The Paw Print

Bi-Monthly Principal Newsletter ~ Week of April 25, 2022

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A Message from Mrs. Lucas

Dear Parents,

As we near the end of the school year, we look forward to many end of the year activities. Please be sure to continue to read the communication sent home from teachers regarding specific activities and end of the year details.

Last Friday, parents of students in grades three through six received this letter via email regarding the upcoming CAASPP State Testing. CAASPP Testing will take place at Brookhaven from May 9th - May 25th. It is very important that students in grades 3-6 attend school each day, on time and ready to do their best. This is the first time since the spring of 2019 that the state has given the CAASPP test.

We are looking forward to finishing the last 38 days of school strong and with "pawsitivity"!



Upcoming Events and Calendar

  • May 6th ~ Fairy Tale Ball (2nd graders)
  • May 7th ~ Fairy Tale Ball (1st graders)
  • May 9th - 25th ~ SBAC (state) Testing for grades 3-6
  • May 30th ~ Memorial Day - No School
  • June 4th ~ Kindergarten Fairy Tale Ball
  • June 10th ~ Minimum Day
  • June 15th ~ 6th Grade Promotion, 8:30 am
  • June 16th ~ Last Day of School

2022-2023 PYLUSD School Year Calendar

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week ~ May 2nd-6th

Parents, please see the flyer below for the upcoming Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week from May 2nd - 6th!

Teacher Favorites will have an updated link on our school website soon. Please check the website later in the week as the link on the flyer needs to be updated too.

Thank you to Jessica Ruggles who is coordinating this week to celebrate our wonderful teachers and staff for all they do for our students.

Brookhaven PTA News

We continue to thank our PTA Board and ALL our parent volunteers that make our school such a great place for our kids to learn and grow!

This month we thank...

  • Jessica Ruggles for coordinating our upcoming Teacher/Staff Appreciation week on May 2nd-6th!
  • Cheyenne Mejia for her work in putting our Brookhaven Yearbook together!

PTA Updates/Reminders:

  • Please click here to join our fabulous PTA! Brookhaven PTA membership is open to everyone ~ students, parents, grandparents, alumni and supporters. Your membership helps fund school assemblies, book fairs, field trip transportation, classroom supplies, library books and more!

We are very fortunate to have a dedicated, hardworking and generous PTA at Brookhaven! We have PTA President this year, Mrs. Traci Larson! If you are interested in being a part of our PTA and committees throughout the year, please get in touch with Traci here:

Optional Parenting Classes Offered

Please see these flyers for Adult/Parent classes being offered through county:

NOCE flyer - English copy

NOCE flyer - Spanish copy

Trauma Informed Communities flyer

Attendance and Health Reminders

Just a few friendly reminders regarding health and attendance:

  • School starts at 7:50 each day and students are expected to be on their assigned playground by 7:45 am. We close the gates promptly at 7:50 am each day. Students arriving after that time will need to go through the office to check in prior to going to their classroom and will be marked tardy. Please plan accordingly each morning to ensure that students arrive on time, no later than 7:45 am, ready to learn. As a reminder, the gates open at 7:35 each morning.
  • Students should have all of the materials necessary for each day including homework, lunches, water bottles and, if applicable, their musical instrument. Students are learning about responsibility and accountability when it comes to these items, so we encourage parents to NOT drop off forgotten items. All students are able to receive a school lunch for free; they just need to order one with the daily lunch count. If homework or instruments are forgotten, it is a valuable lesson learned for students that, typically, doesn't happen again.

  • If your child is sick or has symptoms of Covid, they should not attend school
  • You must call the school attendance line to report all absences
  • Please leave specific details of your child's symptoms and we'll notify you of their return date
  • Please review the Student Symptom Tree to help guide you with questions regarding Covid symptoms and next steps

We appreciate everyone's diligence in completing the daily "Shared Responsibility" in checking for symptoms and keeping students home when they are ill. Together we'll make it through the year in keeping everyone healthy and well.

Daily Protocols

On-Going Mitigating Measures

  1. Shared Responsibility Symptom Screening should be done daily prior to the arrival of school. If your child has COVID symptoms, they must stay home.
  2. Handwashing stations are located around campus and hand sanitizer is located at the entrance of every classroom.
  3. Good hygiene habits will be taught and encouraged.