Today at Brooker the students created their own litterbugs. The students used upcycled materials such as plates, cotton balls, pipe cleaners, and more to construct their litterbugs. Through this activity, the students learned about upcycling and how bug affect the environment around us!
We are delighted to welcome seven new after-school mentors to the BSAC team! They were carefully selected from a large pool of candidates for their positive attitudes and a strong passion for making a difference. You can learn more about them by reading their bios below. If you or someone you know would be an excellent fit for the BSAC team, please click here to apply! Originally from Miami, Jose Guerrero will be a BASE mentor at Brooker Elementary! In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports, exploring the outdoors, and taking road trips around the country. Jose is very excited about making a difference and being a positive role model. Coaches and professors inspired him throughout his life and kept him on the right path. He wants to continue that tradition by inspiring young students in his community. Currently, Jose plays baseball at the University of Tampa while studying for a degree in international business management, where he can use his bilingual skills. Stowers Elementary is proud to welcome its newest mentor, Chandler Bolenbaugh. He decided to apply for the position because he feels like it will be a great learning opportunity for both the students and himself. In his spare time, Chandler likes fishing, mountain biking, and riding dirt bikes. He is currently studying at Pivot Charter School and plans to go into the automotive industry. He has lived in the area for the past two years after moving from Michigan for his dad’s business. Derek Mcdermott will also be joining the BASE team at Brooker Elementary. He loves the sport of racing cars and enjoys playing football. He can’t wait to start working with kids on fun activities and plans to make them excited about learning! Derek is from the Brandon area and currently attends Newsome High. He plans on becoming a CNC mechanist. We want to welcome Calvin, a new runner at Kingswood Elementary School. He brought previous experience working with kids and grew up with three younger sisters that he loves to hang out with. Outside of work, you can find Calvin enjoying outdoor activities, including scuba diving, fishing, and baseball. Calvin plans to one day attend flight school to become a pilot! We are so excited to have Brandon Heid on the BASE team at BSAC! He enjoys making kids smile and teaching them about boundaries and self-discipline. Originally from New York, Brandon and his family moved to Fishhawk six years ago. He loves working on cars in his spare time and plans to become an architect. Brandon wants to incorporate his love of building and drawing into the BASE curriculum and get kids excited about math. Fishhawk Creek Elementary is proud to bring Nick Lilly onboard! He loves spending time with his friends making music, playing recreational football, and watching movies. He applied for the counselor position because he believes he will do a great job of motivating young children to do their best and stay positive. Nick is currently studying business management
Join us during winter break for snowball fights, bobsled scooter relays, swimming, ornament making, and other festive games & crafts! December 23: 7am - 6:30pm December 24: HALF DAY 7am - 1pm December 25: CLOSED December 26: 7am - 6:30pm December 27: 7am - 6:30pm December 30: 7am - 6:30pm December 31: HALF DAY 7am - 1pm January 1: CLOSED January 2: 7am - 6:30pm January 3: 7am- 6:30pm January 6: 7am - 6:30pm $120/Week or $40/Day
Today the gardening club students prepared the land for planting! The students learned the correct way to pull weeds and clear the land. After pulling all of the weeds in the desired location students cleared out the grass and rocks. Now the land is ready for their garden!
The Art Club at Brooker Elementary created thankful pumpkins today! The students wrote things they were thankful for on strips of paper which were then pasted together to shape a fall pumpkin! Afterward, each of the students got to take a photo with their completed pumpkin.
This week, the Gardening Club at Brooker Elementary shared their thanks to the front office at the school for all of their wonderful help throughout the years. The students crafted a fantastic poster and even created beautiful flower arrangements for the office!
Join us for a Spooktacular evening of fun! This parent's night out event will include pizza, swimming, costumes, and activities for ages 5-14. To sign up, please register through Amilia or call member services at (813)689-0908. ACTIVITIES: Costume Contest Pool Time Bobbing for Apples (with chopsticks) Mummy Wrap – A team race of mummies & toilet paper. Face Painting Mystery Box – Guess what spooky items are hidden inside. Human Knot- Which team will unravel the fastest? Halloween Dance Party Dinner includes 2 slices of pizza, a Capri Sun, and a cookie to decorate. For pick up, text ahead to (813) 553-7100 as the lobby will be closed. Register for BSAC’s Spooktacular through Amilia. Please include any medical conditions or allergies on the wavier at sign up. Pack a bathing suit and towel. To volunteer, email us at: MemberServices@mybsac.org.
The BASE students at Brooker Elementary learned all about the famous impressionist artist Claude Monet for today's art project. Then the students tried their best to replicate their own version of Monet's most famous painting “Water Lilies”. After planning their art piece, they pasted different colors of tissue paper onto the page to create the impressionist effect. By the end of the activity, the students were proud of the beautiful pieces they created and were able to take home.