Monthly Character Trait Focus The Brookside Place School learning community continues to embrace all character traits in a variety of ways. Each new month provides an opportunity to shine a brighter light on one highlighted trait in order for teachers and other staff members to better plan for some of their interactions/lessons with students. The month of November is all about gratitude appropriately aligning with the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday coming up at the end of the month. Additionally, our annual Veterans’ Day assembly is all about being grateful as we pay tribute to such incredibly heroic individuals. This year’s assembly will take place on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 9:00 AM in the BPS Cafegymatorium.
Principal Open Agenda Meeting The first Principal’s Open Agenda meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. All welcome meetings take place in the BPS library and begin at 7:00 PM.
Wellness Wednesday Poster Contest Each Wednesday, the students learn wellness tips through Wellness Wednesday Announcements. I would like to encourage the students to show me what they learned each month by creating a wellness poster about one of the weekly messages. If your child is interested in participating, please have them create a thoughtful, original poster on an 8 ½ x11 piece of paper (construction, white or poster). Encourage them to give their best effort; some will be displayed throughout the school. There will also be a monthly drawing for a prize!
Electronics Note Students deciding whether to bring in or use (in the case of the students who have their devices for after care and/or to communicate with a parent/guardian) electronic devices during indoor recess days ONLY should speak with their parents/guardians about this. The key part of the discussion should center on whether the risk (loss or damage to these expensive items) is too great to take. Please know that lunch aides are reminded to closely monitor all situations including those students opting to use electronic devices during indoor recess. Provided students choosing to play games with their electronic devices abide by the expectations as set forth by the lunch aides, they are fine to use. However, engaging in other activities (talking with friends, playing board games etc.) is much more strongly encouraged.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!As the new and improved grass playground area has been opened up for student use, tremendous thanks are in order to the BPS PTA along with the generous donation (in the form of labor and supplies) to Jeff’s Landscaping. The incredible look and feel of this completely refurbished large grass area has everyone very excited to get out there and play. Students and staff are so appreciative of all the hard work and funding that went into making this a reality.
November 2014 Calendar See Calendar for dates Teacher Conferences and November Activities (also full Principal’s Newsletter under Principal’s Info tab)