Welcome Back BSE

Intro to the 2014-2015 school year

A message from Mr. Kaminski - Principal of BSE

August 6, 2014


Dear Brooks School Elementary Students and Parents:


It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that I welcome you back to school for what will be an amazing 2014-2015 school year. This summer our school hosted only one summer program and as a result this allowed our hard working custodial crew an opportunity to clean and detail our spacious school. Our student population had a natural decline due to the departure of a very large 4th grade class, so we have a little elbow room this school year. We have had a few teacher departures from BSE, however each have been replaced with the highest quality teachers found on the market!


Soon the state will release ISTEP scores from last spring and you will be delighted with the progress and growth of the achievement level of our student body. Our staff has and will continue to commit to becoming the highest achieving elementary school in HSE. We are getting closer each year and with continued focus, detailed planning, and execution of highly effective instruction we will soon achieve this goal.


This year we continue with our BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), will push our students to experience problem based/service learning projects, and integrate technology at every possible moment. Our students/staff will experience an exceptional educational resource via our media specialist, Mrs. Patrick, who will run an open concept media/library this year. Thank you to any and all of you who volunteer in our library to ensure our open concept is a success. The 2014-2015 school year will be one that your children will truly enjoy!


I know that you are eager to find out who your teacher is for the 2014-2015 school year, to do so please login to Skyward on August 8th (4PM) or after to view teacher information. Class lists will also be posted outside of entrance 11(café/gym) prior to the Ice Cream Social on Monday, August 11th. Classrooms will be open and your child’s teacher will be ready to greet you and the family. PLEASE CHECK YOUR BUS INFORMATION PRIOR TO THE SOCIAL IN SKYWARD. Below you will see a list of events we have planned for the beginning of school.


Thursday, August 7 - 6:00-7:00 p.m. - Kindergarten Meet the Teacher

(Parents Only – Class Lists will be posted at Entrance 1)


Monday, August 11 - 5:00-7:00 p.m. - Ice Cream Social – Classrooms Open


Wednesday, August 13 - 8:55 a.m.-3:40 p.m. - First Day of School


This year HSE continues to push to a paperless information process. PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO ALL POSTED ITEMS VIA OUR WEBSITE AND SKYLERT. This year is set to be an exceptional one that will provide your child with authentic, engaging, exciting, and rigorous learning opportunities. Please remember to follow BSE via twitter at @BSEhseIN. If you don't use Twitter you may want to sign up as many of our classrooms will tweet their learning celebrations throughout the year. I will always share creative and engaging student activities, creations, etc. weekly via Twitter.


Sincerely,

Mr. Dana Kaminski

Principal, Brooks School Elementary

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