A busy month February was a busy month at Brimhall Elementary School, with a school day added back on to the calendar to make up for five weather-related days off this winter. February featured PTA Family Bingo Night, parent-teacher conferences, a rescheduled and well-attended K-2 Family Reading Night, a 1.5-million-minute goal for the February Read-a-Thon and more. A representative from Roseville Area Middle School visited the sixth-graders to give a preview of what to expect in the next stage of their ISD 623 education. The sixth-graders went downhill skiing at Afton Alps this winter and spent three days at the Audubon Center in Sandstone, Minn., exploring nature, team building and problem solving. Proceeds from this year’s PTA Direct Appeal (Give from the Heart: Support the Arts!) raised more than $4,000 to enable the music department to expand the drum collection and the art department to fund a new ceramics kiln. One of two remaining PTA business meetings for the year will be held on Monday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m. Volunteer leadership opportunities for the 2014-15 school year, as well as scholarship opportunities for the Minnesota PTA conference, will be discussed.