BROOKDALE BOBCAT PRINTS
October 24, 2022
611 132nd ST S Tacoma, WA 98444
Connie Holman - Principal
Jesse McNeil - Assistant Principal
Office Hours - 9:00 to 4:30
253-298-3100 / FAX 253-298-3115
As you may know, attendance is a very important part of academic success. To encourage good attendance, we have a variety of incentives in place! At each B.O.B.C.A.T. Pride assemblies, we honor one K-2 and one 3-5 grade student who has not missed more than 1 day for the month with a $10.00 Walmart gift card. Thanks for all of your efforts in getting your student(s) to school every day!
District Policy regarding Harvest parties:
Classrooms may have Harvest celebrations. Students may not wear costumes (including make-up & wigs) unless it is after school hours.
If your child's class is planning on having snacks, please follow the guidelines below:
- ALL snacks MUST be store bought
- ALL snacks MUST be individually wrapped
- Consider healthy snack alternatives - not all families celebrate with candy and sweets
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS WITH THESE IMPORTANT DATES
October 25 ~ Health Screening Day
October 26 ~ EARLY RELEASE - 2:35
November 2 ~ EARLY RELEASE - 2:35
November 11 ~ NO SCHOOL ~ Veterans' Day
November 16 ~ EARLY RELEASE - 2:35
November 23 ~ EARLY RELEASE - 12:35
November 24 & 25 ~ NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
November 30 ~ End of 1st Trimester ~ EARLY RELEASE - 12:35
HEALTH SCREENING DAY
Students K-3 and 5th grade will have their vision and hearing screened at school on Tuesday, October 25. If your child has glasses or contact lenses, please be certain they are wearing them on screening day. Referrals to a health care provider will be sent home with the students who do not pass the vision screening. We will re-screen students who do not pass hearing, before sending a regerral home. If you have any questions, please call our nurse, Sierra Rambow, at 253-298-3108.
STUDENT ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL
- Students should arrive on campus between 9:20 and 9:35 am. There is NO student supervisor available before 9:20.
- Students must be dropped off in the designated area. Adult supervision is provided between 9:20 and 9:35 each morning.
- Students MUST check in at the office when arriving after 9:35 am
Student Dismissal -
- Students must be picked up in designated area.
- Students who are walk (to their home) will be dismissed to crossing guards at the end of day. (No student is to be dismissed to walkers area if they being picked up in a car)
- students who are picked up by vehicle will be escorted to the designated area of dismissal.
- Students will be called to a loading spot by an adult and will be delivered to their car valet style. Adults will wait in their cars for students to be delivered.
- ALL changes to the end of the day routine must be received by the office 1/2 hour before dismissal. Upon notification, students will receive a pink slip indicating the change.
These arrival and dismissal routines are in place to ensure students' safety
Tuesday (Nov 1) ~ Pajama Day
Wednesday (Nov 2) ~ Red, White, Blue Day
Thursday (Nov 3) ~ Hat and Mustache Day
Friday (Nov 4) ~ Spirit Day
Monday October 31
Wear your favorite Book or Movie Character!
No masks and must be school appropriate
Tuesday November 1
Wear your Pajama's to school!
No stuffed animals or slippers
Wednesday November 2
Veterans Day Assembly!
Wear Read, White and Blue to honor all who have served
Thursday November 3
Wear a hat and drawl on a mustache!
Friday November 4
Wear your Bobcat gear or Blue and Red
We can't wait to see what you come up with!
Please remember no masks and all clothing must be school appropriate.
Brookdale Family Resource Handbook
This year the Brookdale Family Resource Handbook will only be available electronically. You can access it through our website or through this link – Family Resource Handbook. The handbook provides families with lots of important information about Brookdale - attendance policies, dress codes, handling behavior concerns, and volunteering, plus so much more! Once you have received the handbook, please complete the survey – Receipt of Family Resource Handbook – letting us know you received a copy.
PARENTS OF STUDENTS IN GRADES K -2
Please pack an extra pair of clothes, including underwear, socks, and pants in your child’s backpack. Accidents do happen and we would like to be prepared. It is nice when a child can wear a pair of his or her own pants. The health room has a very limited supply of clothing. If your child does borrow clothing from the health room, please return the clothing items to the school after it is washed.
We have a very helpful transportation department; if you have any questions, issues about something that happened on the bus or at the bus stop, or concerns about a late bus, please call the transportation office directly at 253-298-3865. To cut down on the number of calls received in the office daily we are asking that if you wish for your child to ride a bus other than the one they normally ride, get off at a bus stop other than their normal stop, to be a parent pick-up, you must send a note. Without a note, we will not allow students to change their regular bus, bus stop, or end of the day routine.
IMPORTANT SCHOOL REMINDERS
STUDENT EARLY DISMISSAL – If your child has an appointment and is leaving before the end of the school day, please make sure you send a note that morning letting the teacher and the office know. Also, please allow enough time for pick up. To preserve precious class time, we do not call students to the office until you have checked them out in person (remember your ID).
SCHEDULE CHANGES - The end of the day at Brookdale is very hectic. If you forgot to send a note in the morning (which is preferred) and need to call the school with a change to your child’s schedule, please do so before 3:15 p.m. After 3:15 the office is busy assisting students and parents and will not be able to answer your call or get a message to a student before they leave for the day. All end of the day schedule changes must be made through the office, not with the classroom teacher. Thank you!
UPDATE CONTACT INFORMATION - If any of your information has changed (address, contact info., email address, etc.) please contact the office right away. This year more than ever, it will be important to have the most current information. Also, let us know what your preferred method of contact is - phone, email, text. You can reach the office at 253.298.3100.