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Thank you for joining the Brockman PTO as a 2018-19 contributing member!

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Brockman FUNd Run 2018 – THANK YOU!

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:

Brooke Bailey
Calvin Hastie
Ellie Holt
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.

TOMORROW is the BIG DAY

We are planning to PROCEED with the FUNd Run tomorrow with an UPDATED schedule and are keeping all fingers and toes crossed we can get this wonderful event in tomorrow.

November 9th: FUNd Run! SCHEDULE UPDATED

Primary Classes:
8:00-8:05: Primary Liaisons check in at table outside cafeteria (get t-shirt)
8:10-8:20: Warm-ups, T-shirts, fill water bottles with your class
8:20-8:30 Walk to Upper Field
8:30-8:50 Run/Walk
8:50-9:00: Cool Down on Track/Return to class/Snack delivered to class

Lower El Classes:
8:40-8:45: Lower El Liaisons check in at table outside cafeteria (get t-shirt)
8:50-9:00: Warm-ups, T-shirts, fill water bottles with your class
9:00-9:10: Walk to Upper Field
9:10-9:30: Run/Walk
9:30-9:40: Cool Down/Return to class/Snack delivered to class

Upper El Classes:
9:20-9:25: Upper El Liaisons check in at table outside cafeteria (get t-shirt)
9:30-9:40: Warm-ups, T-shirts, fill water bottles with your class
9:40-9:50: Walk to Upper Field
9:50-10:10 Run/Walk
10:10-10:20: Cool Down/Return to class/Snack delivered to class

On Friday (the day of the FUNd Run), your child will receive a FUNd Run t-shirt to wear for the run. Students are also asked to bring a water bottle from home.

Parents are also cordially invited to join the fun! Bypass the main office and come directly to the upper field. FUNd Run shirts for spectators will be also available for sale for $5 on the upper field with proceeds going back to the school. Remember to bring your own chair if you plan to stay and watch!

Remember, pledges can be collected via cash or check (checks can be written to Brockman PTO with the students name in the memo line) or via PayPalSimply click here and go to Donate.
Remember to bring those pledges in on Friday.

ONE more week until the FUNd Run!

Our students, teachers and staff are EXCITED about the FUNd Run – check out our official FUNd Run video and see why!

The FUNd Run is next Friday, November 9th! Continue collecting those pledges – ask your friends, families and neighbors to support Brockman for our only fundraiser of the year to raise money for new playground equipment! Pledges can be collected via cash or check (checks can be written to Brockman PTO with the student’s name in the memo line) or via PaypalSimply click here and go to Donate.

Next Friday, on the day of the FUNd Run, your child will receive a FUNd Run t-shirt to wear for the run. Students are also asked to bring a water bottle from home.

Parents are also cordially invited to join the fun next Friday! Parents are permitted to bypass the main office and join the fun directly on the upper field. FUNd Run shirts for spectators will be also available for sale for $5 on the upper field with proceeds going back to the school. Remember to bring your own chair if you plan to stay and watch!

The UPDATED schedule is as follows:

Primary Classes: 8:30
Lower El Classes: 9:10
Upper El Classes: 9:50

We hope to see you there!

Spirt Wear Table

As your child outgrows his or her shirts and sweatshirts, please consider trading them in. You can even bring it to the FUNd Run.

A ‘shopping’ table will be available on Friday November 9th at the FUNd Run. Trade in your old Brockman gear and maybe even ‘shop for free’ for something new to you! (one pre-owned item per student)

Important Dates to Remember:

Saturday, November 3rd:  Free adult Barre class for parents, teachers and staff at MUV Fitness from 8-9am, taught by Meredith Duncan, one of our Brockman Bear parents. Arrive a few minutes early to sign a waiver required by MUV. Child care is available for $5. Sign up here! (registration is encouraged, but not required)

Monday, November 5th: Smoothie Day. Can you help bring some of the needed ingredients for Smoothie Day? Click here to sign up.

Friday, November 9th: The Big Day — The FUNd Run!

Volunteer and Have Fun With Us!

Want to volunteer to help with the FUNd Run or some of the excting in school events that are happening this month leading up to the event? Sign up here!

Time To Get Those Pledges!

Be sure to encourage your child to get their pledges. Remember, they can email family and friends who don’t live nearby. 

Remember, this is the ONLY fundraiser for the PTO this year. We hope you will participate all month long with your child at home by incorporating some of our healthy living pointers and by helping them ask for pledges.

Let’s Get Moving

We are having a Healthy Habits challenge for teachers! If teachers complete the challenge they can turn in their completed form into the PTO mailbox by Monday, November 5th. Completed forms will be entered into a drawing for a new FItBit on the day of the FUNd Run!

