We are getting close to winding down the 22/23 school year, but we still have a busy few weeks ahead! Please take a moment to review some important info below.
Safety Plan Update – As you may be aware, DPS sent an email earlier this week sharing their Draft Safety Plan Update and welcoming community members to join the discussion through upcoming town halls. Please find that information HERE.
For Bromwell specifically, we wanted to share some clarifications surrounding communication during safety events within the district, within our geographic community, and within the perimeter of Bromwell Elementary School
If there is a safety concern at Bromwell AND DPS Safety takes over command of the situation, families can expect to receive communication directly from DPS.
If there is a safety concern near Bromwell, but DPS does NOT take over command, you can expect to hear from Bromwell leadership once staff has ensured that all students are safe; and updates will be provided as they are available.
If there is a safety concern elsewhere within the district, you can again expect to hear from Bromwell leadership once staff have confirmed that students are safe; we will provide details of any extra security measures in place at that time (secure perimeter, lock-in, etc.)
Updates for the 23/24 School Year – Our recent CSC Meeting was packed with information that we want to ensure the broader community is aware of:
Enrollment – Enrollment of the 23/24 school year is looking strong. While he have exhausted some grade-level choice lists, we are still hoping to meet our 291 student target (we are currently at 287 with Round 2 Choice still open). We anticipate some grade levels will have more students than others, but will work to ensure extra teacher support is available to our larger classrooms.
Platooning – Bromwell leadership has decided in conjunction with staff to return to a platooned teaching model. This teaching structure was utilized before the start of the pandemic with great success, and we are thrilled to be reinstating it once again (5th grade has remained platooned throughout). What does this mean? Students in grades 1-5 with have a “homeroom” and will receive instruction from a two-teacher grade-level team. One teacher will cover the literacy curriculum, and the other will cover the math curriculum. This allows our teachers to capitalize on their strongest skillsets, and provides uniform instruction across each grade level. You will receive shared communication from your team of teachers, while also have a specific point of contact in your Bear’s homeroom. Have questions? No problem! This teaching model has strong roots within our school, and has shown effectiveness year after year. Our staff will be happy to share additional details once we approach our back to school meet-ups and have all of their planning finalized. Stay tuned!
Transportation – Transportation planning for next year is underway. Early-bird registration is open for students who live within Bromwell’s transportation zone. Please find additional details HERE.
Did you miss that we had an auction? – Hey, it happens. But guess what? You can still give, and snag the remaining few spots at teacher events and/or Buy-A-Shares HERE. The Fun Run was once again a huge success. Our Bears ran their little hearts out, found a donor from every US state, had a huge laugh watching staff take a pie to the face, and our community rallied to volunteer and cheer everyone on for a super fun day. If you didn’t make it this year, be sure to ask for some time-off next year and come watch. The joy within the walls of Bromwell is always palpable, and is sure to make even the grumpiest of grumps end up with a smile on their face.
Clothes for Kids – Our super rad Student Council wanted to send a huge shout out to our community for donating 498 pairs of new undies and new socks! Wow!!! Student Council brought the items with them when they went to volunteer in the store. They were so grateful for the help at Clothes to Kids! Please don’t forget when you are going through your kids clothing as the summer months approach you can donate them to Clothes to Kids. We have a bin in the front lobby or you can bring them directly to the store.
And finally… a huge THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who helped make our spring fundraising efforts such a huge success. So much work goes into organizing the Fun Run, and silent and live auction. Our school and community is grateful. If you see someone you know helped make all of the magic happen, give them a hug, a high-five, or just say “thanks.” And to EVERYONE who donated… we are so grateful for your financial contribution. Every little bit truly helps.