The Brooklyn Buzz
February 14, 2020
No School - Monday, February 17th
IN THIS EDITION:
- Literacy Night
- See what's happening in our school
- Counseling Corner
- Arrival information
- Outdoor Recess Guidelines
- Medical restrictions for outdoor recess
- Medicine administered by the nurse
- Parent Partnership
- PTA Updates
- Important Dates
- Contacting Brooklyn School
Did you forget to turn in your tumbler order?
If you forgot to turn in your tumbler order Thursday, you can still turn them in on Tuesday.
Thank you for your support.
For those who already turned in your orders, thank you for your support. We didn't reach 700, however, we sold quite a few and will definitely be able to support positive incentives and assemblies for the students and staff.
It's a Jungle Out There
We will have a spirit week and every day is something neat. Wednesday, we have special readers throughout the day coming in to read to the classes. Thursday is Literacy Night and we will have Jungle Terry finish out the evening after pizza and many great activities. Friday the students who read the most will get to participate in the assembly and a few lucky winners will get to throw a pie in my face. It is going to be an exciting week. Hope you are ready to read.
- Tuesday - Relax to Read ~ Wear your comfy clothes or pajamas (no slippers).
- Wednesday - Elephants, Tigers, and Accessories, OH MY ~ Wear animal accessories (hat, headband, tail, jewelry).
- Thursday - Animal Print Clothing ~ Wear your favorite school appropriate animal print clothing (leopard, zebra, snakeskin, etc).
- Friday - Bring your Favorite Stuffed Reading Buddy ~
Family Literacy Night
Please see the flyer below and let your child's teacher know how many will be attending, so we can ensure we have enough pizza.
What's Happening in Our School
How do you earn a ticket?
- I will keep my hands, feet and body to myself
- I will use a quiet voice
- I will clean up my area after I eat
- I will use kinds words
Grade levels combined
After 1 week we have noticed a significant difference in the lunch room and hope this inspires kids to always make the right choice.
Student of the month
January - Leadership Skills
February - Responsibility Skills
March - Integrity
April - Safety
May - Empathy.
Teachers will recommend students to be recognized. Students will then receive a certificate, a small award and a luncheon with an administrator. I will post pictures of the monthly winners.
As a staff we felt this was a great way to highlight and honor our students who ALWAYS do the right thing.
Teaching kids responsibility
Throughout the month we will focus on responsibility. The linked article has age appropriate chores and shares why students need to have responsibilities. I hope you enjoy this article as much as I did.
School starts at 8 am
According to the law, we no longer document tardies, instead, we have to account for every minute of the day. Therefore, time will accumulate and count towards time out of school.
Outdoor Recess Guidelines
Well, we had snow this week, please make sure your child has the proper clothing to go outside. We will go outside when it is cold and snowing.
Our guidelines for cold temperatures will be followed and monitored closely.
The temperature for outdoor recess is 20 degrees with the windchill.
Please make sure student have appropriate gear to be in the elements.
Winter coats, gloves, hats and boots are important.
You can send in shoes to wear in school and they can wear their boots out. Also feel free to send in an extra pair of socks or pants, sometimes the students clothing gets wet.
Medical restrictions for outdoor recess...
Medicines at school
If your child takes a prescription medicine or an over the counter medicine, it needs to be brought in by an adult in it's original countainer.
STUDENTS CANNOT bring medicine to school.
ALL medication must be brought in, in the original container by the parent or guardian.
Parent Teacher Partnership
PTA News and Updates
Race Night 2020 - February 29th @ 7pm
Brooklyn's Night at the Races
February 29, 2020
UAW Hall - 5615 Chevrolet Blvd. Parma, Ohio
Doors open @ 5:30 PM
Dinner @ 6:00 PM
Races @ 7:00 PM
Tickets are $25 each.
This includes dinner, desserts, refreshments.
Tables can be reserved if you buy a group of 10 tickets.
We will have 50/50, basket raffles, sideboards, and lots of fun!
For tickets, to buy a horse, to sponsor a race, or buy an ad
Kelli Krall (440) 668-0856
Kelly Supek (216) 978-8453
Michelle Hilcu (216) 6473223
Cathie Flanagan (216) 218-4771
Proceeds support Brooklyn Athletic Boosters and Post Prom.
February 17th - No School (President's Day)
February 18th - February 21st - RIght to Read week - more information to follow
February 20th - Literacy Night 5:30 - 8:00 (Brooklyn School Cafeteria and Field House)
March 5th - Conferences (4-8:30)
March 6th - No School
March 12th & 13th - High School Presents the musical Newsies (7pm)
March 14th - High School Presents the musical Newsies (2 pm & 7 pm)
March 17th - Election Day
March 30th - April 8th (Ohio State ELA assessments)
April 10th - April 19th - Spring Break
April 21st - May 5th (Ohio State Math/Science assessments)
All tests will start at approx. 8:30 am
- Grade 3
Math - April 28th and April 29th
- Grade 4
Math - April 30th and May 1st
- Grade 5
Science - April 22nd and April 23rd
Math - April 30th and May 1st
- Grade 6
Math - May 5th and May 6th
- Grade 7
Math - May 5th and May 6th
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
Ms. Lara Smith ~ Assistant Principal
Mrs. Annie Bir ~ Guidance Counselor (Grades 4-7)
Mrs. Denise Smith ~ Guidance Counselor (Grades PK-3)
(216) 485 - 8173
Mrs. Laura Paul ~ Brooklyn School Secretary