Hello Brookside second grade families, If you missed today's picture day, you can still come tomorrow or Wednesday to have your picture taken. The times are 8-12pm and 1-3pm.
over 1 year ago, Erica Buzzard
Happy Halloween Brookside Families! Be sure to check out this years Student Halloween Parade and Spooky Story Time! Have a safe and very Happy Halloween!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPzhSkrhLL4&feature=youtu.be
over 1 year ago, Heather Miya
Brookside and Blosser Lane School Picture Clarifications. There has been some confusion about school pictures, Grades TK-5. Brookside and Blosser Lane Elementary Schools' photos are being taken by Jordan Eads Photography. Jordan Eads is offering, in a Covid -safe way, photo packages, as well as class pictures, and is providing teachers with extra copies for art projects, ect. Brookside families will receive a photo order form by mail or online and Blosser Lane families can get an order form online. Please contact your child's school if you have any questions about dates and times. Picture days/locations are: Brookside November 2nd-4th at Brookside Elementary Blosser Lane: November 5th,6th and 9th at Blosser Lane Elementary
over 1 year ago, Brookside Elementary
Brookside and Blosser Lane School Picture Clarifications There has been some confusion about school pictures, Grades TK-5. Brookside and Blosser Lane Elementary Schools’ photos are being taken by Jordan Eads Photography. Jordan Eads is offering, in a Covid-safe way, photo packages as well as class pictures, and is providing teachers with extra copies for art projects, etc. Brookside families will receive a photo order form by mail or online and Blosser Lane families can get an order form online. Please contact your child’s school if you have any questions about dates and times. Picture days/location are: Brookside: November 2nd-4th at Brookside Elementary Blosser Lane: November 5th, 6th, and 9th at Blosser Lane Elementary
over 1 year ago, Kathleen Crossman
Student Photo Opportunity. Maureen Moore will be at Baechtel Grove Middle School this weekend - Saturday, October 24 from 9 am to 3 pm and Sunday, October 25 from 9 am to 1 pm for school photos! Please see flyer below for details and please let others know. Please contact your school with any questions.
over 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
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Student Photo Opportunity. Maureen Moore will be at Baechtel Grove Middle School this weekend - Saturday, October 24 from 9 am to 3 pm and Sunday, October 25 from 9 am to 1 pm for official Willits Unified School District school photos! Please see flyer below for details and please let others
over 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
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Hello Brookside Families! Looking for a fun way to celebrate Halloween with your student? Come and join us online for a Halloween Parade 2020 style! We are asking Parents for a video or picture submission of their child, in costume, to be included in our 2020 Brookside Student Virtual Parade. Please submit your video or photo for the Brookside Virtual Parade no later than 10/23/2020 so we will have time for processing. Video's should be 6 to 12 seconds in length. Watch https:youtu.be/Pgs5CMtick for ideas and requirements. Be creative and have fun! Submit your entry to JeffCramer@WillitsUnified.com
over 1 year ago, Heather Miya
Socktober fundraising for WUSD students.
over 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Socktober fundraising
Hello everyone! Brookside's class pictures from last school year have finally arrived. We will be mailing them home very soon. We are just waiting for the envelopes to arrive. Be on the look out!
over 1 year ago, Brookside Elementary
If You Want Your Taxes to Stay Local, Choose Measure I Willits public schools are in desperate need of maintenance and repairs. Every single school in the Willits Unified School District leaks when it rains, and that’s just the beginning. The longer we defer maintenance, the more expensive repairs will become. The question is how do we, as a community, raise funds to pay for those repairs? In the upcoming election, there is a statewide proposition and a local ballot measure that address school funding. California Proposition 15 would only guarantee an additional $15,000 per year for Willits schools (or $180,000 over 12 years). Measure I would allow Willits schools to raise $17 million over 12 years. If Prop. 15 passes, California schools will get 40 percent of the revenue. Of that, community colleges will receive 11 percent. The remaining funds would be divvied up among K-12 schools statewide. Prop. 15 isn’t polling very well, so depending on it to fund local school repairs is a big risk, but even if it does pass, it only guarantees $100 per student per year, not nearly enough to pay for the upkeep required for Willits schools. It’s possible that more revenue could come our way, but there’s no guarantee. On the other hand, if Measure I passes, 100 percent of revenue would remain local and go toward repairing and maintaining Willits public schools, including charter schools. Because the general obligation bond will be issued in four or more stages, the school board can reduce the burden on taxpayers should economic conditions change or other funding, such as Proposition 15, become available. As a reminder, Measure I would cost property owners a maximum of $40 per $100,000 of assessed value (not market value) per year. Assessed value is determined by the Mendocino County Assessor and is listed on your property tax bill. If, for example, your house is assessed at $250,000, your overall annual bill would be $100 (that’s about $8 per month). With these funds, public schools in Willits would have the funds to responsibly fix what is broken and keep school facilities in good repair. Willits Unified projects include replacing broken furniture at schools districtwide, repairing the roof at Blosser Lane Elementary, purchasing portable classrooms at Brookside Elementary and cafeteria tables at Baechtel Grove Middle School, paving parking lots at Willits High and the District Office, updating science classrooms at Baechtel Grove and Willits High, and similar projects. Proposition 15 is a whole different deal. I’m not recommending a vote for or against Prop. 15; that’s a personal decision. I’m just letting you know that Prop. 15 is unlikely to provide the funds needed to maintain local schools. Please realize that a vote in favor of Proposition 15 does not replace the need for Measure I. With Measure I, you will be able to see your tax dollars at work here in Willits. In the last election, 162 people skipped over the school bond—leaving it blank rather than voting yes or no—presumably because they didn’t feel they knew enough to make a good decision. My goal here is to provide information so voters feel comfortable taking a position one way or another. Please don’t leave it blank. If you need more information, I am happy to answer any questions you may have. You can reach me at the district office at 707-459-5314.
