Monday, May 1, 2017

Lower School Library News!

This summer our Lower School Library will not have summer hours because of a bit of renovation that will be going on.  Mrs. Jones, our librarian have a volunteer opportunity...

Volunteer Opportunity: Mrs Jones needs willing volunteers to help tidy and pack up the library in advance of the summer renovation project. Please email emily.jones@breckschool.org if interested.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Important Announcements!

April 25, 2017



Dear Parents,

Next week is a week filled with activities, a trip, and 3 non-uniform days!!

Tuesday, May 2 - 8:45- 12:00 Riverboat Trip - dress warmly and for the weather

Wednesday, May 3, - Community Meeting - wear CARE shirt

Friday, May 5, - Wacky Dress Day (school appropriate clothing, please)

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Best,

Kim Schafer

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Change in date for WordMasters and Earth Day information

Our WordMasters Test has been changed to Friday, April 28th!

Earth Day Marches

April 22, 2017 Earth Day

Two important marches are scheduled for Earth Day this year. The Breck US, MS, and LS are working to organize students and families to attend 1 or both. Below is some basic information for Breck LS students/families.

Kids Climate March


When/Where: This Earth Day, April 22nd, kids will take to the streets and march for climate justice! Meet at the Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. The march gathers at 9:30 am, and then at 10:15am participants will start to proceed toward Cathedral Hill Park to meet up with the March for Science. Then both marches will continue to the MN State Capitol.


Why:  Because young people know climate change is real.
They know it is human caused.
They know their future is at stake.
They are insistent that our leadership take action.
And they are not interested in excuses.



March for Science


When/Where:  Arrive at Cathedral Hill Park in St. Paul by 10:30am. The march will leave the park at 11:00am and head to the MN State Capitol.  If you just wish to participate in the rally at the State Capitol, that will begin at noon.


Why:  Science guides nearly every aspect of our lives and it is critical that political leaders and policymakers support scientific research and incorporate science into their decision making.



Tuesday, April 11, 2017

ERB Schedule and a note from Mrs. Z.

Hello!  

Our ERBs are next week, Monday-Thursday.  A good night's sleep and a good breakfast help the mental stamina this unique situation needs.  The children have been practicing an appropriate amount of time and have gotten a look at the practice ERBs.  Here are the times of the tests:

Monday: 8:45-9:45  and  1:30-2:10

Tuesday: 9:00-9:45  and  1:20-2:00

Wednesday: 9:00-9:45  and 1:30-2:10

Thursday: 9:30-10:20  and 11:10-11:40

While these tests do matter, there is no need to put undue pressure on the students.  That they do their best is all we can ask.  Let me know if you have any questions.



Here's a note from Mrs. Z., too:
Birthday Wishes
April 6-21

We are collecting birthday celebration supplies for our local food shelf.  Families who use our local food shelf often are unable to buy extra items
that make a birthday special,like
Cake Mix & Frosting, Candles, Rice, Noodles, Cookie Mix, Pizza Crust mix,
Paper Plates & Cups. Gluten-free, Kosher and Halal items are often needed by families as well. 

If you would like to donate,
please bring items to school April 6-21.  Thanks!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

April News!

Two major happenings right after Spring Break:

  • Skating begins on Monday, April 3rd!
  • Community Meeting on Thursday, April 6th!  We will be presenting Courage and all of the students have a line or two.  You are welcome to join us.  The meeting will begin promptly at 8:40!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Notes from Mrs. Zosel

Family Service Opportunity:

 On Sunday, March 5 Breck School is hosting, preparing and serving the Sunday meal at First Nations Kitchen. First Nations’ Kitchen is a ministry of All Saints’ Episcopal Indian Mission in Minneapolis and has been serving healthy, organic, traditional indigenous food in a welcoming, family environment every Sunday evening since November 2, 2008.  While all are welcome at the table, FNK serves primarily indigenous people in the Twin Cities, particularly residents of nearby Little Earth of the United Tribes, the largest indigenous urban housing community in the U.S.

The commitment is roughly two hours on Sunday, March 5.  There are different jobs taking place at different times during the day.  We will work with your family to find a job/time slot that works.  This is a wonderful opportunity to strengthen our community through direct service.

Upper School parent Michael Florey is coordinating the effort.  If you are interested in helping, please let Michael know by email (florey@fr.com) or by phone (612-532-1378).   

Used Book Drive & Sale
Upper School students are collecting kids picture books, chapter books, YA books, adult novels, non-fiction - everything! Books will then be sold in the Middle School entrance over the two days of conferences on March 3 and 4. Every book will cost $1 and the proceeds will be used to support Reading Partners, a literacy tutoring organization.

Please bring in gently used books for the book sale. There will be donation boxes in every division through March 2. Then come shop the sale! Pick up some books to read over spring break!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Science is electrifying!



Our class, along with Ms. Nelson's class, had a lot of fun learning about the Van de Graff Generator and electricity. Mr. Wright, from our Upper School, came down and did some demonstrations for us. You might say it was shocking!