Brockman PTO

PTO Membership

Thank you for joining the Brockman PTO as a 2019-20 contributing member!

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Easy Way to Help Brockman

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!

Help Support Our Odyssey of the Mind Team

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 rholt3@sc.rr.comClick here to see the menu.

May 11th – Car Wash

Bring your car to Brockman from 9-11am and help support Odyssey of the Mind!

Send in Your Box Tops!

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 dukelaw1@hotmail.com.  Thank you all for your Box Tops contributions to Brockman!

Earth Day at 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!

Pictures!

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 brockmanyearbook@gmail.com.

Park Playdates

Join us on Fridays after pick up or Saturdays at 8am to hang out with Brockman friends at Citadel Park (weather permitting).

Calling All Career Presenters

At the elementary level, career development education is all about promoting awareness of the world of work and exposing children to a wide variety of occupations. Each spring we schedule Career Presenters to come to Brockman and give a 30-45 presentation to our students about their profession. If you or someone you know might be interested in volunteering as a Career Presenter, please fill out this brief form found at the link below.

https://tinyurl.com/CareerPresenter

March Community Service

Brockman’s March Community Service is collecting coins for March of Dimes. This year’s ambassadors are 2 employees of Richland One whose son was born at 23 weeks weighing 1 lb. 7 oz. He spent 77 days in the NICU and because of the lifesaving research of the March of Dimes, “Tres” is now a health little boy.

March 18-29th. Brockman we will collect “coins” from each class or students can buy a paper cut-out for $1 to have name displayed on bulletin board. Help support healthy, strong babies through a contribution to the March of Dimes.

You can also make an online contribution at https://www.marchforbabies.org/team/brockmanbears

STEM Club

 

The STEM Club has been busy introducing computer programming to our 4th and 5th grade students after school.   We very much appreciate our corporate sponsor, SC ENT, for their outstanding support and funding for this course.

This is the second year Dr. Kosciusko has volunteered to lead the program after pioneering its construction last year and its evolution this year.  This is the first year he has introduced elementary grade student teachers (who had completed the course last year) and they are taking turns learning to run the classroom.  So far it has been a wonderful experience for our children.  The student teachers get to see just how difficult is to lead and the students have been learning a great deal about the logic behind computer programming.  Here is a sample of some of the work accomplished half way through the course, programmed by one of our STEM Club students.  The game created by the student is on the left.  The block coding is on the right.  The word coding corresponding to the block coding can be seen below.  There will be a final project competition for the final class in April.

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