Each Wednesday before school these students meet with Mrs. Kathleen Evans to learn Spanish. Their efforts to learn a second language is progressing well and they are learning at an amazing rate. Muchas gracias Sra. Evans!
Mrs. Ruthann Roach's classes at Brookside Elementary performed readers theater plays for the first grade. The classes of Mrs. Stephanie Ewing, Miss Sarah Curtis, and Mrs. Beth Borup learned how Santa Claus got his job of being Santa, and the 1st graders were also very excited to learn that Santa was found not guilty for breaking and entering in the year 2999 when Christmas had been forgotten.
We are experiencing a change of leadership at Brookside. We are so grateful for the time we spent with Mrs. Nielsen and send her our love and best wishes as she begins her new adventure as vice principal of Maple Mt. High. We will miss you, Mrs. Nielsen.
We welcome Mrs. Alicia Rudd as the new principal of Brookside Elementary. We hear such wonderful things about her from our friends at Mt. Loafer. She'll be an amazing principal.
We wish you all the best and look forward to having you as our principal!
Brookside Elementary participated in the Elks National Hoop Shoot competition Saturday December 3, 2011. They sent one girl and boy from each grade 3rd thru 6th to compete at Provo Peaks Elementary at the district level. Congratulations go to the winners, Mckayla Anderson (5th grade) for taking 3rd and Kyle Gage (6th grade) for taking 3rd in their age group. We would also like to congratulate Wally Averett (3rd Grade) for taking 1st in his age group, and wish him luck as he moves on to the next level of competition.
Mrs. Stephanie Rigg is shown working with the choir at Brookside Elementary. The choir is made up of 4th, 5th and 6th graders. The meet twice a week and are working hard and are having fun.
The fifth graders at Brookside Elementary worked hard to make stained glass windows at the beginning of December. These widows are displayed throughout the school to bring a little holiday cheer to the school. Tony Devey is showing off his stained glass window.
The Brookside student council is sad to see Mrs. Nielsen leave the school. They wanted to show their appreciation for all she has meant to them. They make her a Diet Coke Christmas tree. They assembled it in secret and left it in her office as a surprise. Mrs. Nielsen was surprised and grateful at the thoughtfullness of these students. The picture shows the student council with the Diet Coke tree. We will all miss you, Mrs. Nielsen.
Brookside 1st graders had the opportunity to visit the Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy. They learned all about aquatic life. The students got to touch sting rays, feel what an electric eel shock feels like, learn about Utah fish, and learn about the 7 continents and the forms of life on each continent.
Parents, are you missing a few coats around your house as winter approaches? Please come and sift though the piles of coats and jackets on the Lost & Found table in the front hall. Children come with a coat in the chilly morning but can forget it when the sunny afternoon arrives. Please don't get caught without a warm coat during the Christmas break.