  their books. 

#brooksidetigers #tigerpride #brooksidestudents #DiscoverPowerWithin #nebohero #NeboSchoolDistrict #studentsuccess #empowerstudents #engagestudents #focusonstudents #loveUTpublicschools #utpol #uted #ThankATeacher #LoveTeaching #iteachtoo

Pricipal Beckert's Monday Message For March 9, 2020

Submitted by liz.porter on Mon, 03/09/2020 - 13:34
Principal Beckert

March 9, 2020

Dear Parents,

This week students are learning about the importance of giving in our Tiger Pride Assemblies. Our theme this term is “Live to Give.” Students are encouraged to give a compliment, a smile, or a kind word. By the end of the week all students will know what it means to be a “bucket filler!”

Tomorrow, March 10th, students will be dismissed at noon. Teachers will be participating in a district wide professional development. There will be no kindergarten tomorrow, AM or PM. 

For those parents who have students in our Tuesday afternoon Robotics class, there will be no Robotics tomorrow due to the dismissal at noon. There will be Robotics on March 17th and the Robotics Showcase will be on March 24th.

Thank you! Have a great evening!

Dana Beckert

Principal, Brookside Elementary


Third Grade Field Trip

Submitted by susan.bird on Mon, 03/09/2020 - 08:25
Mrs. Miranda Graves

Last week, our third graders went on a field to the Curiosity Museum at Thanksgiving Point.  They all had a fabulous time exploring and playing! 

#brooksidetigers #tigerpride #brooksidestudents #DiscoverPowerWithin #nebohero #NeboSchoolDistrict #studentsuccess #empowerstudents #engagestudents #focusonstudents #loveUTpublicschools #utpol #uted #ThankATeacher #LoveTeaching #iteachtoo

Friend Friday - Mrs. Smith

Submitted by susan.bird on Fri, 03/06/2020 - 14:53

Our Friend for this Friday is Mrs. Tammy Smith.  Mrs. Smith has been with Brookside for a very long time and we love her here!  She works in our resource classroom with Mrs. McNab and does a fabulous job teaching those she works with.  We love Mrs. Smith!


  • Pizza: Love Pizza-any kind
  • book/author: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • Ice cream: Baskin Robbins Fudge Brownie
  • Sport: Baseball, Basketball, and dance
  • Color: Pink
  • Snack: Almonds
  • Zoo Animal: Elephants
  • Recess game:  kickball

What do you love to do on the weekend? Be outdoors. Love hiking and biking, exploring canyons.

If you could have lunch with a fictional character, who would it be? Ironman

Who was your favorite teacher and why? Mrs. Bestor at Orem High. She inspired my love for the arts and encouraged my interest in creative writing.

If you were given $1000 - what would you buy? I would probably donate it to someone in need

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? Love You Forever

Who or what inspires you? Great musicians, great authors

Share a memory of school: I always won the writing contests and got A’s on all of my compositions

What is your favorite thing to teach every year? To love books. I love reading to my students and inspiring their story writing

What is the best thing about your job? The students. And the amazing teachers and our Principal!! I love being a Brookside Tiger.

#brooksidetigers #tigerpride #brooksidestudents #DiscoverPowerWithin #nebohero #NeboSchoolDistrict #studentsuccess #empowerstudents #engagestudents #focusonstudents #loveUTpublicschools #utpol #uted #ThankATeacher #LoveTeaching #iteachtoo

Brookside Elementary Praise Note Students For March 6, 2020

Submitted by liz.porter on Fri, 03/06/2020 - 12:24
Principal Beckert

Auria Quist is an all around happy student and she is a hard worker too!, Ender Wilson does his best in everything he does, Hattie Cutler has been working so hard to do her very best in reading and math and is a great example, Jesse Finlayson always does his very best. He is happy and always willing to volunteer to help out, Brielle Henrie is always quick to clean up at the end of the day, Leah Simkins is always looking out for others, Joshua Jones stayed after school to help put away the classroom chromebooks, Taylor McFerson holds the door open for her classmates everyday, Jack Smith helped put chairs at everyone's desk this morning, Avery Jolley helped clean up after music class, Kyle Divine finished up homework over the weekend to make sure he was ready for Monday, Lucy Jones is so willing to rush to help anyone who needs help. She is positive and happy, Azariah Sroufe took the inititive to find a classmate with notes from the day she missed school without a reminder, Kamila Mendoza is always helping set up the classroom in the morning, Jayse Divine put a chair at everyone's desk before the bell rang, Layla Miller is working together with a friend to help solve math problems, Felisha Weller is always doing her best to be an active learner, Korgan Howell is writing amazing stories in his free time and working extra hard in class, Drew LeSueur is amazing. He works hard, has a great attitude, and brightens everyone's day with his smile, Quincee Welsch helped clean up after music class, Ben Smith helped Mrs. Lewis after recess collect equipment, Lincoln Tibbs includes others in four square at recess.

#brooksidestudentsarethebest, #brooksidepraisenotestudents, #tigerpride


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