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Principal's Message 5/17/20

Reported by terri_russell@ipsd.org on 5/17/20

Dear Brooks Families,

It is with sadness, yet excitement and pride, I ask you to read the message below from Mrs. Schmid.

Dear Tiger Families,
It is with Tiger spirit in my heart, I want to share starting July 1st, I will be transitioning as the Principal at Brookdale Elementary. Although I am incredibly honored and excited for this opportunity, I am saddened to say "until later" to our students and families I have had the pleasure of working with these past five years at Brooks. It has been a true honor getting to watch your children grow and develop while partnering together to do what was best in supporting them.
I feel incredibly fortunate to have worked alongside phenomenal staff here at Brooks and am confident not only will the excellent work continue, it will only continue to grow stronger in their commitment to the Brooks Tiger students. I will work closely with Mrs. Russell and the new Student Services Coordinator to ensure a smooth transition.
Thank you, it has been a true pleasure and privilege to serve the Brooks Community.
Forever Roaring with Tiger Pride,
Keeley Schmid
Student Services Coordinator

Upcoming Calendar Dates:
May 20 - Curbside Pick up
May 22 - Curbside Pick up 9:00-11:00 ONLY if you are not able to come on Wednesday.
May 25 - No School Memorial Day
May 27 - Last Day of Remote Learning

MUST READ
Student Belongings
Please see separate email sent on 5/14 and will be resent today.

Thank You!
A huge SHOUT OUT to Mr. Persson and the Specials Team for organizing a fun “at home Field Day.” I’ve seen several pictures and it appears the students had a great time! Thank you to our parents/guardians who supported their students so this day would be special, even though not at school!

Breakfast and Lunch Available to ALL
For those of you participating in our breakfast/lunch meal plan, please remember that meals will be given out on May 19 for all of the days May 20-26. This is due to traffic on curbside pick up day and the holiday. Meal distribution will reconvene on May 27 and will occur throughout the summer.

Registration for 20-21 (District Reminder)
All student registrations for the 2020-21 school year will be processed online. Parents can complete their child’s registration for next year starting June 8. An email will be sent to parents with details later in May.

4th Quarter Grades-Reminder
In staying within state and district guidelines, elementary students will receive feedback on their activities, but NO GRADES will be given for the fourth quarter. I want to assure you that conversations have already begun regarding next fall. Fall assessment data will guide our path to planning. We recognize skill, concept and pacing expectations will need to be adjusted based on our current situation.

Sincerely,
Terri Russell, Principal
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