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Principal Update September 29, 2019

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Principal's Update
DATE September 29, 2019
It's Fun Run Week!!!!


• With the new fall season, we are finding many of our students and staff are getting ill. While some of these illnesses are common and expected, there are others where we need to be more cautious. If your child is showing symptoms of a deep/barking cough, sore throat, fever over 100 degrees and/or has vomited, please keep them home from school (24-hours after a fever and/or vomiting has subsided without the use of fever-reducing and/or anti-nausea medication). You can use the attached document to remind you of when to send your child to school versus keeping him/her home.
Please remember to call the school's attendance line at any time to report your child’s absence, stating the reason for their absence at (630) 428-6800, press #3. Sharing his/her symptoms early with the health office allows us to monitor patterns of illness. Feel free to call and speak with Nurse Adams if you have questions about your child’s specific illness in relation to school attendance.

• The Indian Prairie Parents’ Council is once again hosting its annual winter coat drive to benefit District 204 students and families in need. This program gathers new and gently-used clean winter coats and accessories (including boots, snow pants, hats, scarves and mittens) that will be offered at no cost to families in need. Students and parents are encouraged to bring their donated items to their school by September 30. If you have questions about the coat drive, please contact IPPC 2nd VP, Teresa Crafton at Watch Explore 204 at to learn more about the impact of the coat drive.

• Please know, 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 @BrookdaleBobcat and Brookdale LMC @brookdalelmc on Twitter . We use #Brookdalepride to show all the fun and cool things going on at Brookdale Elementary and the community!


Monday, September 30
• Fun Run Spirit day - Wear your PJs to school
• Cognitive Ability Test (CogAT) testing for Second - during the school day (see attached letter for more information)

Tuesday, October 1
• Fun Run Spirit day - Wear your silly socks to school
• Field Trip for Fourth Grade to Danada - during the school day
• Cognitive Ability Test (CogAT) testing for Second - during the school day (see attached letter for more information)

Wednesday, October 2
• Late Start - First bell rings at 9:00am with tardy bell ringing at 9:15am
• Fun Run Spirit day - Wear your favorite sports team shirt to school
• Cognitive Ability Test (CogAT) testing for Second - during the school day (see attached letter for more information)
• Chess Club - 3:45pm to 4:30pm

Thursday, October 3
• Chorus Practice - 7:50am to 8:50am
• Fun Run Spirit day - Wear your grade level team color to school
• PTA Fun Run - all day

Friday, October 4
• Fun Run Spirit day - Wear your Brookdale spirt wear/colors to school
• Men of Brookdale - during lunch and recess
• Girl's Running Club - 3:40pm to 4:30pm

• 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

2020 CogAT7 Parent Notification Letter_2nd 5th ( pdf)

2020 CogAT7 Parent Notification Letter 2-5 SPANISH ( pdf)

When To Stay Home ( pdf)

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