THE PAW PRINT Brookview Elementary

September 4th, 2020

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Our students are showing up and showing out with Pawsitive Office Referrals. You gotta see what they are doing on Twitter and Instragram!

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Meet Marley Dias, The Force Behind #1000BlackGirlBooks

Brookview Families,


We have reached the midpoint in the first semester! Your children have done an amazing job of showing CORE in the classroom, hallway, at recess and lunch. Since we are at the midpoint, you will receive feedback on your child's progress toward mastering specific standards. Look at the feedback letter and you'll see the academic standard your child is currently working on with feedback on their progress. Reach out if you have any questions.


Updates



Warren students should be ready to change the world when they graduate and they will need the following six skills: Communication, Collaboration, Content Knowledge, Critical Thinking, Citizenship, and Resilience. Stay tuned for more information on these skills and dispositions.


Reminder from Previous Paw Print's:

  • Attendance: For the 2020-2021 school year, Warren Township has transitioned to a new student information system called Synergy allowing our parents and caregivers to have improved access to school information through the parent portal called ParentVUE. We are aware that at his time some students’ attendance records are reflecting students are absent, when in fact they were present. This is mostly the case for our students who are attending school VIRTUALLY on application days or in the VIRTUAL opinion full-time. We want to assure you that teachers are keeping accurate attendance records and that we are working to correct attendance records for all our students.
  • School District Publications/News Media Use. The occasion may arise when the school district wants to recognize your child or your child's school. This may include your child's photo, your child's name or your child's work in district publications, newsletters, on school district websites, and in electronic/social media or in staff training videos. We may also want to tell the media (including newspapers, television, and radio) about your child's achievements. We never knowingly release information about a student to anyone who wants to use it for commercial/political purposes. However, we will honor your request to not include your child in these types of recognitions if you notify your child's school office in writing that you do not want this type of information released.


Please do not hesitate to contact me at 317-532-3053 or at jcoleman3@warren.k12.in.us if you have any questions about our upcoming school year. Know that we are diligently working to ensure a safe school environment for our students and staff. We have missed our students and families and look forward to reuniting with everyone during the 2020-2021 school year.


-Mr. Coleman

US Census Deadline

The deadline to respond to the United States’ decennial census is almost upon us and we need your help in reaching Hoosier families. Along with distributing power at every level of government, the 2020 Census will also be used to allocate more than $675 billion annually to communities across our nation. In Indiana, an accurate census count means up to $30,000 per person in federal funding that our state will receive over the course of the next decade. This federal funding will go towards programs that support education, healthcare, housing, transportation, emergency services, and more within your community, and everyone counts – regardless of immigration status. September 30th is the deadline to respond to the 2020 Census. Here are two immediate actions you can take to help us get the word out: 1. Send home the attached English and Spanish letters explaining the importance of census participation to parents and guardians by September 16th . 2. Encourage educators to incorporate a U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools activity into their curriculum this month. Learn more here: www.census.gov/programs-surveys/sis.html. Again, every person counted in the census means more money for programs that support your school, your students, and their families. Thank you for your help in getting this important
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Counselor's Chat

My name is Lexi Jo Heitkamp. I am the School Counselor at Brookview Elementary. This week I visited with your student's class about the role of a school counselor. Please ask them about my school counseling tools!


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Notice From the School Nurse

All families that have a student with NonCompliant Immunizations have been notified by a letter that was sent home with the In Person students or mailed home for those who are Virtual students. Warren Township has set an Exclusion from school date starting on Monday, September 21st. On or after September 21st, your child may not return to school or virtual learning, until documented proof of immunizations has been provided or an appointment has been scheduled. If you have an appointment scheduled, please notify the Nurse, with the date, if you have not already done so. Please call Nurse Jessica with any questions at 317-532-3055. Records may be faxed to 317-532-3089 or emailed to jroberts@warren.k12.in.us.


