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Principal's Message 4/27/18

Reported by terri_russell@ipsd.org on 4/27/18

Dear Brooks Families,

I am so proud of our staff. Today, we are involved with professional development. We are learning from one another in the areas of reading instruction, executive functioning skills and innovation. Our students continue to reap the benefits of our strong staff.
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Registration Packets

Registration Packets were sent home on April 23. They need to be completed and returned by Monday, May 7. Returning students need to submit Online Registration before returning paperwork to the office. Also, Student ID numbers should be written on the Fee Statement. Student ID numbers can be found in HAC in the School Links tab under Additional Student Information.Those families moving to Young should follow the Young walk in registration schedule as posted on their website http://young.ipsd.org/

Optional Class Placement Forms
The optional class placement parent input form for the 2018-2019 school year is due on May 1. If you still wish to complete a form, an additional one has been attached to this communication.

HELP WANTED
Parents needed to monitor students during our Spring Benchmarking scheduled for Monday, April 30th through Monday, May 7th. Please sign up for an available slot. PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINUTES EARLY IN THE LMC. Thank you for your time!
Brooks Intervention Team
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094ba8ab2aa7f58-brooks

Team IPEF Kids Marathon
Want a great way to encourage healthy choices with your children this summer? Register them to participate as a charity hero with Team IPEF in the Naperville Kids Marathon. Students ages 5-13 commit to running 25 miles (one mile at a time) between May 1 and October 19 and track their miles. On Saturday, October 20, they run the final 1.2 miles at Naperville North High School on a portion of the course used by Team IPEF runners in the Naperville Half Marathon the following day. All participants receive a Team IPEF shirt, race shirt, and finisher medal. Cost is $44 and includes race registration and a $26 tax deductible donation. Register at https://www.ipef204.org/kidsmarathon-3/.


Donate to Support Families in Need

District 204 currently has 18 percent of its students qualifying for free or reduced lunch. This translates to more than 5,000 students. Purchasing school supplies so children are prepared for the school year can be challenging for low-income families. To address this problem, the Indian Prairie Parents' Council (IPPC) is hosting a drive to support families who may need assistance when their children return to school in August. If you would like to help make a difference for our families, you can make a donation in any amount by visiting http://ipsd.us/8TZJK.

If you would prefer to write a check, please make it payable to Indian Prairie Parents' Council. Checks can be mailed to Community Relations Coordinator, Crouse Education Center, 780 Shoreline Drive, Aurora, IL 60504.

IPPC will use 100 percent of funds collected to purchase Meijer, Walmart and Target gift cards for distribution through the schools to families in need. Donations can be made through May 18.



Run Club is up and running!
Sponsored by Mrs. Ose and Team Brooks!

Tuesdays, 3:35 pm – 4:30 pm
May 1 (sign-up closes 4/30— 7pm)
May 8 (sign-up closes 5/7— 7pm)
May 15 (sign-up closes 5/14— 7pm)
May 22 (sign-up closes 5/21— 7pm)
Cost: $7 per session - sign up for a few dates…or all!
Proceeds benefit Team Brooks and the IPEF
Teachings will focus on stretching, running form and etiquette (using the Kids Run the Nation curriculum). Each meeting will include 20-25 minutes of running.
Sign up for all sessions at once or as you go!
To sign up for Run Club go to:


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdyr0lkQ2vqN245eNqyj_BWQR0JHClAiD513_uWndlzpUSVRw/viewform?usp=sf_link

School Store - April 30-May 2
MONDAY - KJ, KK,1M,2H,2J,3D,3G,4W,4K,5A,5G
TUESDAY - KSO,1P,1R,2O,2S,3P,4M,4P,5H,5S
WEDNESDAY - KS,KG,1W,2ST,3C,4S,5V,3B​—

On the Radar/Reminders


From the Health Office
A reminder that all students in K and 2nd grade should submit proof of being examined by a licensed Dentist before May 15th of the current school year in accordance with IPSD 204 policy. You may find a copy of this form on the District Website or at the following link http://ipsdweb.ipsd.org/Documents/NewToDistrict/DentalExamProof.pdf If you have never submitted a Dental Exam for your child, it would also be appreciated if you could forward this to me after your next Dental appointment.

Also a reminder for Current 5th Graders - your child will need a new Physical on file and proof of Immunization against Meningococcal disease for entry into 6th Grade​— (before October 15th of this year). Additionally, if your child is attending a Dental appointment over the Summer, please take the School Dental form with you, as this is required in 6th Grade also.

Bookmobile will be back!
We are excited to announce the Aurora Public Library will return this summer, providing book check out for our students throughout the summer. Because of our wonderful turnout last summer, the Bookmobile has extended its time from 30 to 45 minutes! The Bookmobile will park in the front lot of Brooks School every Tuesday from 1:45-2:30 starting June 5-August 7. The Bookmobile will also offer their summer reading program. Stay tuned for further details, but mark your calendars!!

Chromebook Roll Out - coming in August!
We are proud and excited to announce the district’s continued roll out of one-to-one technology for our students in grades 2-5 for next school year. This year, our 5th grade teachers and students have piloted the use of this tool and have embedded it into our instruction in meaningful and exciting ways. Brooks is providing staff professional development this spring so our teachers/students are ready to hit the ground running in the fall. This initiative will also make our current laptops more available for our students in grades K-1, making it a WIN WIN for all! More information to come!
Kane County Cougar Game - Save the Date!
On Thursday, June 14th, the Brooks Chorus has been invited to sing the National Anthem at the Kane County Cougar Game! Students get to enjoy the game, run the bases, eat good food and enjoy fireworks! More information will be coming from PTA, but in the meantime, mark your calendar!!


CALENDAR DATES:
May 18 - Family Fun Fair (date change)
May 19 - District Fine Arts Festival
May 23 - PTA Mtg. 7:00 pm
May 31 - Field Day
June 1 - Last day of student attendance (pending Board approval)

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