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Principal Update September 15, 2019

Reported by on 9/15/19

Principal's Update
DATE September 15, 2019
• Did you hear the news??? All of our students have been working hard at following our Core Values of Being Respectful, Being Responsible and Being Safe so they were awarded a tasty Popsicle on Friday!!! We are very proud of all of our students!

• On Friday, September 20th, we will have all of our Kindergarten and new-to-Brookdale students paint a rock for our unique Rock Path. They will work with staff in the afternoon as they paint their rock. We are excited to continue making our path a true work of art!

We are looking for your feedback. This year, we initiated a different Curriculum Night setup and established a stronger arrival and dismissal procedure for our Car Rider Lane. Click on this link to complete this brief survey to share your feedback so we can improve our procedure for both initiatives.

• PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE share the car rider lane expectations with whoever picks up your child(ren) from school. We continue to have one to three cars parked in the middle of the lane each afternoon who are NOT Brookdale parents but grandparents or caregivers. We appreciate your assistance.

• Please remember, the parking lot is restricted to only buses, day care vans and carpools during the times of 8:40am to 9:15am and 3:15pm to 3:45pm. We appreciate everyone following this expectation.

• The first bell each morning rings at 8:50am (9:00am on Wednesday). This bell is when students can enter the building, The second bell rings at 9:05am (9:15am on Wednesday). Students need to be in their classrooms at this bell— otherwise, they are marked tardy. Please plan your mornings accordingly.

• 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, September 16
• Typical day for Brookdale

Tuesday, September 17
• Typical day for Brookdale

Wednesday, September 18
• Late Start - First bell rings at 9:00am with tardy bell ringing at 9:15am
• PTA General Meeting - 7:00pm
• PTA After-the-Meeting Gathering - 8:00pm or immediately after the PTA meeting

Thursday, September 19
• Chorus Practice - 7:50am to 8:50am
• PTA Fun Run Kick-off Assembly - during the school day
• PTA Fun Run Kick-off Family Dinner Night at Red Robin -

Friday, September 20
• Fifth Grade Tech Club - 8:00am to 8:50am
• Men of Brookdale - during recess and lunch
• Rock Path Creation with Kindergarten and New-to-Brookdale students - PM
• Girl's Running Club - 3:40pm to 4:30pm

• Sept 23 – Bus Evacuation Drill – 9:30-11am
• Oct 3 – PTA Fun Run - all day
• Oct 11 - PTA Donut with Dads - 8:00am to 8:50am
• Oct 14 - NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day
• Oct 16 - Family Reading Night (an event for all Brookdale students and families)- 6:30pm to 8:00pm
• Oct 18 - End of First Quarter
• Oct 22 - Picture Retake Day
• Oct 25 - Report Cards posted to Home Access Center (HAC) - 4:00pm
• Oct 31 - PTA Fall Party - 2:30pm to 3:20pm

Mary Howicz
Brookdale Principal

Car Rider Notice ( pdf)

Brookdale Car Rider Map ( pdf)

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