March 2, 2018
Message from Dr. Kaminski
Today marks the completion of part one of ISTEP testing (written format) for our 4th graders. I was really impressed with the positive spirit and enthusiasm that the kids showed during the week. Thanks to all of you who reminded your kiddos to do their personal best and assisted with positive sleep and eating schedules. Next week our 3rd grade class will take their ISTEP assessments (written format). Third grade parents and guardians, this is your chance to follow the lead of our 4th grade parents and guardians with the same message! Third grade students will also take the state IREAD assessment the following week, so keep that message coming for two solid weeks. The great news is that this is the last year for ISTEP! The new ILEARN assessment will only take one test session and will be completed on the iPad. This assessment will also not be timed, so students can test in a stress free manner. Let's all finish strong with this assessment year and remember all K-4 students will take the NWEA reading and math assessment prior to the end of the year.
Thanks to all of our car rider families who are being extra cautious and safe in transitions in the car rider line. We appreciate your desire to keep our BSE Bears safe! Have a wonderful weekend and go Boilers!
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Safety in the Cafe!
Math Bowl Team
Regional Science Fair Update
Congratulations to the thirteen BSE Bears who participated in the 2018 Central Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, February 24. The regional fair was held at Marian University in Indianapolis. Our students did well and learned much. In addition to participation certificates, amazingly each one of BSE’s students earned an additional award. Way to go! Below is a list of the awards and the students who earned each one.
The Indiana Astronomical Society Award of Excellence
- Caroline T., Edis T.
The American Society for Cell Biology Certificate of Presentation
- Eve S., Lila M.
Sigma Kappa Inherit the Earth Award
- Grace G., Defne K., Gabrielle J.
Purdue University Award of Excellence
- Madelyn B., Sam B., Diya P., Caden R., Jaxon R., Sam R.
Kindness Postcard Program
ISTEP (Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress) - 3rd & 4th Graders
- TESTING WINDOW 1: February 26 - March 9
- TESTING WINDOW 2: April 16 - May 4
IREAD (Indiana Reading Evaluation And Determination) - 3rd Graders only
- March 12 - March 16
As a reminder, we will not be able to accommodate lunch guests during the ISTEP and IREAD testing windows. Please plan accordingly.
Preschool & Kindergarten Open House / Enrollment Information
- Preschool Open House was on
- To enroll in preschool click here (Please note: Current HSE Preschool students do not need to re-enroll for the 2018-2019 school year.)
- Kindergarten Open House - April 19th from 5:00-7:00 PM
- To see the Kindergarten Open House flyer, click here
- To enroll in kindergarten click here (Please note: HSE Preschool will be automatically enrolled in kindergarten.)
Yearbooks - Order Deadline March 16th
- Order online by either scanning the QR code you see here or via this link: http://yearbooks.pixami.com/Printmore1/home3/Public.jsp.
- Hard copy orders are also accepted.
Click here for the order form and for additional information.
Snack Attack Program
Brooks School Elementary is pleased to announce the start of a program for those kids on the Free or Reduced Lunch Programs (or really any student in need!). The program is called Indy Snack Attack and is designed to help those kids who need a little extra nourishment to get them through the weekend until they can receive a hot meal at school on Monday.
Here's how the program works. Your student will pick up a small sack on Friday to be taken home over the weekend. The sack is filled with individually wrapped snacks such as granola bars, fruit cups, pop tarts, or crackers/peanut butter just to name a few. The type of snacks will vary each week. Please let us know if your child has a peanut allergy. They will receive a special bag of peanut-free snacks.
There is no cost to you or the school. If you are interested in having your student participate in Indy Snack Attack or have questions please contact Andrea Thorne, school counselor, at 317-915-4250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date! Pancake Breakfast
Pancake Breakfast Volunteers Needed
Parent Volunteers Needed!
Looking to become more involved at BSE? Like flipping pancakes or getting to know other BSE parents and staff?
Use the link below to volunteer at the Pancake Breakfast:
Talent Show (3rd & 4th Graders)
Auditions: March 28th (from 3:45 - 5:30 PM)
Rehearsals: April 9th & 11th (from 3:45 - 5:45 PM)
Performance: April 12th (6:30 PM)
Questions? Contact Heather Wafford at SKYLERREID@SBCGLOBAL.NET.
Mention BROOKS SCHOOL ELEMENTARY March 13 - April 2, 2018* and Hotbox will donate 20% of your sale to BSE.
*Valid all day long during specified dates.
Click here for the flyer.
HSE Habitat for Humanity Easter Flower Sale
Click here for the flyer.
Per HSE Policy, visitors must have their SafeVisitor Badge scanned to check-in to the building. Please download the SafeVisitor App (iPhone/Android) or have your badge available when you come into the school. Looking up names occasionally leads to signing in the wrong guest.
Upon leaving the school, please turn your printed badge in to the office staff for quick check-out.
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