Bobcat Bulletin

Week of November 23rd

From the Desk of Mrs. Schmid

Hello Bobcat Families,


Thank you to everyone who participated in our Remote Parent Teacher Conferences last night, Thursday, November 19th. We look forward to our next Remote Parent Teacher Conferences on Monday, November 23rd. You should be able to see your child's conference time and Zoom link in ParentVUE. We did hear from a few parents who stated it was not working. As a back up, you should also have received or should be receiving a Zoom link for the conferences from your child's teacher.


There is no remote learning for the students on Monday due to the full day of Parent Teacher Conferences. We look forward to welcoming students back to learning on Monday, November 30th.


As you read in Dr. Talley's memo, all in-person services have been paused until January 15th. We can all do our part in decreasing the community transmission. Please take a moment to review the recommendations from the CDC for how to safely enjoy the upcoming holiday break. The only way we will decrease the community transmission level is if we all do our part to slow the spread of COVID.


As we enter our season of gratitude, we are incredibly thankful for your partnership, always, but especially during this school year. We know this school year has come with incredible challenges, and we could not do our work without you--thank yoU!


We look forward to seeing many of you at conferences on the 23rd, and the students back for learning on the 30th. I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Respectfully,


Keeley Schmid

Principal

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conference sign-up has closed, but if you missed signing up for a conference, please contact your child's teacher. It is important to us that we connect with all of our families! Your partnership is much appreciated always but especially in current times!

Brookdale Online Book Fair!

The Brookdale LMC is excited to present our very first virtual Scholastic Book Fair. Next week students will be learning all about this virtual fair and families can shop online between 11/17-11/30. Click here to learn more https://bit.ly/35pccDs

Remote Learning Book Check Out

There will be no remote learning library next week. We will resume with the Remote Learning Library on November 30th.


Not sure how to put books on hold?

Check out this video

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wgEoN2pwUvfxIULPINGgXVxVHHXHAJZ8/view

Holiday Giving Program

Help make a difference this holiday season for our families experiencing hardships or homelessness. The Indian Prairie Parents’ Council (IPPC) is partnering with District 204 for the IPPC Holiday Giving Program. This program directly supports under-resourced families through collecting donations of select gift-cards to help families enjoy the holiday season. The program runs now through November 30. Community members who would like to participate can use the online store to purchase gift-cards or make a donation that will be used to serve the greatest needs of our families this holiday season. All donations will directly help District 204 families.

Ringing of the Bell This Week!

Stay Connected

There are all different ways to get involved in your child's educational experience! Be sure to join Brookdale's PTA, which is a wonderful way to participate in the fun of your child's educational experience!



Check out who is on the Brookdale Dream Team this year; we have some new faces and student teachers who have chosen Brookdale as their place of their final schooling (Student Teachers!). Be sure to also check out a new section we added of Staff Photos and put a face to a name. We will continue adding photos and updates as they occur.

Upcoming Dates

Fall Parent Teacher Conferences

November 23


No School: Thanksgiving Break

November 24 - 27


Winter Classroom Parties
December 18


No School: Winter Break

December 21 – January 1st


School Resumes

January 4, 2021


District Calendar:

http://www.ipsd.org/calendar/SchoolCalendar2021.pdf