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Principal Message 4/8/18

Reported by on 4/8/18

Dear Brooks Families,

A HUGE thank you goes to Mrs. Bridget Palmer for organizing BINGO NIGHT. What a great way for our community to come together and have some fun!

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Important Safety Reminder
Staff supervision for student arrival begins at 8:50 a.m. (9:00 on Wednesdays). Thank you for not dropping your children off early. If your student is a walker, please plan their home departure time accordingly. For the safety of our students, we do not want them arriving prior to our scheduled supervision. Thank you for your understanding!

Bookmobile will be back!
We are excited to announce the Aurora Public Library will return this summer, providing book check out for our students throughout the summer. Because of our wonderful turnout last summer, the Bookmobile has extended its time from 30 to 45 minutes! The Bookmobile will park in the front lot of Brooks School every Tuesday from 1:45-2:30 starting June 5-August 7. The Bookmobile will also offer their summer reading program. Stay tuned for further details, but mark your calendars!!

Chromebook Roll Out - coming in August!
We are proud and excited to announce the district’s continued roll out of one-to-one technology for our students in grades 2-5 for next school year. This year, our 5th grade teachers and students have piloted the use of this tool and have embedded it into our instruction in meaningful and exciting ways. Brooks is providing staff professional development this spring so our teachers/students are ready to hit the ground running in the fall. This initiative will also make our current laptops more available for our students in grades K-1, making it a WIN WIN for all! More information to come!

Team IPEF
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, get more details and sign-up to join at https://www.ipef204.org/teamipef/ Last day to register is April 16.

Kids Marathon
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 https://www.ipef204.org/kidsmarathon-3/ and select the school your child will represent. Cost is $44 and includes race registration and a $26 tax-deductible donation​—


On the Radar/Reminders

KINDERGARTEN PRE-REGISTRATION 2018-2019
If you have a child who will be five (5) years old on or before September 1, 2018, he or she is eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year.
We need the Information Sheet on the attached page so that we can begin planning kindergarten enrollment for the upcoming school year. This Pre-Registration information will be used to form a kindergarten mailing list. Once on the mailing list, additional information will be mailed to eligible kindergarten parents. Information regarding registration will be available after April.
If you have any neighbors who do not presently have school-aged children, but will have an incoming kindergartner, please give them a copy of this form or ask them to call our office at 630-375-3200 so that we can send them this information.
Kane County Cougar Game - Save the Date!
On Thursday, June 14th, the Brooks Chorus has been invited to sing the National Anthem at the Kane County Cougar Game! Students get to enjoy the game, run the bases, eat good food and enjoy fireworks! More information will be coming from PTA, but in the meantime, mark your calendar!!

Pop Tab Collection - Brooks School is now collecting pop tabs which will be donated to Ronald McDonald House. The pop tabs are recycled, resulting in a monetary donation back to Ronald McDonald House. This incredible organization provides housing for children and families going through medical challenges. If you would like to save and donate your pop tabs, they may be dropped off in the school office. Thank you!


CALENDAR DATES:
April 17 - Cool Cat Cafe
April 25 - Grade 2 Concert 6:30 p.m.
April 27 - No School (School Improvement Day)
April 30-May 2 - School Store
May 18 - Family Fun Fair (date change)
May 23 - PTA Mtg. 7:00 pm
May 31 - Field Day
June 1 - Last day of student attendance (pending Board approval)


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: Elementary Golf School
Brooks: Illinois Chess Teachers Chess Club
Brooks: Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes for Kids

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