The Brooklyn Buzz

October 18, 2019


  • Report Cards
  • Outdoor Recess Guidelines
  • Parent Partnership
  • Brooklyn Gear Sale
  • Brooklyn Birthday Club
  • Expectations at Football games
  • Upcoming Levy Facts
  • PTA Updates
  • Important Dates
  • Contacting Brooklyn School

Report Cards

Good afternoon Brooklyn Families,

Next week report cards will be available electronically, October 25, 2019. We will not be printing paper copies of report cards and you will be able to access them through your parent portal in ProgressBook. If you do not have an account or are having difficulty accessing your account, please call our office 216-485-8176.

Kindergarten is the exception, 1st quarter they will receive a written report. Then starting at the end of the 2nd quarter they will have online report cards.

Please see the attached PDF to read how to log in, if you do not have your account information you will not be able to log in, however Mrs. Paul will be able to help you with that. Also attached is where to click to view your report card.

Again, thank you and if you have any questions, please let us know.

Outdoor Recess Guidelines and Shorts

As the weather starts to turn colder, 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 are important. Students should have hats, gloves, winter coats, boots if it is snowing.


Shorts are not permitted from the end of the 1st quarter until the start of the 4th quarter. This is in our student handbook under dress code (guidelines #15).

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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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.

Tips on Talking with Your Kids About Bullying

October is National Bully Prevention Month.

Bullying can take place everywhere: schools, playgrounds, dances, the work place and even church. Please take time to read the article below and perhaps strike up a conversation with your child. There is interesting information on peer intervention and advice to offer your child on how to keep from becoming a victim along with steering clear of becoming a bully themselves.

Here are some tips on how to talk to kids about bullying:

1. Forewarn your child.
Talk to your child about what bullying is, the signs of bullying, and whether or not it’s going on. Make sure she knows that if something happens, in school or online, he/she should tell you, and you will support them and together figure out how to work it out.

If something is happening online, it’s especially important that he/she NOT respond before telling you about it.

2. Practice appropriate responses.
If you’ve had conversations with your child before bullying starts, he'll/she’ll be more likely to come to you if they becomes a target. That gives you a chance to have a dialogue and role-play with them at home.

So-and-so said this; okay, what are a couple of lines he/she can say if it happens again? When a child is insulted or humiliated, he/she is likely to be stunned, and you want to help make sure he/she doesn’t react in a way that adds fuel to the fire. It helps to come up, in advance, with four lines they can say, that he/she feels comfortable with, to deflect what is going on. You can also think together about people or friends he/she can confide in, and hope for support from.

4. Find allies.
Encourage your child to make a deal with his friends: If you stick up for me, I’ll stick up for you. Data shows that the most effective way to combat bullying is for bystanders to step in and say, “Hey, that’s my friend; don’t do that.”

Happy Fall - October 31st

In trying to have some fall spirit, we are allowing kids to come to school on October 31st dressed in a festive way. They will not be changing into their costumes, character etc at school. They need to come in costume or character. Below are guidelines for different options. Kids do not need to participate if they do not want to, however we wanted to provide lots of options.

Options are:

  • Halloween Costume (no face paint, blood, weapons or masks)

  • Favorite character from a book (no face paint, blood, weapons or masks)

  • Colors of the day : Orange/Black

Classrooms will not be having parties or parades. Some are planning fall instructional activities and permitting snacks to be sent in. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

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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.

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 31st - Dress for Halloween (see above)

November 5th - No School Election Day

November 12th - Math night - details will be coming soon

November 12th - PTA fundraiser pick up

November 20th - Picture Retakes

November 27th - 29th - No School - Thanksgiving

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