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The East Brook Blast - September 26, 2018

The East Brook Blast


Tomorrow night, the Park Ridge Police Department is hosting Back to Scoop Night at the Dairy Queen in Park Ridge. Parking is available in the Staples Parking lot across the street from DQ. All students will receive a free ice cream if they initiate a conversation with a police officer. There are also fun games for the kids to play.

IXL is up and running. All students in grades 2-6 have usernames and passwords. The default username is FirstNameLastName926 and passwords are set to read123. Occasionally, we recognize top performers in each grade level.

Parents of students in grades 4-6, please make sure you sign on and pay the laptop fee!

Weekly Five

  1. Join Remind Text Notification System –

At Back to School Night, I mentioned joining the text notification system called Remind. The messages are delivered from the principal and “remind” parents of important school happenings. Anybody (grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings) can join to receive messages. Instead of sending me additional numbers, please join by following the directions.

  • 6th Grade - Text @eb2019eb to the number 81010
  • 5th Grade - Text @eb2020eb to the number 81010
  • 4th Grade - Text @eb2021 to the number 81010
  • 3rd Grade - Text @eb2022 to the number 81010
  • 2nd Grade - Text @eb2023 to the number 81010
  • 1st Grade - Text @eb2024 to the number 81010
  • Kindergarten - Text @eb2025 to the number 81010
  1. Fun & Fitness Day On October 12, 2018, all East Brook Elementary School students are encouraged to participate in our annual Fun & Fitness Walk-A-Thon. This event is a fantastic opportunity for our students to learn the benefits of wellness while earning money for their school. All donations will support the educational initiatives of the East Brook PTO! Please view the attached Fun & Fitness Day Flyer. Fun and Fitness
  2. Ice Cream – Ice cream distribution begins this Thursday at lunch. If you did not sign up through the PTO, please make sure to send in $1 with your child. Please see all the choices and nutrition labels posted under East Brook Notices.
  3. GiveBack Events at East Brook – A few years ago, each grade level selected a give back opportunity. A few have changed over the years, but we have established some staples. Here’s a list of what we do!
  • Kindergarten – Veteran’s Home Dontation
  • 1st Grade – Pajama Project
  • 2nd Grade – Alex’s Lemonade Stand
  • 3rd Grade – Give a Goat
  • 4th Grade – Dog Shelter
  • 5th Grade – Torch Run
  • 6th Grade – Holiday Veteran’s Giveback
  1. October Calendar – Please view East Brook’s October calendar under East Brook notices. There will be an addition of a “homework free week” at some point in October – TBD.



East Brook Notices:

October Calendar

Ice Cream Nutrition Labels

Fun and Fitness

Student/Parent Handbook

Boxtop Template

Dismissal Map


Community Notices:

Sports Equipment Collection



Take care,


Kevin Stokes, Principal

East Brook Elementary School