Brookside Bulletin

May 2023

Message from the Principal

We've made it to May! I want to thank each of you for all of your support in helping to make this year so successful. I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing summer spending time with family and friends and enjoying the sunshine.


Ms. Grant

Principal

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Important Upcoming Events

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Important Upcoming Dates

May 1-5= Acadience Testing

May 4= Neon Dance Party 5:30-7:30 pm

May 5= 3rd Grade Track Meet

May 10= 5th Grade to Hope of America Practice at BYU

May 10= PTA Meeting at 10:30 am

May 16= 4th Grade Field Trip

May 17= Kindergarten Field Day

May 18= Last Day of Kindergarten

May 19= Author's Party 2:45-3:30 pm

May 23= Field Day for First-Fifth Grades

May 24= 5th Grade Celebration

May 25= Last Day of School (12:00 pm Dismissal)

Class Placement for 2023-2024

Dear Parents,


It’s that time of year again where we wind down one school year and begin thinking about the next.


Class placement is a difficult task and one that I take very seriously. As this year ends, teachers will be meeting together and dividing up the students into their classes for next year. The teachers do not assign specific teacher names to these class lists but focus on balancing the classes (behavior and academic needs, gender, etc.) for the next grade level. Teacher input will be one of the greatest factors in placing students. After teachers submit these lists, I will assign teachers to classes.


Along with teacher input, I also believe it’s critical to hear the concerns of parents as I make final decisions about class placement for a student. I am inviting you as a parent to give me your input about what you believe is best for your child. I prefer that these emails/visits do NOT contain a desired teacher’s name. A more helpful approach would be to state your child’s personality and a personality type that would best meet your child’s needs. Also, information like special medical needs, social concerns, academic needs, or extenuating circumstances would be helpful for me when finalizing class lists.


If you have information that you would like to share that would be helpful in placing your child in a class, please feel free to either email me or call the front office and schedule a time to meet personally with me. All recommendations MUST be submitted by Thursday, May 24.


Again, I will accept emails or visits (by appointment only) up until the last day of school, May 24. Emails can be directed to me at jennifer.grant@nebo.edu. If you’d prefer to meet in person, please call our office at 801-489-2030. Our secretaries will help schedule an appointment.


If you know for certain that your student will not be returning to Brookside in the fall, please let the office know as soon as possible or let me know via email. This will help as we balance classes for next year.


I look forward to helping make your student’s time here at Brookside memorable and successful!


Sincerely,

Jennifer Grant

Principal

Author's Party

Our students have worked hard this year and we want to share their published writing pieces with parents, siblings, grandparents, etc. We invite you to come to our Author's Party on Friday, May 19 from 2:45-3:30. This is an informal event, but classrooms will be open for parents to come and sit with their student and read through their published writing pieces. We hope you can come!

Dress Code for Field Day

Dress Code Reminder

Just a reminder of the Dress Code expectations for the following activities:


Swimming at the Springville Recreation Center

All types of swimsuits are acceptable to wear for this field trip.


Field Day Activities On School Property

Girls: Swimsuits may be worn for this activity however a wide strap tank top

is required to wear over the swimming suit top and shorts on the bottom.


Boys: Swimsuits may be worn for this activity however a T-Shirt must be

worn at all times.