We are excited to announce that after two years of research, and many meetings with Brockman staff, students and Richland One regarding our playgrounds, we have good news to report. The Brockman upper El playground is scheduled to get a major upgrade over summer. Important components of the plan include adding fencing, swings, shade and a gaga pit. The PTO will be responsible for paying for the surface that will cover the current track area and help keep it dry even after big storms. We are hopeful with a successful upcoming FUNd Run we will be able to work towards upgrading the other playgrounds as well in the near future.
Over the past 16 years, with the Support of our Brockman families, the Fine Arts Boosters have been able to offer fine arts programming throughout the curriculum. This school year we were able to offer Dance, Drama, and Visual Art. Also this year, in lieu of a FAB auction we are asking each family to consider donating $50 towards the Fine Arts programming. This is an optional fundraiser but the proceeds will benefit all students. Each donation will receive a tax donation letter. With your donations we will be able to continue to offer your children the arts at Brockman. Including, paying the salary for a dance and drama instructor, as well as the salary for a FAB arts coordinator.
Make checks payable to: Brockman FAB
Deliver to: Teachers or Front Office
Due by: Thursday, May 23rd
Contact: Kirby Speas, 336-407-5000 or KirbySpeas@aol.com
Check out our FACEBOOK page to bid on three silent auction items! Tompkins Orthodontics has graciously donated TWO $500 gift certificates and Camp Ton-A-Wandah has donated a 2-week camp stay valued at $3100.
We are looking for a new PTO President! Could this be you? Please let us know if you are interested. You can even team up with a friend!
I mean, you have to shop anyway, right?! So stop what you’re doing right now, and register. It’s easy!
Publix shoppers can give a portion of their purchase to Brockman by registering at www.Publix.com/partners, selecting Brockman Elementary, and then entering their phone number at checkout. Relatives living in select counties of SC, GA, NC, AL, and TN can participate at their local Publix to benefit Brockman. Please join in on this easy way to provide for our school!
Brockman’s Odyssey of the Mind teams are going to the World Finals in May!! They have two fundraisers coming up, and they need your support to help them get to the World Finals.
May 6th – Spaghetti Dinner
Need a relief from the kitchen? Come join us for a Spaghetti Dinner in the Brockman cafeteria on May 6 from 5-7pm. Tickets are $8 per person, $30 family maximum. Purchase tickets by going to https://form.jotform.com/ARobynGHolt/odyssey-of-the-mind or contact Robyn Holt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to see the menu.
May 11th – Car Wash
Bring your car to Brockman from 9-11am and help support Odyssey of the Mind!
Please remember to send in your Box Tops For Education, clipped from many of your favorite products. Every (unexpired) Box Top you send in gives Brockman one dime. Funds are sent twice a year to the school as a check. You can find Box Tops on popular kids’ foods like Annie’s, Larabar, and Cheerios, plus home-care supplies like Lysol, Kleenex, Hefty and Ziploc. Simply tear off the Box Tops, put them in an envelope or baggie, and have your child put them in the bright pink Box Tops collection box near the front door of the school. They don’t have to be trimmed or packaged in any way; they just need to get to us. We’d love to have over $1000 this school year, and we’ll need every Bear’s help to get there! If you have any questions or need the full list of products emailed to you, please feel free to contact Erin Baldwin at email@example.com. Thank you all for your Box Tops contributions to Brockman!
On Monday, April 22, the Columbia Marionette Theater presented the show “Litter Trashes Everyone” to our Brockman bears. The marionette people, animals, and even talking, dancing garbage and trashcans entertained and encouraged us to keep our environment clean!
During the next 3 days, many classes had a chance to go to the greenhouse to work with Mr. Jefferson, our science teacher, and a PTO volunteer to plant a seed or a small parsley or basil plant. Students will return to the greenhouse during the next 2 weeks to water their plants and watch them grow. We hope you will continue to nurture and enjoy the plant when your student brings it home! Thanks to the PTO for arranging the puppet show and sponsoring the plants!
Photos for Yearbook
Do you have Peace Day pictures, First Day of School, Brockman Bash, Winter Performance, or other Brockman related pictures to submit for consideration for the 2018-19 YEARBOOK? Send the yearbook committee your best photos. We love closeups, group shots and photos showing a diverse crowd. Send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Brockman Picnic is around the corner on May 23 (raindate of May 30). Look for sign-ups in kids’ folders next week.
Join us on Fridays after pick up or Saturdays at 8am to hang out with Brockman friends at Citadel Park (weather permitting).