These two third graders, Dominick Mortensen and Raegan Walker, received a certificate for the best handwriting, along with their own pen and journal. This should encourage them to keep on working on their handwriting. Keep up the good work!
First Grade: Drew LeSueur, Quincee Welsch, Hunter Curtis, and Kayla Crawford
Second Grade: Riker Zufelt, Samuel Jones, Zack Clegg, and Hailey Defreese
Third Grade: Calvin Elder, Joshua Talbot, and Kyler Hughes
Fourth Grade: Jeryck McCoy, Jens Cutler, Craig Kovatch, and Madoc Jones
Fifth Grade: Kristian Alcantar, Benson Rigtrup, and Harrison Petersen
Sixth Grade: Stephen Rich, Chris Poole, and Garret Henrie
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This year, the 3rd grade students learned about different Christmas traditions celebrated around the world. Some of the countries the 3rd graders studied were; Germany, Mexico, Japan, holland and of course, America. Students had fun learning about various cultural traditions, while incorporating drama, dance and music in their Christmas program. A big thanks to the amazing 3rd graders who made the program a success. A big thanks also goes to mrs bird, who wrote and directed the program.
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It is such a fun tradition to get the whole school together for the Christmas sing-along. Each grade prepares a song that they then sing for the rest of the school. This year we also had our choir sing three songs for us at the beginning. The school favorite is singing the 12 days of christmas because each grade has different verses we stand up for. Have a great rest of the week off!
Dear Brookside Tigers,
This will be our last Monday Message for the 2016 year. Here a the things that are happening at our school for the next two weeks.
* Tuesday, December 13th is our Choir Concert at 4:00 on the stage.
* Wednesday, December 21st is the Kindergarten Program for parents.
AM Class - 10:45
PM Class - 2:30
* Thursday, December 22nd is a full day of school. Our Christmas break is Friday, December 23rd to January 2nd. School Resumes on Tuesday, January 3rd.
Our PTA signed up for Amazon Smile. So if you are planning to do some Amazon online schooling please sign up as directed below. Our school will get 5% of all orders. That will add up quickly and it's simple and free:
The first time go to: https://smile.amazon.com/
It will ask you which charity you would like it to go to so choose:
PTA Utah Congress Brookside Elementary PTA Location: Salt Lake Cty, UTOnce you sign up, always choose Amazon smile and you will see in yellow that you are supporting Brookside. This is found under the search bar.I ordered stuff on Friday and have already earned $3.20 for the school. It you think about Box Tops, which is 10 cents per Box Top and it earns us a lot of money, this will be amazing! So thank you to our PTA for getting us signed up. Share the word and let's start earning!
Reminder for anyone that might still be interested in signing up for the Sundance Ski/Snowboard school this year. Sign ups opened until Dec. 16th. If you know of anyone that is interested just have them text or call 801-491-7262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to come and sign up.
Lessons start Weds. Jan. 11 for 4 weeks from 4:30 until 6:30pm with free unsuperivsed skiing until 9pm. Cost of lessons is $200 without a Sundance season pass and $160 with a Sundance season pass. Rentals are $40 for the 4 weeks and $20 for a helmet if needed. You will have to run up to Sundance before lessons start to get your child fitted.
Have a safe and fun holiday! We'll talk again in 2017.
First Grade: Madelyn Oman, Mitchell Nielson, Bowen Covington, and Lily Okeson
Second Grade: Giselle Camacho, Karleigh Ellison, Caroline Felix, and Jense Harman
Third Grade: Mary Finlayson, Andres Solorio, and Gavin Cottle
Fourth Grade: Marisa Betts, Millie Thompson, Starr Solorio, and Ashley Fitzgerald
Fifth Grade: Adia Clanton, Andrea Hawker, and Edie Knoebel
Sixth Grade: Zander Ryan, Zoie Smith, and Alejandra Jimenez
I hope you all had a fun filled holiday with your family. Now that Thanksgiving is over the white stuff is falling in preparation for our next holiday. Wow! Beautiful.
Now that weather is upon us, please help your children be prepared for outdoor recesses. Pack boots, gloves, hats in a bag to put on at recess. This gives them dry shoes to put back on in class. Also, send a coat with your child's name in it. We will go out most days unless the temperature falls below 30 degrees. Then we will have an indoor recess. Today we are having an indoor recess because the snow is wet and heavy plus I want to make sure students are prepared.
A few things to know about this week are:
1. Our 6th grade orchestra will have their winter concert this Thursday, December 1st at 6:30 on the stage.
2. Our 2nd grade will have a field trip on Friday, December 2nd. They will attend Christmas Around the World at BYU. This field trip is best dress so you may want to send extra clothes to change into after.
Next week things to know:
1. 5th grade will begin their 15 day review of keyboarding on Tuesday.
2. PTA and SCC are on Wednesday.
3. Our 3rd grade parent program is Thursday, December 8th at 6:00.
Thank you for sharing your children with us. I have the best job because I get to work with all of you!
Our theme for this month is I can be big by using good manners. Our class read a few fun books on manners and then acted some situations out with puppets. They will all have great manners now.
