Brookside Bulletin

March 2023

Principal's Message

Brookside Family,

Happy March! As the third term is coming to an end, we look forward to an action packed fourth and final term. Our students and teachers have been working hard and are excited to show you what they've accomplished during our upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences.

There are multiple events happening in March. Please take note of the upcoming dates and note them on your calendar.

As always, we thank our many volunteers who help make Brookside such an amazing place!

Principal Grant

Important Upcoming Dates

March 1= Online school registration begins for the 2023-2024 school year

March 1= 3rd Grade Field Trip to BYU

March 2= Assembly with BYU's Dunk Team

March 8= Kindergarten Field Trip (Museum of Ancient Life)

March 8= 10:30 PTA Meeting

March 8= 11:30 SCC Meeting

March 9= SEP Conferences

March 9= Last Day of Term 3

March 10= No School: Parent Conference Comp Day

March 13= First Day of Term 4

March 15= Spring Pictures (For all students!!! See more info listed below)

March 16= 1st Grade Field Trip (Thanksgiving Point)

March 16= 5th Grade Maturation

March 22= No School: Teacher Professional Development Day

March 31= 2nd Grade Field Trip (Springville Farm)

Nebo Online Registration Opens for the 2023-2024 School Year

Nebo Online Registration Opens in March for the 2023-2024 School Year.

New Kindergarten Students: Registration will open for ALL kindergarten students on March 1, 2023.

Returning Students: Registration Portal will open for returning students on March 1, 2023.

New Students to Nebo: Registration will open for any new students to Nebo on March 22, 2023.

SEP Conferences- March 9

Third term Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, March 9 from 3:45-8:00pm. A sign up will be emailed this week. The format for the conferences will be slightly different as teachers have chosen to do a "Student Led" conference. Please watch for an email from your child's teacher with specific details. We encourage all parents to participate in celebrating your child's learning and achievements. Well done students!!!

NO SCHOOL- March 10

There will be no school for teachers and students on Friday, March 10. It is a parent/teacher comp day for teachers.

Spring Pictures- March 15

Spring picture day is coming on March 15. This year, ALL students will be having their pictures taken regardless of whether or not parents choose to purchase the pictures. A proof will be sent home shortly after picture day for you to decide whether or not you would like to purchase. Purchasing can be done online. More information coming home with students soon!

No School- March 22

There will be no school for students on Wednesday, March 22 due to Teacher Inservice. School will resume on Thursday, March 23.

A Message from the School Nurse

It’s March, time to dust off those rusty bikes, grease up the wheels on those roller blades, and break in those running shoes. As we prepare to become more active in life, it’s also time to review things we can do to protect the ol’ noggin. It’s important to realize that an injury of any severity to the developing brain (which is anyone under 25 years old) may disrupt its development and limit their ability to participate in school and other activities, like sports.

A TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of a TBI may range from “mild” (i.e., a brief change in mental status or consciousness) to “severe” (i.e., an extended period of unconsciousness or memory loss after the injury). Most TBIs that occur each year are mild, commonly called concussions.

As a result of a TBI, children may experience changes in their health, thinking, and behavior that affect learning, self-regulation, and social participation, all of which are important to becoming a productive adult.

Some of the most common causes of head injuries are: falls, projectiles, car crashes and self-harm.

Some basic things we can do to protect ourselves and those we love:

1. Wear good fitting shoes to prevent tripping

2. Make sure you are able to see, by wearing your prescription glasses if you need them and

making sure it is well lit wherever you are being mobile.

3. Wear an appropriate helmet for the appropriate activity: biking, recreational vehicles, sports,

climbing, etc.

4. Wear your seatbelt at all times while in a car.

5. Keep your mind alert and aware and avoid substances or circumstances that would impair your focus (lack of sleep, extreme emotions, medications, drugs, alcohol)

And here are some fun brain facts:

1. 60% of your brain is made out of fat!

2. Your brain isn’t fully formed until the age of 25 years old.

3. With about 86 billion neurons with up to 1 quadrillion connections, your brain’s storage capacity is virtually unlimited!

4. Brain information travels up to 268 miles per hour.

5. The human brain weighs about 3 lbs.

6. The technical name for “brain freeze” is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia

7. A piece of brain tissue the size of a grain of sand contains 100,000 neurons and a billion


8. The human brain can generate about 23 watts of power, which is enough to power a lightbulb!

Your brain has a big job! Take care of it!