Hello Brookside Families!
It was another great week at Brookside! Working with your children each day is a gift that is hard to put into words. We have a few important bits of information for you this week:)
You will be hearing from your child's teacher (if you have not already) about family conferences. You and your child will be invited to meet with your child's teacher prior to Thanksgiving to hear about the amazing things your child or children are doing at school and to discuss goals for the year.
As you may know, Brookside is a PBIS school! PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports. This means that we teach students to follow our school codes: Be Safe, Be Responsible, and Be Respectful. When they do, teachers and staff positively recognize students. Each classroom has a fish bowl. Teachers give students "fish" and "gems" for following the school codes. When a classroom fills the bowl, the entire class gets a reward. Examples have included costume day, pajama day, extra recess, movie day or bring a stuffie to school. The classroom fishbowls are then dumped into a giant fish tank outside of the main office. When the fish tank is full, our entire school gets a reward!! Our students have done a great job this year and have earned their first all school reward:) On Monday, November 1st, students have earned a PJ/costume/movie day. This means that students may choose to wear their pajamas or a costume to school on Monday. Teachers will also be showing a movie at some point during the day.
If your student chooses to wear a costume, please remember the following:
No blood and gore or anything really scary
No costume accessories/props
No full face-covering masks
No costumes that reinforce negative stereotypes about a specific culture or minority group
Please refrain from ethnic dress unless it represents your own culture
Students may choose to dress like their favorite movie, fairy tale, or book character, support their favorite sports team, or wear their uniform from an extra-curricular activity they are involved in. We are excited to celebrate the hard work of our kiddos!
Holiday Giving Tree
Several area organizations are interested in sponsoring children and/or families during the upcoming holiday season. They have enlisted our help to make contact with interested families who have children and who would like to receive assistance. Paper forms have been sent home with students. These forms should be returned to the school no later than November 12th. If you have not completed a paper form. You may also choose to complete an online form to record your responses.