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ookside Elementary School!

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 March 11, 2018 Monthly Newsletter

Dear Brookside Families:

Happy Spring! March 20th marks the first day of spring.

Kindergarten Registration is April 26-27 at Brookside- Spread the word!

The Parent Portal will be open for Kindergarten (new K students) enrollment in mid-March. Please spread the word to any families of incoming Kindergarten students so they enroll ASAP so we can best plan our Kindergarten staffing.  If your child turns 5 years old by September 1st, 2018- he or she is eligible to start Kindergarten in the fall. If he or she turns 5 between September 2-December 2, 2018- he or she can begin Transitional Kindergarten (TK) in the fall. NOTE: TK will be a half day next year.

Big Winners!

Kindergartner Preston Maples, a student in Mrs. Carol Brinkerhoff's class, and his family were delighted to win a $50 gift card to Tango! Preston came to school every day and arrived on time during the month of February. In an attempt to raise awareness for the importance of good attendance and being on time, our PTO awards a gift certificate from a local business to a student with perfect attendance. Keep encouraging your child to be on time and at school each day (if not sick, of course!), and your family could be the next lucky winners! Thank you, PTO!


Our Friday Spirit Winners for the month of February are Room 1 for Kindergarten, Rooms 31 and 32 for Grade 1, and Room 5 for Grade 2. Way to go students in Mrs. Brinkerhoff’s, Miss Turner’s, Mrs. Hammond’s, and Miss Ostrowski’s classes! Each class won a gift card to Amazon. Thanks, again, PTO!



Family Members, please be sure your child’s Parent Portal is up to date; this is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. This is how we contact you in an emergency. Please go online to Brookside’s website (www.brks.willitsunified.com) and complete the steps to update your portal. You can update contact information under the ‘Student Info’ tab. You also see your child’s report cards through the Parent Portal. Report cards are viewed under the ‘Grades’ tab. If you do not know how to set up your Portal, please either call Heather or Erica in the office or drop in and they will walk you through it.

Staying Safe

Besides our monthly fire drills and our annual earthquake drill, we also conduct intruder drills. Our next intruder drill will be Friday, March 23rd, at 12:45. This will allow students at recess to participate in running and finding a safe place, while everyone practices hiding safely. The young ages of our students makes discussing and holding lockdown drills a bit more complicated than with students in upper grades. Here at Brookside, we use the language recommended by our school psychologist. We tell students that we are practicing what to do if somebody who does not belong on campus comes here.

Thank you for stopping in to get a visitor sticker when you come on-campus to visit. Heather would like to personally thank those of you who stop at the desk each and every time!

 As we all know, it’s the height of cold and flu season. If your child succumbs to a cold or the flu please use these guidelines: If your child is vomiting or has a fever, please keep him or her home. If your child is out sick with a fever, please ensure she/he is fever free for 24 hours before coming back to school. As much as we love having our students back at school, their health and safety and the health and safety of the rest of our students and staff is our top priority!

A final important safety note. Please do not drop your child off at school before 7:30. As a service to parents we open Room 22 and provide supervision beginning at 7:30. If you leave your child at school before 7:30 there will not be an adult to watch over him or her. Please do not risk your child’s safety by leaving him or her unattended. Thank you to those family members who wait in the parking lot until 7:30 with your children.Be sure to check in with an adult before leaving your child. 

Save the Dates:

March 8, 9, 22, 23, 29, 30 Raven’s Screenings (Screening is for the GATE/Extended Learning Program that starts in Grade 3. Only Grade 2 students are tested.)

March 12, 14, 15, 19, 21 Talent Show rehearsals

March 12 First Day of Third Trimester

March 14, 3:30, Room 7 PTO Meeting

March 15 Talent Show Rehearsals

March 22 Crazy Socks Day

March 22, 3:30 Site Council Meeting, Room 10

March 23, 5:30 Talent Show in the Multi-Purpose Room

March 23, 12:45 Lockdown Drill

March 26 – April 30 PTO Fundraiser Dime Drive

April 2-6 Spring Break – No school

April 13 Superhero Day

April 26-27 Kindergarten Registration, Library

On behalf of our Brookside Team, thank you for trusting us with your child’s education. 

Most sincerely,

Kathy Crossman, Principal





 March 16th
Make up Snow Day

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.

Recent Announcements

  • St. Patrick's Dress Up Day! Come to school in your finest GREEN and GOLD to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! March 15th, 2018 
    Posted Mar 14, 2018, 2:36 PM by Heather Miya
  • Dime Drive Brookside Elementary PTO Dime Drive!March 26th- April 30thPlease bring your dimes or spare change to your classroom teacher. Class room with the most money donated wins a prize
    Posted Mar 8, 2018, 2:32 PM by Heather Miya
  • Talent Show Please join us for a night of talent and fun at the Brookside Talent Show! March 23rd at 5:30 p.m.
    Posted Mar 8, 2018, 11:43 AM by Heather Miya
  • Rock Your Socks! Rock Your Socks Day! Wednesday, March 21, 2018Come to school in style! Wear your favorite crazy socks and show your support and school spirit! 
    Posted Mar 8, 2018, 11:20 AM by Heather Miya
  • No School March 16th No School Friday, March 16th due to make up Snow Day! Enjoy your day off. 
    Posted Mar 8, 2018, 11:00 AM by Heather Miya
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Report your students absence by calling 
707-459-5385 ext. 1400 or 1445. 
Please leave a message if it is before
 7:30 A.M. or after 4:00 P.M. 

PTO Meeting Agenda
 March 14, 2018  

3:30 PM Meeting called by Jenny Nelson- President 
3:30 Welcome-Jenny 
3:31 Principal’s Report-Kathleen
3:40 Pre-School Report-Trey 
3:45 Kindergarten Report-Kari 
3:50 First Grade Report-Michelle
3:55 Second Grade Report- Angela 
4:00 Treasurer’s Report-Mimi Crook 
4:05 Reading Incentive Discussion & Report- Alicia Harbour 
4:15 New Business A. Talent Show rehearsal is underway; Dress rehearsal March 22nd; Performance is March 23rd. Discuss the arrangement of the Preschool performance at evening event. Can food be sold/Spirit gear? Would second graders like to decorate? B. Dime Drive will be March 26th –April 30th C. Discuss moving Dr. Seuss night to May 10th D. Discuss creating Sprit Officer positions/increase Spirit Merchandise/ways to sell E. Teacher Appreciation Lunch will be Tues May 8th - Vote on caterer/ Taco Ramirez? F. Second Grade Bash –Vote on activity/Theatre trip? June 6th G. Discuss and determine protocol for small item spending H. Discuss Author Visit on the 27th; Vote on Hotel Payment I. Snacks for Cafeteria J. How to sell leftover Pizzas (15$ Pizza with Spirit Gear Purchase on Thursdays?) other ideas? Old Business A. Printer Ink was purchased B. Box Top Check 342.00 Meeting Adjourn at 5:00