Bromwell Halloween Festivities!
The tradition continues this Halloween when Bromwell students will dress in costume and parade around the neighborhood Tuesday, Oct. 31. The festivities kick off at 1:45 p.m. on the basketball court. Following the parade, students will return to their classrooms for individual parties.
Please do not dress children in costumes that morning. Instead, label costumes and bring in a separate bag to school. Teachers will help students dress prior to the parade. Please use good judgement: no scary masks, no weapons.
Parents are invited to join us on the trick-or-treat trail. Here’s a map of the planned route.
Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) is a non-profit travelling group that involves kids and families in putting on a fantastic production – all in a week’s time! A team of two professional actor/directors arrives with a set, lights, costumes, props, and make-up. They have everything it takes to put on a play, except the cast. All Bromwell 1st through 5th graders are invited to try out for a role.
There is a lot of information about how the program works, so please review and click on the links below. But before you do, we have two important requests:
1) Who will continue the Missoula tradition at Bromwell? We are still looking for an interested parent to take over next year. Now is the time to commit, so you can shadow Amy DeCamillis, Bromwell’s long-standing Missoula champion. Please contact Amy directly firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2) We still need a family to house a Missoula director, who typically spends 8 a.m – 8 p.m. working at Bromwell. This is a great experience for your family. The director needs a dedicated bedroom and access to a bathroom from Nov. 5 – 12. Contact Amy for more information.
MCT Program Details & Registration Information
What: This year’s production is Gulliver’s Travels
When: Rehearsals run Nov. 6 – 10. Performances held Nov. 10 and 11.
How to participate: Fill out the registration form and include payment of $80 per child (checks are deposited once a role is secured).
Registration forms will be accepted starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18 and not any earlier. We will continue to accept registrations until all of the spots are filled.
Pre-registration requirements: Missoula can take a total of 64 kids, four of which are Assistant Directors. There is a maximum number of participants allowed in each age group. Please see the requirements below per MCT policy:
Every spring, Denver Public Schools sponsors an outdoor Shakespeare Festival on the grounds of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA). Many DPS schools participate, however, Bromwell makes a point to enter several Shakespearian scenes each year. This year’s Shakespeare Festival is Friday, April 27, 2018.
The children who participate in the Shakespeare Festival always come away from the event saying it is one of their favorite memories of Bromwell.
Learn more at http://shakespeare.dpsk12.org/
Avid4 Adventure serves to inspire life-long active outdoor lifestyles and environmental stewardship through experiences that provide personal development and memorable adventures.
Students do everything from kayaking to rock climbing to mountain biking. They work on individual skills as well as team building skills. It is a day students look forward to with great anticipation. We rotate Avid4 Adventure each year with a traditional field day.
At Bromwell, the opportunity to participate in Avid4 Adventure comes in part from a PTSA grant given each year.
Multicultural Week at Bromwell has two main purposes:
- To demonstrate knowledge of and interest in students, their cultures, communities, and/or their background experience.
- To demonstrate culturally responsive teaching into classrooms by integrating students’ cultures within the classroom and celebrating diversity.
Multicultural Week kicks off with an all-school dragon parade assembly in the gym, celebrating the Chinese New Year. During the week, students learn in the classroom and during special events about different world cultures. The week is packed with presentations by teachers, parents, and special guests. It all wraps up with Multicultural Night, which showcases the artistic, musical, and dance talents of Bromwell students and teachers and builds our community spirit with an open potluck.
Multicultural Week grew out of a day-long celebration that began at Bromwell years ago and was supported by many hard-working parents and staff.
The Valentine’s Day Card Sale is a tradition at Bromwell. For our 2014 card sale, Bromwell teamed up with Swoozies (589 Fillmore Street). Swoozies displayed the beautiful cards made by our students in art class. Proceeds from the card sale went to Project Valentine. A huge thank you to our dedicated art teacher and the parent volunteers who made this a success; and way to go, student artists!
After our 2013 card sale, we received this lovely thank-you note from Project Valentine:
To the wonderful kids of Bromwell Elementary:
Project Valentine sends you a huge THANK YOU for donating your beautiful handmade valentines to our care packages! The money you donated went to buy fun items to be added to the care packages: puzzle books, reading lights, hand warmers, gum and mints, hats and scarves, scarves, and books. The men, women, and children who received these bags were sitting for many long uncomfortable hours getting medicine to cure their cancer…and you helped MAKE THEIR DAY WONDERFUL. They smiled, laughed, and said “wow!” over everything they got in their care package, especially your valentines. I hope you are proud of yourselves for making such a difference in a cancer patient’s life. I know *I’m* proud of you.
Amy Smeester, Vice President of Project Valentine