Brockbank Elementary first-graders celebrated the holiday season by having a Polar Express Day on Tuesday, December 19. 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. That afternoon they got to watch the movie, "Polar Express".
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!
Brockbank third-grade students all through the month of December filled the halls of the school with cheery Christmas music. On Thursday, December 14, the third-grade classes put on a Christmas program for the rest of the students and then that evening for their parents and families to enjoy. It is a great way to get in the Christmas spirit. The students did a great job!
Hello, Brockbank Families!
Thanks for your support for our sock drive! We had such great support and were able to help out the homeless shelters!
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas break! I hope you will be safe in your travels and will be able to spend time with friends and family! There is really such magic when you spend special times of the year with children!
This year, Brockbank's faculty and staff decided instead of having a Christmas party they would donate gifts to give to children in local hospitals. With the generosity of everyone we were able to fill several boxes and bags to be taken to Mountain View Hospital, Utah Valley Hospital, and Orem Community Hospital.
December 6, students that met their reading goal for the previous month got invited to attend a reading reward activity. The students got a cup of hot chocolate, a cookie and got to listen to Principal Nelson read Christmas stories! Each month Principal Nelson invites students that have met their reading goal to a reading reward activity. Please encourage your child to read and to turn in his/her reading calendar!
Brockbank kindergarten classes read books about "Gingerbread Men". For a class activity Mrs. Tara Farr and Miss Clarissa Putnam's classes each made a big gingerbread man and decorated it. When they went to get the cookie out of the oven to eat it, he was gone. The gingerbread man had left the students clues around the school of where to find him. Finding the clues helped the students become more familiar with the school. The clues finally led the students back to where they started and they found the gingerbread man waiting for them. They enjoyed eating the cookie!
Friday, December 8, Brockbank fifth-grade students having completed their Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) training taught by Officer Bryan DeWitt of the Spanish Fork Police Department graduated. Officer DeWitt taught the students several lessons on drugs and ways to avoid drug use. He stressed the influences that drugs can have and the potential dangers. As part of the D.A.R.E. requirements, students were encouraged to write an essay on what they have learned.
As part of our “Building a Community,” Brockbank is having a sock drive! We are collecting new socks to give to the homeless shelter. All types of socks are needed and can be turned in to the office or your child’s classroom. This sock drive will go until December 15th. Thanks for your support!