Extra Curricular

Brooklake Art Club - Mr. Russo, Advisor


For the most up to date information regarding The Brooklake Art Club, please visit Mr. Russo’s Art Club webpage. The Brooklake Art Club gives students the opportunity to participate in a variety of fun and creative projects outside of Art class. We assist in creating decor for our various school functions such as concerts and plays, and we explore different art forms through a variety of fun projects. Students are encouraged to relax and enjoy the process of creating. For the 2021-2022 school year, we offer two sections for Art Club, a Tuesday section and a Thursday section. We meet from 3:05pm-5:00pm and the club will run from the beginning of October into the end of February. Students may be signed up for either of the two sections (but not both due to limited space and many interested students). Signup information will be announced with access to a signup sheet via Mr. Connolly’s weekly newsletter. Should you have questions regarding Art club, please contact Mr. Russo at rj.russo@fpks.org.



Brooklake STEAM Club - Mr. Russo, Advisor


For the most up to date information regarding The Brooklake Art Club, please visit Mr. Russo’s Art Club webpage. The Brooklake STEAM Club gives students the opportunity to explore many of the different technologies and activities that we work with throughout all of our classes, and some things that are not part of our curriculum. Some areas we may explore include block programming, graphic design, interior design, drones (space permitting), 3D printing and design applications, robotics, and several other applications and materials. For the 2021-2022 school year, we offer two sections for STEAM Club, a Tuesday section and a Thursday section. We meet from 3:05pm-5:00pm and the club will run from the beginning of March through June. Students may be signed up for either of the two sections (but not both due to limited space and many interested students). Signup information will be announced with access to a signup sheet via Mr. Connolly’s weekly newsletter towards the last two weeks of February. Should you have questions regarding STEAM club, please contact Mr. Russo at rj.russo@fpks.org.

 

STEAM Expo Advisor - Mr. Letchinger

The Science Expo is open to all students in the 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade.  Students and their family are invited to participate in Brooklake Elementary School’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Expo 2020 to be held Tuesday, March 8 from 1:45 – 2:50 and again from 6:00 – 7:00pm.  The gym will be filled with posters and exhibits showcasing your child’s contribution to the world of science. Should you have questions regarding The STEAM Expo, please contact Mr. Letchinger at david.letchinger@pfks.org

 

           

Brooklake Chorus - Ms. Maldonado, Director 

Chorus is open to students in third, fourth and fifth grades. Due to large interest in this ensemble, students will be placed in either the Winter or Spring Chorus. The chorus explores music from a wide variety of cultures and time periods through study and performance. Students in Chorus are expected to participate in two morning and two evening concerts each year. Should you have any questions regarding this activity, please contact Ms.Maldonado at nichole.maldonado@fpks.org.

 

Brooklake Hand Bell Choir - Ms. Maldonado, Director 

Hand Bell Choir is open to students in fifth grade. Due to limited availability, the Hand Bell Choir is limited to 14 students chosen by a random lottery. Students will read and identify notation, follow the conductor’s tempo and dynamics, learn and implement hand bell ringing techniques, determine and perform a variety of rhythms, time and key signatures. (The ability to read notation is recommended but not required.) Students in Hand Bell Choir are expected to participate in two morning and two evening concerts each year. Should you have questions regarding this activity, please contact Ms.Maldonado at nichole.maldonado@fpks.org.

 

Brooklake Drama Club - Mrs. Williver, Mrs. Davis, and Ms. Frishberg Advisors

The Brooklake Drama Club is held after-school for students in grades 3-5 who enjoy participating in a large production. There are many ways to get involved, i.e., singing, dancing, or speaking on stage, or working behind the scenes with the stage crew. Auditions are required for all students who would like a "spotlight" singing or speaking role. Rehearsals are initially held 1-2 times weekly and daily as the performance date nears. Stage crew meets on Fridays starting in mid-February. The Drama Club production will be presented in the late spring. 

Please look for an online survey with ways to participate in late November. 

Should you have any questions regarding this activity, please contact Mrs. Williver at katie.williver@fpks.org, Mrs. Davis at jaclyn.davis@fpks.org, or Ms. Frisberg at rachel.frishberg@fpks.org


Brooklake Bobcats Math Team, Mrs. Bregman, Advisor

The Brooklake Bobcats Math Team participates in Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS). MOEMS has been in existence since 1977. Last year nearly 170,000 students from 6,000 teams worldwide participated in the Olympiads. Forty-nine of the 50 states and about 30 other countries were represented. 

Math team season is from October - March and consists of weekly practices and monthly math contests. Math team is open to students in grades 4 and 5. 

Team members learn new math skills and have opportunities to solve interesting math problems during practices. The monthly contests involve solving math problems and earning points for the school team. 

Awards are given out to team members according to the number of points scored for the team. All members receive participation certificates. 

Visit www.moems.org for more information about the Math Olympiad program, or contact Mrs. Bregman at lisa.bregman@fpks.org

 

Read Across Brooklake - Mrs. Kuzemczak and Mrs. Franklin, Coordinators

"Read Across Brooklake" is a Reading Incentive Program offered at Brooklake School. Students read a book of interest, fill out a response sheet, and put the sheet in the Read Across Brooklake mailbox outside of the main office. Twice a year we have a lottery and select three students (one from each grade level) who win gift cards from local stores or eateries. The students enjoy participating and reap the benefits of reading. Reading develops creativity, strengthens the ability to comprehend concepts and ideas, improves communication skills, increases vocabulary, and develops critical thinking skills. "Read Across Brooklake" is a fun, stress-free way to keep our students reading! Should you have any questions regarding this activity, please contact Mrs. Kuzemczak at donna.kuzemczak@fpks.org and or Mrs. Franklin at roseann.franklin@fpks.org


Brooklake Chess Club - Mrs. Ford, Advisor

The Brooklake Chess Club provides an opportunity for students to learn and enjoy chess while experiencing healthy competition and team spirit. Chess is used to develop critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, and competitive maturity. Chess Club is offered in two sessions, one in the fall and one after the first of the year. Join Mrs. Ford as she challenges students in the great, intellectual game of chess! Should you have questions regarding this activity, please contact Mrs. Ford at karen.ford@fpks.org

 

Brooklake School Student Climate and Culture Committee – Mrs. Ford – School Counselor 

The Brooklake School Climate and Culture Committee is open to all students in third, fourth and fifth grade who are interested in being a student leader, want to represent their grade and have a commitment to making our school the best that it can be. Students apply by filling out an application explaining why they would like to be on the committee. As a member, the students attend meetings during lunch and recess once or twice a month to plan fun activities for their grade level peers to participate in during lunch and recess. You do not need to be a member to actually participate in the activities. Members will also have the opportunity to write articles for the Bobcat Bulletin, help with our Pennies for Patients fundraiser and welcome new students. At times our Climate and Culture committee will be called upon to do other activities that help to enhance our climate and culture. All activities take place within the school day. Should you have any questions about this activity, please contact Mrs.Ford at karen.ford@fpks.org

 

Brooklake School Peer Readers – Mrs. Karen Ford – School Counselor 

Brooklake Peer Readers is open to fourth grade students who are fluent readers and enjoy reading to younger students. Fourth grade teachers recommend fourth graders for this program. Two or three times a year each Peer Reader will have the opportunity to read to a third grade class and ask questions about the story. All books have character education themes. All activities take place within the school day. Should you have any questions about this activity, please contact Karen Ford at karen.ford@fpks.org.


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