Red Ribbon Week continues at Brockbank. On Wednesday, October 20, 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 the students and teachers went outside and walked laps around the school. The students also received a red pencil symbolizing the fact that "Brockbank Students are Too Sharp to Take Drugs!"
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Brockbank Elementary Red Ribbon Week continued on Tuesday, October 19, with "Sock it to Drugs!" Students and faculty wore silly socks to school.
October 18-22, 2009 is Red Ribbon Week at Brockbank Elementary. Many exciting events have been planned for the week. Monday, Oct. 18, 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. To go along with the day's theme of joining hands together, each student made a paper hand where they then wrote or drew a pledge on it to not take drugs. In the afternoon, all the students joined hands to make one long chain around the school.
Brockbank celebrates students' birthdays in a super way this year. When it is a student's special day, he/she comes to the office and selects a book out of Pricipal Alison Hansen's basket of books. Students love choosing a book of their own and Mrs. Hansen enjoys signing each book and wishing each child a happy birthday. Funds for the books have come from hosting such successful book fairs each year. Our next book fair runs Oct 22 through Oct 28 with a special kick-off Dads & Donuts on Oct 22 at 7:40 am.
Kindergarten students at Brockbank Elementary recently celebrated Apple Day at school. The students participated in several different activities including tasting apples in several different forms; cut in slices, applesauce, pie, and juice; deciding which color of apple they like best, doing math and science activities involving apples, and illustrating their own apple books. It was a fun educational day that the students enjoyed.
Brockbank Elementary is happy to announce September's Hansen Heroes. Hansen Heroes are students that make good choices and set a good example in their classrooms.
Pictured are back row; Samantha Park, Shiann Smart, Stephanie Quiroz, Sydney Money, Principal Alison Hansen, Melanie Park, Shawn Nilson, and Taylor Swan. Middle row; Mason Olson, Caitlin Johnson, Reagan Marziale, Ashlyn Herbst, Hannah Wetzel, Paige Tomadakis, and Morley Bennett. Front row; Peyton Harrison, Ofa Lino, Chloe Evans and Katelyn Gappmayer. Absent from photo was Chase Holt and Austin Scheetz.
Congratulations to Brockbank's Foster Grandma Marie Hansen! Marie Hansen is a foster grandma at Brockbank in Mrs. Marcy Noorda's first-grade class and was recently honored by the Utah County Foster Grandparents for 17 outstanding years of service. The students in Mrs. Noorda's class love having Grandma Hansen in their class and look forward to seeing her everyday.
Brockbank's PTA recently awarded prizes to the students that excelled in the walk-a-thon. The walk-a-thon was a great success with several students walking over 100 laps. Fourth-grade student, Nicolas Aguero, was the overal winner walking 132 laps. Way to go Nicolas!
On Friday, September 24, fourth-graders at Brockbank Elementary attended a fun educational field trip to Canyon View Park located at the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon. Several parent volunteers helped out to make the day successful. The students were divided into small groups and each group rotated around the many stations that parents or teachers instructed. All of the activities focused on the environmental issues, particularly conservation of resources, that are part of the science curriculum in fourth grade.
Brockbank Elementary's Preschool and Kindergarten class are now the proud owners of 3 workable 'Steam Shovels'.
The HAPPY FACTORY located in Cedar City, Utah, donated the steam shovels along with several wooden toy cars, trucks, vans, and jeeps to the classes. Charles Cooley, Founder, stated, "We take some wood that would be wasted, mix it with some time that would be wasted, and make a toy to stimulate a mind so that is won't be wasted."