Mrs. Jorgensen’s and Mr. Andersen’s class play a cooperative song activity game at the beginning of the year. Students have to get out of their comfort zone and get partners they have not had before to win the game.
Nate Thompson scrubbed the desks and tables, Riker Zufelt helped his brother and stayed with him when he was hurt, Ben Smith is helpful in the classroom, Carter Barthalomew always sets a good example for everyone by silently reading, Jonas Benson picked up A LOT of trash from the playground, Charlie Smith helped a kindergartener with their pumpkin, Talia Sroufe makes sure her work is neat, organized and easy to read, Lincoln Tibbs played with someone that was sitting on the buddy bench, and Gunnar Weight also played with someone from the buddy bench.
Thanks students for trying hard everyday to make yourself, your classrooms and our school a better place!
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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!
Here is the link to the Brookside PTA SEP dinner sign-up, if you would like to sign up to bring something we would sure appreciate it. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0449AFAC2FA1F58-fall2 Thanks so much!
MONDAY MESSAGE: October 16, 2017
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 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
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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.
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, https://www.boxtops4education.com, there are coupons for participating products. Also, there is a Box Top app, https://www.boxtops4education.com/bonusapp
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 Week. We appreciate our lunch staff and all they do for our students every day!
Have a great week!
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.
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
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"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."
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!
Our Brookside Praise Note Students for last week were: Tristan Cooper, Parker Antonino, Zack Woodward, Jacynet Delgado, Grant Dover, Kristian Alcantar, Lily Fluckiger, Addison McCarty, Trent Henstra, Alex Mosqueda, Olivia Woodward, Maggie Miller, Alexa Laneres, Bryan Salazar, and Caroline Felix.
Some of their praisewothy acts are: "was on task during silent reading the whole time", "always smiling and happy", "is a great friends and works hard at writing", "trys his best and looks for ways to improve", "working hard during math", "being a friend to someone that was sad", "being prepared with his book club assignment", and "helped another student pick up their mess".
Great job students, we appreciate your hard work to make our school better everyday. Thank you Burger King for the donation of free kid meals as an additional reward. #praise note
Our 2017-2018 Student CouncilBrooklyn PugmireBenson RigtrupAmmon AndersonEdie KnoebelDevon AndersonWarrick SmallLiesel ScottKaila FinlaysonJoaquin DiazAdia Clanton We had a lot of qualified, excited candidates and we would have liked to have them all on the student council. Thanks to all the student who participated in the election process!
Hi Parents and Students
Reflections are due THIS FRIDAY. There is only one form this year for all categories to make it easier for everyone. We also have forms printed out in the office. Please help us spread the word! All forms available lower in news feed on September 6, 2017
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We had another great group of students today who received praise notes from Mrs. Beckert for doing many acts of kindness and hard work throughout the week. They are Malachi Putra, Aria Lee, Henry Mangum, Ayva Haglund, Marlie Skinner, Paige Blackburn, Derek Huerta, Halle Strong, Jake Hill, Korver Esplin, Cooper Ostler, Paytan Paxton, Angelina Aquino, Talon Keith, Sione Afemui, Lincoln Tibbs, Flor Assis, Brynn Jones, Trygve Stewart, Serenity Johnson, Logan Jensen, Kempton Nord, Noah Cardenas, Henry Lewis, Gracie Tanner, Aaron Narcisso, Alex and Taylor Woodward, Vianney Fonseca, Parker Young, David Sanders, Sully Hall, Mrs. Harrison, Haylee Miller, Charlie Smith, HJ Ernest, Ashley Fitzgerald, Lexi Antonino, and Kristoffer Bartholomew.
Some of the praise received was: "He is a stellar student, working so hard", "being helpful to the teacher", "being kind and respectful", "has a fantastic attitude", "always does his best work", "cleaned up trash in lunchroom all the way down the table", "picking up trash in the hall way", "goes out of her way to be helpful and friendly to others", "stepping up to lead morning meeting when no one else in his leader group would", "helping Mrs. Graves before school get projects done", "always trustworthy", "unstacked out classroom chairs", "picked up trash in the playground", "always having a positive attitude and smile on her face", "always follows classroom rules".
Thank you to Brick Oven for giving the students free kids meals for being so awesome this week.
September 18, 2017
We are excited to announce our box top week has started! Please collect box tops and send them with your students. The PTA is sponsoring a competition this week – the class that brings in the most box tops will receive a reward. The box tops program is a great way for the PTA to earn extra money that will directly affect our students.
Also, the PTA has extra school t-shirts. If you would like a school shirt please contact our PTA president, Rachel Orme, or talk to the secretaries in the office. Each Friday is spirit day and it is fun to see everyone in their Brookside t-shirt.
6th grade orchestra started this week but it is NOT too late to join. If your 6th grader would like to participate, come into the school office and sign up. Please feel free to come to orchestra on Monday morning at 8:00 in room 19. If you don’t know what instrument you want to play, you can try some out and decide.
Looking forward, next week is no screen week. During this week, students are encouraged to decrease their screen time and increase other fun and creative activities in their free time. There will be more information coming next Monday!
#brooksidetigers #tigerpride #brooksidestudents
Brookside T-shirts have been ordered and delivered. Look for them to arrive home with your students today. Also, we ordered a few extra unisex youth sizes in M, L and XL if you would like to buy one. For PTA members they are $9, non members they are $12. Please consider joining the PTA, it's never too late to get involved in the school and we would love to have you. Contact Rachel at 801-427-3980 if you have questions or you can pay in the office.
#brooksidetigers #tigerpride #brooksidestudents