BSE Bear Bulletin

Friday, September 10, 2021

Brooks School Elementary Website

Please remember to access our BSE website for information as well.

bse.hseschools.org/

Masks

Please ensure your child is wearing a mask when getting on the bus or out of the car at the YMCA or car rider line. We are running low on children's masks, so please also ensure your child has an extra in his or her backpack in case they need an additional one during the day. Thank you!

From our PTO- FALL FESTIVAL - SEPTEMBER 30

Please join us for the Fall Festival on September 30th from 5 - 7:30 PM outdoors at Brooks School Elementary. We will have a silent auction with some REALLY cool prizes in addition to a petting zoo, glitter tattoos, carnival games, a DJ, and more! Food will be available for purchase - Hot Box, Kona Ice, Samano's & Crave food trucks just to name a few!

The PTO is looking for donations to include in the silent auction. See attached donation flier. Please send your donation to the school by THURSDAY, September 23rd. Thank you so much for your support!


  • Preschool - All Things Animals
  • Kindergarten - Princesses and Super Heroes
  • First Grade - Fall/Autumn
  • Second Grade - Tailgating/Family Dinner
  • Third Grade - Family Game Night
  • Fourth Grade - Sports


If you'd prefer, click here for an Amazon Wish List of preselected donation items that can be directly shipped to Beth Parsons who is leading the auction.


You can register for this event online here or print the registration form & send it completed to school with payment. The cost is $10 per child (adults and children under 3 are free) with a family max of $30.


We’re looking forward to a fun, family friendly event! Hope you can join us!

PTO Fall Mum Fundraiser

Don’t forget to pick up your mum orders at Wasson’s Sept 17-21st. Thank you all for your support! We had an amazing sale!

ALICE Drill at BSE on Thursday, July 16, 2021

As we navigate the school year, we periodically practice safety drills at BSE. By State law we are required to complete fire, tornado, and man-made drills during the year. The safety of our students and staff is of utmost importance and we will use the drills as teaching opportunities for your children.


Considering the world in which we live, it is best practice for us to have safety discussions and drill at developmentally appropriate levels. That means the discussion we have with kindergarten students is a bit different than what we have in 4th grade and what the high schools may have with their students. Teachers are trained to adjust discussion, give basics but not scare, and respond accordingly in crisis. The best advice you can give your children when under the care of school officials is to be as quiet as possible and listen to adults in charge for directions. Unfortunately, we can’t completely prevent children from hearing the negatives that occur in our world, but we can prepare them to the degree that is developmentally appropriate.


HSE uses ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, or Evacuate) as our protocol for any lockdown and we use the book I'm Not Scared, I'm Prepared to support our discussion with our students. Students will have a discussion with their teachers during the week of October 13. On Thursday, September 16, we plan to conduct our first lockdown (ALICE) drill this school year. We will utilize the P.A. system in the building to initiate the drill and all staff and students are told it is a drill and not an emergency. We practice what to do in the classroom to stay safe. Our students have been trained to shelter in place when a fire alarm occurs, so they already know to stop and listen for further directions from adults. I will share that your children have been great with our first fire drill this year. I am very proud of our students and staff!


Some additional tips we have shared with your children are to not open doors for strangers and if they see something unusual then report it to an adult immediately.


We appreciate you partnering with us and having follow-up conversations at home about safety. We want to assure your children feel safe and secure within our schools. Being prepared to a developmentally appropriate level is important and please know that we do scale our discussion based on their questions and age.

Picture Day at BSE

K-4 picture day is Tuesday, September 28

Preschool is Wednesday, September 29.


Preschool families that attend on Tuesday/Thursday only will have the option of bringing their student to the office between 10am-11am on Wednesday, September 29 to have their photo taken or they can wait for retake day on Tuesday, November 9.


Here is a link with ordering information: https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/pictureDayId/EVT6Z2VXZ