Monday April 3
Red Sox Opening Day; wear relaxed dress and your favorite baseball team attire/colors
10:00-11:00 a.m. Little Herons Program, Lower School Music Room
3:00-4:00 p.m. Chess and Karma Kids after-school classes begin
4:00-5:00 p.m. Yoga Teens after-school class begins
Tuesday, April 4
Upper School relaxed dress through April 18
3:00-4:00 p.m. Self Defense after-school class begins3:00 p.m. Students and teachers from Ilut School in Israel arrive at Brookwood; visit through Tuesday, April 18
4:30-6:30 p.m. Grade 8 Spanish field trip to Fusion Andina Restaurant, Beverly
4:30-6:30 p.m. Grade 8 Mandarin field trip to Fuloon Restaurant, Beverly
Wednesday, April 5
12:30-3:45 p.m. Middle School - Dream Team Workshop/Relaxed Dress Day
Thursday, April 6
Community Art Celebration Day
10:00 a.m. School Meeting
4:30-5:30 p.m. Knitting for Faculty & Parents after-school class begins
Friday, April 7
No events scheduled
Announcements & Head of School time
Native American studies presentation
Mrs. Koretz, Mrs. Light, second graders
Art Celebration Day presentation
Ms. Stewart, Ms. Kelsey, Ms. Wildrick
Song: "Up All Night"
Ella M., Sarah R.
Song: "Can't Stop the Feelin"
Fifth grade Wednesday combo, Mr. Backstrom
Fifth grade Monday combo, Mr. Backstrom
Song: "Best Friends"
Alli C., Shreve L., Eleanor C., Lilianna R.
Using collage backdrops, plasticine figures, expressive narration and the Koma Koma app, Brookwood first graders bring Ezra Jack Keats' classic tale The Snowy Day
Red Sox Opening Day
New England chowdah, Fenway Franks, Veggie dogs, Boston baked beans, Broccoli, #34 Big Papi's sandwich, Red Sox bars
Black bean soup, Chicken verde fajitas with rice, Bean and cheese burritos, Brown rice or pasta, Grilled zucchini and summer squash, Roast beef on foccacia
Veggie minestrone, Three cheese pizza, Veggie pizza, Pasta, Roasted asparagus, Tuna sliders, Fruit salad
Art inspired lunch:
Colorful food for Art Celebration Day
Tomato soup, Chicken fingers, Stuffed peppers, Breads and dips, Brussel sprouts, Veggie wraps, Rainbow cookies
Chicken noodle soup, Baked rigatoni with homemade marinara or meat sauce, Pasta, Veggie medley, Tomato and mozzarella caprese sandwich, Melon slices
Get Your Auction Tickets
We are Off to the Races at our Annual PA Auction on Saturday, May 6 . . . but you do need tickets! Click to visit the Auction Event Page
, then click on "Purchase Tickets."
The link to bid online will be live May 1 and bidding will continue until May 7. Buying tickets online automatically sets up your account to bid online. Mystery Wine Grab at the Auction
We are accepting wine donations for the auction valued at $25 or above. The wines will be wrapped up and placed in a "Mystery Wine Grab." For $25, attendees are guaranteed a bottle valued at $25 or more! Come test your luck and walk away a winner! Please drop off any wine donations in the PA office upstairs or with Eliza Cowan in the Advancement office. It's not too late to donate!
Every year we hear from people who say, "I had a great idea for a donation, but I thought it was too late." Well, it's not too late, and no idea is too big or too small.
Please print and complete a Donation Form
for your donation idea to Off to the Races
. Additional donation forms can be found at the PA bulletin board. We Need Your Talent
The PA is beginning the nomination process for 2017-'18, and we would love to include you. There are many ways to get involved; from co-chairing a committee to serving as a PA executive officer to being a Class Ambassador. These opportunities are open to ALL.
We need your talent... let us know that you are interested (or recommend a friend!).
Time commitments are available to fit all schedules, moms and dads alike.
Call or email Nominations Committee Chair Cristie Carter (email@example.com).
At this week's School Meeting Pre-K sang a Japanese song and a Kindergartner and sixth grader each read a piece of their writing.
Grade 4 and Pre-K buddies team up for a math measurement project together.
Spring sports got underway this week and coaches (from left) Erdman, Bell, Johnson and Wellington took to the turf with their teams.
| Lynda Blackmon Lowery and author Susan Buckley visit Grade 7 history class to discuss their book, Turning 15 On the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March, which won the Robert F. Siebert Honor Book award for nonfiction in 2016.|
On Thursday, April 6, Brookwood will hold Art Celebration Day to honor the creativity and incredible work done by our students.
This year there is a new format to the celebration. It will be a daylong event from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Artwork by our PreK through Grade 8 artists will be displayed throughout the school, and students will view the artwork with their Buddies throughout the school day. There will be a short presentation at School Meeting, a special "art-themed" lunch, and three mini-workshops for students will be offered from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Students need to sign up for these optional mini-workshops in advance. There is a limit of 16 children for each workshop:
1) Paper Marbling, Paste Paper, and other creative paper surface techniques, for Middle and Upper School students;
2) Printmaking and Design, for Lower and Middle School students;
3) Plastic Buildables, for Lower and Middle School students.
Parents and families are encouraged to view the exhibit after School Meeting from 10:30 -11:00 a.m. (and of course either before or after school).
We hope to see you on April 6 from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. to honor and view the amazing work done by your children. Your encouragement and support of your child or children's creativity is greatly appreciated.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Kathy Stewart at either firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-526-4500 ext. 6315
Kathy Stewart, Suzanne Kelsey and Annabel Wildrick
Friday, April 7: Lower and
Middle School Movie Afternoon
Join us for a Lower and Middle School Movie Afternoon hosted by Mrs. Evans and Ms. Johnson. See Sing
on Friday, April 7, from 3:00 to 4:45 p.m. There is no charge for this event.
If you would like to sign up, email Eliza Cowan, Director of Alumni and Parent Relations, at email@example.com. More details to follow.
Coffee & Conversation with Laura Caron
Save the Date for Coffee and Conversation with Laura Caron:
Thursday, April 13, from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. in the Liston Commons.
Brookwood recitals 2017
Brookwood recitals are upcoming on April 25, 26, and 28. Students who take lessons in school and outside of school can participate in Brookwood recitals. Your current Brookwood instructor will sign-up your student for this event.
If your student takes lessons outside of Brookwood, please fill out this Sign-up Form by April 10
and send it to Lauren Notas (firstname.lastname@example.org).
It is important to note that students can only perform one time at this event even if they take lessons on multiple instruments.
Please note, recitals are a Special Event Dress Day, and all recitals are held in the School Meeting House.
Debbie GanttRecital days and timesPre-K, Kindergarten, Grade 1:
Tuesday, April 25, 12:45-1:30 p.m., Grades 2 and 3:
Tuesday, April 25, 1:30-2:30 p.m.Middle School Recital (Grades 4 and 5):
Wednesday, April 26, 2:15-3:45 p.m.,Upper School Recital (Grades 6, 7, 8):
Friday, April 28, 1:15-3:00 p.m.
Summer at Brookwood 2017
Please visit the Brookwood website to learn about the amazing full- and half-day specialty camps we are offering this summer to students in rising PreK through Grade 9. In addition, we will offer new single day trip adventures throughout the summer months! Descriptions of all the camps and trips, as well as related logistical information, can be found on the Summer Camps page on brookwood.edu.
Register by using the "Register Now" button on the Brookwood website. We are confident these are the most unique camps on all of the North Shore, so don't miss an opportunity to get your child signed-up. Space is limited.