2601 Shady Brook Dr. Bedford, TX 76021
October 16, 2015
From the Principal's desk. . .
Dear Shady Brook Families,
I cannot believe that the first six weeks of school has already come to a close. We appreciate the partnerships you have created with us to ensure that your student has the best experience at Shady Brook Elementary. As we move into the second six weeks, please help us with in the following areas so that we can continue to have great things happen:
- It is extremely important that your student is at school and in his or her seat by 8:00 a.m. in order to start the day of learning off right.
- Remind your student to wash his or her hands with soap and water. We are coming upon the season of colds and flu. This will help your student to remain healthy so that he or she can make it to school each and every day.
- If your student must have an appointment, please do your very best to have the appointment after school. Any time that your student misses during the school day is a time of instruction that is missed..
We feel privileged to work with your students daily. Again, please do not hesitate to let us know if you need anything.
Shady Brook Elementary
Clarence Scott, Assistant Principal, Shady Brook Elementary
Important Dates. . .
10/21 - Cookie Dough pick up from 2:30 - 6pm in the cafeteria
10/22 - Fall Family Fitness Night starting at 6pm in the gym
10/26 - 10/30 - RED RIBBON WEEK
10/26 - I have the power to be drug free - Dress up as your super hero
- Suzuki Recital Rehearsal 3 - 4:30 p.m. in the cafeteria
10/27 - Sock it to Drugs - wear mismatched/crazy socks
- Suzuki Recital begins at 6:30pm in the cafeteria
10/28 - TEAM UP against drugs - wear a team jersey or group shirt
10/29 - I'm too bright for drugs - wear bright colors
10/30 - My character counts - dress as your favorite storybook character & bring the book
(A student must have their book with them to wear the storybook character costume. Please remember, no masks or weapons of any kind will be allowed.)
11/3 - Shady Brook is a Polling Place - Our library will be closed and used as a voting location
11/3 - Sixth grade field trip to Arlington Music Hall
A Message from PTA. . .
Come take part in a healthy activity with friends and family on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 10:30-12:30 for the first ever Shady Brook Color Run!
Participants who sign up will receive a white shirt, sunglasses, and a celebratory color packet. There will be a 20 minute run/walk for different age groups and then a finale for the whole family!
While going through the course, powdered paint will be tossed on each participant creating a very colorful runner/walker! Following the run, stay and join other participants for a brief celebratory dance party as we all launch our color packets into the air. Return your entry form soon to reserve your spot!
HEBISD Family Support Services
Doubled-up with friends or family
Living in a hotel or motel
Living in a shelter
Living in a car or unsheltered
There are services to help you! Call HEBISD Family Support Services 817-399-3470!
I just finished visiting classrooms for the 1st guidance lesson of the year! In Kinder, we did an introduction lesson learning about who the counselor is, and our 2nd lesson will be about bucket filling. In 1st-6th, we read the book Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud and talked about being bucket fillers vs. bucket dippers. A bucket filler is a person who is kind and does nice deeds for others, while a bucket dipper is mean to others. Students were able to complete a bucket filling activity, in which they were given a bucket page and were able to write one nice bucket filler word about every student in their class. Students were also challenged to do one bucket filler act (aka—an act of kindness) per day. I encourage you to talk with your student(s) about our lesson and how they can be bucket fillers.
Fall into Healthy Habits
As we head toward flu season, it is important to remember our healthy habits! Practicing good habits will help keep your student safe and in school. Let’s work together with our students and reinforce these ideas at home and school!
Hand washing! Encourage your student to wash hands before meals, after using the restroom and playing outside. Sing Happy Birthday twice while washing your hands to ensure that they are clean
Cover your mouth when sneezing and coughing
Throw away used tissues right after use
Avoid touching your eyes and mouth
Use hand sanitizers when soap and water are unavailable
And last but not least, be sure to get a good night's rest and healthy breakfast
Andrea Richey RN, BSN