Principal's Message

What's Happening At Brooks?

Into Our Routine


Dear Brooks Families,

What an incredible weekend! As beautiful as the weather has been, I also toggled between outdoors and football!! I'm a huge sports fan and the return of college and pro football is welcomed!

This week is also welcomed! The full week will allow us to fall into our routines and establish consistency for our students. Our dismissal process is speeding up, even releasing 2 buses at a time Thursday and Friday! We're getting there, slowly but surely. We thank you for your patience.

Lastly, we hope you can join us for this week's PTA meeting on Thursday, September 14 at 7:00 in the MPR. PTA will be sharing information on their school partnership including purpose for fundraising and use of funds, and upcoming community events and activities. We hope you can join us.

Thank you!

Terri Russell


Safety Drills

Over the next several weeks, our students will participate in state and district required safety drils. These drills are discussed and carried out in a way that are age appropriate for our elementary students and focus on listening to the staff members, while also empowering students to stay safe. We are proud that are staff are trained and equipped to support our students through these important practice drills.

Lunchroom Supplies

If your child brings his or her own lunch to school, thank you for packing the necessary plastic utensils. Our extra supplies have been quickly depleted. Thank you!

Technology Equipment

Brooks Staff Members are grateful for the district's support of technology. At Brooks, students in grades K-5 are provided a chromebook to practice and reinforce skills, access Google Classroom for homework and daily activities, and the completion of projects.

Each year, we spend time reinforcing digital citizenship (how to safely and effectively use the chromebook) and care of the chromebook. Most of our students demonstrate responsibility by taking excellent care of the chromebook. We also recognize the chromebooks may break or malfunction due to normal usage.

However, we have a significant number of chromebooks being returned whose condition is unrelated to normal usage. This is where we seek your help:

1. Remind students the chromebooks are district property and should be treated in the same way your family's laptop or desktop is treated.

2. Chromebooks should be charged each evening. (Kindergarten chromebooks remain at school)

3. Chromebooks/chargers should be located in a safe place, away from younger siblings and pets.

4. Food and drinks should not be located near the chromebooks.

5. Keys should not be removed from the chromebook

6. Students should be reminded to hold the chromebooks firmly so they are not dropped.

If your child's chromebook is broken or is malfunctioning, he or she should notify the teacher or LMC Director, Sarah Cooley as soon as possible. If it cannot be fixed at school, it will be sent to our technology department for assessment. If it is determined the damage is not related to normal usage, your child's push-coin account will be charged for the cost of fixing or replacing the chromebook. Thank you for helping us promote responsible technology usage.

Run Club

Fall Run Club!

Sponsored by Mrs. Ose and Team Brooks!

Tuesdays, 3:35 pm – 4:30 pm

September 19

September 26

October 10

October 17

Open to all grades, K-5

Cost: $20

Registration closes at 100 participants


September 18 at noon

Proceeds benefit Team Brooks and the IPEF and are considered a donation.

Sorry, refunds will not be given.

Teachings will focus on stretching, running form and etiquette

Each meeting will include 20-25 minutes of running.

Please direct questions about Run Club to

To sign up for Run Club go to:

Upcoming Calendar Dates

September 14

7:00 p.m. - PTA meeting

September 21

Fall Picture Day