Welcome to Brewster Elementary School!
Calling All Kindergartners
It’s that time of year again when we are preparing our lists for next year’s incoming kindergartners. Parents of children living in Durham and Middlefield who will be five (5) years old on or before January 1, 2017 must register their child to attend kindergarten in September 2016 or apply for a waiver of attendance. In Regional School District #13, children may attend kindergarten in either the Contemporary Program or the Integrated Day Program. Parents need to choose the appropriate program for their child prior to kindergarten registration. School visits and information available at the schools will assist
parents in making their choice.
The Contemporary Program serves children in grades K-4 and is housed at Brewster School for grades K-3. Grade 4 students will attend Memorial Middle School next year. The Integrated Day program serves students in grades K-4 at
John Lyman School. While the two programs share many similarities, they also have some distinctive differences that must be considered when deciding which program is best for each child.
If you have a child that is eligible to begin kindergarten, please call either school to make sure you are on the list to receive the December mailing that explains the registration process.
Brewster Elementary School – 860-349-7227 John Lyman School – 860-349-7240
Brewster School Reading Department
The Brewster School Reading Department is a very busy and productive place. Check out their webpage at:
First Friday Family Reading
We have lots of volunteers who come to read to students on the first Friday of each month. Parents, siblings, grandparents, and friends join us at 2:45 to read a book to a small group of students. The children love listening to a new guest reader each month.
PBIS - Brewster Bucks
Brewster School kicked off the PBIS Brewster Buck program with an assembly. Students who model appropriate school behavior earn Brewster Bucks. Students can then spend their Brewster Bucks from a rewards list created by the PBIS committee. They can save their bucks in their wallets and pick a big prize, or they can spend their bucks as they earn them for a smaller prize. Lunch with Mrs. Heckler is always a favorite reward to purchase. All students participate in the Brewster Buck program and they are excited for the opportunity to earn bucks. All students received their first Brewster Buck at the assembly along with their "Brewster is a cool school" bracelet.
Emergency Notification System
Please use this link to sign up for the Emergency Notification System.
Stop and Shop A+ Rewards
Brewster School is participating in the Stop and Shop A+ Rewards program. The program runs between October 9 through March 17. It is an opportunity to earn cash through the program. Last year we earned over $1,400 to use for student and school-wide activities. If you are registered from last year, you do not have to re-register. If you and your family and friends would like to register, you can do so by going to the Stop and Shop website and look for Saving and Rewards. Look for A+ Rewards to enter your card number and designate our school. All you have to do is just shop. It works just like earning gas points and it doesn't interfere with any other program. Please join us.
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RSD13 is on Twitter!
Please join us on Twitter. Follow Brewster @#Brewster13 and the District @#rsd13ct. See what's happening on a daily basis.
Box Tops For Education
Brewster School will be participating in the Box Tops For Education again this year. We have had such great success in the past and we have set our goal high for this year. Information is going home about how you can participate. Please send those box top labels into school. Members of the community can drop them off at the school or you can drop them in the mail to Brewster School. It's an easy way for our school to earn money for fun events and supplies for the students.
Our Goal - $1,000