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Principal's Message 5/20/18

Reported by on 5/20/18

Dear Brooks Families,

An incredible THANK YOU goes to Mrs. Erin Sells and the dozens of volunteers who made the Family Fun Fair a huge success! An event like this takes countless hours and many sleepless nights to organize! This event represents the true meaning of “community” representing our students, families, teachers and Metea Valley High School volunteers. Much appreciation goes to everyone involved in providing this event for our students!

A SHOUT OUT goes to Miss Caitlin Paul, Music Teacher and Mrs. Kate Bushman, Art Teacher for supporting our students who represented us well at Saturday’s Fine Arts Festival. The chorus sounded beautiful and the student artwork displayed was incredible. Daily, I’m reminded how talented our students are!

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PTA Mtg - May 23
Please join us for the last PTA meeting of the year on Wednesday, May 23 at 7:00. Planning for next year will already be underway!

School Store - Change of Days
TUESDAY - KJ, KK,1M,2H,2J,3D,3G,4W,4K,5A,5G
WEDNESDAY - KSO,1P,1R,2O,2S,3P,4M,4P,5H,5S

Registration Packets Past Due

In order to plan staffing for the 2018-2019 school year, we need to know how many students are returning to Brooks. Returning students need to submit Online Registration before returning paperwork to the office. Also, Student ID numbers should be written on the Fee Statement. Student ID numbers can be found in HAC in the School Links tab under Additional Student Information. Families moving to Young should follow the Young walk in registration schedule as posted on their website If you have any questions, please call the Brooks office at 630-375-3200.

Remaining Items Pick Up
If your family is starting summer vacation early and your child leaves any items behind, please make arrangements to pick up these possessions no later than Friday, June 8 (ex. Yearbooks which are not distributed until the last week of school, final projects, school supplies, etc.) Any remaining items will be discarded.

Run Club Sponsored by Mrs. Ose and Team Brooks!

Tuesdays, 3:35 pm – 4:30 pm
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:

On the Radar/Reminders

One Week Building Closure in June
During the summer, the district will be working on our 4th phase of classroom air conditioning. This phase will require power to be shut off to our building during the week of June 18-22. Therefore, the office staff will be working out of Granger Middle School during that week. We encourage you to handle any school business outside of that week, but if you need to reach us, please email or come to Granger. More information to come.

Team IPEF Kids Marathon
Want a great way to encourage healthy choices with your children this summer? Register them to participate as a charity hero with Team IPEF in the Naperville Kids Marathon. Students ages 5-13 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 Team IPEF shirt, race shirt, and finisher medal. Cost is $44 and includes race registration and a $26 tax deductible donation. Register at

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!

May 23 - PTA Mtg. 7:00 pm
May 28 - No School, Memorial Day
May 31 - Field Day
June 1 - Last day of student attendance
June 5 - Report Cards posted in Home Access (after Noon)

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