April 29, 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.
May 2-5: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 6: No School, Professional Development
May 11: Walk and Roll to School Day! Open House 6:30-7:30pm- no music performance
- 5th Grade Music Performance (New Date! UPDATE BELOW)
May 20: 5th Grade Extended Day Camp
May 21: Brewster Carnival a day of outside fun! See information below!
SAVE THE DATE!
June 9: 5th Grade Farewell Ceremony (AM) 9-10:30 - Fifth Grade Party (PM) 1-3pm
Virtual Campus Students may attend! Please RSVP with VC student name to Kelly Dessy, firstname.lastname@example.org More details about the events will be shared closer to the date!
MAY Breakfast and Lunch Menus
MSTEP INFORMATION FOR 3-5th GRADE FAMILIES
5th Grade Music Concert- Hold the Date!
UPDATED SAVE THE DATE:
Dear 5th grade families,
Due to scheduling conflicts at VanHoosen and Adams on May 11, we will be performing “Ukuleles in Concert” during the 5th grade Ceremony on June 9. We are looking forward to sharing our songs with you! I apologize for all of the changes and appreciate your understanding. Please email me if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for supporting our music program!
Delta Kelly Elementary
Rochester Community Schools
Next week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Leadership. Leadership means you value each member of your group and inspire people to do their best.
Leadership can be both formal and informal. It is concerned with getting others to do what needs to be done while maintaining group morale to ensure readiness to act in the future. This character strength’s focus is on the personal qualities of leaders rather than the practice of leadership. These qualities include the ability to understand others and inspire them toward a common goal, the capacity to mitigate conflict and mold consensus, and the desire to lead other people.
For individuals, leadership is a way to achieve what you know is important, as groups of people invariably achieve more than individuals. If you want to achieve your vision for the future, you need to inspire others to join you. As an individual’s ability to lead develops, so does that person’s confidence and sense of self-efficacy.
To practice and encourage the character strength of leadership with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.
Have a wonderful week!
Finishing the Year Strong!
Thank you to our families for partnering for the success of your child at Brewster! As we progress through the spring trimester we are working together to focus on instruction and avoid class distractions. Please be aware of the following reminders!
- Special celebration or spirit days will be communicated by teachers in advance. Please keep toys, hats, and special items at home unless you have communicated with the teacher for a class celebration or need.
- Pokémon cards are very popular, but often trading becomes difficult for students to understand and can quickly become items that are lost, misplaced, or a distraction from learning. Before or after school use may be monitored by SAC employees for special days, but we ask that our families be aware and help to keep these cherished trading cards at home.
- Smart watches that have text or calling features are considered the same as a cell phone and must remain in the backpack on airplane mode during school hours. Students may use the office phone at anytime to communicate needs with home through the day.
Once again, thank you for your partnership and please feel free to communicate any questions to your teacher regarding specific class needs.
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.
May Elementary Career Connections Newsletter
Honoring your child's humanity teaches them to honor the humanity of others. -brainchecker.in Flexibility thinking is one of the main cognitive skills that children need in order to manage their thoughts, feelings, and actions. It helps us adapt to new or unexpected situations. It can also help u...
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!
Media Update by Mrs. O'Rourke April 2022
Media Update by Mrs. O'Rourke April 2022
Authors in April was amazing! So many thanks to our AIA team; our PTA co-chairs Mrs. Banks & Mrs. Sobczak & all the ‘behind the scene’ hands who make this great day possible for our students every year! Sincere appreciation to the Brewster PTA for their ongoing support. Thank you Mrs. McCue for making so many great art-book connections! The authors loved the kids’ work! This year of the authors offered writing insight, inspiration & a lot of great stories! I hope your child shared some of this at home. It was so nice to have everyone back in the library, making new memories & traditions.
The autographed books will be passed back this week or next. Please look for those to come home soon & thank you for helping support this program. Again, the many ‘woman hours’ put in by our AIA team continue, so if you see Mrs. Banks or Mrs. Sobczak give them a high five!!
Congrats to our winners of the speech contest & the bookmark contest!
These students had a chance to meet & greet our Authors in April.
Introducing Gennifer Choldenko : Caleigh Gardener
Introducing James Burks: Madelyn Shepherd
Introducing Erica Perl: Marianne Lacoste
Bookmark Winners were:
K Holden Flewelling
1st Isla Welch
2nd tied Jasmine Fultz & Joshua Banks
3rd 3 way tie! Haim Kim, Jamie Lyu & Landon Flewelling
4th Zoey Rutter
5th Another Tie-Marianne Lacoste & Megan Connelly
More pictures are on the Specials Facebook page 😊
Adopt A Book Update- Massive, huge, incredible thanks to Mrs. Deshpande & Mrs. Webster for taking on this volunteer job. It is so exciting when the kids get to adopt a book in their honor & donate it to the library! It is also a lot of time to coordinate & I am truly thankful for their work. This year, we will wrap up the Adopt A Book Program in April, to make sure all summer birthdays, etc. are done by mid May.
If you would like to take part in Adopt A Book for the 21-22 school year, please fill out the form on the PTA toolkit or send back the form by April 29, 2022.
Thank you for sending in items to the Media Center! We really appreciate it!
We will always welcome boxes of tissues (Kleenex) and we are looking for a few more things: Markers; any kind! Thank You!
Remember, the Specials Team has a Facebook Page, check it out: https://www.facebook.com/Brewster-Elementary-Specials-Art-Library-Music-Phys-Ed-107405554261016
Brewster Media Center Library is on Twitter, please follow us!
Residents of Rochester Hills can donate their Recyclebank points to Rochester Community Schools Green Schools projects.
RTS Recyclebank partners with the City of Rochester Hills to reward residents for recycling. Points earned can be donated and converted to funds for qualifying Green Schools programs.
Student-led initiatives include a butterfly garden at Meadow Brook Elementary, outdoor learning space at Brewster Elementary, gardens at Stoney Creek High School, a greenhouse and greenery at Rochester High School, and composting at Hart Middle School.
The donation DEADLINE is May 4, 2022!
Scan the QR code below or click here to learn more.