NEW! Brookside now has a daily breakfast program!

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Offerings change daily and include cereals, fruit, muffins, yogurt, breakfast bars and more.  JOIN US!
Time: 8:55 am every school day
Cost: $1.75 or FREE to all students on the free/reduced lunch program!

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Mr. John Simard – Brookside’s New Principal

I join Brookside after leading Sunnyside Elementary School in San Francisco since 2010. Prior to my work there, I completed my graduate work at UC Berkeley, worked as an elementary instructional coach, and taught upper grade elementary students in San Jose. As Sunnyside’s principal, I worked closely with the staff and community to build upon existing structures at the school enhancing student engagement and achievement. Our work together culminated in Sunnyside receiving the California Distinguished School Award in June 2014. I look forward to working with Brookside’s staff and community to further develop the instructional program here for the betterment of our school and students.

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Supply List for 2014-2015

The Brookside staff has prepared the following list of recommended supplemental school supplies. It helps the school year get off to a good start if children are able to bring their supplies the first day of school. Please mark the large items such as backpacks, ring binders and crayon boxes with your child’s name in permanent marker.
All Grades (except 4th) are requesting hand sanitizer to keep in the classroom for use during the year – pump bottles or refills would be very much appreciated!

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Congratulations!

Two very important people at Brookside are leaving us for retirement this year. After 40 years of teaching (each), Mrs. Travis and Mrs. Noble will be riding off into the sunset after the last day of school.
Congratulations! You will be missed.

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Sign up now for Shoreline Science Fair May 31

The second annual Shoreline Science Fair and STEM Career Expo will be held from 10 p.m. to 2 p.m. on May 31 at Shoreline Community College. All students K-12 are invited to submit projects! Click for registration information.
The STEM Career Expo will feature experts from the community, including Boeing, UW and SCC. For more information, contact event chair Ray Koelling.
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Entries sought for Junior Art Show and 2014-15 District Wall Calendar

June 4th is the due date for the submission of student artwork for the annual Shoreline Arts Festival  Junior Art Show! This is the contest from which artwork is selected for the 2014-15 District wall calendar. Here is the link to the art show applications.
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Teacher Appreciation Week

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josephinePTA has selected 5th grade teacher Josephine Jordan as Brookside’s Outstanding Educator.
Additionally, Jody Schlachter was selected as Brookside’s Outstanding Advocate.
Congratulations to both Josephine and Jody!

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Scholastic Book Fair!

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The Scholastic Book Fair is coming with something for everyone.
We will open during the school day from March 31 to April 4 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM. All proceeds from sales of books helps fund the purchase of new library books. Parent volunteers needed. Call Mr. Rodgers @ 206.393.4145.
If you are not able to come to the Book Fair, you can order online and our school will still get credit for your purchase. Online ordering available Mar 26 – Apr 15  only!

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BKS Traffic Safety Forum

We will be having a BKS Traffic Safety Forum April 1st at 7 p.m. Principal Kathryn Noble, Kevin Rodgers, and Mayor Mary Jane Goss will be attending. We are waiting to hear back from the Chief of Police of LFP, City Administrator and the City Engineer of LFP. It will be an opportunity for parents, school and city administrators, tax payers, and BKS staff to address concerns and hopefully open up dialogue to put the wheels of change in motion. We invite you to attend and ask that you please invite your BKS peers.
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