Brookfield Elementary School

All the News That's Bearable - September 23, 2022

Upcoming Events

UPCOMING DATES


9/26/22 - School Picture Day

9/27/22 - 5:30 Community Meeting at Brookfield - 1 Door Protocol

9/29/22 - 5:30 Community Read Aloud in Randolph

10/10/22 - Indigenous People's Day: No school

10/11/22 - Inservice Day: No school

10/12/22 - Parent/Student/Teacher Conference Day: No school, conferences only

Picture Day

Monday, September 26 will be picture day. We are using a new photographer that doesn't require that you submit a pre-order. See the information in the attached flyer.

Lunch Menu - Next week 9/26 thru 9/30

Elementary Menu


MONDAY 9/26

Cheddar Quesadillas, BBQ Smoked Pulled Pork, Corn & Black Bean Salsa, Sour Cream


TUESDAY 9/27

Potato & Cheese Pierogies, tomato basil sauce, roasted zucchini, beef meatballs, parmesan

WEDNESDAY 9/28

Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza, salad, snow peas, green peppers, cucumber


THURSDAY 9/29

Grilled ham & cheese sandwich, roasted potatoes, watermelon


FRIDAY 9/30

Maple Teriyaki Chicken, celery & carrot sticks, brown rice


Community Read Aloud

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Families with pre-K through 4th-grade students are invited to visit up to 8 read-aloud locations around town, enjoy an ice cream sandwich, and select a free book to keep. Meet at the town gazebo at 5:30 p.m. for a welcome message from your school librarians and a map of the event's locations. After you have visited at least three read-alouds, meet back at the gazebo for ice cream and book selection.

Emergency Drills this Week

On Tuesday, September 27 we will have a Lockdown Drill and on Thursday, September 29 we will have a bus evacuation drill.

One Door Requirement

If you have been to school, you likely noticed the orange cones along the front of the building in our parking lot. These were put in place, so that we could follow the one-door protocol that Mr. Millington enacted for all of the schools in our district. On a campus purpose-designed with this in mind, the one-door requirement makes a lot of sense from a security standpoint. Our campus was not designed with this in mind, so there are some practical and safety concerns that were not considered before imposing this plan at our school. Even with the use of the cones, we are still having our students walk through a parking lot. When it snows, the roof sheds in this area dangerously and unpredictably, further shrinking our parking lot and endangering students. Only using the front door has increased the distance to the bathroom for our preK students, making it a challenge for them to use their outdoor classroom space comfortably.


I believe that the one-door protocol can work with modification. I believe that using our main entrance as the primary door that we use to enter and exit our building from arrival to dismissal time and from which we conduct all business is a workable idea as long as we allow staff members to use the north door when they we are taking students outside to our outdoor playground and classroom areas.


Mr. Millington will consider modifications to the one-door protocol if the community is in agreement, so I invite you to a meeting at Brookfield Elementary on Tuesday, September 27 at 5:30 in the multi-purpose room. I look forward to having this discussion with you.

School Club - Parents/Guardians Please Join!

School Club Meeting

Wednesday 9/28

6-7 pm at Brookfield School

We welcome all parents and guardians to join us for the first School Club meeting of the year! This group gets together on a monthly basis to coordinate fundraising and plan events that build connections among our school community and enhance learning and opportunities for all our kiddos. Please join us to learn more and get involved. Questions? Email Shelby (girard745@yahoo.com) or Jill (jarfrog1@aol.com).



Tunbridge Fair - Winners!

Last year Mrs. Ferris' 4-5 class planned ahead for this year's Tunbridge Fair and made this quilt.

Mrs. Ferris entered the quilt at the fair and they received 1st Place and Best of Show!

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6th Grade Field Trip - Snorkeling

Last week our 6th graders took a field trip to West Branch CCC in Rochester, VT. As you can see by the photos, it looks like they had a great time.
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Four Winds

Brookfield students have benefited from the hands-on learning provided by community volunteers through participation in the Four Winds Nature Program. The goal of the Four Winds program is to improve environmental literacy throughout the community by providing people of all ages with meaningful opportunities to explore the natural world. We have not participated in Four Winds for two years now, but with your help, would like to bring it back to our students.


Four Winds is highly dependent on volunteers who agree to come to the monthly training which lasts about two hours. In the past this happened at school one morning each month. Then, the volunteers arrange with the classroom teachers, this could be in your child's classroom, the best time for the lesson.


We can move forward with this program if we can count on your support. Please complete this form to share your availability.

A Night of Deconstruction!

Here is your chance to unscrew, unbolt, open up and see what’s inside that old radio or

computer, the toaster or blender, or whatever else you’d like to bring along and take

apart. There will be tools of all sorts, protective eyeglasses, appliances to experiment on

and lots of activity at the Brookfield Old Town Hall beginning at 6:30 pm on Tuesday

September 27th. Stop by, and do some hands-on science with your friends. This event is

free!

Brookfield Elementary School

Brookfield Elementary serves around 80 students in grades Pre-K-6.

Our school has warm and caring faculty and staff committed to each and every child. Our priority is to create a rich and engaging learning environment, where students are authentic contributors and partners in a positive, fun, and rigorous school climate.

Connect With Us

Principal:

David Roller - droller@orangesouthwest.org



Administrative Assistant:

Lisa Becker - lbecker@orangesouthwest.org