The Paw Print
February 5-9, 2024
What's Happening This Week
6th Graders leave for Science Camp
Valentine Grams on Sale (through 2/9)
2:15 - Creative Studios
7:00 - PTA Board Meeting
9:45 - Running Club @ recess, weather permitting
2:15 - Student Council Meeting
Restaurant Night: Porky's Pizza
Wear College/Career Gear
9:45 - Running Club @ recess, weather permitting
2:15 - PAL Meeting
Valentine Grams on Sale (ends today)
Wear Brookhaven Spirit Wear
Funky Friday @ Lunch (grades 1-5)
2:15 - Ice Cream Sales
2/12 - No School (Lincoln's Birthday)
2/13 - Optional Walk Audit (see info below)
2/14 - Valentine's Grams delivered
2/19 - No School (Presidents Day)
2/28 - Jr. PTA Meeting after school in the MPR
YOU ARE INVITED...
The City of Yorba Linda, the City of Placentia, and Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District are excited to announce that the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program for the Yorba Linda+Placentia Active Transportation Plan has officially begun! As part of the SRTS program, we will be visiting your school to observe student drop-off/pick-up behavior and host a walk audit shortly after or before the observation. We have scheduled your school's observation and walk audit for Tuesday, February 13, starting at 7:30 a.m..
What is a walk audit? A walk audit is a guided walk where your school community has the opportunity to share information about the streets around your school and commuting behaviors so that the project team can better understand barriers and challenges to walking and biking. Walk audits usually take about 1 hour to complete. We encourage parents and caregivers to attend, as we find this level of participation makes walk audits more successful!
It's Annual Survey Time!
The parent survey is available to take until Feb. 23.
Direct link to the survey: https://pylusd.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9Wwm9AOvZVyHbAa (English and Spanish versions are both available at this link)
The survey will take parents approximately 3-6 minutes to complete.
Families are encouraged to complete the survey more than once if they have children at multiple school sites.
Reflex and Frax Information
Attendance Line ~ 714-986-7110 and press 3
If students are out ill, please call the office to clear absences.
Attendance last week:
Monday - 445 (95.7%)
Tuesday - 449 (96.56%) *Best days this week!
Wednesday - 449 (96.56%)
Thursday -446 (95.91%)
Friday - 440 (94.62%)
Average = 446 students daily (95.91%) down from 96.55% last week
Maximize Learning Opportunities: Every Day Counts!
Regular school attendance is crucial for students to fully engage in face-to-face learning and foster vital social connections with peers, contributing to their overall well-being. While missed homework can be caught up, the collaborative classroom experience is irreplaceable.
In California, students who miss just two school days a month, equivalent to ten percent of the school year, are labeled chronically absent. This rate of absenteeism, whether excused or unexcused, may signal academic challenges and increase the risk of dropout.
Every Day Counts in maximizing learning opportunities for students! Help us pave the way for your child's success by ensuring they attend school every day unless they are sick. When students are sick, families should contact their school to report the absence.
It's not too late to join our fantastic PTA. Brookhaven PTA helps with so many wonderful things here at Brookhaven! Help support PTA by joining. Our goal is 500 members. Click here to join!
Add your student as a PTA member and they will be invited to the Junior PTA Meeting held in February.
Valentine Grams on Sale!
Valentine's Grams will go on sale Friday, February 1. The table will be set up by the kindergarten playground (weather permitting).
Monday - 2:00-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday - 7:30-8:00 a.m. and 2:00-2:30 p.m.
Wednesday - 1:00-1:30 p.m.
Thursday - 7:30-8:00 a.m. and 2:00-2:30 p.m.
Friday - 7:30-8:00 a.m. and 2:00-2:30 p.m.
Grams will be delivered February 14.
Transitional Kindergarten (TK)
Will your child be turning five between September 2, 2024, and June 2, 2025? Or are you considering keeping your child out of kindergarten for an additional year? If so, enroll them in the district’s award-winning transitional kindergarten (TK) program now offered at all elementary schools!
TK is an early kindergarten experience for children that allows young learners to grow in an environment tailored to meet their academic and social-emotional needs. It serves as a bridge between preschool and kindergarten and ensures developmentally younger children are ready for kindergarten and beyond.
TK students are in school for 3 hours and 20 minutes five days a week. The program includes an AM and a PM model with students attending from 7:50 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. to 12:55 p.m.
Orange County School of Computer Science at Bernardo Yorba
As you may now be aware, the PYLUSD Board of Education unanimously voted to approve Bernardo Yorba Middle School to become a district-affiliated charter school in the 2024-2025 school year. As your student prepares to enter 7th grade we want you to have as much information as possible about the Orange County School of Computer Science.
Additionally, we want to invite you to tour the new charter school. You will have the opportunity to see a Computer Science lesson in progress and see a couple classes in action. There will also be a Q & A session. Please complete this google form if you are interested in attending a parent tour.
If you are interested in enrolling, it is anticipated that spots will be limited. Enrollment is now open and priority enrollment closes on Friday, February 16, 2024. Click here to access the enrollment form if you are interested in completing the enrollment process now.
For up-to-date information, we encourage you to follow them on Instagram @OCSCSEducation and please visit their website for the details of their learning model and Computer Science Immersion program by clicking here.
The Building Blocks of Success: 20 Minutes of Math & Reading Each Day
Reading and mathematics skills are the foundational building blocks for all other areas of learning, including science, social studies, and even technical fields. By building a strong foundation in these areas, students will successfully grasp more advanced, complex concepts.
Help your student build a strong foundation for success, spend 20 minutes each evening practicing math fact fluency and reading with your student. Learn more and access district-provided online resources at www.pylusd.org/buildingblocks.