Brookstone DLP Week Five

We are wrapping up Week Five of our DLP! Here are some highlights!

Brookstone Heroes

Another round of shoutouts to our Brookstone family members who are on the front lines! We are grateful and proud of your work to keep the rest of us safe! Thank you!

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DLP Tips from our 5th Graders

From Javonne Stewart – An eternal bright spot for me is seeing the potential that each student has to make their mark as leaders in their community and in the world. Oftentimes, we forget to ask children their opinions because we are working so hard to guide and protect them. Last week, Ms. Pease took the time to ask her students about their experiences learning and growing through distance instruction. I smiled proudly while listening to them give sound advice, offer tips, and be blatantly honest in their understanding of this entire situation. Take a look at this video and you, too, might walk away with some tips to share with your child(ren) and a proud smile. Be well.

Sending our Seniors Some Love

If you did not read about our juniors sending a shout out to our seniors on prom night, you can click here to do so!

Virtual Blue White Day

Blue White Day 2020 will undoubtedly get its own post soon, but until then, you can click here to see the pre-game hype videos! There was cake decorating, lipsync, scavenger hunts, and more! I am so grateful to be a part of a school that does all it can to keep traditions alive and families connected even during this time apart!

Parent Feedback

It’s always reassuring to hear, but it’s also nice to share. Thanks to all the parents who have taken the time to send us some encouraging emails!

Brookstone has brought their A game to distance learning every single step of the way. So thankful for all of my kids teachers and the heart they have put into finishing the school year strong. No doubt, they are teaching my kids resilience by example. Now let’s just hope I can mirror their grit and determination when we conduct biology lab and dissect a fetal pig in the dining room!

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Thank you for all that y’all are doing for the kids during this time. It is such a blessing to be a part of the Brookstone family!

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I am so thankful not only for the continuity of instruction – but also all the other things that make Brookstone unique. These things certainly could be deemed ‘optional’ and everyone would have understood not having them. However – we are having Blue & White Day today! The videos alone have been priceless. 

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I wanted to follow up and say how proud I am of our school family. Overall, the transition to distance learning has been seamless. Even though it happened in al hurry, my girls both felt prepared and knowledgeable about what is expected of them. Our existing technology platforms made this look simple. Teachers communicate regularly, and learning has continued. Even PE, Music, and Art! Brookstone Faculty is head and shoulders above the rest – our teachers have made the transition online, while maintaining personal relationships with the students. It has been fun for me to get a peek into classroom interactions – it’s not every day you hear Dr. East’s voice in your house! 

I am so thankful not only for the continuity of instruction – but also all the other things that make Brookstone unique. These things certainly could be deemed ‘optional’ and everyone would have understood not having them. However – we are having Blue & White Day today! The videos alone have been priceless. The Spring Art Show went virtual, Seniors are being celebrated, one daughter has FaceTime piano lessons with Mrs. Lassen, another daughter had a Zoom course selection session with Mrs. Berry, and on and on. These things have made the difference during our time at home – the students feel connected to the school and to each other. I know they are not easy to pull off, but I am so very grateful for the effort and creativity. This is what really sets Brookstone apart.

We have long been proud to be a Brookstone family – thank you both for your leadership every day, but especially during ‘these days’. 

 

 

 

 

 

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