Scholastic Book Fair

Bookaneer Adventure

 

Ahoy Brookshire Mateys!!!
The Book Fair starts Wednesday, September 14 and runs through Thursday, September 22. We’re back in the Media Center this year!

Students must have a parent/guardian with them to shop before or after school. Parents, please check in with the front office for your visitor sticker before coming to the library. We’re always looking for more volunteers – if you’re interested, visit the Brookshire PTA page and access the sign-up genius.
We hope to see you there!

September 14th – 22nd 8:15am – 3:15pm (except Wednesdays til 2:15pm) and September 15th 6:30pm – 8:00 pm during Open House.

Back to School Food Truck – August 12th

Brookshire Bulldogs…mark you calendars for a Back to School Food Truck Celebration you won’t want to miss!  

We will celebrate the end of summer and welcome the new school year with an evening of fun for the Brookshire community! 

August 12th from 5-8 PM in the car loop.  

We hope that all of you will join us!

Food Truck Bash

Brookshire Merchandise Catalog

The PTA is excited to share our first merchandise catalog!  We know you and your child want to show your Brookshire spirit, so we’ve created new t-shirts, dry-fit shirts, accessories and more, all available through the PTA.

The attached form outlines the options.  Please use the order form on the final page to note your selections, colors and sizes.

You can bring completed forms and payments to the Meet the Teacher event or return them to the front office or your child’s teacher the first week of classes.

Order forms are due by Friday, August 19.

All items will be ordered and delivered to your child’s classroom.

Questions? Email Teresa Donaldson at 2ndVP@brookshirepta.org.

Looking forward to a great year ahead!

Brookshire Merchandise Catalog

Meet the Teacher – August 11th

Parents, can you believe Meet the Teacher is just around the corner? You can pre-order PTA merchandise (such as folders and PTA memberships) to avoid lines at Meet the Teacher. Simply download the form below, fill it out, and drop it off in the school office before August 1st.

Looking forward to a great 2016- 2017 school year!

 

 

Click Here to Download

 

General Meeting April 12

Brookshire Elementary PTA

General Meeting Minutes

April 12, 2016

Call to order

Alisa Hildebrand

Meeting was held in the Cafeteria at 7:00 p.m.

Quorum

Approximately 17 people present including six (6) Executive Board members.

Correspondence

NA

Minutes

March minutes were posted online, available at the meeting, and approved with no changes.

Members

Please see attendance sheet – 17 members in attendance.

Old Business

Food Pantry

Kara McKinney

List of desired food items provided on agenda.
Feed Hope Now is donating 250 boxes of food to the school’s food pantry. This will meet the current needs.
Amanda Schaefer recommended a SignUp Genius for food donations and asking Walk ‘n Roll participants to contribute needed items.

New Business

Fifth Grade Party Fund

Alisa Hildebrand

The Executive Board recommends a $1,000 PTA contribution from PTA to support the fifth grade end-of-year party.
The motion was approved by a unanimous vote.

Brookshire Alumni / Senior Party

Alisa Hildebrand

Graduating seniors that attended Brookshire will be honored the afternoon of 5/11/16.
Tish Alessandro is coordinating promotion of the event through the WPHS PTA and morning announcements, as well as notification to other area high schools.

Kindergarten Orientation

Alisa Hildebrand

Science Night

Susan Mulchrone

A date with the high school Chemistry Honors club has not been finalized yet. PTA has been asked to provide dinner for the evening.

National Assistant Principal Week

Susan Mulchrone

Recognize our assistant principal, Jared Scott.

Upcoming Events

Brookshire Fund

Alisa Hildebrand

Scheduled for 5/11/16 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
Yard signs have been ordered to promote the date.
Margie Haines will be available to register students.
Parents volunteered to provide campus tours: Tish Alessandro, Julie McBride, Shannon MacDonald, and Amanda Schaefer.

Social planned for 4/22/16 at Gator’s Dockside.

Meet-ups

Alisa Hildebrand

Last April event is 4/22/16 at Chick-fil-A on University and Forsyth.

Walk ‘n Roll

Alisa Hildebrand

Planned for 4/13/16.

Nominating Committee

2016 Slate

Alisa Hildebrand

Proposed Slate presented at 3/10/16 meeting. Slate was unanimously approved by verbal vote. President – Kara McKinney
1st Vice President – Boone Fleming

2nd Vice President – Teresa Donaldson Recording Secretary – Erin Baker Corresponding Secretary – Maria Baldwin Treasurer – Samira Blommel

Adjourn

Alisa Hildebrand

Meeting adjourned at 7:45 pm

Executive Board Meeting April 12

Brookshire Elementary PTA

Executive Board Meeting

April 12, 2016

Call to order

Alisa Hildebrand

Executive Board meeting held in the cafeteria at 6:00 p.m. The meeting was called to order by the President.

