Principal’s Message

Brookside Carnival Success!
I hope that you had an opportunity to join us at our annual carnival. It was really a great time with so many fun games and things to do. If you came early, you may have even seen a rather wet principal in the dunk tank! Thank you so much to staff and volunteers for making this event a great success for our Camp Orkila fundraising, including the superb event coordination of Josh Furman and Ellyn Saunders.
Alice In Wonderland – A Wonderful Musical!
I had the great pleasure of seeing the Saturday performance of The Amazing Ever-Changing Alice in Wonderland and must say that I was quite impressed with all aspects of the show directed by Melani Lyons and Rob Jones. It is wonderful to see so many of our students participating in such a high quality production on the Shorecrest stage. Thank you to our hard-working performers, Dandylyon Drama staff, and all of the many volunteers that made this production possible.A
Great Evening of Music…and a 2nd Round Coming!
Brookside fifth and sixth graders recently showcased their ever-growing instrumental skills at a concert on May 13th. Unfortunately, I was not able to be at this event, but I’ve been told that it was very well attended by many proud grown-ups who were very impressed with how their children sound playing together. Fortunately, our musicians perform again on June 5th at 2:35 PM so that I and all of our students may enjoy their schoolmate’s work. Thank you to Bob Phillips and John Ames for your great work with our budding musicians.
Thank you for your continued support,
John Simard
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Kindergarten Registration

Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 4.02.11 PMForms are available in the school office for kindergarten registration for the 2015-16 school year.
The registrations are flying in. Tell your neighbors who have kids who will be 5 years old by August 31, 2015 to come on down and fill out the forms.
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A Message from the LFP Police

Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 3.57.32 PMPlease remember that students under 12 years of age
are NOT allowed to ride in the front seat of your car.

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Field Day Volunteers Needed!

Field Day is coming Wednesday, June 17th, from 1:30-3:10 pm and we need your help! This is always one of the highlights of the year for many kids and we need lots of family support to make it successful.
If you are able to volunteer on the 17th, please follow this link to sign up.
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Principal’s Message

Join Us to Help the Needy of Nepal
Brookside students in Rooms 103, 104, & 105 have been corresponding for months with pen pals who live outside Kathmandu. Thankfully, those children were not harmed in the recent earthquake; however, their community is in a time of great need due to the devastation.
Science Fair Success!
I hope that you had an opportunity to see all of the wonderful scientific inquiries made by our students displayed at our Science Fair last week. It was a very fun event with various hands-on displays of scientific principals, dozens of intriguing student science projects, and of course the very eggciting Egg Drop. More than 40 egg protection designs were tested on Friday evening by being dropped from a cherry picker elevated approximately 3-4 stories high. Many designs saved their small shelled pilots, but judges honored some that stood above the rest in specific categories.
Most Eggcellent Egg Protector: Taylor K.
Best Eggsterior Design: Darina T.
Most Eggclectic Container: Chris V.
Best Egg Roll: Summer S.
Biggest Crack Up: Tyler P.
Thank you to Kelly Stoecker for her work coordinating this event and to the following family members and staff for their work on this event: Cathy Roark, David Roark, and Leslie Eck.
Salmon Release
You may have noticed the salmon fry growing in the tank near the main entry over the past couple months; they’ve all begun the next chapter of there lives in the open water! Just before Spring Break, Brookside students excitedly conducted our annual salmon release into the waterway that flanks our campus. The continuation of this tradition only happens because of the dedication of family volunteers as well as current & retired staff members. Thank you to Tina Bafaro, Tom Dailey, Mary Martin-Smith, Jean Reid, Jim Siscel and Rheem Totah for your work during the event as well as to Katie Johnson, Corliss Liekkio, and Kevin Rodgers for coordinating getting our fry and fostering their growth leading up to the big day!
State Testing Update
After a small hiatus spanning Spring Break and our first week back, we will resume state testing with 4th and 5th graders working on English Language arts on different days this week. Fifth grade will finish their ELA portion next week along with our 6th graders. In the following weeks, our students will engage in math assessment with 5th graders working on science after that. Please see our testing schedule on the Brookside website for more information.
Thank you for our continued support,
John Simard
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School canceled on Monday, May 11; make-up day scheduled for May 22

Dear Shoreline School District Families:
The Shoreline Education Association (SEA), the union representing our teachers, and the Shoreline Educational Support Professionals Association (SESPA), the union representing our school support staff, have voted to participate in a one-day walkout on May 11, 2015.
Union leadership has been in contact with the District regarding this action and has emphasized that this is not a strike against the District, students, families or our community, but rather a way for staff to show solidarity with their colleagues across the state and send a message to legislators about the importance of adequate educational funding. We agree that the state has failed to fully fund K-12 education and must live up to its responsibility as mandated by the State Supreme Court.
As a result of the one-day walkout, the Shoreline School District is canceling school on Monday, May 11, 2015. The following activities will proceed as scheduled on May 11: AP testing; high school and middle school athletic practices and contests; and facility rentals. The Shoreline Children’s Center will be open for its regular preschool programs, but the extended day sites at our schools will be closed. Please check individual school websites for evening activities. Schedules for state assessments currently underway will be adjusted at the school level.
Due to school being canceled on May 11, a make-up day is now scheduled for Friday, May 22, a previously scheduled non-student day.
The District will keep you posted on new developments if they arise. We are truly sorry for the inconvenience that canceling school on May 11 may cause to you and your family.
If you have any questions, please send them to us at or contact the Public Information Office at 206-393-4412.
Rebecca Miner, Superintendent
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Things get Curiouser and Curiouser with Brookside’s Spring Musical

alice-logoCome see Brookside’s production of The Amazing Ever-Changing Alice in Wonderland on Friday May 15th, and Saturday, May 16th @7pm at the Shorecrest Performing Arts Center.  Bring your friends!  Bring your neighbors!  Bring your friends’ neighbors to a fun show for the whole family!
Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students/children ages 3+.  Tickets will be available at the door, but seating is assigned, so for the best seats possible, pre-order yours using the order forms that came home in the Boomerangs.  Or pick up an order form in the front office.  We’ll see you down the rabbit hole!
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Brookside Elementary Receives the 2014 Washington Achievement Award!

2014 Washington Achievement Award WinnerWashington Achievement Award winners are selected using the State Board of Education Revised Achievement Index and are based on statewide assessment data for the three previous years. The award is given in six categories: Overall Excellence, High Progress, Reading Growth, Math Growth, Extended Graduation Rate and English Language Acquisition. Brookside Elementary is being recognized for Reading Growth and is one of seven Shoreline schools being honored this year. Congratulations to all students, families, and staff who contributed to this great achievement!
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We Love Our PTA

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New Family Tours

Tuesday April 28 9:30-10:15
Tuesday May 19 9:30-10:15
These are tours for new families entering Brookside next fall, any grade.
Please call and reserve a spot: 206-393-4140.
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