Dear Brecht Families,
My name is Nicole Reinking, and I am thrilled and honored to be the new principal of Brecht Elementary! I am eager to meet all of you and your children soon. If you haven’t already done so, please take a moment to share your feedback with me about your Brecht experience via this link: https://tinyurl.com/BrechtParentSurvey. This year at Brecht we will continue the excellent work already underway on improving our positive school culture, creating and honing systems to identify and address learning and behavior needs, and incorporating trauma-informed practices that benefit all students.
It has been a fun and fast summer. The building and grounds look amazing and ready to receive our Brecht Bobcats on the first day of the 2019-2020 school year: Monday, August 26. Read on for helpful information, exciting opportunities, and important dates to get your and your children ready for the new school year. Please be in touch if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you for partnering with us on this amazing educational journey!
August 9: Teacher Letters Mailed Out
Students will receive a letter directly from their assigned teacher for the year. This letter will also include a copy of the school supply lists specific to each grade level. Student bus
assignments will be mailed separately from the District Transportation Department and should be received by mid-August.
August 13 @ 11 AM: Kindergarten Bus Ride Experience at Brecht
Students will be able to practice getting on and off the bus, learn safety rules, and take a short ride on the bus. Parents may ride along with their children.
August 14 @ 10 AM – 12 PM: Open House at Brecht
Students in grades K-4 and their parents are invited to take a self-guided tour through the building (maps provided for our new families) to see classrooms, the cafeteria, the gymnasium, and the library. This will also be an excellent opportunity to meet me! Please note: Teachers will not be present at this time.
August 21: The Brecht Bobcat Express- Free School Supply Distribution
Brecht teachers will be arriving at three locations (scheduled stops below) in the Brecht community to visit with students and hand out free school supplies. Even if you do not need school supplies, we would LOVE to see your smiling faces! We will be at each stop for about 10-15 minutes. Please note: The scheduled stops are approximate times.
Stop 1– 10:30-10:45: Liberty & Charlotte (near Career Link)
Stop 2– 11:00-11:15: On Roosevelt, near Glen Moore Circle (entrance to Golden Triangle Apartments)
Stop 3– 11:30-11:45: Stauffer Park (at Toll Gate Lane)
August 21 @ 6:00 – 7:00 PM: PTO Back-to-School Ice Cream Social
Thanks to our fabulous PTO, this event is an excellent opportunity for your child to see friends and teachers while enjoying some ice cream on the playground at Brecht.
August 26: First Day of School for Students in Grades 1-4
August 26 @ 11 AM – 1 PM OR 4 PM – 6 PM: Kindergarten Open House
While this is the first day of school for students in grades 1-4, our kindergarten students and their parents are invited to meet their teachers and explore their classrooms during the available drop-in times. Teachers will be waiting to greet you in the classrooms, and you might get to meet other friends who are visiting at the same time. Parents must stay with their children during this event. Please note: School will be in session during the 11AM – 1 PM drop-in session for our students in grades 1-4. Please check in first at the office, and we will guide you to the Kindergarten classrooms.
August 27: First Full Day of School for Kindergarten Students
August 30 & September 2: NO SCHOOL
September 4 @ 6:30 – 8:00: Back to School Night (Details to follow in first day packets)