March 11, 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.
Please make sure to help our office staff by calling our attendance line to report any absence from school. Thank you so much!
248-726-3310 or report through ParentVue Online or the ParentVue App on your phone!
March is Reading Month Continues!
March 4: Half-day of School, End of 2nd Trimester
- Authors In April Book Sale in Brewster Lobby 11:30-12:30pm
March 8: PTA Meeting, 7pm in Media Center
March 9: Kaiser Studio Fun Picture Day- See Below
March 7-25: Parent Teacher Conferences
March 16: CSK Meeting 3:30-4:30pm
March 18: Half-day Districtwide, 11:25 Dismissal
March 28-April 1: Spring Recess
The complete RCS district calendars for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years are attached below. School-specific information will be posted on the district website continuously as updates are available, at https://www.rochester.k12.mi.us under the "District Calendar" section.
Recently, parents are walking across the straight away heading towards our traffic light or the straight away along the car loop line and continue to use the front parking lot for pedestrian needs. These actions impede traffic flow and our bus loop area.
Do not use the front parking lot if you are a pedestrian walking your child in. Please use only the marked and supported cross walk from our side lot.
PLEASE model safe pedestrian skills for our children and stop crossing at unmarked or unsupported areas. We rely on our community to help keep all of us safe. I understand it takes patience and could be inconvenient; however, seeing all of our students arrive safely is a blessing each day.
The car loop will move quickly with less foot traffic in the parking lot and utilizing our full length of safe sidewalk as routes to entry points.
Please have students ready to exit on the right side of the vehicle and follow the sidewalk to their entry.
Tech This Out!
Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts: Chromebook keyboard shortcuts are time-saving key combos you can use to launch specific commands. Check out 15 shortcuts you can use on your devices.
You can also reference our Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts Guide.
Read & Write for Google Chrome: Learn how you can use the Chrome extension Read & Write for Google Chrome to make documents, web pages, and PDFs more accessible.
Next week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Love of Learning. Love of learning means you master new topics on your own or in school.
Those with a love of learning are intrinsically motivated and engaged in a topic regardless of achieving an external standard. They enjoy learning simply for the sake of learning. They don’t need a prize of a high grade as a reward. Their reward is the process of doing the work and improving.
Developing a love of learning is highly beneficial for an individual. It means that they are intrinsically motivated to deepen their existing skills and abilities, or learn something completely new. Since intrinsically motivated action is correlated with positive emotions, those who act on their love of learning may also have enhanced mental and physical health. Additionally, individuals who love learning have the desire and ability to overcome challenges, due to a sense of autonomy and control over their environment.
To practice and encourage the character strength of love of learning with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.
Have a wonderful week!
Media Update by Mrs. O'Rourke March 2022
It’s been a busy week in library as students K-5 continued their career exploration paths in Xello. The link to your child’s account is in their Google Media Classroom. Please ask them about it.
Please help your child remember their library book on library day! Library is so much more fun when they can get new book(s) every week! Also, please help 2nd -5th remember their Chromebooks on Library day too! If you need help with your child’s device, please look here: https://www.rochester.k12.mi.us/about-us/departments/technology-services
Thank you for sending in items to the Media Center! We really appreciate it!
We will always welcome boxes of tissues (Kleenex) and we are looking for a few more things:
ü Empty, clean paper towel rolls or wrapping paper rolls
ü Any kind of tape
ü Markers; any kind! Thank You!
Battle of the Books
I am beyond proud of each of our 22 fifth graders who took on the book challenge from the RHPL of reading 12 books since Nov.! Students participated in a mock battle Wed. & did great on answering questions for almost 1 ½ hours! Let’s wish these Reading Bulldogs all the best on Saturday at RHS when they go for the Real Battle of Books! (However, they are all winners in my ‘book’! 😉) Read On Bulldogs!!
And Big Thanks to the coaches & parents who came to help, deliver pizza & write questions, You Rock!!
Best of luck to these Book Battlers!
Remember, the Specials Team has a Facebook Page, check it out: https://www.facebook.com/Brewster-Elementary-Specials-Art-Library-Music-Phys-Ed-107405554261016
Brewster Media Center Library is on Twitter, please follow us!
March Lunch Menus
March is National Reading Month, and to celebrate, each student participating in March will be taking part in two special reading programs. Each student who completes the monthly goal of reading 20 minutes outside of school on at least 25 days in March will earn a free ticket to a baseball game at Jimmy John’s field through the 2022 USPBL Reading Program and a free bundtlet through the Nothing Bundt Cakes “Books and Bundts” reading program.
We hope you enjoy a month full of great stories!
VIRTUAL CAMPUS YEARBOOK
If you attended Virtual Campus prior to joining in person at Brewster, consider the information included below!