Brewster Weekly

May 19, 2023

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.

Calendar Updates

May 19 FULL DAY OF SCHOOL, Carnival at Van Hoosen

May 21 Robotics Registration Due- See Below

May 29 No School, Memorial Day

May 31 Field Day, No Rain Date

June 8 5th Grade Completion Ceremony 9am

June 9 Half-Day of School, Last Day for Students

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Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Positivity Project!

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Please use the sidewalks in the car loop lane to drop off your children. Let the children out all along the U shape of the car loop drop off-not only at entry door/ cafeteria door. ALL of our Bulldogs know where to line up and can access all entry points from the safe sidewalk routes. If you are dropping off from 7:55-8:05, students should go to their assigned door please. Let's build independence and help the car loop move efficiently by having students ready to exit quickly.

We are a school community that wants the best for our kids.

We all would be devastated with any injury or accident.

Please always model safety, respect, responsibility, and kindness each day.


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Media Update by Mrs. O'Rourke May 2023

The Great Brewster Book Race is about to Begin!

This week was the last to check out books from the Brewster Library (Media Center) this school year. Please help your child remember to return all of their book(s) next week on their library day! All classes will have a chance to win a special surprise from Mrs. O’Rourke presented to the 1st class with all books returned!

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.

Remember, the Specials Team has a Facebook Page, check it out:

Brewster Media Center Library is on Twitter, please follow us!

News from Ms. Z!

Brewster families,

At this time the volunteer sign up is completely full! Thank you so much for helping to make it a great day!

  • Field day is Wednesday May 31st.
    • 3rd-5th grade will have a morning session from 8:45-10:45.
    • Tk -2nd grade will have an afternoon session from 12:30-2:30

Students must have the following to participate safely while enjoying themselves fully.
    • A water bottle with their name on it.

    • Shoes they can do a variety of activities in. Please no slip-on shoes, flip-flops, cleats, etc.

    • Clothing they will be comfortable doing a variety of activities in that can also get wet/dirty with no issue.

    • Sunscreen: its best to apply it at home before school for our younger friends. This insures it is applied properly.

    • A change of clothing for after – there are 3 water stations.
    • Please check the weather the morning of in order to dress for the outside temperature.

Students will be divided into teams within in their classroom. Students will need to wear the color of the team they are on.

      • Classroom teachers will communicate the colors needed for each student as we get closer to field day.

Danielle Zarzycki

Physical Education

Brewster Elementary/Delta Kelly Elementary

Rochester Community Schools

News From Mrs. Priest!

Dear 5th Grade Parents/Gaurdians,

Just a reminder that we will be performing our concert on Thursday May 25 at 7 p.m. in the gym. We are so excited to share an evening of songs and ukuleles with you! I will be sending more details next week. Please email me with any questions or concerns. Thanks for your continued support of our Brewster music program!

Mrs. Priest


FLL Robotics Club Student Registration due 21May!

Our FIRST Lego League Robotics will kick-off this month in preparation of the fall season.

Please sign your child(ren) up using this form by 5pm on 21May in order to be placed on a team.

Here are your important links!

FLL Robotics Sign-up (Students):

FLL Robotics Coaches Sign-up:

Club fees for this school year will be $50 per student for the First Lego League Challenge level for 4th and 5th graders, and $30 per student for the Explore level for Kindergarten through 3rd graders. Your team dues will include participation on a team, competition costs, and a team t-shirt.

Are you new to FIRST Lego League? Please see our general FAQ Form here: FLL Robotics FAQ or please contact the club at with any additional questions.

Brewster PTA

Spring Carnival

Join us for the Spring Carnival! This event will be Friday, May 19, 2023 from 4:30p – 7:00p at VanHoosen Middle School. We will have games, inflatables, prizes, and food trucks! Cost is $10 per child and $15 at the door, parents are free! Tickets are available in Membership Toolkit app or go to Please see the attached flyer for further info.

Hello 5th Grade Families!

Details about the 5th Grade Farewell party on June 2, 2023 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM are attached. Any questions can be emailed to or

Thank you!

The PTA 5th Grade Farewell Committee

Disability Awareness Workshop

The third graders are looking forward to their field trip for the Disability Workshop, but we need your help! The workshop is on Friday, May 26 at Rochester High School. Please sign-up if you can help make this event happen and a success!

Committee Chairs Needed

We have a great group of families at Brewster and we need your help! We have the following committee chairs open or in need of a co-chair. Please reach out to if you are interested in helping or learning more!

· Founders Day - Help decide what teachers, staff, and volunteers in our schools get rewarded for all their hard work.

· Green Committee – Help keep the school green with recycling efforts, decorate the front sign, and making Brewster look amazing

· Nominating – Help in finding new parents to fulfill the roles of the board, explain the roles, and help with voting process

· PAC Rep – Represent families that have IEPs and 504Bs. Must have a child with one of these in order to be the chair.


Our Adopt-a-Book program is up and running for the year! If you are interested in adopting a book for your child please fill out the form in the Membership Toolkit Store.

Buddy the Bulldog

Have you seen Buddy the Bulldog at school events or in a neighbor’s yard? Would you like to have him visit your yard? Buddy can be rented by filling out a form in Membership Toolkit. He loves to visit so please fill out a form so he can come and visit you.

Membership Toolkit

Membership Toolkit is a website and app used by the Brewster PTA. On Membership Toolkit you can find a Brewster directory, calendar of events, and make secure purchases. You do not need to be a PTA member to use most of the features on Membership Toolkit. To create an account, you need to go the website first. Once you create your account on the website, you can download the app on your mobile device. If you already use Membership Toolkit, please log in to update your student’s information for the new school year. Use this link to create or update your account

Brewster Facebook Group

The Brewster Facebook group is a great way to connect with Brewster families and learn about upcoming events. If you are a member of the Brewster Facebook group, please send an invite to Brewster families that are not yet members. For the safety of our students, the Brewster Facebook group is private. To join, you need to be a current Brewster family and answer the questions to join the group.

Join the PTA

You can join the PTA by going to the store on the Membership Toolkit app or clicking this link Join the Brewster PTA. By joining the PTA you will have access to the Brewster directory on the Membership Toolkit website and app.

Annual Fundraiser

The Brewster PTA has launched its Annual Fundraiser and a yellow flyer came home with your oldest child at Brewster. Our hope is to pivot from ongoing fundraising activities throughout the year that support Brewster students, teachers and staff, to a one-time donation made by each family at the beginning of the year. To make a donation use this link General PTA Donation or go to the store on Membership Toolkit. While there is no set amount that we are requesting, as we are sensitive to every family’s financial capacity, we hope and suggest the following amounts: $60 per family with one Brewster student or $85 per family with two or more Brewster students.

PTA Board Names and Contact Information

President – Jackie Bieber

VP of Fundraising –

VP of Membership – Michelle Endres

Treasurer – Susanna Brennan

Secretary – Grant Kosch

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Community Resources For Review!

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