Quorum

Yes – Six (6) members present

Correspondence

NA

Members

Mrs. Mulchrone, Mr. Scott, Alisa Hildebrand, Kara McKinney, Emily Osburne & Erin Baker

Business

Food Pantry

Kara McKinney

Feed Hope Now is donating 250 boxes of food to the school’s food pantry. This will meet the current needs.

Kindergarten Orientation

Alisa Hildebrand

Scheduled for 5/11/16 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
Yard signs have been ordered to promote the date.
Margie Haines will be available to register students.
Five (5) volunteers are sought to conduct campus tours.
Parent volunteer sign-up sheets will be available for parents interested in helping with: AR tests, school carnival, Busy Bulldog program, school decorations, Book Fair, and lunch room support.

Teacher Appreciations

Kara McKinney

The food truck, chair massage therapist, and gift cards are confirmed.

Fifth Grade Party

Alisa Hildebrand

PTA contributing $1,000 to the party will be voted on at the General PTA meeting.

Brookshire Alumni / Senior Party

Alisa Hildebrand

Scheduled for 5/11/16 after WPHS dismissal. More details will be released.

Committee Chair Gifts

Alisa Hildebrand

Kara McKinney will make granola.

National Assistant Principal Week

Susan Mulchrone

Recognize our assistant principal, Jared Scott.

Upcoming Events

Alisa Hilderband

PTA meet-up at Chick-fil-A on 4/21/16.
Brookshire Fund social on 4/22/16 at Gator’s Dockside.

Budget Updates

Kara McKinney

Approximately $350 remaining in teacher mini-grant budget and $200 in Angel Fund. Two fifth grade field trips are planned that might need funding: Sea World and Universal (patrol field trip only).

Student Planners

Alisa Hildebrand

Planners have been ordered, but an invoice has not been received.

Lunchroom Volunteers

Susan Mulchrone

The SignUp Genius link will be resent to parents.

Science Night

Susan Mulchrone

A date with WPHS Chemistry Honors club has not been finalized yet. PTA has been asked to provide dinner for the evening.

School Garden / Shade Cover

Alisa Hildebrand

The City of Winter Park has expressed interest in planting a shade cover on Arbor Day (April 29th). Plans have been submitted to OCPS for approval.

Adjourn

Alisa Hildebrand

Meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m.

March 10 General Meeting

Brookshire Elementary PTA
General Meeting Minutes
March 10, 2016
Call to order Alisa Hildebrand Meeting was held in the Cafeteria at 7:00 p.m.
Quorum Approximately 36 people present including seven (7) Executive Board members.
Correspondence NA
Minutes February minutes were posted online, available at the meeting, and approved with no changes.
Members Please see attendance sheet – 36 members in attendance.
Nominating Committee 2016 Slate Tish Alessandro Proposed Slate:
President – Kara McKinney
1st Vice President – Boone Fleming
2nd Vice President – Teresa Donaldson
Recording Secretary – Erin Baker
Corresponding Secretary – Maria Baldwin
Treasurer – Samira Blommel
Old Business School Field Susan Mulchrone The OCPS Building and Grounds Representative walked the play field and determined rocks from the fire lane are surfacing. Sod will be laid during the summer to cover the areas.
Pillars that have been seen are from anchors for classroom portables and will be removed.
New Business Behavior Leadership Team (BLT) Beth Christner Please see attached PPT for full details.
BLT is initiating Foundations program at Brookshire through a grant provided by FDLRS. Foundation representatives have visited Brookshire once with another visit planned in May. Brookshire staff will complete three to four training sessions at FDLRS.
Parents may be involved in the communication efforts of the BLT.
Melodie Mihailoff Please refer to above referenced PPT for full details.
Parent volunteers are sought to work in the lunchroom. A link for sign-up will be shared in the Brookshire enewsletter. All volunteers must apply via ADDitions.
Susan Mulchrone The BLT will work on one area at a time and will be looking at other areas. The team is in a four to six week observation phase.
Parents interested on serving on the committee may contact Beth Christner.
School Grades Susan Mulchrone Scores and Reports shared on meeting agenda; Guest column by Superintendent Jenkins and FAQ on FSA also provided at meeting (all attached).
OCPS has instructed schools to refrain from celebration over 2015 school grades.
Schools need a 95% participation rate for calculation of a grade. Brookshire held a 95% rate.
Plans for grade improvement: focus on science in all grade levels, teachers are monitoring student data and assessing skills not mastered, focus on standards, progress monitoring systems.
Upcoming Events Skate Night Alisa Hilderbrand School skate night is 3/30/16 from 6:30 to 8:30 at Semoran Skateway.
Meet-ups Erin Baker Next meet-up is 2/28/16 at Jeremiah’s from 3:00 to 9:00 pm. When Brookshire is mentioned the school will receive 50 cents from each item sold.
Suggestions for future meet-ups are welcome.
FSA Information Alisa Hilderbrand An informative meeting conducted by Jared Scott on the 2016 FSA will be held after the conclusion of the PTA meeting.
Adjourn Alisa Hildebrand Meeting adjourned at 8:16 pm

