Welcome to Br
ookside Elementary School!

September 1, 2017

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 to let us know if you’d like to volunteer. You will need to get a form from the District Office, and get fingerprinted. We can help you with fingerprinting information and costs. Contact our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) President, Jenny Nelson, for information about reimbursement for the fingerprinting fees- and about joining our growing PTO. We need your help! Jenny’s email address is dragginfeet@hotmail.com. Contact Rachelle Summers at our District Office for help in getting fingerprinted. Her phone number is 459-5314 x1100.


BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Our PTO recognizes the challenge of getting kids to school on time, every day, and wants to reward those who do this! They are providing a gift certificate for a local business (restaurant or store, $25-$50) that they will award in a drawing each month to the parent or guardian of one student who is in attendance every day that month and who arrives on time each day that month. Each month the PTO will start fresh so you have a new opportunity to win monthly. Developing this family habit now will help your children throughout their school years.

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. 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/wp-content/uploads/Attendance_ESP1PG_English_062614.pdf)

Mark Your Calendar!

9/4 No School, Labor Day  9/7 Site Council Meeting 3:30  9/11 TK and K students begin riding busses home from school  9/13 PTO Meeting, 3:30 at Brookside- Please come!  9/21 Back to School Night  

10/5 Family Game Night and Book Exchange 10/12 & 13 Book Give Away 1 (PTO)  10/14 Color Run (PTO) 10/26 Spooky Story Night (PTO)  10/31 Halloween Parade 11/1 No School  11/3 Movie Night (PTO)  11/3-11/9 Parent Conferences, Minimum Days  11/9 End of 1st Trimester  11/15 PTO Meeting, 3:30 12/1 & 2 Book Give Away 2 (PTO)  12/7-12/8 and 12/14-12/15 PTO Penguin Patch (Gift Store)  12/15 Winter Program, 10:15

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 at 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.

Recent Announcements

  • Life Touch Picture Day, September 27th-28th. Picture Day Is Coming!Life Touch Picture Day will be coming to Brookside Elementary School on September 27th and 28th.Preschool, TK and Kinder pictures will be taken on Wednesday ...
    Posted Sep 13, 2017, 10:23 AM by Amanda Maciel
  • National Walk to School Day, Wednesday, October 4th. Join us in participating in Walk To School Day  Wednesday, October 4th.
    Posted Sep 11, 2017, 10:02 AM by Amanda Maciel
  • P.T.O. Book Giveaway October 12-13th. The Brookside P.T.O. will be giving EVERY student at Brookside a FREE book on Thursday, October 12th-Friday, October 13th.Be on the look out for that new ...
    Posted Aug 23, 2017, 1:25 PM by Amanda Maciel
  • Color Run P.T.O. Fundraiser Saturday, October 14th!! The Brookside and Blosser P.T.O. will be hosting their annual Color Run fundraiser on Saturday, October 14th. Be on the look out for more information coming your way
    Posted Aug 23, 2017, 1:18 PM by Amanda Maciel
  • Family Game Night and Book Exchange Sponsored by the P.T.O. Oct 5th The Brookside P.T.O. will be hosting a Family Game Night and Book Exchange in the Brookside Cafeteria on Thursday, October 5th. Stay tuned for more details to come
    Posted Aug 23, 2017, 1:14 PM by Amanda Maciel
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Life Touch Picture Day 
Preschool,TK & Kinder- Wednesday, September 27th.
1st and 2nd Grade- Thursday, September 28th.

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.