The Brooklyn Buzz

October 4, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019 - NO SCHOOL


  • Summary of the week
  • Junior Hurricette's - Makeup Game
  • Book Fair
  • 7th Graders - Immunizations
  • Emergency Medical Forms/Contact Information
  • F.A.S.T
  • Brooklyn Birthday Club
  • Expectations at Football games
  • Drop off/Pick up times
  • Attendance
  • Drop off/ Pick up procedures
  • Important Dates
  • Contacting Brooklyn School

Summary of the week/upcoming information

We had a lot of participation in our spirit week! It was awesome to see all the school spirit and all the heroes and fathers whom walked kids to school. We appreciate the time taken to make walking to school special for our kids. We had spectacular weather for walking to school this past week. A special thank you also to Mrs. Paul and Mrs. Marquis for coordinating the events. We concluded our Pennies for Patients fundraiser and I will share out the total collected next week.

Thursday, October 10th we will have conferences, please watch for information from your child's teacher. The book fair will be held all week in the library, more information below.

Thank you for all your support and commitment to Brooklyn School!

Go Hurricanes!

Mrs. Cristin Cicco

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Junior Hurricette's - Half Time performance RESCHEDULED

Rescheduled Junior Hurricette Performance is Friday, October 18, 2019 at 7PM at the BHS football stadium.

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Book Fair is here all week

The book fair will be in the library all week. Students will have the opportunity to visit the book fair during the day. It will also be open at Parent Teacher Conferences.

No cash on hand the day of your Scholastic Book Fair? No worries – our school offers Book Fair eWallet as a digital payment option. Simply set up a free account and have funds immediately available for your student to shop the Book Fair. Safe and secure – it’s easy shopping with Book Fair eWallet. Click the link below to access and set up your eWallet

Grades Pk-3, book fair link and eWallet

Grades 4-7, book fair link and eWallet

Here is the website for the book fair flyer sent home to PK-3 graders.

7th Grade Immunizations

If your child is in 7th grade, please make sure all immunization requirements have been met and the form has been filled out and turned in.

Here is the information regarding the requirements and the form that needs to be filled out and returned to the school. Please contact Brooklyn School with any questions.

ONLINE Emergency Medical Authorization/ Contact Forms

Students will not be permitted to participate in field trips and other important school activities if the emergency medical information is not updated.

We are using an online Emergency Medical/Contact forms. Please go to the Brooklyn Schools Home page. There is a big gold link in the middle of the homepage - Click Here to Update Medical Forms. This needs to be filled out for all students, as it includes information for student contact information and more. These forms have to be filled out on a computer or tablet. You will not be able to fill this form out on your phone.

Current Brooklyn Families:

Go to the parent portal site:

Create an account if you do not have one. How to create an account

Once you create an account, link your students to your account. (Note: Students can only be linked to one parent account. Please create only one account per household)

Linking students to your account

Once linked, you will be able to update your student(s) EMA and Demographic information and submit it to the district.


F.A.S.T will start up again, starting October 7, 2019 at 5:15. The fall session will last 8 weeks. Our coordinators are still looking for families to join this family focused group.

What is F.A.S.T...

  • Improve children’s behavior and academic performance;
  • Strengthen families and empower parents;
  • Help schools succeed by increasing parent engagement and improving learning climate; and
  • Increase social capital by building positive relationships between parents, families and schools.

If interested, click this link and print the flyer. You can send the flyer into the school and give to the office.

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Brooklyn Media Center Birthday Book Club is back

Please return the flyer attached by November 8th.

Football Season is in the air - please read to see our expectations of students at the games.

  • Students will sit in the student section unless they are sitting with a guardian.
  • Students will not run behind the stadium.
  • There is no playing football or other sports in the grassy areas.
  • No backpacks are allowed at the games.
  • No profanity allowed at the games.
  • Don't walk on the track.
  • Brooklyn students are not allowed on the visitor's side.
  • If you leave the game you can't come back in.
  • Make sure that your ride picks you up on time.

School Hours - Arrival Times and Departure Times (Kindergarten - 12th)

Arrival Time:

The doors will open for students beginning at 7:30 each school day. Please plan accordingly when dropping off your child in the morning. School starts at 8 am. Breakfast will be available from 7:30 am to 8:00am. Please see the drop off procedures below.

Departure Time:

Students will be released from class to depart at 3:11 pm. Please see pick up procedures below.

School Hours:

School is in session from 8:00 am to 3:11 pm.


The state of Ohio passed a law a few years ago regarding student school days. Every minute of the day is accounted for and when students miss school is calculated to the minute. With this change, we no longer have tardies. So when students arrive to school after 8 am, the time is entered and after a certain threshhold, students and families will receive letters from our office. The same goes for when students are removed any time during the day. School attendance is important and we appreicate your support in ensuring your kids are here. If students have to miss for being sick, please call the attendance office at 216-485-8171

If we have no record of the child being out of school you will receive an automated call.

If students have appointments, please get a doctor's note and send in with them when they return to school.

Drop Off/Pick Up procedures

3 Lots - Blue, Gold & White

Grades K - 3 ~ BLUE LOT drop off and pick up

Grades 4-7 ~ GOLD LOT drop off an pick up

Grades 8-12 ~ WHITE LOT drop off and pick up (students from the high school will not be permitted to cut through our school to pick up siblings, they can meet them at the exit for the white lot.

To assist in the flow of traffic, we are asking that students be dropped off and picked up based on the oldest child.

For example ~

  • If your oldest child is in grades 8-12, use the WHITE LOT in the back of the HS to drop off and pick up all children in your family.
  • If your oldest child is in grades 4-7, use the GOLD LOT at the main entrance of the PK-7 building to drop off and pick up all children in your family.
  • If your oldest child is in grades K-3, use the BLUE LOT off of Behrwald Avenue to drop off and pick up all children in your family.

PTA News and Updates

Brooklyn School Kalahari Fundraiser

Mark your calendar to take a break!! Support your school while having fun! Get away without going too far from home to America's LARGEST indoor waterpark and enjoy a special rate for families and friends! Rooms are ONLY $129 and feature 2 Queen beds and INCLUDE waterpark passes! A portion from EACH room booked will benefit Brooklyn Elementary. BOOK EARLY to avoid being shut out. Book online today!

Thursday, January 2, 2020 ONLY $129!!

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Important Dates

October 8th - Renkas and Foley's homerooms to the fire station

October 9th - Borrowy and Hovan's homerooms to the fire station

October 10th - PTA fundraiser kick off

October 10th - October 24th - PTA Fundraiser

October 10th - Conferences (3:30 - 9 pm) Teachers will reach out to families, closer to the date

October 11th - No School

October 18th - Early Dismissal

November 12th - PTA fundraiser pick up

Contacting Brooklyn School Personnel

Attendance Line ~ (216) 485-8171

  • When reporting your child off, please include: first and last name of the child, grade, reason for absence, who is reporting the child off and a number you can be reached.

Mrs. Cristin Cicco ~ Principal

(216) 485-8177

Ms. Lara Smith ~ Assistant Principal

(216) 485-8178

Mrs. Annie Bir ~ Guidance Counselor (Grades 4-7)

(216) 485-8128

Mrs. Denise Smith ~ Guidance Counselor (Grades PK-3)

(216) 485 - 8173

Mrs. Laura Paul ~ Brooklyn School Secretary

(216) 485-8176