B Well Bulletin

September 16, 2021

Important dates and information included in this week’s Bromwell Bulletin!

Calendar Planning:

Helpful links:

Collaborative School Committee (CSC) Meeting – We are rescheduling our CSC Meeting (originally scheduled for today) to Tuesday September 21st @ 4:30-6:00PM to allow time to welcome our new members and finalize school count (deadline today!).  This will allow us to gather the information we need to have a meaningful discussion.  Sorry for the last minute change.  Dr. Mike DeGuire will still plan to attend to answer questions regarding the upcoming school board election!

Update from the Bromwell Health Office – The Bromwell Health office now has a full-time health tech, Ashley Baker, and a nurse, Brooke Goudy, two days a week.  We are excited about our ability to provide another level of support to health clinic.  All team members supporting the health office have received state developed training regarding treating and providing health intervention for students at Bromwell Elementary.  We use our skills and training to make decisions on emergency care and treatment.  When your child is injured at school you will be notified if the incident rises to a level of care that needs follow up at home.  These incidents would include head injury, emergency medication was given, a significant cut or bruise requiring follow up care at home, or chronic visits for illnesses.  We use the document “How Sick Is Too Sick?” to determine when students should be excused from school and parents/guardians will be notified when a student is assessed and determined to meet the standards for exclusion.   We understand that some parents may want to be notified more often regarding minor injuries or small scrapes that may occur during the school day.  We will work with these families to provide information as requested.

Breakfast in the Cafeteria – If your child is having breakfast at school, please be sure they are dropped off at either Kiss & Go or the Garden Gate at 7:55AM to ensure enough time for them to eat prior to the start of scheduled learning.  The breakfast menu is included with today’s bulletin.   

School Fees – School Fees are due and can be paid through MySchoolBucks (MySchoolBucks can be accessed through the DPS Student Portal: https://www.schoolcafe.com/dps ).  The school fees will support the following:

Drop off and Dismissal Procedure Information –

Kiss & Go on East 3rd Place: Register HERE for Kiss n Go

Staggered Dismissal: If you are driving, please do not arrive early and park in Kiss & Go Pick-up.  Parking and waiting causes significant back-ups in Cherry Creek North.

Bromwell is hiring! – We currently have open special education paraprofessional positions here at Bromwell! Please email Kelly Kelly_Urbanowski@dosk12.org if you would like additional information or feel free to forward along to anyone that might be interested!  

DPS is currently offering a $2,000 hiring bonus for special education paraprofessionals.  Also, guest teacher pay has been increased to $20 per hour for substitute teachers with substitute licenses, and $25 per hour for substitute teachers with teaching licenses. 

Weekly To Do’s:

September 10, 2021

Important dates and information included in this week’s Bromwell Bulletin!

Calendar Planning:

Helpful links:

Collaborative School Committee (CSC) VOTE!!!  We have extended the deadline for the CSC vote through the weekend.  We are hoping to have more of our community voice their support for a candidate.  It is a priority of the CSC to ensure all of our communities’ voices are heard, this is the first step!  Please vote for our next CSC Community member HERE by September 14th! 

Bloom School Pictures – Mark your calendars!  School pictures will take place October 21st and 22nd.  More information to come ahead of picture day.  

Breakfast in the Cafeteria – Breakfast is now being served in the cafeteria; kids will continue to eat outside as weather permits.  If your child is having breakfast at school, please be sure they are dropped off at either Kiss and Go or the Garden Gate at 7:55AM to ensure enough time for them to eat prior to the scheduled learning. 

Drop off and Dismissal Procedure Information –

Driving? Kiss & Go on East 3rd Place: Register HERE for Kiss n Go

Staggered Dismissal: If you are driving, please do not arrive early and park in Kiss & Go Pick-up.  Parking and waiting causes significant back-ups in Cherry Creek North.

Bromwell is hiring! – We currently have open special education paraprofessional positions here at Bromwell! Please email Kelly Kelly_Urbanowski@dosk12.org if you would like additional information or feel free to forward along to anyone that might be interested!  

DPS is currently offering a $2,000 hiring bonus for special education paraprofessionals.  Also, guest teacher pay has been increased to $20 per hour for substitute teachers with substitute licenses, and $25 per hour for substitute teachers with teaching licenses

Weekly To Do’s:

September 3, 2021

Important dates and information included in this week’s Bromwell Bulletin!

Calendar Planning:

Collaborative School Committee (CSC) VOTE!!! Please vote for our next CSC Community member HERE by September 9th! 

Bloom School Pictures – Mark your calendars!  School pictures will take place October 21st and 22nd.  More information to come ahead of picture day.  

iReady Testing – iReady testing for students in both Math and Literacy will be taking place for grades 1-5 the week of September 13th.  Kindergarten students will take the assessment the week of October 11th.  New this year – Students will be also participating in iReady monthly growth checks.  Assessment information will be communicated out during October Parent Teacher Conferences.  

Breakfast in the Cafeteria – Starting Tuesday September 7th, breakfast will be served in the cafeteria; kids will continue to eat outside as weather permits.  If your child is having breakfast at school, please be sure they are dropped off at either Kiss and Go or the Garden Gate at 7:55AM to ensure enough time for them to eat prior to the scheduled learning.    

