February 2018 Newsletter
Art and Cultural Enrichment at Brookvale
Brookvale parents have communicated that we value art, music, and cultural enrichment for our children. Exposure to a cultural education helps our kids thrive in an increasingly diverse society. PTA has been busy scheduling a variety of student assemblies and events to further that goal.
On January 25th, students enjoyed the Culture Loops performance, which featured lively Middle Eastern and Latin American Music. A follow-up performance by Bal Du Kor, a West African trio, is scheduled for March 20th.
On February 8th we have a very special event planned, Kyle Tiernan Draw Along Assembly, which promises to be fun, engaging, active, and even cover some Common Core math standards.
Mark your calendars! We invite everyone to celebrate Lunar New Year with a sing-a-long on the morning of Wednesday, February 21st, from 8am to 8:10am. Practice videos are on our website, and practice sessions will be posted on Konstella, the website, and Facebook.
We will also have our first PTA-sponsored Music at Lunch on February 22nd (at 11:45am and 12:10pm), an erhu (a traditional Chinese instrument) performance. Both events are part of the school-wide International Week. Happy Year of the Dog!
PTA has additional money in our budget for cultural awareness events. Let us know if you would like to lead a celebration of your own cultural heritage for Brookvale kids. Email Jennifer at President.BrookvalePTA@gmail.com. Thanks!
You can find out details and links for all these assemblies on our website, www.brookvalepta.com.
Student Council Spirit Days and PTA Contests
February 2nd - Sports Day
February 9th - 100th Day of School
February 12th-23rd - Pennies for Patients
March 2nd - Read Across America to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday
Box Tops Monthly Contests
Parenting Resources through Konstella
One of Brookvale PTA’s goals is to strengthen our parent community. We are starting to introduce parenting resources to help families in our community and benefit all our kids.
On December 12th we held our first parent workshop, “Talking with Kids about Sex” with Anya Manes. We had a fantastic turnout, have heard great feedback, and this has given us encouragement to hold other workshops in the future. Resources from Anya’s workshop are available on Konstella.
We are also interested in sharing more parenting resources on our Konstella platform. If you are interested in participating, please sign into Konstella and join the “Parenting” social group.
If you have other suggestions, or resources you would like to share, please take advantage of the chat form and share away. Thank you!
February Movie Night
Friday, February 23rd is our next PTA-sponsored Movie Night!\!
Spring Spirit Wear Sale
PTA will also host a Spring Spirit Wear sale, with new styles and colors. Look for a flyer coming in March!
Save the Dates:
2/2 - Sports Spirit Day
2/8 - Kyle Tiernan Draw Along Assembly
2/9 - 100th Day of School
2/12 to 2/23 - Pennies for Patients Contest
2/13 - PTA Meeting, 6:30pm
2/14 - Valentine’s Day
2/19 - President’s Day, no school
2/20 - Spring pictures
2/20 to 2/23 - International Week
2/21 - Lunar New Year Singalong
2/22 - PTA-sponsored Music at Lunch
2/23 - Movie Night: The Emoji Movie
3/11 - Daylight Savings Time starts, “Spring forward!”
3/13 - PTA Meeting, 8:15am
3/20 - Bal Du Kor Assembly