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Principal Update August 13, 2017

Reported by on 8/13/17

Are you ready for school??? We are getting closer and closer to being ready but there is still so much to do!


At this time, our office hours have returned to normal hours. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Please do come by to finish up any last-minute registration paperwork, hand in physicals, pay fees, etc. There will surely be long lines for the Office on Meet-n-Greet or worse yet, the first day of school!


All families who have completed the registration process will be able to access their child's classroom assignments through the Home Access Center on Wednesday, August 16th after 4:00pm. In order to see the teacher's names, you would have to have completed the following:

You need to access Home Access Center to update your child's information online.
Families who received a pink verification letter would need to verify residency. A letter was sent via US Post Office to indicate if you need to do this step.
If you have a lease that expires prior to the first day of school (August 23, 2017), we will need a new copy of the lease. This is for all leased properties, even if you received a letter that your address was verified.
For our new families and those who forgot how to access the Home Access Center, click here. You will have to remember your username and password to get into HAC.

If you need help or have questions in completing any of the registration process, please contact Mrs. Minch or Mrs. Yep. They would be excited to assist you!


All future Kindergarten students and families are invited to our Annual Kindergarten Preview Day on August 16, 2017 from 9 am to 12:00 pm and again from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm at Still Middle School. Please come and be a part of this exciting day! It is an open house so come when it's most convenient for you. Stop by the various booths and meet staff who will be ready to answer any questions you might have about beginning Kindergarten or the district. Please see the attached flyer for more specific information.
The first full day of school for Kindergarten will be Friday, August 25th. On Thursday, August 24th, parents are asked to come to a 45 orientation with their student. The available appointment times will be at 9:30am, 10:30am, 1:00pm or 2:00pm. On August 17th, all Kindergarten parents will receive an email with the links to sign up for their orientation times.


Over the summer, changes to staff have been made. Some of these changes were communicated already, some have not.

New to Brookdale:

Rosanna Swenson - First Grade Teacher (from Owen Elementary)
Susan Sauer - Second Grade Teacher (from Springbrook Elementary)
Mary Luka - Special Education Teacher
Carly Vojslavek - Special Education Teacher (shared with Springbrook Elementary)
Megan Pullos - Speech Language Therapist (shared with the district)
Wyatt Jansen - PE Teacher (Wednesday)
Jeannie Brooks - Music Teacher (Tuesday and Wednesday)
Angie Curth - Teacher Assistant (from Brooks Elementary)
Changes to some staffing:

Linnea Schmidt - First Grade Teacher
Deb Czajka - Fifth Grade Teacher
Kellie Beymer - resigned to stay home with her children :)


Did you know we have a personal Twitter hashtag - #BrookdalePride? Are you following Brookdale School on Twitter @BrookdaleBobcat? You can follow us to see all the fun and cool things going on at Brookdale Elementary!


Monday, August 14, 2017 - Summer Check Out in the LMC - 9:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Annual IPSD Kindergarten Preview Day at Still Middle School - 9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Class Teacher Assignments posted to Home Access Center - 4:00pm
Monday, August 21, 2017 - Meet and Greet - 9:00am to 10:00am
Monday, August 21, 2017 - Ice Cream Social (on playground) - 9:30am to 10:30am
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - First Day of School for First through Fifth Grade Students - 9:05am to 3:35pm
Friday, August 25, 2017 - First Day of School for Kindergarten - 9:05am to 3:35pm
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - Brookdale School's Curriculum Night (for parents only) - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Mary Howicz
Brookdale Principal

District Kindergarten Preview Day (pdf)

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