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Principal Update April 2, 2018

Reported by on 4/2/18

To all who celebrated Passover and/or Easter this weekend, we wish you a blessed one! We hope everyone enjoyed time with family and friends with a week off of school. There is still a lot happening at Brookdale.

Here is what is happening at Brookdale:

The week of April 16, we will be sending home registration packets for students returning to Brookdale. Parents can begin verifying information through Home Access Center beginning April 23. We will host Walk-in Registrations at following dates/times:
• Monday, May 7 - 4:00pm to 7:30pm (Returning KDG through 4th grade students)
• Wednesday May 9 - 12:30pm to 7:00pm (NEW KDG students and siblings)
• Thursday, May 10 12:30pm to 5:3pm (Returning KDG through 4th grade students)

Attached to this email, you will find a form parent's can fill out to give input on what type of teacher or environment their student requires to learn best. Please know that any form that is returned with a request for a specific teacher will be denied and returned. As we make classroom lists for next school year, we will refer to these input forms and do our best to meet the needs as suggested. Please know that no form will be accepted after June 1, 2018 as the class lists are already being formed by that time.

Have you wanted to join, but thought it was just too far to run? New this year, Team IPEF runners can choose the Half Marathon or 5K. Be part of a unique opportunity to make healthy choices while raising awareness and funds for schools in District 204. Runner perks include Topgolf Kick-off event, training and race day shirts, heated tent on race day, free chiropractic care and more. See who’s already registered to run for Brookdale, get more details and sign-up to join at day to register is April 16.

Registration is now open for the students ages 5-13 who would like to represent their school as a charity hero with Team IPEF in the Naperville Kids Marathon next fall. Students commit to running 25 miles (one mile at a time) between May 1 and October 19 and track their miles. On Saturday, October 20, they run the final 1.2 miles at Naperville North High School on a portion of the course used by Team IPEF runners in the Naperville Half Marathon the following day. All participants receive a shirt and finisher medal. Register at select the school your child will represent. Cost is $44 and includes race registration and a $26 tax deductible donation.

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, April 2
• Whiz Kid Coding Club - 3:40pm to 4:30pm

Tuesday, April 3
• Typical Day at Brookdale

Wednesday, April 4
• Late start - first bell rings at 9:00am with Tardy Bell rings at 9:15am
• Therapy Dogs are at Brookdale - 9:30am to 11:00am
• Brookdale Buddies Program - 3:40pm to 4:30pm
• PTA Meeting for all - 7:00pm

Thursday, April 5
• Chorus Practice - 7:50am to 8:50am

Friday, April 6
• Report Cards Open in HAC - 4:00pm

• Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - Second Grade Music Program at 7:00pm
• Friday, April 20, 2018 - Spring Fling/Silent Auction - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
• Friday, April 27, 2018 - NO SCHOOL for Students - School Improvement Day
• Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Spring Chorus Concert at 7:00pm

Mary Howicz
Brookdale Principal

STEM Partnership School Parent Information Meeting (pdf)

Parent Form For Class Placement (doc)

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