The Paw Print

Weekly Principal Newsletter ~ Week of November 8th

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A message from Mrs. Lucas

Dear Parents,

November is here and it will be a fast month at school. By now your child's teacher has likely reached out to set up a fall conference time. Conferences are in person and parents will receive their child's report card and discuss their current progress. Please remember that if a student is present at the conference or you are unvaccinated, masks must be worn.

Student Council is holding our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Please see this flyer for more information. A hard copy of this flyer will be coming home next week with students. We always appreciate this opportunity for our students to demonstrate leadership and compassion by participating in this food drive.

Go Bears!

November Events and Calendar

  • November 8th - PTA Mtg in the MPR, 7 pm
  • November 10th - Restaurant Night @ Porky's Pizza
  • November 11th - Veterans Day Holiday - NO School
  • November 16th - Make-up Picture Day
  • November 17th & 18th - MINIMUM DAYS for conferences
  • November 19th - NON-STUDENT DAY
  • Week of November 22nd - Thanksgiving Break
  • November 30th - Fourth Grade Walk Through Assemblies

Valet Drop Off

As a reminder, parents should pull ALL the way forward when dropping off in the valet line. Please be sure students are ready to exit the car on the sidewalk side of your car. Parents should not be exiting their car.

Thank you for helping to keep our students and staff safe.

Brookhaven PTA News

A huge shout out and thank you to our PTA Board and chairpersons for a fun and successful month of activities in October! Thank you to Adrienne Elicker and her Book Fair volunteers as well for a successful Book Fair! Our students are enjoying their new books! Thank you also to Dara Ward and team for the coordination and distributing of our Spirit Wear! It's fun to see our students sporting their new shirts, sweatshirts and sweats! We look great!

We continue to thank ALL our parent volunteers that make our school such a great place for our kids to learn and grow!

PTA Reminders:

  • Restaurant Night is November 10th - Porky's Pizza
  • Please click here to join our fabulous PTA! Brookhaven PTA membership is open to everyone ~ students, parents, grandparents, alumni and supporters. Your membership helps fund school assemblies, book fairs, field trip transportation, classroom supplies, library books and more!

We are very fortunate to have a dedicated, hardworking and generous PTA at Brookhaven! We have a new PTA President this year, Mrs. Traci Larson! If you are interested in being a part of our PTA and committees throughout the year, please get in touch with Traci here:

Attendance and Health Reminders

Just a few friendly reminders regarding health and attendance:

  • If your child is sick or has symptoms of Covid, they should not attend school
  • You must call the school attendance line to report all absences
  • Please leave specific details of your child's symptoms and we'll notify you of their return date
  • Please review the Student Symptom Tree to help guide you with questions regarding Covid symptoms and next steps

Thank you for wearing your mask each time you enter the school office or any school building. We appreciate everyone's diligence in completing the daily "Shared Responsibility" in checking for symptoms and keeping students home when they are ill. Together we'll make it through the year in keeping everyone healthy and well. Being back together in person is so wonderful!

Daily Protocols

On-Going Mitigating Measures

  1. Shared Responsibility Symptom Screening should be done daily prior to the arrival of school. If your child has COVID symptoms, they must stay home.
  2. Everyone will wear a mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are optional outdoors.
  3. Handwashing stations are located around campus and hand sanitizer is located at the entrance of every classroom.
  4. Good hygiene habits will be taught and encouraged.

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