The Brooklyn Buzz

February 21, 2020


  • Literacy Night
  • See what's happening in our school
  • Welcome Mr. Hare
  • Yearbook Sale
  • Counseling Corner
  • Outdoor Recess Guidelines
  • Medical restrictions for outdoor recess
  • Medicine administered by the nurse
  • Parent Partnership
  • PTA Updates
  • Important Dates
  • Contacting Brooklyn School

What's Happening in Our School

Family Literacy Night

Literacy night was a great success. We had over 300 people in attendance. The pizza was delicious, thank you PTA. The literacy stations were filled with fun activities. The night concluded with a visit from Jungle Terry. Every kid had the opportunity to touch a big snake.

As kids left the were given a new book.

Everyone enjoyed themselves, thank you for spending the evening with us.

Pictures are linked here.

Right to Read Week

We have concluded our annual right to read week. We had special guest readers, reading with buddies, reading in the wilderness and lots of reading at home. The week ended with an assembly, where students competed against staff in a jumanji like game and the assembly ended with myself getting hit with many banana cream pies. I believe 8 pies were thrown and 7 of them were a direct hit to my face. Everyone enjoyed the assembly, laughed and cheered. It was a great way to end the week.

Reading is important, we hope you continue to read 10 - 20 minutes every night.

Pictures are linked here.

Student of the month January

We celebrate our January student's of the month. We ate a lot pizza and had wonderful conversations.

Student in:

K -1 taught me how to dance.

2 -3 showed me some cheers

4 - 5 we played musical chairs and some students showed us their talents.

6 -7 filled me in on making Tic/Toks.

It was a wonderful day, celebrating kids who are great leaders in our building and deserve the recognition.

Pictures are linked here.

Welcome Mr. Hare

Ms. Smith will be out on medical leave for a few months, while she is out we will be supported by Mr. Hare the high school assistant principal.

Mr. Hare is able to be reached at...

(216) 485-8178

Yearbooks are on sale

2 options to order

1. Return the envelop and money to the school (form was sent home with students or available in the office).

Return by: March 5, 2020

Checks Payable to Ripcho Studio

2. Order online

Order Online until March 13, 2020

Go to:

Password: brooklyn20

Yearbooks are $23

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Counseling Corner

Outdoor Recess Guidelines

Our guidelines for cold temperatures will be followed and monitored closely.

The temperature for outdoor recess is 20 degrees with the windchill.

Please make sure student have appropriate gear to be in the elements.

Winter coats, gloves, hats and boots are important.

You can send in shoes to wear in school and they can wear their boots out. Also feel free to send in an extra pair of socks or pants, sometimes the students clothing gets wet.

Medical restrictions for outdoor recess...

If students are not allowed to go out in the cold weather, they will need to have a doctors note that outlines the guidelines we are to follow (temperature, conditions etc) and the medical diagnosis. Parents are not permitted to write a note stating you want them to stay in due to a cough/cold etc. If we have no note on file, students will go outside on outdoor recess days. If you have sent in a doctor's note in the past, this needs to be updated each year.

Parent Teacher Partnership

The picture below is the flyer which includes the date and information regarding the meetings. I have also linked the flyer click here. We would love to have more parents involved, we hope your able to join us this year. .
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PTA News and Updates

Race Night 2020 - February 29th @ 7pm

Brooklyn's Night at the Races

February 29, 2020

UAW Hall - 5615 Chevrolet Blvd. Parma, Ohio

Doors open @ 5:30 PM

Dinner @ 6:00 PM

Races @ 7:00 PM

Tickets are $25 each.

This includes dinner, desserts, refreshments.

Tables can be reserved if you buy a group of 10 tickets.

We will have 50/50, basket raffles, sideboards, and lots of fun!

For tickets, to buy a horse, to sponsor a race, or buy an ad


Kelli Krall (440) 668-0856

Kelly Supek (216) 978-8453

Michelle Hilcu (216) 6473223

Cathie Flanagan (216) 218-4771

Proceeds support Brooklyn Athletic Boosters and Post Prom.

Important Dates

March 5th - Conferences (evening)

March 6th - No School

March 12th & 13th - High School Presents the musical Newsies (7pm)

March 14th - High School Presents the musical Newsies (2 pm & 7 pm)

March 17th - Election Day

March 30th - April 8th (Ohio State ELA assessments)

April 10th - April 19th - Spring Break

April 21st - May 5th (Ohio State Math/Science assessments)


Ohio State Assessments begin at the end of March. Below are the days, grade levels affected and area of testing. Please refer to these dates and try to avoid appointments or vacations during the days your child is testing. As we get closer to testing, remember a good night's sleep, healthy breakfast and words of encouragement are all beneficial. Thank you. If you have any questions let me know.

All tests will start at approx. 8:30 am

  • Grade 3
ELA (Reading) - March 31st and April 1st

Math - April 28th and April 29th

  • Grade 4
ELA (Reading) - March 26th and March 27th

Math - April 30th and May 1st

  • Grade 5
ELA (Reading) - March 26th and March 27th

Science - April 22nd and April 23rd

Math - April 30th and May 1st

  • Grade 6
ELA (Reading) - March 24th and March 25th

Math - May 5th and May 6th

  • Grade 7
ELA (Reading) - March 24th and March 25th

Math - May 5th and May 6th

Contacting Brooklyn School Personnel

Attendance Line ~ (216) 485-8171

  • When reporting your child off, please include: first and last name of the child, grade, reason for absence, who is reporting the child off and a number you can be reached.

Mrs. Cristin Cicco ~ Principal

(216) 485-8177

Ms. Lara Smith ~ Assistant Principal

(216) 485-8178

Mrs. Annie Bir ~ Guidance Counselor (Grades 4-7)

(216) 485-8128

Mrs. Denise Smith ~ Guidance Counselor (Grades PK-3)

(216) 485 - 8173

Mrs. Laura Paul ~ Brooklyn School Secretary

(216) 485-8176