Brockbank fifth-grade students are almost finished completing their D.A.R.E. program taught by Officer Bryan DeWitt. The students have been learning several lessons about drugs and ways to avoid the many influences in their lives that might lead them down dangerous paths. One of the fun activities fifth-graders got to do was to see Officer DeWitt's patrol car and see all the equipment that he uses to do his job. He showed them how some of it works and how he uses it in his job. Students have really learned a lot this year and are looking forward to graduating from D.A.R.E. on Tuesday, November 29, 2011.
Brockbank Elementary held their annual "Dads and Doughnuts" on Monday, October 24. 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 milk. Brockbank students and faculty would like to thank the PTA for sponsoring this fun morning.
Tuesday, October 18, 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. They especially enjoyed the hayride. Brockbank kindergarten students really appreciate the Herbst family for allowing them to come and enjoy the day!
Recently sixth-grade students from Brockbank Elementary had the opportunity to visit the BYU Planetarium. Before they went into the planetarium, students enjoyed experimenting with the demonstrations and gadgets that are throughout the lobby of the Eyring Science Center. During the presentation at the planetarium,the sixth-grade students were amazed and intrigued by the information they were given and the different objects that they were shown in the night sky.
Brockbank third graders were thrilled to receive dictionaries donated by Central Bank recently. Glen Roach is a part of the Spanish Fork Rotary Club. The Rotary Club has a goal of placing a dictionary in the hands of every third grade student. Each student put his/her name in the dictionary and is encouraged to use it during classwork and also at home. Mr. Roach has sponsored Brockbank Elementary for several years and we appreciate his continued support of our students. Third graders look forward every year to his visit and the dictionaries he brings.
We are excited about our upcoming Book Fair which will begin on Monday, October 24th! This year our fair will be online as well. This means you can have family and friends click on this link below and place an order from the scholastic store. The books will be delivered to the school about a week after the fair closes. This is a great way to get for grandparents & other family to help support our book fair & get their Christmas shopping done early! The online book fair will be open from October 16th - November 5th. The books will be delivered to the school about a week after we close our fair. We can send the books home with your children or you can come in and pick them up.
To continue with Red Ribbon Week, Thursday, October 13, was "Living Drug Free is No sweat". Students and faculty wore sweats. As an activity each class created a banner with a drug free theme and at the end of the day there was a drug-free banner parade. Everyone went outside and two students for each class carried their classes banner around the school. Judges voted and picked out the four top banners. All of the classes did a great job! It was very hard to pick but the winners were; first place went to Mrs. Alexandra Dedrickson's fifth-grade class whose banner had the theme, "You Can Bank on Us to Stay Away from Drugs!" Other winners were; Mrs. Kristel Peterson's second-grade class, "Be Smart, Don't Start!", Mrs. Louise Crook's second-grade class, "We Are Smartie Pants, We Say No to Drugs" and Mrs. Sally Nelson's class, "Sock It to Drugs!" Congratulations to the winners! Each winning class received a prize.
Wednesday, October 12, for Red Ribbon Week students wore purple to represent that, "Brockbank Students Stand United Against Violence". Teachers reinforced the importance to students of being violence free. At the end of the day Principal Alison Hansen drew two names of students wearing purple and they each won a gift bag donated by Terry and Louise Crook from Chick-fil-A. Thanks to kindness of not only Mr.and Mrs. Crook, but to Penny Giles, who was able to get donations from several businesses; Deana Hill from State Farm, Trent Hartl from LKQ, Sergio Martins from Matins Collision Repair, Rocky's and also David and Jackie Almodova for the BYU gifts. Because of these generous people, teachers have been able to hold classroom drawings each day for lucky students wearing their red wrist bands to win a fun gift. By the end of the week each student should be able to take something home.
Red Ribbon Week continues at Brockbank. On Tuesday, October 11, 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 high school athletes from various sports came to Brockbank during their lunch hour to play with students. A lot of the high school students attended elementary school at Brockbank and have sibblings at Brockbank.
October 10-14 2011 is Red Ribbon Week at Brockbank Elementary. Many exciting events have been planned for the week. Monday, Oct. 10, 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.