Michael J. Allen

Class of 2018 - 2019

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 The year we're having...

This will be a list of all the things we will do during our time together....


PTO Meeting

Tuesday, January 15th

Brooks Library

6:30 - 8:00pm



Cancer Awareness Concert

Sponsored and organized by the Brooks School Student Council


Friday, January 11th

6:00pm - 7:30pm


Brooks Cafetorium

This event is the work of the Brooks Student Council.



Windmills Workshop

Tuesday, January 8th

9:00 -  10:00 - Mrs. Tuttle's Class

10:10 - 11:10 - Ms. Conti's Class

11:20 - 12:20 - Mr. Allen's Class

1:30 - 2:30 - Ms. Butera's Class

The Museum of Science presents the Windmills Workshop. The Students practice the steps of the engineering design process as they test how changing aspects of a windmill blade effect its efficiency. They design and test their own blades, with a strong emphasis on identifying independent and dependent variables, team planning and design.

The program  incorporates physical science framework connections on the subject of Simple machines and math connections, such as graphing results.

It's also really good fun!




Coding Workshop

Each Friday afternoon for the next few weeks  the students will continue working with Computer educator, the splendidly named, Kate Fractal to learn about computer coding and programming.

The students will learn about a coding platform called, 'Scratch'.



24 Years

'Nothing can change the past, right?'

'Fabulous entertainment' – The Goston Blobe

'A first rate thriller' – The Goston Heonix

'Oscar-rated performances from a stupendous cast' – The YT Times

'The music was staggering. I cried like a baby' – The Graunead


This page is where we keep confirmed reservations for our Show,

on Wednesday, December 19th

Room 411 at the Brooks

6:00pm and 7:30pm


Project Period

In many ways the show is the culmination of much of the work we've done all year in Language, in Math, Art, in Music, in Dance and Drama.

It's a summary and celebration of our journey together academically, socially and creatively.

Here are some notes about the process and the journey.



Report Cards and Conferences

The season for report cards and conferences is approaching.

This page will tell you everything you need to know about this period including:

  • When reports cards are due.

  • How to book a teacher conference

  • What to expect at the conference

You can contact me about scheduling a conference by email. Slots will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. This page will be updated frequently so you can see the available slots!




DARE Class

Tuesday November 13th

The DARE class has begun with the excellent Officer Pat O'Keefe.

The class is a once a week class that takes about seven weeks to complete.

The 'textbooks' for the class should have come home for your perusal already.


T Shirt making

Tuesday, October 30th

1:30 - 2:30pm

To celebrate the Autumn, the Fifth grade will spend this Tuesday afternoon decorating T-shirts with the flavor of the day. Students need to bring a (disposable) white T-Shirt and fabric markers for this event.

A great way for the whole grade to prepare for the rigors of the following evening!



PTO second meeting

Tuesday October 30th

6:30 - 8:00pm

Cafetorium at the Brooks

I'll be there! I hope you can make it too.



Professional Development day

Tuesday, November 6th

No school for students on this day.


Autumn Open Mic

On Friday, October 12th  take part in the next Open Mic event.

When: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Where: Cafetorium at the Brooks.

If you can sing, play an instrument, dance, juggle, do gymnastics, or tell a tale why not jump up on the stage and share your passion?

All ages welcome to perform.

Sign up at the door!


Photo Day

Wednesday, October 3rd

Dress in your finery!!



Ice Cream Night

Friday, September  28th

Brooks School

6:30pm for grades 3-5.

It's going to be delicious!!!



Fall Festival

Come to the amazing Fall Festival event at the Brooks on

Sunday, September 23rd.



PTO first meeting

Thursday, September 20th

6:30 - 8:00pm

Cafetorium at the Brooks

I'll be there! I hope you can make it too.



Brass Demo

Wednesday, September 19th

8:45am -9:15am

The music Department presents an option for Fifth grade - to learn a brass instrument.

It happens in the library and sign up information for parents will be arriving by backpack express on Wednesday afternoon!



Meet the Teacher - Curriculum Night

Thursday, September 13th

Room 411

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Hopefully, I get to see and meet you soon for Meet the Teacher!

See you there.