Bromwell Book Fair Nov 13-15

The Bromwell Scholastic Book Fair is this week: Tuesday, Nov. 13 through Thursday, Nov. 15. Hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., extended until 6 p.m. on Wednesday. See you there!

Register for Winter Enrichment 2018

CLICK HERE TO VIEW CLASSES AND REGISTER

December 3rd- February 14th

Please register by November 26th. After November 26th you will be charged a $10.00 late registration fee.

Registration will not be complete without payment of the classes and the $6.00 Bromwell Enrichment fee/ per child.

Please register through Bromwell using this link from Cheddar Up.

All Classes are 3:15 to 4:15 unless otherwise noted.

All Classes are subject to minimum and maximum. If a class does not meet the minimum and is cancelled I will contact you.

Please be aware of the grade restrictions. It is listed in the class description and Cheddar Up.

If we do not have school then we do NOT have enrichment class.

At this time we do not have enrichment for ECE. Any questions — please contact Ashley Walker at bromwellenrichment@gmail.com  

CSC Meeting Wednesday November 7

Wednesday November 7 CSC Meeting Agenda
  1. Approve Prior Meeting Minutes
  2. Budget Update
  3. UIP Strategy Update (Data)
  4. Community Rep
  5. 2019-2020 Budget Priorities
  6. New Business
  7. Public Comment Period
  8. Set Next Agenda
Open Forum:
Discussion:
Action Items:
Important Calendar Items:

State of the School Meeting Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Please join me in person for an in-depth SPF discussion on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 at 7 p.m., as part of our our annual State of the School Meeting. At this important meeting, we will also cover the following:
  • SPF deep dive, and information about other tests we’re using to evaluate performance
  • School Finances
  • Capital and classroom improvements
  • Strategic planning 
  • Annual Fund update (now’s a great time to click and give!)
Look for an electronic meeting invite and more information about the State of the School Meeting coming soon.  Thank you as always for supporting our efforts to make Bromwell a center of academic excellence that meets the needs of every individual child. 

Sincerely,

Andrew Hodges
Principal, Bromwell Elementary School 

Bromwell School Performance Framework (SPF) Results

Dear Bromwell Families,   Students aren’t the only ones who get report cards, schools do, too! Within Denver Public Schools this comes in the form of the School Performance Framework, or “SPF” for short. The SPF measures many important aspects of what we know makes a great school, such as: 
  • student and parent satisfaction,
  • improvement in state test scores from year to year
  • and how well the school serves and challenges all of its students.
The SPF provides essential feedback to me, as well as our staff and teachers, helping the Bromwell community work together to maintain strengths and make progress in key areas where improvement is needed.

I’ve prepared this short video announcing Bromwell’s SPF results. Spoiler alert: it’s good news. We’re moving on up! Please join me in person for an in-depth SPF discussion on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 at 7 p.m., as part of our our annual State of the School Meeting. At this important meeting, we will also cover the following:

  • SPF deep dive, and information about other tests we’re using to evaluate performance
  • School Finances
  • Capital and classroom improvements
  • Strategic planning 
  • Annual Fund update (now’s a great time to click and give!)
Look for an electronic meeting invite and more information about the State of the School Meeting coming soon.  Thank you as always for supporting our efforts to make Bromwell a center of academic excellence that meets the needs of every individual child.  Sincerely, Andrew Hodges Principal, Bromwell Elementary School

The Bromwell Annual Fund: Bridging the Gap by Oct. 31

It takes each of us giving our time, talent, and treasure to make Bromwell shine. During the month of October, we come together to support our school through the Annual Fund. This direct giving campaign is designed to help Bridge the Gap between the funds provided by DPS and what it costs to enhance our children’s learning environment.

