Welcome to Brookside Elementary School!
Dear Families of Brookside Students,
We are off to a great start at Brookside Elementary! Students are getting to know the teachers, learning the classroom and school routines, and getting settled in for a fabulous year of learning and fun.
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.
September is National Attendance Awareness Month! Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college, and at work.
DID YOU KNOW?
• Starting 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. • 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. Help Your Child Succeed in School: Build the Habit of Good Attendance Early.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
• Set a regular bed time and morning routine. • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before • Don’t let your child stay home unless she is truly sick. Keep in mind complaints of a stomach ache or headache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home. • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make her feel comfortable and excited about learning. • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent. • Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session. (http://awareness.attendanceworks.org/wpcontent/uploads/Attendance_ESP1PG_English_062614.pdf)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kathleen Crossman, Principal
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8:25 A.M. -2:40 P.M.
Tuesdays (minimum day)
8:25 A.M. -1:20 P. M.
September 22, 2016
Schedule of Events
Preschool 5:00 P.M.
Kindergarten 5:30 P.M.
First Grade 6:00 P.M.
Second Grade 6:30 P.M.
Principal's Welcome will be in the held in the Cafeteria at
5:00 P. M. and again at 6:00 P.M.
Wed. 9/28 - TK & Kinder
Thur. 9/29 - 1st and 2nd Grades
Join us in walking or biking to school!