Brookwood's Monthly Newsletter

March 2023, Joyful Teaching! Joyful Learning!

From the Desk of the Principal . . . Jacqueline Cubberly

Hello Brookwood Families,

I hope this newsletter finds you well.

March is a busy month at Brookwood.

Check out our "BLUE MONTH CALENDAR" on our Brookwood website.

Also see our UPCOMING EVENTS, at the conclusion of this newletter, that are currently scheduled. As we approach each event, more details will be shared with you.

In April, students will begin to take the Pennsylvania Standardized State Assessments, also known as PSSA. These standardized tests measure the academic progress of students from 3rd grade to 8th grade, and 11th grade in Reading and Math. Additionally, 4th grade students take the Science PSSAs in early May.

What are the positive effects of standardized testing?

PSSA test results provide actionable data that will help parents, teachers, and students improve academic performance in reading, math, writing, and science.

Standardized exams can show student improvement over time by taking the same tests over time. In addition, student test scores can also be easily compared to each other to show changes in progress, helping to ensure that all educational stakeholders are held accountable.

More information will be sent out in early April. Please do not plan vacations or doctor appointments from April 25th - May 5th for students in grade 3, 4 and 5.

Enjoy the warmer weather and create lasting memories with family and friends.

Be safe and well.

Jacqueline Cubberly


3/1/23 Wacky Hair Day

3/2/23 Dr. Seuss Day - we have guest readers reading to every class!

3/3/23 Blue PJ Day

3/7/23 Vital Dance Crew Assemblies - spotlighting: Respect, Responsibility, Setting Life Goals and Overcoming Obstacles

3/9/23 - 3/16/23 Book Fair - during your child's Library Day and Time

3/12/23 Move your clocks ahead ONE HOUR - day light savings

3/16/23 Family Book Fair Night - 5:00 - 7:00 PM

3/27/23 Peeps Diorama Contest

3/29/23 Reading Olympics


Title 1 - Mid-Year Review of Important Documents

Please take some time to review the following:

Read Across America Day . . . in honor of Dr. Seuss!

The VFW Auxiliary has graciously volunteered to read to each classroom on March 2nd. In addition, they will give each student a $1 coupon that can be used for a $1 snack in the cafeteria, a smencil, a spirit stick, or a pretzel.

Let’s say thank you by wearing

RED, WHITE & BLUE Thursday!


Characters of the Month - February - KINDNESS

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Student of the Month - February

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Work Ethic and Responsibility

Video Links:


K--2nd grade:

3rd--5th grade:

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Work Ethics for Students

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"THANK YOU" to all of our Volunteers, both PTO and Staff, for Family Pizza & Game Night - we couldn't do it without you!

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The Zones of Regulation

Ms. Gulick's 1st and 2nd grade class

In class we are constantly talking about our Zones, emotions, and appropriate responses when we are feeling big emotions and "tools" we can use for each zone.

This month, students worked collaboratively to trace life sized figures of themselves and cut them out. We then labeled people, places, and anything that makes us feel happy, important, and in control and how this related to being in the "Green Zone".

The students then shared their projects with the class!




3rd Grade is learning about informational writing with two paragraphs.

They are also learning how to type on Google Docs and illustrating their own work.

Plus, students are sharing all their knowledge with 2nd Grade friends in Mrs. Ridge's class.

THANK YOU Truman Students for Teaching SPANISH at Brookwood!

Truman Juniors and Seniors from Miss Lamplugh's Honors Spanish class came to Brookwood to teach Mrs. Smith's 2nd grade class a beginners Spanish lesson.

They taught ¡Días de la semana! or The Days of the Week!

This skill can be used and practiced during morning meetings each day.

The 2nd graders are looking forward to thier next lesson coming up soon on colors.

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2022-2023 Brookwood Yearbook Information

The Brookwood's Social Emotional Learning Committee is excited to share with you that we will be creating a yearbook this school year that can be purchased for $20 (cash or credit).

To pay by credit card, please visit go to “What are you looking for?”, click “Order Your Yearbook” and enter 11698YB as the Access Code.

Cash orders can be sent in an envelope with your child's name, grade level, and teacher's name, along with Attention: Brookwood SEL (yearbook) on the front of the envelope.

Yearbook orders are due by April 14th, 2023.


Yearbook Messages to 5th Grade Students

The Brookwood's Social Emotional Learning Committee is offering parents, guardians, and family members an opportunity to include a message to their 5th grader, which will appear in the 2022-2023 Brookwood Yearbook.

Example: “Congratulations Zoey! We are so very proud of you! We know you will do great at middle school! Lots of Love, Mama and Dada

Parents/Guardians/Family Members may create their message on this form and send it back to school.

The cost is $5.00 (CASH ONLY) for a maximum of 200 characters (letters, spaces, and punctuation.) Please print clearly or send a typed message.

$5.00 Cash and your message can be sent, in an envelope, with your child's name and teacher's name, along with Attention: Brookwood SEL (yearbook) on the front of the envelope.

All yearbook messages must be submitted by April 14th, 2023.

Messages received after this date will not be able to be included in the yearbook due to yearbook production deadlines.


Yearbook Cover Contest


The Brookwood’s Social Emotional Learning Committee (SEL) is inviting students in all grade levels to show their school spirit by designing either the front or back cover of this year’s yearbook!

Yearbook Contest Rules All entries MUST...

