BHS Warrior Wire

November 2018 Edition~ Brook Haven School~ Sebastopol, CA

Grateful this Fall

As the Thanksgiving holiday nears, it is a wonderful time to acknowledge how grateful I am to be a part of our Brook Haven School community. Our students, staff & families are the reason we all have much to be thankful for!

Walking through classrooms on a daily basis gives me the opportunity to see our Warriors in action. Whether it be students studying microscope slides in Science, calculating in Math, examining story structure in English, exercising in PE, debating in Social Studies, singing songs & playing melodies in Choir & Band, creative projects in Art, Video Production & Woodshop- our students and staff are finding amazing ways to share their knowledge and love of learning every day.

Earlier this week I found the chalk message in this photo on the stairs of our quad. It was a wonderful reminder of the great things we have going on at BHS, even through the eyes of a student.

I hope you'll join us for our Winter Music Concert on Tuesday, December 18 at 6:30 pm. It is sure to be a great way to kick off the holiday season.

We have much to be thankful for here at Sebastopol Union. Thanks for being a part of it all!

Sara Gramm


Caring for our Community

Students have two wonderful opportunities to help others in our community this month.

  • Interact is sponsoring a Jog A Thon that was planned for Wednesday, Nov. 14. At this time, we will be rescheduling due to the air quality. We will keep you posted about the new date, but in the meantime, students have been given pledge sheets that they can use to ask for sponsors. All money earned will be donated to The Living Room, a local agency supporting homeless families in Sonoma County.

  • Leadership is sponsoring a canned food drive that will continue through Friday, Nov. 16. The first period classes are having a competition to see how many cans they can collect. All food will be donated to the Redwood Empire Food Bank. How many pounds of food will our Warriors donate?

We love seeing our BHS Warriors be RESPECTFUL & RESPONSIBLE, helping others around our community!

Help Keep Our Parking Lot Clear!

  • Please don't forget that we are not using the front parking lot for drive thru drop off & pick up of students! The front of the school is much safer and less chaotic without the cars lined up to drop off or pick up students. Please make arrangements to meet your students on Valentine Ave. or Zimpher Dr. Our crossing guard will make sure they cross safely. The parking lot is only for people parking and coming into the school. The bus will pick up riders in front of the old library.

Volunteer of the Month

Antonia Garza is BHS Volunteer of the Month. She has stepped up and taken over as Girls Volleyball coach for 6th, 7th & 8th grades. Antonia is a wonderful role model who has high positive behavioral expectations for her players- and she is a graduate of BHS! We are lucky to have her consistency & positive attitude on our court. The 6th graders have had a season of improvement and even a couple of wins despite the fact that no one had any experience or exposure to volleyball before. The 7th & 8th-grade teams are starting this week.

Sports Update

  • 7th & 8th Grade Girls Volleyball practice is underway with the season's games beginning in January.
  • 7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball practice will be starting soon and the season's games also begin in January.
  • The 6th Grade Girls just finished their first volleyball season which was full of learning the game, improving and even a few wins. Huge thanks to Coach Antonia Garza!

6th Graders Overnight Trip to Angel Island


HELP! We've also noticed that many of you don't have your voicemail set up or your voicemail box is full so we can't leave messages. Please check your phones as it is important that we can contact you if needed.

Have You Signed Up?

Did you hear from us during our school closure on last Friday? If not, be sure you contact Stephanie Jenkins at so that we can update your information.

Parent Square is our communication tool for all information & emergency updates. You should all be receiving emails, but you can also sign up for alerts and texts to keep you informed. Be sure to register to keep up-to-date!

Check out the BNN! Brought to you by our Video Production Class

Dates to Remember

  • Monday, Nov.12- No School
  • Tuesday, Nov. 13- Site Council Meeting at BH 2:45pm
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14- Astronomy Night at BH 6pm (weather & visibility) permitting.
  • Thursday, Nov. 15- PBIS Parent Education Class at Park Side, 6pm
  • Friday, Nov. 16- 5th Grade Field Trip to DeYoung Museum
  • Nov. 19-23- No School All Week~ Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Thursday, Nov. 29- 6th Grade Walking Field Trip to Sebastopol Center for the Arts
  • Friday, Dec. 7- 7th Grade Field Trip to Academy of Science
  • Friday, Dec. 7- 8th Grade Field Trip to Exploratorium
  • Tuesday, Dec. 11- 6th Grade Field Trip to Asian Art Museum in San Francisco
  • Tuesday, Dec. 18- Winter Concert, BH Band & Choir Students Performance, 6:30pm

Folk Art for Schools Calendar on sale in the office now for $15.00!

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Got Games? If you have gently used card games, board games or puzzles, please consider donating them to us for rainy day recesses. Thanks!