SPRING 2017 PARENT NEWSLETTER
"CREATING A COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS"
From the desk of Mrs. Harrison
March is a busy month to be sure, but a fun one :) Make sure to look at the events listed at the end of this newsletter so you can make sure to put them on your calendar and be involved.
Enjoy this spring-like weather--only 5 more weeks to go until Spring Break!
MILESTONES RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
The following items are not meant for you to share with your children-- they are already getting these resources and more from their teachers. This is meant to serve as a guide for you as we travel through Milestones testing together. That way, you know what your child(ren) will be asked to do in April. We are preparing our children as much as possible through higher order thinking, problem-solving activities, and through making sure that our assessments are aligned with Milestones. Our goal is to make sure that children are comfortable with the format of the tests, and will shine! If you have any questions about Milestones, feel free to call me anytime at school!
Resource Guide: https://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Documents/Milestones/Study-Resource%20Guides/Milestones_StudyGuide_GR03_11-16.pdf
Resource which explains what you will see on your child's score sheet in May: http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Documents/Milestones/ALD/ALDS_for_Grade_3_Milestones_EOG_ELA.pdf
Students were challenged to build a parachute for "Jack" by first establishing a controlled drop time for him.
Students had to imagine, create, and test their designs...
Working together to find a solution for Jack :)
STEM in Mrs. Miller's room
Budding scientists busy at work, as they learn and collaborate how objects move!
Students were asked to build a sled that would be the fastest when racing down a slope!
Smiles all around after application of learning! Way to go second graders!
Third Grade is Rocking Math and Science Standards!
Math at its finest!
Ms. Townsend's third grade class is busy with showing equivalent fractions with fraction bars
Georgia Habitat Projects
Third grade students were proud to present their Georgia Habitat projects to their classmates :)
Google Slide Presentations
Nothing like a little technology to enhance the Habitat project :)
Math at its finest!
Georgia Habitat Projects
MEDIA CENTER NEWS
News from the Media Center - February 2017
Thank you to everyone who visited our last book fair. It was a HUGE success, giving us record sales for this time of year. We earned a cash profit of approximately $4000 and over $2000 in Scholastic Dollars for books and materials!! Incredible!
I would like to remind everyone who has not purchased a yearbook for this school year that they will be on sale through April 17th. If you would like to have your child's yearbook personalized, the last day for that is February 24th. The cost of the yearbooks is $30. Ordering is easy: you can order online at jostens.com or using the order form found on the site or our
Brooks Elementary website http://www.cowetaschools.org/brooks/
Birthday Book Club members will be recognized in March. There is still time for students to join. BBC forms can be downloaded from the Brooks website under the media center tab.
The week after we return from our winter break is Read Across America in honor of the author the late Dr. Seuss. I would like to have volunteers come in and read to classes on Friday March 3rd, which is his actual birthday. If you are interested in reading to a class or two, please let me know.
Also, after the break, Six Flags Reading forms are due on February 28th.
Thank you for your continued support of Brooks Media Program.
Media Specialist, ED.S
From Ms. Jones, Counselor
A big "Thank You" to everyone who helped our students at Christmas by purchasing gifts that were needed for the Angel Tree. The response from everyone was overwhelming......we truly have many Angels among us who care deeply about all of our Brooks Broncos.
Penny Jones, Counselor
From NURSE DIANE:
Practice good hygiene and hand washing.
Stay away from those who are sick.
Please keep your child home if you suspect they are not feeling well.
If your child is sick please pick up as promptly as possible.
Please keep your child home for 24 hours of being fever free or having a stomach virus.
ACTIVITIES and EVENTS to mark on your calendars at home:
*March 14th: Duff's Spirit Night 4-9:00
*March 21st: Uncle Maddio's Spirit Night 5-8:00
*March 23rd: TRACK Meet
*March 24th: SOCK HOP
*March 28th: Chick-fil-A spirit Night
*APRIL 17TH-28TH: MILESTONES FOR ALL THIRD, FOURTH AND FIFTH GRADES
*April 28th: COLOR RUN @ 6:30 here at Brooks!
*May 3rd: Sky Zone Night
*May 5th: Fifth grade play
*Field Day: May 12th
*May 19th: Slip-n-Slide
*May 22-24: Milestones Retests for Reading (3rd and 5th), and Math (5th)