February 22nd, 2018
GOOD LUCK 3rd & 4th Grade!
HSE Safety Communication Terms
eLearning in HSE - An update on district discussion
Got Sub Plans?
Fatima has been reviewing sub plans created, and been a substitute across rooms on multiple occasions. In order to market ourselves to substitutes moving forward now that the pay increase has taken place, we need to ask why are subs picking other schools when they have the choice?
If you have a template that you are proud of, and use each time, please email an example to Fatima. Having a school-wide template may be the way to go for consistency and based on some feedback received from our subs who do return. Until we make decisions regarding this, think about the following:
- Do you have emergency plans that a teammate can grab for you?
- How can you keep the daily routine as normal as possible for a guest teacher but mostly, for the kids?
- What information is most important and should be at the top of your sub plans?
- What do your teammates use?
- Are we creating plans that will make the day worth it for kids or are we just keeping them busy? (If we wouldn't give packets or worksheets when we are here, we shouldn't with a guest teacher either.)
- Are your plans easily accessible in a folder? What else should be included?
If you are interested in helping Fatima analyze the feedback collected from substitutes in order to plan moving forward, email her!
ISTEP is here!
The specials schedule will be adjusted only on the days there is testing. Please check your calendar to see if your specials changes and which days between February 27-March 7. Thank you for talking with your classes about the importance of reducing our traffic and volume in the hallways. Encourage 3rd and 4th grade when you see them!
Take special notice of the improved testing times section above.
- ONE SINGLE TEST SESSION
- REDUCTION OF TESTING HOURS BY 2
- NO TIMED TESTS
- RESULTS IN 12 DAYS GUARANTEED
State Report Card Changes
SNACK ATTACK PROGRAM!!!!!
The following information was sent to families a few weeks ago in a Skylert. Apologies for not getting the info to you as well!
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.