Bromwell’s Fundraising Goal for the 2018-2019 school year is to raise a total of$1,000 per child through the Annual Fund and Spring Auction. Without these fundraisers, our children would not have:

  • Paraprofessionals & Specials – Our largest expense is funding our invaluable Paras and Specials classes. Not only do Paras lower the student-teacher ratio, but they also allow more time to focus on critical subjects and small group learning. Bromwell values the development of the whole child and is dedicated to expanding its diversified curriculum through Specials classes like art, music and PE.
  • Teacher & Staff Grants – The PTA awards teachers and staff grants to spend in their classrooms to provide an enriched and engaging learning environment. Funds are used for academic software, iPads, books, STEM sets, computer carts, sensory tables, seating, trikes, literacy/math stations and more.
  • School Improvement Projects – The new blacktop installed last spring and school wide technology are examples of the ways we continuously work to improve our indoor and outdoor spaces.
  • Community Events –  Celebrating community is a core value at Bromwell, and your donations help fund important school-wide events including the Popsicle Social, Movie Night, Multi-Cultural programs, Holiday Parties, Staff & Volunteer Appreciation, Parent Coffees, Student Clubs and more.
GOAL: 100% Participation by October 31, 2018 Bromwell would not be what it is without our vibrant and generous parent community which is why the goal of the Annual Fund is to reach 100% participation by October 31. Only one donation per family is needed to reach our goal. No donation is too small and every dollar helps us Bridge the Gap to ensure Bromwell and our children continue to shine and develop a life-long love of learning. Participation will be tracked by grade and celebrated when participation levels are reached. If you have multiple children at Bromwell, you only need to donate one time for all of your children to receive participation credit in their grades.

How Can You Give?

Every donation is 100% tax deductible and can be made by one or more of the following:
  • One Time Giving – Donate online through PayPal or put a check or cash in the blue envelope. Return to school in your child’s folder, mail to Bromwell, or drop off in the Annual Fund Box at the front of school. If you are on the fence between writing a check or donating online, keep in mind that PayPal does take approximately 3% of your donation for fees.
  • Monthly Giving – This is an easier way to spread your giving throughout the year instead of all at once. Through PayPal, you set the monthly amount and number of months you would like to donate. * If you are currently set up for monthly payments from last year’s Annual Fund in February, you can simply log into PayPal and and extend your payment end date. Any subsequent payments will be applied to your 2018-2019 Annual Fund donation.
  • Friends and Family – A donation made by a grandparent, relative or family friend counts towards your family’s participation.
  • Matching Gift – Check with your employer to see if they have a charitable gift matching program. It’s an easy way to double your giving!
Thank you for your support and helping our school shine and our students succeed! Sincerely,  Your Annual Fund Committee

FREE Family Movie on the Bromwell Lawn Friday, Sept. 28

Pull out the picnic blanket and enjoy us for a family movie under the stars on the Bromwell playground. Order forms for Brother’s BBQ delivery need to be returned by 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 27. The move event is FREE and open to the entire school. Take advantage of the BBQ delivery or pack a picnic. Kona Ice will also be available for purchase.

