Happy October, Bobcats!
The Brecht Community has great activities planned for the month of October. Our school theme for October is cooperation. Cooperation is working together to accomplish a goal. At Back to School Night, I referenced Brecht’s “non-negotiables” which are listed below. Brecht Teachers will refer to these non-negotiables to foster a growth mindset with our students. What is a growth mindset? Carol Dweck, a Professor of Psychology at Stanford University explains, “It is a belief that a person’s abilities and intelligence can be developed through practice, hard work, dedication and motivation.” Feel free to use these non-negotiables at home to help promote a growth mindset.
Brecht non-negotiables: (These connect with the Bobcat 5: kindness, cooperation, respect, responsibility and excellence)
*We write and speak in complete sentences.
*We all have room to grow.
*We never give up!
*We explain our thinking.
*We respect each other.
*Everyone belongs and matters. We are a team!
*We accept responsibility for our learning.
*We perform the way we practice.
*We come to school everyday!
The office needs your help! Please note that during student arrival (8:45-9:00 a.m.) and student dismissal (3:40-4:00 p.m.), we are asking parents to avoid visiting the school office unless it is an absolute necessity. It is a very busy time in our office and our focus is on our students arriving and leaving safely. If you have an issue or concern during these times, please call the office at 291-1733. After our buses arrive in the morning and depart in the afternoon, our office staff will be happy to assist you. Thank you for your cooperation in helping us to manage these busy times in our office.
We are excited to recognize National Hispanic Heritage during September and October. Please take notice of the following additional events on the calendar for October:
October 10th – School Picture Day for students
October 11th – Bingo Night, 6:00-7:30 pm at Brecht
October 13th – Bobcat Dad’s/VIP Breakfast, 7:30-8:30am at Brecht
October 18th – Roller Skating Party at Overlook Activities Center, 6-8pm
October 27th – Brecht Spirit Day – Spirit days fall on the last Friday of each month. This is one of the many days that we recognize students who have been demonstrating the Bobcat 5!
I look forward to seeing many of you at events in October. Our PTO plays a big part in many of these events. Please consider volunteering your time and become part of a great PTO team. I thank you for being involved in your child’s education. It’s by cooperating and working together that we can help your child grow, learn and achieve great things.
Sharon Schaefer, Principal