Dear Florence Brasser Families;
“Together we teach and inspire excellence for all learners.” -District Mission
“Learning together, Leading together, Achieving together” -Building Vision
Brasser Elementary welcomes the family –school partnership:
As the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close, we want to celebrate the great accomplishments that we have witnessed together. For instance, we opened our beautiful new Brasser playground complex and also two beautiful new classrooms for our youngest learners. We instituted a school-wide positive behavior incentive program titled “Brasser Way, Every Day!” and our 3rd-5th graders were given their very own locker!
We were grounded in a strong family-school partnership through our building vision statement: Learning, Leading, & Achieving together. We embraced 21st century learning opportunities by integrating technology and STEM into our instruction. We embraced the use of technology to enhance our curriculum especially through our past 13 weeks with our online learning. Students have been able to take ownership of their learning and are able to set goals for themselves to achieve success. We have also worked very hard with our students to learn skills and attitudes to help them manage emotions and build positive relationships. Our students have learned to demonstrate empathy and continue to develop an understanding on diversity and inclusivity. Due to this hard work; we were honored to be recognized by the NYSED as a “Recognition School” for being among the top-performing schools fostering equity in education.
These last 13 weeks has been unprecedent due to the coronavirus pandemic and will be remembered when reflecting on the 2019-2020 school year. It is our hope that you will remember the efforts of our Brasser staff to provide you with the very best education and to remind you of how loved and appreciated you are! We created silly and emotional videos to connect with you; we paraded past many of your homes for over three hours to see you; we used Zoom to learn with you; we found creative ways to celebrate with you despite our physical distance. In the end, we saw the best of humanity come together with renewed hope and appreciation for the people in our lives. We offer a sincere thank you to our students, families, teachers and staff for making Brasser a wonderful place to learn, lead and achieve together.
To our 5th grade students –We wish you the very best in all aspects of life. Throughout your time here at Brasser Elementary, it has been our purpose to help you grow into Hard Working, Compassionate, Responsible and Respectful citizens. We have no doubt that you will carry on in the tradition of the hundreds of Brasser students who preceded you and are now productive members of our society.
Families – Thank you for sending the very best to Brasser School every day. The staff feel privileged to be a part of these important years, during which we have the opportunity to work with our community’s most treasured resource….your child.
To each of you, we give our special thanks.
Gates Chili CSD needs your help to finalize additional details of its reopening plans. While these plans are still tentative and subject to approval by the governor, it is critical that the district begin finalizing these plans in order to communicate student placement with families.
You may recall, in accordance with current NYSED and NYSDOH guidelines, Gates Chili cannot open fully in person. This means that we will move forward with our hybrid and remote instruction models when we begin school on Sept. 14.
Gates Chili submitted plans for an in-person, remote and a hybrid model instruction. After review of these plans, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will make a final decision on reopening schools.
Headlines feature Capital Project Update, 150,000+ meals served during COVID-19 school closure and a full synopsis of our Class of 2020 commencement ceremonies.
Thank you again to all the families, staff and most of all, our graduates, who took part in this wonderful day. We are so proud to have been able to hold live ceremonies and provide a compilation video for our Class of 2020. OHANA!
Gates Chili is pleased to be able to proceed with kindergarten screening for the 2020-21 school year. Guidance from health officials will be followed to ensure a safe and comfortable experience.