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Principal Update September 30, 2018

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Principal's Update
DATE September 30, 2018

• Can you believe that tomorrow is October already?? With October, comes the flu season. I am attaching a fun way to remember when it's okay to send students to school and when it's a good idea to keep them home when they are sick. And don't forget, you can always contact Nurse Lynn if you have any questions.

• There are times when our students get their clothes dirty, spill food/drink on them or have an accident. We like to keep extra clothes, especially shorts and pants, on hand for these occasions. If you have any extra clothing you'd like to donate in the small and medium sizes (for both genders), we would be very appreciative.

• All of our students engaged in Benchmark testing in the areas of English Language Arts and Math. On October 12th at 4:00pm, the results of this testing will be available to parents via Home Access Center (HAC).

• Follow Brookdale School on Twitter @BrookdaleBobcat. We use #Brookdalepride to show all the fun and cool things going on at Brookdale Elementary and the community!


Monday, October 1, 2018
• Fun Run Spirit Day - wear pajamas to school
• Chorus Practice cancelled
• Second and Fifth Grade students to take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) beginning this week during the school day

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
• Fun Run Spirit Day - wear crazy socks
• PALs Club (for 5th grade) - during school day
• Parent Presentation on Erin's Law for all Kindergarten, First and Second Grade Parents @ May Watts Elementary - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
• Late Start Wednesday - first bell rings at 9:00am— all students to be in their classroom by 9:15am
• Fun Run Spirit Day - wear your favorite sports team shirt/jersey
• Therapy Dogs at School - 9:30am to 11:00am
• Chess Club in LMC - 3:40pm to 4:30pm

Thursday, October 4, 2018
• Fun Run Spirit Day - wear your grade level color (K= red 1st = orange 2nd = yellow 3rd = green 4th = blue 5th = purple or black)
• PTA Fun Run - during the school day
• Brookdale Buddies Program - 3:40pm to 4:30pm

Friday, October 5, 2018
• Fun Run Spirit Day - wear Brookdale Spirit Wear or Brookdale colors (blue and yellow)
Chorus Practice rescheduled - 7:50am to 8:50am
• Men at Brookdale here during lunch and recess
• Girls Running Club - 3:40pm to 4:30pm

• Monday, October 8 - NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day
• Tuesday, October 9 - Team IPEF Chipotle Dinner Night - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
• Wednesday, October 17 - Family Reading Night - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
• Friday, October 19 - End of First Quarter
• Friday, October 26 - Report Cards open in HAC at 4:00pm
• Wednesday, October 31 - PTA Fall Party - 2:30pm to 3:20pm
• Thursday, November 1 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 4:30pm to 8:00pm
• Monday, November 5 - NO SCHOOL for Students - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 8:00am to 3:00pm and 4:30pm to 8:00pm
• Tuesday, November 6 - NO SCHOOL - Election Day

Mary Howicz
Brookdale Principal

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