October Tigers of the Month
First Grade: Kyle Eves, Emery Strong, Deagan Rosenlof, and Walker Strong
Second Grade: Devon Levengood, Logan Jensen, Eveline Ostler, and Olivia burris
Third Grade: Ben Lewis, Raegan Walker, and Kaylee Christensen
Fourth Grade: Fisher Strong, Michigan Draper, Gavin Blackburn, and Samantha Rigtrup
Fifth Grade: Braxton Hughes, Easton Barrett, and Kaila Finlayson
Sixth Grade: Lexi Pugmire, Emma Clark, and Jared Cooper
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The 5th Grade Wax Museum was held on November 14, 2016. These fifth graders were asked to pick a famous American, read a biography, write a speech, memorize it and then present to the school and their parents. The students did an amazing job. For parents, that night, the student performed songs then froze and delivered their speeches dressed up as their famous American. They worked hard and it showed. Great job, fifth graders!
Thank you for talking to your children about the lock down procedures. Fridays drill went smoothly. On Wednesday of this week, our faculty and staff will be trained again by myself and David Gneiting, our district At-Risk specialist, of more items to be aware of as far as safety. We continue to practice and improve procedures so we will all have a peace of mind that children are safe and cared for while at school.
Today our 5th grade shared their Wax Museum with us. Thank you for helping your child put the time in to find a costume. They played the parts so well. There is also the 6:00 parent program tonight if anyone wants to visit. You will not be disappointed!
Our 6th grade has their Egyptian Musuem on Friday from 1:00-2:00. They have also worked so hard on their project. Yet another reason to thank you as parents.
Also, I'd like to thank the teachers and staff that work with all our students. We have an amazing group of dedicated adults that work hard every day.
It's time for another Box Top challenge. While you are buying items for your Thanksgiving dinner, watch for the products that have Box Tops. The Box Tops are an easy way for the PTA to collect money for the school.
This week is our Book Fair. Students can visit before school and after from 8:30-3:30. They will also be going in with their classes.
Next week is a short week with only school on Monday and Tuesday. Our Thanksgiving break begins Wednesday-Friday. Please have a safe and fun break with your families.
It only takes a little to do something BIG! Tiger Pride
This is the second year that the 6th graders have performed Thriller for the school. It is something they really enjoy doing and will remember forever. AWESOME performance 6th grade!!
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Mr. Anderson gave an exciting lesson about germs. He showed them what happens when they don't wash their hands well. The students washed their hands once then he put a squirt of Glow Germ on their hands and had them rub it in. They inspected their hands under a light and they could see where they didn't wash well enough. Then of course, they washed a second time after being taught the correct way to wash. A little gross but very informative. I don't think his class will every forget that lesson. Nicely done Mr. Anderson!
A BIG shout out to our PTA for sponsoring our Drug Free week. Every day the students were able to dress up as a way to remember to stay away from things that may harm our body. Just in case you don't know, we have the BEST PTA! There is still time to join.
Just a quick reminder that our Halloween Parade will be at 2:00 out on the grass behind the school.
Parents can line up in the enclosed parent spot starting at 1:45. Take all the pictures you would like and pick up your child at in the classroom after.
Our 6th grade will perform their annual Thriller dance for parents right after the parade and K-5 have gone in. At this time parents can spread out on the grass to have the best view. Please stay off the asphalt as that is where the 6th grade will perform.
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Brookside Elementary had an amazing assembly today, we got visted by Utah Opera Symphony. They are part of the POPS (Professional Outreach Programs in the Schools). It was impressive and very engaging for the whole school. They performed by using a game show that the whole school got to participate in. They would ask questions that had to do with music and open it up to the students for the answer first. I didn't see any students who were engaged and happy the whole assembly. We are so grateful they came to perform for us and hope they come back every year.
The fifth graders are working with division and recently we performed some reader's theater's script to learn how to interpret the meaning of remainders. We learned about dropping the remainder when it isn't important, sharing the remainder, and rounding the remainder up.
The students in Mrs. Bird's 3rd grade classes are learning to play the ukulele. They're excited to learn chords and songs as they prepare for the 3rd grade Christmas Program on December 8th.
First Grade: Henry Lewis, Tyler Fay, Grace Wilkerson, and Penelope Escobedo
Second Grade: Brynn Jones, Layla Miller, Nixon Young, and Charlie Smith
Third Grade: Chesni Clawson, Michael Mayo, and Nikki Ellison
Fourth Grade: Sophia Melendez, Emma Burris, Christine Cardenas, and Brynlee Johnson
Fifth Grade: Bennett Averett, Esmeralda Luna, and Cristal Lopez
Sixth Grade: Avery Oman, Tommy Wilde, and Emily Stewart
This year Brookside Elementary wanted the focus of their student council to be on true leadership. The sixth grade students were able to pick up an application to apply for this position. They were required to fill out and return the application, provide a teacher recommendation form, and write a short essay on what makes a good leader, what qualities they have that make them a good leader, and activities that would like to see our school do. Of the more than 40 applicants, the student council board narrowed them down to 24 based on their anonymous essays. Those 24 students were then professionally interviewed by the 4 member board committee. The students were given a score based on things such as mannerisms, professional appearance, responses to the questions, and ideas they had for the school. The scores were tight and every single student did amazing in their interview. After lots of discussion and weighing everything, the board selected 10 students to represent our school as the student council or leaders of the year. They are Sadie Crandall, Kate Peterson, Ellie Esplin, Madelyn Maccabee, Ginny Peterson, Julia Oberg, Georgia Wilde, Caroline Simpson, Abbie Burris, and Lindzee Lugo.