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August 2022

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WELCOME TO THE BROOKLYN FAMILY

Our Vision

"Brooklyn STEM Academy students and staff believe in being positive, working hard, and learning in an environment that is rich in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math so that everyone is prepared to meet the challenges of the world around them."

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A Note from the Principal

We are very excited to welcome the students into a new school year!


The staff is busy getting everything ready for the Open House on August 9th from 5-6 pm!

If you have any questions, please email or call me at anytime!


Mrs. Teare

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You've Got Mail!

As we get closer to school starting, we will mail your child a backpack band. Each band is color-coded to represent a classroom. It will also have your child's name on it. This will help our staff get students to the right classroom until the students are pros at finding their room. If your child is attending Kindergarten Camp, they will receive it during that time.


Place this band on your child's backpack hoop for the first few weeks of school. If you do not receive one in the mail, be sure we have your correct address by calling the office. We have extra bands that can be given by your student's teacher.


Thank you for helping your child successfully start the each day!

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WELL Wednesday Schedule and Information

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UPCOMING EVENTS

August 1-5th: Kindergarten Camp


August 2-3rd: Kindergarten Assessments


August 5th: Class Lists Posted in Skyward by 4:00 pm


August 9th: Open House/Title I Meeting from 5:00-6:00 pm


August 11th: First day of School for Students


August 17th: WELL Wednesday--School begins at 10:40 (This will be for EVERY Wednesday for this school year.)


August 19th: Fundraiser Begins


September 5th: Labor Day (No School)


September 22nd: Picture Day


October 10-14th: Fall Break (NO School)

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Open House/Title I Annual Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, August 9th from 5:00-6:00 pm!


  • Find your child's class
  • Meet the teacher
  • Drop off school supplies
  • Tour the school
  • Get information about Title I services
  • Purchase Brooklyn spirit wear (in the gym)
  • Pick up your car tag if your child is a car rider (in the gym)
  • Sign up for before and after school care through the YMCA (in the gym)
  • Fill out the background check information, if you would like to volunteer or attend field trips
  • Gather information on Scouts and Chess Club

Updated Food Service Information, including Free and Reduced Application

Breakfast: Free for all students


Lunch: $2.60 per student


Our Free & Reduced Application will be called Curricular Materials & Meal Assistance Application. For the 2022-2023 school year, breakfast will be free. However, this application is still needed for families to receive a possible discount on lunch and curricular fees. It is used by multiple agencies to award additional funding to the district and students.

Assistance Application


Video that explains the benefits

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Arrival:


  • The first bell rings at 8:25 AM and the tardy bell rings at 8:40 AM.
  • Students will enter door 2 or 11.
  • All guardians need to stay in the car at drop-off and pick-up. Staff will be staggered on the sidewalk to help the students get in and out of their vehicles. Cars enter at the north drive, while buses will enter at the south drive. Please wait for all five buses to arrive before pulling behind the buses.
  • If you hear the 8:25 AM bell and all five buses have not arrived, go ahead and move towards the front of the building. Please yield to a late bus and allow them to join the car line.
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY, DO NOT GO AROUND other cars. This is a safety concern as we have some students who exit from the driver-side of the car.
  • Students cannot be dropped off any earlier than 8:25 AM as we don't have supervision prior to that time.



Dismissal:


  • Students riding buses will dismiss with the 3:40 bell.
  • Cars should pull-in behind the five buses. Please show your car tag to our check-in staff out front. If you need a car tag or additional tags, please contact the office. You will be directed to a cone in the front of the building. Please stay in your car. A staff member will help your student get in the car. MOST IMPORTANTLY, DO NOT GO AROUND other cars. Be patient as it takes some students longer to get in the cars and buckle up. Please arrive no later than 3:45 to pick up your student.
  • Walkers are dismissed after the car traffic is gone to ensure their safety.

If you have a dismissal change, call the office by 3:00 PM to make that change. Please do not leave a voice mail with a change. Emails will always be confirmed. If you do not speak to us directly or get a confirmation, we did not receive your change!

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Facebook

To see more fun pictures and happenings around our school be sure to like and follow our Facebook page at Brooklyn STEM Academy. The link to the right will take you directly to the page.

School Wide Title 1

Funding has been made available through School Wide Title 1 Services to Brooklyn STEM Academy for the purpose of providing students with extra support in reading/language arts and math. This extra support is available for K-4 students at Brooklyn STEM Academy. Classroom teachers, Title 1 Teachers and instructional aides provide assistance through small group and individualized instruction as children demonstrate a need for support. Please contact your teacher about services your child may receive.

MSD of Martinsville Vision Statement

“Together we challenge and inspire our children through rich experiences, empowering them to achieve success while making positive contributions to our world.”