Brookside Bulletin

February 2023

Principal's Message

It's officially February and the students and I are ready for warmer weather and more green grass to run and play in during recess.

We invite all students to bring a parent, grandparent, or other role model to school on Friday, February 10 between 8:30-9:15 to enjoy donuts while reading books around the school. This is a fun tradition where parents are encouraged to spend some time at school modeling the importance of reading. Feel free to sit in the hallway or visit your child's classroom, find a good book, and read!

As always, I want to thank you for all the support you give to Brookside students, staff, and faculty. What a great place to be!


Principal Grant

Registration for the 2023-2024 School Year

Online Registrations Dates will take place in March as follows:

  • New Kindergarten and returning families will start March 1st.

    • We will have the portal open for returning families to register current students as well as any new students including Kindergarten.

    • We will have a link on the Nebo website for NEW Kindergarten students only.

  • We will open up registration to All NEW to NEBO registration on March 22. (This will be for any student new to Nebo).

Valentine's Day Celebrations

We will celebrate Valentine's Day on Tuesday, February 14th. Your child's teacher will be sending home details about individual class parties. Teachers will also have specific information about Valentine boxes.

This is a fun holiday and an opportunity for each student to feel valued and special. To do so, we ask that students send a valentine for each child in his/her class so that no one is left out. That said, students are not required to hand out valentines.

As a reminder, we encourage parents to give Valentine gifts to their children at home. Flowers, balloons, large stuffed animals, etc. will be held in the front office and given to students at the very end of the day to limit distractions in the classrooms.

Upcoming Dates

February 7= 5th grade field trip

February 8= 4th grade field trip

February 8= PTA meeting at 10:30am

February 8= SCC meeting at 11:30

February 9= 5th grade visits Spring Canyon Middle School

February 10= Parents and Pastries (8:30 am - 9:15 am in the gym)

February 14= Valentine's Day celebrations

February 20= No School: Presidents' Day

Upcoming SEP Conferences

Mark your calendars for 3rd term parent teacher conferences on March 9 from 3:45-8pm.

Message from the School Nurse

Did you know…the heart beats around 100,000 times in a day and pumps 1.5 gallons of blood per minute?

February is national heart month and taking care of your heart may look different than you might think. Here are a few self-care tips to maintain a healthy heart.

- A daily dose of physical activity every day (a 30-minute brisk walk).

- Cook meals at home that are low in sodium and unhealthy fats.

- Take your medications as prescribed and keep your medical appointments.

- Sleep 7-8 hours per night.

- Manage stress in healthy ways. Read a book, meditate, take a bath, or take a few minutes to find some quiet time.

When talking about different types of heart disease it can be confusing. Keep in mind that “Cardiovascular Disease” is a term that is used for all types of disease that include the heart or blood vessels. 1 in 3 deaths are from some type of cardiovascular disease.

The following are ways to protect your heart.

- Ask your doctor about your blood pressure, cholesterol, and A1C.

- Reduce the sodium and increase fruits, veggies and whole grains.

- Be physically active.

- Don’t smoke.

- Manage stress.

- Keep your diabetes under control.

- Maintain a healthy weight.

Prevention and recognizing the signs and symptoms of heart disease can make a difference in your quality of life. Learn and find more information at