Welcome to Sister Annata Brockman Elementary/Junior High School
Principal's 2015 / 2016 Welcome Message
Dear Parents and Guardians,
As we say goodbye to a beautiful, colorful September, we have a few highlights to share of our month. Our final enrollment is 866 students, up from 822 last September 30. We have 34 classrooms with three secretaries, four custodians, eight education assistants and 42 teachers. Many thanks to our staff who worked hard to make our opening smooth for families. Sister Annata visited us on our first day of school. She celebrated with our junior high students that day and returned for our elementary opening celebration on September 16. We have had our first fire drill and lock down, participated in our own local Terry Fox Run, held our first School Advisory Meeting, celebrated many birthdays and we continue to learn the routines in our classrooms as our learning takes off. September was a wonderful month!
October looks to have some very exciting news. Our playground will open! We have a schedule for the students so that all children will have access to the playground during some recesses. We would like to remind parents about signing in. While we are receiving some resistance, please remember that signing in is a safety measure and, from our parent survey, you have indicated a desire for us be diligent with visitors in our building. At the end of the day we expect parents to meet their children at their outside meeting spots, not picking up in our hallways. Most of you have been very good about this change and we thank you for that.
Online payments are now available for a number of things. Both fees and bus passes can be paid through your PowerSchool account. Fieldtrip payments are not yet available, but we will let you know when they are. Also, elementary hot lunch orders can only be done online. Please check last Friday’s update or this newsletter for details.
Happy Thanksgiving! We wish you and your family many blessings in this harvest season. Continue to share the love and the forgiveness that creates the beautiful communities in which we work and play.