Brooks Message 12.9.2019

Posted by Marie Palmer on 12/6/2019 2:00:00 PM

Dear Brooks Families,

We hope you have had a wonderful week.  Please read below for some important updates and reminders for the upcoming week.


Principal Chats

This year I will be holding four Principal Chats to allow parents the opportunity to come to Brooks and talk with me in a slightly structured environment. I will not have an agenda for these gatherings, rather, I will lead participants in a protocol to allow them to share what’s going well at Brooks, along with any concerns they may have. We will do this in a manner that allows information to be shared anonymously, thereby ensuring people feel comfortable to share information.


The purpose of this time is simply to inform the administration of things going on from the perspective of our parents and school community. I cannot commit to resolving anything during this time, as it is simply an opportunity for parents to bring awareness to strengths and areas of concern.


I hope you’ll join me on Thursday, December 12thfrom 2:00 – 3:00 for our second Principal Chat at Brooks!  


PTA Membership

I just wanted to take an opportunity to give a shout out to our fantastic PTA! At last night’s meeting, it was shared that this year’s membership is up 31% from last year! That is an incredible increase! If you have not joined the PTA, please consider doing so. Joining does not mean you will be signed up to be the president or that you have to attend all the meetings. There are a range of ways that you can contribute time and energy to the PTA, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our board members to ask how you can become a member and support the students and staff of Brooks. Our school continues to be a great place to learn and grow because of the strong community of students, families and staff. We want Brooks to continue to be a great community for all and serving on our PTA is one way to achieve this!


Book Fair

I am happy to say that our fall Book Fair was a HUGE success! Thanks to everyone that donated time working, those that visited it with their child(ren) and those that bought items. Additionally, a big thanks to the PTA for buying 150 books for students and for spending $1000 on books for staff! We appreciate all you do for our students and staff!


These are all the reminders for the upcoming week. We can’t wait to see you!




Marie Palmer