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September 2009

Brockbank Holds Annual Walk-A-Thon

Submitted by ts on Wed, 09/30/2009 - 11:37
Pictured with fifth-grade teachers, Sally Nelson and Cynthia Loreen are fifth-grade students; back L to R-Cassidy Tharp, Mckell Stone, Kassidy Groves, Swade Jorgensen, Chance Ripple, Wyatt Baum, and Colton Sleper. Front- Randall Huff and Brady Gordon

Brockbank PTA along with Brockbank faculty recently held their fourth annual walk-a-thon fundraiser. It was a great success with lots of support from the students and parents. Students, along with many of their parents, walked laps around a track set up on the grass field as a way to exercise and raise money for the school. The funds will purchase four audio enhancement sound systems for classrooms that will complete our goal set several years ago to equip every classroom with these systems. They help every student better hear classroom instruction.

Fourth-Graders Enjoy Educational Field Trip

Submitted by ts on Fri, 09/25/2009 - 13:13
Pictured is parent volunteer, Derek White and Brockbank fourth-graders learning about environmental issues at Canyon View Park.

Fourth-graders at Brockbank Elementary recently attended a fun educational field trip to Canyon View Park located at the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon. Several parent volunteers helped out to make the day successful. The students were divided into small groups and each group rotated around the many stations that parents or teachers instructed. All of the activities focused on the environmental issues, particularly conservation of resources, that are part of the science curriculum in fourth grade.

Brockbank Sixth-Graders Learn About Heat

Submitted by ts on Mon, 09/14/2009 - 17:39
Pictured holding their projects are sixth-grade winners from L to R; Alexis Lanegan, Elise Wilson, Payton Sorensen, and Makayla Olson (not pictured is Lauren Mockett)

The sixth-grade students at Brockbank Elementary have been learning about heat for the past few weeks.  Students learned about the different ways that heat transfers, as well as conductors and insulators.  One of the assignments during this unit was for students to create the best insulating cups.  The only stipulation for the cup was that it needed to be able to hold at least one ice cube.

Brockbank Students Learn How to Be a Good Friend!

Submitted by ts on Mon, 09/14/2009 - 17:21
Pictured from L to R is Emma Runolfson, Landon Nielsen, Garyn Jensen, Mrs. Kristel Peterson, Mr. Ryan Murray, and Brooklyn Pintar

Brockbank Elementary has a fantastic character education program! Each month, a different group of teachers act out a common scenario that could happen any day at school.

Marvin and Jessie (a.k.a. Mr. Ryan Murray, sixth-grade teacher, and Mrs. Kristel Peterson, second-grade teacher) are "students" at Brockbank who have differenet experiences each month that they share with the students.

Brockbank Has Great Parent Volunteers!

Submitted by ts on Wed, 09/09/2009 - 16:51
Pictured are some of the wonderful parent volunteers from L to R; Tiffany Beus, Tami Christensen, Jenny Perkins, Shaunie Critchfield, and sixth-grade teacher Ryan Murray.

Brockbank Elementary is getting ready for a great school year, but we can't do it alone. Brockbank is lucky to have great parent volunteers that are willing to come and help in the classrooms. Thursday, Sept. 3, the PTA held a room parent meeting where parent volunteers came in and met with teachers to help plan for the fun school year.

Mary Briggs Retires As Librarian at Brockbank Elementary

Submitted by ts on Wed, 09/09/2009 - 14:48
Mary Briggs Retires from Brockbank.

Mary Briggs has recently retired as the librarian for Brockbank Elementary School. Mary began working at Brockbank School at the beginning of the 1984-85 school year. In her twenty-five years at Brockbank, Mary has been a favorite among students and faculty. Mary has been a constant in a faculty that experiences changes each year. She is one of the first to welcome new faculty and staff members and instantly makes people feel welcome. She has worked for 3 of the 4 principals at Brockbank Elementary and has enjoyed positive relationships with each one.

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