Executive Board Meeting March 10

Brookshire Elementary PTA
Executive Board Meeting
March 10, 2016
Call to order Alisa Hildebrand Executive Board meeting held in the cafeteria at 6:00 p.m. The meeting was called to order by the President.
Quorum Yes – Seven (7) members present
Correspondence NA
Members Mrs. Mulchrone, Mr. Scott, Alisa Hildebrand, Allison Hendriks, Kara McKinney, Emily Osburne & Erin Baker
Business Date Books (Student Planners) Alisa Hildebrand Date books for 2016 school year were ordered from School Datebooks. Brookshire is under a three-year contract with the company that concludes during the 2016 school year.
Mrs. Mulchrone researched additional planner options. These can be ordered in 2017 when Brookshire is no longer under contract.
Teacher Appreciation Kara McKinney Annie Remoll has begun planning for the week scheduled 5/2/16 – 5/6/16. Proposed schedule includes a food truck on Monday, chair massages on Tuesday, gift card raffles on Wednesday, staff breakfast on Thursday and classes “spoil your teacher” on Friday.
The massage therapist from previous years has been contacted. A food truck is being sought.
Spring Fling Allison Hendriks Event planned for 5/6/16. Will be promoted as a dance for female students to bring a guest with them. Committee will be formed to handle decorating and promotion. Advertisements will be made with the bowling event for male students.
Kindergarten Roundup Alisa Hildebrand Date window from OCPS has not been released yet.
Nikki Barnes is chairing the event. Five to eight volunteers will be needed to work the event.
Students will walk through the lunch line and receive goldfish crackers, cheese sticks and bottled water.
Erin Baker will contact Nikki Barnes to share plans for the event.
Bowling Event Erin Baker Event scheduled for male students on 5/20/16 at Aloma Bowl. Students may bring a special guest with them. Cost will be $5 per person and includes bowling shoes and 1.5 hours of bowling. Two sessions are available: 5:30 to 7:00 pm and 7:00 to 8:30 pm.
Volunteers needed to help check-in participants at the event.
Science Night Alisa Hilderband The WPHS Chemistry Honors Club has spoken with Dr. Christner. More details on the event will be shared by Dr. Christner.
PTA Meeting Day / Time Erin Baker Glenridge Middle School and OCPS board meetings are also on the second Tuesday of the month. Some parents have expressed interest in changing Brookshire PTA meetings to a date that does not conflict with these meetings.
For the 2016 school year the PTA board will consider moving meetings to the first Tuesday of the month.
Student Organization Skills / Supplies Susan Mulchrone To help students strengthen organizational skills, AVID Binders have been researched. The three-ring binders provide color-coded sections for each subject. The binder will replace take home folders.
Materials needed to create an AVID style binder will be put on supply lists for third through fifth graders.
School Supply Packs Alisa Hildebrand Brookshire offered prepackaged school supply packs in past years. Kara McKinney will research this option for the 2016 school year.
Food Pantry Kara McKinney Allison Hendriks has been helping with the pantry.
Food drives will be planned for later this spring with possible pizza parties for the class that collects the most food.
Responses have not been received from Second Harvest Food Bank for food donations.
Christina Savino, program specialist with OCPS Homeless Education, suggested asking partners in education for food donations or apply to the waiting list through Love Pantry.
Lunchroom Volunteers Alisa Hildebrand The Behavior Leadership Team will present a program at the night’s general meeting. Mrs. Mihailoff has organized a volunteer schedule that will be provided to parents.
Student Book Library Exchange Erin Baker Brookshire parent Shannon MacDonald suggested creating a book exchange similar to “The Little Free Library.”
Susan Mulchrone will research purchase of a mobile book cart that will allow students to donate unwanted books and receive used books donated by other students. The cart could be used during the morning reading period prior to final school bell.
Fundraising Programs Erin Baker Additional funds could be raised by PTA through spirit nights and / or grant applications. Some meet-ups from this spring will provide funds to the PTA. Other ideas discussed by the board include: Solar Bear spirit night, sale of coupon books, bake sale, fees for parking in the Brookshire lot during WPHS sporting events at the stadium.
Kara McKinney reported the budget is in a good place at this time.
Administration Award Jared Scott Congratulations to Mrs. Mulchrone who has been accepted to the Harvard Educational Leadership program this summer based on her video application. The week long summit will take place on the Harvard campus this summer.
Adjourn Alisa Hildebrand Meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m.