Brockbank Elementary celebrated National School Lunch Week during the week of October 13-15. The school lunch program has made it possible for schools to serve wholesome and nutritious meals to students. To help celebrate the lunch staff drew names and the winners received a prize. Winners were Kodi Eagar, Emma Hathaway, Devin Watkin, Lance Hughes, Shelby Lunt, Kayzlee Robertson, Autumn Shaw, Isaac Bryson, Valeria Marquez, Austin Mateus, and Alejandra Greenhalgh. Absent from photo was Sydney Vincent.
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Friday, October 10, ten sixth-grade student officers had the opportunity to attend the Student Council Conference at BYU. Students heard from various presenters such as John Bytheway, Ryan Radebaugh, and Josh Hewlett who have all had a variety of leadership experiences to draw from and are experienced youth motivational speakers.
Congratulations to Brockbank's Foster Grandma Marie Hansen! Marie Hansen is a foster grandma in Mrs. Marcy Noorda's first-grade class and was recently honored by the Utah County Foster Grandparents for 21 outstanding years of service all of which has been at Brockbank. She is currently on her 22 year as a foster grandma. Marie is a remarkable lady, at 91 years old she still maintains a garden and still cans most of the food she grows. She enjoys crocheting, tying quilts, and collecting nutcrackers (which she loves showing off). Besides being a "grandma" to all the students in Mrs.
Recently, Brockbank fourth-graders went on a field trip to, This Is The Place Heritage Park. There students were able to take part in a ‘hands-on learning’ experience that complements the state curriculum for fourth-grade Utah History. Students participated in "life in Pioneer Times" which consisted of pushing a handcart. The students discovered what it was like to come West with a handcart.
Brockbank Elementary held their annual "Dads and Donuts" on Wednesday, October 15. The students, along with their dads, moms, grandparents, or other special family members came and were able to browse for books through the book fair and then enjoy a donut in the cafeteria. Brockbank students and faculty would like to thank the PTA for sponsoring this fun morning. The book fair will run the following week Oct. 20 - 23 before school, during lunch, and after school and all evening Thursday night during SEP conferences. The book fair will close Thursday evening.
Brockbank fifth-grade students as part of their D.A.R.E. program taught by Officer Bryan DeWitt 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.
Red Ribbon Week concluded Friday, October 10 with School Spirit Day. Students were encouraged to wear their school shirts or school colors (maroon or navy blue) to show that "Brockbank Elementary is Proud to be Drug Free! Also to help celebrate the PTA had another "Popcorn Friday" . They are going to sell popcorn every second Friday during lunch recess.
Red Ribbon Week continues at Brockbank. On Thursday, October 9, it was "Don't Let Drugs Capture You!" The students wore sports shirts and 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 some of the Spanish Fork High School athletes came to Brockbank during their lunch hour to play with students. Some of the high school students attended elementary school at Brockbank!
Brockbank is excited about our upcoming Book Fair which will kick off Wed. October 15 with our annual Dad's and Donuts! Make sure to bring your dad, mom, grandpa, grandma or any special family member on Wednesday morning from 7:45 - 8:30 AM to browse through the book fair and enjoy donuts and milk. The book fair will run the following week Oct. 20 - 23 before school, during lunch, and after school and all evening Thursday night during SEP conferences. The book fair will close Thursday evening.
Recently the entire sixth-grade participated in a Battle of the Greek Gods. This was an all-day activity at Swenson park where the students rotated and participated in many team-building activities. Each rotation included a task that required students to use strategies and work together to solve a problem. Brockbank sixth-grade teachers and students want to thank all the parents for their support and help! The students could not have had such a great experience without them! Many parents were able to come and help facilitate the activities as well as help with preparations ahead of time.