School Fees – School Fees will be posted through MySchoolBucks.  In the coming weeks, look for beginning of the year school fees that will help cover your bear’s instructional materials.  The school fees will support the following:

Communication Outline/ What to Expect – As a general rule, pertinent school-wide communication will come through the B-Well Bulletin.  Classroom/Curriculum specific updates will come via weekly teacher emails.  PTA related content will come through room-parent emails, and may be repeated in the B-Well Bulletin during fundraising efforts and volunteer recruitment pushes.  It can be a lot of information to digest, but we want to ensure our community is informed.  We will continue to streamline as the year progresses! If Flyer is not working for you, please check the Bromwell Website for the most recent Bulletin. 

Dismissal Procedure Information – If your child is K,1 or 2 please pick them up at the alley gate (older siblings dismiss with younger siblings). 3rd-5th graders need to be picked up at the Garden Gate. Before leaving with your child please make sure to notify Bromwell staff at either gates.  

Driving? Kiss & Go on East 3rd Place: Register HERE for Kiss n Go

Staggered Dismissal:

Bromwell is hiring! – We currently have open special education paraprofessional positions here at Bromwell! Please email Kelly Kelly_Urbanowski@dosk12.org if you would like additional information or feel free to forward along to anyone that might be interested!

Weekly To Do’s:

August 27, 2021

What a terrific start to the school year BEARS!  It has been wonderful to have the students back and see so many smiling faces of both our Bears and their parents/family/caretakers.  There is a lot of information to communicate this week, so please read this bulletin in its entirety.  If there are any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to those named in each specific section, or your room parent.  We promise we will get you to the right place!  

CSC Nominations

COVID-19 Protocols and Health Absences

Bromwell is a Nut Safe School!

Volunteering at Bromwell

Calendar Planning:

Collaborative School Committee (CSC) Nomination for 1 Parent Representative (2-year term)

Nominations are due TUESDAY AUGUST 31st – Collaborative School Committee (CSC) brings together families, staff, and community members to create and implement a plan to promote high achievement within a school. This committee meets monthly throughout the school year.  More information can be found in the attachment below (Nomination form can be found here).

Health Absence Line and Covid Protocol – If your child will be absent because of illness, please call Nurse Brooke/Ashley Baker at 720.424.9340. For all other absences, please call the Attendance Line at 720-424-9380 or email Bromwell_Attendance@dpsk12.org by 8:15 a.m.

Quarantining/Positive COVID-19 Cases – During the 2021/22 school year, our goals regarding COVID-19 continue to be keeping our community safe and ensuring our students are in school with minimal disruption to learning.  CDC is learning more about how COVID 19 spreads and affects people and communities.  With this information, the CDPHE is guiding the rules and regulations regarding quarantining an entire classroom.  CDPHE’s new guidelines do not require quarantine for “routine classroom exposure.”  Unvaccinated students that test positive for COVID-19, or who have had close contact (defined as being within 3 feet for longer than 15 minutes indoors) with someone that has tested positive, will still be expected to quarantine based on CDPHE guidelines (10 days if not exhibiting symptoms (no testing required) OR 7 days if not exhibiting symptoms with proof of a negative PCR or Molecular COVID-19 test result. The test cannot be given earlier than day 5 from the last exposure and they cannot be in close contact with high-risk people).  Most fully vaccinated staff and our students will not be required to quarantine due to exposure but are encouraged to follow the testing and masking recommendation of CDC (testing 3-5 days after exposure, even if symptoms are not present, and continuing to wear a mask indoors at school).  Please report all suspected and positive COVID 19 results to Nurse Brooke (or our health tech Ashley Baker) at 720.424.9340.

Bromwell is a Nut Safe School – Nut-free lunches will be served this year at Bromwell.  Originally  we had a nut free table, but due to COVID-19 protocols, there is a new seating chart that does not allow for the nut free table.  Because of this we ask that all parents sending lunches with their children ensure they are nut free.  Nurse Brooke will be providing additional information soon to include further details on being a “Nut Safe School.” 

Volunteering at Bromwell – We love seeing the eagerness amongst our community to help support Bromwell.  Hopefully, most parents and caregivers are seeing printed communication regarding volunteer opportunities.  There are updated resources in Flyer as well.  We are hoping to engage those who can give a little time in addition to those who can give a lot this year!  To learn more, please touch base with your room parent, or fill out this form from the parent volunteer coordinator, Erin Phelan (she’s coordinating all volunteer roles for the school, and not just PTA ones).  Also, please be sure to complete your application here. https://forms.gle/g5XExw33VXntKEsU7

Further Opportunities to Support Bromwell – Amazon Smile has a continuous fundraiser for Bromwell families.  It’s super easy to participate and costs you nothing!  We currently raise about $1000/year from Amazon smile but we KNOW we can do better than that. Please find some additional information in the attachment below.  

Reduced priced tickets to catch the CU Buffs take on Northern CO on 9/3 for $25/ticket and Oregon State on 11/6 https://fevo.me/dps21

Kiss and Go Registration Link & Drop-Off/Pick Up Directions

Drop-off starts at 8:00AM for school to start at 8:10AM. 

Pick-Up 

Weekly To Do’s:

  1. Submit your CSC Nomination by August 31st.
  2. If you plan on picking up at Kiss and Go, please register your student(s) before the first day of school.
  3. Make sure to complete a volunteer application if you would like to volunteer this school year!  Returning parents who are previously approved need to reapply each year.  There is a DPS/Background Check that needs to be completed, in addition to the Bromwell application.