Principal's Message

What's Happening At Brooks?

The Countdown!


Dear Brooks Families,

We are counting down to the first day of school! We are ready and excited to welcome your students next week. Thank you for taking one last look at important school start up information!

Thank you!

Terri Russell


Dismissal Plan Survey - MUST DO

Your child's safe dismissal is critical. In order to assure we are safely dismissing over 700 students, we need your cooperation. Please use the form below to inform us of your child's safe dismissal plan. Please read ALL the options before you make a selection. Complete a form for EACH child who attends Brooks. This form must be completed no later than Monday, August 21.

Volunteers Needed for Arrival and Dismissal

The safe arrival and dismissal of 700+ students takes planning and organization. For the first several days of school, it helps immensely to have additional volunteers to assure all students are in the right location. If you are interested in supporting our safe and efficient arrival and dismissal of students, please see the information below. We welcome you to bring your own Brooks student if you volunteer for a morning session.

ARRIVAL Support Times will be 8:40-9:15

DISMISSAL Support Times will be 3:10-3:45

Please use the link below, review the available slots, and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

Bus Stop Information

Due to a recent internet outage impacting District 204, bus stop information will be available in Parent View on Friday, August 18 after 7:00 p.m.

Please read the valuable arrival and dismissal information linked below!

Who Is My Teacher?

Teacher Assignments are now available in ParentVue.

Teacher Meet and Greet

Teacher Meet and Greet:

We are delighted to inform you we will be hosting a Teacher Meet and Greet on Monday, August 21 from 2:00-3:00. Teacher Meet and Greet is a wonderful opportunity to briefly meet your child’s teacher, other students in the class, and drop off supplies, if you choose. (Please note - Kindergarten families are encouraged to bring supplies to the Kindergarten Orientation instead) PTA will also be providing a cool summer treat on the blacktop in the back of the building. What a great way to reconnect with our community!

Due to our large enrollment, we kindly ask you to follow the schedule below, to the best of your ability. You are scheduled based on the first letter of your last name:

Last Name A-M

2:00-2:30 - Your child's classroom

2:30-3:00 - Playground for a PTA Treat

Last Name N-Z

2:00-2:30 - Playground for a PTA Treat

2:30-3:00 - Your child's classroom


Important Kindergarten Information

Thursday, August 24 First day of school for students in grades 1-5

Kindergarten visitation – see information below

** Important Save the Date: Kindergarten students will not ride the bus to school on Thursday, August 24. Instead, you will bring your child to kindergarten on the first day for a 45 minute orientation specific to our Kindergarten families. This visit will familiarize your child with his/her new classroom, let him/her meet the teacher and will prepare all of our students for their first full day of kindergarten on Friday, August 25. In order to make this a special day for you and your kindergartner, we respectfully request no siblings attend.

In order to reduce the number of families in our Kindergarten rooms at one time, we are utilizing final class rosters to assign specific orientation times. Therefore, your specific orientation time will not be known until after August 17 when class rosters are published. You will receive a specific correspondence from the classroom teacher with your assigned orientation time. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Parent Night

Parent Night Save the Date - Wednesday, August 30, 6:00 p.m.

Brooks Parent Night is a wonderful opportunity for you to meet your child’s teacher, learn more about your child’s day, and gather information about what your student is learning. This evening is structured for parents only and children should not attend. Line up your child care now! More specific information, along with the schedule, will be coming soon.

August Dates For Your Calendar

Monday, August 21: Teacher Meet and Greet 2:00-3:00

Thursday, August 24: Grades 1-5 first day of school

Thursday, August 24: Kindergarten Orientation Small Group Sessions. Kindergarten starts a full day of school on August 25.

Wednesday, August 30: Parent Night (line up your day care now!)