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Principal's Message 8/25/18

Reported by terri_russell@ipsd.org on 8/25/18

August , 25, 2018

Dear Brooks Families,

We have concluded a successful first week!! Students are already back into their routines, friendships are being established and learning has begun. It was a remarkable few days! Part of establishing procedure is our arrival/dismissal plan— getting well over 600 children to the correct location. We could not make this process happen without our dedicated staff and VOLUNTEERS!! To every staff member and volunteer who shuttled students to/from buses, walker doors, daycare vans, bike racks and the car line, I THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART! Our students remain safe and comfortable because of you!

MUST READ

Transportation
Thank you for your patience as we establish arrival and dismissal procedures as mentioned above. We will speed up our process next week, but I still anticipate some delays, particularly loading buses. Also, an important reminder - district policy states that students may only ride the bus they are assigned. Please do not independently put your child on a different bus. In the event of an emergency, we would not know of this change.

PAWS for Tales
Our partnership with the Naperville Humane Society and the PAWS for Tales program will continue on Fridays starting at the end of September. This wildly successful program allows our students to read to therapy/rescue dogs. In order to participate, your child must have a release on file. Please fill out the attached Google Form for each Brooks Tiger in your family to grant permission to participate.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQ9BFo_kq3PLW8gmu257bxRLE9fZxP4gRdIXyi9gLWoJmmTA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Reminder from the Health Office
If your child will be absent or late, please call the attendance office at 375-3200 x3. In addition, all Kindergarten and New Families are required by law to submit an Illinois Physical and Immunization Examination. This form was included in your registration packet. Your student's medical paperwork is due NOW. Please submit your medical forms. If you have any questions, please call the Brooks Office at 630-375-3202.

Team IPEF Kids Marathon
Please see the attached flyer for more information on the Team IPEF Kids Marathon. It’s not too late to sign up!

ON THE RADAR

PD Wednesdays (Late Start)
School will start at 9:15 with doors opening for student arrival at 9:00. AM bus routes will remain the same, with pick up approximately 10 minutes later (see district site for Wednesday pick up times). Dismissal time remains the same and buses run their regular routes.

Curriculum Night Save the Date
Please mark your calendar for Thursday, September 20 from 6:00-7:35 pm. Each teacher will give a short presentation regarding your child’s day, the curriculum and technology integration. The format and structure of this evening is for parents only. Children should not attend. Thank you for booking your babysitter early!


Sincerely,
Terri Russell, Principal


CALENDAR DATES

Aug. 31 No School - Teacher Institute Day
Sept. 3 No School - Labor Day
Sept. 13 PTA Mtg. 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 20 Curriculum Night 6:00-7:35 p.m.
Sept. 21 Movie Night Mania 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Sept. 26 Academically Talented 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Parent Night
Sept. 27 School Pictures
Sept. 30 Roarin 5K


Third-Party Educational Programs
The following companies have rented space in our schools to offer an after-school educational program for students. The distribution of this material is in no way an endorsement of programs, services, activities or products by District 204. For more information about the programs listed below, visit:
Brooks: Illinois Chess Teachers Chess Club
Brooks: Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes



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