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Dear Brooks' Families

I hope you and your family had wonderful Winter Break and were able to enjoy some quality time with the kids and other family members. As much as it’s great having a break, I am happy to be back with the little Bears!

I wanted to remind everyone that we are almost done with our current Reading Challenge. The 100 Page Challenge ends on Jan. 12th. If your child is in TK or K and has 100 pages read to them, they can get a free book from the library. All other kids must read 100 pages multiplied by the grade level they’re in and they can earn a free book as well. For example a second grader must read 200 pages, a fourth grader must read 400 pages and so on. Turn in your signed sheet to the library verifying you read the required amount of pages, and you’ll get your free book. Good luck Bears.

Next, I’d like to tell you about an exciting opportunity coming to Brooks. We have partnered with a program called United Education that matches schools in the U.S. with a sister school in China. We are one of the fortunate schools that will be participating in this exchange program opportunity during the Fall of 2018. Sometime between the last week of September and the first two weeks of October, Brooks will host a group of 25 to 30 students ranging from 10 to 12 years old along with 5 to 6 teachers and their principal. The students are from Shengfulu Primary School in Hangzhou. The students from China will be here for one week. During their visit, students will stay in pairs with host families from our school overnight for two days. They will come to school for those two days and participate in the school day. After school, they will join in activities with their host family. When the two days are up, the students will switch and the host family will have a new pair of students. Also, during the visit, our sister school will be working with our staff and students to provide enrichment opportunities after school for our kids. If you’d like to be considered to be a host family, both parents will need to be fingerprinted. Please contact Mr. Cadden if you’re interested in becoming a host family. Thank you!

We need your help! We need two to three volunteers to help with our annual talent show. There are auditions after school on 1/17 and rehearsals on Feb. 5 and 6th. The Talent Show is on February 7 with one show during the school day for the students and one in the evening for the families. This is such a great tradition at Brooks, but we won’t be able to continue if we don’t have some help. Please contact our PTA if you can help at wbrookspta@gmail.com

School Pictures & Yearbook

We have a new Yearbook and School Photography Company!

This year we are going with a new photography company called iClick Smiles. They take the photos outside and you preview all shots online before you purchase. Picture day will be on Oct. 6 this year. We are also using a new yearbook company called Tree Ring. You can order yearbooks now. See the attached flyer for more information.

Parking Lot Etiquette

  • 5 MPH is the speed limit in the parking lot
  • You may not leave your car unattended at the curb
  • Please use the crosswalks
  • Only let your child get out of the car when at the curb
  • No parking in the red zones or reserved spots

from the nurse

The health office could use some clothing donations.
They currently need:

  • Sweat pants (boys and girls all sizes)
  • Socks (boys and girls all sizes)
  • Underwear (new for boys and girls all sizes)

  Thank you for your helpJ

Traffic Update

Thank you for your help in keeping the parking lot safe. Remember that we will have a new fire line striped by the chains out in front of the gym. This will be a strictly enforced no parking area.

love and logic

Avoid battles by offering choices

Research shows that children are more likely to do their homework if they are given many small choices. For example:

  • Would you rather do your homework right after school or wait until 4:00
  • Are you going to do your homework in your room or at the kitchen table?

Are you going to do all your homework now or half now and half after dinner?

Common Core


  • 1/19 Progress Reports Sent Home
  • 1/26 Family Dance 6:30-8:30 


  • 2/6 PTA Meeting
  • 2/7 Art/Talent Show
  • 2/12 Lincoln’s Birthday (No School)
  • 2/19 Presidents’ Day (No School)
  • 2/23 End of 2nd Trimester



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