Message from the Warren Early Childhood Center

The Warren Early Childhood Center is now enrolling children for both full day and half day preschool classes. ECC is a National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited program and is rated a Level 4 center on Indiana’s Paths-to-Quality.

Our staff works diligently to provide a safe and nurturing environment so the social and emotional needs of children can be met. We also believe in learning through play. Play is an important component of healthy brain development. It assists with developing social skills, thinking skills, problem solving and self-confidence; all the skills necessary for children to learn both academically and about the world around them. ECC accepts CCDF and On My Way Pre-K vouchers. Please call Mary Crabtree in our front office to make an appointment to register, 317-869-4751.


Car Rider Information

Families,


We have made a slight change to the car rider procedure for this year. For both Pick up and Drop off, the car rider line will utilize two lanes to reduce congestion. See map below for details.

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***Hi, this message is from Mr. Coleman, the proud principal of Brookview Elementary. I want to ensure that you have access to information about your child's school. If you have any questions about the happenings at Brookview Elementary School, please reach out to me directly at jcoleman3@warren.k12.in.us.***

Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning Emphasis

At Brookview Elementary, we want our students to be strong readers! There are 5 major components to reading. I will be sharing information on each of the 5 components of reading over the next several weeks. Let's start with fluency.


What Is Fluency?

Fluency is the ability to read "like you speak." Hudson, Lane, and Pullen define fluency this way: "Reading fluency is made up of at least three key elements: accurate reading of connected text at a conversational rate with appropriate prosody or expression." Non-fluent readers suffer in at least one of these aspects of reading: they make many mistakes, they read slowly, or they don't read with appropriate expression and phrasing.

Many researchers have found that fluency is highly correlated with reading comprehension—that is, when a student reads fluently, that student is likely to comprehend what he or she is reading.

So how do we teach it?


Teacher Modeling

Examples of teacher modeling include:

  • Teacher-assisted reading
  • Peer-assisted reading
  • Audio-assisted reading

Key point: Teacher modeling involves more than just listening to someone else read. Students must be actively involved 100 percent of the time and in a multi-sensory way.


Parents, you play a major role here as well. Allowing your children consistent opportunities to read to you is key. Every night, have your children read to you. This helps your child become a strong reader!

WHO ARE WE?

At Brookview Elementary school, we strive to develop and enrich students to their full potential. One of the ways that we do this is by focusing on critical thinking, content knowledge, collaboration, citizenship, creativity, and resilience.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

PLEASE FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @BVBulldogs1

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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

MSD of Warren Township has created a comprehensive strategic plan based on community input that will ensure all students and staff have the conditions necessary to develop and apply Journey of a Graduate (JoG) skills and dispositions. The Journey of a Graduate skills are a set of 6 skills and dispositions that have been identified by our community needed for success in and out of school. The JoG skills are Critical Thinking, Citizenship, Communication, Collaboration, Content Knowledge, and Resilience. These JoG skills will serve as the foundation of the district strategic plan.

NEW WARREN APP AND WEBSITE

Warren Township School District has a new app and website! The purpose of the app and website is to provide regular updates through the live feed, district news, and

district events sections as well as other important district information. The app includes easy access to the weekly breakfast and lunch menu, staff contacts, district documents, bullying and safety reporting form, and much much more. The Warren app can be downloaded at the Apple and Android App Store. Stay informed and download the app today. The district website is www.warren.k12.in.us.

SCHOOL DISTRICT PUBLICATIONS/NEWS MEDIA USE

SCHOOL DISTRICT PUBLICATIONS/NEWS MEDIA USE

The occasion may arise when the school district wants to recognize your child or your child's school. This may include your child's photo, your child's name or your child's work in district publications, newsletters, on school district websites, and in electronic/social media or in staff training videos. We may also want to tell the media (including newspapers, television, and radio) about your child's achievements. We never knowingly release information about a student to anyone who wants to use it for commercial/political purposes. However, we will honor your request to not include your child in these types of recognitions if you notify Mr. Coleman by email that you do not want this type of information released.