November 2012

Brockbank Staff Spotlights!

Submitted by brenda.johnson on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 14:32
This weeks Brockbank staff spotlights are Mrs. Carolyn Creer and Mrs. Betty Baadsgaard. Mrs. Carolyn Creer is a third grade teacher at Brockbank. She and her husband live in Spanish Fork and have two sons and one daughter. All of their children have attended Brockbank, in fact Carolyn is teaching her youngest son, Ty, this year. Carolyn likes running, softball, traveling, watching her son play ball, and reading. She says she loves history and always wants to learn more about different time periods.

Brockbank Fourth Graders Perform Pioneer Program

Submitted by brenda.johnson on Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:36
On Monday, November 12, the fourth-grade students at Brockbank Elementary celebrated their Utah Heritage with a pioneer program. Students dressed in pioneer/cowboy attaire sang and danced like the pioneers did so many years ago. Parents were then invited to dance with thier student for some fun square dancing. It was a fun evening and everyone enjoyed themselves!

Members of Spanish Fork High School's PTSA Club Came to Brockbank!

Submitted by brenda.johnson on Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:15
Friday, November 9, 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. High School students that attended elementary school at Brockbank came and interacted with sixth-graders. The sixth-graders really enjoyed spending time and connecting with these students. It was fun to see these students come back to Brockbank!

Veterans Visit Brockbank!

Submitted by brenda.johnson on Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:51

Brockbank Elementary had some very special visitors come to our school to honor Veteran's Day. We are so proud of all of our veterans and enjoy having them come and talk to us each year. The program consisted of the fifth-grade students singing a patriotic song, a slide show presentation, and each of the veterans introducing themselves and talking to the students. It was a very touching assembly reminding us all why veterans are so important and about all the sacrifices that they have made for us so that we can be free.


Brockbank Fourth-Graders Perform a Play!

Submitted by brenda.johnson on Wed, 11/07/2012 - 16:34

Recently, Mrs. Larina Quispe's class has been learning about theater. Nebo School District Drama Specialist, Mrs. Lisa Bean came and helped the students get started. She held auditions and cast the students in the roles that they would be playing. Students worked hard getting ready to perform their play for their family and friends. The script was from the book, "The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything" by Linda Williams. The students did an excellent job and had a great time performing their play!


Brockbank Sixth-Graders Learn About Ancient Egypt

Submitted by brenda.johnson on Wed, 11/07/2012 - 11:49

The week of October 5 - 10, the sixth-grade learned about the pyramids. We learned about who, what, and why the pyramids are there. We even learned about the mysterious King Tut. One fun activity was we got to create our own sarcophagus out of paper. We used metallic paints to make them dazzling and bright. We also used oil pastels to create their amazing masks. Another activity we had fun with was mummifying a poor little stuffed animal! We took out all the stuffing and made them smell like disgusting dead people.

written by sixth grade student - Jalair Przybycien

Brockbank Kindergarteners Enjoy Field Trip to Cornbelly's!

Submitted by brenda.johnson on Mon, 11/05/2012 - 23:11
Tuesday, October 23, kindergarten students at Brockbank Elementary spent the day at Cornbelly's Corn Maze at Thanksgiving Point. It was a chilly day but the students still enjoyed all the activities. When asked what was their favorite thing about Cornbelly's they said they liked the pig races, the big slide, and climbing on all the wood toys like the castle, trucks, tractors, trains, ect. Each of the students got a small pumpkin to bring back with them. It was a fun day!

Brockbank Staff Spotlights

Submitted by brenda.johnson on Mon, 11/05/2012 - 22:37
Brockbank's staff spotlights this week are Mrs. Tara Farr and Mrs. RaDawn Anderson. Mrs. Tara Farr is a kindergarten teacher here at Brockbank. She and her husband live in Spanish Fork and have two daughters and one son. Her oldest daughter Kynslie attends school here at Brockbank and was in her mom's class last year. Tara likes teaching, reading, Disneyland, cleaning, organizing, scrapbooking, and children. Her favorites are the color purple, Twix candy bars, pizza, country singer Carrie Underwood, the Anne of Green Gables series, the movie- "Cinderella", eating at Brick Oven.

Brockbank Students Do Great Work!

Submitted by brenda.johnson on Sun, 11/04/2012 - 23:08
Brockbank School has students who work hard everyday. Teachers select students each month from their class whose work is exceptionally well done. They put the students' work on our Good Work Wall for the whole school to see. At the end of the month, Principal Alison Hansen goes into each classroom and celebrates with the students whose work was selected for the Good Work Wall and hands out a gift certificate from a local restaurant or a free movie ticket. Mrs. Janna Runolfson's class had five students in the month of October that received special recognition. Great job!

Brockbank Third Graders Recieve Dictionaries!

Submitted by brenda.johnson on Sun, 11/04/2012 - 23:04
Brockbank third graders were thrilled to receive dictionaries donated by Central Bank this week. Mr. Glen Roach, is a part of the Spanish Fork Rotary Club who has a goal of placing a dictionary in the hands of every third grade student. Each student put his/her name in the dictionary and is encouraged to use it during classwork and also at home. Mr. Roach has sponsored Brockbank Elementary for several years and we appreciate his continued support of our students. Third graders look forward every year to Mr. Glen Roach's visit and the dictionaries he brings.