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Principal's Message 9/15/18

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September 15, 2018

Dear Brooks Families,

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. We have several events and activities coming up, so please review the important information below!


Curriculum Night
Reminder: Curriculum Night is this 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!

Movie Night Mania
The night you all have been waiting for...Movie Night Mania is back for its 3rd annual debut! This exciting night will be on September 21st with doors opening at 6:00pm. There is a $2.00 per person donation at the door. Wear your PJs and bring your pillows, blankets, and sleeping bags to join us for a “camp out” in the Brooks Gym! There will be plenty of food available for purchase at the concession stand. There will also be a raffle with great prizes to give away! All proceeds for the night go to the Indian Prairie Education Foundation in supporting IPEF’s Team Brooks! Come join us for a night of fun with your Brooks Family! Interested in volunteering? We would love your help! Click here:

*In staying in regulation with Copyright Laws, your child will be able to provide you with the name of the movie, which was announced at school on Friday!

“Daddy/Daughter Dance”
Hey Brooks girls!
Invite your favorite male role model and get ready to
Shake, Rattle & Roll!
at the
Girls’ Choice 50s Sock Hop

Friday, October 12— 6:30 -8:30 pm
Brooks Elementary Gym
$15/couple— $5/additional girl

Ticket order forms will be sent home the week of September 24

Moms...interested in volunteering?
Go to:

Questions? Contact Penny Ose at

Inside Out Club
Inside Out Club participants were notified by e-mail Friday afternoon. We only have space for 25 students in each grade level group. If you did not receive an e-mail from Mrs. Johnson or Mrs. Duval your child will be placed on a waiting list for the spring session. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Johnson or Mrs. Duval.

Academically Talented Parent Night
Earlier this month, you received information about the qualification process and timelines for our academically talented programs. Each year, we identify students for a myriad of academic programs that support student needs. Each of these programs has a specific qualification process and criteria. On Wednesday, September 26 at 6:30 pm, Brooks will host a parent information night on how school assessment data is used to identify students for the following programs:

Math Acceleration (starting in grade 3)
Project Arrow (gifted program, also starting in grade 3).

If you are interested in learning more about the guidelines for these programs, please complete the RSVP below.


Brooks/Granger Crosswalk
Thank you to all our families who have adhered to the change/lack of parking in the Granger parking lot at arrival and dismissal. We now ask that you not drop your child off in the street or make a U-Turn in the Granger lot to drop off your children. These practices create safety concerns for our students. If you are picking up or dropping off your children, please use the car drop off and pick up line on the north end of the building. While the line is long, our outstanding supervision crew gets cars in and out quickly. Thank you for putting safety before convenience.

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.

Terri Russell, Principal

Sept. 26 -Academically Talented Parent Night 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Sept. 27 - School Pictures
Sept. 30 - Roarin 5K 9:00 a.m.
Oct. 3 - Chick-Fil-A Night 5:00-8:00 p.m. - come have dinner with Mrs. Russell
Oct. 8 - No School Columbus Day
Oct. 12 - “Daddy/Daughter Dance”
Oct. 21 - IPEF and Team Brooks ½ Marathon - please come cheer us on!!

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: Bricks 4 Kidz Lego STEM Club
Brooks: Elementary Golf School
Brooks: Let's Build It Engineering!

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