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Conferences

Parent-Student-Teacher conferences will take place November 11-17. The online scheduling window will be open from October 20 to November 3.

The links below will take you to the scheduling home page. You will need to select Brookview from the drop-down menu. The password for our school is brookview.

  • Click here to schedule your conference time.
  • Click here to download step-by-step parent/guardian instructions
  • Click here to download a conference brochure.

Fall Harvest Party

The Brookview Fall Harvest Parties will be held on Thursday, October 26 from 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm.  If you are planning to attend the Fall Harvest Parties, we ask that you e-mail your child’s homeroom teacher by Monday. As a reminder, our district has implemented a system that requires all visitors to scan their photo ID and have a name badge to enter the school. It is required, and with many people attending that day, there could be a long wait. You will not be allowed to enter until you have been scanned into the system. If you forget a photo ID, you will not be allowed to enter.

**Please remember that these procedures have been put in place to help keep our students safe.**

Picture Retakes

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

Harvest Cupcakes for Classroom Parties

Waukee Nutrition Services has created a special treat for this year’s classroom parties. Harvest cupcakes are available for the Fall Harvest party on October 26.  Please use RevTrak to place your order.  The harvest cupcakes cost $10 per dozen and come in a choice of vanilla or chocolate with vanilla frosting. Your order will be delivered to Brookview on party day.

Conference Meals for Teachers

Fall conferences are right around the corner!! The Brookview PTO will be collecting monetary donations for the teacher conference meal this year.

This meal is a gesture to show appreciation for all teachers do each day. We would love your support in providing this meal. Donations can be made using RevTrak.  Once in RevTrak, look for the Elementary PTO section.

We will also offer conference snacks for teachers on Wednesday, November 15th. More information will be in the next issue of the Brookview Banner.

If you have any questions, please email Teresa Peterson at teresarayman@yahoo.com.

Staff Treat Day

PTO will be putting together a treat day on October 27th for the teachers as they prepare for conferences.  Please use the following link to sign up.

http://signup.com/go/CTYrot

Food Drive

Waukee Foundation is gearing up once again for our annual food drive! Each year this is the largest drive that helps to stock the shelves at the Waukee Food Pantry. We hope to make it a record year this year!

Interesting facts:

The pantry feeds about 200 families each month

  • 9.3% of Dallas County residences are food insecure
  • Usage is up nearly 30% from last year
  • Each month they give away an average of 350 boxes of cereal and 700 cans of vegetables

Below are the items most needed, broken down by schools. Please keep in mind that our families can donate anything from the list, regardless of which school they attend. Also remember that the pantry can take cash donations! They use the money to buy food in bulk for better savings, to purchase items such as turkeys and hams during the holidays, and to purchase fresh items such as milk and eggs.

Cash donations can be made by writing a check made out to Waukee Christian Services and given to the schools or by donating via Revtrak HERE. The food drive will be held from November 1-17. Boxes will be delivered to each school the first week of November.

Thank you for supporting the Waukee Christian Services and our Dallas County families in need. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Walnut Hills Elem – Whole Grains – brown rice, muffin mix, pasta, saltine crackers

Eason Elem – Meals in a Can – stew, sloppy joe, chili, soup, ravioli, canned tuna or chicken

Brookview – Breakfast – low sugar cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix & syrup, peanut butter

Maple Grove – Fruit – canned fruit packed in juice, dried fruits, fruit cups, 100% juice

Woodland Hills – Baby Needs – diapers (size 3 & up), baby wipes, toilet paper, baby wash, toddler foods

South Middle School – Vegetables – canned vegetables (low/no salt), vegetable soup, tomato products, spaghetti sauce, V-8 juice

Timberline – Oils & Condiments – vegetable oil, syrup, jelly & jam, sugar, mayonnaise, flour

Waukee Middle School – Starches – macaroni & cheese, hamburger & tuna helper, spaghetti, boxed potatoes, saltine crackers

Grant Ragan – Protein – canned tuna & chicken, beans, peanut butter, nuts

Shuler Elem – Personal Care – shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, toilet paper, tissue

Prairieview – Soap Products – hand soap (bar/liquid), laundry, dish detergent, cleaning

Waukee Elem – Individually Packed Snacks – fruit cups, granola/breakfast bars, cereal cups, beef sticks, canned meals, drink boxes

High School – Healthy Snacks – raisins, popcorn, granola bars, snack crackers

WILC & District Office – Granola bars, canned foods, personal care items, diapers size 3 & up

 Bundle Up For Recess

Students go outside for recess everyday unless the wind chill is 0 degrees 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 snow pants 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 snow pants. 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.

Volunteering

To make every reasonable effort to provide a safe learning environment for our students, all 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

Restaurant

Date of Event
Chick-Fil-A Tuesday, November 7
Hy-Vee Market Grille Tuesday, December 5
Panera Bread Tuesday, February 6

Brookview PTO

The PTO is looking for a few volunteers for the 2018- 2019 school year. We are needing 2 volunteers to chair the Yearbook and one volunteer to chair Fine Arts. Volunteers will be able to work with the current chairs this year to learn the positions and then will take over for next school year. If interested, please contact Maren Trettin (mmkeyz@hotmail.com) or Shannon Gausman (sdgwdm@gmail.com) if interested.

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 Carnival

Thank you to everyone who attended the Brookview Carnival on Sunday!

A very, very special thank you to:

Hy Vee, Walt Disney World, SUPERCUTS, Wine Styles, Salon Vici, The Native Fund, Henry Doorly Zoo, LEGOLAND Chicago, 7 Stone Pizza, Rita’s Italian Ice, Flix Brewhouse, Bar Louie, Draught House 50, Granite City, The Chicago Bears, Iowa Wild, Iowa Barnstormers, Panera Bread, Salon W, Blank Park Zoo, Fudruckers, Applebee’s, Costco, Monterrey Mexican Restaurant, Culver’s, Rock Bottom, Oriental Trading Company, Bravo, BarnTown, Subway, Everyone Who Contributed to our Raffle Baskets, Ruben and Cynthia Aguilar, and Our Amazing Volunteers.  Because of you we were not only able to provide this wonderful event to our students and families, but also contribute back to our school and the children we love. Win-Win!!  Questions, comments, and feedback about the carnival can be sent to Sarah Quang sarahquang@gmail.com.  Thank you!

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