Dear Brook Knoll Families,
Welcome to Brook Knoll Elementary School! We have an amazing Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) at our school and it’s called The Brook Knoll Eagle Connection (BKEC). We welcome you into our Brook Knoll Community and look forward to getting to know you. Our mission is to support the education of students at Brook Knoll through fundraising efforts and by fostering positive and productive relationships among family, staff, and community members.
Scotts Valley is the lowest funded district in Santa Cruz County and the 6th lowest funded school district in the state of California! Despite this, Brook Knoll is a California Distinguished School due in part to community involvement and support.
Through our fundraising efforts, BKEC is able to provide enriching programs for our 550+ students that are not funded through the state. It costs about $425 per student to fund classroom aides, yard duties, math & reading intervention, code naturally, science, art, music, computer lab, & garden instruction.
For the 2020-2021 upcoming school year, the PTO will fund these programs:
|Reading & Math Intervention & Instructional Aides||$87,000|
|STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math||$45,000|
|Knoll Garden Aides||$15,000|
|Teacher Support ($300 per teacher)||$7,000|
|Social Emotional Development||$3,000|
|Campus Beautification & Improvements||$3,000|
|Scholarships, Special Requests, Special Events||$3,000|
BKEC brought back the garden and rebuilt the track and field! Without PTO funds and volunteers BK would not have a track and field or a garden. The PTO does so much to support our children’s education and environment giving them opportunities for learning and growth they would otherwise not have. All our students receive hands-on garden instruction during the fall and spring with our new Knoll Garden aides and can now play and exercise on a beautiful track and field.
BKEC also relies heavily on parent involvement. There are many great ways to be part of your child’s educational experience: from working in the classroom, driving on field trips, helping in the garden, or being an active member of the PTO. Sign up for BKEC emails, follow us on Instagram and Facebook, get involved, donate, and be a part of your child’s elementary school experience!
On behalf of the BKEC Board, “Welcome to Brook Knoll“.
Marina Eyre, Your PTO President