Bear Bulletin

Friday, September 24, 2021

Bear Bulletin Schedule

After this week we will switch to sending out the Bear Bulletin twice per month.

District Calendar

Please click here to access the district calendars for 2021-2022 and 2022-2023.

Picture Day is Next Week*

Your child will participate based on the dates below.

  • Kindergarten - 4th Grade: Tuesday, September 28th
  • Preschool: Wednesday, September 29th

All orders will be completed online. Click here and use order code EVT6Z2VXZ to order photos.

* Retakes are scheduled for November 9th.

1st Grade Vision Screening

Vision screening is required by the Indiana State Board of Health for all first graders. All first graders will be screened on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. An optometrist will be present and performing the screening. The results are pass/fail. Your student will bring a copy of their screening home.

If your child wears glasses or contacts, please make sure they have them at school during these days for accurate testing results.

Should you have any questions, please contact our school nurse Danielle Green (

If your child should be excused from participating (e.g. religious exemption, recently had an exam with an ophthalmologist/optometrist) please email our school nurse, Danielle Green (, by Friday, September 24. Please remember to include your child’s name, teacher, and the reason for the exemption.


Please click here to see the focus for each grade level's lesson for this week. If you have questions regarding Second Step or SEL in general, please reach out to Mrs. Thorne.

BSE Community Service Project

Mark your calendars for October 9th!!! Help needed!

Mrs. Thorne, BSE's Counselor, was awarded a grant to build a hammock forest. This will be a great space for classes to extend their learning outside. We are seeking help to build this hammock forest.

Tasks to accomplish:

  • dig holes for 25 poles (An auger will be rented to dig the holes.)
  • insert 12 foot poles three feet into the ground
  • secure with cement (rented cement mixer)
  • scrape grass for a limestone pathway (A sod cutter will be rented as well.)
  • attach eyebolts and hammocks to poles

When: Saturday, October 9th starting at 9:00

Where: Brooks School Elementary

(north side of the building facing 126th Street)


shovel, gloves, water to drink, wheelbarrow

If you're available, we'd LOVE to have you help us!

Connect to Canvas

Guardians, if you have not connected to your child's Canvas, please click on the link below for step by step directions to do so. If you did this last year, you are all set. This connection allows you to view and have access to your student's work on E-learning days, in the case of quarantine, or perhaps everyday learning and submitting assignments.