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Bond Referendum – 2nd High School Special Election

Waukee Community School District Board of Education will be having a special election February 6, 2018.  Voters will be asked if the district should borrow an amount not to exceed $117 million in general obligation bonds to build a second high school and make improvements to the current high school. Approval of this bond referendum will not impact the district’s portion of the property tax rate.

On February 6, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations.

Waukee Community School District Administration Office, 560 SE University Ave, Waukee

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 7075 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines

2nd Waukee High School

Want accurate up-to-date information on Waukee’s 2nd High School?  Go to 2ndhs.waukeeschools.org.

3rd Annual Family Leadership Night

Brookview’s 3rd Annual Family Leadership Night is Thursday, January 25th, 2018 from 5:00-6:30 PM

As we prepare for Family Leadership Night we are in need of your help. We are planning to play READ-O (Bingo) for BOOKS as our Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw activity and we need new or gently used books for our READ-O prizes. As we play READ-O that evening, each student winner will be able to choose a donated book as their prize. If you have any books (in good condition) that your family is no longer reading or you’d be willing to purchase a new book or two to donate to a great cause, please send them to school by Friday, January 19th. There is a box in the BV office for all book donations.

Waukee Community Schools Foundation

The Waukee Community School Foundation supports the Waukee School District through classroom grants, professional development grants and scholarships for graduating seniors.

One event to raise money for the Waukee School Foundation is the annual auction and gala held February 24 at Noah’s Event Venue.

As part of the evening each school is asked to put together a basket for the silent auction.  The theme for Brookview is “Outdoor Adventure”.  Suggested donations include sleeping bags, tent, citronella candles, bug spray, headlamp, mini lanterns, cooler, gift cards to Bass Pro Shop or Scheels, etc.  If you would like to make a donation to the Brookview basket, please have your donation to the office no later than Friday, January 19th.  More information about the Waukee Foundation and Foundation Gala, can be found at:  http://www.waukeeschoolsfoundation.org/

Conference Snacks

PTO is partnering with Helping Hands to make snack bags for teachers to enjoy during spring conferences. Helping Hands will decorate and fill the bags on 2/13. Bags will be finalized and distributed on 3/5. Please use this link to sign up for donations: http://signup.com/ go/RsGhPWi.

If you want to contribute to the teacher conference meal fund, please make a donation in RevTrak. Once logged in, click on Elementary PTOs and then conference meals.

Bolt for Brookview Fun Run

The Bolt for Brookview Fun Run will be held on Friday, April 20th, 2018. Rain date is Friday, May 4. Brookview 5th graders have chosen a sports themed obstacle course!  Look for more information to come!

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.

Bundle Up For Rcess

Students go outside for recess everyday unless the wind chill is 0 degrees Fahrenheit or below (page15 of WSD elementary handbook). Brookview uses multiple sources to verify wind chill temperature. Students are not allowed to stay indoors for recess without a medical excuse (page10 of WSC elementary handbook). 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.

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.

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.

Brookview Party Dates

All Party Times are 2:30 – 3:15

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 Nights

Mark your calendars for upcoming restaurant nights.  A night off from cooking and a percentage of the proceeds go directly back to Brookview!  So far this year over $1,400 has been earned for Brookview.

Restaurant Date of Event Earning’s
Z’Maricks Thursday, August 31 $383.24
Chipotle Tuesday, September 12 $362.03
Dairy Queen Thursday, October 19 $273.80
Chick-Fil-A Tuesday, November 7 $353.13
Hy-Vee Market Grille Tuesday, December 5 $110.00
R Taco Thursday, January 18 N/A

 

Panera Bread – University Ave. Tuesday, February 6 N/A

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.

PTO Website

Looking for PTO information? Go to https://sites.google.com/view/bvpto/home?authuser=0.   This website is a great go to link for all PTO information including meeting dates, copies of flyers your kids came home with, Restaurant Nights, fundraising events, meeting notes, and many other things!

PTO Committee Positions

PTO is in need of a chair for the Fine Arts committee and a co-chair for the yearbook for the 2018- 2019 school year. The Fine Arts position is a home-based position. They are in charge of coordinating with teachers to choose shows at the Civic Center and ordering tickets. Most of the work is done towards the end of the school year. The Yearbook chair is more time intensive but is ideally split between two chairs. Most of the work is done after Winter Break. Both positions still have time to shadow current chairs this year. If you have any interest or questions, please contact Maren (mmkeyz@hotmail.com) or Shannon (sdgwdm@gmail.com).

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.

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.

If you have any questions, please contact Becky Twedt at dbtwedt@gmail.com.

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.

 

 

 

 

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