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Principal Update February 26, 2018

Reported by on 2/26/18

STEM Night was a HUGE success! So many people and such great displays and experiments. I might have seen a few of our teachers get blown away by them! Thank you to all who helped coordinate, volunteer and/or attend this super fun event!
Here is what is happening at Brookdale:

ENGAGE 204 - FEBRUARY 26, 2018
Did you know District 204 maintains 4 million square feet of building space and more than 650 acres of property? That makes the district's acreage twice the size of Six Flags and its combined building space larger than the Merchandise Mart. Learn about the challenges of maintaining 35 buildings that span 80 years of construction and then give us your feedback at the next Engage 204 session from 7 to 9 pm on February 26 at Still Middle School, 787 Meadowridge Drive, Aurora. The session topic is "The State of Our Facilities."
Engage 204 is a collaborative process between the community and District 204. Key to the success of this process is the collaboration and discussion between participants. District residents who attend will have the unique opportunity to share ideas and discuss topics in small groups in order to provide feedback to the Board of Education. Findings and recommendations will be presented to the Board of Education in July 2018. All District 204 residents are invited to participate in Engage 204.
RSVP is appreciated, but not required at RSVP. For more information, visit Engage 204.T

We are looking for a few parents to join Brookdale's Team IPEF. We have FIVE staff running this year (so far!) Set a great goal, get fit and make a difference for our schools! Team IPEF offers a unique opportunity to run for a cause as a charity partner in the Naperville Half Marathon or 5K on Sunday, October 21, 2018.
Runners commit to raise a minimum of $204 for 204 as they train and complete the half marathon on Sunday, October 22, 2017. All charity runners receive a $20 discount off race registration and get to choose a District 204 school they would like to represent. Visit to learn more or check out the video at to see what Team IPEF is all about.

Attached you will find the Pre-Registration Form for Kindergarten students for 18-19 school year. Return completed forms to our main office before our March 12th Parent Preview Night mark your calendar for the Kindergarten Parent Preview Night for Monday, March 12th at 7:00pm. Feel free to share with neighbors or friends with an incoming Kindergarten student.

The John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School on the Aurora University campus serves students in third through eighth grades in the Batavia, East Aurora, Indian Prairie and West Aurora school districts.
Parents from these districts who are interested in applying for a space for their 2018-19 third-grader at the STEM Partnership School for the 2018–2019 school year are invited to attend an upcoming parent information meeting on
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 6–8 p.m. at University Banquet Hall, Aurora University, 1410 Marseillaise Place, Aurora, IL 60506. Please see attached flier for more information.

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, February 26th
• Vision/Hearing Screenings continue (Vision for all new students and Hearing for all KDG, First & Second Grade students)
• Engage 204 "The State of our Facilities" at Still MS - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Tuesday, February 27th
• Typical Day at Brookdale

Wednesday, February 28th
• Late start - first bell rings at 9:00am with Tardy Bell rings at 9:15am
• PTA Enrichment Classes for Wednesday - 3:40pm to 4:30pm

Thursday, March 1st
• NO SCHOOL - Parent/Teacher Conferences by appointment only - 1:00pm to 8:00pm

Friday, March 2nd
• NO SCHOOL - Teacher Institute Day

• Friday, March 9, 2018 - PTA Variety Show - 7:00pm
• Week of March 12, 2018 - PARCC TESTING for Third and Fifth Grade Students
• Monday, March 12, 2018 - Kindergarten Parent Preview Night - 7:00pm
• Week of March 19, 2018 - PARCC TESTING for Fourth Grade Students
• SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL - March 26, 2018 through March 31, 2018
Mary Howicz
Brookdale Principal

STEM Partnership School Parent Information Meeting (pdf)

2018-19 Kindergarten Orientation Paperwork  (docx)

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