Brewster Weekly

Sept. 17, 2021

We are here to do good things for our students, our coworkers, and our community.

We represent qualities such as love, hope, kindness, respect, and responsibility.

Our culture mirrors those attributes. Let’s continue to make our school the best place to work and learn where everyone is inspired to be the best they can be. What we do, we do well.

Let’s keep the courage to shape a bright future for our students.

Calendar Updates

Sept. 20: Picture Day!

Sept. 22: Curriculum Night, This will be a VIRTUAL event. Two identical sessions will be hosted by teachers, join when you can! 6:00-6:30 or 6:45-7:15pm. Please see teacher newsletters for information.

Oct. 1: Fun Run, Family Night at Blake's Orchard

Oct. 8: No School, District PD

Oct. 11: No School, Indigenous Peoples' Day

Oct. 12: PTA Meeting, 7PM VIRTUAL MEETING, PTA link will be sent closer to date.

Oct. 13: Walk and Bike to School Day!


Friendly Reminders

Arrival: Please stay with your children until 8am for morning arrival! Only safety patrol students may arrive on campus early. Our support teams do not begin until 8am! Let's keep our Bulldog community safe!

Car Loop: Please do not get out of your car. If needed change the side of the car seat to allow for easy entry and exit on the sidewalk.

Medical Action Plans: Does your child have an allergy or medical need to be supported at school? Each year we need a new plan on file. Please work with our amazing office staff, Mrs. Krista Rheault or Mrs. Pauline Joiner to share updated information.

Picture Day is MONDAY!: You can order and prepay online!, use school code BREWSTER21

Brewster Pride Reflections!

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Positivity Project

Character Strengths

While often simplified as “grit” or “self-control,” character is more than simply individual achievement or a person’s behavior. It is a broad and complex family of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are recognized and encouraged across cultures for the values they cultivate in people and society. Character is the aggregate of who we are; it’s “what’s inside every one of us.”

Next week our school will be learning more about Teamwork! Consider this quote with your family.

“I am a member of a team, and I rely on a team. I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.


Media Update by Mrs. O'Rourke

We are busy in the Library Media Center and each class comes to the Media Center for an hour each. Upper el. students began checking out books this week and other classes should begin next week. We are getting back into many school routines so please remind your child to bring books back on their library day. It’s a lot more fun when they can get new books each week.

The Specials Team has a Facebook page & we’d love you to follow us!

Brewster Media Center Library is on Twitter, please follow us!

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Update from Ms. Zarzycki!

Fitness Testing

Starting next week students in grades 3rd-5th will begin Fitness Testing. Students will participate in 4 separate tests, designed to assess different aspects of physical fitness.

The 4 test areas include:

  • Cardiovascular endurance - Continuous jog
  • Abdominal strength and endurance - Sit ups
  • Upper body strength and endurance - Push ups
  • Flexibility - Sit and Reach

Testing takes place once in the fall and again in the spring. Emphasis is placed on personal best, goal setting, and importance of physical activity for lifelong health.

You are an important part of your child's health and education. To help your child get ready for the test, you can:

  • Talk to them about fitness testing. Make sure they are not anxious and ready to try
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  • Help make sure your child engages in 60 minutes of activity every day.
  • Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep and nutritious breakfast before testing.
  • Make sure your child has appropriate and comfortable clothing, shoes, and a water bottle for physical activity.

Healthy Selfie

Students in P.E. are learning the importance of daily physical activity. In an effort to support our “60 minutes a day, your way!” mindset, I would love it if you could email a picture of your child (or family) participating in physical activity! Pictures will be posted on our, “Healthy Selfie” board in the gym. Anything that captures daily movement is welcome - walking the family pet, biking, sports, dancing, martial arts, etc.

Brewster PTA Update

Brewster PTA Information

Membership Toolkit

Membership Toolkit is a website and app used by the Brewster PTA. On Membership Toolkit you can find a Brewster directory, calendar of events, and make secure purchases. You do not need to be a PTA member to use most of the features on Membership Toolkit. To create an account, you need to go to the website first. Once you create your account on the website, you can download the app onto your mobile device. Use this web address to create your account.

If you already use Membership Toolkit, you can update your student’s information using this link .

Join the PTA

You can join the PTA by going to the store on the Membership Toolkit app or clicking this link Join the Brewster PTA. By joining the PTA you will have access to the Brewster directory on the Membership Toolkit website and app.

Annual Fundraiser

The Brewster PTA will be launching its first-ever Annual Fundraiser. Our hope is to pivot from ongoing fundraising activities throughout the year that support Brewster students, teachers and staff, to a one-time donation made by each family at the beginning of the year. To make a donation use this link Annual Fundraiser or go to the store on Membership Toolkit. While there is no set amount that we are requesting, as we are sensitive to every family’s financial capacity, we hope and suggest the following amounts: $50 per family with one Brewster student or $75 per family with two or more Brewster students.

Spirit Wear

Now through September 27 shipping is free! To purchase Brewster Spirit wear use this link or use the link on Membership Toolkit website.

Chipotle Night Cancelled

Sorry, you will have to cook dinner on Sunday night! Chipotle needs to reschedule for another time.

Volunteer Opportunities

The PTA is looking for parent volunteers for the following events and committees. If you are interested in learning more, email

Blake's Fall Family Night

Brewster Reads Committee

Staff Appreciation Committee

Science Fair Committee

Drama Club (4th and 5th grade)

5th Grade Party Committee

Math Club

Fall Family Night at Blake's

Our annual Family Night at Blake's Orchard and Cider Mill in Armada is Friday, October 1 from 6:30-9:30. Cost is $12 per person and you pay Blake's Orchard when you arrive. The entire family is invited to attend. More details coming soon.

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We’ve been working all summer on the Gold Rush tailgate, happening on September 17th from 4:30 – 6:30 before our football team takes on Rochester High. This community event will have a live broadcast from 95.5 radio and features carnival games, dunk tanks (with the middle school administration being dunked), military, police and fire vehicles, bounce houses and obstacle courses, rock climbing walls, food trucks, Adams merchandise, Fur Angels therapy dogs, robotics team demonstrations, cheer, dance and band performances, lawn games, face painting, temporary tattoos and so much more!! Fun for all ages in the Van Hoosen bus loop and Adams fields. Please mark your calendar!!

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Stay Connected!

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