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Wednesday, December 19, Brockbank's employees met in the library for a Christmas Social! Games were played, yummy treats eaten, door prizes were given, white elephants exchanged, lots of laughing, and a fun time had by all that came! It was a fun way to relieve the stress of the coming holidays by getting together and enjoying each others company! Brockbank has a great faculty and staff!
Brockbank Elementary got ready for the Christmas break by having a school wide Christmas Sing-A-Long. Each grade got to perform a song or songs for the rest of the school. All of the students did a great job and it really got everyone in the Christmas spirit. Mrs. Pat Richardson played the piano for the students to enjoy!
The Bank of American Fork's annual "Project Teddy Bear" ended with great success. Spanish Fork High School's Letterman Club invited Brockbank Elementary and Canyon Elementary to join with them and the Bank of American Fork in collecting stuffed animals for at-risk children in local treatment centers. Students brought in new or gently used stuffed animals to help in this cause. 1,452 stuffed animals were collected by the three schools and taken to the Bank of American Fork.
Brockbank Elementary first-graders celebrated the holiday season by having a Polar Express Day on Thursday, December 20. They earned this day by meeting their classroom reading goals. Each first-grade class had to fill their Polar Express train car and in order to accomplish this, each student had to read at least six books. As a reward for meeting this goal, students got to wear pajamas to school; make Polar Express trains out of HoHo's, starlight mints, and chocolate bells; make engineer hats out of paper; and received a bell to wear.
Second-grade students at Brockbank Elementary celebrated the Christmas season by presenting a special program on Thursday, December 20, to their parents and grandparents. The students enjoyed entertaining their families by singing several Christmas songs. After the program, the students and their parents returned to their classroom to decorate gingerbread houses. It was a fun day!
Brockbank fifth-grade students had a great time making Christmas presents for their parents or grandparents. Each student made a hand-stitched Christmas picture that took many hours of hard work. The students were so excited that many students asked to make a second or even third hand-stitched picture!