September 23, 2016
Message from Dr. Kaminski
The iPads have finally arrived! Thank you all for your patience around the order delay and we are thrilled to have 100% of our students with a device. The kindergarten team has plans to send iPads home this weekend for app uploads so they can begin utilizing their devices during instruction next week. The kids are super excited to have the opportunity, and so are we!
This newsletter is packed with mini-announcements, so start scrolling and enjoy your weekend!
Internet Filters and Safe Searching
Safe Browsers are apps that filter website content. There are many apps on the market today – some are free and some require a subscription. One such resource, Mobicip, is new to the market and has been popular with our families. There are free accounts and a yearly membership account for more control.
Note: In order for Mobicip or another safe search browser to be effective, it's important to go into Settings- Restrictions on the iPad and disable Safari, the Apple-installed browser, after the new browser is installed.
SAFE VISITOR INFORMATION
SCHOOL DISMISSAL MANAGER - IMPORTANT!
SDM is only for end-of-day dismissal information. If your child is either absent from school, arriving late, or being picked up early, we still need you to call in to the office to let us know.
PICTURE DAY & RETAKE INFORMATION
Pictures taken on 9/21/16 can still be ordered online by going to www.inter-state.com/order (Order Code 08722XA).
Liger XC Mile Run
The 2016 Liger XC Mile will take place on Thursday, October 13th at Hamilton Southeastern HS!! This race/run/walk is for ALL K- 6th grade students in the Hamilton Southeastern School District. Click here for more information.
Science Club Service Project and Sign-Up
The BSE Science Club recently completed a service project. After a brief lesson on erosion and the need to control it, twenty-four students and two parent helpers helped do just that. They spread a truckload full of mulch onto areas near the bus lot sidewalk that have become eroded. Students enjoyed being outdoors and doing something to curtail a problem right here at BSE. Second grader Mady B. summed it up for all Science Club members when she said, “It was fun! I like helping the environment.” Click here to read more about it and see some photos. Still want to join Science Club? It's not too late...Click here for our flyer.
Basketball Club for 1st and 2nd Graders AND Staff vs. Student Game!
Everyone is invited to come watch our Basketball Club take on Brooks School Elementary's teachers on November 30th at 5:00 PM. More details will be shared in future editions of the Bear Bulletin!
Kung Fu Panda 3
Art to Remember
Brooks School is participating in a creative fundraiser with Art to Remember that allows you to purchase keepsake products customized with your child’s art. Right now, the entire school (grades K-4) are busy creating colorful, fun artwork! Keep an eye out for your child's personalized order form, which will come home around October 3rd.
Click here for more details.
BSE Reading Mentor Program Volunteers Needed!
The BSE Reading Mentor Program places volunteers in every classroom from K-3 to work once a week with students who need additional help improving literacy skills. There is no professional experience needed. Work with a small group of students each week for as little as 30 minutes helping to improve reading skills. Please email Christine Ferrara at firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name to our volunteer list.
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Hamilton Southeastern High School Homecoming Invitations
Fishers Parks & Recreation - Kids Zumba!
FHS Show Choir
JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes
HSE School Nurses for a Cure - Marco's Pizza
The HSE District JDRF OneWalk Team and Marco's Pizza are working together for a cure. Order from Marco's on September 28th or September 29th to help our cause. Just remember to say you'd like your order to benefit HSE Nurses for a Cure.
Click here for the flyer
Looking for a fun activity for your daughter?
It's never too late to join Girl Scouts!
BSE just formed new Kindergarten and 1st Grade troops, and they're looking to add more girls! We also have 2nd and 4th grade troops. We'd love to start a new 3rd grade troop if your daughter and her friends are interested! Girl Scouts even offers Free Leader Training!
For more information, please contact
Kendra Butt, Community Troop Organizer for Brooks School Elementary,