The Paw Print

Bi-Monthly Principal Newsletter ~ Week of February 21st

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Dear Parents,

If you haven't completed the district Annual survey, please take a moment to do that now. The survey closes on February 25th. Thank you for your time and input.

Parent Survey (English)

Parent Survey (Spanish)

A reminder that next Friday, March 4th, is the end of Trimester 2. It will be a minimum day dismissal. All TK students will attend as Early Bears, 7:50-11:10 am. K-6th grade students will be dismissed at 12:45 pm. Lunch will be served for all students. Please be prompt at pick-up.

Lastly, please ask your child to check our lost and found this week. We have an overflow of clothing and items and will need to donate those soon. Please remind them to take a look.



Upcoming Events and Calendar

  • Feb. 21st - No School, President's Holiday
  • March 4th - MINIMUM DAY, End of Trimester 2
  • March 7th - PTA Mtg, 7 pm in the MPR
  • March 11th - Brookhaven Fund Run!

Positive Office Referrals

Teachers are able send students to the office for a Positive Office Referral for demonstrating our BEAR Necessities and being an awesome role model, friend and student! When students receive a Positive Office Referral, they are able to call home to share this good news, sign the special chalk board cabinets in my office, choose a fun prize and have their picture taken. We are always proud of our Bears!

Brookhaven PTA News

We continue to thank our PTA Board and ALL our parent volunteers that make our school such a great place for our kids to learn and grow!

PTA Updates/Reminders:

  • We have a few Board positions open for the upcoming 2022-23 school year, including Board President, Treasurer, Reflections Coordinator, Yearbook, Family Nights and Funky Friday. Please email or if you're interested or have questions.
  • Please click here to join our fabulous PTA! Brookhaven PTA membership is open to everyone ~ students, parents, grandparents, alumni and supporters. Your membership helps fund school assemblies, book fairs, field trip transportation, classroom supplies, library books and more!

We are very fortunate to have a dedicated, hardworking and generous PTA at Brookhaven! We have PTA President this year, Mrs. Traci Larson! If you are interested in being a part of our PTA and committees throughout the year, please get in touch with Traci here:

Attendance and Health Reminders

Just a few friendly reminders regarding health and attendance:

  • School starts at 7:50 each day and students are expected to be on their assigned playground by 7:45 am. We close the gates promptly at 7:50 am each day. Students arriving after that time will need to go through the office to check in prior to going to their classroom and will be marked tardy. Please plan accordingly each morning to ensure that students arrive on time, no later than 7:45 am, ready to learn. As a reminder, the gates open at 7:35 each morning.
  • Students should have all of the materials necessary for each day including homework, lunches, water bottles and, if applicable, their musical instrument. Students are learning about responsibility and accountability when it comes to these items, so we encourage parents to NOT drop off forgotten items. All students are able to receive a school lunch for free; they just need to order one with the daily lunch count. If homework or instruments are forgotten, it is a valuable lesson learned for students that, typically, doesn't happen again.

  • If your child is sick or has symptoms of Covid, they should not attend school
  • You must call the school attendance line to report all absences
  • Please leave specific details of your child's symptoms and we'll notify you of their return date
  • Please review the Student Symptom Tree to help guide you with questions regarding Covid symptoms and next steps

Thank you for wearing your mask each time you enter the school office or any school building. We appreciate everyone's diligence in completing the daily "Shared Responsibility" in checking for symptoms and keeping students home when they are ill. Together we'll make it through the year in keeping everyone healthy and well. Being back together in person is so wonderful!

Daily Protocols

On-Going Mitigating Measures

  1. Shared Responsibility Symptom Screening should be done daily prior to the arrival of school. If your child has COVID symptoms, they must stay home.
  2. Everyone will wear a mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are optional outdoors.
  3. Handwashing stations are located around campus and hand sanitizer is located at the entrance of every classroom.
  4. Good hygiene habits will be taught and encouraged.