over 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
WHS water pipe replacement
If You Want Your Taxes to Stay Local, Vote on Measure I Willits public schools are in desperate need of maintenance and repairs. Every single school in the Willits Unified School District leaks when it rains, and that’s just the beginning. The longer we defer maintenance, the more expensive repairs will become. The question is how do we, as a community, raise funds to pay for those repairs? In the upcoming election, there is a statewide proposition and a local ballot measure that address school funding. California Proposition 15 would only guarantee an additional $15,000 per year for Willits schools (or $180,000 over 12 years). Measure I would allow Willits schools to raise $17 million over 12 years. If Prop. 15 passes, California schools will get 40 percent of the revenue. Of that, community colleges will receive 11 percent. The remaining funds would be divvied up among K-12 schools statewide. Prop. 15 isn’t polling very well, so depending on it to fund local school repairs is a big risk, but even if it does pass, it only guarantees $100 per student per year, not nearly enough to pay for the upkeep required for Willits schools. It’s possible that more revenue could come our way, but there’s no guarantee. On the other hand, if Measure I passes, 100 percent of revenue would remain local and go toward repairing and maintaining Willits public schools, including charter schools. Because the general obligation bond will be issued in four or more stages, the school board can reduce the burden on taxpayers should economic conditions change or other funding, such as Proposition 15, become available. As a reminder, Measure I would cost property owners a maximum of $40 per $100,000 of assessed value (not market value) per year. Assessed value is determined by the Mendocino County Assessor and is listed on your property tax bill. If, for example, your house is assessed at $250,000, your overall annual bill would be $100 (that’s about $8 per month). With these funds, public schools in Willits would have the funds to responsibly fix what is broken and keep school facilities in good repair. Willits Unified projects include replacing broken furniture at schools districtwide, repairing the roof at Blosser Lane Elementary, purchasing portable classrooms at Brookside Elementary and cafeteria tables at Baechtel Grove Middle School, paving parking lots at Willits High and the District Office, updating science classrooms at Baechtel Grove and Willits High, and similar projects. Proposition 15 is a whole different deal. I’m not recommending a vote for or against Prop. 15; that’s a personal decision. I’m just letting you know that Prop. 15 is unlikely to provide the funds needed to maintain local schools. Please realize that a vote in favor of Proposition 15 does replace the need for Measure I. With Measure I, you will be able to see your tax dollars at work here in Willits. In the last election, 162 people skipped over the school bond—leaving it blank rather than voting yes or no—presumably because they didn’t feel they knew enough to make a good decision. My goal here is to provide information so voters feel comfortable taking a position one way or another. Please don’t leave it blank. If you need more information, I am happy to answer any questions you may have. You can reach me at the district office at 707-459-5314.
over 1 year ago, Mark Westerburg
Water Line Repair at WHS
Congratulations to the following certified staff, you have attained permanent status with WUSD! We greatly appreciate your dedication to the students and district. Lucas Brown, District School Psychologist Melissa Coughlin, Teacher at Brookside Katrina Hall, Teacher at High School Trisa Hall, Teacher at  Brookside Patrick Keough, Teacher at BGMS Kirsten Myers, Teacher at Brookside Speech and Language
almost 2 years ago, Mark Westerburg
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All of Brooktrails has been reopened with the exception of third gate.
almost 2 years ago, Mark Westerburg
Due to fire conditions WUSD schools will be closed on Tuesday Sept. 8th.
almost 2 years ago, Mark Westerburg
Great communication on Class Dojo! Let’s keep it up!
almost 2 years ago, Kathleen Crossman
Class Dojo Report
Hello Brookside Families! Do you need help setting up your devices or have questions about your student's apps? We are here to help you with your tech needs. Please contact our Brookside office at 707-459-5385. We are happy to help!
almost 2 years ago, Heather Miya
First day of school 2020.
almost 2 years ago, Mark Westerburg
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Wi-Fi Bus locations and times.
almost 2 years ago, Mark Westerburg
Wi-Fi on Wheels
Welcome Back to WUSD 2020 https://youtu.be/zIePMykImIA Mark Westerburg
almost 2 years ago, Mark Westerburg
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Hi Brookside Families, August 21, was supposed to be a school picnic on the field, but obviously we won’t be having it. I’m sorry for the cancellation of this event. You should all be getting a call from our office and a call or letter from your child’s teacher soon. It has been fun speaking with families! Everyone is sounding positive and upbeat for the kids- and that’s fabulous! Together we can make a great year for our students! If you have questions feel free to email me at kathleencrossman@willitsunified.com. Thank you! ❤️
almost 2 years ago, Kathleen Crossman