Brookview Banner

Picture Retakes

Picture retakes will be on Wednesday, October 25.    Students absent on picture day can have their picture taken at this time.  For retakes, please bring in your package of photos to be returned. If you have questions, please contact Lifetouch at 1-866-955-8342.

Harvest Cupcakes for Classroom Parties

Waukee Nutrition Services has created a special fall treat for this year’s classroom parties.  Harvest cupcakes are available for the fall harvest party on October 26.  These special cupcakes are only available for delivery on October 26.  Your order will be delivered to Brookview on party day.

The harvest cupcakes cost $10 per dozen and come in a choice of vanilla or chocolate cake with vanilla frosting. Please use RevTrak to order.

Brookview Carnival

The Brookview Carnival is quickly approaching!  This event is sponsored by the Brookview PTO and is an afternoon filled with fun for all Brookview families.  The Carnival will be held on Sunday, October 15, from 2:00-4:00 PM.  Activities include bounce houses, face and hair painting, spin art, a cake walk, and games.  New this year we will have an Airbrush Tattoo Artist and Motorized Animal Scooters to add to the fun!  All activities and refreshments are free!

In conjunction with the Carnival, we will be holding a raffle to raise money for the school.  In past years each classroom has prepared a themed basket to be raffled off at the end of the Carnival.  Based on feedback we have decided to eliminate the classroom baskets, and instead, reduce the themes to 6 baskets which will be collected at the school level.  We hope this alleviates some of the pressure from our teachers and families, and want to stress donations to this cause are 100% voluntary.  If you are interested in contributing to a basket, each of the links below will bring you to Sign Up Spots for the 6 themes.

Family Fun

Cyclone Pride

Hawkeye Pride

Waukee Warrior Pride

Parents Night Out

Taste of the Town

This is merely a guide and items not on the list are greatly appreciated as well.  Baskets are stationed in the hallway in front of Mrs. Peek’s office. Please have all donations to the school by the end of the day 10/12.  In addition to the above 6 baskets we have been able to gather items for additional raffles such as Disney Tickets, Omaha Zoo tickets, Blank Park Zoo tickets, Legoland Chicago tickets, Iowa Wild tickets, Barnstormers tickets, SuperCuts, Salon Vici, LipSense, Mary Kay, 7 Stone Pizza, Granite City, Panera Bread, and Subway.  We also have some great raffles for our BV students such as Principal for the Day, Vice Principal for the Day, Extra Recess, Pick the Friday Release Song, Lunch with a Teacher (which will also include Related Arts Teachers and Lunch with the Principal and Vice Principal).

Advance purchase raffle tickets are available for sale via RevTrak in increments of $1 and $5, with Disney as our only $5 Raffle at this time.  We have again opted to purchase our Cake Walk cupcakes through the school to ensure they are peanut free and have a cupcake fund via RevTrak in hopes to offset some of the cost.  Raffle tickets and cupcake donation links can be accessed here – RevTrack.
Click HERE for volunteer opportunities available 10/14 and 10/15 to make this year’s event a success!

All Carnival questions can be directed to Sarah Quang, sarahquang@gmail.com.  Thank you!

Conferences

Parent-Student-Teacher conferences will take place November 11-17. The online scheduling window will be open from October 20 to November 3.   Beginning October 20, use the following link to schedule your child’s conference www.canyoncreeksoftware.com/scheduler/ia/waukee.   The Password for Brookview Elementary is brookview.

Bundle Up For Recess

Students go outside for recess everyday unless the wind chill is 0 degress or below.  Students are not allowed to stay indoors for recess without a medical excuse.  Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately.  Hats and gloves are  important during the winter months.   Boots and snowpants are needed when there is snow on the ground.   On snowy days, students are required to stay on the blacktop unless they are wearing boots and snowpants.  Please remember to label all of your child’s winter clothing.

Lost and Found

Brookview’s Lost and Found is located outside the music room.  Please label all jackets, coats, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, water bottles and lunch boxes.  Please check the Lost and Found area often. Twice a year, at Winter Break and Spring Break, anything not labeled is donated to a charitable organization.

Substitute Associates Needed! 

Come join the Waukee Community School District as a substitute associate.

  • Flexibility: You choose when and where you want to work
  • Pay: $12.00 per hour
  • Experience: Gain great classroom skills

To apply go to https://www.waukeeschools.org/careers/career-opportunities/.  Questions: contact Amelia Clark @ 515-987-5161 ext, 4529

Health News

Classroom parties and birthday treats: No homemade treats or food items are permitted.  All treats must be commercially prepared and packaged for distribution with the intact ingredient label.  Krispy Kreme donuts are not an allergy safe option. Please refer to the Waukee Parent Handbook for more information on the Waukee Allergy Policy. The Waukee Nutrition Department has peanut free snacks for purchase.  Please visit www.waukeeschools.org for more information.

When to Stay Home

Fever – Student must be fever free for 24 hours (less than 100 degrees).

Vomit – Student must have not vomited for 24 hours before returning to school.

Diarrhea – Student must be free from diarrhea for 24 hours.

Pink Eye – Student can return to school after 1st dose of medication or as directed by your physician.

Lice – Student is not sent home the day of discovery.  Allowed to return after initial treatment.

