Friday, March 28, Brockbank Elementary third-graders held their Spelling Bee. The spelling bee is held in conjunction with the Spanish Fork Rotary Club and their donation of a dictionary for every third-grade student. Glen Roach, a member of the Spanish Fork Rotary Club and representative of Central Bank donated the dictionaries to Brockbank third-grade students in the fall. Spelling bees were held in the individual classrooms during the month of February and the top five winners from each class competed with each other to determine a winner. Classroom winners were from Mrs.
After the third and final week of collecting "Pennies for Patients" to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Brockbank students brought in another $637.19 with a total of all three weeks of $2,029.72 . Brockbank's goal was to raise $1,000 and to teach students that each of them has the power to make a difference by bringing in their quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, so with the combined efforts of all the students we doubled our goal raising over $2,000. The money raised will be used to care for cancer patients and to help with research.
The Spanish Fork Junior High School Band visited Brockbank Elementary sixth-graders to get them excited so they will want to take band next year in junior high. Mr. Matthew Wendell, the band teacher, explained the all the different instruments to the six-grade students . The junior high students played a musical piece for the sixth graders. Some of the band members are former Brockbank students.
March 3-7 was National School Breakfast Week, "Take Time for School Breakfast". National School Breakfast Week is all about educating students, parents, and the community about the benefits of healthy school breakfast. Brockbank's lunch department held a contest were students could draw a picture and submit it. The school's winning picture was then submitted to the District Office to be judged there. Hunter Pace was Brockbank's winner. Congratulations Hunter!
Brockbank Elementary held their "Dad's and Donuts Fiesta Event" on Friday, March 14. It was the kick-off for the annual spring book fair hosted by the PTA. 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 a doughnut. Thank you to the PTA for sponsoring this fun morning!
After the second week of collecting "Pennies for Patients" to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Brockbank students brought in another $476 with a total of the two weeks of $1392. The winning class for the second week was Mrs. Kristel Peterson's sixth-grade class. Three classes have brought in over $100 and have earned a Bronze Pennant- Mrs. Amberly Kariuki's afternoon class, Mrs. Lisa Bird's class, and Mrs. Carolyn Creer's class. There are four other classes really close to earning a Bronze Pennant and they are Mrs. Louise Crook's, Mrs. Janna Runolfson's, Mrs.
Tuesday, March 11, some members of the Spanish Fork High School PTSA (Parent Teacher Students Association) came to Brockbank. PTSA is a club that helps students get involved in their community by promoting spirit to area school that will be attending Spanish Fork High school. The high school students interacted with the sixth-graders playing team building games, the sixth-graders really enjoyed spending time and connecting with these students. Most of the students that came were former Brockbank students, it was fun to see these students come back to Brockbank!