The Brooklyn Buzz

January 31, 2020


  • Fundraiser
  • Literacy Night
  • Counseling Corner
  • Arrival information
  • Outdoor Recess Guidelines
  • Medical restrictions for outdoor recess
  • Medicine administered by the nurse
  • Parent Partnership
  • PTA Updates
  • Important Dates
  • Contacting Brooklyn School

Tritan and Diamond Vortex Tumblers For Sale

Brooklyn School students and staff are selling 22 oz. tumblers. There are various designs to choose from, including a Brooklyn Hurricane Blue/Gold.

The sale runs from January 31, 2020 until February 13, 2020.

Tumblers are $20. Checks payable to Brooklyn School.

Students are bringing home flyers today. There are lots of great prizes.

Pictures below are of the designs, prizes and information

If students sell:

3 tumblers = students will get to go into a video game truck while at school

And there are other prizes below.

If our school sells 700, we will get a free assembly with Basketball Jones.

Thank you for your support. The proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards, student and staff rewards, incentives and team activites.

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Family Literacy Night

Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:30 - 7:45.

Please see the flyer below and let your child's teacher know how many will be attending, so we can ensure we have enough pizza.

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6th & 7th Graders taking College Credit Plus Classes

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Counseling Corner


Great resource on teaching children to take responsibility.

Over the recent weeks, I have noticed a trend amongst children. They do not know how to take responsibility for their actions, words etc. Kids want to instantly defend. It is ok to make mistakes, however we have to own it. We have been working a lot on responsibility. February, our focus is responsibility. The article above is a great resource when discussing this at home.

School starts at 8 am

School opens at 7:30 am, however students are to be in their homerooms at 8 am and attendance is taken. Starting January 6th, students who are entering the building after 8 am, will be considered late and it will be entered into their attendance.

According to the law, we no longer document tardies, instead, we have to account for every minute of the day. Therefore, time will accumulate and count towards time out of school.

Outdoor Recess Guidelines

Well, we had snow this week, 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 and boots are important.

You can send in shoes to wear in school and they can wear their boots out. Also feel free to send in an extra pair of socks or pants, sometimes the students clothing gets wet.

Medical restrictions for outdoor recess...

If students are not allowed to go out in the cold weather, they will need to have a doctors note that outlines the guidelines we are to follow (temperature, conditions etc) and the medical diagnosis. Parents are not permitted to write a note stating you want them to stay in due to a cough/cold etc. If we have no note on file, students will go outside on outdoor recess days. If you have sent in a doctor's note in the past, this needs to be updated each year.

Medicines at school

Attention Families,

If your child takes a prescription medicine or an over the counter medicine, it needs to be brought in by an adult in it's original countainer.

STUDENTS CANNOT bring medicine to school.

ALL medication must be brought in, in the original container by the parent or guardian.

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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PTA News and Updates

Race Night 2020 - February 29th @ 7pm

Brooklyn's Night at the Races

February 29, 2020

UAW Hall - 5615 Chevrolet Blvd. Parma, Ohio

Doors open @ 5:30 PM

Dinner @ 6:00 PM

Races @ 7:00 PM

Tickets are $25 each.

This includes dinner, desserts, refreshments.

Tables can be reserved if you buy a group of 10 tickets.

We will have 50/50, basket raffles, sideboards, and lots of fun!

For tickets, to buy a horse, to sponsor a race, or buy an ad


Kelli Krall (440) 668-0856

Kelly Supek (216) 978-8453

Michelle Hilcu (216) 6473223

Cathie Flanagan (216) 218-4771

Proceeds support Brooklyn Athletic Boosters and Post Prom.

Important Dates

February 14th - No School (Teacher Inservice Day)

February 17th - No School (President's Day)

February 18th - February 21st - RIght to Read week - more information to follow

February 20th - Literacy Night 5:30 - 8:00 (Brooklyn School Cafeteria and Field House)

March 5th - Conferences (4-8:30)

March 6th - No School

March 12th & 13th - High School Presents the musical Newsies (7pm)

March 14th - High School Presents the musical Newsies (2 pm & 7 pm)

March 17th - Election Day

March 30th - April 8th (Ohio State ELA assessments)

April 10th - April 19th - Spring Break

April 21st - May 5th (Ohio State Math/Science assessments)

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