Week of December 14th
From the Desk of Mrs. Schmid
Hello Bobcat Families,
Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy New Year, Feliz Navidad! As we celebrated during world culture week, one of the many things that makes Brookdale special is our diversity! As we embark into winter break, may you find peace and joy in your cultural traditions!
It has been great to pop into virtual classrooms and see our Bobcats in action! I continue to be impressed with their collaboration and participation in a virutal setting and have enjoyed seeing their growth from when we started remote learning until now. As we turn our attention to January, we begin to prepare for the transition into hybrid learning.
As mentioned in Dr. Talley's message, we will be transitioning to hybrid learning starting the week of January 18th for our kindergarten, 2nd and pilot grade levels (1st and 5th) with our 3rd and 4th graders starting the week of January 25th. All in-person services will also resume on January 19th. As I sent out in my communication earlier today, your choice (hybrid or remote) made for second quarter for your child's learning plan will remain the same for January unless you contact our office at 630-428-6800 by this Wednesday. All new students are automatically assigned to remote learning. If you would like to make a switch to hybrid learning, please contact our office. An update from what I sent out on Friday: this learning plan choice will be for the remainder of the school year (Quarter 3 and 4).
Additional information will be provided in the coming days/weeks as we work to ensure a smooth transition for our staff and families to hybrid learning. We learned a great deal from our hybrid pilot, and we will be working tirelessly to implement changes and collaborate with our teams. We are looking forward to seeing some of our Bobcats back in the halls and classrooms at Brookdale!
I hope you all have a wonderful and restful winter break, and we look forward to seeing the students back in 2021!
Winter Party 18th 2:30-3:20pm!
Your child is welcome to enjoy a special treat/snack from home during the party!
Spreading Holiday Cheer
Ringing of the Bell This Week!
IPSD 204 Board Meeting
December 14, 2020
Winter Classroom Parties
No School: Winter Break
December 21 – January 1st
January 4, 2021
January 8, 2021
No School: Martin Luther King Day
January 18, 2021
End of Second Quarter/1st Semester
January 22, 2021
Brookdale Virtual Game Night
January 22, 2021
No School: School Improvement Planning Day/Teacher Work Day
January 25, 2021