TK-2nd Grade 
Welcome to Brookside Elementary School!

November, 2016

Dear Families of Brookside Students,

October was a busy month at Brookside! Thanks to our volunteer parents who helped at Picture Days. You should all have received our child’s pictures by now.      Thank you, PTO, for your generous support during your first Book Give Away. PTO let each student pick out a new book for free! Thanks to those of you who participated with us in International Walk to School Day, Spooky Story Night, Color Run, and on October 31st, our Halloween Parade! Thanks for being an important member of your child’s school community!

 Brookside staff, along with the Blosser staff, attended a training from the Mendocino County Office of Education on Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) in order to provide the most appropriate academic and behavioral instruction, interventions, and supports for all of our students.

 Over the next month, we will be creating our Brookside team to investigate whether this system would be beneficial for our terrific students. It would be helpful to have a parent/family member join our Brookside team. If you are interested in participating in some of our MTSS meetings, and sharing your perspectives, please contact me at

 “Got Box Tops?” Please help us collect Box Tops for Education! Our school uses these funds for important extras for students, and every Box Top helps! Box Tops can be turned in to the classroom teacher, or to the office.

 Your children are forming many ideas and habits about school that will stay with them throughout their educational career. Please help them learn to be at school on time and to stay until dismissal. School begins promptly at 8:25 and ends at 2:40. Learning starts right away and goes until the last minute. We aim to maximize learning, and minimize disruptions in class. Please help!

Please join us as we meet with teams from Blosser, Baechtel Grove, and Willits High School for our Annual Title One Parent Meeting and School Site Council Meeting on Thursday, November 3rd at 3:30, at Willits High School. The Title One meeting will be led by our new superintendent, Mark Westerburg, then we will break into individual Site Council meetings.

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

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

  • Scholastic Book Fair will be held at Brookside November 28th-December 2nd. Brookside Elementary School will be holding the Scholastic Book Fair November 28th-December 2nd. 
    Posted by Amanda Maciel
  • Crazy Clothes Day will be on Friday, November 18th. Friday, November 18th is CRAZY CLOTHES DAY!! Wear your CRAZIEST outfit and show your school spirit!!
    Posted by Amanda Maciel
  • Willits Community Services and Food Bank Fall Canned Food Drive November 1st-18th. Willits Community Services and Food Bank Invites you to participate in: Fall 2016 ALL-SCHOOLS CANNED FOOD DRIVE November 1st-18th, 2016Your help will assist us in providing emergency ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2016, 10:44 AM by Amanda Maciel
  • The NED Show Assembly for Brookside Students and Faculty, Wednesday, November 2nd. The NED Show is a character education program that centers around three important messages that have life long relevance:Never give upEncourage othersDo your bestDuring the assembly ...
    Posted Oct 17, 2016, 12:01 PM by Amanda Maciel
  • Picture Retake Day will be Thursday, October 27th. Picture Retake Day will be Thursday, October 27!
    Posted Oct 6, 2016, 8:18 AM by Amanda Maciel
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Picture Retake Day will be 
Thursday, October 27th! 
If you are going to have retakes done, please bring your original picture packet with you on retake day.

Saturday, October 29th
WHS Track
Check-in starts at 8:00A.M.
Run Starts at 11:00A.M.