Last year we finished first in Henrico County for the Goodwill Jean Drive, earning our PTSA $1000. This year’s drive is coming in April. Start looking for your gently used denim items to bring into our main office so we can take home the big check again this year.
Next week we will have a half day on April 7th as we lead into Spring Break. To help balance the classes we will start the week with a 5,6,7,8 blk day on Monday, April 3rd.
Hello Cub families,
It is time to put on your capes and be heroic! The boys and girls at Baker Elementary need our help. After the fire they suffered over the weekend (3/18/17), they could use financial help and supplies to get back on their feet.
If you would like to donate supplies please bring them by the Brookland main office and we will take them over to Baker. Here is the current list:
Baker Elementary School: Needed student supplies
- Pocket folders
- Loose notebook paper
- Glue Sticks
- Colored pencils
- Washable markers
- Dry-erase markers
- Hand sanitizer
- Composition books
- Resealable zipper-style bags (sandwich and gallon sizes)
Baker Elementary School: Needed teacher and classroom supplies
- Large pads of paper for classroom easels
- Sticky notes
- Vinyl folders
- Small rugs for reading centers
- Desk organizers
- Clear tape
- Masking tape
- Pens in various colors
- Gift cards for additional supplies
Also welcome are treats for teachers, such as snacks, Keurig-style coffee pods and bottled water.
Thank you Cubs for being HEROES for the Tigers of Baker!
Our first chance to show what we know is coming up on March 28th and 29th as our 8th grade English students get ready for the Writing SOL. Our Cubs have been working very hard to prepare for this big day. As we get ready all students should make sure they are rested, have fully charged computers on testing day, and are focused on doing their best as we show the world how awesome you are.
In our efforts to expand our open communication Brookland is joining the pilot program to give our parent’s their own access to Schoology. Schoology allows easy to access from any internet device and can be setup to send emails directly to your inbox with the most up-to-date information on your student’s progress. A letter was sent home last Tuesday (2/21/17) and provided instructions for creating your Schoology parent account. The information is also available on our school website if you missed the letter.
Want to know how to access Schoology? Want to know how your student is doing with their grades? Want to know what kind of assignments your student has? Click the graphic below and it will take you to the directions on how to access Schoology! Or watch this video by clicking HERE!
The Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED) at Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering is seeking to increase the numbers of students who pursue and earn engineering degrees.
Imagination Day Camp – Rising 7th and 8th Graders!
For the summer of 2017, Virginia Tech will be offering a residential component to their Imagination day camp for rising 7th and 8th graders, targeting students in the Richmond area. A bus will pick up students in Richmond on Sunday, July 9 and return them on Friday, July 14, 2017. They will stay in a Virginia Tech dorm with VT undergraduate student chaperones and eat at the dining hall. This is a FREE program! All costs are being covered through the generous support of The BRADLEY DEPARTMENT of ELECTRICAL and COMPUTER ENGINEERING at Virginia Tech. We are looking for 10 girls and 10 boys to take advantage of this amazing opportunity. There will be an additional 40 day students attending the camp from 9 AM – 4 PM each day.
Students can apply online or by paper. A teacher recommendation is also required. A paper brochure/application and teacher recommendation can be accessed here https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B92myMKCzZGFaXQ2bm8yS1hBR1E?usp=sharing. Application deadline is April 28, 2017.
BLAST – Rising 9th Graders!
For rising 9th graders, we also offer the BLAST (Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology) program, a dynamic three-day residential summer experience on the campuses of Virginia Tech, Old Dominion University, and the University of Virginia for rising 9th and 10th graders. Through innovative hands-on experiences taught by faculty members and staff, students will explore the fun and excitement of STEM while residing on a college campus. BLAST is geared to students who may have an interest in or an underlying aptitude for STEM academics, but have not yet discovered the excitement of STEM. Virginia Tech sessions run from July 16 – 19 and July 23 – 26, 2017. There is no cost to attend, but participants must supply their own transportation to and from Blacksburg . Online application deadline is February 6, 2017.
A full listing of Virginia Tech’s outreach programs can be found here.
For further information, you may contact:
Dr. Kim Lester: Coordinator for Pre-College Outreach:
Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity:
College of Engineering / Virginia Tech: 1 (540) 231-7337
If you are looking for ways to support the Hero Movement @ Brookland, then try these out for the perfect fit:
- Remember to get your PTSA membership for only $5.00 for each family member.
- Link your, Kroger and Walmart cards with BMS so we get a little bit from each of your purchases.
- Collect those Box Tops for Education and bring them to the main office.
- Donate an hour of your time this year to help out on our campus.