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  • Writer's pictureSarah Schoolcraft

Brookside Blast 6/2/23

And just like that, it's JUNE! This (short) week was full of excitement and celebration all around! Two very successful Arts Shows, Kindergarten Beach Day, Step-Up Day and smiles all around made for a HOT and HAPPY week!

We cannot believe how quickly this year has gone by. On Friday, your child had the opportunity to meet their new teacher and classmates as a part of our annual district-wide Step Up Day. Students visited their new classrooms and had the opportunity to play games and get to know their new teachers and classmates. Prior to today, our staff spent a considerable amount of time looking at students' individual needs and reviewing parent feedback in order to create classes that allow all students to thrive behaviorally, academically, and socially. Students' current teachers, our Arts team, our Intervention team, and our Special Education staff all played a role in making this endeavor successful for students. We believe that we have set each student up for success with their new classmates and teachers. Your child will come home with a letter that indicates who his or her teacher will be next year. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Just a reminder, as special events occur around the school this time of year, please abide by our visitor protocol. Outlined on page 5 of our Student & Family Handbook, the visitor protocol includes:

  • During school hours students and staff should enter the building through the Main Entrance doors (front or back).

  • All visitors will report to the main office, verify their purpose, sign in and obtain a guest pass. The pass must be worn at all times while in the building. Upon completion of the visit, they must return to the main office and sign out.

  • The main office personnel will arrange for an escort if needed.

We need to know who is in the building at all times. Thank you for helping us ensure safety and security for all students and staff!

Thank you to the entire arts team for a fantastic display and event this past week!

Pancake Surprise!

Second graders in Mr. Thurston's class were treated to a June surprise with pancakes and watermelon on Friday Morning!

From Mrs. Daigle

PLEASE help your children get all their library books back to the library so we can complete inventory and prepare for summer lending! There are currently 1,200 books still in circulation. Thank you in advance!

From Mrs. Baitz

June 5-9 will be biking in PE. Students may bring their own helmets and/or bikes to use during PE. Please leave bikes by the chicken coop in the morning and pick them up after school (putting your child's name on the bike is very helpful:).

Walk and Bike to School: Wednesday, June 7th. Meet at Rusty Parker Park at 7:15am for a light breakfast, then walk or bike/scooter to Brookside Primary School at 7:30am. Families are encouraged to attend and to walk or bike/scooter together. All students biking and scootering must wear a helmet to ride.


COMMUNITY POSTINGS Please note that the opportunities/events listed below are not specifically endorsed or screened by school staff. As always, families should use their own standards and review processes to determine appropriate activities.

Interested in running the Green Mountain Mile at the Not Quite Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, June 24, 2023?

The one-mile course starts on the access road to the Ice Center in Waterbury. The race will merge onto VT Route 100 north and continue on Main Street ending at the Reservoir Restaurant. The course is flat.

Please pre-register with the application linked below:

2023 Green Mountain Mile Application
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