We hope you are all enjoying the last days of summer with your family and friends! We are all so excited to see the school once again filled with children eager to learn and have fun while doing so. Below, we are sharing some more detailed information about how we will help maintain a healthy environment for all of us at Littlebrook School.
Welcome to the 2021 – 22 school year!!! We are all excited to welcome the children back to Littlebrook School! We pride ourselves on providing a welcoming environment where each student’s voice is heard and recognized. Our children will receive Social and Emotional Learning lessons embedded into the established curricula and through purposeful lessons in the classrooms at each grade level. We are committed to enhancing and maintaining the well-being of our students and staff members
Whenever possible, lunch can take place outdoors. We are expecting the delivery and setup of 6 large tents to provide cover for our staff and students. We have also received additional tables and chairs to help provide safe eating spaces outdoors.
Only Pre-K, 1st and 5th grade students will be required to turn in their devices, as they will be getting a different device upon returning in September. Students who are leaving the district must also return all technology.
On Thursday, Littlebrook held its annual egg drop at school for fifth graders. The students did a real-life experiment and had a blast seeing if their egg survived safely during the drop!
Littlebrook's first and second grade students had a chance to experience a little canine love on Wednesday.
As part of the social-emotional emotional program at Littlebrook, Ms. Walter, school counselor, arranged to have dogs from Attitudes in Reverse (AIR) visit with students. Students also heard a presentation about how dogs experience and show emotions.
Community Park, Johnson Park, Littlebrook and Riverside PTOs have created a new discount card program, called Princeton Perks, to help close their fundraising gaps and bolster shopping and dining around town. The Princeton Perks card costs $25 and gives cardholders special deals from more than 40 local restaurants and retailers through December 31, 2021.
We will be reverting to our Hybrid/Remote schedule next week. The schedule will be as follows -
Monday - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School
Tuesday and Wednesday - Cohort A will be in school. Cohorts B and C will be on remote learning.
We will follow Monday's schedule on Tuesday.
We will follow Tuesday's schedule on Wednesday.
We hope everyone had a fantastic Winter Break. All students are remote from January 4 through January 11. Hybrid learning will resume on Tuesday, January 12. Here is the schedule for the next two weeks.
Just a note to express deepest gratitude for the outpouring of love and generosity for our Angel Tree Holiday Gift program. Thanks to your kindness, the Littlebrook staff provided holiday gifts to 22 children! The gifts included a bicycle, LEGO, clothing, a karaoke machine, dolls, and a wooden train set.
As a follow up to the email you have received from Dr. Galasso, our Interim Superintendent of Schools, please note the following from our District Administrators -
- All schools will operate on a remote schedule on Wed., Nov. 25th, the day before our Thanksgiving recess.
- All schools will operate on a remote schedule on Mon., Dec. 7th, to accommodate our afternoon professional-development program for staff members. This remote-only day will serve as the only day for remote instruction that week (Mon.-Fri., Dec. 7th-11th).
- Our elementary schools will move their Mon., Dec. 7th, hybrid schedule to Wed., Dec. 9th (which otherwise would have been their all-remote day).
As the weather turns colder, we though you might enjoy this October video from the Littlebrook School Gardens. Under the guidance of School Gardener Nancy Nicosia, each bed is a themed continent and has plants that are anti to that continent. Part One of this video includes European plants, South American plants (tomatoes) and a hint of what’s in the Asian garden (which includes loofa, a gourd). Littlebrook has donated over 200 pounds to producer to local food pantries.
Thank you for your support in completing a health-status assessment each morning for your child (parents) or yourself (high schoolers). You’ve enabled us to welcome our staff and students back to school in a safe environment.
Based on our experience, we’re making minor changes in our system.
Principal Ramirez's letter to families