May 31, 2022

Brookdale Elementary

611 132nd St. S, Tacoma, WA 98444

Connie Holman - Principal ~ Kari Ferguson - Assistant Principal

School hours 9:35 to 4:05 ~ Office Hours - 9:00 to 4:30

253-298-3100 / FAX 253-298-3115


Thank you so much for participating in your child's Student Led Conference! The collaboration between students, families, and teachers is so important and YOU play a vital role!

This week also included a lot of emotion with our own district loss and the horrific loss in Uvalde, Texas. I am highly aware that these events lead to stress and anxiety, not only for our students, but for our families and our staff as well. Below are links to a website and a one-page document with tips on how to talk with children about violence. I hope you find them useful.

If you haven't already done so, please take a few minutes to complete the survey below. This is the same survey that was sent out last Sunday. Your input is invaluable as we continue to improve student safety in our schools.


June 1 ~ 2:35 Dismissal

June 8 ~ 2:35 Dismissal

June 15 ~ 12:35 Dismissal ~ End of third trimester

June 16 ~ 5th Grade Promotion ~ 2:00 at RVCC

June 17 ~ Field Day

June 21 ~ 12:35 Dismissal ~ Last day of school


Registration for new kindergarten through grade 5 students who live within our school boundaries has opened. A child must be five years of age on or before August 31, 2022 to be eligible to enroll. Please prepare to register by obtaining medically verified immunization records, birth certificate, and a proof of residence (utility bill, lease/rental agreement, or mortgage papers). We register new students online at our district website ~ Franklin Pierce Schools. Please click here to start the process.

Current students who live within Brookdale Elementary boundaries are automatically enrolled at Brookdale Elementary for the 22/23 school year.

Any questions, please contact our school office at 253.298.3100.


Brookdale’s Field Day is Friday, June 17. Brookdale students only will be participating in a variety of fun activities on our playground between 10:00-3:00. If your child needs to be excused early any time during Field Day you must send a note in the morning. Please include the name of the student, teacher name, reason for the early dismissal and what time your child will be picked up. We will not have the manpower to look for them without prior communication from the family. We still are looking for volunteers, please call the school office at 253-298-3100 if you are interested in helping us on that day.


Our Fifth Grade Promotion will be on Thursday, June 16th at 2:00 p.m. at Rainier View Church located at 12305 Spanaway Loop Rd S. Our fifth grade students will receive certificates and a reception will be held afterwards during which they will have time to sign memory books. Parents and families are welcome and encouraged to attend. As this is a very special ceremony, we ask that students dress in his or her best. Please help us make this occasion dignified and respectful.


We are looking for 4th and 5th grade parents to volunteer to help with the 5th grade promotion on Thursday, June 16 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. We would like 5th grade parents to be involved with planning this special day. It is a tradition at Brookdale that 4th grade parents help with set up/clean up so the 5th grade parents can spend time with their children. This will also allow the 4th grade parents to get some ideas for next year’s promotion ceremony. If you would like to volunteer to help, please call the office at 253-298-3100. Thank you!!


We are beginning our plans for next school year. During the next month, we will order instructional materials and supplies, put together classes and the various schedules that must be carefully coordinated in order for our school to run smoothly. To help us with this planning, please let us know if you are planning to move over the summer by calling the school office at 253.298.3100. Thank you!


The end of the school year is quickly approaching! It is time to look under beds, in closets, and other hiding places for those overdue and lost library books.

We are sad to report that students who have overdue books or unpaid library/school fines will not be able to participate in Field Day on June 17 unless books are returned or fines are paid before then. If items are not paid for or returned by your child by the last day of school, this trimester’s report card will not go home. If you have any questions about lost books, please call our school media tech, Mrs. Hursh, at 253.298.3100.


As we look forward to the 2022-2023 school year, please remember that students must have up to date vaccinations or a valid (physician documented) exemption on file to start school next year. Please take some time this summer to make a well child visit with your pediatrician or family medicine provider and get those shots up to date! If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our nurse at 253-298-4108.


Free Developmental Screening for Children 3-5 years of age living in the Franklin Pierce School District.

The Franklin Pierce School District offers free developmental screening during the school year for children ages 3 to 5 who are not yet kindergarten age. The screenings address suspected developmental delays in preschool-aged children in communication, learning, physical development, social/emotional skills, and self-help skills. Vision and hearing screenings are also administered.

Screening information is used to determine if a child needs further evaluation. Preschool-aged students who have been evaluated as needing special education services and have a current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) may be eligible for one of the district’s early childhood programs.

Call the Franklin Pierce Early Learning Center for an Appointment

(253) 298-4658

August 16th, 2022

If your family is living in a temporary situation, you may contact the district where you are staying to attend a screening.

Birth to Three services, please call Early Intervention at 253-798-3790.

Family Resource Coordinators serve as your single point of contact and coordinate early intervention services. They can provide free screenings and referral for evaluations for children under age three who are not developing as expected, have a medical condition or are experiencing a developmental delay for any reason.


Don't miss out on memories. When our Yearbooks arrived in June we will have a few extras for sale on a first-come, first-served basis. The price will be $15.00 per book. If you would like to reserve a copy, please call the office or send a request to Thank you!


The last day of school for our kindergarten through fifth grade students is Tuesday, June 21. Students will be dismissed at 12:35 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served that day.

Franklin Pierce Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Questions and complaints of alleged discrimination should be directed to Brandy Marshall, Compliance Coordinator for State and Civil Rights Laws; Wendy Malich, Title IX Officer; or John Sanders, 504/ADA Coordinator at 315 129th ST S, Tacoma, WA 98444-5099 or at (253)298-3000