Welcome to Br
ookside Elementary School!

December, 2017

Dear Families of Brookside Students,

Happy Holidays from Brookside! We have an exciting month planned including our traditional Second Grade Winter Sing and a play, ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas,’ by the Willits Community Theater! We are also having the annual Ned Show Positive Behavior/Anti-Bullying Assembly with the opportunity in the days following the assembly to purchase yoyos.

School Start Time Reminder: Remember that school begins promptly at 8:25. Students may be dropped off as early as 7:30 (walk your children to Room 22). At 7:45 students can be dropped off in the cafeteria. Once in a while, if you must drop off earlier than 7:30, call me in advance at 459-5385 and make arrangements to bring your child into the office. For safety sake, you cannot drop off before 7:30 without making prior arrangements.

Report Card Update: Your child’s report card will be available for you to access on the Parent Portal beginning December 7th. If you are unable to access the report card online we can send it home with your child or you can pick it up. Please complete a form in the office or classroom if you cannot access it online and want an alternate delivery method.

PTO Updates: Huge congratulations to our winning family for PERFECT ATTENDANCE during November! The family of Grady Cooley won a $50 gift certificate to The Goods Shop (rubber stamps) for perfect attendance in November. Thank you, PTO for your exciting monthly give away. Your family can win next month!


We are encouraging students to wear school colors - green and gold or spirit gear on Fridays, and join in Ugly Sweater Day on December 15th! At the end of the month the class with the most spirit from each grade wins a fun prize. In October, Rooms 1, 6, and 32 tied for Spirit Award and each class received a fun prize! On Friday, December 15th, students can earn Spirit Points by wearing green and gold OR by wearing an ugly sweater! Ugly sweaters can be seasonal, holiday themed, blingy, bright, crazy and/or fun! Families who don’t want to buy a new sweater have made fun sweaters by safely attaching safe objects or fabric to sweaters.

Upcoming Events- Please join us!

December 4

Ned Show Positive Behavior/Anti-Bullying Assembly (1:45-2:30); Parent Resources: http://www.thenedshow.com/parent_resources.html

December 7

Site Council Meeting (3:30, Room 10)

December 6-8

PTO Penguin Patch: Gift shopping opportunity for students

December 13th

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Play, by the Willits Community Theater (1:30-2:15, Brookside Cafeteria)

December 15th

Grade 2 Winter Sing, Holiday Program (10:15-11:15, Cafeteria)

Ugly Sweater Day/Spirit Day!

December 16-January 1

Winter Break, School Resumes on Tuesday, January 2nd

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your child’s life. 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.

Friday, December 15th 
will be a minimum day with a 1:20 PM dismissal.
Monday, December 18th- Monday, January 1st.
School will resume on Tuesday January 2nd.

Recent Announcements

  • Ugly Christmas Sweater Day will be Friday, December 15th. Wear your Ugly Christmas Sweaters on Friday, December 15th and show your School Spirit!! 
    Posted Dec 4, 2017, 1:52 PM by Amanda Maciel
  • Second Grade Winter Performance Friday, December 15th 10:15-11:00 A.M. The Second Grade Class will be presenting their Winter Performance on Friday, December 15th. Time:10:15-11:00 A.M.Location: Brookside Cafeteria
    Posted Nov 15, 2017, 1:36 PM by Amanda Maciel
  • Winter Break 2017, December 18th-January 1st. Brookside Elementary School will be closed Monday, December 18th - Monday, January 1st. School will resume on Tuesday, January 2nd with a minimum day schedule. 
    Posted Nov 15, 2017, 1:16 PM by Amanda Maciel
  • Penguin Patch Holiday Shoppe December 6th-8th. The Brookside PTO will be hosting a  gift shopping opportunity for students during school hours on December 6th-8th. Be on the lookout for more information coming home with your ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2017, 2:30 PM by Amanda Maciel
  • The Ned Show Assembly will be Monday, December 4th. The Ned Show is an assembly promoting positive student behavior and anti-bullying. Please visit the Ned Show's website for resources to help reinforce the skills learned during the ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2017, 1:01 PM by Amanda Maciel
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