2601 Shady Brook Dr. Bedford, TX 76021
November 13, 2015
From the Principal's desk. . .
Tomorrow is the "Let Your Colors Run" Fun Run event for PTA. Mr. Scott and I are looking forward to participating in this event. We've got our t-shirts, sunglasses and running shoes ready! The money will go towards the 4th Grade Field Trip to Austin and the 6th Grade End-of-Year Field Trip to GDX. We look forward to seeing you there!
Also, be sure and ask your student about the Prize Patrol. This will be a great opportunity to use those Brook Bucks they've been saving for the first two six weeks. Our CHAMPS team has worked to collect many great prizes for the students to "purchase". This is sure to be a great event to celebrate positive behavior.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Shady Brook Elementary
Clarence Scott, Assistant Principal, Shady Brook Elementary
BINGO for Books
BINGO for Books
When: Thursday, November 19th from 6:30-7:30
What: Come join us for BINGO for Books. Bring your whole family for a free dinner of FRITO PIE provided by our wonderful PTA and win a free book.
Where: SBE Cafeteria
The book fair will be open from 8am-8 pm in the library.
****Door Prizes****Frito Pie****Books****Reading Strategies to use at home****
Important Dates. . .
11/14 - PTA "Let Your Colors Run" Fun Run Event!
11/16 - Christmas Providers Food Drive begins
11/19 - Report Cards go home
11/19 - Bingo for Books - 6:30 p.m. SBE Cafeteria
11/20 - Hat Day - help support field trips
11/23 - Netzsmart Presentation for grades 1, 3 and 5
11/24 - KG Thanksgiving program at 9 a.m.
11/25 - 11/27 - THANKSGIVING BREAK - NO SCHOOL
12/1/ - PTA Board meeting in the library at 6:30 p.m.
12/3 - Family Science Night/ Fort Worth Science Museum comes to the Brook beginning at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria
12/7 - Progress reports go home
12/8 2nd Grade Field Trip to Casa Manana
Christmas Providers 2015
November 16 through December 3 will be our annual Christmas Providers food drive. Please help Shady Brook by collecting non-perishable food items such as canned fruits, canned vegetables, boxed macaroni & cheese, peanut butter, cereal, breakfast items, boxed Hamburger Helper, rice, beans, pasta, etc. for families in need. The class who brings the most food will win cookies.
Our current guidance lessons for Kinder through 6th grade are on the topic of personal safety. In Kinder and 1st grade, I am using the Yellow Dyno program (that includes a yellow dinosaur puppet) that shares safety tips and what to do if you are ever in a dangerous situation. Yellow Dyno says to use your eyes to see if there is danger around you. If so, take 3 steps back and run like the wind. If you ever find yourself in a situation where someone is trying to take you, you can yell the Yellow Dyno yell: “Help, this is not my mom, or help, this is not my dad.” Then, tell a trusted adult what happened. Our 2nd through 5th grade classes watched videos showing various situations that could be potentially dangerous and the safe way to handle those situations. The students learned a 3 step process: stop, get away, and tell an adult. Our 6th graders were given various unsafe scenarios and discussed the best way to handle those situations to stay safe. Parents, please talk with your student(s) about situations such as what to do if they are at home alone and someone comes to the door, if they are home alone and the phone rings, what to do if someone in a car pulls up beside them and tries to get them to come nearby, tricks that people may use to persuade kids to come with them, etc. The best way to keep our kids safe is to educate them on the potential dangers that are out there.
HEBISD Family Support Services
Doubled-up with friends or family
Living in a hotel or motel
Living in a shelter
Living in a car or unsheltered
There are services to help you! Call HEBISD Family Support Services 817-399-3470!
Notes from the Nurse... Asthma 101
Asthma is a common long term disease that causes swelling and narrowing of the airway. It currently affects more than 6 million children in the United States and is a major contributor to missed days of school when not controlled. Although asthma can be a serious disease, the severity can be lessened by recognizing symptoms for early diagnosis, identifying common triggers and avoiding them if possible, and seeking proper treatment.
Signs and Symptoms of Asthma
Coughing (especially at night or early mornings)
Common Asthma Triggers
Outdoor air pollution
Asthma Treatment and Prevention
Avoid triggers-Learning and avoiding an individual’s specific triggers is a key in preventing the severity of asthma.
Controller medications –These medications help reduce the number of asthma attacks but do not help during an attack. Examples include Advair and Symbicort.
Rescue medications- These are quick relief medications and are used during an asthma attack. Examples include Albuterol and Xopenex.
Collaboration with your doctor, family and school nurse to promote and individualized action plan.