September 17th, 2018

Twitter Highlights: Week 4

Please click on the above link to see highlights from this past week. We are working to create a positive learning environment that is equitable, inclusive and focused on the whole child. No need to have a twitter account to view!

PTO Food Truck Night and Community Meeting

Monday, Sep. 17th, 5pm

325 South Kenilworth Avenue

Oak Park, IL

Take the night off from making dinner and join us on Monday, September 17 for some great food and our first Brooks Community meeting. Several food trucks will outside from 5:00pm - 6:30pm (pay as you go), then stay for our first Brooks Community meeting at 7:00 and learn more about Canvas, Power School, and technology at Brooks. Free child care will be available for the meeting. More information can be found here!
Curriculum Night Resources Shared by Teachers

Please open the grade level folder for your child. The teachers have been asked to upload the their Curriculum Night information to their grade level folder. If you don't see your student's teacher's information, please reach out to that teacher.

Internet Filtering Outside of District

With the addition of Securely, middle school students with have the cloud based filtering on their devices inside and outside of the district. This takes place once the students login to their Chromebook.


This year we will also be rolling out the Securly Parent Portal to families. We have piloted with a handful of families over the last two years and received positive feedback. Here is a link to more information about the Parent Portal. If you are interested in using the Securly Parent Portal please complete this form. More information to come to staff and families in the coming weeks.

Recognizing Staff who Make a Difference

If you or your student would like to recognize any staff member (a teacher, a teacher assistant, social worker, librarian, front office staff, lunchroom staff, custodial staff or school administrator) please take a moment to complete this form. The staff member will receive a certificate detailing the information shared through this form.

Brooks PTO News and Information

Wondering when you'll start receiving the weekly PTO email? You won't! This year, all PTO information will be included in the Middle Matters newsletter, making all of the information you need available in one place.

Clubs and Sports Information

2018 -2019 Extra-Curricular Activities

For more information you may view this spreadsheet. The first tab has information about Sports. The second tab contains information about Clubs organized in order of start date.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XvWFACDX8DRUGztoEjQDOO3gzj26D7RTcxcBlKDfMZk/edit?usp=sharing

Clubs

Started Already


  • Ulmtimate Frisbee Clubs - Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30 to 4:30pm. Meets on the field. Contact Mr. Gillespie with questions mgillespie@op97.org
  • EcoEalges - Tuesdays 3:30 to 4:30 pm in room C202. Contact Ms. Stamp with questions lstamp@op97.org
  • Best Buddies: First meeting was on Wednesday, 9/5 from 3:30 to 4:30pm in the commons. Here is the year long calendar that can be downloaded. Contact Ms. Beauprez with questions lbeeauprez@op97.org
  • Unified Soccer: Any questions please contact Tim McDonald tmcdonald1@op97.org


Starting in September:


  • Chess Club: First meeting 9/10 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm in room B305. Contact Mr. Hausfeld with questions mhausfeld@op97.org
  • RAD: First meeting on 917 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm in PE Classroom. Contact Ms. Dajani with questions rdajani@op97.org
  • Girls on the Rise: Meets week on Wednesdays from 3:45pm to 4:45pm in room C105
  • ORFF: First meeting 9/17 from 8:00 to 8:50am in room D102. Contact Mr. Carrillo with questions fcarrillo@op97.org
  • World Language Club: First meeting is on 9/19 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm in room B308. Contact Mr. Lagioia with questions vlagioia@op97.org
  • Rainbow Tribe: Here is link to permission slip. First meeting will be on 9/20 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.
  • Service Club: First meeting is Friday 9/29 from 8am to 8:50am in room B209. Contact Ms. Walsh with questions swalsh@op97.org