April 22, 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.
April 15: No School
April 27: Secretary/Clerical Appreciation Day! Thank you, Mrs. Rheault and Mrs. Joiner!
Authors in April visit Brewster!
May 2-5: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 6: No School, Professional Development
May 11: Walk and Roll to School Day! Open House 6:30-7:30pm- no music performance
- 5th Grade Music Performance (New Date! UPDATE BELOW)
May 20: 5th Grade Extended Day Camp
May 21: Brewster Carnival a day of outside fun! See information below!
SAVE THE DATE!
June 9: 5th Grade Farewell Ceremony (AM) 9-10:30 - Fifth Grade Party (PM) 1-3pm
Virtual Campus Students may attend! Please RSVP with VC student name to Kelly Dessy, email@example.com More details about the events will be shared closer to the date!
MSTEP INFORMATION FOR 3-5th GRADE FAMILIES
Health Curriculum for Fourth and Fifth Grade Families
Dear families of 4th and 5th grade students,
Each spring, the reproductive units in health are taught to our 4th and our 5th grade students. Videos are shown and are available for parents to preview at Parent Preview Night. This year Parent Preview Night will be held at Stoney Creek High School on May 2, 2022. Please see the attached parent letters for specific details along with a list of the videos to be shown. Please be aware, all videos are also available to preview at the Rochester Hills Public Library. Most videos are available for check out. Please complete and return the permission slip to your child’s teacher by Friday, April 29, 2022. If you choose to have your child opt out of the reproductive health information, please notify your child’s teacher following the instructions on the permission slip by Friday, April 29, 2022.
Coordinator of Student Wellness and Health
Rochester Community Schools
5th Grade Music Concert- Hold the Date!
UPDATED SAVE THE DATE:
Dear 5th grade families,
Due to scheduling conflicts at VanHoosen and Adams on May 11, we will be performing “Ukuleles in Concert” during the 5th grade Ceremony on June 9. We are looking forward to sharing our songs with you! I apologize for all of the changes and appreciate your understanding. Please email me if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for supporting our music program!
Delta Kelly Elementary
Rochester Community Schools
Next week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Purpose. Purpose means you have beliefs about the meaning of life and your life’s purpose. You seek to be part of something greater than yourself.
Purpose gives individuals the sense that they are put on this earth for a reason and that they are somehow connected with humanity or the universe. People who possess a sense of purpose believe that they were put on earth for a reason. That reason can have all kinds of variety. It could be to create a unique invention, bring joy through art or music, or raise their children to become good people. These people have a true calling.
Having a clear sense of purpose in life and believing that you’re connected to a larger meaning gives individuals strength. It allows them to persevere and find courage in trying circumstances or lead with kindness and love even when it’s not reciprocated. Those with a sense of purpose have more meaning in their life -- and are more fulfilled.
To practice and encourage the character strength of purpose 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!
Finishing the Year Strong!
Thank you to our families for partnering for the success of your child at Brewster! As we progress through the spring trimester we are working together to focus on instruction and avoid class distractions. Please be aware of the following reminders!
- Special celebration or spirit days will be communicated by teachers in advance. Please keep toys, hats, and special items at home unless you have communicated with the teacher for a class celebration or need.
- Pokémon cards are very popular, but often trading becomes difficult for students to understand and can quickly become items that are lost, misplaced, or a distraction from learning. Before or after school use may be monitored by SAC employees for special days, but we ask that our families be aware and help to keep these cherished trading cards at home.
- Smart watches that have text or calling features are considered the same as a cell phone and must remain in the backpack on airplane mode during school hours. Students may use the office phone at anytime to communicate needs with home through the day.
Once again, thank you for your partnership and please feel free to communicate any questions to your teacher regarding specific class needs.
ESL Parent Liaison Center - Rochester Community Schools District
Schultz Education Campus, Room 112 Open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm The ESL Parent Liaison Center (PLC) is open to all families across our district who speak English as a second language. The goal of the PLC is to provide a place where families can interact with one another and form a sense of community.
Copy of Career Connections Newsletter - Public Safety
Setting reasonable goals before children make them achievers . -brainchecker.in. Professional Skill Focus on: Organization Share with your child how the skill of organization is used to keep the family on track. Do you have a family calendar of activities that is easily referred to by all? Is the...
Crosswalks at Brewster and N. Fairview: Please wait to be crossed by the crossing guard supporting this intersection. Do not cross unattended, thank you!
Please use only the marked and supported cross walk from our side lot to cross your children .
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.
Thank you for keeping our kids safe!
Media Update by Mrs. O'Rourke April 2022
Media Update by Mrs. O'Rourke April 2022
Authors in April is here! Next week the authors will visit our school & it would not happen every year without the amazing volunteers! Thank you, thank you, thank you to our incredible AIA Team & PTA for helping fund this amazing event & also purchase the author’s books for the library. The kids are so excited!!
Congrats to our winners of the speech contest & the bookmark contest!
These students who are going to get a chance to meet & greet our Authors in April next Wed. It was very hard to decide, but the finally tally is in!
Introducing Gennifer Choldenko will be: Caleigh Gardener
Introducing James Burks will be Madelyn Shepherd
Introducing Erica Perl will be Marianne Lacoste
Bookmark Winners are:
K Holden Flewelling
1st Isla Welch
2nd tied Jasmine Fultz &&& Joshua Banks
3rd 3 way tie! Haim Kim, Jamie Lyu &&& Landon Flewelling
4th Zoey Rutter
5th Another Tie-Marianne Lacoste &&& Megan Connelly
Each of these students will get a free autographed Authors in April book to acknowledge their great work!
Adopt A Book Update- Massive, huge, incredible thanks to Mrs. Deshpande & Mrs. Webster for taking on this volunteer job. It is so exciting when the kids get to adopt a book in their honor & donate it to the library! It is also a lot of time to coordinate & I am truly thankful for their work. This year, we will wrap up the Adopt A Book Program in April, to make sure all summer birthdays, etc. are done by mid May.
If you would like to take part in Adopt A Book for the 21-22 school year, please fill out the form on the PTA toolkit or send back the form by April 29, 2022.
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 Markers; any kind! Thank You!
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!
April Lunch Menus
Residents of Rochester Hills can donate their Recyclebank points to Rochester Community Schools Green Schools projects.
RTS Recyclebank partners with the City of Rochester Hills to reward residents for recycling. Points earned can be donated and converted to funds for qualifying Green Schools programs.
Student-led initiatives include a butterfly garden at Meadow Brook Elementary, outdoor learning space at Brewster Elementary, gardens at Stoney Creek High School, a greenhouse and greenery at Rochester High School, and composting at Hart Middle School.
The donation DEADLINE is May 4, 2022!
Scan the QR code below or click here to learn more.