The Brooklyn Buzz

October 25, 2019


  • Report Cards
  • Happy Fall - Costume Guidelines
  • Safety Week
  • Kids Youtube vs Youtube
  • Outdoor Recess Guidelines
  • Parent Partnership
  • Brooklyn Gear Sale
  • Brooklyn Birthday Club
  • Upcoming Levy Facts
  • PTA Updates
  • Youth Basketball
  • Important Dates
  • Contacting Brooklyn School

Report Cards

Good afternoon Brooklyn Families,

Report cards are available electronically, October 25, 2019. We will not be printing paper copies of report cards and you will be able to access them through your parent portal in ProgressBook. If you do not have an account or are having difficulty accessing your account, please call our office 216-485-8176.

Kindergarten is the exception, 1st quarter they will receive a written report. Then starting at the end of the 2nd quarter they will have online report cards.

Grades 1st - 4th: will not have a grade for Practical Arts (Art, Gym, Library, Music). They will report at the end of each semester.

Please see the attached PDF to read how to log in, if you do not have your account information you will not be able to log in, however Mrs. Paul will be able to help you with that. Also attached is where to click to view your report card.

Again, thank you and if you have any questions, please let us know.

Happy Fall - October 31st

In trying to have some fall spirit, we are allowing kids to come to school on October 31st dressed in a festive way. They will not be changing into their costumes, character etc at school. They need to come in costume or character. Below are guidelines for different options. Kids do not need to participate if they do not want to, however we wanted to provide lots of options.

Options are:

  • Halloween Costume (NO: face paint/ full face makeup, blood, weapons or masks)

  • Favorite character from a book (no face paint, blood, weapons or masks)

  • Colors of the day : Orange/Black

Classrooms will not be having parties or parades. Some are planning fall instructional activities and permitting snacks to be sent in. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

Cristin Cicco

Safety Week

Safety Week

We are going to have our first safety week of the year. Our teachers will be discussing and demonstrating, various scenarios with students. Each day will be a different scenario. The discussions will help students to make decisions based on where they are located when an alarm is sounded or an announcement is made and how do they respond.

An example, if you are in the cafeteria and the fire alarm sounds, where would you go and what would you do? We practice various drills throughout the school year.

Safety is a top priority and we understand the importance of practicing and debriefing to ensure we have a safe learning environment for everyone within our school and on our school grounds.

Youtube Kids vs Regular Youtube

Important information for grownups about YouTube Kids

YouTube Kids was built from the ground up to be a fun, family-friendly place for kids and families. The YouTube Kids app includes both popular children's videos and diverse new content, delivered in a way that's easy to use for children of any age.

  • Youtube Kids is a downloadable app for the tablet or phone.
  • The parents can create an account for each of their kids.
  • It filters the content to make sure it is appropriate (it's not perfect but certainly better than no filter at all)
  • There is also a timer they can set so the kids aren't using it for too long.

Before your child gets started, there are a few things we want to make sure you understand:

Click this link

Outdoor Recess Guidelines and Shorts

As the weather starts to turn colder, please make sure your child has the proper clothing to go outside. We will go outside when it is cold and snowing. Our guidelines for cold temperatures will be followed and monitored closely. The temperature for outdoor recess is 20 degrees with the windchill.

Please make sure student have appropriate gear to be in the elements. Winter coats, gloves, hats are important. Students should have hats, gloves, winter coats, boots if it is snowing.


Shorts are not permitted from the end of the 1st quarter until the start of the 4th quarter. This is in our student handbook under dress code (guidelines #15).

Parent Teacher Partnership

The picture below is the flyer which includes the date and information regarding the meetings. I have also linked the flyer click here. We would love to have more parents involved, we hope your able to join us this year. .
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Spirit Wear

We are opening up our spirit wear sale for a 2nd round. We have had lots of request once the 1st round of orders we delivered. Attached is the flyer. The picture of the picture is to the side. We will accept orders for a few weeks.
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Brooklyn Media Center Birthday Book Club is back

Please return the flyer attached by November 8th.

PTA News and Updates

Brooklyn School Kalahari Fundraiser

Mark your calendar to take a break!! Support your school while having fun! Get away without going too far from home to America's LARGEST indoor waterpark and enjoy a special rate for families and friends! Rooms are ONLY $129 and feature 2 Queen beds and INCLUDE waterpark passes! A portion from EACH room booked will benefit Brooklyn Elementary. BOOK EARLY to avoid being shut out. Book online today!

Thursday, January 2, 2020 ONLY $129!!

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Brooklyn Youth Basketball

The City of Brooklyn and the Junior Canes basketball teams will be working together. All youth basketball for grades 1-6 will be run through the Brooklyn Recreational Department this season.

There will be no tryout and NO CUTS for all age groups. Anyone who registers will be placed on a team providing you sign up in a timely manner.

Flyers have or will be coming home with students in grade 1st -6th.

Registration September 1st - October 31st.


Residents Grades 1 - 2 - $40

Residents Grades 3 - 6 - $70

Register Online @

Any questions, please direct them to the Jack Abbruzzese at the Rec. Center at 216-351-5334 or email

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Important Dates

October 31st - Dress for Halloween (see above)

November 5th - No School Election Day

November 12th - Math night - details will be coming soon

November 12th - PTA fundraiser pick up

November 20th - Picture Retakes

November 27th - 29th - No School - Thanksgiving

Contacting Brooklyn School Personnel

Attendance Line ~ (216) 485-8171

  • When reporting your child off, please include: first and last name of the child, grade, reason for absence, who is reporting the child off and a number you can be reached.

Mrs. Cristin Cicco ~ Principal

(216) 485-8177

Ms. Lara Smith ~ Assistant Principal

(216) 485-8178

Mrs. Annie Bir ~ Guidance Counselor (Grades 4-7)

(216) 485-8128

Mrs. Denise Smith ~ Guidance Counselor (Grades PK-3)

(216) 485 - 8173

Mrs. Laura Paul ~ Brooklyn School Secretary

(216) 485-8176