Brookfield Elementary School

All the News That's Bearable - September 16, 2022

Upcoming Events

UPCOMING DATES



9/20/22 - 5:30 One door protocol community meeting at Brookfield

9/26/22 - School Picture Day

9/29/22 - 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.

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 20 at 5:30 in the multi-purpose room. I look forward to having this discussion with you.

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.

Brookfield Band

If your child is in 4th, 5th or 6th Grade, they should have received information from our new music teacher, Jacqueline Hunt, about signing up for band. If you haven't seen this form, feel free to e-mail Mrs. Hunt @ jhunt@orangesouthwest.org

Family Survey


OSSD knows that families are an essential component of every child’s education. It is important to us that parents and guardians feel welcome and included in our schools. In order to gauge our success in accomplishing this goal, the three elementary schools, Randolph, Brookfield, and Braintree, have created a survey for families. Please take 2-3 minutes to tell us how we are doing. We will use this district and school-level data to continue our work in creating safe and welcoming schools for all members of our community. The survey will be open until September 19th. Survey

September Lunch Menu

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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