BHS Warrior Wire

May 2019 Edition~ Brook Haven School~ Sebastopol, CA

Wrapping Up 2019!

The end of the year excitement is upon us! Each grade level has wonderful activities and field trips in the coming days to culminate their studies and learning this year. We wish all of our students the best as they finish off another year and prepare for summer vacation.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our rainy Open House. What a great night to showcase student learning, achievement, and hard work. We hope you enjoyed your classroom visits! A big thank you to Maestro Stewart and the Advanced Band for their performance, as well as SEF and our parent volunteers, for organizing the pizza dinner. Although our original plans were stifled by the rain, we had a fantastic indoor concert. We hope you enjoyed your evening with us.

As the school year ends, there are many changes on the horizon for BHS. Gail Marsh & Jeff Stucker are retiring this year, each celebrating over 30 years in the district. We wish them all of the best as they enter a new phase of their life that we are sure will be full of relaxation, travel & fun. We also send positive wishes to those who are moving on to other positions; Alice Keegan, Shea Harper, Cindi Erickson, Kevin Stewart & Tamara Parnay. Together, we have made fantastic changes, seen great student growth this year and I am thankful to have worked with them all.

Looking toward next year we are looking forward to welcoming Elisanne Wells-Garcia (5th Grade), Madeleine O'Rear (6th Grade Math & Science), Sarah Casteneda (6th Grade ELA & History), Ali Alvarado (RSP) & Tera Crawford (7/8 Art). Additionally, Joe Aiello will be moving from 5th grade to 7/8 Grade Math and we are currently working with Analy High to hire a new band teacher. We have a well-rounded team in place and are excited about what is in store for the 2019-2020 school year.

Additionally, the SUSD School Board approved a contract with Carr Construction to begin the remodeling/addition to the former Library/Drama room building. The building underwent earthquake retrofitting last summer and we are happy the project is moving forward. We are expecting the demo work to begin as soon as school is out. The exciting new space will include a multi-purpose room, stage, classroom, kitchen & bathrooms. This is sure to be a wonderful addition to our campus & community!

I wish all of our students and families a summer filled with family-fun, exploring and learning. May you have time to relax and recharge too! I am grateful for the opportunity to partner with you all this year. Brook Haven is a fantastic place of learning and our students and teachers should be proud of their achievements.

See you in August!

Sara Gramm



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Construction Begins in June!

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Color Fun Run Is May 29. Have you gotten your pledges?

Volunteer of the Month

Mark Allen is May's Volunteer of the Month! Mark is the SEF Board Treasurer and BHS Band supporter who is always willing to jump in and lend a hand. Mark ensured the Popcornopolis fundraiser was a success this year. He also volunteers and helps Maestro Stewart with the Beginning Band and is a regular at our Adopt A Highway cleanup days. We are so fortunate to have Mark as a proud SUSD parent who recognizes the importance of supporting a well-rounded education for all. Thanks, Mark!

Change For Charity Earned $1600.00 to donate to SUSD families affected by the flood. Way to go Warriors!

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Boys & Girls Club

The last day for Boys & GIrls Club is Friday, May 31. If you are interested in enrolling your student for the fall, please be sure to stop by Room 3 & see Luis for registration paperwork. We are excited to continue offering a great spot for students to be after school until 6pm.

Interact Update

On Monday, April 29, 10 Brook Haven Interact Club Members, accompanied by advisors, Ms. Miller & Mr. Stucker, visited the Apple Valley Acute Care Residence. This facility houses and cares for elderly persons who are healing from post-surgery and/or other serious conditions. Most are age 75 +.

Interactors, which included Jazlyn, Adanna, Katelyn B, Eric, Henry, Dahlia, Sophia B.B., Betsy, Jeamy, and Hanna, interviewed 6 different residents. The residents shared stories from their childhood and past. Interact members also performed two choral songs and Jeamy performed a beautiful ethnic Latin dance. Overall, it was a proud moment for Brook Haven to reach out to our community and give like these students!

Interact members are in the process of voting on which charitable organizations they will be donating to this year. We look forward to finding out at our end of the year assembly on May 31. The money to donate is raised by activities like the lollipop & ice cream sales.

BHS T-Shirts For Sale

Want to show your Warrior Pride? We have adult size t-shirts for sale in the office for $15.00. Stop by and buy yours today!

Shortened Days Move To Thursdays Next School Year!

Dates to Remember

  • Monday, May 20- 7th Grade Trip to Buck Institute
  • Wednesday, May 22- 5th Grade Trip to Ives Pool
  • Monday, May 27- NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, May 29- BH Color Run Fundraiser
  • Monday, June 3- 8th Grade Trip to Six Flags
  • Monday, June 3- 7th Grade Trip to Rialto Theater
  • Tuesday, June 4- 6th Grade Trip to Ives Pool
  • Wednesday, June 5- 8th Grade Skate Night at Cal Skate, 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thursday, June 6- Last Day of School, 8th Grade Promotion 2:00pm
  • Thursday, August 15- First Day of School!

Look What Our 6th Grade Scientists Have Been Up To!

Thanks to Mr. Garrison & the Video Production Crew for another terrific BNN Episode!