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.
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.
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.
The NATURE NURTURERS CLUB has been Approved!
Attention all nature-lovers!!! Brockman’s newest after-school offering is in partnership with 4H. We will focus on everything wild while in the framework of the 4H tenets of head, heart, hands, and health. Get your hands dirty as we dig into projects and crafts based around STEM curriculum. Ages K-5th. Starting February 28, we will meet Thursdays this semester 2.30-4 pm in the Greenhouse and outside, weather permitting. Cost is free. Be on the lookout for a permission form coming home! Deadline is February 18; return ASAP as we will cap at the first 25 participants in our inaugural year. Questions? Contact Tara Felder at email@example.com or 803.351.5921
Let’s show our wonderful staff how much they are appreciated. The Brockman Bears PTO is celebrating our fabulous, dedicated staff with a week full of appreciation and love. During the week of February 11-15 we will have a variety of ways you can help! Please consider finding a way to take part in this “sweet” week!
Click here to sign up to help!
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.
Rising 6th Grader Baby Photos for Yearbook
Parents of Rising 6th graders send a baby picture of your Brockman Graduate to the Yearbook. We would like to have a baby picture for all rising 6th graders included. Send photo to email@example.com. Deadline March 1.
Curious about the Richland One Montessori Middle School? Please join us for one of our Donuts & Drop-in events. During these events, parents may observe students and teachers in the middle school environment and ask questions about the program. Light refreshments will be provided.
Dates and Times:
February 22, 2019, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
March 20, 2019, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m
December Box Tops Check
Great job, everyone! Thanks to all the Box Tops you turned in, our school received a check from Box Tops For Education™ for $258.10. Our goal for the year is $1,000, and we’ve just submitted another $86.10 over the holiday break. You’re doing an amazing job of sending in your Box Tops to the bright pink box at school; we’ve even received a few envelopes sent by friends and family members directly to Brockman! If you’re willing to participate, there’s also a bonus app for your cell phone or tablet, available at www.btfe.com/bonusapp.
The Box Tops MUST show the expiration date, or we can’t use them. If you have any questions or need the full list of products emailed to you, please feel free to contact Erin Baldwin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arts Steering Committee is seeking someone for the newly created position of Brockman Arts Coordinator. Some responsibilities of this job include: plan, promote and coordinate afterschool arts classes; organize in-school arts experiences in dance, drama and creative writing; and assist with school wide performances. This is a part time, paid position of the Fine Arts Booster (FAB) that requires some daytime availability and the ability to work independently. No fine arts background is needed but experience in education, human resources, accounting, or law could be helpful. A more detailed job description is available here. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Sally Sue Brown at email@example.com by January 7th.
A huge thank you to parents, teachers, staff and students for making the 5th annual FUNd Run a HUGE success! We sure know how to “Dream Big!” at Brockman no matter the weather – and the students rocked a memorable (and muddy!) FUNd Run to raise money for new playground equipment!
Congratulations to all the Brockman Bears on their fundraising efforts with special recognition to our top five fundraisers this year so far:
Carter and Austin Levens
Benson and Laken Ross
We are counting our pledges as they continue to roll in – there is still time to donate and turn in pledges from family, friends, and neighbors if you haven’t already! Please return your child’s packet to school asap or direct those wishing to give online to www.brockmanpto/fund-run (click on the Paypal link).
Extra FUNd Run t-shirts are also available for sale with sizes ranging from small to 2xtra-large. If you would like to purchase a t-shirt, please send $5 in an envelope marked for the PTO mailbox, with your name, email, shirt-size and the name of your child’s teacher. (Checks can be made payable to Brockman PTO).
Finally, THANK YOU to those Brockman Bears who volunteered their time, talent and resources to putting on the FUNd Run! While other schools rely on third-party vendors, our fundraiser is put on entirely by parents, teachers and staff and 100% of the proceeds go back to our school community. From Yoga Day to Smoothie Day to Hula Hoop Day to the big event, no small detail was left untended. A special heartfelt thank you to Dr. Stark, Ms. Giles, Mr. Summons, Ms. Curtis, Ms. Watts, Ms. Hufstetler and Mr. Linnan; as well the following Brockman Bear parents: Erin Baldwin, Jen Barnes, Susannah Biel, Macy Calderon, Tara Cecchini, Mark Cecchini, Shannon Coleman, Amber Cook, Jessica Daly, Katharine Dragner, Meredith Duncan, Hannah Edgren, Tara Felder, Urica Floyd, Maxine Floyd, Bergan Fudger, Austin Gawler, Nancy Goffi, Valerie Goodwin, Kristen Griffin, Carla Harkness, Celita Hastie, Robyn Holt, Denise Hudson, Eliza Hudson, Caroline Humphries, Erin Johnson, Chris Jones, Landon Jones, Dick Kawooya, Susan Kuhn, Seema Madden, Kelly McCook, Mandy McLean, Karen Mekongo, Sylvia O’Boyle, Leigh Oden, Stephen Oliver, Bonnie Phifer, Peter Phifer, Andrea Rhodes, Jessie Robinson, Tim Ray, Nitiki Satterwhite, Christina Scheer, Julie Schmidt, Kristen Seay, Tarek Shazly, Lindsay Shazly, Kirby Speas, Erin Triber, Patti Walker, Jennifer Webb, and Mandy Wren.