Health Blog – To subscribe to the WCSD Health Information Blog, please use the following link http://blogs.waukeeschools.org/health/.  The blog contains school and grade level specific heath information.

SchoolMessenger

Waukee Community School District (WCSD) uses SchoolMessenger for emergency notifications.  Notifications include inclement weather, late starts or other emergency situations that may arise during or after school hours. SchoolMessenger works with PowerSchool, so there is no list for parents to sign up for, however, in order for parents to receive a text message, parents must complete the “opt-in” process.

Subscribe by texting: “Y”, “Yes,” or “Subscribe” to 67587. The cell phone numbers used must be in PowerSchool to receive a notification. Unsubscribe at any time by texting the key words: “Quit”, “Remove” or “Unsubscribe” to 67587.

National School Lunch Week

Waukee Nutrition will be promoting National School Lunch Week by inviting students to invite their parents to lunch on Wed. October 11th for Mandarin Orange Chicken. Any salads or kidzables need to be pre-ordered prior to Wed. October 11th.

We encourage parents to bring exact change for their Adult Meal which is $3.60 or they can easily charge to their child’s account to help the lunch line go faster.

Volunteering

To make every reasonable effort to provide a safe learning environment for our students, all prospective volunteers must complete an online volunteer form.  The form is found here  online volunteer form.  It takes about 5 minutes to complete and must be completed before you can volunteer in any of Waukee CSD’s buildings.

Brookview Party Dates

All Party Times are 2:30 – 3:15

Fall –October 26

Winter – December 21

Valentine –February 14

Fine Arts Dates

Kindergarten: May 8, at BV time TBA

1st Grade:  May 3, at BV time TBA

2nd Grade:  April 19, at BV time TBA

3rd Grade is February 1, at WHS Auditorium 6:30PM

4th Grade is March 1, at WHS Auditorium 6:30 PM

5th Grade is March 29, at WHS Auditorium 6:30PM

PTO Restaurant Nite

Mark your calendars for our upcoming restaurant nights where you don’t have to cook and a percentage of the proceeds go directly back to our school!

Restaurant Date of Event
Dairy Queen Thursday, October 19
Chick-Fil-A Tuesday, November 7
Hy-Vee Market Grille Tuesday, December 5
Panera Bread Tuesday, February 6

Waukee Foundation

The Waukee Schools Foundation is hosting a “SlamTastic” event coming to the Field House this October! Get your tickets now to watch your very own teachers, parents, principals, and school administrators take on the WORLD FAMOUS Harlem Wizards!

The Harlem Wizards are a trick shooting, high jumping team of ultra talented basketball players that come with an inspiring message for the kiddos. Brookview’s very own Mrs. Tykslind has volunteers to join Team Warriors (coached by Mike Householder) and take on the Harlem Wizards!

October 16th, 2017
Waukee HS Field House
Doors Open at 5:30, show starts at 6:30
To purchase tickets: www.waukeeschoolsfoundation.org

Buy your tickets soon as we do anticipate a completely sold out event!

Student General Admission is just $12 when purchased in advanced. We are also offering court side seating with a meet and greet with the Harlem Wizards! Visit the ticketing site for more details on seating options. This is an evening of fun and excitement for everyone! We are still looking to add 3-4 more players to Team Warriors. If you would like to nominate someone, please email Gina at waukeefoundation@waukeeschools.org. For more information on the Harlem Wizards, please visit their website at www.harlemwizards.com.

WE’LL SEE YOU ON THE COURT!

Waukee Backpack

Looking for classes and activities for students and adults?  Visit www.waukeeschools.org.  On the front page, click on the purple backpack to view Waukee Community Education classes, Waukee Camps and Clinics, Waukee District events and non-profit community fliers.

Brookview Helping Hands

The PTO is excited to invite your child to be part of the Brookview Helping Hands. This group was launched last year with a goal to do service learning projects in our community and our school.

This optional community service group meets six times throughout the school year. The first meeting is Tuesday, October 10, after school from 3:45-4:45 in the library.

Brookview PTO

Please join us for the PTO meeting on Tuesday, October 17th at 6:30pm.  We will meet in the Media Center and all are welcome!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Maren Trettin at mmkeyz@hotmail.com or Shannon Gausman at sdgwdm@gmail.com.

Box Tops

Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to earn cash for Brookview. Each Box Top is worth 10¢! Look for the pink Box Top on hundreds of products. Just clip and send to school. You can send them to school in any increments.  Groups of 50, can be grouped together and placed in a baggie.

For more information on Box Tops, including a list of participating products, go to BTFE.com. Be sure to sign up as a member (it’s free!) so you can check out our school’s earnings details and get access to coupons and bonus offer

Last school year, we earned $779.50 for our school from Box Tops. This school year, our goal is to earn $1,000.  We are off to a good start!   So far this year, we’ve had 2,670 Box Tops brought in (that’s $267)! Wow!!  Please keep sending them in!!

If you have any questions, please contact Becky Twedt at dbtwedt@gmail.com. Thanks for all your help to make Brookview a GREAT school!!

560 Southeast University Avenue
Waukee, Iowa 50263
Phone 515.987.5161
Fax 515.987.2701