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Principal's Message 4/14/18

Reported by on 4/14/18

Dear Brooks Families,

I’m thinking about all of our students who told me they have soccer games this weekend. Hang on to your hat and dress warm! Spring is really coming, right??? Thank you in advance for reading the LONG communication. There are a lot of exciting activities coming up!!

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The Cool Cat Cafe

The entire Brooks community is invited to the 10th Annual Cool Cat Cafe on Tuesday, April 17th from 6:00-7:30 PM in the Brooks MPR. Come enjoy baked goods and a night of entertainment as Cool Cat Authors read from their published books and musicians share with us their talents. This is a night not to be missed! Be on the look-out for the performer line-up which will be in Tuesday’s Tiger Beat.

We are still in need of refreshments for this special event. If you are able to donate, please sign-up at the following link:

Author Visit
We are excited to share we will have author and game designer Russell Ginns visiting Brooks on Thursday, April 19th. While here at Brooks, he will be presenting to all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students about his career and his new book, Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans.
To guarantee a personalized copy of his book, please return the attached order form with payment (cash or check payable to Brooks Elementary) by Thursday, April 19th. If you miss that date, there will be a limited supply of signed books available for purchase through May 2nd.

Thank you!
Sarah Cooley
LMC Director

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

Tuesdays, 3:35 pm – 4:30 pm
May 1 (sign-up closes 4/30— 7pm)
May 8 (sign-up closes 5/7— 7pm)
May 15 (sign-up closes 5/14— 7pm)
May 22 (sign-up closes 5/21— 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 sessions at once or as you go!
To sign up for Run Club go to:

From the Health Office
A reminder that all students in K and 2nd grade should submit proof of being examined by a licensed Dentist before May 15th of the current school year in accordance with IPSD 204 policy. You may find a copy of this form on the District Website or at the following link If you have never submitted a Dental Exam for your child, it would also be appreciated if you could forward this to me after your next Dental appointment.

Also a reminder for Current 5th Graders - your child will need a new Physical on file and proof of Immunization against Meningococcal disease for entry into 6th Grade​— (before October 15th of this year). Additionally, if your child is attending a Dental appointment over the Summer, please take the School Dental form with you, as this is required in 6th Grade also.

On the Radar/Reminders

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!

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!!

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

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