THE PAW PRINT Brookview Elementary

July 31th, 2020

Brookview Elementary Students First day of School

Thursday, Aug. 6th, 8am

1550 North Cumberland Road

Indianapolis, IN

Principal's Message July 31st, 2020

Brookview Families,

Here are key updates for this week:

  • I want to welcome you to a new and exciting school year! Thank you for signing your child up for a remarkable learning experience in Warren Township!

    • Virtual Device/Textbook Pickup will be on Tuesday, August 4th from 5:30pm - 7:00pm in the BACK PARKING LOT near the playground. You will see cones and signs directing you to the appropriate spaces to pick up items.

      • Kindergarten students will receive a school issued IPad.

      • 4th grade students should return their Chromebooks and chargers so that they can receive their school issued IPad.

      • All other students should use the device that was issued last spring. If you did not receive a device, a device will be issued to you on Tuesday evening.

    • I know the first day of school is coming quickly and you are eager to learn more about who will instruct your child this year. Your child's teacher will contact you early next week.

    In the meanwhile, if you have any questions please let me know. As always, stay safe and stay connected!

Readers and Leaders!

This will become a familiar theme for you this year at Brookview. We are fired up about developing readers and leaders.

This theme comes from our district focus on 6 key dispositions that all Warren students should have when they graduate: Communication, Collaboration, Content Knowledge, Critical Thinking, Citizenship, and Resilience. Stay tuned for more information on these skills and dispositions.

Reminder from Previous Paw Print's:

A common supply list for all students in grades K-4 can be found here:

School Supply List - this year to increase consistency and help with communication, a universal K-4 school supply list was created. Any items not on the list that are needed can be discussed with me (we will try to purchase at the building what is appropriate but will not ask parents for more than this.) All students in grades K-4 in a Warren Twp elementary will be asked the bring the following:

  • 1 bottle of white, liquid glue

  • 2 large, pink erasers

  • 2 big glue sticks or 4 small glue sticks

  • 1 box of tissue

  • 2 boxes of crayons

  • 1 box of markers or colored pencils

  • 24, #2 pencils

  • 4 black dry-erase markers

  • 1 pair of safety scissors

  • 1 small school box or zipper pouch for school supplies

  • 2,two-pocket folders

  • 2 wide-ruled notebooks

  • 1 ruler (inches and centimeters)

  • 2 highlighters

  • 1 pack of 3x5 index cards (white)

  • A backpack (no wheels)

  • 1 pair of headphones

Please do not hesitate to contact me at 317-532-3053 or at if you have any questions about our upcoming school year. Know that we are diligently working to ensure a safe school environment for our students and staff. We have missed our students and families and look forward to reuniting with everyone during the 2020-2021 school year.

-Mr. Coleman

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Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning Emphasis

At Brookview Elementary, we want our students to be strong readers! There are 5 major components to reading. I will be sharing information on each of the 5 components of reading over the next several weeks. Let's start with fluency.

What Is Fluency?

Fluency is the ability to read "like you speak." Hudson, Lane, and Pullen define fluency this way: "Reading fluency is made up of at least three key elements: accurate reading of connected text at a conversational rate with appropriate prosody or expression." Non-fluent readers suffer in at least one of these aspects of reading: they make many mistakes, they read slowly, or they don't read with appropriate expression and phrasing.

Many researchers have found that fluency is highly correlated with reading comprehension—that is, when a student reads fluently, that student is likely to comprehend what he or she is reading.

So how do we teach it?

Teacher Modeling

Examples of teacher modeling include:

  • Teacher-assisted reading
  • Peer-assisted reading
  • Audio-assisted reading

Key point: Teacher modeling involves more than just listening to someone else read. Students must be actively involved 100 percent of the time and in a multi-sensory way.

Parents, you play a major role here as well. Allowing your children consistent opportunities to read to you is key. Every night, have your children read to you. This helps your child become a strong reader!


At Brookview Elementary school, we strive to develop and enrich students to their full potential. One of the ways that we do this is by focusing on critical thinking, content knowledge, collaboration, citizenship, creativity, and resilience.

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MSD of Warren Township has created a comprehensive strategic plan based on community input that will ensure all students and staff have the conditions necessary to develop and apply Journey of a Graduate (JoG) skills and dispositions. The Journey of a Graduate skills are a set of 6 skills and dispositions that have been identified by our community needed for success in and out of school. The JoG skills are Critical Thinking, Citizenship, Communication, Collaboration, Content Knowledge, and Resilience. These JoG skills will serve as the foundation of the district strategic plan.


Warren Township School District has a new app and website! The purpose of the app and website is to provide regular updates through the live feed, district news, and

district events sections as well as other important district information. The app includes easy access to the weekly breakfast and lunch menu, staff contacts, district documents, bullying and safety reporting form, and much much more. The Warren app can be downloaded at the Apple and Android App Store. Stay informed and download the app today. The district website is



The occasion may arise when the school district wants to recognize your child or your child's school. This may include your child's photo, your child's name or your child's work in district publications, newsletters, on school district websites, and in electronic/social media or in staff training videos. We may also want to tell the media (including newspapers, television, and radio) about your child's achievements. We never knowingly release information about a student to anyone who wants to use it for commercial/political purposes. However, we will honor your request to not include your child in these types of recognitions if you notify Mr. Coleman by email that you do not want this type of information released.