The Brecknock Author Tea, held several times a year, features original creative writing from students in kindergarten through Grade 4.
READING IS FUNDAMENTAL (RIF)
The first-grade students are fortunate to be able to participate in this program through the generosity of the UGI Corporation and the PTO.
Three book giveaways occur during the course of the year and revolve around a theme. The children participate in several lessons before the giveaway – a library lesson at the time of the giveaway and a follow-up activity involving parental participation.
BRECKNOCK NEWS TEAM
Morning announcements start our school day. Students in second and third grades volunteer as members of a weekly News Team. In addition to the announcements, the weather, the Pledge of Allegiance, and a patriotic song are lead by News Team members.
The Welcome Wagon helps new students to Brecknock feel more comfortable with our building and staff. Two students from a third grade class meet with a new student and introduce them to staff members while touring the building.
Brecknock Elementary hosts Preschool Storytimes in the library. Storytimes begin at 6:30 p.m. There is no pre-registration to attend. All dates subject to change due to inclement weather. Please refer to the district calendar for dates.
BIRTHDAY BOOKS PROJECT
This project allows you, as a parent, to donate a book to the Brecknock Library in honor of your child’s birthday. An invitation to participate is included in the September newsletter. Books are selected by the librarian (with your input) and presented to your child on his/her birthday or half-birthday with a bookplate acknowledging your child’s gift. The book circulates first with the celebrant and then becomes part of the library collection.
As an extension of the classroom, educational field trips are planned throughout the year. Teachers provide information to the parents when field trips are scheduled.
MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT
The purpose of this evening event is for parents to become acquainted with their child’s teacher and for the teacher to explain the daily activities and curricula. This event occurs very early in the school year.
Every year our prefirst through grade three Halloween celebration and parade occurs on the Act 80 Day (1 p.m. dismissal day) in the month of October. Kindergarten parades are generally held the day before Halloween.
ART GOES TO SCHOOL
Students participate in a program where volunteers present artists and their artworks. A museum-like experience takes place right in the art room.
AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK
Governor Mifflin School District celebrates American Education Week visitation during the Monday and Tuesday before the Thanksgiving vacation break. Parents are invited to visit their child’s classroom to observe the learning environment in the school.
BRECKNOCK ART SHOW
In March, every student has a piece of artwork displayed throughout the halls of Brecknock. This activity is held in conjunction with the annual Book Fair. Parents are encouraged to attend this event.
OPEN HO– USE
In the spring, parents have the opportunity to visit classrooms during Open House nights. Examples of student projects and other accomplishments of the year are on display. Teachers highlight the academic progress of the children.
Two different grade levels participate in major performances each spring. Our music teacher, with the help of parents and staff, directs these excellent musical productions.
In the spring, students participate in a day of activities to demonstrate physical skills and sportsmanship. Kindergarten is scheduled at a different time than Grades 1-4.
SHARING THROUGH THE ARTS DAY
Parents and local artists demonstrate their talent or trade. The children travel to different stations during the day to either watch or actively participate in the demonstration.