The Brooklyn Buzz

October 11, 2019

Early Release - Friday, October 18th (1:30 dismissal time)


  • Summary of the week
  • Junior Hurricette's - Makeup Game
  • End of the quarter
  • Parent Partnership
  • Brooklyn Gear Sale
  • F.A.S.T
  • Brooklyn Birthday Club
  • Expectations at Football games
  • Drop off/Pick up times
  • Attendance
  • Drop off/ Pick up procedures
  • Important Dates
  • Contacting Brooklyn School

Summary of the week/upcoming information

Thank you to everyone who supported the book fair. Early in the week our 1st graders had the opportunity to go to the Brooklyn Fire Department. We had a great turnout for conferences, thank you. This week we completed a fire drill and we exited the building really quickly. Students attended an assembly for the PTA fundraiser. Materials should have come home with kids on Thursday. Fall is definitely in the air, hope you all enjoy this beautiful weather.

Thank you for all your support and commitment to Brooklyn School!

Go Hurricanes!

Mrs. Cristin Cicco

Junior Hurricette's - Half Time performance RESCHEDULED

Rescheduled Junior Hurricette Performance is Friday, October 18, 2019 at 7PM at the BHS football stadium.

End of the quarter

Next Friday, October 18th ends our 1st quarter of school. Reports will be available electronically the following week. If you do not know how to log into Progress Book, please contact our office and Mrs. Paul or Mrs. Bruzek will be able to help you. We do not print report cards any longer.

Next Friday, October 18th, students will be dismissed at 1:30.

Parent Teacher Partnership

Our PTP committee will start meeting again next week. 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 to see you there.
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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.


F.A.S.T will start up again, starting October 7, 2019 at 5:15. The fall session will last 8 weeks. Our coordinators are still looking for families to join this family focused group.

What is F.A.S.T...

  • Improve children’s behavior and academic performance;
  • Strengthen families and empower parents;
  • Help schools succeed by increasing parent engagement and improving learning climate; and
  • Increase social capital by building positive relationships between parents, families and schools.

If interested, click this link and print the flyer. You can send the flyer into the school and give to the office.

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Brooklyn Media Center Birthday Book Club is back

Please return the flyer attached by November 8th.

Football Season is in the air - please read to see our expectations of students at the games.

  • Students will sit in the student section unless they are sitting with a guardian.
  • Students will not run behind the stadium.
  • There is no playing football or other sports in the grassy areas.
  • No backpacks are allowed at the games.
  • No profanity allowed at the games.
  • Don't walk on the track.
  • Brooklyn students are not allowed on the visitor's side.
  • If you leave the game you can't come back in.
  • Make sure that your ride picks you up on time.

School Hours - Arrival Times and Departure Times (Kindergarten - 12th)

Arrival Time:

The doors will open for students beginning at 7:30 each school day. Please plan accordingly when dropping off your child in the morning. School starts at 8 am. Breakfast will be available from 7:30 am to 8:00am. Please see the drop off procedures below.

Departure Time:

Students will be released from class to depart at 3:11 pm. Please see pick up procedures below.

School Hours:

School is in session from 8:00 am to 3:11 pm.


The state of Ohio passed a law a few years ago regarding student school days. Every minute of the day is accounted for and when students miss school is calculated to the minute. With this change, we no longer have tardies. So when students arrive to school after 8 am, the time is entered and after a certain threshhold, students and families will receive letters from our office. The same goes for when students are removed any time during the day. School attendance is important and we appreicate your support in ensuring your kids are here. If students have to miss for being sick, please call the attendance office at 216-485-8171

If we have no record of the child being out of school you will receive an automated call.

If students have appointments, please get a doctor's note and send in with them when they return to school.

Drop Off/Pick Up procedures

3 Lots - Blue, Gold & White

Grades K - 3 ~ BLUE LOT drop off and pick up

Grades 4-7 ~ GOLD LOT drop off an pick up

Grades 8-12 ~ WHITE LOT drop off and pick up (students from the high school will not be permitted to cut through our school to pick up siblings, they can meet them at the exit for the white lot.

To assist in the flow of traffic, we are asking that students be dropped off and picked up based on the oldest child.

For example ~

  • If your oldest child is in grades 8-12, use the WHITE LOT in the back of the HS to drop off and pick up all children in your family.
  • If your oldest child is in grades 4-7, use the GOLD LOT at the main entrance of the PK-7 building to drop off and pick up all children in your family.
  • If your oldest child is in grades K-3, use the BLUE LOT off of Behrwald Avenue to drop off and pick up all children in your family.

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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Important Dates

October 10th - October 24th - PTA Fundraiser

October 10th - Conferences (3:30 - 9 pm) Teachers will reach out to families, closer to the date

October 11th - No School

October 18th - Early Dismissal

November 12th - PTA fundraiser pick up

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