2017/18 Welcome Back to School Brookvale Families!
I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer. I also hope you are relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I sincerely value and welcome your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children. I am pleased to announce that I am going on my 12th year as the Principal at Brookvale! Each year brings new and exciting experiences and I embrace all that this school and community has to offer.
All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff is already planning and preparing for your child(ren). Our enthusiastic office team is registering new families, ordering needed materials and updating student files. They are actively preparing for our August MAZE days and can’t wait to share their expertise with each of you. Our hard working and conscientious custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility. And, our much-appreciated PTA is gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer other exciting events and programs. We are indeed a joyous and caring community with the common goals of supporting our students and promoting high-levels of learning.
If you drove past the school or utilized our outdoor playing spaces this summer, you may have noticed the that the new classroom complex is becoming to take shape and come together. We have been informed that the classroom complex will be ready for the first day of school on August 30th. The grades that will inhabit the next complex are grades 4,5,6.
A great deal of time, effort and thought has gone into the process of student placement for the 2017-18 school year.
Careful consideration was given to input from staff and families as well as student learning styles. Classrooms have been balanced academically and socially. Our class lists are structured to provide equitable class sizes at each grade level. Moving students is difficult without causing imbalances and inequities.
Thank you so much for being positive with your child and helping him or her understand that it is impossible to place all students with a preferred best friend or teacher. ALL of our staff works hard to make school a positive experience for ALL students. Brookvale is eagerly looking forward to enriching your child’s life and making positive academic gains with them. Thank you for understanding that it can take a few weeks for a child to acclimate to a new grade, peer group and teacher.
Thank you to all who are helping prepare for the new school year. Your commitment to ensuring that Brookvale remains a celebrated and successful school is awe-inspiring. I eagerly look forward to greeting students and families again. It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal. Please stop by and say hello. Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.
I can’t wait to see everyone on the first day of school, August 30th for a super start to the school year!
Warmest Regards, Cindy Hicks-Rodriguez, Principal