Apr 28

School Traffic Survey

bikersCar traffic is a headache for all – staff, parents, bike and pedestrian commuters, and school neighborhoods! School Traffic Survey results can help us understand why parents opt to drive their student(s) to school, providing us insight as to how we can reduce car traffic and improve safety.

Please take some time to fill out the Safe Routes Survey in order to help Brookshire become a safer zone:


Mar 23

Join Us to Vote in the New Board!

brioCome join us for a Brookshire Family Brio Dinner and vote in your 2015-2016 PTA Executive Board!

When: Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30 PM
Brookshire Cafeteria
What to Eat:
Spaghetti w/ 3 sauces to choose from
Caesar Salad or Garden Salad of lettuce, tomato, & cucumber
$5.00 per person (adult or child)
Send in the form below to the office or in your child’s folder

We hope to see you there on April 7th!


Mar 03

PTA Executive Board

The Nominating Committee is looking for people who are interested in running for PTA Executive Board for the 2015-2016 school year. We cannot do all the wonderful things PTA does for the Brookshire community without a strong group of leaders. We need your help!

The position of Corresponding Secretary especially needs to be filled; but all PTA members are welcome to run for any position that interests them.

Attached are the job descriptions and a short questionnaire to fill out to help the Nominating Committee know why you are a good candidate for the position.

Please fill out the attached questionnaire and email it to Vini Knauf (correspondingsecretary@brookshirepta.org) no later than Thursday, February 26.

Feb 18

A Few Notes about Clothes and Lunchboxes

A few notes about clothes and lunchboxes coming to school:

1. LABEL your items with your child’s name. They are more likely to get back to you.

2. If you are ready to donate some clothes to charity, please consider that the school nurse always needs pants and shorts for girls and boys of all sizes.

3. We thank you for your generous donations of hoodies and jackets that were collected from the lost and found on February 18th. We have 11 garbage bags full of very nice unlabeled items. These will either be donated or sold at consignment with the proceeds going back to the school. If you think you may have donated something by accident, please let the front office know a detailed description and we will see if we can locate it for you in the next couple of days before they get processed.

Feb 02

Birthday Marquee

Only four more months left in the school year! These Spring months fill up fast with birthday messages on the sign on Green Drive, so be sure to reserve your special day soon.

Click the flier below for more information or send an e-mail to be5thgradeparty@gmail.com.

Thank you for your support!

Jan 23

Pre-Bash Raffle

Pre-Bash Raffle

Don’t Cook – Take-out! Gift Card Basket ($138 value)

Whole Foods


Boardwalk Pizza

Miller’s Ale House


Rainbow Sno-Cone

Raffle ticket price:  $2 for 1 ticket or $5 for 3 tickets.

****Only 250 total tickets will be sold!****


*Raffle ticket sales will begin Wednesday, January 21st and end onThursday, January 29th.  Drawing will take place on the morning announcements January 30th.


Tickets can be purchased:

-In the main office anytime between Jan. 21st & 30th (Please exact cash only)

-Car circle in the afternoon on Friday, Jan. 23th (Please exact cash only).

-Monday, January 26th before and after school (8:15-8:45 & 2:45-3:15) tickets will be available at the bike rack on Greene Dr. (cash or credit card) please pay with exact cash

**Please note your child’s teacher cannot accept money for raffle tickets.**

 If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Caron at rcaronfsu@hotmail.com

Jan 20

Book Fair is Coming!

January 22, 2015 – January 29, 2015







Open 8:15 am until 3:15 pm

Thursday, January 22

Friday, January 23

Monday, January 26

Tuesday, January 27


Open 8:15 am until 2:15

Wednesday, January 28


Open 8:15 am until noon

Thursday, January 29



If you would like to volunteer for a shift, please email Becky Mahan at mahanfamily4@gmail.com

Jan 12

Brookshire Bash January 31!






Jan 04

Recess: OCSB Pre-Agenda Meeting

As a friendly reminder, there will be an Orange County School Board Pre-Agenda Meeting on Tuesday, January 13th at 4:30pm to discuss restoring recess in our elementary schools.

We have confirmed 4 speakers, including a well respected Pediatrician from Nemours Lake Nona (who lives in Winter Park).  We have been consulted by OCPS insiders and a former School Board member that individual meetings with School Board members is not enough — we need to pack the house to be heard — this is absolutely critical!


at 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Where: Ronald Blocker Educational Leadership Center, 445 W. Amelia St., Orlando, FL 32801

Dec 10

Great Information about Recess


As recess in schools continues to be a debated topic, Brookshire PTA offers two resources. One is a statement from National PTA below:

Whereas, Children’s physical fitness and children’s engagement in physical activity are associated with greater academic achievement and cognitive functioning; and

Whereas, Elementary school children who have more recess ti me have been found to have better classroom behavior; and

Whereas, Recess is important for children’s socialization, school adjustment, and overall social development; and

Whereas, Recess provides unstructured play opportunities that allow children to engage in physical activity and should not replace physical education classes that provide sequential instruction to enhance the development of motor skills, movement concepts, and physical fitness; and

Whereas, Increased physical activity time during th e school day does not adversely affect student academic achievement; and

Whereas, Children who engage in more physical activity have better physical and mental health; and

Whereas, Physical activity can provide other benefits to children’s positive dev elopment such as physical competence and a sense of personal responsibility; and

Whereas, Establishment of an active lifestyle in childhood leads to a more active lifestyle in adulthood; therefore be it

Resolved, That National PTA and its constituent a ssociations support at least one period of recess for at least 20 minutes for each elementary student every school day; and be it further

Resolved, That National PTA and its constituent associations oppose denial of school recess as a disciplinary measure for academic reasons or inappropriate classroom behavior ; and be it further

Resolved, That National PTA and its constituent associations recommend that school districts develop and implement policies for school recess that include unstructured outdoor play and unstructured indoor play for inclement weather days, educate students on safe playground rules, ensure the safety of playground equipment and develop an adequate adult to student ratio; and be it further

Resolved, That National PTA and its con stituent associations support both adequate recess and physical education classes.

Another great resource is a PDF titled, “The Crucial Role of Recess in School,” released by the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. You can download the PDF below:


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