Healthy Tidbit

Choose lean meats such as chicken breast, lean ham or roast beef, instead of salami or bacon. Consider alternate forms of protein such as tofu, cheese, milk, nuts and beans. Try new foods as a family; when everyone is trying something new together, your child will be more able to evaluate it for taste and texture if you guide him or her. Be positive as you comment about the new food from your own perspective as a new taster. Learn from what your child likes about the food. Maybe your child enjoys spicier fare than you previously thought, or likes the crunchy texture of raw squash better than the soft texture when it’s boiled.

Important Dates to Remember:

Friday, November 2nd: Hoola Hoop Day

Saturday, November 3rd:  Free adult Barre class for parents, teachers and staff at MUV Fitness from 8-9am, taught by Meredith Duncan, one of our Brockman Bear parents. Arrive a few minutes early to sign a waiver required by MUV. Child care is available for $5. Sign up here! (registration is encouraged, but not required)

Monday, November 5th: Smoothie Day. Can you help bring some of the needed ingredients for Smoothie Day? Click here to sign up.

Friday, November 9th: The Big Day — The FUNd Run!

Volunteer and Have Fun With Us!

Want to volunteer to help with the FUNd Run or some of the excting in school events that are happening this month leading up to the event? Sign up here!

Brockman FUNd Run 2018 – Dream Big. Let’s Play!

Brockman students and teachers learned there are lots of ways to exercise this week during Yoga Day on 10/23. Students practiced yoga with teachers from Yoga Masala and our own Mrs. Wentzky, and learned poses such as the “Mountain Pose,” and “Sleeping Tiger.” Yoga increases energy and improves focus, concentration and mood. It also builds strength, balance and flexibility. Yoga can be enjoyed by people of all ages – it’s a great activity to practice at home as a family!

Next weeks FUNd Run events continue our focus on moving our bodies to stay strong and healthy:

  • Parents are invited to a special free Barre Class at MUV Fitness on 11/3 from 8-9am, taught by one of our Brockman Bear parents. Childcare is available for $5.
  • Teachers and staff will also participate in a healthy habits challenge with the opportunity to win a FitBit!
  • Finally, students will burn off some of that Halloween energy on Hoola Hoop Day, held in the cafeteria on Friday, 11/2.

The FUNd Run at Brockman is a way for our whole community (parents, teachers, staff, and students!) to focus on a healthy lifestyle. Continue collecting those pledges to raise money for our healthy school and new playground equipment, and we hope to see you at the FUNd Run on November 9th! To volunteer, sign up here.

Thank You From the BROCKMAN BASH Committee

The Brockman Bash Committee* would like to thank these amazing parents for giving their time and energy to helping us put on this wonderful fall event for all our families to enjoy!

Margaret Aucoin
Tara Cecchini
Nici Comer
Katy Dallas
Katharine Dragner
Valerie Goodwin
Robyn Holt
Brandon Jones
Susan Kuhn
Misha Lawyer*
Gabe Madden
Katie Purnell
Michelle Thorvaldson*
Thor Thorvaldson
Tiki Satterwhite
Lindsay Shazly
Tarek Shazly
Kristen Spotts
Sara Svedburg
Tommy Williamson

We would also like to thank Dr. Stark, Mrs. Sharonda Giles, and Mr. Linnan for their unwavering support & help through it all.

And finally, an extra special thank you to Melanie Trimble and Erica Ferrell*: this event could not have been a success without help from people like you!

Seema Madden & Jen Williamson
Brockman Bash Co-Chairs 2018

Box Tops

For all of our new and returning Brockman Bears and their parents, please remember to send in your Box Tops For Education, clipped from many of your favorite products.  If you’re willing to participate, there’s also a bonus app for your cell phone or tablet, available at www.btfe.com/bonusapp.  Every (unexpired) Box Top you send in gives Brockman one dime, 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!

Brockman Spirit Wear…Pass It On

As your child outgrows his or her shirts and sweatshirts, please consider turning them in to the box outside the media center. A few times a year we’ll give parents the opportunity to ‘shop for free’ for 1 pre-owned item per student.

Collection will start Monday, October 22nd.

A ‘shopping’ table will be available on Friday November 9th at the FUNdRun.  More details coming soon!

Contact Julie Schmidt lafrickdusud@hotmail.com for more information.

Donuts & Drop-ins at Sanders Montessori Middle School

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:
November 28, 2018: 10:00-11:30 a.m.
January 24, 2019: 10:30-Noon
February 22, 2019: 9:30-11:00 a.m.
March 20, 2019: 10:00-11:30 a.m

*Please see this flyer for more information or send questions to Jessica Lathren at 803-727-4802.

RSVP by clicking here.

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