BHS Warrior Wire

February 2019 Edition~ Brook Haven School~ Sebastopol, CA

Supporting Our Schools!

As we spring into the second semester, it is a great time to reflect on all of the ways we are fortunate to be a part of SUSD and the Brook Haven community. There are many things to be thankful for, but one, in particular, is highlighted this month.

Here at SUSD, we are fortunate to be supported by a small but mighty group of parent volunteers who work hard to provide additional dollars to our classroom accounts, field trips, activities and enrichment opportunities. The Sebastopol Educational Foundation (SEF) is a non-profit dedicated to supporting all of our students. This group of parents is organizing fundraisers like the Read-A-Thon, Color Run, Kozlowski Pie Sales, Popcornopolis Sales & the Gala that is taking place on Saturday, February 23rd.

We hope that you will consider joining us for The Gala, a fun evening event. Come support our schools, enjoy good food and company and meet other members of our school community. Tickets are available in the school offices, as well as at

If you are unable to attend, we hope you'll consider contributing to our auction basket. We are collecting items for a "Family Night In." Items might include games, movies, popcorn, gift certificates, craft items, food items, a deck of cards, and more. The possibilities are endless and we'd love to have an impressive basket to auction off. If you know a small business that would be willing to donate an item for our silent auction, please reach out to Deirdre Lordan at

Thanks to you all for supporting our students & staff. There is no doubt Brook Haven is a great place to learn, together!

Sara Gramm


What It Means To Be A Warrior

We love catching our BHS Warriors being SAFE, RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE & KIND! We would like to congratulate Milla Mansell & Kylee Bauman for being the winners of our January Red Ticket Raffle Drawing!

If you have a prize you're willing to donate or are willing to work on soliciting donations from local businesses to use as rewards, please let the office know. We would appreciate your help!

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We Need You!

Please help us keep improving!

BROOK HAVEN PARENTS: We need to hear from YOU about your experience in the SUSD schools.

Yep, it’s time for SUSD to conduct our semi-annual parent survey. A link to the online survey will be sent out February 8th. Paper copies will be available in the office. Both versions will be available in English and Spanish. Your honest feedback is powerful information in our efforts to continuously improve.

All parents who complete a survey are eligible to enter the drawing for a $100 Visa gift card and five $20 Visa Gift Cards.

Volunteer of the Month

Karen Miller is our February Volunteer of the Month. Karen has been a part of SUSD for over two decades as both a parent and a volunteer! Karen is a friendly face who can be found on campus at least two days a week. She facilitates our Girls Circle lunches for each grade level, as well as acts as a Rotary Interact Advisor. We appreciate the care she shows each and every one of our students and teachers. We are so fortunate that Karen is part of our community!

Sports Update

  • 7th & 8th Grade Girls Volleyball comes to an end. Our 8th graders finished the year 4th out of 14 teams. They worked hard and showed great growth this year. The 7th graders demonstrated they will be strong competitors next year and we can't wait to see what is in store for them. Congrats & thank you to Coach Antonia Garza & Bella Puget- our teams were so lucky to have your guidance and assistance!

  • 7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball games are underway now. Both teams are off to a great start and they've made significant improvements already. We are glad to see full teams at each grade level. We are proud of our student-athletes!

  • 6th Grade Boys & Girls Basketball will begin in March. We are looking for a Girls Basketball coach- please let Ben Morita, know if you are interested.

BHS T-Shirts For Sale

Want to show your Warrior Pride? We have adult size t-shirts for sale in the office for $15.00. Stop by and buy yours today!


HELP! We've also noticed that many of you don't have your voicemail set up or your voicemail box is full so we can't leave messages. Please check your phones as it is important that we can contact you when needed.

Do you know a student who wants to learn more about Brook Haven? Please spread the word!

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Dates to Remember

  • Monday, Feb. 11- NO SCHOOL, Lincoln's Birthday
  • Wednesday, Feb. 13- Prospective Student Shadow Day
  • Monday, Feb. 18- NO SCHOOL, President's Day
  • Saturday, Feb. 23- SEF Fundraising Gala at Park Side, 6pm
  • Wednesday, Feb. 27- Fifth Grade Information Night, 6pm
  • Wednesday, March 13- Prospective Student Shadow Day
  • Friday, March 15- TEAM Day
  • March 18-22- NO SCHOOL, Spring Break
  • Monday, April 22- NO SCHOOL- Staff Development Day
  • Thursday, May 16- Open House, 6 pm
  • Monday, May 27- No School, Memorial Day
  • Thursday, June 6- Last Day of School, 8th Grade Promotion 2:00pm
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HELP! We need to sell a few more calendars. Do you know anyone who still needs a 2019 calendar? Folk Art for Schools Calendars on sale in the office for $15.00!

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