Brockman PTO

PTO Membership

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

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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.

FUNd Run Kick-Off

FUNd Run Packets

Look for FUNd Run pledge packets to come home with your child TODAY (10/22)!

Be sure to ask your child about the packet and look it over together. They will ask friends and family to sponsor them with pledges. Sponsors can pledge by the minute (ex: $2 per minute = $40) or they can make a flat donation. They will bring their pledges in by Friday, November 9th when we host the big event.

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.

TOMORROW (10/23) is Yoga Day!

Read this excerpt taken form PBS Parents to learn why Yoga and Kids is a great match!

Yoga is about exploring and learning in a fun, safe and playful way. Yoga and kids are a perfect match. Here is what children (and adults!) can learn from yoga:

  • Yoga teaches us about our bodies.
    When we practice the physical postures or exercises (called asanas), we learn how to move more freely and with greater ease and awareness. These postures help our bodies become strong and flexible.
  • Yoga teaches us how to breathe better.
    When we breathe deeply and fully (called pranayama) and become more aware, we can bring peacefulness or energy to our bodies.
  • Yoga teaches us how to use our energy more effectively.
    When we practice yoga, we learn how to use the life force energy in our bodies (called prana) to feel more relaxed, focused, or motivated.
  • Yoga teaches us how to quiet the mind.
    When we practice yoga, we learn how to be still. This helps us to listen with attention and make good decisions.
  • Yoga teaches us about balance.
    When we practice yoga, we learn to be more aware about the need for balance in our lives. This could mean equal stretching on the left and right sides of our bodies or making sure we balance our very busy time with equal quiet time and relaxation.
  • Yoga teaches us to be the “boss” of our bodies.
    Yoga teaches us to listen to our bodies by modifying or changing poses that are too hard or cause pain. (We will talk about how to modify poses in a later section.)
  • Yoga teaches us about taking care of ourselves.
    Yoga is a great way to move our bodies and feel healthy. And teaching children how to take care of themselves is one way to show love. As with all forms of exercise, a good yoga practice can mean a good night’s sleep!

The beauty of yoga is that children can practice alone, with a friend or with a group. Many schools are now teaching yoga to young children, and there are many choices of after-school or weekend classes for kids and their families. Everyone can enjoy yoga – from tots to great-grandparents!

Professional organizations that focus on children also support the idea behind yoga. For example, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and The National Association of the Education for Young Children (NAEYC) recommend that children should participate in activities that support the development of the whole child. This is exactly what yoga is about!

Healthy Tidbit

Your healthy tip of the day is brought to you by the FUNdRUN:  how many colors can you eat today?  (Artificial colors don’t count.)  Have you ever tried purple cabbage, a red radish, or an orange sweet potato?  They taste as different as they look.  Eat a rainbow, and enjoy!

Important Dates to Remember:

Monday, October 22nd: We’ll kick off our official fundraising for the 5th Annual FUNd Run on October 22nd when pledge packets will be sent home with students – remember that 100% of the proceeds from our FUNd Run go back to Brockman, with a special emphasis this year on raising money for new playground equipment!

Tuesday, October 23rd: Yoga Day!

Friday, November 2nd: Hoola Hoop Day

Monday, November 5th: Smoothie Day

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

Get Ready for the BROCKMAN BASH!

The Brockman Bash is almost upon us! Get ready for concessions, games, prizes and costumes (that includes you parents)!
Remember to:

1) Return your Bash RSVP form by Monday, October 15th to reserve your child’s Brockman Student Bash card good for FREE food and games. *Additional Bash cards will be for sale for $5 on the night of the event. (one free Bash Card is available only for current Brockman students).

2) Return your cakewalk donation form by Monday, October 15th. We are looking for 3-4 donations from each class. Get creative and send us your spookiest, most delicious treats! Please contact Nici Comer at gamecomer5@gmail.com if you have any questions.

The Bash will be held on Saturday, October 20th from 6-8pm. An extra special thank you to Marco’s Pizza for sponsoring our haunted house this year! We look forward to seeing Brockman students and their families at this fun fall event!

For more information please contact Seema Madden at blueandque@yahoo.com or Jen Williamson at jenwilli@bellsouth.net.

Brockman FUNd Run 2018

Tuesday during lunch, students, teachers and staff voted on a 2018 FUNd Run logo to go along with this year’s theme: “Dream Big, Let’s Play!” Dr. Stark even got in on the action! It was a close race but there was a clear winner – stay tuned for the results!

We’ll kick off our official fundraising for the 5th Annual FUNd Run on October 22nd when pledge packets will be sent home with students – remember that 100% of the proceeds from our FUNd Run go back to Brockman, with a special emphasis this year on raising money for new playground equipment!

Remember to mark your calendar for the day of the FUNd Run on November 9th as well. Want to volunteer for the FUNd Run or some of the exciting in school events leading up to the big day? Sign up here!

And the logo winner is…

PTO Membership & Volunteer Drive

Are you part of Brockman’s Giving Tree? Please turn in your membership form (or fill out online) and help support the PTO. The deadline to order a school directory is Monday, October 15. We need everyone to give either a little of time or money to keep our school going strong.

You can also sign up for a PTO or Arts Steering Committee here.

New to Brockman? Here’s the link so you can complete a background check to volunteer.

School Sponsorships – This Friday is the last day to make a commitment to sponsor and be included in the school directory.

Brockman FUNd Run 2018 – It’s Kick Off Time!

The kickoff for the Brockman FUNdRUN is TOMORROW, October 9th!  The run itself will be on November 9th, but there will be lots of fun and events leading up to the BIG DAY. We will be providing information to the children all month long about healthy living, including nutrition, sleep and the importance of movement.

Our theme this year is “Dream Big – Let’s Play!” with the goal of raising money for new playground equipment in the future.

New to Brockman and don’t know what this is all about?
This is Brockman’s 5th annual FUNd Run. Started in 2013 with the purpose of raising awareness of healthy living while also raising money for the school, the PTO got the idea to host our own FUNd Run event. No more selling candy bars or wrapping paper. No more navigating multiple small fundraisers throughout the year.

How does it work?
The entire school will run/walk for 20 minutes on November 9th. They will be split into primary, lower elementary and upper elementary, and the run/walk will take place at different times for each group. This is not a race or speed competition. Every child will run or walk the full 20 minutes.

The concept is simple.
On October 22nd, your child will bring home a packet. They will ask friends and family to sponsor them with pledges. Sponsors can pledge by the minute (ex: $2 per minute = $40) or they can make a flat donation. They will bring their pledges in by Friday, November 9th when we host the big event.

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.

Any families wishing to volunteer to help with the FUNd RUN?  
You will get your chance, don’t worry. We’ll send an email detailing the opportunities to participate on this wonderful day of activity and Brockman spirit!

Walk For Life

Join Brockman’s Walk For Life Team

On Saturday, October 13th, our staff team “Richland 1 – Brockman Bears” will walk in the annual 5K to raise funds to support Palmetto Health Breast Center. Parents and families are more than welcome to join us for this important service opportunity. Click here to register to walk or make a donation. Registration is open until September 27th. For more information, contact team captain, Georgia Godfrey, at georgia.godfrey@richlandone.org.

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