Welcome to Br
ookside Elementary School!

October, 2017

Dear Families of Brookside Students,

During emergencies like we have had this month, it is good to be part of a tightknit community like Willits. All of us at Brookside hope that if you were displaced by the fires you and your family have been able to return safely to your home. If you have not, please let your child’s teacher know as soon as possible; we would like to help. Also, for support for those affected, please contact the Mendocino Community Foundation at http://www.communityfound.org.

Parking Lot: An important safety reminder about our busy parking lot… When the buses arrive after school, the lot is “closed” to car traffic until buses leave. Please park and walk into the school to ensure that you are here by 2:40 to pick up your child on time (Tuesdays at 1:20). Teachers appreciate this as it gives them more time to prepare for the next day. Thank you!

Great Earthquake Shake Out Date: October 19, 2017 10:19 AM

Our school is joining many, many other schools, including all those in our district, to practice what to do in an earthquake.


Science Fair Information

Many Brookside teachers are planning for another exciting year of student-designed research and experiments!  More information will follow.

Here are the dates for the 2017-2018 Science Fair Season:

·  Willits Science Fair:  February 6-8, 2018 at the Willits Community Center

·  Mendocino County Science Fair:  tentatively scheduled for March 17, 2018 at Mendocino College in Ukiah

·  California State Science Fair:  April 23-24, 2018 at the California Science Center in Los Angeles


PTO Updates: Huge congratulations to our winning families for PERFECT ATTENDANCE for August and September! The family of Jeremy Daniels (Room 12) won a gift certificate to Pizza to Go for perfect attendance in August. The Family of Mason Crossley won a gift certificate to JD Redhouse for perfect attendance in September! Thank you, PTO for your exciting give away!  

Thank you for attending Family Game Night on October 5. We had a HUGE turnout and our kids had so much fun! If you were not able to attend there is another one coming again on Thursday, March 12th! Is your student bringing home a Reading Log? Besides being an important part of homework, reading log information is counted all year and culminates in the winning class at each grade-level going on a fun PTO sponsored day trip to the KOA! Please help your child count his or her pages nightly and record them in the log (or on any paper). Reading with your child is one of the most important things you can do for his or her education. PTO Book Give Away Dates: October 19-20, 2017 (Formerly October 12-13, 2017) Spirit Day on Fridays-Update! Our Brookside PTO is bringing back Spirit Day on Fridays! We are encouraging students to wear school colors- green and gold! PTO will keep a tally all month long and at the end of the month the class with the most spirit from each grade will win a fun prize!

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

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.

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