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Dates To Remember
9th- Lego Clubs begins after school for those who signed up for the program
11th - First Responder's Day students please wear red, white, and blue
17th - Progress reports released on Skyward
23rd- Spring Creek BBQ Spirit Night
25th- Fall Individual Pictures
Oct. 2nd Willie's Spirit Night
Many parents have asked about what can they do to support their child(ren) at home. Our teachers have strong initial and targeted instruction here at school. They keep students engaged and involved in their learning all day. With that being said, we want students to go home and enjoy their time outside of school. As adults, we dislike having to work from home and would much rather engage in other relaxing activities of our choosing. It is no different for our students, they too need down time. Homework is always a hot topic with strong feelings on both sides. At Brill, we believe that together it is the job of the parent and school to develop a well rounded child. There has to be a middle ground to the homework debate and we hope you will support us in our decision to not always send paper/pencil work home with students.
Instead, you will receive a newsletter twice a month from your teachers explaining what is being taught in class and how you can help support this learning at home. In addition to this, we always encourage reading with and to your child along with practicing math facts and reviewing study guides as they come home. Look for these newsletters to come home and take time to review them with your student.
Thank you for all you do to support Brill and know that my entire administration team is here for you at any time.
With Bronco Pride,
Sandra Speer, Principal
Amy Gollogly, Assistant Principal
Herman Lartigue, Assistant Principal
Welcome back everyone! It’s been a great start to our 2019-20 school year. Some new programs will be introduced this year at Brill. One that we are very excited about is our weekly Community Circles. Beginning every Monday morning each class will conduct a Community Circle in their classroom. This means that the class, including the teacher/facilitator, will sit in a circle on the floor and have short lesson on a character trait. Community Circles are an amazing way to get to know each other, understand and accept each other’s difference, and create a family atmosphere her at Brill. This past week our character trait was Respect. The feedback from teachers and students has been very positive! Please ask your student(s) about this great practice and also about Brill’s Core Values.
What does it mean to have core values?
Core values are the fundamental beliefs of an organization. This is why we exist. These guiding principles dictate behavior and can help us to determine if we are on the right path and fulfilling the goals we set by creating an unwavering guide.
Brill’s Core Values:
Believe in themselves
Never give up
Own their learning
Seek opportunities to learn
We are excited to get this year started and proud to be part of your child’s journey!
A Message from our Literacy Specialist
Welcome to a new school year! My name is Allyson Peyton and I have the joy of serving as Brill's Literacy Specialist. Parents are always asking how they can support their child at home with reading. I love this article by Richard Allington and thought it would be a great read for parents.
Every Child, Every Day by Richard Allington
Thank you for partnering with Brill in the education of all students!
Brill Literacy Specialist
Arrival & Dismissal
Please remember it is against the law to be on a cell phone in a school zone. We are having many instances where parents are on their phone in the drop off or pick up line and are not fully focused on what is happening around them. Please do not use your phone in a school zone.
Here is how you can help:
Two drop off lanes for carpool- please enter from Rutley NOT Wiltshire- this causes a huge back up at the intersection of Wiltshire and Herts.
Do not park close to the intersection as cars and buses need room to get in out out.
Do not drop off students on Wiltshire- all students must exit from a car or bus or walk to school using a crosswalk for safety purposes.
Please remain in your car. Exiting you car holds up the process so please stay in your car and off your phone.
Please have your number visible so we can quickly call it in and have your student ready.
Kindergarten and First grade now have walker tags. Parents are being given a card that has a matching number. Please bring this with you to pick up your student. Students will not be released without the matching number without us checking your ID.
We have 764 students in our building and we appreciate you working with us to keep each of them safe as they arrive and leave Brill on a daily basis
Early Dismissals and Custody Issues
Thank you for keeping all custody papers up to date and on file in our registrar's office. This saves you time when you come to visit or pick up your child from school.