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Principal Update October 7, 2018

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Principal's Update
DATE October 7, 2018

• We had a fantastic Rock the Run day! The weather was beautiful, the students were excited and the volunteers were encouraging! We have raised $8,000 just shy of our $10,000 goal. Donations are still being accepted through October 12 here. Students are encouraged to bring in their spare change this week as another way to raise money to reach our goal. If we meet our goal, there will be an all school assembly with The Amazing BMX Matt Wilhelm by the end of October! Let's Rock this Run!

• Did you check out our new ROCK PATH??? This project was awarded as an IPEF Grant to Leah Steinhauser-Walsh, Brookdale's Second Grade Teacher. The project focused on "We are all special and unique". Check out NCTV17 coverage here! We are SOOOO very excited to have this path as part of our Brookdale School!

• Please join us for Family Reading Night on Wednesday October 17th at 6:30 as we kick off Brookdale’s One Book One School event! A copy of this year’s book The One and Only Ivan will be available for every family and will be distributed on Family Reading Night. Come for a night of reading and activities related to the The One and Only Ivan. Please RSVP

• 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). See attached letter for explanation on how to interpret the scores.

• 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 8, 2018
• NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
• PALs Club (for 5th grade) - during school day
• Team IPEF Chipotle Dinner Night - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
• Kindergarten and First Grade Intervention Night (by invitation) - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
• Late Start Wednesday - first bell rings at 9:00am— all students to be in their classroom by 9:15am

Thursday, October 11, 2018
• Brookdale Buddies Program - 3:40pm to 4:30pm

Friday, October 12, 2018
• PTA Donuts with Dads - 8:00am to 8:50am - RSVP needed prior to this week
• Busy Bobcat Store (in gym today) - 8:30am to 9:05am
• Girls Running Club - 3:40pm to 4:30pm

• 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
• Thursday, November 8 - PTA General Meeting - 7:00pm
• Friday, November 16 - PTA World at Brookdale event (Open for all Brookdale students and families)
• Saturday, November 17 - PTA Mistletoe Market
• Wednesday, November 21 through Friday, November 23 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

Mary Howicz
Brookdale Principal

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