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Principal Message 3/12

Reported by on 3/11/17

Dear Brooks Families,

It’s hard to believe 3rd quarter comes to a close at the end of this week!  Report cards will be available for our families to view on Thursday, March 23 after 4:00.  If you have misplaced your Home Access log in information, please contact the school office before March 23.  We can be reached at 630-375-3000


Family Book Fair Night
During the week of March 13-17, Brooks will host its Spring Book Fair.  Students will have the opportunity to preview books and shop during the school day.  In addition, we welcome our families to join us for Family Book Fair Night on Thursday, March 16 from 6:00-8:00 pm.  Proceeds from the book fair go right back into our LMC fund.  Book, web and technology resources are purchased with these funds.  Thank you in advance for your support!

Kindergarten Preview Night
If you have a child who will be five (5) years old on or before September 1, 2017, he or she is eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year. Please join us for Kindergarten Parent Preview Night on Wednesday, March 22 at 6:00 pm.  This evening will provide basic information on the registration process, curriculum and “life in the day” of a kindergartner.  Please click on the link below for a pre-registration form.

Spring Break
Spring Break is the week of March 27-31.  However, we have already been notified that some students will be leaving early or extending their break.  If your child will not be in attendance before or after spring break, please contact the attendance line in advance of your child’s absence.  630-375-3000

School Supply Kits - Ordering Coming Soon
Soon, you will be receiving information about the school supply kit ordering process.  This process allows you to order a supply kit for the 2017-2018 school year, which contains items on the school supply list.  Then you can relax over the summer and pick up your supplies in August.  Stay Tuned……

PARCC Testing - grades 3-5
As March approaches, this is an important reminder that students in Grades 3-5 will take PARCC testing, as per the schedule below (please note the minor adjustment to previous schedule).  Because the state provides us a testing window, it is important for us to adhere to our schedule.  Therefore, we kindly ask you to consider these dates when scheduling vacations or appointments.  Thank you, in advance, for your cooperation.

March 13-22      Students in grades 4 and 5
April 3-12          Students in grade 3

Save the Date - Sports Night
Join the Brooks community at a Kane County Cougars game on Friday, June 16, 2017!
This outing will be fun for all families! Cheer on the Brooks’ choir as they perform the National Anthem.
Tickets are $10.50/person and parking is $5/car in cash at the game.
Watch for ticket sales notifications in the Spring.

Terri Russell, Principal

March 22            Kindergarten Preview Night
March 23            Report Cards open on Home Access
March 27-31        Spring Break
April 6                Open House
April 12            Brooks Bingo Night
March 14            No School - Local Holiday
March 17            School Improvement Day - No Student Attendance

Third-Party Educational Programs
The following companies have rented space in our schools to offer an after-school educational program for students. The distribution of this material is in no way an endorsement of programs, services, activities or products by District 204. For more information about the programs listed below, visit:
Brooks: Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes for Kids
Brooks: Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO Engineering Club

District Event:
Waubonsie Valley High School
2590 Ogden Avenue
Aurora, IL
Band Boosters Craft Fair
March 18th
9am - 3 pm
Admission:  $2 adults, $1 students, 5 & under free
Info:  Over 70 vendors, raffle, and bake sale   All proceeds go directly to the band program.

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