Brimfield Basics

January/February 2023

Upcoming Dates:

Friday, January 6th - Report Cards sent home

Wednesday, January 11th - 1:50 Dismissal SIP Day

Friday, January 13th - Rock n’ Roll Spirit Day

Monday, January 16th - MLK Day - No School

Tuesday, January 17th - Monday, January 30th - Winter Benchmarking Window K-8

Friday, January 20th - Spelling Bee @ 1:00 (4th-8th) Parents of participants will be invited

January 24th - The Center for Prevention of Abuse will begin the 12-week anti-bullying program K-6

Wednesday, January 25th - Jostens Graduation Meeting @1 or 8th grade (during PE)

Friday, January 27th - Brimfield Spirit Day

Monday, January 30th- Book Blast Initiative (details to come)

Wednesday, February 1st - IESA Scholar Attitude Award packet due- 8th grade ONLY

Friday, February 10th - 11:30 Dismissal/Spirit Day Superbowl Attire

Tuesday, February 14th- Valentines Parties K-4 2-2:45

Monday, February 20th- No School Presidents Day

Friday, February 24th- 80's Spirit Day

Alternate Learning Days (ALD)

Brimfield CUSD #309 may implement an Alternative Learning Day, also known as an e-Learning day, in the event school must be cancelled. An Alternative Learning Day (ALD) may be issued in place of an emergency day, as defined by the Illinois State Board of Education. In most cases, an ALD would likely be used in the case of closing school due to poor weather conditions, but could be used for other emergency situations (pandemic outbreak, loss of power, water, or other need to close one or all school buildings). Please check the news, radio, website, and social media for updates.

Your child's teachers will share the expectations with your child and the expectations for days such as these. Some classes will have a packet sent home, others will email or update google classroom.

Prevent Ed Anti-Bullying Program

Just as in years past, all K-6 students will participate in the Prevent Ed Anti-Bullying program led by The Center of Prevention of Abuse. This will take place starting on Tuesday, January 24th and will continue each Tuesday for 12 weeks for K-4. 5th and 6th grade students will begin on Wednesday the 25th. Below you will see a timeline for each grade level and the topics covered. Click here for a link to the topics discussed.


Also coming up in April we will have our state mandated Erin's Law presentation as well. More information will be sent home soon.

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Valentines Party

Valentine's Day Parties will be held on Tuesday, February 14th from 2-2:45. Your child's teacher will communicate further information. Please remember if you are joining your child's party you will be asked to show your license in the office as part of our new Raptor System. Thank you for understanding.
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Books Are Fun

In conjunction with Read Across America week we are excited to try a new way to bring books into our school and classroom.

  • Inspire students to read by getting cool, high-quality books into the hands of every student
  • Motivate massive student engagement and community involvement
  • 100% of contributions from the community go toward books and educational supplies

More information will be coming home soon.

Thank you...

  • To McDonalds on Big Hollow for providing staff with breakfast during our 12 Days of Christmas
  • To Dairy Queen at Grand Prairie for the yummy peppermint blizzards as well
  • To the Blundy family for the amazing Hot Cocoa bar
  • PTO for popping popcorn for the kids during Holly Jolly Volley and organizing the Gift Back Program for staff
  • To all the parents and families who helped make our Winter parties a huge success
  • To Mr. Sunderland and Student Council for donating popcorn for staff during our 12 Days of Christmas

Coming up:

As you begin to plan upcoming trips, appointments, and days off please be aware that students in 3rd through 8th grade will be taking the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) in March. The testing window will be March 6th- April 21st. When we get closer to the testing window exact dates and schedules will be communicated.

2023 A New Year- Expectation Review

Students will be reviewing our expectation slideshow that we reviewed at the beginning of the year. These slides are reviewed K-8 and help us set high expectations so we can protect learning and ensure everyone is safe during the school day. If you are interested in seeing what we review CLICK HERE.