Bromwell Bulletin 10/5/23

Posted October 25, 2023

It’s hard to believe we’re already in October!  We look forward to seeing many of you tomorrow night at movie night.  Below is some new information as well as some reminders.

  • Bromwell is going to have a basketball team again!  We are hoping to have two teams this year as well as open it to our third graders.  We are looking for players, additional volunteer coaches and referees.  Season will start the week of 10/16 – 12/7, with potential for a tournament if there are enough DPS teams.  Practices will be one day a week at school around 5pm, with games a mix of home and away on Thursdays.  Please complete this interest form so we can get organized and schedules finalized.
  • If you are not receiving emails from your teachers, please reach out to them directly to ensure that they have accurate email addresses for your family.  If you would like to receive room parent emails, please make sure to add your contact information to the Google Sheets link that is on each grade level website.
  • Our Volunteer-Run Library is Open! We are entering our third year of opening our library, thanks to all of the amazing volunteers in our community!  Please sign up HERE.  If you need training, please email Karen Calle from the PTA at 

Behavior and Emotional Screening System (BESS)

All DPS schools are currently screening students’ social-emotional wellbeing. This school year, all students will complete screening using the Behavior and Emotional Screening System (BESS). The BESS involves having teachers complete a 20-item questionnaire on each of their students. In addition to the teacher ratings, students in grades 3rd-5th will fill out the Student Self-Report Form to rate their own social-emotional wellness. To provide a more complete picture of a student’s social-emotional wellness, parents can also complete the BESS on their child by accessing the link below. The results of the BESS will be made available to parents at Conferences

During the beginning of the year registration, you had an opportunity to opt your child out of completing the Student Self-Report Form of the BESS.

If you, the parent/guardian, would like to confirm or rescind your opt-out decision, please do so by calling your school’s front office. 

You have the right, upon request, to review the items on the BESS This is completed through a phone call, video call, or in-person meeting with your child’s school. Due to copyright, school teams are not able to send a copy of the questions home prior to screening.  

If we do not receive contact from you about confirming or changing to OPTing-OUT your student, we will assume you are choosing to have your child participate in the Student Self-Report Form of the BESS.

– Parent BESS form link

– BESS FAQs for parents

Please contact John Gallagher, Bromwell School Psychologist, with any questions.

Mark Your Calendars!

TOMORROW – Bromwell Annual Movie Night, 6PM!: Join us for an outdoor movie on the Bromwell Playground.  We will be showing Elemental, Shake Shack is doing a give back, and 5th grade will be selling candy (cash and Venmo accepted for payment).  Use code DONATE25 when ordering Shake Shack to give Bromwell 25% back.  Grab some dinner and a blanket, and join us!

Wednesday 10/11 – PTA Meeting: Join us in person at school or virtually at 8am.

Fall Break – October 12/13 & 16/17: No school for students.

Wednesday 10/25 & Thursday 10/26 – Conferences for 1st – 4th Grade: Conferences will take place in the evening.  Your teacher will provide a sign up.

**Kindergarten conferences will be scheduled by the teachers separately**

Tuesday 10/31 – Bromwell Annual Fall Crawl: Come cheer on our Bears as they parade through the shopping district and neighborhood!  We will need volunteers to help with sidewalk crossings, more details will come.  Costumes optional but encouraged.  

Monday 11/6 & Wednesday 11/8 – 5th Grade Conferences: Conferences will take place in the evening.  Your teacher will provide a sign up.

  • Grab your blanket and camp chairs for the treasured Bromwell Family Movie night THIS FRIDAY, 10/6 at 6PM! Don’t feel like packing a picnic for dinner? Grab Shake Shack for dinner and they’ll give back to Bromwell. Our 5th graders will also be selling some treats and glow sticks (cash or Venmo, please) as they raise money for their class gift and continuation.  We can’t wait to see you there!
  • LAST CHANCE! Grab your ticket to the festivities this Saturday for 9th Annual Man Party on October 7th! Details and tickets here. Don’t let the name fool you, all are welcome to the adult only event!  **Please make sure to buy a ticket so we have an accurate headcount to ensure there is enough food and drink for everyone**
  • Don’t forget to join the PTA so you vote and voice is heard!  Our next meeting is 10/11 at 8AM, both virtual and in person at school. If you are a dues paying member, please try to attend or dial in as we need your vote on a financial question. We currently have a checking account at 1st Bank that the Board would like to move to MidFirst Bank to simplify transactions; we currently have other existing accounts at MidFirst.
  • Library at Bromwell is OPEN! Thanks to everyone who has stepped up to help, but we could use some more coverage, especially in Kinder, 2nd and Open Library.  If we don’t get volunteers, then those spots are cancelled. Please, Sign up here!