Brookside elementary students brought in a lot of canned goods today in their Santa Hats and then were able to wear their hats the rest of the day. This week we are collecting goods for Tabatha's Way. Tomorrow students can donation sweaters and coats and wear their ugly Christmas sweaters for the day. Our collection for the refuges continues as well until Wednesday with Lifting Hands International. They need girls and boys underwear, baby diapers and wipes, and blankets.
Thank you to all that are helping in these giving efforts. So many lives are being touched by your thoughtfulness.
Brady Petersen makes everyone laugh and is a good sport, Teagan Farrer is nice and makes people laugh, David Sanders stayed on task and stays busy when finished with his work, Bailey Iese shares with others, Edie Wilde always makes sure that everyone is included, Riker Fullmer listens to the teacher and follows the rules, Taylor Woodward always cleans up quickly and quietly, Cole Levengood helped put out chairs and does what Miss Bird asks, Eduard Orozco is honest, and Cambree Farrer is kind and helps her classmates.
Thanks to everyone that is working hard at being praise worthy!
Monday Message for December 11, 2017
Our student council is sponsoring a “Christmas Spirit Week”, December 18-21. During this week we are going to have dress up days along with a coordinating service focus. The schedule is as follows:
Monday, December 18 – “Can” you fill Santa’s Hat?
Load your Santa hat up with canned goods. Bring them to the office for us to donate to the local food bank and then wear your hat the rest of the day.
Tuesday, December 19 – “Sweaters for Sweaters”
Wear your best Ugly Christmas sweater and bring in any nice, gently used sweaters and other clothing to be donated to a local thrift shop. Drop off the articles of clothing in the baskets in the office.
Wednesday, December 20 – “Warm the Soles”
Wear your favorite Christmas socks! And bring in any slightly worn, old shoes to donate to a local thrift shop. Again, bring these to the office.
Thursday, December 21 – Christmas Spirit!
Christmas dress up day! Come as an elf or maybe Rudolph. Wear your favorite Christmas pajamas. Let’s celebrate this last day before Christmas break!
Thank you to Mrs. Antonino, Mr. Gappmayer, and our student council for all their hard work!
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We had a large Brookside choir this year that had their performance last week. We were also asked to perform in November at Reams for their holiday open house. Thank you to all the parents and students that participated this year to make it one of the best and largest choirs we have ever had. A big thank you to Tami Evans for being the choir director and Mrs. Ann Gallagher for being the pianist.
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This week the school’s digital coach, Myles Peterson, helped Mrs. Pickering’s 1st grade class learn to code. It’s Computer Science Education Week and all of Brookside was challenged to participate in Hour of Code. Students and teachers were asked to complete one hour of code throughout the week and Mr. Peterson took on the task of helping classes get started. All of Mrs. Pickering’s students were able to use iPads and learn to code. The best part about it was that the kids were being challenged, engaged, and having fun. To say we have some tech gurus in our future is definitely an understatement!
At Brookside Elementary we are finishing up the year with many students going above and beyond in doing praiseworthy acts. Corbin Moore helped Mrs. Lamb organize in the skills room, Jane Thompson helped clean up the classroom floor after students left, Samantha Rigtrup helped a classmate with her artwork, McKenzie Cooper and Haylee Marion held the door for students after recess, Parker Young shared his notes with a classmate who missed them, Ethan Dover spent his time wisely after finishing his work, Tyson Eves is always working hard and doing his best, Brock Mickelson was sitting quietly when and where he should be setting a good example, Andres Solorio stayed behind to help a friend with a project, Alexandria Oman is always happy for others, and Lydia Kmetzsch helped put away Ipads.
Thanks students for looking for ways every day to make our school great!
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Our students attended the STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) Fair last week where they rotated through different stations with hands-on activities demonstrating cool robots, a wave model, spaghetti noodle bridges, and much more! Our students are learning more about the cool things they can do in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This will prepare them for the future. And here are some photos and a write up about our Science visit from Discover Gateway: Fifth grade students enjoyed learning more about Chemistry and chemical reactions from the Discover Gateway Reaction Time representative. She showed them some cool experiments and then each class participated in their own chemistry experiments in a lab. We didn't blow anything up--but there was lots of foam, bubbles, and a little flame! Don't worry--we wore our safety goggles!
