The Brooklyn Buzz
December 20, 2019
Winter Break is 12-23-19 thru 1-3-20
Students return on 1-6-20
IN THIS EDITION:
- Thank You
- Winter Break
- Counseling Corner
- Arrival information
- Outdoor Recess Guidelines
- Medical restrictions for outdoor recess
- Medicine administered by the nurse
- Parent Partnership
- PTA Updates
- Important Dates
- Contacting Brooklyn School
- Thank you to everyone who donated toilet paper for our toilet paper tree. We were able to donate 574 rolls of toilet paper for Family Promise of Greater Cleveland and they truly appreciated it.
- Thank you to Suzy Marquis and Our Brooklyn Cares Community. Our local business, community members, staff and families were able to provide over 66 families with food and Christmas gifts. While picking up the gifts, our staff set up a gently used clothing shop and families were able to look for some new clothing items and other items. Our High School Key Club was able to collect over 1500 canned goods.
- Thank you to all the students and staff who helped organize the gifts, the clothes, and the food.
- Thank you to everyone who donated items and time.
- Thank you to our staff that stayed to help hand out items.
- Thank you for donating to our giving tree, we collected many hats, gloves, and scarves.
- Thank you to everyone who participated in our 10 days of Holiday Spirit. The school spirit was evident.
- Thank you for your continued support and commitment to our school and family partnership.
Our giving tree was filled with hats and gloves.
Organizing the pick up
Mrs. Marquis has the pickup process well organized
Brooklyn School BLT and High School Key Club
These ladies organized all the donated clothing and various items, to ensure easy shopping
Winter break means a well-deserved reprieve from homework and daily obligations. But before you know it, the holidays will be over and it will be back to school and the routine. To prepare for a smooth re-entry and a successful second semester, don't let school skills like reading, writing, and math slide completely during winter vacation. Try these family-friendly activities to keep skills sharp:
- Read for pleasure. Whether your child is in the mood for holiday stories like The Night Before Christmas or the newest installment from his favorite series, winter break provides the perfect opportunity to stash schoolbooks and read for fun. Encourage relatives to give books as holiday gifts or gather in front of the fire (big kids too!) to take turns reading from classic tales.
- Cook up an easy lesson. Invite your child into the kitchen to help you whip up a special dish — from Christmas cookies to potato pancakes. All of those half-tablespoon and quarter-cup measurements are great practice with fractions.
- Write thank-you notes. Penning notes of appreciation to gift-givers teaches gratitude and helps polish writing and spelling skills. One final tip: a mug of hot cocoa can make this task feel more festive!
- Make the most of car rides. Turn the drive to or from a holiday get-together into an opportunity to practice letters and numbers. You can look for license plates from different states, try to find the alphabet on the license plates, or count the number of red (or white or green) cars you see. For another take on this fun idea, you can have your kids play license plate bingo with this free printable.
- Maintain reasonable bedtimes. With no school to get up for in the morning, it can be tempting to let kids become night owls. A few days before school starts up again, ease back into the regular bedtime schedule so your child can start the year bright-eyed.
- Ask for grocery list assistance. Have your child help choose what to buy, decide how much you need, check your supplies to see what you've already got, write or draw pictures on the list, and sort coupons.
- Let kids help with online shopping. Need a last-minute gift for Grandma or Uncle Joe? Log onto your favorite shopping sites and let your child help you select presents. This helps children work on their computer and research skills.
- Have a family game night. Chances are many of your family's favorite board and card games reinforce skills such as counting, reading, and drawing. Gather the group to play games you usually don't have time for on school nights.
Know! How to Fight Teen Depression
The holiday season is filled with peace and joy for many, yet sadness and despair for others, creating the perfect storm for the onset or worsening of depression.
As a parent or other caregiver, do you feel confident you would know if your child was experiencing depression? And if your child was, would you know what to do?
Click this link to read more about this article. Within the article, there are many active links. I included 2 of them below for quick access.
School starts at 8 am
According to the law, we no longer document tardies, instead, we have to account for every minute of the day. Therefore, time will accumulate and count towards time out of school.
Outdoor Recess Guidelines
Well, we had snow this week, please make sure your child has the proper clothing to go outside. We will go outside when it is cold and snowing.
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...
Medicines at school
If your child takes a prescription medicine or an over the counter medicine, it needs to be brought in by an adult in it's original countainer.
STUDENTS CANNOT bring medicine to school.
ALL medication must be brought in, in the original container by the parent or guardian.
Parent Teacher Partnership
PTA News and Updates
Calling all burrito lovers,
Calling all burrito lovers,
Foil your dinner plans and stop by the Chipotle at 10325 Cascade Crossing in Brooklyn for our fundraiser on Tuesday, January 14 from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. We're raising money to support BROOKLYN SCHOOLS PTA, so just download a flyer from the link below or mention the fundraiser at checkout and they'll donate 33% of the proceeds to the cause!
Brooklyn School Kalahari Fundraiser
Thursday, January 2, 2020 ONLY $129!!
December 23rd - January 5th - Winter Break
January 6th - School is back in session
January 20th - No School
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
Ms. Lara Smith ~ Assistant Principal
Mrs. Annie Bir ~ Guidance Counselor (Grades 4-7)
Mrs. Denise Smith ~ Guidance Counselor (Grades PK-3)
(216) 485 - 8173
Mrs. Laura Paul ~ Brooklyn School Secretary