Our students were treated to a Red Ribbon Week kick-off with a terrific assembly. The students heard from Master Sargent Kinsman about what it takes to be a great soldier and say NO to drugs. We also had a presentation from the county health department on the dangers of smoking. We have a great bunch of kids who want to have a drug-free, smoke-free future!
The 2012-2013 Brookside Student Council has been elected. They are excited to help make the school a better place. They are helping with announcements in the morning and are learning quickly, even though it is not an easy job. The members of the student council are: Alyssa Bennet, Addie Nielson (secretary), Mariah Skinner (vice president), Joel Emmett (president), Joseph Harrison and Isaac Hodson. Congratulations, Student Council!
On September 21, 2012, the Fifth Graders at Brookside Elementary hiked the Y. The students had a lot of fun with their teachers, classmates and parents. After their hike, they ate lunch at the park and played. They returned red-faced and tired, but said they had a lot of fun!
Have you ever wondered what happens to the winners after the Hershey Track Meet has happened in the spring? Grant Gardner from Brookside Elementary found out. After winning the 800 meter race in competition with the Springville schools, he went on to district and then the state competition. At the state race, he won with a time of 2:26—12 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor. With that victory, he won an all expense paid trip to the National Hershey Track Meet, held in Pennsylvania. There, he met boys and girls from all over the USA and Canada. Grant competed in the 800m with 13 other boys. Said Grant, “When I raced on Saturday, I was really anxious at first, but when it got time for my race, I was just excited.” Grant finished the race in 6th place in the nation for boys his age. Congratulations Grant!
Brookside 5th grade is having a contest to see which class can collect the most box tops. So far the classes combined have over 800 box tops! The students have been working hard collecting box tops. The contest ends October 1st so keep sending the box tops. They help give our school extra money to buy supplies to make learning fun! If you have box tops please send them to Ms. Ewing's 5th grade class.
Pictured: Armando Betancourt, Kaylee Larsen, Tori Bartholomew, Monnique Hungmany, Sabrina Garcia, and Ashley Truscott.
We are so excited to announce the birth of Mrs. Wirfs new baby girl! Reese Sophia Wirfs was born on Sept. 20. She weighed 7lbs 3oz and was 20.5 inches long. Both mother and adorable baby are doing great! Mrs. Wirfs will be back to school Nov. 1.
Please plan to attend Parent Teacher Conferences coming up this Tuesday Sept. 18th from 3:30 until 5:30. The conference will consist of 20 minute rotation sessions with your child's teacher or teachers to get to know the goings on and expectations for your child. Further scheduling will be done at that time for the next conference in November. If individual meetings are needed for your child during this term, they will be schelduled on this day also.
Conferences have been moved from end-of-term to mid-term in hopes that changes can be made for the better with your child's school work
6th graders were busy the first week of school helping the 1st grade students get used to the big, new world of the lunch room. By being patient and sharing their knowledge of lunchroom skills, they helped ease the fears of the young students and helped the lunch period glide smoothly. Thank 6th grade!