Elementary Newsletter

November 21, 2019

From the Elementary Principal

The holiday season is going to be here very soon.  With the onset of the holidays comes the winter weather that can cause school delays and closings.  The school district always tries to make a call on the school day by 5:45 a.m.  Please make sure you have alternative arrangements to have your children picked up for school if there is a delay.  Also make sure you have alternative drop-off arrangements for your child if we have an emergency early dismissal.  Planning ahead is the best way the school can get your children to school and home from school safe and sound.

Also with the change in weather please make sure that your child has appropriate outdoor recess clothing/gear.  Here are the guidelines for outdoor recess:


Snow-pants must be worn when snow is present or students must stay on the cement.

Students must follow the temperature guidelines as follows:

  • 65-55: Long sleeves strongly recommended
  • 54-50: Long sleeves required/coat recommended
  • 49 and below: Coat, hat, and gloves required

Boots must be worn when mud and snow is present or students must stay on the cement.

I extend all of you my best for a great Thanksgiving Holiday and weekend.

October Artists of the Month

Genesis Orosco Cruz (Kindergarten), Addilynn Flock (first grade), Adeline Doll (second grade), Yair Altamirano Cortez (third grade), Payjah Clark (fourth grade), Koda Cattle (fifth grade), and Seth Shock (sixth grade).


JENNY’S PENGUIN PATCH HOLIDAY SHOP:  Brookwood FCCLA will be bringing Jenny’s Penguin Patch Holiday Shop to our school again this year from December 2nd –‑ 6th!  Volunteers will assist children while shopping to allow them to enjoy the spirit of giving.  Jenny’s Penguin Patch Holiday Shop offers over 100 different gifts that can be purchased for as little as $0.25 and up to $10.00 each.  The gift items offered are “kid-tested and mom approved”.  This is sure to be one of the most exciting events that your child will participate in this year!  More information will be sent home with your child.  Contact Mrs. Ashley Palmer at (608)337-4420 with any questions. 

CLASSROOM HOLIDAY PARTIES: Individual classrooms will be having their Holiday parties as we get closer to winter break.  More specific information will be sent home in a letter from your child’s classroom teacher.  If you do not want your child to participate or are unable to get a gift for your child to exchange, please contact your child’s teacher. 

BOOK FAIR:  Thanks to all of you who visited the Scholastic Book Fair during Parent-Teacher Conference times.  We have a great community who supports kids who read!  We are able to buy a large amount worth of books from Scholastic from the money that was made from the book fair.  The school and the students benefit greatly.  Thank you! 

ELEMENTARY WINTER CONCERT:  The Elementary Winter Concert will feature grades 3rd – 6th and the Elementary Band on Thursday, December 12th at 7:00 p.m.  The concert will be held in the high school gymnasium. 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT DAY & 4K REGISTRATION:  Planning ahead, this year Child Development Day and 4K Registration will be on the evening of April 7th in the Elementary Gym from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. More information to come.

To all parents of children that are ages 2 - 4 years old that are not in school yet, if you know of any or have a younger child in your home, please call Kathy Jones at 337-4420.  This way we will be able to send you an invitation to you for Child Development Day in the spring.

From the Nurse

Hello! Cold and flu season is upon us!  Please help keep the spread of illnesses under control by not sending your child to school if they are sick.  Remember that when you are calling in your child’s absence to the school that is important to report illness symptoms (fever, cough, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sore throat) as we make a weekly report to the county about illnesses going around.  Here are the basic guidelines as to when to keep your child home:

Always remember to stress the importance of good hand hygiene with your children as it is the #1 way to stop the spread of disease.  They must also be reminded to keep unclean hands off their face as that is how germs enter our body.  Thank you for your assistance in keeping our kids and school healthy.