November 19th, 2018

Twitter Highlights: Week 13

Please click on the above link to see highlights from this past week. We are working to create a positive learning environment that is equitable, inclusive and focused on the whole child. No need to have a twitter account to view!

Thanksgiving Holiday

The school will be closed for Thanksgiving from Wednesday, November 21st - Friday, November 23rd.


Wishing our Brooks community a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday.

Give Thanks with Friends

Community Thanksgiving Meal West Cook YMCA

Thursday, November 22, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Meals served at 12:00pm and 12:40pm.

255 S. Marion Street, Oak Park

Here is website for more information

Illinois 5Essentials Survey

We are administering the Illinois 5Essentials Survey again this year to certified staff and parents/guardians from all 10 of our schools, as well as students in grades four through eight. Please click here to learn how parents/guardians can participate in this important endeavor and click here to access the parent/guardian version of the survey. Please note that school-level reports will only be generated if at least 20 percent of our parents/guardians complete the survey, which can be accessed until Friday, Jan. 18, 2019.

We need your feedback.

NEW DATE 12/5: A Conversation about Race in the Classroom

Join us on Wednesday, December 5th at 7:00pm to 8:30pm for a discussion about race in the classroom facilitated by Marcus Croom.

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Vision97 4ALL Dashboard

A link to the Vision97 4ALL has been provided. Please take a look at this information to see what we are doing as a district to work toward meeting the needs of all our students. (http://www.op97.org/about/vision-updates).

Assessment Re-Do/Re-Take Policy

Please find information regarding the student re-do/re-take policy in our Brooks Website.

http://www.op97.org/brooks/handbook

Click HERE to order a Yearbook

TreeRing, our Yearbook distributor, has discounts available to our families. If you purchase your yearbook by in October, you will receive a 10% discount and in November a 5% discount. https://www.treering.com/purchase?PassCode=1014096931934358

Recognizing Staff who Make a Difference

If you or your student would like to recognize any staff member (a teacher, a teacher assistant, social worker, librarian, front office staff, lunchroom staff, custodial staff or school administrator) please take a moment to complete this form. The staff member will receive a certificate detailing the information shared through this form.

Brooks PTO News and Information

New PTO Website

Check out the new Brooks PTO website at sites.google.com/op97.org/gbmspto (or link to it from the Brooks district site, op97.org/brooks). We aim to provide more up-to-date information than our previous site easily allowed.

Clubs and Sports Information

Brooks Service Club

Service Club is collecting travel size toiletries all year! Donations will be used to make care packages for Housing Forward. Please send any small, unopened toiletries to Ms. Walsh or Ms. Martínez. Thank you for your help!


Clubs (No clubs Wednesday-Friday this week - Thanksgiving Break)

Mondays

  • Ulmtimate Frisbee Clubs - Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30 to 4:30pm (weather permitting). Meets on the field. Contact Mr. Gillespie with questions mgillespie@op97.org
  • Yearbook Club: Next meeting 11/19 in room B202 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Here is link to the entire year meeting dates schedule. Contact Ms.Turner-Reid or Ms. Pabellon with questions mturnerreid@op97.org or mpabellon@op97.org
  • Math Team: in room B204 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Contact Mr. Sam Kahn with questions. skahn@op97.org
  • ORFF: Monday mornings 8am to 8:50am in D110 Contact Mr. Carrillo with questions fcarrillo@op97.org
  • Spoken Word Club: Mondays in B205 (3:30 - 5:00 pm) with Mr. Lee and resident poet Christian Robinson. Contact Mr. Lee with questions. mlee@op97.org
  • BRAVO Guitar Club & Dance Hip Hop Studio started on Monday, September 17. There is still time to sign up! Click on links above to access permission slips. These clubs are FREE to ALL Brooks Students.


Tuesdays

  • EcoEalges - meets from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in room C202. Contact Ms. Stamp with questions lstamp@op97.org
  • Chess Club: meets from 3:30pm to 4:30pm in room B305. Contact Mr. Hausfeld with questions mhausfeld@op97.org


Wednesdays

  • Ulmtimate Frisbee Clubs - Mondays 3:30 to 4:30pm. Meets in 3rd floor gymContact Mr. Gillespie with questions mgillespie@op97.org
  • Best Buddies: Here is the year long calendar that can be downloaded. Contact Ms. Beauprez with questions lbeeauprez@op97.org .
  • Girls on the Rise: Meets week on Wednesdays from 3:45pm to 4:45pm in room C105
  • World Language Club: Every other Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30pm in C209. Contact Mr. Lagioia with questions vlagioia@op97.org
  • BRAVO Dance Hip Hop Studio started on Monday, September 17. There is still time to sign up! Click on links above to access permission slips. These clubs are FREE to ALL Brooks Students.


Thursdays
  • Rainbow Tribe: Contact Ms. Berman with questions aberman@op97.org
  • Art Club: Thursdays in room D301 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Contact Ms. Murray with questions. kmurray@op97.org


Fridays
  • Service Club: Friday mornings from 8am to 8:50am in room B209. Contact Ms. Walsh with questions swalsh@op97.org