May

2021 - 2022

News from the Principal's Office

I can't believe we are already in May! This year has flown by and I am so pleased with the growth each child has made. Kindergarten students are experts on the campus, they are self-assured and ready to take on first grade. The fifth grade students will be leaving the Brooker community and moving on to their middle school experience, and each student has left their mark. We will miss each one but know they are off to great things!


I want to say a special thank you to our wonderful PTA and their support this past year. PTA is always eager to support and volunteer, and this year, like last year, we were unable to have as much daily volunteerism in our classrooms. The Brooker staff is looking forward to collaborating with our parents and families to help grow each student at this school. If you want to partner with your child and the school, please contact the PTA to get on the volunteer list. As a reminder, each year volunteers need to complete the Volunteer Application. This year's application is good for the remainder of this school year.


Thank you again for all you do to ensure your student is prepared for the day.


Enjoy the month ahead!


Heidi Koplin

Principal

Calendar of Events

May 3 and 4 - FSA Reading - 4th/5th

May 4 - Chick-fil-A Spirit Night, 5 - 8 PM

May 5 - Bundt Cake Fundraiser Pick Up, 3 - 6 PM

May 6 - Library books due

Spirit Sticks Sales, 7:10 AM

May 10 and 11 - FSA Math - 3rd/4th/5th

May 17 and 18 - FSSA Science - 5th

May 18 - 1st grade field trip

May 20 - Graduating Seniors Clap Out 9:00 am

May 26 - 5th grade field trip

May 27 - Last day of school


  • 11 AM Clap Out - 5th gr
  • 11:25 dismissal

Campus Visitor Sign In

End of Year Events

All visitors to campus for end of year banquets, awards ceremonies, etc. require participants to pre-register online. A link will be provided by the classroom teachers prior to the event. Please follow directions to preregister. This will include first and last name as well as birthdate. This will allow efficient and safe sign in for the events. If you have any questions, please call the main office. We are happy to help!

Notes from Norris

Spring Assessment


Please mark your calendar for the upcoming spring statewide assessments for

students in grades 3 - 5. Remember in order for students to receive a score for FSA ELA in grades 4 and 5, they must take the writing test and the reading test.


May 3 - 4 Gr 4 & 5 FSA Reading (2-Day)

May 10 - 11 Gr 3 - 5 FSA Math (2-Day)

May 17 - 18 Gr 5 Science (2-Day)


The best way to help students prepare for testing is to make sure they get a good nights sleep, each a good breakfast (remember we serve free breakfast at school), and arrive at school each day before 7:40. As always, words of encouragement help them as well.


Summer Learning Program


We are excited to announce our 2022 Summer Learning Program (SLP) offerings that will be afforded to some of our students. The SLP program provides for continuity of learning and is specifically for some of our k-5 students who are currently enrolled at Brooker Elementary. The key areas of focus include elementary literacy and STEM. The program will be Monday through Thursday from June 13 to July 14. Our students will be attending SLP at Valrico Elementary. If your child is eligible for this program, you will be receiving enrollment information soon.


Amber Norris

Assistant Principal of Elementary Instruction

2022-2023 School Year

It is so important that we have your current contact information and mailing address on file. If you have moved, changed jobs, or cell phone numbers; please come to Brooker during school hours and update your child's emergency card. In cases of emergency, we need to be able to reach an adult or guardian.


In addition, we will begin mailing out end of year information, teacher assignments, and other important back to school information. If we do not have the correct mailing address or email address you will not receive this information.


Please call the office at 813-744-814 or email Suzanne.edwards@hcps.net or PatricaA.Smith@hcps.net to update your child's information.

News from Student Services

7 Mindsets Overview

Hello Parents and Families! It is hard to believe that we are already coming upon the end of the school year! Thank you for encouraging and supporting your student's learning throughout this year- we appreciate each of you and couldn't do it without you!

We have been teaching all of the students about the 7 Mindsets this year during morning meetings each month. We encourage you to continue talking with your students about what they have been learning this year. The video below provides an overview of what your student has been learning about.

We look forward to continuing our learning about the 7 Mindsets next school year! Wishing all of you a safe and restful summer!


7 Mindsets Introduction - YouTube

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Media Center News

Free Books for K-5 Students New Worlds Reading Initiative

Your child may be eligible for a FREE book delivery program! Students enrolled in the New Worlds Reading Initiative will receive:

  • A free book in the mail each month = 9 books per school year.

  • The option to choose their own book topics to build a personalized library.

  • A collection of reading activities for families to use together to encourage a love for reading!

Just click the link to register your child and happy reading!

http://www.newworldsreading.com

Dismissal/Change of Way Home

The safety of every child is our priority. As such, we do not take changes of way home or dismissal over the phone. All changes must be done in person by visiting the front office OR by writing a message to your child's teacher. All changes need to be made by 1:30 PM so that we have time to communicate with your child's teacher.


The message should include the date of the change, if its for one day or longer, and how your child should be going home.

Volunteers

ALL volunteers must complete the Hillsborough Schools Online volunteer application each year. https://www.hillsboroughschools.org/Page/7346

Applications remain active for one academic school year.


Please watch for our updates regarding any changes for volunteers on campus. Thank you for your support and understanding. It is my priority to keep our children safe and in school.

COVID Exposure

Please notify the school office at 744-8184 if your child has symptoms or becomes positive, please keep them home, and call the school.
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