wolftaylor 

Mr. Taylor

Mission Bay High, San Diego, California

Bachelor of Science in History/Education, Northern Arizona University

Master of Science in Special Education, St. Cloud State University

Administration Licensure, St. Mary's University

 

Dear Park Brook Families,

Just recently I had a conversation with a friend, and she shared how she wished she would have asked her kids different questions when her kids returned home from school. She typically would ask, “did you have fun today?”  As she reflects back she realizes that having fun shouldn’t be the ultimate goal, and she thinks about the mindset that she was creating in her children.  I know one of her three kids, and from what I know they all are doing well in the late 20’s and early 30’s.

It was a bit coincidental, but I just received a copy of an article with questions to ask your child, instead of just asking “how was your day?”  The title of the article is 50 Questions To Ask Your Kids Instead of Asking “How Was Your Day”, written by Leslie Means.  I am sharing a few of the questions and added a few questions as well.

Here are a few of the questions you might want to consider asking your children when they return home from school:

  • Can you tell me an example of kindness you saw or showed today?
  • Was there anyone at recess that perhaps felt left out?  How could you help them tomorrow?
  • What was the book about that your teacher read?
  • Did you help anyone today?
  • You have goals in reading, math and physical fitness.  Which one do you feel you need to focus on a bit more to reach by the end of the year?  What do you need to do?
  • What is something you saw that made you think?
  • What was your energy level during the Brain Boost (exercise break) in class?
  • Tell me something you know today that you didn’t know yesterday.
  • What is something that challenged you?
  • What questions did you ask at school today?
  • Tell me about your effort during reading and math today?
  • What are you looking forward to tomorrow?
  • What made your teacher smile?
  • What kind of person were you today?

Report Card Marking Day is Friday, December 1. This is the day that teachers will be marking grades for the first trimester.  When you review the report card which will be sent home on Wednesday, December 6, please use the report card as a tool to talk about areas of strength and areas where your child can exert a bit more effort.

Scott Taylor

 

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Academic Growth

2016-2017

Math:  Percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth in math on the MAP compared to other schools in the Osseo Area Schools:

*6th highest percentage of student meeting or exceeding their goal of all schools,

*Highest percentage when looking at only Title I Schools,

*3rd grade had the highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their goal,

*Black student had the 2nd highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their goal,

*Hispanic student had the highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*EL student had the second highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*Special education students had the 3rd highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*Students qualifying for free/reduced lunches had the highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth.

Reading:  Percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth in reading on the MAP compared to other schools in the Osseo Area Schools:

*Tied for 6th highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth; highest percentage when looking only at Title I Schools,

*5th grade tied for 2nd highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*Black students had the 2nd highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*Students qualifying for free/reduced lunches tied for the highest growth with another school,

*Tied for fifth-highest percentile change.

During the 2015-2016 school year, according to the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) and the data from the Minnesota Department of Education:

*Out of 25 schools in the Osseo Area Schools, Park Brook ranked 22 out of the 25 for academic growth rate.  (1 being the lowest growth, and 25 being the highest growth),

*Out of 25 schools in the Osseo Area Schools, Park Brook had the highest growth rate for closing the academic achievement gap,

*86% of Park Brook Elementary students ranked in the high growth rate in math,

*83% of Park Brook Elementary students ranked in the high growth rate in reading.

During the 2014-2015 school year, the percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth at Park Brook compared to the other 17 elementary schools in the Osseo Area Schools:

#1 in reading for EL students in schools that have EL programs, 3rd and 6th grades;

#2 in reading for all students;

#2 in math for students beginning in lowest quartile;

#3 in math for Black students;

#3 in reading for students beginning in highest quartile;

#4 in math for 3rd grade;

#5 in math for all students.

During the 2013-2014 school year, the percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth at Park Brook compared to the other 17 elementary schools in the Osseo Area Schools:

#1 in reading for EL students in schools that have EL programs;

#2 in reading for all students, Hispanic students, and grades 4 and 5;

#2 in math  for grade 3;

#3 in reading for grade 3;

#4 in math for Hispanic and White students.

Among all elementary schools in the district, Park Brook ranked among the highest in the percent of students who met academic growth goals in 2012-2013:

#1 in reading and #1 in math (grade 5);

#1 in reading and #2 in math (grade 6);

#2 in reading (all students);

#2 in reading (special education students);

#3 in math (all students).

During the 2011-12 school year, Park Brook posted the highest academic growth rate in reading for English Language Learners, sixth-graders, and students receiving free or reduced lunches.

 
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School Info

Park Brook Elementary
7400 Hampshire Ave N
Brooklyn Park MN 55428
Map

School Hours
8:50 am - 3:20 pm
Office Hours
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

 

Phone & Fax

School Office
763-561-6870
Attendance
763-549-2408

General Fax 
763-549-2410

School Leadership

Principal
Scott Taylor