Bobcat Bulletin

Week of September 28th

From the Desk of Mrs. Schmid

Hello Bobcat Families,

We thank you for your continued partnership. I encourage you to work with your child's classroom teacher if you have a question or concern. The classroom teacher should always be your first line of communication.

As you heard at the Board meeting on Monday, we now begin our planning to allow choice for students returning to in-person instruction for second quarter. We have had students in for the last several weeks for specific services. If your student is requested to come to school, please see the two documents: in person instruction procedures and self-certification document. I have also linked these documents below to keep on future Brookdale Bulletins.

If you did not get an opportunity, please complete the district survey. The district is using this data on decisions moving forward for second quarter. Your feedback is incredibly important.

We will continue to provide communication as plans move forward to bring more students back to in-person learning.

Thank you for your continued support!

Alert: Monday Schedule!

Just a reminder that this coming Monday, September 28 is our another Monday in session with students. Remote learning ends at 1:00 p.m. on Mondays.

As a parent/guardian, if you are looking for resources for your child after 1 P.M. please refer to Monday Afternoon Opportunities. These activities are suggestions for independent time on Monday afternoons. The afternoon time does not need to be structured and families may add their own ideas. These activities also do not need to be submitted to the classroom teacher. Because of the amount of technology used during the rest of the week, we included all no screen time options. However, if families are interested, they can access any other software resources students use during remote learning. Teachers will be using this valuable time for professional development and team collaboration.

Brookdale Remote Learning Library Book Checkout is Coming!

Starting on Monday October 5th students will be able to check out books from the Brookdale School Library!

Click here to see how (this link is also in your students LMC Google Classroom)

Learn how your student can put a book on hold here (this link is also in your students LMC Google Classroom)

Materials Pick-Up

Thank you to those who participated in our 1st grade materials pick-up. If you were not able to pick up your child's materials, you are welcome to attend one of the other times listed below. Pick-up will be available from 8:00-4:00 on the day identified below.

To pick-up the materials, ring the bell to enter the school, and you will be let into the vestibule to pick-up the materials. The bins will be clearly marked for pick-up.

2nd Grade: 9/28

3rd Grade: 9/29

Kindergarten, 4th grade, and 5th grade will not be distributing any materials at this time.

Please stay tuned for our October pick-up dates.


Attendance in remote learning is just as important as attendance during in person learning! It is very important we always know where you child is during a virtual school day. If your child is going to absent, come late, or dismiss early, please do one of the following:

Fastest and easiest way: Enter it into ParentVUE on the computer or download the app! Put as many details into the notes as possible, and our office will adjust as needed.

Call the attendance line: 630-428-6810

Technology Support

Brookdale and District 204 have created some new resources to help support you through technology challenges:

Brookdale Parent/Guardian Remote Learning Google Site

District App

Helpful fixes

My internet is slow or data usage needs to be reduced.

Our number one priority is getting students connected to remote learning. If you are having challenges and have tried the above troubleshooting tips, please reach out to our office: 630-428-6800.

Coffee Talk with Mrs. Schmid

Grab a cup of coffee (or non-caffeinated, whatever your preference!) and come join us for a round table with Mrs. Schmid. She would love the opportunity to get to know more of our community since we have been in a virtual format! Come and ask questions or just simply come to have some coffee and listen in.

OCTOBER 3rd 9:00am-10:00am

Meeting ID: 929 3777 0296

Passcode: uaeDs1

*This event is for parents/guardians only.

Lunch with the Librarian

Bring your lunch and tune into "Lunch with the Librarian" hosted by our amazing LMC Director, Mrs. Fursteanu. It will be at noon every Wednesday and Friday and streamed on the PTA's Facebook page. She will be reading "The One and Only Ivan". A perfect way for your child to spend some time enjoying a read aloud while eating lunch!

Happy Birthday, Bobcats!

This year, you can make your student’s birthday CAT-TASTIC with a visit from "Bob" the Brookdale Bobcat! Half-birthdays work, too! Simply sign up using the link below and tell us when you want “Bob” to visit your student. He will arrive between 8-8:30am at the address you provide (it must be within 5 miles of Brookdale, please! Poor Bob’s car doesn’t get the best gas mileage ;)

All participants must wear masks. Bob will greet your student outside their residence, pose for pictures, and hand your student a special birthday gift.

All birthday visits are $20 and must be paid in full before Bob visits. You can pay online via Paypal to Brookdale PTA using the link below.


Ringing of the Bell Last Week!

Stay Connected

There are all different ways to get involved in your child's educational experience! Be sure to join Brookdale's PTA, which is a wonderful way to participate in the fun of your child's educational experience!

Check out who is on the Brookdale Dream Team this year; we have some new faces and student teachers who have chosen Brookdale as their place of their final schooling (Student Teachers!). Be sure to also check out a new section we added of Staff Photos and put a face to a name. We will continue adding photos and updates as they occur.

Upcoming Dates

Sept. 30 - PTA Meeting @7:00 P.M. (Join the PTA! See their link in their weekly update on Mondays!)

Oct. 3- Coffee Talk with Mrs. Schmid @ 9:00-10:00 A.M.

Oct. 6 - Family Dinner Night Fundraiser: Chipotle @ 4:00-8:00 P.M.

Oct. 12- No School: Remote Learning Planning Day

District Calendar: