Brewster School Newsletter

January 15, 2016

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Thank you for doing such a fantastic job showcasing the exceptional work of our students. I am so proud to walk our visitors around the school and share the amazing learning that is taking place in every room. You are awesome!

Shout Outs

Thank you those of you who acknowledge your colleagues by sending me Shout-Outs.

  • To the paraprofessionals for covering dismissal today.
  • To Alex for taking double enrichment kids on Tuesday.
  • To all those who covered for their colleagues throughout the week (too many to name.)
  • To all those who participated in the lengthy PPT with "out-of-district experts". Thanks for all your hard work. Great job!


  • The testing window for STAR Reading and Math and the Early Literacy test is January 19 - February 5th . The F&P window begins on January 19 and extends through February 11th.
  • Health switch is on Monday, January 25th.


  • Next week visits are scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. At this time, there is a 1:30 visit on Tuesday for a first grader so I will try to stop in all the first and second grade classrooms. Kindergarten has the afternoon off unless the parent asks to see it. There are 9:30 and 1:30 visits on Wednesday and a 9:30 visit on Thursday.
  • The Reading Team will be administering the DIBELS on January 25-28th. The schedule will be emailed to you next week.

School Happenings

Jan 18 - Martin Luther King day - District closed

Jan 22 - ADCO

Jan 25 - Health switch

Jan 28 - PBIS assembly

Jan 29 - Visits end


Sunshine is looking for some fun activities to get us through the winter months. There are a few days in February and March that we are looking into. You can stop by the office and give us your opinion or suggest a new activity.

February 9th is National Pizza Day - We can all chip in and get pizza delivered for lunch.

February 25 is National Chili Day - Is anyone up for a contest?

March 14 is National Pi Day - Anyone want to share their favorite pie with the staff.

March 23 is National Dip Day - This was a big hit!! Nancy is looking forward to that one.

Halfway through the school year? How about dragging out those Waldo shirts again for Where's Waldo Day? Any suggestions are welcome.