School News

Monday Message

Mrs. Rudd

Dear Parents,

It's the time of year when we begin to think about student placement and registration for next school year.  Attached you will find a copy of our Student Placement form and our registration form.  

If you would like some input please fill out the Student Placement form.  Our regular registration will be August 1st but many of you like to check this off your list before summer begins.  That is still an option, so come into the office and either turn in both forms by printing them off at home or we have them available in there office.  They are due by May 25th, which is the day before school gets out.  I will be helping Mrs. Beckert with class lists so please, please have them to us by the due date, otherwise you will miss your chance.

A few things to know this week:

We are having a Sonic night in Spanish Fork this Wednesday.  If you happen to be in Spanish Fork for baseball, softball or soccer, stop by.  Twenty percent of sales that night come back to our school.  You don't need to make a special trip but just in case you're in the area.

Second Grade has a field trip on Friday to Harward Farm Days.

Also on Friday, we will practice an Earthquake drill.  Teachers will be talking with their students and practicing but it may also make a good dinner conversation.

Hope you enjoyed your Spring Break!

Welcome To Brookside Mrs. Beckert

Mrs. Rudd

I would like to introduce you to your new principal for the 2017-2018 school year.  Her name is Dana Beckert and she is wonderful.  I've had many chances over the years to rub shoulders with Mrs. Beckert and know you will love her.  I've already told her how amazing your children are and how supportive you, as parents are.  I'm so grateful for the time I've been at Brookside and know she will continue making our school the best place for your children.

Here is a little more of her many accomplishments:

The Nebo School Board of Education appointed Danalee Beckert as Principal of Brookside Elementary for Nebo School District.

Danalee received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University and master’s degree in Education and an Administrative License both from Southern Utah University.

Mrs. Beckert served as a facilitator at Sierra Bonita for the past six years. She taught fifth grade at Rees Elementary for eight years and at Art City for one year.

One of Dana’s favorite books is The Ultimate Gift, by Jim Stovall. The main character, Red Stevens, proclaims, “I believe the reason a graduation ceremony is called a commencement is because the process of learning begins – or commences – at that point. The schooling that went before simply provided the tools and the framework for the real lessons to come.”

“As educators, we have the great opportunity to provide those tools and framework,” said Mrs. Beckert. “I feel my responsibility as a school leader is to help students, teachers and staff members develop a bedrock foundation of confidence and determination to learn at high levels so they can face the challenges of life successfully.”

A colleague said, “Dana is a most extraordinary individual and leader. She is instrumental in bringing about success for students, staff, and the community. Dana helped direct the work of our school leadership team, coordinate faculty meetings and professional development. Dana works hard and cares deeply. She leads by example. Dana is a gift to the education profession.”

Mrs. Beckert is a PEAK Award recipient. She expressed, “I come from a long line of educators. My parents are both educators and the tradition is alive and well in my immediate family. My two oldest daughters are teachers, and my two youngest children are both attending universities with plans to go into teaching and coaching.

Dana enjoys reading, health and exercise, swimming, and spending time with children and grandchildren. She is married to Daniel, and they have four children and two grandchildren.

Monday Message

Mrs. Rudd

Hello Brookside Tigers,

Kindergarten registration is this Thursday, March 16th from 8:30-3:30.  If you or anyone you know has a kindergarten age child, please help spread the word.  If they have questions they may call the office.

Thursday is also our SEP long night.  Please watch for a note with your time.  This will be our last SEP so please attend to hear all the great things that your child has accomplished during the year.

Also, Friday there is no school.  It is a Parent Conference (P/C) Comp day.

Saturday is the BYU State Chess Tournament.  If you would like more information please check our school website under the Monday Message page.

And finally, a message from our wonderful PTA:

Dear Parents and Teachers, We are wrapping up putting the yearbook together for this school year and are looking for some fun pictures to add.  If you have any pictures of a field trip or any "artsy" pictures (choir, playing of instruments, plays, fun class projects done, visits to art docents, etc.), we would love to have them!  Please email them to Heather Benson at as soon as you can.  Our deadline is fast approaching. :)  Thank you for your help! Yearbook chairs - Annette Lyons and Heather Benson

February Tigers of the Month

Mr. Gappmayer

First Grade: Rachel Hansen, Paul Nance, Letley Strong, and Malachi Kentjana Putra

Second Grade: A.J. Carpenter, Amiah Bradley, Laney Hoffman, and Lyla Fry

Third Grade: Kiti Afemui, Daxton Pinnell, and Angelina Love

Fourth Grade: McKenzie Cooper, Victoria Yetter, Bringham Yeagley, and Lexie Antonino

Fifth Grade: Andrew Neth, Quinton Smith, and Trent Henstra

Sixth Grade: Crew Fullmer, Korina Ayala, and Shane Milligan 

Ann Gallagher

Mrs. Smith

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! 

Best Visualization in 3rd Grade

Mrs. Evans

Mia Ollerton and Michael Mayo in the 3rd grade won the Zitzel Award for the best visualization during a read aloud assignment. 

Dr Seuss Day

Mrs. Hobbs

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! 

Monday Message

Mrs. Rudd

February 27, 2017

Brookside Tigers!

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!