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Principal Update May 26, 2019

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Principal's Update
DATE May 26, 2019


• We hope everyone is enjoying this long weekend with family and friends and some sunshine (in between the showers)!!

• Please know that all Chromebooks and their chargers will be collected on May 30th or 31st by the LMC. We will be labeling each Chromebook with the student's name so they receive the same CB next year. If your child is moving to middle school, they will receive a brand-new Chromebook there. All returning 3rd through 5th grade students will receive their CBs back on the first day of school. We will hold a distribution day/night on Monday, August 12 for all 2019-20 Second Graders and new students in grades 3rd-5th.

• Per District protocol, all medication and supplies kept in the health office must be pick up on the last day of school, Thursday, June 6th. Anything remaining at school not picked up by Friday, June 7th will be disposed of. If your child/ren will be keeping medication in the health office during the 2019-2020 school year, new physician orders will be required. Please contact Nurse Lynn should you have any questions/concerns.

• Registration is now open for students to represent our school as a charity hero with Team IPEF in the Naperville Kids Marathon next fall. Students must be between the ages of 5-13 on race day, and commit to running/walking 25 miles (one mile at a time) between now and October 18 and track their miles. On Saturday, October 19, they run/walk the final 1.2 miles at Neuqua Valley High School and will enjoy a wonderful celebration of accomplishment. All participants receive a shirt and finisher medal. Register at this link and select our school for your student to represent. The school with the most kids running will win $1000! As of Thursday, May 23rd - Brookdale has ONE runner signed up. See attached mileage log.

• This is the last week for students and families to bring in any loose change and place in one of six jugs to vote on which staff member will dye their hair the last week of school. The staff who are in the running are Mrs. Brooks (blue hair), Mr. Rust (blue hair), Mrs. Fustenau (purple hair), Mr. Schumann (green hair), Mrs. Supel (purple hair) and Mrs. Howicz (pink hair). The staff member with the most money in their jug on May 31st will dye their hair for the last week of school! And Mr. Tabisz agreed to dye his hair if we raise a total of $250!!! If you would like to donate outside of this contest, please use this link. We are very excited about seeing who the students want to see with colored hair!!!

• Have you begun registration for your child(ren)? At this time, we have The first and simplest step is to complete your online registration information through Home Access Center. Feel free to send in your paperwork (health card, fee statement, and arrival/departure form) after completing online registration to the office with your child. If you need to send in proofs of residency, we ask you visit the office or send documents via email to Mrs. Minch or Mrs Fiala. Please call us with any questions.

• After completing your on-line registration, you will receive an email saying your submission is accepted, pending or denied. If your submission is pending or denied, you will need to go back into Home Access Center and fix the errors or missing information as indicated in the email. Your child is not considered fully registered until you receive an accepted email from the district. We appreciate families to watch for this email and follow the directions as indicated, if necessary.

• Please feel free to use the attached Parent Input Form to share input on what type of teacher or environment your child requires to learn best. Please know that any form that is returned with a request for a specific teacher will be denied and returned. As we make classroom lists for next school year, we will refer to these input forms and do our best to meet the needs as suggested. Please know that no form will be accepted after May 31, 2019 as the class lists are already being formed by that time.

• 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, May 27, 2019
• NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
• Fourth Grade Career Day - During the school day

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
• Late Start Day - First bell rings at 9:00am— Tardy bell rings at 9:15am
• Fourth Grade Career Day - During the school day
• Field Day for all students - 9:20am to 11:00am

>>>>>>>>> 5th - Blue class shirts
>>>>>>>>> 4th - Green
>>>>>>>>> 3rd - Orange
>>>>>>>>> 2nd - Yellow
>>>>>>>>> 1st - Red
>>>>>>>>> Knd - Jersey Day

• PTA General Meeting - 2:00pm
• Volunteer Appreciation Celebration - 2:30pm

Thursday, May 30, 2019
• Rain Date for Field Day - 9:20am to 11:00am
• Fifth Grade Project Arrow Capstone Presentations - During the school day

Friday, May 31, 2019
• Fourth Grade Career Day - During the school day
• Third Grade "Living Museum" - during the school day

• Monday, June 3, 2019 - Team IPEF Chipotle Night Fundaiser - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
• Thursday, June 6, 2019 - Fifth Grade Social - 10:00am to 3:00pm
• Thursday, June 6, 2019 - Last day of school for students (this is a full day of school)

Mary Howicz
Brookdale Principal

Parent Form For Class Placement ( pdf)

Kids Marathon 2019 Mileage Tracker ( pdf)

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