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East Brook News

We appreciate our involved parents and community members and enjoy broadcasting our latest news and information to you. Here on our News page, we’ll chronicle school activities, student achievements, and public announcements. We’ll also offer helpful resources and information. So check back often; we’ll update it regularly.

Mykee Fowlin Visits East Brook

We would like to thank Mykee Fowlin for sharing his message, "I'm Still Here", in an assembly on Friday, October 4.

From Dr. Michael Fowlin's website:

Dr. Michael Fowlin, better known as Mykee, is no stranger to the stage. He has been formally acting since age 11 but started creating voices (via prank calling) at age nine. In addition to his talents on stage, he has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Evangel University, in Springfield, Missouri. In the fall of 2001, he attained a doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Rutgers University. Oddly enough, he suffers from delusions of grandeur for while performing, he is convinced that every audience member is his patient.

His programs combine both his professional acting talents and his psychological training. His mission is to create an atmosphere of worldwide inclusion, not just tolerance, towards all people. He has worked extensively with all age groups in the United States and in other countries. His work has included peer mediation, diversity trainings, gender equity workshops, and violence prevention seminars.

He hopes that all audience members will leave his performance with that wonderful, awakening feeling of beauty: the beauty within one’s self and the beauty within others; the celebration of our differences, and the acceptance of our shared experiences.

We would like to thank Mrs. Vreeland for the photo.

Michael Fowlin speaking to the students
Students Study Migration of Hominids

Our students are always learning incredible things! Students began their inquiry on the migration of hominids by first studying a map, making a hypothesis, and then sharing their ideas with a friend.

students looking at laptops, graph of the migration of hominids

Club Fair

East Brook recently had its annual club fair for all new students and 5th graders. All club advisors displayed posters, passed out flyers, and provided sign-up sheets for their co-curricular offerings. Some of the clubs that meet before and after school include STEM, art, digital photography, drama, Brain Busters, Chef's Club, EB news, and intramural sports, to name a few. The club fair was a huge success!

View more photos of the Club Fair
Science Matters

Ms. Pallotto's science class has been busy learning about chemistry. Check out the States of Matter simulator! The class was able to see the particles for each state of matter demonstrated right before their eyes. They also investigated solids, liquids, and gases by teaching their alien friend Petri how they are different. The students did a scavenger hunted around the room to practice describing different physical properties, and practiced sorting physical and chemical properties.

view more photos of students learning science
First Reads

You’re never too young or too old for a great read-aloud. Mr. Karklin‘s first read aloud of the year was Fish in A Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. “Everybody is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid.” 

Book cover of Fish in a Tree and teacher reading to a group of students
NJSLA Scores

Please take a moment to read a letter from Superintendent Michele Robinson regarding the NJSLA scores.