Brookview is piloting a new visitor system. The new system is more efficient and user-friendly. With the new system, all visitors must have their photo ID with them each time they come to Brookview.
Please keep this in mind if you are planning to visit the building. It is required and guests will not be allowed to enter until they 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.
Messages can be left 24 hours a day.
School hours are 8:50 am to 3:40 pm. Students may not go to classrooms or enter the building before 8:35 am.
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.
When to Come to School
Any day children are free from any of the concerns listed above, they should be at school! While we certainly understand that illnesses and special circumstances are bound to happen, especially with children, please do your best to help your children be at school everyday. Avoid scheduling appointments during the school day, when possible. Here are a few things to keep in mind when considering your child’s school attendance:
Why Attendance Matters
- Research shows that missing 10 percent of a school year, or two days a month, negatively affects a student’s academic performance.
- Poor attendance can influence whether children read proficiently by the end of third grade.
- When students improve their attendance rates, they improve the likelihood of school success academically and socially.
- All students in a classroom may suffer when even one student is chronically absent. The inconsistency can hamper a teacher’s ability to engage all students and meet their learning needs.
Attendance Works, 2018, www.attendanceworks.org/.
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.
- 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 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 1-16.
High School – Whole Grains – brown rice, muffin mix, pasta, saltine crackers
Walnut Hills Elem – Meals in a Can – stew, sloppy joe, chili, soup, ravioli, canned tuna or chicken
Eason Elem – Breakfast – low sugar cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix & syrup, peanut butter
Brookview – Fruit – canned fruit packed in juice, dried fruits, fruit cups, 100% juice
Maple Grove – Baby Needs – diapers (size 3 & up), baby wipes, toilet paper, baby wash, toddler foods
Woodland Hills – Vegetables – canned vegetables (low/no salt), vegetable soup, tomato products, spaghetti sauce, V-8 juice
South Middle School – Oils & Condiments – vegetable oil,syrup, jelly & jam, sugar, mayonnaise, flour
Timberline – Starches – macaroni & cheese, hamburger & tuna helper, spaghetti, boxed potatoes, saltine crackers
Waukee Middle School – Protein – canned tuna & chicken, beans, peanut butter, nuts
Grant Ragan – Personal Care – shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, toilet paper, tissue
Shuler Elem – Soap Products – hand soap (bar/liquid), laundry, dish detergent, cleaning
Prairieview – Individually Packed Snacks – fruit cups, granola/breakfast bars, cereal cups, beef sticks, canned meals, drink boxes
Waukee Elem – Healthy Snacks – raisins, popcorn, granola bars, snack crackers
WILC & District Office – Snacks – fruit cups, cereal cups, beef sticks, canned meals, drink boxes, raisins, nuts
Waukee Community Closet
If you live in Dallas County and are experiencing a financial hardship that is effecting your family’s ability to obtain necessary clothing items (clothes or shoes that fit, that are clean and hole-free, that are weather appropriate, etc.), community families and businesses have provided an outlet where these can be obtained free of charge through the Waukee Community Closet. We offer regular “shopping” days where you can pick out clothing items to fit your family member’s needs. Visit us at 77 NE Carefree Lane in Waukee.
No homemade treats or food items are permitted. All treats must be commercially prepared and packaged for distribution with the intact ingredient label. 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
Winter – December 21
Valentine –February 15
Fine Arts Dates
Kindergarten: May 7, at BV, time TBA
1st Grade: May 2, at BV, time TBA
2nd Grade: April 4, at BV, time TBA
3rd Grade: Jan. 29, at WHS Auditorium 6:00 PM
4th Grade: March 7, at WHS Auditorium 6:00 PM
5th Grade: April 18, at WHS Auditorium 6:00 PM
Lost and Found
Brookview’s Lost and Found can be found outside the music room. Brookview quickly accumulates a large quantity of jackets, coats, sweatshirts, hats, gloves and lunch boxes. Please check the Lost and Found area often. Twice a year – At Christmas Break and Spring Break, anything not claimed is donated to a charitable organization.
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.
Soak the Principals
The first ever Soak the Principals has been rescheduled for the afternoon of Wednesday, November 7! The soaking will take place during the school day.
Attached you will find a list of everyone the PTO believes has purchased soaker tickets. If you do not see your name on this list AND if you believe you purchased soaker tickets either online through RevTrak or at Family Fun Night on October, 5, please contact Sarah Quang at email@example.com
Ticket Sales will remain open on RevTrak until 7PM on Friday 11/2.
$1 Mini Soak
$2 Mega Soaker or 3 Mega Soakers for $5
Thank you so much for your flexibility and understanding! If you have general questions or concerns, please contact PTO Co-VPs, Shannon Gausman and Maren Trettin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please use the following link.
Bolt for Brookview
Fun Run will be held on April 19th, 2019. The 5th graders have chosen the theme again this year and it will be NEON! We can’t wait to start planning this fun event. Thank you 5th graders!! As we get closer to the event, more information will be sent home with your child(ren).
Thanks for all that attended the first 3 restaurant nights as we were able to earn a total of $464.08 thus far.
Chick-Fil-A is our next restaurant night and always guaranteed to be lots of fun!! There are a couple of things you can do to help us earn money:
1) Mention the Brookview spirit night to the cashier, show the flyer sent home or the Facebook post. **Online or app orders will not be counted towards our earnings.
2) Go to Chick-Fil-A’s Facebook page the day of the event (November 15th) and “Like” their post about Brookview’s restaurant night, we receive 10 cents for each like!
3) Also, we will have the spinning wheel with a donation request of $1 per spin. Every single spin will win a gift card from Chick-Fil-A!! All the proceeds from the spinning wheel are given to Brookview to keep! Win/win for everyone since everyone is a winner and it’s fun as well!
|Name||Dates||Times||How the money goes back to BV?||Address||Phone Number|
|Chick-Fil-A||Thursday, November 15||5 p.m. – 8 p.m.||Mention the Brookview spirit night to the cashier, show the flyer sent home or the Facebook post. If you go to Chick-Fil-A’s Facebook page the day of the event and “Like” their post about Brookview’s restaurant night, we receive 10 cents for each like!Also, we will have the spinning wheel with a donation request of $1 per spin. Every single spin will win a gift card from Chick-Fil-A!! All the proceeds from the spinning wheel are given to Brookview to keep! Win/win for everyone since everyone is a winner and it’s fun as well!||6555 Mills Civic Pkwy,West Des Moines, 50266||515-223-6113|
|Z’Mariks Noodle Café||Tuesday, December 11th||4 p.m. – 9 p.m.||Show the flyer from your phone or the paper copy sent home with your student(s) to the cashier.||12655 University Ave.,Clive, 50325||515-223-9605|
*For any questions regarding Restaurant Nights, please contact Julie Van Beek email@example.com or 515-490-8314.
Greetings Brookview Families! With conferences fast approaching, the PTO is organizing conference meals and snacks for teachers. This is a special way we can show our appreciation to our great teachers and lighten their loads on the long conference days.
You can make a contribution to help pay for their conference meal through RevTrak: https://waukee.revtrak.net/Elementary-PTOs/Brookview-Elementary-PTO-Group/#/v/Brookview-PTO-Conference-Meals-239
Thank you for supporting our teachers! If you have any questions, please email Teresa Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us for the next PTO Meeting on November 27th at Brookview Library. The meeting date has been changed from December 4th to November 27th due to Hanukkah.