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Principal Message 8-5-18

Reported by terri_russell@ipsd.org on 8/5/18

August 5, 2018

Dear Brooks Families,

Welcome Back! This is the first 2018-2019 Sunday Night Principal Message. Each weekend, you will receive updated information and activity dates. You will find the information categorized as MUST READ, ON THE RADAR and CALENDAR DATES. I apologize for the length and repetition of our first communications, but I want to make sure you have everything you need for the start of school!

MUST READ

Bookmobile Ice Cream Party
Our last Aurora Public Library Bookmobile visit will be Tuesday, August 7 from 1:45-2:30. Students checking out books will receive ice cream or a popsicle to celebrate a summer of reading! Thank you to all our families who supported the Bookmobile this summer!

New Family Welcome
We welcome all our new families and kindergarten families to our “New Student Welcome” on Thursday, August 9 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. You will receive basic information about school start up and will be able to tour the building in a smaller setting. Please use the link to RSVP:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4dafac23a5ff2-newfamily

If you are still interested in being a “veteran” tour guide, there are still spots available!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4dafac23a5ff2-help4

Class Placement Information
Parents will be able to access classroom assignments starting August 13, after 4:00 on Home Access. To learn your child's classroom, you will need the Home Access Log In and password that you set up. If you do not have your Log In, please call the school's main office for assistance BEFORE August 13 (630-375-3200) If you are transferring from a District 204 school, your child’s Home Access Log In and ID number remains the same.

Teacher Meet and Greet and Back to School Party
Please join us for a Teacher Meet and Greet on Thursday, August 16 from 2:00-3:00. Teachers will be available to meet their new students and parents in classrooms beginning at 2:00. This is the only opportunity for teachers to be available to meet their students prior to the start of school. Please keep in mind, this is a fun event for the children. It is not to be used as a time to conference with teachers. Thank you for your understanding, as we want to provide an opportunity for ALL students to meet their teachers.

Following Meet and Greet, please join us at 3:00 for the PTA sponsored Back to School Party. Weather permitting, we will meet on the blacktop behind the building. In the event of rain, we will meet in the multi-purpose room. Meet your friends, neighbors and classmates and enjoy a tasty, cool treat, compliments of PTA!

Important First Day Information

Tuesday, August 21 first day of school for students in grades 1-5
Kindergarten visitation – see information below

Important: Kindergarten students will not ride the bus to school on Tuesday, August 21. Instead, we invite you to bring your child to kindergarten on the first day for a one hour orientation. This visit will familiarize your child with his/her new classroom, let him/her meet the teacher and will prepare all of our students for their first full day of kindergarten on Wednesday, August 22. In order to make this a special day for you and your kindergartner , we respectfully request no siblings attend. Please plan your visit according to your last name and the schedule listed below.

10:00-11:00 A-L
1:30-2:30 M-Z

PLEASE BE WATCHING FOR A SEPARATE EMAIL ASKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH OUR FIRST DAYS OF ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL.

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.

Registration Paperwork
We need all registration materials returned before the first day of school.

Sincerely,
Terri Russell, Principal


CALENDAR DATES
Aug. 9 New Family Welcome 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Aug. 16 Teacher Meet and Greet 2:00-3:00 p.m.
PTA Back to School Party 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Aug. 21 First Day of School 1-5
Kindergarten Orientation
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

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