TK-2nd Grade 
Welcome to Br
ookside Elementary School!

December 2, 2016

Dear Families of Brookside Students,

Online Report Cards through Parent Portal

Where has the time gone? We are almost to 2017! Our first trimester has ended and all of you should have access to your child’s report card on the Parent Portal. The Parent Portal will keep the past report cards so it’s a convenient way to look at your student’s growth as the year progresses.


You are always welcome to come to school and observe your child in the classroom, and we would love it if you could volunteer. Please contact your child’s teacher and let us know if you’d like to volunteer. You will need to get a form from the District Office, and get fingerprinted at the Sheriff’s Station in Ukiah. Contact our PTO President, Chrystina, for information about fee reimbursement.

We are in need of members for our School Site Council. Our Site Council helps formulate the goals our school takes to increase student achievement, and helps to develop and monitor plans to increase performance. Our January meeting is January 5th. The meetings begin at 3:30 in Room 10. Please join us!


We know that beginning in kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school. Missing 10 percent (or about 18 days) can make it harder to learn to read. Students can still fall behind if they miss just a day or two days every few weeks.

Just as important, being late to school may lead to poor attendance. Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up. Please ensure that your child is on time, ready to learn. We expect students at all grade-levels to be in class at 8:25, and to stay until dismissal at 2:40 (1:20 on Tuesdays). We are concerned about our students who habitually come late or leave early. Family members, at this age, play the biggest- most important role in attendance and promptness. Help Your Child Succeed in School By Insisting on Appropriate Attendance and Promptness!  (

12/16-12/18 Brookside Elementary is participating in the Willits Holiday Lights Winter Wonderland in the Garden at Howard Hospital. Many classes will be displaying lighted decorations. Stop by and see our creations as well as entries from around our community! If you have lights to donate, please drop them at the office. Thank you!

No school December 17-January 2, School resumes Tuesday, January 3rd  ~Enjoy your family! Important Note: Tuesday, December 13 is NOT A MINIMUM DAY, but Friday, DECEMBER 16 IS A MINIMUM DAY!

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your child’s life. We will do our best. Please contact me with any questions, at (707) 459-5385 or

Most sincerely, Kathleen Crossman, Principal

Daily Schedule 
M, W, Th, F
8:25 A.M. -2:40 P.M.
Tuesdays (minimum day)
8:25 A.M. -1:20 P. M.

Attendance Matters!
Attendance = Success!
Excusing absences is easier than ever. 
Write Us
Send a note with you child
Call Us!
707-459-5385 ext. 1402
or 707-456-4916
Email Us!

Remember to include:
Your Child's Name, 
Teacher, The Day (s) of 
the Absences (s), 
The Reason for the Absence (s), 
and Your Name.

All absences must be reported within
3 school days of returning to school. 
After that, the absence will be 
unexcused and cannot be changed. 
Thank you!!

Recent Announcements

  • 2nd Grade Winter Program will be Friday, December 16th at 10:15. Parents are welcome to attend the 2nd grade Winter Program on Friday, December 16th beginning at 10:15 A.M. 
    Posted by Amanda Maciel
  • Penguin Patch Kid's Holiday Shop at Brookside School December 14th - 16th! What is a Holiday Shop?A Holiday Shop allows students to shop for their family during school hours.  At a Penguin Patch® Holiday Shop, students can easily purchase five or ...
    Posted Nov 28, 2016, 2:21 PM by Amanda Maciel
  • The Next Site Council Meeting will be January 5th!!! The Brookside Site Council will meet again on Thursday, January 5th! 
    Posted by Amanda Maciel
  • Winter Break will be Monday, December 19th - Monday, January 2nd. School will resume Tuesday, January 3rd. Winter Break will begin on Monday, December 19th- Monday, January 2nd. School Will Resume on Tuesday, January 3rd. 
    Posted by Amanda Maciel
  • Get involved with the PTO!!! Next P.T.O. Meeting Wednesday, December 14th3:30-4:30 P.M.Room 6The Brookside PTO is a wonderful group of parents and teachers that are dedicated ...
    Posted by Amanda Maciel
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Second Grade Holiday Performance will be on 
Friday, December 16th at 10:15 A. M. in the Brookside Cafeteria. 
Parents and family are welcome! 
Winter Break Starts on Monday, December 19th and continues through Monday, January 2nd. School will resume on Tuesday January 3rd.