June 3, 2022
We are here to do good things for our students, our coworkers, and our community.
We represent qualities such as love, hope, kindness, respect, and responsibility.
Our culture mirrors those attributes. Let’s continue to make our school the best place to work and learn where everyone is inspired to be the best they can be. What we do, we do well.
Let’s keep the courage to shape a bright future for our students.
June 9: 5th Grade Farewell Ceremony, 8:45 am Doors Open
5th Grade Party 1-3pm
June 10: Last Day/Half-Day of School, 11:20 Dismissal
August 29: First Day of School! (HALF-DAY)
Report cards for TM3 will be available in ParentVUE on Friday, June 17th.
All student medication must be picked up by a PARENT by the last day of school.
JUNE ELEMENTARY BREAKFAST AND LUNCH MENUS
5th Grade Farewell Ceremony
Dear 5th Grade Parents,
Our 5th grade celebration will take place on June 9th, in the gym & cafeteria. The doors will open at 8:45am with our ceremony to begin at 9:00 am. We will set out as many chairs that we have to try and accommodate 4 guests per student. We will welcome our guests through the gym entrance, to the right of our main entry as you face our school.
Below are a few reminders for the special event:
· Parking is limited and will be full at arrival; however, by 8:30 it clears out significantly.
· Students may “dress to impress” and may bring clothes to change into after the ceremony if necessary, but student comfort is priority to celebrate their year!
· June 9th is a full day of school. Our teachers and 5th grade committee have a full day of fun and celebration planned. Please plan on your child attending all day after the ceremony.
· The student celebration from 1-3pm is for our students and volunteers only.
We look forward to seeing you soon and are excited for a wonderful finale to your child’s elementary years at Brewster.
The Brewster 5th Grade Staff & Mrs. Dessy
ESL Parent Liaison Center - Rochester Community Schools District
Schultz Education Campus, Room 112 Open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm The ESL Parent Liaison Center (PLC) is open to all families across our district who speak English as a second language. The goal of the PLC is to provide a place where families can interact with one another and form a sense of community.
Summer is a Great Time to READ!
The research is conclusive. Students who do not read over the summer can lose up to three months of the reading growth they achieved during the school year. The good news is that reading as few as six books at the just-right level can help a child maintain his or her level of reading proficiency over the summer – and reading more will promote new reading growth. Here are some ways to encourage your child to read and prevent the “summer slide.”
Rochester Hills Public Library
We are fortunate to have an amazing public library, and every student in Rochester is eligible for a library card. Here are just a few of the ways the library can support your family’s summer reading plans:
● The library hosts a summer reading program that any student can join. Sign-up is open now, and the event kicks off with an outdoor party at the library on June 11th!
● Looking for digital literacy opportunities? The library also has wonderful online resources available to families for free. Tumblebooks, K-8 eBooks Collection, and BookFlix are just a few high-interest options.
● The Bookmobile will be at Brewster on Thursday evenings this summer, from 7-8!
If you are looking for a workbook to reinforce reading skills, many families have used and liked the Summer Skills workbooks. These are designed to be very effective when used just three times a week for 15-30 minutes. Find ordering information at www.summerskills.com. Math review books are also available.
Barnes and Noble also has a summer reading program. Students can earn a free book when they read and record eight books. Find more information here.
Questions about summer reading opportunities? Feel free to email Ms. Golick at email@example.com
June Elementary: Career Connections Newsletter
1. Play "I Spy" careers on a trip/errand. 2. Check out books about careers from the local library. 3. Name and explore careers at home with hands on learning activities such as cooking, sewing, carpentry, yard work, and more.. 4. Teach work: Give children age appropriate home responsibilities: Ex...
Crosswalks at Brewster and N. Fairview: Please wait to be crossed by the crossing guard supporting this intersection. Do not cross unattended, thank you!
Please use only the marked and supported cross walk from our side lot to cross your children .
The car loop will move quickly with less foot traffic in the parking lot and utilizing our full length of safe sidewalk as routes to entry points.
Please have students ready to exit on the right side of the vehicle and follow the sidewalk to their entry.
Thank you for keeping our kids safe!
News From Mrs. McCue!
Hello Brewster Bulldog Families!
We have begun the process of taking down and sorting all of our amazing artwork. I am hoping to send it all home at the end of next week and the beginning of our last week – depending on what day your bulldog has art. Everyone has 2D art and K-5 will have 3D clay pieces to also bring home. I am asking if you could please send in a brown paper grocery bag or reusable bag with your child’s name on it. I am hoping this will help keep items safer than in a backpack. 😊
Media Update by Mrs. O'Rourke June 2022
The Great Brewster Book Race is HERE!
Thank you for helping your child(ren) find & return their books!
If your child cannot find a book, please double check at home. We’d really prefer getting the book back instead of charging to replace it. However, if you know the book is lost, we will check in the library one more time before sending home bills. The replacement cost for lost/damaged books is $15.00 for paperbacks $20.00 for hardcovers. We cannot accept ‘replacement’ books as we order ours from a library supply company so they come ‘shelf ready’ & catalogued with barcodes, spine labels, etc. Thank you for understanding.
Here’s some library numbers from this year:
Total number of items in our collection; (approx.) 12,272
Total number of check outs this year: 16.154 (as of 5.27.2022) *
What’s in the library?
36% -Nonfiction (according to Dewey Number)
38%-‘Other’ (includes biographies, magazines & reference)
What’s the average age of the books?
Top titles this year: 1. Smile, 2. Ghosts, 3. Dog Man Brawl of the Wild, 4. Drama, 5. Guts, 6. Diary of a Wimpy kid; Journal, 7. Diary of a Wimpy kid; The Last Straw, 8. Dog Man & Kat Kid, 9. Bird & Squirrel on the Run, 10. Sisters.
*As you can see from the number of books circulated this year, so many thanks have to go to our outstanding volunteer team who check-in, check-out & shelf these books! Over 16,000 books by the end of the year! Wow!! Thank you!!
Many thanks to the PTA for always supporting the Media Center!
Remember, the Specials Team has a Facebook Page, check it out: https://www.facebook.com/Brewster-Elementary-Specials-Art-Library-Music-Phys-Ed-107405554261016
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