Friday, Sept. 30, Kindergarten students at Brockbank Elementary 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.
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On Friday, September 16, Brockbank had author, Mr. Gary Hogg, come and visit with the students. He encouraged them to all become great authors by using more descriptive words in their writing. He gave the students four tips in writing; 1- Authors are thinkers, 2- If you can think it you can write it, 3- When you write it put in lots of details, and 4- If you don’t have enough details, go back and revise. It was a great assembly to get the students excited about writing!
Brockbank School LOVES the support it gets from our two local grocery stores. Macey's has had a program for a few years, and Fresh Market has just begun a program this year, where patrons of our school turn in their receipt after they shop at one of those stores. The grocery stores will then tally up all the receipts collected for each neighborhood school and give a cash donation to each school in proportion to how many receipts they collect for each school. Last year, Brockbank's box collected the most receipts from Macey's and won out of all the Spanish Fork area schools - yeah!!
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. 15, the PTA held a room parent meeting where parent volunteers came in and met with teachers to help plan for the fun school year.
Brockbank Elementary is happy to welcome some new faces to our staff this year. We have three new teachers; Mrs. Ashley McDonald is teaching second grade, Mrs. Whitney Munns is teaching third grade, and Miss Stephanie Benson is teaching fifth grade. We are going to have a great year with these new additions to our staff.
Friday, Sept 2, Brockbank fourth-grade students help surprise their teacher, Mrs. RaDawn Pack with a "Hawaii 5-0" day. Teachers decorated her room and the students came dressed in Hawaiian clothes. In the afternoon there was a party for Mrs. Pack with several classes invited to attend. Happy Birthday Mrs. Pack!