“HOLIDAY WISHES” fundraiser
Friday November 4.
Sell 5 items and receive a prize.
Sell 15 items and be entered into a drawing for an Amazon Echo.
Sell 20 items and earn free ice cream at a local restaurant.
Sale Ends & Money Due (no sales tax)
Friday November 4th
Please return completed form to the Brook Park School office.
Please Make Checks Payable To: Brook Park Council
(Payee responsible for all NSF fees)
You can also support BP School by shopping online:
BPC will receive credit when you enter
Group ID: A1163480
Brook Park receives up to 50% on these catalog sales
Last week, the third graders completed their first writing unit of the year as they worked hard to publish their narrative stories. Their teachers are so impressed at how much they have grown as writers! In the narrative unit of the Lucy Calkins writing curriculum, students began the year by thinking of important people and places that matter to them. Students then brainstormed meaningful small moment memories of their special places and people, rehearsing their writing aloud and writing “fast and furious” in their composition notebooks. Each day consisted of a mini-lesson, where students were taught a new strategy of how to improve their writing, after which students broke into writing time and had opportunities to conference with their teachers and peers. Each day ended with a chance for the class to share as they reflected upon how their writing has improved and plan for how to continue growing as writers in the future. Some of the topics covered in the Writer’s Workshop mini-lessons include using a storyteller’s voice, adding to the heart of the story, writing strong leads and endings, paragraphing, using spelling strategies, and revising by studying what other authors have done. After the many days of mini-lessons and practice, students then selected their best “seed ideas” and they worked hard to grow their “seeds” into beautiful, published stories using vivid details, talk, and actions. They were their own job captains and worked independently to publish a final piece that they would be proud of! The students celebrated their writing by sharing their published pieces with others. They are excited to take on another unit as they continue to grow as writers.
Third Grade is off to a terrific start! We have been quite busy this quarter. So far we have written and published personal narratives, worked on adding and subtracting numbers within 1,000, explored forces and motion as well as grew lima beans in our living things unit. We are proud of all of our students accomplishments and look forward to the next three-fourths of the year.
We are looking ahead to our informational writing unit as well as multiplication and fossil units.
The Third Grade Teaching Team
Our WONDERFUL Literacy Labs are in full swing! The students are doing a great job with them! Literacy Labs are for 30 minutes every day and the students are getting direct reading instruction at their level. We are so lucky to have our awesome Brook Park Reading Team pushing into our classrooms to help us service as many students at once. The students are excited and eager for Literacy Labs. Our goal is that this will help all of our students grow and reach their reading goals! We are starting to talk about what goals are, how to set goals, and how we can achieve our goals. The students are very serious about these goals and working so hard to reach them! Thank you for your continued help and support at home!
Miss Schwerha and Mrs. O’Hara
FIGHT 4 CHRIS BRACELETS
Chris Ellis is a seven-year old boy who lives in our community that was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma in July of 2014. The Ellis family received the devastating news recently that they have exhausted all curative treatment options. In honor of Chris and his incredibly brave battle with cancer we have made bracelets to show our support for their family.
Please find it in your hearts to purchase one of these bracelets and help show this family they are not alone and all of our thoughts and prayers are with them daily. ALL Proceeds raised from the purchase of your bracelet will go directly to the Ellis Family.
Orders DUE BY 10/21/2016. Your order will be handed out to students by 10/28/2016.
Each bracelet costs $5.00
Child’s Name: _____________ Home Room: ________________
Teacher’s Name: ___________________
Bracelet Order: Adult size # _________
Youth Size #_________
Donation Only $ ___________
Total Amount Included $ ______________
Please make checks out to Gina Paulucci
Supported by the BPC
Download the document below for details on Brook Park's VETERAN'S DAY celebration.
Get a head start on your holiday shopping.
The BPC presents the Midland Holiday Wishes Fundraiser.
Sale starts: Friday October 14th
Sale Ends & Money Due (no sales tax): Friday October 28th
Early December – Perfect Timing for Holiday Gifts!
(exact date TBD)
Please Make Checks Payable To: Brook Park Council
Support Your School by Shopping Online www.midlandfundraising.com
BPC will receive credit when you enter group ID #A1163480
Jaime Agnello (email@example.com)
Shannon Gardner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Pillow Drive for BEDS!
The staff was amazed by what we were able to do for them and they took the pillows directly to the shelters to be used immediately!
Together we collected:
78 Pillows - 12 Sheet Sets - 13 Blanket
Plus: Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Napkins,
Paper Bags, Hand Soap & Hand Sanitizer
First Grade won the Pajama day by collecting 42 items, 30 of which were pillows!
THANK YOU to all the Brook Park Families who have already sent in their BPC Membership for the 2016/17 school year. We appreciate your support!
Because of all the new ways to sign-up this year: paper form, My School Bucks & BPC website (www.brookparkcouncil.org), it has taken us a little longer to process all the memberships through these new payment avenues and we haven't had a chance to tell you where we are in the classroom tally!
The classroom with the most memberships wins an iPad mini and an assortment of great books for their class!
