Happy 2018 Bobcat families,

    It was so wonderful to welcome students back to school last Monday. As I walked classrooms last week, it was hard to believe that we had just returned from a two week break. Everyone was right back in the swing of school. Very often, in elementary school, we talk about the difference in students after Winter break. As if the 2 weeks off gives all of the learning of 1st semester time to marinate and settle in. Students seem to return with a refreshed sense of determination to take them through to the end of the year.

    I was overwhelmed with the generosity of our school last month during our Giving Tree program. More than 150 children had a brighter holiday because of Brooker Creek families. My family was able to deliver the gifts to one of the organizations that were sponsored this year through Giving Tree. I can tell you, first hand, that your generosity put smiles on children’s faces and warmth in the hearts of their parents. I am excited to see the work we do through PTA’s Love Your Community project in February benefiting All Children’s Hospital.

    Lastly, breaks from school give opportunities for celebration. This weekend we will be celebrating over 130 students that spent time learning over break. Invitations to the movies will be coming home this week for a special movie on Saturday, January 20th at 10:00. Make sure to bring your ticket with you and I look forward to seeing you at the movies.


    Jenn Mekler, Principal