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!
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
Notes from Norris
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.
Assistant Principal of Elementary Instruction
2022-2023 School Year
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.
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!
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!
Dismissal/Change of Way Home
The message should include the date of the change, if its for one day or longer, and how your child should be going home.
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.