The leaders as of 10/9/16 are:
3rd Grade - Lipuma - with 11 memberships
1st Grade - Culen - with 10 memberships
1st Grade - Grosskopf - with 10 memberships
We have extended the membership deadline to NOVEMBER 1st and will keep
you posted on which class is in the lead. We are just $700 away from our membership drive goal.
Membership Incentives will be available at our NOVEMBER BPC MEETING.
Please complete your membership online at www.brookparkcouncil.org or log in to www.MySchoolBucks.com. You can also complete the form and return to school.
Click on this post to download the form.
The 4th grade teachers and the BPC are excited to announce a new incentive for our monthly reading program! The 4th Grade 50-Days of Reading Challenge!!
Every time the student reaches 50 days of reading, they will earn a book of their choice from a collection of varied titles. We were so impressed by the number of participants in September and anticipate students will start earning their first book as early as November. Would you believe some students are even tracking on the weekends?!
If you have a 4th grade student, look for a new calendar at the beginning of each month.
We hope to promote more reading at home with this program and are so grateful to the BPC for supplying books for our students.
Happy Reading! - The 4th Grade Teachers
Save the date, November 3rd at 7pm, for the next BPC meeting. Agenda includes update from Mr. Sorensen, details & dates from committees and discussion of hot topics and recent chatter. We'd love for you to join us!
For November: Membership Incentives will be available for pick-up after the meeting and we will select the winner of the raffle basket.
Special Guest, Tina Rounds, the Executive Director at BEDS Plus Care, Inc, will be coming to talk about volunteering. Just in time for the holidays, learn ways you and your family can help those in need in our own community. It is also a great way to teach kids about compassion, empathy, gratitude, and community responsibility.
Red Ribbon Week is scheduled for Monday, October 24 through Friday, October 28. Theme Days for the week will be announced on Wednesday, October 19. (For example, Monday, October 24’s theme will be “Red”y to Live a Drug Free Life = Wear Red.) The information will be sent home electronically but also on a paper flyer. Classrooms with the highest percent of participation in each Theme Day will receive Spirit Sticks
(thanks to the BPC)!!
Other Red Ribbon Week News:
Brook Park is excited to have new red ribbons to tie on the trees, purchased by the BPC.
Every morning, a Red Ribbon Week healthy tip will be read during announcements.
Classroom teachers will also receive a list of optional Red Ribbon Week activities, including educational videos and a door decorating contest.
Original Works Art Fundraiser: Coming Home 10/14
Look in your child's backpack next Friday for their artwork and magnet made from their art. The magnet may be purchased for $6 or returned by Friday, October 21. Also, there are other items you may order with your child's art imprinted...also due 10/21. Questions? Contact Lindy Blackwell (email@example.com) or Lynda Nadkarni (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks for your support of the BPC!
Artsonia: On-line Art Gallery
Art has begun to be posted on Artsonia at http://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=18815. Your child's art won't be visible to anyone though unless you give parent permission. Artsonia has emailed directions to all parents who were registered lsat year. If you are new to Brook Park, or need assistance with granting access, please contact Sean Shipley (email@example.com) or Lynda Nadkarni (firstname.lastname@example.org). Registered families will also receive progress reports about their
student's performance in art.
Curious about & interested in helping with the BPC and at school?
There is no one, perfect way to be involved or volunteer. We ALL have to choose what fits into our lives. We are all juggling various balls and spinning different plates.
That said, if now is a good time for you to consider getting involved or finding a new way to be involved with school, your child’s class, and/or the BPC, we would like to help you find an opportunity that matches your time, talents, and interests.
All of us coming together in small and large ways is what makes Brook Park not just a school,
but a community.
There are a range possibilities on the Volunteer Form. You can read the committee descriptions for more information and/or email
Ann Heinl at email@example.com
to ask more questions and narrow options to what excites you!
*** No Experience Necessary ***
Open to all grade levels. Training will be provided and support is on-going.
CLICK ON THIS POST TO DOWNLOAD A VOLUNTEER FORM & COMMITTEE DESCRIPTIONS.
Once you complete the form, return to school via backpack mail or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will respond to you and get you connected to help!
P.S. If not isn’t the right time, that’s okay. Join us for events, share ideas, or provide input and feedback. That’s important too! If things change in the future, we will be here then to help you find what you would like.
P.P.S. Did you know it’s not just moms that volunteer?!?! Dads, kids, teachers, grandparents, and other family members are committee chairs, co-chairs, members, and volunteers too.
Ann Heinl - Volunteer Coordinator email@example.com
Due to a highly successful first theater experience at Brook Park last year, BPC Theater is excited to announce the play Alice in Wonderland as our next show! We will be partnering again with Compass Creative Dramatics, a professional theater group that will bring a weeklong theater program to our school! This fun opportunity is available for interested thespians (no experience required) in 1st-5th grades who will be randomly selected via a lottery system. Rehearsals will be held every day after school from 3pm-6:15 pm for the week of January 9th-13th, followed by two performances on January 13th at 7pm & January 14th at 3pm. Cost is $40 per student (upon selection).
ATTACHED IS THE SIGN-UP SHEET DUE OCTOBER 17th.
Questions? Contact - firstname.lastname@example.org