I would like to thank the PTO for purchasing the Falcon Mascot. Their generosity allowed the Falcon to visit all of the classrooms at the end of the day today to wish the students a happy and safe holiday.
Important Reminder: NewBrook Winter Sports Will Begin On January 4, 2012. All activities have bus transportation!
Hopefully, this is not the 1st time you have read or heard about this year’s Winter Sports
Program. Each student in grades 1-6 should be signed up for a winter sport, which will begin on
January 4th the 1st Wednesday back after our Holiday Break. The Kindergarten students will
be doing their own winter sports activities at the school. Please direct any questions you have
concerning your child’s winter sports activity to the teacher coordinator.
Skating- David Parker(ext.114)
X-C Skiing and Snow Shoeing - Sue Biolsi(ext.112)
Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding - Marcia Wells(ext.115)
You may also e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have about any of
the above activities.
Down Hill Skiers and Snow Boarding at Stratton Mtn. Reminders
Signing up for these 2 activities is now closed. Bus Transportation is provided. Students leave
school around 11:30 and return around 4:30. It is greatly appreciated if drivers coming to pick
up returning students are prompt. Students need to always be prepared for the cold. Sunny in
Newfane does not mean sunny at Stratton. Parkas, snow pants, hats, mittens, dry socks, neck
gators, and goggles are a must. Helmets are also required to participate. If you can not get a
hold of any of these articles please let Marcia Wells know ASAP! Rentals are $7 and include
skis, boots and poles. Questions? Contact: Marcia Wells at school (365-7536 ext. 115) or by email
Two instructor clinics will be offered. If you have signed up to instruct you are required to
participate in at least one of the clinics. Choices are either Sunday, January 1st or Monday, the
2nd. The clinics are held in the afternoon from 1 to 4.
Free ½ day Sundays at Stratton for all JISP participants are the 1st & 8th of January, the
5th and 26th of February, the 18th of March. Free All Day at Stratton is March 5th and 6th
(Monday, Tuesday, which is town meeting) and Sunday, April 1st. The 2 free Sundays at
Bromley Mtn are January 22 and March 4th.
Below I have posted some pictures of the NewBrook Holiday concert for those of you who could not attend. The students and Mrs. Ullman did a fantastic job!
Today we had our first ever NewBrook all school sing. All the kids were excited to sing holiday favorites like Frosty the Snow Man, Rocking Around the Christmas Tree, Jingle Bells and many others. I also took the opportunity to acknowledge our January Student of the Month and all of the students who received the Falcon Award.
The Falcon Award is given to students from any adult in the building that recognizes when the student is doing a random act of kindness or had made an improvement in their school work and/or effort. The top part of the award is mailed home and the bottom half is put into a raffle where a name is drawn during school sing from the list of students who had received a Falcon award for that particular month.
The student of the month can be viewed by clicking on the heading at the top of the page. I would also like to thank all the parents who attended this mornings' school sing and hope to see more parents attending as the months go on. Our next school sing will be towards the end of January. Thanks to everyone in the NewBrook Community for such a great year so far. Have a Safe and Happy Holiday.
It will soon be time for elections of town officials. The Newfane School Board will have 3 vacancies on the ballot at the upcoming vote at Town Meeting on March 6, 2012. Although elected as a Newfane School Board member, the majority of work is accomplished as a member of the Brookline and Newfane Joint School Board. All members of the Newfane board serve on the Joint Board. Regular meetings are held monthly. Vacancies include 2 seats for 1 year each and 1 seat for 3 years. If you are interested in running, please contact Kim Friedman, School Board Chair, at email@example.com or at 348-7988 for more information.
Take a look at the awesome powerpoint presentation Mrs. Branley put together. The students did a great job researching, reporting and making art about their insects. Great work!
Everyone will enjoy tasty pizza from La Toscanella in Dover.
The 6th graders will be sponsoring this fund raiser once this month. December 9th pizza will arrive here at 3PM. You need to pick up your order by 4:30PM.
Click Below to Download and Print out an order form. Forms due back by December 9th!
Kid's Night Out!! Parents Take a Break!
December 16, 2011, 6:30-9:00PM
Admission $10 for one child/ $15 for family (includes snack)
Benefits 6th grade trip to Montreal
Food! Fun! Gym! Arts and Crafts! Music! BINGO!
A parent or guardian must sign in all children.
All children need to be picked up and signed out by 9PM at the latest.
Open to students in grades 1 – 6
Click below to download and print out a permission form.
Kathy Dowd, an intensive services paraeducator here at NewBrook, will be presenting her culminating study "Special Education: Past, Present and Future" at Union Institute and University this Saturday, December 10th. All are welcome to attend her presentation. Click below to download her final, written work as well. Way to go, Kathy!
SCHOOL SING HAS ARRIVED!
I would like to first thank Mrs. Ullman for making this happen. I am pleased to announce that on December 22nd at 8:45 - 9:15 in the gym, we will be having our first school sing at NewBrook. This will be the first of our once a month gatherings that will take place. Following the singing segment each month, I will be presenting student awards for various accomplishments and contributions that they have made. As parents, please take advantage of this opportunity of coming together as a community for a 1/2 hr. each month to celebrate the accomplishments of the kids and have some fun. I look forward to seeing all of you.
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