Brockbank's librarian, Mrs. Peggy Rothaug, is always doing something fun in the library for students to learn. She recently read the book, "On Halloween Night", by Harriet Ziefert. It is a story about a little girl named Emily getting dressed to go out on Halloween night. What costume will she wear? She has a cape that her grandma bought to go with the skirt that her grandpa brought. There are socks with stripes on the side, a purse with strings untied. She has a necklace all twisty and black, and a spooky pointed hat.
Brockbank Elementary celebrated Halloween by having their annual parade around the school. Students had the opportunity to show off their costumes to parents, grandparents, and other students. Also to help celebrate room parents came to the school and hosted some fun holiday activities, and brought yummy treats to the classrooms.
Recently the kindergarten students at Brockbank Elementary spent the day at Cornbelly's Corn Maze at Thanksgiving Point. They enjoyed participating in educational activities learning about farming and agriculture. The highlight of the day was a hayride to the pumpkin patch where each student got to pick their own pumpkin to take home with them. We appreciate the Herbst family
for allowing our school to come and enjoy the day!
Brockbank Elementary held their annual "Dads and Doughnuts" on Friday, October 22. The students, along with their dads, moms, grandparents, or other special family members were able to come and browse for books through the book fair and then enjoy doughnuts and juice. Brockbank students and faculty would like to thank the PTA for sponsoring this fun morning.
Red Ribbon Week continues at Brockbank. On Wednesday, October 20, it was "Play Hard, Play Clean!" The students had the opportunity of dressing up in their favorite activity or sports uniform. The students learned how important it is to remember to stay healthy and stay active, physically and mentally. A healthy mind is less likely to take drugs! For a fun activity the students and teachers went outside and walked laps around the school. The students also received a red pencil symbolizing the fact that "Brockbank Students are Too Sharp to Take Drugs!"
October 18-22, 2009 is Red Ribbon Week at Brockbank Elementary. Many exciting events have been planned for the week. Monday, Oct. 18, was "Join Hands to Take a Stand Against Drugs!" The students were encouraged to wear red and were given a red wristband to wear and pledge to stay drug free. To go along with the day's theme of joining hands together, each student made a paper hand where they then wrote or drew a pledge on it to not take drugs. In the afternoon, all the students joined hands to make one long chain around the school.
Brockbank celebrates students' birthdays in a super way this year. When it is a student's special day, he/she comes to the office and selects a book out of Pricipal Alison Hansen's basket of books. Students love choosing a book of their own and Mrs. Hansen enjoys signing each book and wishing each child a happy birthday. Funds for the books have come from hosting such successful book fairs each year. Our next book fair runs Oct 22 through Oct 28 with a special kick-off Dads & Donuts on Oct 22 at 7:40 am.
Kindergarten students at Brockbank Elementary recently celebrated Apple Day at school. The students participated in several different activities including tasting apples in several different forms; cut in slices, applesauce, pie, and juice; deciding which color of apple they like best, doing math and science activities involving apples, and illustrating their own apple books. It was a fun educational day that the students enjoyed.