● Be your own work and not include any copyright artwork

● No copying or tracing

● Include the name of our school and the school year somewhere in the design: Brookwood Elementary School 2022-2023

● Be vertical on a sheet of 8.5 x 11” white, unlined paper

● Be bright and colorful

● Include your first and last name, room number, and grade on the BACK of the paper, in pencil

● Be submitted by the entry deadline date- March 3rd, 2023

Tips for a Good Entry

● Not a lot of white space- lots of color (including background)

● Use up the whole sheet of paper

● Use brightly colored markers, pencils, water colors, oil pastels, and/or crayons

● Use your imagination

● Use your best and neatest handwriting

● Do not add text too close to the edges of the page. Leave one inch around the edges, (no text), just color

● Entries will be narrowed down by an adult panel, and the final entries will be voted on by the students.

● Two entries will be selected and their yearbook cover submission will be displayed on either the front or back cover.

● Entries not used on the cover may be used in other places throughout the yearbook.

Front and back yearbook cover winners will win a free 2022-2023 yearbook!

ENTRY DEADLINE: March 3rd, 2023

For any yearbook questions please email


Brookwood Celebrated the 101st Day of School!

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Mrs. Erb’s 5th grade class helps their kindergarten buddies, in Ms. K’s room, make fruit loop necklaces on the 101st Day of School.

Ms. Doody's Kindergarten Class' 101st Day of School Activities!

More 101st Day of School Activities in Mrs. Rosenblatt's Kindergarten Class!

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Martin Luther King Day at Brookwood

Kindergarten read stories to learn about all the good Dr King did and how he changed the world with LOVE not hate.

He wanted all people to treat each other with kindness!

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Come see our BROOKWOOD BLACK STRIPES BAND on March 11, 2023

Our Brookwood Black Stripes Band will march in the annual Bucks County St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 11th at 10:30am.

This awesome event draws big crowds, and our band will march up New Falls Road with over 100 students!


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Practicing a "Fire Drill"

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Bucks County Intermediate Unit STEM Design Challenge

Brookwood entered two teams into the Bucks County Intermediate Unit STEM Design Challenge.

The students were tasked with researching a climate issue. Once the topic was researched, the teams used the Engineering Design Process to create a prototype of a tool to solve the problem using K'Nex pieces.

One team created a machine to disperse seeds to help stop the issue of deforestation.

The other team created a machine to scoop up and store plastic and waste from our local water systems.

We are proud of all of our "young scientists", led by Mrs. Schrack.

Silly Socks Day

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Open House event at the Bucks IU Fab Lab Center

See below for information about an Open House event at the Bucks IU Fab Lab Center on Sunday, March 5 from 2:00-4:00PM.

The Open House will highlight the various summer camp options being offered by the Bucks IU Fab Lab Center over the 9 weeks of summer.

This is ideal for families looking to learn more about enrolling their children in our summer camp. Bucks IU Fab Lab Center summer camp programs!


LVHN Parenting Workshops & Children and Young Adult Programs

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Brookwood Elementary School Jacqueline M. Cubberly

2200 Haines Road Principal

Levittown, PA 19055 (267) 599-2400

UPCOMING EVENTS: Details for events will be provided closer to the date

- February 22, 2023 Family Pizza and Game Night – 5:30 – 6:30 & 7:00 – 8:00

- February 24, 2023 Camouflage Day

- February 27, 2023 Crazy / Mismatched Sock Day

- February 28, 2023 Crazy Hat Day

- March 1, 2023 Wacky Hair Day

- March 2, 2023 Dr. Seuss Day

- March 3, 2023 Blue PJ Day

- March 7, 2023 VITAL Dance Crew School-Wide Assembly: Respect, Responsibility, Setting Life Goals and Overcoming Obstacles

- March 9 - 16, 2023 Book Fair

- March 16, 2023 FAMILY NIGHT - Book Fair

- March 27, 2023 Peeps Diorama Contest

- March 29, 2023 Reading Olympics

- April 14, 2023 Marvel vs D.C. Heroes

- April 17 & 18, 2023 District Art Show at Truman

- April 18 & 19, 2023 2nd Grade Field Trip – Silver Lake Nature Center

- April 20, 2023 District STEM Night at Franklin Middle School

- April 28, 2023 FAMILY DANCE - Spring Fling - 5:30 – 6:30 & 7:00 – 8:00

- May 4, 2023 Star Wars Day

- May 10, 2023 5th Grade Field Trip – Washington Crossing Park

- May 17, 2023 5th Grade Spirit Day

- May 25 & 26, 2023 Kindergarten Field Trip – Solly Brothers’ Farm

- May 31 & June 1, 2023 3rd Grade Field Trip – Silver Lake Nature Center

- June 7, 2023 Day of Awesomeness – School-Wide

- June 8, 2023 4th Grade Field Trip – Pennsbury Manor

- June 9, 2023 K & 1st Grade Field Day – rain (indoors, students only) or shine

- June 10, 2023 Color Run

- June 12, 2023 2nd & 3rd Grade Field Day - rain (indoors, students only) or shine

- June 13, 2023 4th & 5th Grade Field Day - rain (indoors, students only) or shine

- June 14, 2023 10:00 AM – 5th Grade Promotion – Family Event

11:30 AM – Kindergarten – KINDER-BRATION – Family Event

- June 15, 2023 RAIN DATE for 5th & Kindergarten Events

- June 16, 2023 Last Day of School

- Still being planned Field Trips for 1st