Welcome to the Parent Teacher Association for Brookvale Elementary in Fremont, California. Our mission is to encourage and promote parent involvement to benefit our childrens’ education. Please join us!
See you next year! Don’t forget:
August 21st – school office opens
August 22nd – TK/Kinder/1st Grade MAZE Day
TK 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Kindergarten 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
*******Lunch Break******* MUR Closed 12:oo – 1:00 p.m.
1st Grade 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
August 23rd – 2nd – 6th grade MAZE Day
2nd Grade 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
3rd Grade 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
4th Grade 11:00 – 12:oo noon
*******Lunch Break******* MUR Closed 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
5th Grade 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
6th Grade 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
August 30th – First Day of School
Here is a rundown of next year’s staffing:
TK – Divizich/Schumacher
K – Ashford/Huang/Whiting/Fang/Uyeda/TBA
1st grade – Strickland/Gow/Schilling/Diaz/Cheng Grade
1st/2nd grade Special Day Class – Santos Grade
2nd grade – Haller/Luo/Bi
2nd/3rd grade – Fulton Grade
3rd grade – Ynzunza/Garcia/Hatfield
3rd/4th grade Special Day Class – Kato
4th grade – Chug/Rice
4th/5th grade – Browning
5th – Pearsall/Maciel
5th/6th grade – Munoz
6th grade – Dillon/Bobosky
Computers – Bables
P.E. – Beller/Tinsley
Science – Browne
Some information on combination classrooms from the school website:
What is a combination class?
A combined or split class refers to a class that is made up of students from two grades. Combined classes occur most frequently in elementary schools. For example, a school might have a grade 2/ 3 class combination which would include some 2nd graders and some 3 graders. It is important to know that students in combined classes are not held back to the level of the younger children nor are the children in the lower grade expected to do work beyond their abilities. The prescribed learning outcomes are grade appropriate for all students, whether or not they are in a combined class or not.
What are the criteria for establishing who is in a combination class at Brookvale?
When teachers are beginning to help establish classes with the principal, for the following school year, there are specific criteria used to determine if a student would be successful in a combination classroom setting. School staff look at students who have displayed the ability to work independently, who have met or exceeded the previous year benchmarks in ELA and Math, who have displayed the ability to ask thought provoking questions about core subjects, who are highly organized in their studies and who demonstrate success when being academically challenged in the classroom setting. Students are placed in a combination class if the previous year teacher feels from the student data, that the student will be able to succeed in a multi-grade classroom setting. Professional judgment, using student data is a large consideration when placing students in a combo class.
If my child is placed in a combination class, how can I support my child?
Parents can support their children in the same ways they would if they were in a single grade class. Staying interested and concerned about school work and activities, monitoring a child’s homework and keeping in touch with the teacher whenever possible. If you have concerns about your child’s learning, you should speak to the classroom teacher. As in any classroom setting, staying in communication with the teacher is key in assisting your child with their studies.
We appreciate your feedback! Congratulations to the Tan Family (kids in Ms. Ynzunza’s and Mrs. Ashford’s classes) for winning the Steve & Kate Camp certificate raffle! Have fun this summer
Check back for future events!