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! (http://awareness.attendanceworks.org/wp-content/uploads/Attendance_ESP1PG_English_062614.pdf)
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!
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.
Most sincerely, 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.
Attendance = Success!
Excusing absences is easier than ever.
Send a note with you child
707-459-5385 ext. 1402
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.
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.