BROOKWOOD ELEMENTARY

November 2021 Newsletter

From the desk of . . . Jacqueline Cubberly, Principal

Hello Brookwood Families,


I hope this message finds you and your families well.

We have been busy this month, getting students back into the swing of things.


Due to the pandemic and the last year and a half of hybrid, virtual and a combination of both, we see that our students need extra opportunites to learn and practice sharing, taking turns, listening and cooperating with others.


Using Responsive Classroom techniques, we are working on creating strong relationships within each classroom and throughout the school. We focus on staff - student, and student - student relationships and recognizing and changing our feelings to meet the expectation for various situations, using The Zones of Regulation. https://s.smore.com/u/thumbs/aee8/thumb-92107c2cab30fe1b71ffc9a45f8e0218.jpeg


For academics, please do not be alarmed during Parent Teacher Conferences this month if your child is still working toward mastering skills from last year. We are finding that a large majority of our students, across all grade levels, require additional instruction in foundational reading skills and automaticity with math facts. This falls in line with many schools across the nation, as we "catch up" for lost time.


As mentioned at Back to School Nights, our focus this year is two fold: increase student academic performance and meeting the social and emotional needs of all students. We intend to focus all of our energy and efforts to accomplist both.


We can not do this work alone. You are instrumental in the develpoment of your child(ren) academically, socially and behaviorally. We ask that you work with us when a teacher or Counselor calls home looking for your insights and support. We, like you, want the best for your child(ren) and together we can build self confident, engaged learners and caring people.


We look forward to seeing you at the end of the month for Conferences. This will be the time to review your child's strengths and needs, with the opportunity to set goals.


Enjoy the Fall weather. We wish you a wonderful "Thanksgiving".

Be safe and well.


Jacqueline Cubberly

WE CARE WHAT YOU THINK - Family Survey

Hello Brookwood Families,

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey to let us know your thoughts on Brookwood.

http://www.ytsurvey.org/bristolfamily21

In order to make positive changes, it is important that we know what is important to you and your child's education.

THANK YOU in advance for your support!

STEP IT UP!

Many thanks to the Brookwood families and friends who participated in our Step It Up! Fundraiser!

The Brookwood Day of Awesomeness is scheduled for June 8th, and all students will be invited to participate!


Mini-Fridge Winners


EJ Acosta

Luke Mormello

Allison Egan

Kyland Demshock


Mini iPad Winner


Lailah Jones


Day of Awesomeness!

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PUMPKIN CONTEST

Thank you all who participated in our annual pumpkin contest. There were so many amazing and creative pumpkins.


I am happy that I did not have to pick any this year - it would have been too hard. The WINNING Pumpkins were selected by our STUDENTS, who all voted throughout the week.

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A special THANKS to all who donated, decorated and / or volunteered and made our Trunk or Treat spectacular!

*Please check our website weekly for updates

MULTIPLATION MADNESS IN THIRD GRADE

Mrs. Smith - Making Learning Fun!

Joyful Teaching! Joyful Learning!

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IMPORTANT DATES IN NOVEMBER

11/2/21 Election Day - NO SCHOOL for students

11/3/21 6:30 - 8:00 pm Family Night - "PRAISING CHILDREN", sponsored by Family Service

11/10/21 6:00 - 7:00 pm "Play in K" - for Parents/Guardians of Kindergarten and Pre-K students

11/11/21 Veterans' Day - NO SCHOOL - Offices are closed

11/12/11 Fun Friday for Students - Career Day

11/16/21 End of Marking Period

11/18/21 - 11/24/21 Parent - Teacher CONFERENCES - Early Dismissal 1:15 pm all days

11/18/21 Evening CONFERENCES

11/20/21 Holiday Bazaar

11/23/21 Picture Re-take / Makeup Day

11/25/21 Happy Thanksgiving - NO SCHOOL

11/26/21 NO SCHOOL

11/29/21 Hanukkah Begins

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SAFETY CONCERN

Car riders

Safety Concern

- - We have noticed that some parents / guardians are parking in the car lot and then walking their child through the car line to the doors.

- - This is not a safe practice for those doing it, and for those in cars, who have had to stop abruptly when someone walks in front of them.

- - If you bring your child to school in a car, we ask that you use the car line and stay in your vehicle.

- - Please do not park in the lot.

- - Thank you for setting a good example and for following our school rules for the safety of all.


Respectfully,


Jacqueline Cubberly

PRETZELS for SALE!

Pretzels will be sold every Tuesday morning at the A and B wing Stairs.

They will be sold in the morning before the school day begins.

The cost of one pretzel is $1 and it is first come, first serve.

CHARACTER TRAIT OF THE MONTH

This year, each month students will learn about a specific "Character Trait" and will be encouraged to practice that trait throughout the month. Character Traits are universal, regardless of age, culture or language spoken. It's about being a good person and knowing the difference between right and wrong, and always trying to do what is right!

Generosity

The "Character Trait" for the month of November is GENEROSITY, which is very fitting as we also celebrate Thanksgiving in November.


GENEROSITY - The willingness to give or share; unselfish

TIGER TEAM’s SCHOOL SPIRIT SHOP is BACK!

If you are interested in spicing up your school day with some sweet smells, or need some new flair for your backpack, bring $1 or more to school on Tiger Team’s School Spirit Shop Day.


Each item is $1 and will be sold in the A and B Wings before the start of the school day.

All money raised goes directly toward our School Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support Program.

A WING (K-2) = EVERY THURSDAY MORNING

B WING (3-5) = EVERY FRIDAY MORNING

- Brought to you by your Brookwood Elementary Tiger Team

‘Hear Us Roar’