Brookdale Elementary School

Indian Prairie School District 204

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Principal Update February 5, 2018

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We appreciate all of the parents who have completed the Illinois5Essentials survey. Overall, we had over 36% of our Brookdale parents take the survey. We really appreciate your feedback!

Here is what is happening at Brookdale:

We invite you to consider representing our school as part of Team IPEF in 2018. Click the following link to see who's already signed up to run for us!
It’s about more than just running. Team IPEF offers a unique opportunity to run for a cause and make a difference for your school. Last year 335 runner raised more than $178,000 to help enrich education in all District 204 schools.
Runners commit to raise a minimum of $204 for 204 as they train and complete the Naperville Half Marathon or 5K on Sunday, October 21, 2018. All charity runners receive a discount off race registration and get to choose a District 204 school they would like to represent. Visit to learn more or sign-up.

The talent show is March 9! Any interested students in grades 3-5 are welcome to audition on February 20th after school. If your child is interested in auditioning, please click on the link below and fill out the information by FEBRUARY 15th:
More details about auditions will be forthcoming to students who sign up. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Rust or Ms. Iwinski (,

Please remember to call the attendance line (operates 24/7) to leave a message regarding your child’s attendance. The attendance line # is: 630-428-6810. OR, if you email your child’s teacher regarding the absence, please include and (our office staff). If your child is not at school and we do not receive a call or not about the reason, it is marked as Unexcused.

The Pre-Registration Form for Kindergarten students for 18-19 school year is going to be available mid-February. Please mark your calendar for the Kindergarten Parent Preview Night for Monday, March 12that 7:00pm. Feel free to share with neighbors or friends with an incoming Kindergarten student.

Brookdale Elementary is again participating in the Young Author's Program this school year. This program is for students in second grade through fifth grade. There are very strict guidelines in what needs to be handed in, which is outlined in the attached paperwork. If your child chooses to participate, please make sure to read the entire packet in order to following the guideline requirements. We are hoping to have a lot of student participation this year! The stories (following the guidelines) are due to classroom teachers by Monday, February 12, 2018.

Did you know we have a personal Twitter hashtag - #BrookdalePride? Are you following Brookdale School on Twitter @BrookdaleBobcat? You can follow us to see all the fun and cool things going on at Brookdale Elementary!


Monday, February 5th
• Fifth Grade Gym Club - 8:00am to 8:50am
• Whiz Kid Coding Club - 3:40pm to 4:30pm

Tuesday, February 6th
• General PTA Meeting - 7:00pm

Wednesday, February 7th
• Late start - first bell rings at 9:00am with Tardy Bell rings at 9:15am
• PTA Enrichment Classes for Wednesday - 3:40pm to 4:30pm

Thursday, February 8th
• Chorus Practice - 7:50am to 8:50am
• PTA Enrichment Classes for Thursday - 3:40pm to 4:30pm

Friday, February 9th
• Second Grade Book Club - 8:15am to 8:50am
• Third Grade "Learn Not to Burn" - During school day
• PTA Basketball Night - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

• Monday, February 12, 2018 - Young Author stories due
• Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - The Greatest Show auditions - 3:40pm to 6:00pm
• Thursday, March 1, 2018 - NO SCHOOL - Parent/Teacher Conference (by appointment or need only)
• Friday, March 2, 2018 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Institute Day
• Monday, March 12, 2018 - Kindergarten Parent Preview Night - 7:00pm

Mary Howicz
Brookdale Principal


Young Author's 2018 Guidelines (docx)


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Principal: Mary Howicz

1200 Redfield Road (map)
Naperville, IL‎ 60563

Phone: 630.428.6800
Attendance: 630.428.6810
Fax: 630.428.6801

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