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Weekly Message - April 15, 2019

Reported by david_worst@ipsd.org on 4/15/19

Hello Spring Brook Parents –



SAFETY WEEK

Safety Week will take place the week of April 15 and April 22. During this week, we will teach safety lessons to students. The following safety skills will be presented in age appropriate ways: listen to an adult, be alert, situational awareness, moving with a purpose, exit awareness and rally points. These lessons are designed to cover the basic components of school safety without creating anxiety or worry in students.



We look forward to an engaging week with our students. Please contact the office if you have any questions. Thank you for your continued support in keeping our school safe.



Be Internet Awesome Workshop

Raising children in a digital world is challenging, but together we can Be Internet Awesome! Bring your families and join us at Spring Brook for an interactive online safety workshop on Wednesday, May 1st from 6:00-7:30, made possible by the PTA Connected with Google Be Internet Awesome Family Workshop Grant. Through discussion and activities we will learn how to be smart, kind, and brave online, and set goals as a family for intentional device usage. Parents will walk away with answers to questions about online safety, and information to help continue safe practices at home.



The first 50 families to check in at the door will receive a gift bag that includes Google’s Be Internet Awesome family guide. Light refreshments will be served, and there will be great giveaways including a grand prize Google Pixelbook! This event is free and open to all Spring Brook families.



* We only need a handful of volunteers to make this event successful! Please sign up to help at https://signup.com/go/ZkdLLvS. Most of the openings allow you to fully participate in the workshop too. *



Plunge into Fitness

This year's Plunge into Fitness initiative sponsored by Raging Waves is winding down. ALL signed and completed fitness logs are due back to school tomorrow, April 16. Extra fitness logs are available on the Spring Brook website. No late fitness logs can be accepted after Thursday, April 18. Students will receive ticket vouchers to redeem at Raging Waves in early May!



Spring Brook PTA Officer Nominations

The Spring Brook PTA nominating committee places into nomination the following names for officer positions for the 2019-2020 school year:

President - Kathy Dunn

Vice President - Luciana Rodriguez

Treasurer - Sarah Mejia

Secretary - Laura Schutte

Elections will take place at our April PTA meeting on Thursday, April 25 at 930 in the lunchroom. All members are encouraged to attend and participate in the elections and other PTA business. Nominations from the floor will also be accepted at that time.



PDAC

The Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) will host its next meeting on April 16, 7:00-9:00 pm, at Crouse Education Center, 780 Shoreline Drive, to discuss, Parent Engagement: Supporting Learning at Home. All are welcome. To learn more about PDAC, please visit: PDAC subpage



Each year, the Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) calls for nominations of any staff member, parent or district community member that has demonstrated going above and beyond in advancing equitable access for students. Please consider taking a few minutes to recognize an outstanding equity champion! The Equity Champion nomination form can be found on the PDAC subpage (scroll to bottom of page).



Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, April 10 Kindergarten Orientation – 6:30 PM

Friday, April 19 No School

Tuesday, April 23 Grade 2 – Continent Party

Thursday, April 26 PTA Meeting – 9:30 AM



Have a great week! - Dave

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