Bobcat Bulletin

Week of August 23rd

From the Desk of Principal Schmid

Hello Bobcat Community,

What a FUN week! The Bobcat New Family Welcome, Meet and Greet (the ice cream!), First Day Fun, Kindergarten Orientation, Kindergarten First Day, Bubble Gum Sales...phew! I think your children should be sleeping well this weekend but hopefully with big smiles and hearts full of joy looking forward to a great full week ahead!

We couldn't be happier that the kids are here! Thank you for all you did in helping your student(s) transition smoothly into a new school year. It has been wonderful getting to meet, reconnect, or see some for the first time in person this week!

We look forward to a great year ahead!

Brookdale's Proud Principal,

Mrs. Keeley Schmid


We Missed It...And It's Back! School Picture Day is September 1st!

School photos are back! The photo flyer is coming home Monday or Tuesday via your child's backpack. Be on the lookout!

Share Your First Day Photos/Videos!

We are working hard this year to be more present on Twitter by consistently posting to show our community all the wonderful things happening! Be sure to follow @brookdalebobcat and/or @keels226 to see all the fun! If your child does not have permissions to be on district media, they will not be photographed.

We would love to have you tweet at us your first day/week photos or videos! We also have a new hashtag we are using this year to keep a collection of our photos:


We want everyone to see how amazing it is to be a Bobcat! Show that pride!


Breakfast will now be available in the cafeteria in a "grab and go" structure from 8:50-9:10. If taking breakfast, students should plan to stop by the cafeteria on their way to the classroom.

Student Pledge Leaders Needed

Back by popular demand...our pledge leaders!

If your child is interested in being highlighted in our Friday video announcements, please complete the form here:

We look forward to getting more of our students featured on our Friday video announcements!

Summer LMC Books Due Back ASAP!

We will begin doing our first book checkouts next week and students with books out from summer checkout will not be able to check out until all books are returned. Please send any LMC books checked out over the summer to school with your child. We appreciate you joining in the fun of summer book check-out!

Carline Reminders

For your safety and efficiency of the carline, please do not get out of your car when in the carline. We want to teach our students to be able to get out on the curb side and be able to exit the car independently.

Cars should not park or stop on the side parallel to the carline. This blocks the neighbors' driveway, and it creates a tight space for cars to get through when driving on Redfield.

Remember the goal is safe and efficient! Thanks for all your help in these efforts.

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Brookdale Team IPEF

Bubble Gum

We will continue bubble gum sales on Fridays: August 27th, September 3rd, and 10th.

Students can purchase bubblegum to chew at home; we have vegetarian options available!

$.25 for one piece of gum!


Wine tasting

Friday, August 27, 4:30-7:30PM

This event will be open to the first 80 people


Bobcat Running Club

September 10th, 17th, 24th, 1st, and 8th


Open to ALL Bobcats!

No experience necessary! 😊

Sign-up to come!


Bobcat Movie Night Mania

Friday, September 17th @7:30PM

More details to come!



What would the first day be without some technology issues! If you haven't completed your August self-certification, it is now up and running.

Following District 204's 2021-22 Plan, the self-certification will be conducted monthly via ParentVUE while we are in the orange, substantial submission level. Your next time for self-certification will be September 1st.

School Hours

The school hours for the 2021-22 school year will go back to previous years and will be 9:05am (drop off starting at 8:50am) until 3:35pm all days except Wednesdays. Wednesdays will continue to be late start of 9:15am to allow for staff professional development (drop off starting at 9:00am).


Come Join the PTA!

Get involved in your child's school experience! Join the PTA here:

We want all families to join! Cost prohibiting you to join? Contact Keeley Schmid or PTA President Megan Happ

Calling All Classroom Coordinators!

Tuesday, August 24
Parents who have signed up to Classroom Coordinators for their student’s classroom, please join the PTA in the multi-purpose room (lunch room) at 7pm for a short training and support session.

Classroom Coordinators Needed
Hello Brookdale Parents! My name is Jen Louden and I am the Classroom Coordinator Chairperson. For those that do not know about what a Classroom Coordinator (CC) does, they act as the main liaison between the teacher and the parents of each class by helping to organize classroom parties, the teacher’s birthday celebration and an end-of-the-year teacher gift. I am currently in the process of recruiting Classroom Coordinators for the 2021-2022 school year and need CC volunteers for the following classes:








Please email me at if you are interested in being a CC this year. Thank you!

Morning Greeters Needed!

Help support the Brookdale staff and teachers by volunteering as a Morning Greeter!

The morning greeter is a friendly, welcoming face who directs adult visitors to the office, assists students who arrive late, and delivers items to the classrooms. The time commitment is only 30 minutes from 9:00 – 9:30am. Sign up here!

2021-2022 School & PTA Events Calendar

We are thrilled to welcome back “live” events this school year! However, we recognize the need for flexibility during times like these. Attached you’ll find a tentative calendar for the school year, which will also come home in your student’s backpack. We will continue to circulate updated calendars as additional activities are added, or if we need to change any event date, time or location due to COVID restrictions. Thank you for your understanding!

PTA Open Chair Positions

We have several important open positions this school year:

After School Enrichment

Art Awareness Committee


Birthday With Bobcat

Brookdale Cookbook

Library & Media Center (LMC) Coordinator


Spring Fling

Staff Appreciation Week

Contact the PTA to learn more about any role – these are great opportunities to get involved either by yourself or with some friends and make a positive impact on your student’s time at Brookdale! Email with your interest.


Mark Your Calendar!

Aug. 23- School Board Meeting 7:00pm

Aug. 24- Classroom Coordinator Training 7:00-8:00pm

Aug. 27- Bubblegum Fundraiser at Brookdale 3:35-4:00pm

Aug. 27- Team IPEF Aspen Lane Wine Company Fundraiser (See sign-up above.)

Sept. 1- Time for our monthly self-certification!

Sept. 1- Picture Day!

Sept. 1- Virtual Curriculum Night Q & A @ 6:00pm

Sept. 6- No School, Labor Day

Sept. 7- No School, Institute Day

Sept. 10- Bobcat Running Club Begins!

Sept. 17- Bobcat Movie Night Mania

21-22 District Calendar


Stay Connected

There are all different ways you can stay connected to your child's educational experience!

Follow Brookdale on twitter @brookdalebobcats. Our summer office hours are Monday-Thursday from 9:00-3:00.

Check out who is on the Brookdale Dream Team this year!