January 28, 2022
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.
Please make sure to help our office staff by calling our attendance line to report any absence from school. Thank you so much!
248-726-3310 or report through ParentVue Online or the ParentVue App on your phone!
Jan. 29: OU Basketball Night
Jan. 31: Kids Heart Challenge begins (see below!)
1/28-2/9: Hearing Screening at Brewster
Feb. 4: Virtual Bingo Night
Feb. 8: PTA Meeting, 7pm
Feb. 21 and 22: Midwinter Recess
March. 4: Half-day of School, End of 2nd Trimester
The car loop will move quickly with less foot traffic in the parking lot and utilizing our full length of safe sidewalk as routes to entry points. Please have students ready to exit on the right side of the vehicle and follow the sidewalk to their entry. We have 2 buses for initial arrival and more that arrive for a delayed start time.
ALL students can access their entry point from using the car loop sidewalk. Staff leaders are monitoring each entry. Success is dependent on our community support! Safety may be inconvenient and require patience, but our ultimate goal is to only have students on safe sidewalks, allowing for a safe flow of traffic, and keeping all community members safe by marked crosswalk use. Thank you for your support.
Helpful Hint from our Teachers!
Please keep special toys, technology, or personal items not needed for learning at home. Teachers will communicate when special celebrations or projects would require items from home to be sent in. We certainly do not want items to go missing when they have such value. This may require a quick look in backpacks or snow bags prior to school-thanks for the help!
Hello Brewster Community!
This week our school community focused on the Other People Mindset of Supporting Others When They Struggle. This means when other people are struggling, we do our best to help them out.
Supporting other people when they struggle is a critical piece of being human. There are many different approaches to helping people who are struggling. These can include: listening while they describe an event and their feelings about it, taking action to help people in need, or simply just being there and sitting together in silence. Everyone faces tough days and needs support, and this support leads to a chain of prosocial behavior that makes us feel good about ourselves and our group.
Have a wonderful week!
An Important Announcement from Ms. Z!
Kids Heart Challenge is coming!
Brewster will be kicking off Kids Heart Challenge
on January 31st!
Through Kids Heart Challenge, Brewster students will learn about activities to make their heart stronger, how their heart works, and raise money to help kids with special hearts.
Get a jump start by registering today!
Click the link to register: Brewster Kids Heart Challenge
Students can decide if they would like to fundraise and join the fun – but it is not required. In order to earn prizes, students will need to register online and fundraise. Registering online also gives students and families the chance to participate in some heart health challenges together!
We will have a special KHC day in PE during the week of February 14th -18th for everyone either way!
Media Update by Mrs. O'Rourke Jan., 2022
Happy New Year! It has been so great to see all of the kids back in library and chatting about the books they read over break! I hope you are staying healthy & I appreciate the donations the library has received.
We will always welcome tissues and we are looking for a few more things:
ü Empty, clean paper towel rolls or wrapping paper rolls
ü Any kind of tape
ü Markers; any kind! Thank You!
Battle of the Books 5th graders have an opportunity to have fun & read a lot of good books! If your child is interested in Battle of the Books, please follow this link to the library’s info. https://rhpl.org/departments/youth-services
It’s not too late! I will be asking for team names & a parent contact in February as I plan to do a “Mock Battle” after school the week before the big event at the Rochester High gymnasium – Saturday, March 12 at 2pm. More info to come! But I will be needing some coach help to facilitate the “Mock Battle” & I hope you’re taking notes if you’re reading with kiddos as I need help with questions too! Thanks for considering! Email me if have questions.
In library this week, many classes reviewed & refined skills in Google docs. Ask your child about it! Kindergarteners enjoyed the classic The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats which inspired our own snowy day art using the drawing program KidPix.
Brewster Media Center Library is on Twitter, please follow us!
January Breakfast and Lunch Menus
Brewster PTA News
Tomorrow Night! Oakland University Basketball Game
The entire Brewster community is invited to attend the Oakland University Men’s Basketball game on January 29th at 3:00PM. General Admission seats are only $10 if you use the promo code BRWSTR. To order your tickets call 248-370-4000 or follow these directions. If you have any questions, email email@example.com
1. Go to Oakland University’s Athletics homepage or use this link https://www.ticketmaster.com/oakland-university-golden-grizzlies-mens-basketball-tickets/artist/895199
2. Click on See Tickets for the January 29th Men’s Basketball game at 3:00PM
3. Click on Unlock (top right of screen)
4. Enter BRWSTR (you do not need a passcode)
Brewster Virtual Bingo Pajama Party is coming: February 4th, 7:00-8:00 pm!
Registration closes on January 29th! Register for the event in the Membership Toolkit Store https://rhillsbrewsterpta.membershiptoolkit.com/store . Cost is $5.00 per family. Email Nitya Rai with any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s time to report your January reading for the Brewster Reads program! Login to the Membership Toolkit app and click on “Store.” The reporting form will be open through February 5th!
Also, a paper version of the February calendar is included in this newsletter in case you like to have one for keeping track at home.
Highlanders Helping Hands!
Highlander Helping Hands
Winter can be hard, especially on younger students who benefit from a one on one connection. Our Adams Highlanders have offered to be mentors, tutors, buddies and heroes to younger students from our feeder Elementary and Middle schools. We match students with similar interests for one on one Zoom or Google hangs, ideally once a week, but duration and frequency will be determined by the participants. Some student-generated ideas include:
- Read to/with younger students or create a virtual “book club”
- Drop materials off in advance and create makey- makeys, art projects, crafts or science projects virtually
- Offer homework assistance and tutoring
- Share the love of a sport, hobby or musical instrument and “practice” virtually
- Be a friend - let them know you care!
To participate, complete this form: https://forms.gle/xoQStPec3FMgtqM98
As soon as we have a match, you will be contacted by the student. For more information, please contact Barbara at adamsHShelpinghands@gmail.com