Brooker Creek Elementary

Home of the Bobcats

  A note from Mrs. Cannata Assistant Principal

It is hard to believe that we are just about 10 days away from the final day of school! Summer vacation is just around the corner and can serve as an extra time of learning! There are many temptations for students to spend hours watching television or playing video games, but with a little planning and teamwork, the summer can be easily transformed into a time to grow and stretch your child’s mind, explore new hobbies, learn about responsibility and build on skills learned during the school year.

Teachers spend an average of four to eight weeks every fall reviewing and re-teaching material that students have forgotten during the summer break. Many students lose the equivalent of one to two months of reading and math skills during the summer, and do not score as well on standardized tests as students who continue to learn during the summer. The effect is cumulative: Each summer a student isn’t learning, adds up and can have a long-term impact on overall performance in school.

How can you extend your child’s learning this summer?

  • Sign up for Summer Bridge, hosted right here at Brooker Creek! Visit the PCSB website, or call Sue Myers in the front office for more information!
  • Complete Mrs. Mekler’s and Mrs. Cannata’s Summer Learning Challenge to earn your movie ticket when we return in the fall!
  • Access digital resources from the Pinellas County Beyond the Classroom initiative which supports the learning we have done this school year!

Please know that if your child does not attend Summer Bridge this summer, our BCE students continue to have the opportunity to learn. Please do take the moments to relax and have fun, but also take advantage of any learning opportunities!

Thank you so much for your support this year! Have a safe, fun, and learning-filled summer!


Abby Cannata
Asst. Principal