June 9, 2022
We are here to do good things for our students, our coworkers, and our community.
We represent qualities such as love, hope, kindness, respect, and responsibility.
Our culture mirrors those attributes. Let’s continue to make our school the best place to work and learn where everyone is inspired to be the best they can be. What we do, we do well.
Let’s keep the courage to shape a bright future for our students.
August 29: First Day of School! (HALF-DAY)
Report cards for TM3 will be available in ParentVUE on Friday, June 17th.
All student medication must be picked up by a PARENT by the last day of school.
Summer is a Great Time to READ!
The research is conclusive. Students who do not read over the summer can lose up to three months of the reading growth they achieved during the school year. The good news is that reading as few as six books at the just-right level can help a child maintain his or her level of reading proficiency over the summer – and reading more will promote new reading growth. Here are some ways to encourage your child to read and prevent the “summer slide.”
Rochester Hills Public Library
We are fortunate to have an amazing public library, and every student in Rochester is eligible for a library card. Here are just a few of the ways the library can support your family’s summer reading plans:
● The library hosts a summer reading program that any student can join. Sign-up is open now, and the event kicks off with an outdoor party at the library on June 11th!
● Looking for digital literacy opportunities? The library also has wonderful online resources available to families for free. Tumblebooks, K-8 eBooks Collection, and BookFlix are just a few high-interest options.
● The Bookmobile will be at Brewster on Thursday evenings this summer, from 7-8!
If you are looking for a workbook to reinforce reading skills, many families have used and liked the Summer Skills workbooks. These are designed to be very effective when used just three times a week for 15-30 minutes. Find ordering information at www.summerskills.com. Math review books are also available.
Barnes and Noble also has a summer reading program. Students can earn a free book when they read and record eight books. Find more information here.
Questions about summer reading opportunities? Feel free to email Ms. Golick at firstname.lastname@example.org
June Elementary: Career Connections Newsletter
1. Play "I Spy" careers on a trip/errand. 2. Check out books about careers from the local library. 3. Name and explore careers at home with hands on learning activities such as cooking, sewing, carpentry, yard work, and more.. 4. Teach work: Give children age appropriate home responsibilities: Ex...
Media Update by Mrs. O'Rourke June 2022
Congrats to Ms. Perry’s class for winning the Great Brewster Book Race & returning all their books on time!
Thank you for helping your child(ren) find & return their books!
Summer Reading! We know how important it is! Please look over the attached PDF to see how those 15 (or 20) minutes each day add up over time!
In media class this week, classes reviewed how to get into the SORA app which is a great database, created by RCS, of EBooks your children can get to using only their RCS login. This is a great, easy resource. Links are in their Google Media Classes & here https://soraapp.com/library/rochestermi
Of course, many classrooms have been using Epic through the year; another good resource if you can’t get to the library.
As you may know, our amazing Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) has already started their Summer Reading Program. All RCS students have an RHPL library card! You can find their number in ParentVUE. Also, our great library comes to Brewster every Thursday evening from 7-8:00PM with the Bookmobile. You can even call in advance & have them bring you requested books! The RHPL has many more online resources available here: https://rhpl.org/i-am/youth-online-resources
I’ve told media classes this week I will be leaving our Google classrooms open for the summer if they want to revisit typing practice, coding or choice boards. We are also reviewing how to be safe online. Ask them about it 😊
Commonsense Media is another useful tool you may want to check out if you’re wondering about what media is age appropriate for your child. This is a tool I use often as a teacher & parent. It has reviews of movies, books, websites, games & more. Give it a look https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
Thank you for all of your support at home this year. We’ve enjoyed teaching your children!
Here’s some library numbers from this year:
Total number of items in our collection; (approx.) 12,272
Total number of check outs this year: 16.154 (as of 5.27.2022) *
*As you can see from the number of books circulated this year, so many thanks have to go to our outstanding volunteer team who check-in, check-out & shelf these books! Over 16,000 books by the end of the year! Wow!! Thank you!!
Many thanks to the PTA for always supporting the Media Center!
Remember, the Specials Team has a Facebook Page, check it out: https://www.facebook.com/Brewster-Elementary-Specials-Art-Library-Music-Phys-Ed-107405554261016
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