William Brooks Elementary School  Logo
Staff
Parents Page Helpful Links Nurse Notes PAWS PTA Information School Supplies
Bell Schedule Title IX SARC
Curriculum G.A.T.E. Transitional Kindergarten Online Textbooks
Running Club
Today: 2/23/18
Head start information

EDHCSD

Need activities?

Check out El Dorado Hills CSD website and see what they have to offer!

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.

Common Core

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?

Parents Page

Dear Brooks' Families

As you may know, Brooks has been working on rolling out a framework to address behavior called PBIS which stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. PBIS helps teach our kids what the expectations for positive behavior looks like across school settings. Students are rewarded for doing the right thing and retaught the expectations as needed. We are in our first year of PBIS and we are making the appropriate adjustments as we go. One adjustment is reteaching the expectations at some of our common areas. Specifically, we are looking at our arrival time at school and at the lunch tables.The expectations for being responsible, respectful, and safe during arrival and at the lunch tables are stated below. Please review these expectations with your child just as we are reviewing them at school. Thanks for your support.


Mr. and Mrs. Lee are offering a Spring time running club. This is open to students of all ages. Starting on Feb. 26 students will run after school on Mondays and Fridays for 30 minutes initially and working up to one hour. The training will culminate with a 5K in April. This is a great opportunity for our kids and I am grateful to the Lee’s for volunteering to make this happen. Forms and information will be available on the Brooks website.


We are still moving with our sister school visit in the fall of 2018. We will have 30 students from China spending a week at Brooks and staying with host families from our school. If you sign up to host students during the stay, we are offering a free license for Rosetta Stone so you and your family can start to learn some Mandarin. Spots are limited and both parents will need to be fingerprinted through the school to participate. I will be sending a sign-up sheet to our families in the coming weeks, but if you have questions or are interested, come and let me know.


Finally, we are launching our Pennies for Patients campaign on Feb. 5 and it will go through Feb. 23. Our student leadership team is partnering with the Leukemia and Lymphoma society to raise money to aid children and families that are going through cancer treatment. Our goal this year is $2018. We will have prizes for the top earning classes. Thank you in advance for your support

PBIS expectations

Walk to classroom when first bell rings. Not run around during drop off. I will  keep my hands and feet to myself.


 

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

reading challenge

Our nonfiction reading challenge is on! If your child reads five nonfiction books, write down the titles, sign the bottom of the page, and bring it to the office to receive your Star Wars themed prize.

February

  • ​​​​​​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

YEARBOOK info


 

Picture of California Distinguished School Logo

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