Sept. 30, 2022
We are here to do good things for our students, our coworkers, and our community.
We represent qualities such as love, hope, kindness, respect, and responsibility.
Our culture mirrors those attributes. Let’s continue to make our school the best place to work and learn where everyone is inspired to be the best they can be. What we do, we do well.
Let’s keep the courage to shape a bright future for our students.
Oct. 5: Yom Kippur
Oct. 7: No School, Professional Development
Oct. 10: No School
Oct. 11: PTA Meeting, 7pm
Oct. 12: Walk and Roll to School Day- Safe Routes- BE AWARE of pedestrians and bike riders!
Oct. 14: Fun Run, Fall Family Night at Blake's Orchard
Oct. 24-28: Vision Screening, Grades Pre-K, 1, 3, 5
Oct. 28: Halloween Parade Time (Updated 9/28: Staff voted to hold the parade on the Friday before rather than on Monday. Parade will be outside weather permitting at 2:15pm)
Meet Our Staff!
Breakfast and Lunch Menus
The mission of the Positivity Project is to empower America’s youth to build positive relationships by understanding, appreciating, and exemplifying the character strengths in us all. People who have strong positive relationships do five things consistently - these are the five practices of the Other People Mindset. 1. Recognize the good in other people, 2. Recognize that everything you say or do affects other people, 3. Support others when they struggle, 4. Cheer people on when they succeed, 5. Remain present when giving people your attention. People who have a strong Other People Mindset are able to build and maintain strong, positive relationships with others.
While mental health is incredibly complex, we do know that positive relationships can help people become happier, healthier, and more resilient. And, the Positivity Project believes that educators have a huge opportunity and vital role to play in this endeavor. Our nation’s youth spends a large percentage of their time in school. By deliberately and consistently teaching students that relationships are important -- and that positive relationships are cultivated through character and the Other People Mindset -- educators can roll back these trends and create strong citizens and leaders for our communities and countries.
To practice and encourage the character strength of prudence with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2) where together you will watch a video, read a quote and talk about the answers to three questions.
Have a wonderful week!
Attention 5th Graders!
With Brewster Pride,
Arrival and Dismissal AND Parking Lot Reminders
Kids now know and are familiar with the school routines. Let's get our car loop completely ready for the weather days. If you drive to school, please use the car loop each day!! Safe, courteous, smiles...let's make it happen daily! Thanks for keeping our children safe.
Join Our Team!
WE have two 2 hour recess para educator positions open!
Early Childhood Special Education Para Educator (7.0 hours)
Brewster PTA Welcomes our Families!
Walk & Roll to School Day
Attention families we will be participating in the Walk & Roll to school event on Wednesday, October 12. More info will be coming! If you want to help out with this great event, we need a Safe Routes Committee Chair. If you are interested or want more information, please contact BrewsterPTAPresident@gmail.com.
Brewster Fun Run returns this year on Friday, October 14. Please see the attached Flyer for all the information. If you have time to help out with this great event please go to the sign-up genius here: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20F0E45A8A62CAAF58-2022
Blake’s Fall Family Night
We will continue our tradition of family night at Blake’s with campfires, donuts, and cider. Our event will be Friday, October 14 6:p-9:30p. The event will be $12 at the door. The RSVP form is in Membership Toolkit Store, so we can have enough donuts and cider for all! Please see the flyer attached.
Committee Chairs Needed
We have a great group of families at Brewster and we need your help! We have the following committee chairs open or in need of a co-chair. Please reach out to BrewsterPTAPresident@gmail.com if you are interested in helping or learning more!
School Supply Collection
PAC Rep co-chair
We will have a presentation by our Be SMART committee at our November PTA meeting. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Membership Toolkit is a website and app used by the Brewster PTA. On Membership Toolkit you can find a Brewster directory, calendar of events, and make secure purchases. You do not need to be a PTA member to use most of the features on Membership Toolkit. To create an account, you need to go the website first. Once you create your account on the website, you can download the app on your mobile device. If you already use Membership Toolkit, please log in to update your student’s information for the new school year. Use this link to create or update your account https://rhillsbrewsterpta.membershiptoolkit.com/
Brewster Facebook Group
The Brewster Facebook group is a great way to connect with Brewster families and learn about upcoming events. If you are a member of the Brewster Facebook group, please send an invite to Brewster families that are not yet members. For the safety of our students, the Brewster Facebook group is private. To join, you need to be a current Brewster family and answer the questions to join the group.
Join the PTA
You can join the PTA by going to the store on the Membership Toolkit app or clicking this link Join the Brewster PTA. By joining the PTA you will have access to the Brewster directory on the Membership Toolkit website and app.
The Brewster PTA has launched its Annual Fundraiser and a yellow flyer came home with your oldest child at Brewster. Our hope is to pivot from ongoing fundraising activities throughout the year that support Brewster students, teachers and staff, to a one-time donation made by each family at the beginning of the year. To make a donation use this link General PTA Donation or go to the store on Membership Toolkit. While there is no set amount that we are requesting, as we are sensitive to every family’s financial capacity, we hope and suggest the following amounts: $60 per family with one Brewster student or $85 per family with two or more Brewster students.
PTA Board Names and Contact Information
President – Jackie Bieber BrewsterPTAPresident@gmail.com
VP of Fundraising – Rachael Welch
VP of Membership – Michelle Endres
Treasurer – Susanna Brennan
Secretary – Grant Kosch
2022-2023 Brewster Reads Program
Starting October 1, we’d like to invite all students to participate in the 2022-2023 Brewster Reads program! Students who choose to participate log 500 minutes of reading during the month and report on the Membership Toolkit app for a monthly prize and entry into a year-end raffle. For more details, please find our introductory letter and minute tracker attached to this newsletter. Questions can be sent to Katie Baron (email@example.com) or Kellie Newman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Fun Run Times by Grade Level!
12:25-12:45 First Grade
12:50-1:10 2nd Grade
1:10-1:30 3rd Grade
1:30-1:50 4th Grade
1:50-2:10 5th Grade
Welcome to a new school year! The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Parent Network (DEIPN) is excited to continue our work together this year!
Please mark these future meeting dates on your calendar:
Tuesday, October 18
Monday, November 21
Monday, January 23
Monday, February 27
Monday, March 20
Tuesday, April 18
Monday, May 15
MISSION STATEMENT OF DEIPN
Parents who support, encourage, celebrate diversity, and human connections across all boundaries of difference within Rochester Community Schools. We are purposed to make RCS an environment where diversity is authentically included and equally respected in all aspects of the student’s experience. Where all students, especially those who have been historically marginalized, can fairly and equally achieve their full potential to build meaningful productive lives in a global society.