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15th Annual FAB Auction

Our 15th Annual Silent & Live Auction is well underway! Be sure to save the date – April 27, 2018 at the Rockbridge Tennis and Swim Club!

The theme this year is A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and it promises to transform your evening into a magical event full of fantastic surprises. Columbia’s Loosh Culinaire Fine Catering will provide the food. Owner Crawford Pressley studied Cuisine and Patisserie at Le Cordon Bleu in London, UK.

Our community is really coming together to bring auction items that you will fly to bid on. Keep in mind that we say “our community” because we are asking EVERY FAMILY to DONATE ONE ITEM to contribute the ARTS!

Here are a few teasers from this year’s bid book!

  • 2 Skateland Birthday Parties
  • Hi Wire Birthday Party
  • Blue Marlin dinner for 2
  • Carolina Fine Jewelry
  • Tombo Grille
  • Little Gym Birthday Party
  • Orangetheory
  • Message Envy
  • Pout!
  • Jack Oliver’s Pool, Spa & Patio
  • Mosquito Joe
  • CAMPS, CAMPS, CAMPS!!!
  • Be Beep a toy shop
  • Morganelli’s
  • SC Wild Flours
  • 2 children’s handmade picnic tables
  • And SO MUCH MORE!!!!

Book your sitter now because you won’t want to miss this event!

Thank you,
Kirby Speas
Amanda Woods
Susan Kuhn
Karen Mekongo
Hope Sypert
Anita Nelam
And all Brockman Families!

Reminder for 5th Grade Parents ONLY

Yearbook: 5th Grader Baby Picture Submission

Parents please submit a baby picture of your graduating 5th grader for the yearbook. Pictures must be submitted by Friday, March 16. Please also have your child express what career they would like to pursue.

Deadline: Friday, March 16

Needed: 

  • 1 baby picture
  • 1 career choice

Submit to:

Primary Gardens Work Day

The PTO is having a work day on Saturday, March 24 starting at 9 a.m. to improve our primary playground – goals include moving raised beds, shoveling dirt, putting up a shade, planting a few plants and general sprucing. The more hands, the merrier (and the faster we’ll finish!) Please contact Tara Felder at taramfelder@gmail.com or 803.351.5921 to sign up.

FAB Art Auction is Coming!

Have you turned in a donation form for your family in support of the upcoming FAB Auction? If you haven’t, please do. This Auction is how we as a school support dance and drama instruction and provide Arts Infusion days. If you take a minute and ask your children about these parts of their curriculum, you will see that they are favorites – exposure to culture and outlets for expression. These activities will be some of the largest takeaways your child is going to carry with them from elementary school.  Please consider how you can support this cause.  It is a huge endeavor, but with a little support from every family it will be a big success.Questions?

Contact Kirby Speas –336-407-5000 –  kirbyspeas@aol.com if you can help.

Important Calendar Updates

Thursday, March 29th, will be a full day of school for students. Friday, March 30th, students will dismiss at NOON. Parent/Teacher conferences have been rescheduled for Friday, March 30th.

Pennies for Patients Campaign

Pennies for Patients Campaign is a service-learning program that gives students the unique experience of working together to help raise awareness and funds in honor of thousands of children and adults fighting against blood cancers. For over two weeks, Brockman students have been collecting everything from pennies to $20 bills to help our school raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and support their mission to cure blood cancers and improve the lives of patients and their families. This has been a great opportunity for our students to experience the positive impact we can make in the world when we work together. One box of loose change might not seem like enough to make a difference, but after adding them all up, our school has raised a total of $2,250.28 in the first two weeks of this campaign! Amazing!

Be sure to send in any final contributions by this Friday, March 2nd, or donate online using the link below.

http://events.lls.org/pages/sc/Brockman-Elementary-School-2018 (from this general Brockman donation page, you can search for your student’s teacher by name to support the classroom’s donation goal.)

Volunteers – Mark Your Calendars Now!

The Volunteer Breakfast will be held April 18th from 7:30-9:00 am in the cafeteria.  This is a chance for Brockman staff to thank our amazing volunteers!  Please plan to join us!

FAB Auction – Volunteers Needed

Hello parents! Hopefully, you’ve already marked your calendars for Friday, April 27th, for a spectacular evening celebrating our school, families, and arts programs at the Rockbridge Swim & Tennis Club. We are looking for individuals who are willing to help us acquire fun and desirable prizes for our art auction. We are so fortunate to live in a generous community where many businesses will participate, if asked. When everyone does a little, we have a fantastic arts fundraiser. We challenge you to make a meaningful contribution to Brockman by being a part of the acquisition team.

Other ways you can help:

  • Did you know your unused/gently used luxury items such as unused wedding presents, mom’s sterling, or a designer purse could bring in money for our school? Please consider donating unused valuables.
  • Do you have a special talent or skill that others would appreciate? Can you bake fancy cakes or gourmet food items? Develop landscaping plans? Paint a room? Make jewelry? Photograph children? Teach a craft? Please consider donating your services.

Acquisition forms are located in the front foyer of the school. Turn one in to your child’s teacher today!

Contact Kirby Speas at 336-407-5000 (email kirbyspeas@aol.com) if you can help.

Healthy Kids Fun Fair

The Junior League of Columbia will host a Healthy Kids Fun Fair March 10th at Spirit Communications Park, home of the Columbia Fireflies!  You’re invited to this FREE community event designed for the whole family.  There will be clinical screenings for children by local healthcare providers, fun and creative healthy lifestyle tips, local community resources (including child car seat inspections), hands-on activities, refreshments, and so much more.  For more information, please visit: https://www.jlcolumbia.org/?nd=communityfocus

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