Brookvale PTA November 2018 Newsletter
Fri, Nov 2 8:24am
Brookvale Elementary

November PTA News

Bronco Gallop

The Bronco Gallop on October 19th marked a great start this school year. Thank you to the entire Brookvale Community for supporting the PTA at our Bronco Gallop! We can’t do what we do without all of you. Based on the most recent tally of donations received, we are facing a a shortfall of about $4000 from our budgeted ask, so, we will looking at budget cuts and ways to improvise the funding for various activities proposed. We request your attendance for the upcoming PTA meeting in December, as we hope to be voting on our revised budget in this meeting. Your inputs are vital to our decision making, so please attend and vote. It’s not too late to donate at www.!

December PTA Meeting

Please note that our next PTA meeting is on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. The November PTA meeting is cancelled due to clashes with election night and parent-teacher conferences.

Reflections Awards Assembly

At the December 11th meeting, we are also hosting the Reflections Awards Assembly for Brookvale students. The National PTA Reflections program at Brookvale saw one of the highest participation rates we have had in the past few years. We have received an amazing 50 entries from our students! Our judges are currently evaluating the artwork received. Please be sure to keep an eye out for look for our emails and updates on Konstella, with the names of the Reflection winners for this year, in the next few weeks.

We welcome all of you to attend the awards ceremony and vote on the revised budget in the December 11th meeting. Time: 6.15pm to 7.30pm in the MPR.

Brookvale Choir

We are also very excited to announce that the popular Brookvale Choir, taught by our own, Karen Madsen, is back this year, beginning Nov 9, 2018. Please remember to check out Konstella and Peachjar flyer for details regarding registration!


November PTA Events

Please check the Konstella calendar for updates, and email with questions.

November 2nd - Family Movie Night: Lilo and Stitch
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Movie starts at 6:00 p.m. in Brookvale’s Multipurpose Room
Free Admission. Please bring change if you wish to purchase snacks, drinks, or pizza. Proceeds benefit 6th Grade science camp. Don’t forget to bring your pillows, blankets, or lounge chairs. Children are not to be dropped off. Parents must accompany their children at all times!

November 4th - Choir Registration opens
Registration for the PTA-sponsored after school choir Session One (grades 4, 5, & 6) will open at 7am. Online registration is at Brookvale PTA Choir Fall 2018.

November 7th - Diwali Cultural Celebration
Brookvale PTA is planning a fun-filled Indian style “flash mob” on Wednesday November 7th, at 8 am. We want to mark this very auspicious time in various Indian traditions and would like adults and children from the community to participate and join us in this celebration. Dress up in festive colorful clothes and dance to the music! For more info, Email us: or

November 13th - Chipotle Dine-out Fundraiser
Join Brookvale PTA at Chipotle at 2760 Mowry Ave on Tuesday, November 13th for a dine-out fundraiser. Chipotle will donate 33% of your purchase back to Brookvale PTA
Remember to bring you Chipotle flyer (download at with you, have it ready to show on your mobile device, or just mention Brookvale PTA at checkout.


School Events and Reminders

Please direct any questions about school events directly to the school office, as there may be changes and updates to this list. Reminders and updates on Konstella will only be sent for PTA events, and not school events. Thank you!

November 12th - Veteran’s Day, no school

November 13-16th - Parent Teacher Conferences

November 15th - Special Minimum Day

November 16th - Fall Picture Make-up Day

November 30th - Family Bingo Night in MPR from 600-730 pm. Cost is $5 per player and players will play 5 games and have a chance to win a $25 gift card.