BROOKDALE BOBCAT PRINTS
November 8, 2022
611 132nd ST S Tacoma, WA 98444
Connie Holman - Principal
Jesse McNeil - Assistant Principal
Office Hours - 9:00 to 4:30
253-298-3100 / FAX 253-298-3115
Happy November!! The days continue to fly by. As we get into the busyness of the next couple of months, I hope you and your family will be able to pause and find things that you are grateful for! I know, for me, one of my greatest joys is being a part of the Brookdale Community! I am so thankful for our students, their families, and staff! Below are some of the things staff are thankful for.
We'd love to hear from our Brookdale families! What are you thankful for? Click on this link to share - We're Thankful For.
Perhaps start a family gratitude journal or list that you add one thing to each day. Research says that finding areas of gratitude supports stronger mental and physical health!
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS WITH THESE IMPORTANT DATES
November 8 ~ 4th Grade Concert - 6:30 pm
November 9 ~ 4:05 Dismissal
November 11 ~ NO SCHOOL ~ Veterans' Day
November 15 ~ Retake Picture Day (AM ONLY)
November 16 ~ EARLY RELEASE - 2:35
November 23 ~ EARLY RELEASE - 12:35
November 25 & 26 ~ NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
November 30 ~ End of 1st Trimester ~ EARLY RELEASE - 12:35
To all who served, thank you so much for your service!
PICTURE RETAKE DAY ~ November 15
- Please do not have your child wear green
- All portraits are printed on a prepayment system. Online ordering is available where credit cards will be accepted. Please go to www.qualityschoolportraits.com to order portraits online. You must type in the school code of RBROO22 and order by 9pm.
- Retakes will only be until ~10:30 am - Please make sure your student is on time to school to guarantee that their picture will be taken.
BOBCAT PRIDE AWARD WINNERS
We are proud of our students who were recognized at our Virtual Bobcat Excellence Assembly on Wednesday, October 26th.
K - 2 Winners ~ Sevynn T, Skymek N, Cashius A, Isaac R, Delilah M, Asher B, Adeline H, Maria I, Constance W, Adalynn O, Angeleus LS, Aria L, Kadyn L, Noah M, Victor VL, Biahera E, Denise M, Adriel CA, Caydon H, Mariana W, Ryker E, Ari-Hanna HG, Paxton W, Meghan A, Ayden C, Amara C, Judy D, Kyrie H, Luciano M.
Grades 3 - 5 Winners~Jayden S, Sarai R, Daniel J, Isabella SA, Bailey B, Madelyn C, Braxton D, Sharae M, Adelaide B, Amelia V, Honey Q, Cesar C, Jordyn W, Hugo ZR, Kenzie L, Aaliyah C, Rosario M, Isaac V, Alexa H, Alexandria O, Simardeep K, Sylas C, Joshua B, Ikenna M, Alesana T, Clarice B, Annabelle B, Nehemiah R, Aiden H, Charlize H, Callie D, Jeffrey B, Christopher M, Wyatt S, Temukisa S, Corrine T.
Monthly attendance winners ~ Vincent S and De'Von EM. Their names were drawn from the students that had good or perfect attendance for the month of October to receive a gift card from Mrs. Holman.
No referrals T-Shirt winners ~ Delilah M, Adrian C, Kenna A, Daniel J, David A, Charlize H. These student's names were drawn from students who did not receive any behavior referrals for the month of October to win a Brookdale T-Shirt.
Pizza with the Principal ~Jody J, Adriel CA, Ryker E, Adelaide B, Rosario M, Corrine T.
They student's names were drawn from the list of students nominated by their teachers. They enjoyed a pizza lunch with Mrs. Holman on Friday, October 28th.
Way to go everyone!
Native American Heritage Month
November is Native American Heritage Month, which gives us all the opportunity to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, histories, and contributions of the Indigenous people of this land.
The Franklin Pierce School District, which is on the traditional lands of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, honors and respects our students and families with Native American heritage. Our Native American Education Program, which provides cultural and educational support to students in every school in our district. The district has approximately 225 students with Native American heritage representing over 45 different tribes in the United States.
Weather and Outdoor Recess
Looking for Work?
Are you or do you know anyone who is looking for work, our district has many openings at all levels. In order to be hired into a regular Paraeducator position, you must pass the Para test, have an Associate degree, or have 72 qtr college credits or 48 semester credits.
The district is also in need of substitutes. If you aren't able to work every day, this may be just the opportunity for you. Contact the office if you have questions or would like more information.
SUBSTITUTE APPRECIATION IS NEXT WEEK
We would like to thank guest teachers and paras for the challenging and important job they do. When our staff is sick, we have a wonderful group of substitutes that come in and continue the education for your student until they return. We really appreciate their efforts!
IMPORTANT SCHOOL REMINDERS
STUDENT EARLY DISMISSAL – If your child has an appointment and is leaving before the end of the school day, please make sure you send a note that morning letting the teacher and the office know. Also, please allow enough time for pick up. To preserve precious class time, we do not call students to the office until you have checked them out in person (remember your ID).
SCHEDULE CHANGES - The end of the day at Brookdale is very hectic. If you forgot to send a note in the morning (which is preferred) and need to call the school with a change to your child’s schedule, please do so before 3:15 p.m. After 3:15 the office is busy assisting students and parents and will not be able to answer your call or get a message to a student before they leave for the day. All end of the day schedule changes must be made through the office, not with the classroom teacher. Thank you!
UPDATE CONTACT INFORMATION - If any of your information has changed (address, contact info., email address, etc.) please contact the office right away. This year more than ever, it will be important to have the most current information. Also, let us know what your preferred method of contact is - phone, email, text. You can reach the office at 253.298.3100.