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Principal's Message 11/10/19

Reported by terri_russell@ipsd.org on 11/10/19

Dear Brooks Families,

My apologies for a very lengthy Principal’s Message!!

Thank you to Savannah Borders for organizing the PTA Craft Fair. The vendors were amazing and provided a myriad of choices for our families. These events take a huge amount of planning, time and organization. Thank you, Mrs. Borders!

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Parent Teacher Conferences - Reminder!
Parent Teacher Conferences will occur on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 4:30-8:00 and Monday, Nov. 25 from 8:00-3:00 and 4:30-8:00. Parents unable to attend due to vacations will be offered a phone conference. Conference sign ups will occur through Power PTC. This link will be available on Home Access starting November 1 AFTER 10:00AM and will close on Tuesday, November 19. Please follow the instructions below:
1. Go to Home Access (this is the same site which you used to access grades)
2. From the Home Access homepage, click School Links
3. Click on Power PTC
4. You will be directed to the Power PTC page - the Log- In and Password are the SAME as your Home Access
5. Click on Elementary Schools and follow the instructions to schedule your conference.
6. If you would like to schedule a conference with art, music or PE, please email the teacher directly.

Picture Retake Day
Picture retake day is Wednesday, November 13. If you'd like your student to have his or her picture retaken, please send the original picture package back to school. Packets must be returned for picture retake.

Author Visit ~ Eoin Colfer
4th and 5th grade students will have the opportunity to meet and listen to Eoin Colfer on November 13th. The author of the Artemis Fowl series will be sharing about his new book, The Fowl Twins. If you are interested in purchasing his book, please submit the form found below to your child's teacher by November 11th to receive a personalized copy of his book. Limited autographed copies will be available after his visit.

Author Visit ~ Kenneth Kraegel
2nd and 3rd grade students will have the opportunity to meet and listen to Kenneth Kraegel on November 15th. He will be sharing with students about his writing process and his new book, Wild Honey From the Moon,. If you are interested in purchasing his book, please submit the form found below to your child's teacher by November 13th to receive a personalized copy of his book. Limited autographed copies will be available after his visit.

Pizza Hut Book It Program
Attached you will find the calendar for this month’s Book It. This calendar is for your child to record how many days they meet their grade level minute goal. Please have your child color in the calendar for those days they read their goal minutes. When they have met their total goal, they can return their completed calendar to the LMC. All students who return a signed form will receive a certificate for a free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut. Please make sure your child’s first and last name and class are written neatly on the paper, along with an adult’s signature.
November Reading Logs are due by Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

Shining Star Award
Last year, Brooks School added the “Shining Star” award. This award is given to our students who consistently demonstrate our Brooks Pillars of Character: Safety, Respect and Responsibility. These students go above and beyond to consistently demonstrate empathy and genuine care for others. These students are recognized by Mrs. Russell with a certificate and a “shining star” on our bulletin board. Please help me congratulate the student(s) who recently received this recognition!
Zach Harkins - Zach always displays a positive attitude, is exceptionally helpful and inclusive, and always makes wonderful choices. He is a wonderful role model for his peers. Way to go, Zach!!

MESSAGE FROM THE NURSE'S OFFICE

All Kindergarten and new students to Brooks are required to submit an Illinois Vision Exam by Friday, November 15. The form was provided in your registration packet at the time of enrollment. Please turn in your vision exams immediately. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 630.375.3202.

Lunchroom Safety Reminder
If you pack your child’s lunch, please avoid using glass containers. We have had some recent mishaps which lead to safety concerns for our students. Thank you for using plastic containers or baggies!


Sincerely,
Terri Russell, Principal
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Upcoming Calendar Dates:
Nov. 13 - Picture Retake Day
Nov. 14 - PTA Spelling Bee
Nov. 21 - Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-8:00
Nov. 25 - Parent Teacher Conferences 8:00-3:00 and 4:30-8:00
Nov. 26-29 - Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 10 - Chorus Concert

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