Shorecrest Elementary Night

This year’s annual Elementary School Night at the Shorecrest girl’s basketball game is on Jan. 8 at 7:15 pm! The mighty Scots are taking on the Hawks from Mountlake Terrace and all of our elementary school students from the east side of the District are invited to join us in the “Elementary School Fan Section”.  The night will include face painting before the game, a special halftime activity and a chance to join in and cheer with the Shorecrest fan section! Wear your green and gold or the colors from your elementary school. Tickets are $3.00 for students and $6.00 for adults
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Your Child’s Attendance at Brookside

Thank you to families who are notifying the Brookside office to let us know your child will
be absent or late. It’s extremely helpful to receive this information in advance. The office must have a phone call, email, or note from the parent in order to excuse a student’s absence. A good practice is to email us at and cc your student’s teacher…that way we are all on board.
206.393.4140 also works.
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Cut and Chat

edit-cut-thStarted years ago, Cut and Chat is a PTA program where any teacher or support staff who
needs assistance with class prep or odd jobs can hand off their projects in the workroom for us to complete. You’ll work with and get to know, not just your child’s teacher, but virtually the entire Brookside staff and other Brookside parents. Cut and Chat includes super-sized appreciation levels towards you from staff, teachers and students who couldn’t do all the things they do without your help. What happens during Cut and Chat? There will likely be some “cutting” involved, but on any given day you could find yourself copying math and science assignments, prepping paper and materials for various projects, or laminating wall art for the music room. No two days are the same. Previous experience is not necessary and training is available. Traditionally, Cut and Chat happens on Thursdays, but you can come into the workroom and help out whenever your schedule permits. For more information, please contact Rena Holman at

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Halloween Costumes

thHalloween is a holiday that many of our students look forward to with great anticipation. There are a great variety of costumes that a child could choose from. If you plan to have your child bring a costume to school on Friday, please follow these guidelines:
• Bring it in your backpack; do not wear it to school.
• No weapons are allowed.
• No excessively scary or gory costumes. Remember, this is an elementary school with students as young as five. If you have a question about whether a costume is appropriate for school, please have your child bring it in ahead of time and check with her/his teacher.
If you wish for your child to not participate in any Halloween-oriented activities, please let your child’s teacher know so that we may accommodate your family’s decision.
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Principal’s Message

We look forward to having you join your child’s teacher for conferences this week. The October conference creates a time for you and the teacher to sit together and discuss your child. This meeting “may” include some discussion of your child’s performance to date, but that is the focus of the report card that will come to you later in the year. Our staff have been working with this year’s classes for several weeks now,use this conference time to help your child’s teacher get to know her/him even better.
Thank you for your ongoing support,
John Simard
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Principal’s Message

At Brookside, we have The Three Big Rules: Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible. Students can get a Blue Jay Feather as recognition for acting safely, respectfully, or responsibly. I’d like to give you all a big imaginary Blue Jay Feather for being great models of these rules as you’ve entered and left our campus during student drop-off and pick-up times. In order to help with traffic flow we currently have areas for this at both the front and back of our school. Thank you for being both flexible and patient with the ongoing delays and detours.
Next week, the City of Lake Forest Park will begin a restoration project for Brookside Creek, which runs along the edge of our school adjacent to 35th Avenue NE. The project will include sediment removal and adding 70+ plants in the area. The City of LFP planned this with the aide and approval of Fish & Wildlife’s area habitat biologist for this region. We have been informed that the project should be completed that week and will not affect traffic flow during out drop-off and pick-up times.
Thank you for your ongoing support,
John Simard
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Mr. Woods – P.E.

I am excited to be starting my third year here at Brookside Elementary and want to spread the word about the Brookside PE Website.  It is an important tool for or PE program as it allows me to communicate with parents via a weekly blog explaining the happenings in the gym, gives me an easy place to host sign-ups for after school activities, and allows me to share general PE information (curriculum map, PE schedule, survey results, etc.).  Please check it out and let me know if you ever have any questions or concerns.

Have a great start to the school year!

Allyn Woods
Physical Education Specialist
Brookside Elementary
Shoreline School District

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Road Construction Update

IMG_2571178th Street from 37th Ave NE to Brookside Boulevard will be closed today (9/8/15) and will not reopen until sometime next week.
It will be closed to both vehicles and pedestrians, so Brookside families will not be able to park at Animal Acres Park and walk to school during this period.
Work continues to be done on 35th Ave. NE and 178th St. between 37th Ave. NE and 35th Ave. NE, but these will be open for your use.
Our student drop-off area at the back parking lot will continue as normal, but you will have to come down 178th St. from the west to get there. Buses will continue to drop-off and pick-up at Brookside. Please use caution and drive slowly through these areas.
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School Supply List 2015-2016

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