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August 2023

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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."


A Note from the Principal

We are very excited to welcome our students into a new school year! We hope you enjoyed your summer.

The staff is busy getting everything ready for the Open House on August 8th from 5-6 pm!

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

Mrs. Teare


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 first 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 loop 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 school year!



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

August 8th: Open House/Title I Meeting from 5:00-6:00 pm

August 10th: First day of School for Students

August 16th: 1st WELL Wednesday of the year--Doors open at 10:25 and School begins at 10:40 (This will be for EVERY Wednesday for this school year.)

August 24th: PTO Fundraiser Begins

September 4th: Labor Day (No School)

September 7th: Puppies at the Playground (more info to come)

September 13th: Midterms Posted

September 14th: Picture Day

September 29th: Art to Remember

Week of October 9th: Parent/Teacher Conferences (more info to come)

October 11th: Report Cards go home

October 13th: Elearning Day, No In-Person School

October 16-20th: Fall Break (No School)

Week of October 23rd: Book Fair

October 26th: Grandparent's Night


Open House/Title I Annual Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, August 8th from 5:00-6:00 pm!

  • Find your child's class and meet the teacher
  • Drop off school supplies
  • Tour the school
  • Get information about Title I services
  • Stop by the PTO table for a small gift if you are in Pre-k/K (in the gym)
  • Purchase student 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)
  • Bring any needed paperwork to the office (birth certificate, shot records, custody paperwork, etc)
  • Fill out the background check information, if you would like to volunteer or attend field trips
  • Gather information on Scouts and Chess Club

WELL Wednesday Schedule

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WELL Wednesday Information

The MSD of Martinsville will follow the same WELL Wednesday schedule as last year.


Morgan County’s YMCA and the Martinsville School District will continue to partner to provide before and after school programs. These programs provide adult supervision, homework help, activities, and snacks. Again this year, the YMCA is extending its services on Wednesday mornings from 6:30 A.M., to the delayed start of the school day.

The regular weekly schedule for before and after school care will not change. It will still be starting at 6:30 A.M., each day. For families who will utilize this program all week, the fee is $70 each week per student and includes the extended WELL Wednesday hours.

For families who are interested in utilizing the YMCA’s before school program ONLY on WELL Wednesdays, the fee will be $35 per student.

For all YMCA before and after school programs, families can apply for financial assistance. For questions about qualifying for financial assistance or program features, please contact Robin McDaniel at robin@bbjymca.org.

To register for the YMCA before and after school program, please visit the following website: www.ymcamorgancounty.org.


If your family needs free supervision before school on WELL Wednesdays, please contact the school principal or secretary now, so your child can be included.

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Updated Food Service Information, including Free and Reduced Application

Breakfast: Free for all students

Lunch: $2.75 per student

Our Free & Reduced Application will be called Curricular Materials & Meal Assistance Application. This application is 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. Check out the video to learn how the application supports the students in our district. https://vimeo.com/349528477?scrlybrkr=2e72af6b

Meal Application Information: https://artiescafe.org/index.php?sid=2309140234403588&page=lunchapps

The August Elementary Menu is posted at the following link, https://www.artiescafe.org/index.php?sid=2309140234403588&page=menus&sm=8&sy=2023#clicktoscroll, and then used the arrows to scroll to August.

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Arrival and Dismissal Procedures


  • 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. It is much safer if you can have your child exit from the passenger-side of the vehicle.
  • Students cannot be dropped off any earlier than 8:25 AM as we don't have supervision prior to that time.


  • 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!

Background Checks

We love to have guardians volunteer and attend field trips! In order to do that, you must have a current background check on file. This must be renewed each school year. Requests made at the last minute may prevent or delay participation in an event.
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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.”