2018 Middle School Options Night is Tuesday 9/25 from 5:30-7:00pm

Bromwell PTA is hosting its annual Middle School Options Night on 9/25 at 5:30.  Click through for more information and to let us know if you can attend!
MIDDLE SCHOOL OPTIONS NIGHT IS TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 
Bromwell PTA is hosting its annual expo-style Middle School Options Night on Tuesday, 9/25, from 5:30-7.  Traditional DPS, Charter and Denver-based independent schools will be available to distribute information and answer questions. Although the event is open to the school, the night is recommended for parents of 3rd – 5th grade students – AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR 4TH GRADE FAMILIES.  Here are some points generated from our 4th grade teachers, as well as from parents, about why understanding choices as early as 3rd and 4th grade can be helpful:
  • If you are anxious, don’t be.  There are lots of great options for middle school and you will find one, and likely more, that work for your family.  Getting acclimated to the options as a 3rd grade parent can help you feel more in control of the middle school choice experience, and it can help you lead your 4th grader’s experience (If that is what you want).
  • Given how busy the 5th grade fall experience is, 4th grade can be a good time to start a dialogue with your student and tour some schools together.  Additionally, it can be very helpful to learn about possible early admission requirements and various academic programming.  Certainly at independent schools, but even in DPS public/charter schools, there are situations where tests/auditions are required, or where nuanced policies can mean something to your student.  (Denver School of the Arts requires that students audition in the fall of their 5th grade year, and submit established portfolios.  Morey is the city’s HGT program, which kids must test into, and it is notable that GT designation does not guarantee entry into that program.)
  • Just a note not to wait until the end of your student’s 4th grade year to try and book DPS tours.  Many schools stop tours in March, right before testing.  If you’re interested in getting a grip on possibilities before your student enters 5th grade, be sure to look at tour schedules now and figure out what will work for your calendar.
  • Starting Fifth grade with a plan for middle school choice can take a significant amount of stress out of the equation – for you and your student (and any teachers/coaches that might need to help you by providing references etc.).  Fall of your student’s 5th grade year is when your family will be in the thick of it.  While this year’s choice deadline has not been released, last year first round was in February.  Back that out and, with school break, you’ll likely want tour/shadow days completed by November.  If you’re applying to independent schools, your timeline is likely to be even tighter. Our hope is that families leave this event with a good understanding of the application requirements for each school, their tour/shadow opportunities, and the application deadlines.
Getting informed now can make the process less stressful and more successful! Happy Navigating! Bromwell PTA [We invite an extensive list of schools based on logistics and past family recommendations.  If you have a suggestion to add we would love to hear from you.  Please email Erin at sorcefamily@mac.com.  All of these schools have been invited to this event, although not all may be able to attend.  We have also been looking for someone to take over managing this event.  If you are interested, please get in touch with Erin.] [helpful links]
  • The following links to DPS’ Choice and Enrollment page where you can find a variety of resources from handbooks that cover enrollment guidelines, to interactive district maps of schools, to budget information: http://schoolchoice.dpsk12.org//
  • The following links to a list of all DPS Traditional and Charter schools, and each school’s website and enrollment information: https://www2.dpsk12.org/schoollist/default.aspx
  • For everything SPF (School Performance Framework) visit this link: http://spf.dpsk12.org  Please note that there was no release of SPF in 2015 due to changes in state testing and a consequential lack of growth data.
 

CSC Meeting Wednesday September 5 at 3:30

9/5 CSC Meeting Agenda (3:30-5:00 – Main Office)
  1. CSC By-Law Review
    • Proposed change: Number of teachers from 4 to 3 to be in compliance with state law
  2. Election of Officers
  3. CSC Data Review for 17-18 and 18-19 Goals for UIP
  4. Timeline of Meetings and Scheduled Items
  5. New Business
  6. Public Comment Period
  7. Set Next Agenda

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Back to School Night Tuesday August 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Please join us for Back to School Night Tuesday August 21 at 6:30 p.m.

The evening will be an opportunity for our community to kick off the 2018-19 school year together as a community. Here is what to expect:

  • – meet new staff
  • – get information about our new school communications app!
  • – take a deeper dive into some of our new programs, including the Second Step social emotional curriculum
  • – receive information from your child’s teacher about the year
  • – get updates from your PTA including plans for the Annual Fund and “Let’s Fiesta Bromwell” Auction

We will do our best to be done by 7:30 p.m., in time for the entire family to work on that “back to school” sleep schedule!

Bromwell Registration / Annual Family Update 2018 – 2019

Annual Family Update (formerly: On-Line Verification) Bromwell Elementary does not have a formal registration day.  All registration takes place on-line through our Annual Family Update process through the School Choice & Enrollment website. Window opens 7/16/18 and closes 8/4/18

Go to:  http://schoolchoice.dpsk12.org

  • Enrollment & Registration
  • Annual Family Update (Formerly On-line Verification).  

Simply log-in with your parent portal username and password and follow the instructions.  

DON’T HAVE A PARENT PORTAL ACCOUNT?

If you have not already set up a Parent Portal account, please visit myportal.dpsk12.org and click on “Getting Started”. You will need an email address and your student’s DPS ID#s.

Parent Portal Setup & Questions

Office of Choice and Enrollment Services

Need assistance with enrollment while school is on break?

  • Call DPS help line: 720-423-3200
  • Early Childhood Education:  720-423-2678
  • DPS Transportation: 720-423-4600
  • Discovery Link: 720-423-1781