August 16, 2018
As I begin my second year at Brook Park Elementary School, I more fully realize how fantastic this school truly is. The success of this school is directly tied to the dedication and perseverance of our entire staff and the strong community connection that exists here. I feel fortunate to live and work here.
As we begin the 2018/19 school year, we remain fully committed to our vision of a safe and nurturing where all students discover, develop, and enjoy their unique talents and abilities as they strive to reach their academic potential. In this cooperative atmosphere, the school and community will work together to develop productive citizens and leaders of tomorrow. We will strive for this goal through….
ACADEMICS: We are committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment that best meets the needs of our students. We have a rigorous curriculum that includes enrichment and remediation.
SUCCESS: Each day, students start have a 30 minute period of re-teaching or enrichment (decided from their assessment scores) in math or language arts as the data indicates. This will be instrumental in raising our state grade.
INCENTIVES: We are a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) school. While we do have consequences when necessary, we focus on rewarding good behavior. Students have opportunities all day everyday to earn Paws which have a variety of incentives tied to them.
PROUD: We are Brook Park PROUD; we are PRODUCTIVE (we get things done), we are RESPECTFUL (we treat others how we want to be treated), we are OUTSTANDING (we go above normal expectations), we are UPSTANDING (we do the right thing when no one else is doing it), and we are DILIGENT (we work hard and never give up). We also focus on The Six Pillars of Character Counts, which is used to teach all students the importance of having good character throughout their life: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. We also offer skill and social groups, classroom lessons and individual counseling as needed.
We are passionately committed to giving all of our students the tools for success in every step of their life in Lawrence Township the District of Destination!
Alicia J. Gatewood, Principal