Bromwell Bulletin 11/9/23

Posted November 13, 2023

​It’s almost the end of week 3 of our Annual Fund, and we need you!  We are still in our  “Be the Change” drive, too. This is a chance for kids to break open piggy banks and deep dive into couch cushions, or just bring in their Hamiltons, contributing to our fundraising efforts.

Want even more motivation? The Schlichter Team will generously match what is raised during the coin drive, up to $5,000!

ATTENDANCE – Having students in class is an integral part of the educational process, and students are required to be in attendance every day school is in session. Parents, guardians and legal custodians of students are obligated by state law to ensure the child’s attendance. If unexcused absences exceed four or more days in a one–month period or 10 unexcused absences in one semester, a letter will be sent notifying parents that they are in breach of the DPS attendance policy and are at risk of truancy filing.

EARLY DISMISSAL – Picking your student(s) up before dismissal is sometimes necessary.  However, habitually picking up your student early is disruptive for them and their classmates.  Our staff works hard to ensure instruction throughout the entire day to drive individual growth.  When multiple students leave early at different times throughout the afternoon without prior coordination with staff, classrooms are being continually disrupted when students need to pack up and leave.  We ask that if an early pick-up/dismissal is necessary, please first coordinate with your student’s teacher.  Ideally, you could plan to pick-up your student during “natural” breaks in the day (recess/lunch, before/after transitions to specials etc.).  Another option is to aim for students “extra specials” day, when possible, to minimize disruptions to core subject instruction.  Our educational expectation is that students attend school for the entire school day, every day that is possible. Thank you for your attention to this concern and understanding.

COLD WEATHER – We all know how crazy Colorado weather can be.  A few quick reminders: Please send your Bears with coats, hats, gloves, boots, etc. on cold/wet days; we will always aim to get students outside for recess if the weather is above 20 degrees.

  • Student Council is running a Canned Food Drive through December 14th to benefit MetroCaring!  Please send your kids with nonperishable items, hygiene items like soap and shampoo, or drop them off at the front office.  Please review their Healthy Food and Non-Food Suggestions for more ideas.
  • It’s not too late to register for Saturday School!  Math, literacy and LEGO engineering is included from 9am-12pm, with breakfast and a snack included.  Attendance is not required every Saturday, you’re okay to come late or leave early, and it’s free!  Please fill out THIS FORM if you’d like to sign your kid(s) up.
  • Please remember to have your kids check Lost and Found!  We have so many items we’re running out of room.  If you’d like to check for your kid, you can come in the front and check in with the office.

Mark Your Calendars!

TODAY 11/9 – Bromwell Basketball!: Bromwell Orange is playing at 4:30pm at Bromwell.  Bromwell Blue is playing at Stedman Elementary at 4:15pm.

Tuesday 11/14 – Turkey Trot **Note the date change**: Come cheer on our Bears as they trot through the neighborhood!  K-2nd will run from 12:45-1:25, 3rd-5th & ECE will run from 1:30-2:10.  Click HERE for the two routes, students get to choose which one they run.  Volunteer sign up will be shared soon.

Wednesday 11/15 – Thanksgiving Lunch at Bromwell!: We are excited to offer a chance to have a Thanksgiving lunch with your kid(s)!  Thank yo​u to everyone who RSVP’ed, please remember to bring your $7 payment to the front office, we can only accept cash.



 8 Days Left: Annual Fund ends Nov 17th

BRING THE CHANGE! Encourage your Bear to grab their spare change and bring it to school before 11/17 and their donation will be doubled!

WHY GIVE? Bromwell believes in being ALL In and giving our students smaller class sizes, para and co-teacher support, Art, Music and STEAM classes and allowing teachers to build classrooms that help enrich and engage every student. These opportunities would not exist without the help of our entire community as we bridge the gap between what DPS funds and what our students deserve.

HOW MUCH? No matter the amount, every donation helps! Bromwell PTA’s fundraising goal throughout the year is to raise at least $850 per student to fully fund our commitments to our students. If we don’t raise this money, our students will likely not have the same specials programming, para and co-teacher support, or social emotional para support as they have this year.

HOW DO WE CELEBRATE? Each grade will celebrate when they reach participation levels: 100%- Grade specific 75% – Star keychains 50% – PJ and show day 25% – Extra recess and a treat

Thank you to all of the Bromwell families, friends and relatives who have donated to the Annual Fund. We still have a long way to go, but we can do it!