Mrs. Ramos' 3rd grade class made some cute art by tearing construction paper into different shapes.
Here at Brookside on our tree in the office area are hand ornaments with a gift suggestion for a refugee child. We are doing this with Lifting Hands International which ships donations directly to refugee children in Jordan and Lebanon. The process is simple: Choose a hand off the tree, bring the gift back by December 20 and share the word with friends and family. Needed items are baby wipes, diapers, fleece blankets, boys underwear and girls underwear, socks, pants, and sweaters. You can visit: www.liftinghandsinternational.org for more ideas on how to help. Any additional questions can be answered by Jennifer Frahm 206-353-1064.
Thanks for your support and help with this in advance.
Monday, December 4, 2017
Dear Parents --
It seems like December is in full swing. Here are just a couple of reminders:
The 4th-6th grade choir concert will be this Wednesday, December 6th at 4:00 pm.
The tree in the school front foyer will be our angel tree this year. We will be collecting items for Lifting Hands International, an organization that collects, sorts and packs humanitarian aid which is shipped from Utah. Needed items will be listed on angel ornaments hung on the tree. If you would like contribute, please take an angel off the tree and bring in the item(s) printed on the ornament. There will be bins in the office for items brought in. The ornaments will be hung on the tree after December 4th and items will need to be returned by December 18th.
December 21st will be a half day. Students will be dismissed at 12:00 noon. There will be no PM kindergarten.
Christmas break is December 22nd--January 1st. School will resume on January 2nd.
Have a great week! Dana Beckert
Our praise note recipients for this week are: Jake Simpson, Macy Riley, Garvyn Vanpatten, Avery Glover, Max Sorensen, Brock Donahue, Jacky Garcia, Cooper Bird, Giselle Camacho, Paytan Paxton, Sami Dellamas, Taycee Anderson, Brayden Smith, Halle Strong, Jeryck McCoy, Natalie Aragon, Ava Barker, Kimbal McFerson, Emma Burris, Paige Blackburn, Marcos Luna, Joel Arbon, Fisher Strong, Levi Cecil, Brigham Yeagley, Ben Orme, Simon Carreno-Cox, Aaron Narcisso, Rachel Schmutz, Cobi Blackburn, Cole Levengood, Eli Whiting, McKinley Bartholomew, James Coulon, Gavin Burr, and Juliet LeSeuer. Thank you to Brick Oven for the free kid meals as a reward for this terrific behavior.
The students were caught: staying after class cleaning out the lunch bin, helping to clean the art room, passed off addition and math facts, trying his best, works diligently, likes to help others, stayed on task during phonics, being a friend to someone in need, helped Miss. White, helped correct math quizzes, helping others in science, caught being polite and happy, excellent behavior in art class, volunteered to be a lunch worker, helped clean up after float display, helping a classmate feel included, helped clean the classroom before school, always helpful without being asked, goes out of his way to help classmates, remembers school rules, works quietly without bothering others, always a good friend, and completing his assignment on time.
Thank you to all the students here a Brookside. We know many students do great acts of kindness without being recognized. We have a great school!
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November 27, 2017
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday full of family and good food!
With the holiday season upon us, I just wanted to remind you about the Amazon Smile program where you can sign up and Brookside receives a small portion of your purchase price as cashback for our PTA. The link to sign up is https://smile.amazon.com/ch/87-0451045 or you can find it on the PTA’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/springvillebrooksidepta/ . It’s still your same Amazon account but you have to make sure you go to the Amazon Smile page for it to work. Thank you -- every little bit helps!
I also wanted to let you know that starting today during lunch we have asked students to put any uneaten, unopened food items from their school lunch (applesauce, bananas, fruit cups, milk, etc.) on the “sharing table”. If other students would like an extra milk, for example, they are welcome to get one off the sharing table at no additional cost. We are hoping this helps cut down on the food wasted each day at lunch time. Students are also welcome to stop in at the office after school and get any leftover food items to take home.
Thank you and have a great week!