Brooker Creek Elementary

Hello Brooker Creek Families,

This has been a challenging week for our community, we really appreciate your patience and understanding as we responded to the tragedy that happened Wednesday afternoon. The North Pinellas YMCA has organized a vigil tomorrow night to honor Deputy Michael Magli. Our school parking lot will be open for parking. Details regarding the Vigil are below.

I wanted to remind you that COVID communication will be changing next week in all Pinellas County Schools. The district maintains a dashboard on our website that lists all positive cases in our schools at That dashboard is updated each workday and is searchable by location and date.

Beginning February 21, we will do the following:

  • Notify by phone and email any student or staff member who is identified as a direct contact and must quarantine.
  • Update the district’s COVID Public Dashboard every weekday at noon with cases confirmed the previous day.
  • Add a link to the district’s COVID Dashboard ( to the homepage of every school’s website.

As always, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Stay well,

Jenn Mekler, Principal

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Our Fundraiser is Off to a Great Start!

On Wednesday, we kicked off our APEX Fundraiser and the class competition is really showing in the building. Congrats to Ms. Bruns, Ms. Toye, Mrs. Skryd, and Mrs. Hite's classes for being the daily challenge winners this week.

Today, our Apex lesson was all about habit #2 in becoming a MIGHTY leader. Apex taught us about integrity. In order for us to be mighty leaders, we must show integrity to our friends, our family, the things we have, and so much more. The best leaders always practice integrity!

*Important note: Pledges must be entered online to count towards our class total, so please be sure to log them in at

Here is tonight’s challenge:

The class with the most participation (meaning a pledge of any amount) will get to watch the apex team get pied in the face!

Reporting an Absence

When your child is absent from school, please contact us to let us know the reason for his/her absence. You can report your child's absence by emailing his/her teacher directly or going to the Report an Absence section of our school website

The exception to this rule is if your child is quarantined due to COVID. Anytime a student is quarantined, they are coded in our system and if well enough, should be engaging in school from home. If you have any questions please contact us at school during regular business hours.

Animals at School

We have seen an increase in people walking to school these last few weeks at arrival and dismissal. If you choose to walk your dog during this time, please make sure to say your goodbyes at the entrance to campus on Forelock Road. School Board policy prohibits the walking of dogs on School Board property. We do have signs posted as you enter the campus as a reminder. If you have your dog in your car at arrival and dismissal, that is no problem at all. We love seeing your furry family members.

Spring Pictures are Almost Here

Spring pictures will be happening at school on Thursday, February 25th. These pictures will be taken outside, weather permitting. Please see the attached form for ordering information. Only students purchasing pictures will be photographed.

Cafe Updates

We are continuing to ask our BCE families to preorder meals when possible. When parents spend a few minutes pre-ordering their child’s lunch, it allows our cafe team to plan ahead. These forms allow us to break the meals out by the teacher and have them ready when the students come into the lunchroom and reduce the amount of time they have to spend in line.