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Principal Message 8/27/17

Reported by terri_russell@ipsd.org on 8/27/17

Dear Brooks Families,

The first two days of school have been spectacular. Our teachers are spending time getting to know our students and building a classroom community. Ask your child what special activities have occurred in their classroom that have facilitated relationship building and community!

I’m also pleased to know my “good weather dance” has worked! LOL We cannot be happier about the cool and beautiful start to the school year. Keep your fingers crossed our good luck continues.

MUST READ

Curriculum Night - SAVE THE DATE: Curriculum Night will be held on Wednesday, September 13 from 6:00-7:35 PM. This is your opportunity to learn about your child’s classroom, the curriculum and grade level expectations. The format of this evening is for parents and students should not attend. Reserve your babysitter now!!


Buses - Thank you for your continued patience with late buses at the end of the day. Honestly, this is not due to the bus company! Our drivers are outstanding and are in the parking lot on time each day. For the first week of school, we have a very slow and deliberate dismissal process in order to account for the safe dismissal of every child. I promise, this process will get quicker!!


No School Reminder - We just started school, but already have 2 upcoming days off. Please remember there is no school on Friday, Sept. 1 (District Institute Day) and Monday, Sept. 4 (Labor Day).


Spirit Sticks - The PTA, along with the Brooks staff, are excited to bring Spirit Sticks to our school again this year. Spirit Sticks are small, custom embroidered patches that students can earn, collect and display on a key ring attached to their backpack. Spirit Sticks promote school spirit and participation.
The PTA has started your child’s collection again with a grade level Spirit Stick which will come home on Aug. 31. There will be many ways throughout the year for your child to earn additional Spirit Sticks to add to their ring, so please stay tuned. If you have any questions, please contact Samantha Leibold (saleibold@yahoo.com) or Michelle Masini (pgm_masini@hotmail.com).


Run Club is up and running!
Sponsored by Mrs. Ose and Team Brooks!


Thursdays, 3:35 pm – 4:35 pm

September 7 (sign-up closes 9/6— 7pm)
September 14 (sign-up closes 9/13— 7pm)
September 21 (sign-up closes 9/20— 7pm)
September 28 (sign-up closes 9/27— 7pm)
Cost: $7 per session - sign up for a few dates…or all!
Proceeds benefit Team Brooks and the IPEF
Teachings will focus on stretching, running form and etiquette (using the Kids Run the Nation curriculum). Each meeting will include 20-25 minutes of running.

Sign up for all meetings at once or as you go!

BONUS: All Run Club mileage counts toward the Naperville Kids Marathon!

To sign up for Run Club go to:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVZpac3usmiHWLn4cdZmMNYxACUlOZLN3il1NmxQqWCKEKEg/viewform?usp=sf_link




ON THE RADAR/REMINDERS


Chromebook Pilot - We are thrilled to announce that our 5th grade students will participate in District 204’s Chromebook pilot program. All 5th grade students will receive a Chromebook for instructional use. Fifth grade parents will be receiving important information as the year begins. Mark your calendar for Thursday, September 7 from 5:30-6:30 for a Parent training night! Immediately following at 7:00, please join us for the first PTA Meeting. (more information to come).


CALENDAR DATES:


September 1 No School - District Institute Day
September 4 No School - Labor Day
September 7 Fifth Grade Chromebook Night 5:30-6:30
PTA Meeting 7:00
September 13 Curriculum Night 6:30-8:00
September 19 Academically Talented Parent Information Night 6:30-7:30
September 28 School Pictures
October 1 Roarin 5K


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: Illinois Chess Teachers Chess Club
Brooks: Bricks 4 Kids LEGO Engineering Club

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