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Principal Update December 16, 2018

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Principal's Update
DATE December 16, 2018


• Parents, students and teachers across Illinois will once again have an opportunity to participate in the annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school as it relates to the important elements of school effectiveness. On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by the University of Chicago. All survey responses will be kept confidential. The state will provide survey results for individual schools only if a school has t least 20 percent of parents take the survey. As of Friday, we have 25% of our parents (129 total) who have completed the survey. I would LOVE to get to 50% of our parents - that would be 253 parents!!! If you have children attending more than one school, we ask that you complete the survey for each school.

To take this short survey:

1. Visit this link
2. Type and select “DuPage” as "County." (The county is the location of the school district's main office.)
3. Type your school's name into the "School" field and select your school.
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey identifies five indicators that can lead to important student outcomes, including test score gains. Research has shown that schools strong on these indicators are ten times more likely to improve student learning. The five indicators that effect school success are effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environments, and ambitious instruction. Parents will have until January to participate in the survey.
• Follow Brookdale School on Twitter @BrookdaleBobcat. We use #Brookdalepride to show all the fun and cool things going on at Brookdale Elementary and the community!

Monday, December 17, 2018
• Chorus Practice - 7:50am to 8:50am
• Second Grade Book Club - 8:15am to 8:50am

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
• Band & Orchestra Prelude for Fifth Grade Students (small group exploration) - during the school day

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
• Late Start Day - First bell rings at 9:00am— Tardy bell rings at 9:15am
• Band & Orchestra Prelude for Fifth Grade Students (small group exploration) - during the school day
• Chess Club in the LMC - 3:40pm to 4:30pm

Thursday, December 20, 2018
• Fifth Grade's Field Trip to Hill MS

Friday, December 14, 2018
• Fifth Grade Tech Club - 8:00am to 8:50am
• Men of Brookdale - during recess/lunch
• PTA Winter Party - 2:30pm to 3:20pm
• End of Second Quarter

• Monday, December 24 through Friday, January 4, 2019 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
• Monday, January 7, 2019 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Institute Day
• Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - Students Return to School after Winter Break
• Friday, January 11, 2019 - Report Cards Open in Home Access Center - 4:00pm
• Monday, January 21, 2019 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr Birthday
• Thursday, January 31, 2019 - Fifth Grade Group Picture and Club Pictures - 9:00am to 11:30am
• Wednesay, February 6, 2019 - Open House (for all families and students) - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
• Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - Brainiacs Displays (throughout the week)
• Friday, February 22, 2019 - PTA STEM Night - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Mary Howicz
Brookdale Principal

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