Week of February 13 - 20, 2017

Chicken vegetable soup, Sloppy Joes, Veggie Joes, Pasta, Roasted green beans, Tuna sliders, Pineapple slices
Homemade tomato soup, Turkey tacos with fresh salsa, Three cheese quesadillas, Pasta, Steamed carrots, Roast beef on foccacia

Chicken noodle soup, Grilled chicken strips, Tofu stir fry, Pasta with homemade Alfredo or marinara sauce, Steamed broccoli with lemon, Grilled veggie wraps, Fruit salad

Veggie minestrone soup, Fresh hand packed burger with topping bar, Black bean burger, Pasta, Oven fries, Grilled zucchini and summer squash, Italian subs, Apple crisp

New England fish chowder, BBQ chicken, Macaroni and cheese, Pasta, Roasted brussel sprouts, Tomato and mozzarella caprese, Carnival cookies

Middle School students enjoyed cocoa and cookies during recess courtesy of the Grade 8 Student Life Leadership Group.
Re-enrollment was due Monday, Feb. 6

Just a friendly reminder that re-enrollment contracts and deposits were due on Monday, February 6, 2017. If you have not had a chance to submit your child's re-enrollment, please do so today! If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay Murphy at lmurphy@brookwood.edu
Grade 8 Play ticket sales and information
     Tickets for the Grade 8 musical Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, with performances on March 7, 8, and 9, will be available for sale to the Brookwood community beginning on Wednesday, February 15 at 6:00 a.m. Tickets are $10 each, and there is a ticket purchase service fee. Tickets will be sold through a link on the brookwood.edu home page.
     Grade 8 families will be able to purchase tickets in a pre-sale, which begins Monday, February 13 at 6:00 a.m. Information about the pre-sale will be sent by Debbie Gantt directly to eighth grade families.
     If you have any questions, please email Kersten Lanes at kerstenlanes@gmail.com or call/text her at 978-395-1041.
Join Laura Caron on February 22
     Get out of the cold, and join Head of School Laura Caron on Wednesday, February 22 at 7:30 a.m. in the Liston Commons for warm Coffee & Conversation. This meeting will begin an hour earlier in hopes that working parents are able to stop by before heading off, with early birds childcare coverage at no charge.
     As before, we'll begin this casual gathering with time for mingling, followed by a conversation on issues of importance to the group. Thoughts, reflections, questions?  We look forward to hearing what's on your mind and how we can enhance the Brookwood experience for all community members!

30 Drawings in 30 Days challenge continues

     We are starting our second week of our drawing challenge, which runs through March 4. It might be fun to sit down with your child (or children) and draw together -- and maybe add in a few cups of hot cocoa. Enjoy some quality time imagining, slowing down and creating together.
    Here are a few ideas:
    Show your little one how to draw something or have them show you how to draw something;
    Do a sketch of the ultimate tree house;
    Design a three tiered birthday cake for your pet;
    Create a stylish spacesuit for your first trip to Mars

     Two websites that are worth checking out are: http://craftwhack.com/20-drawing-ideas-kids/  and  https://dannygregorysblog.com/books/art-before-breakfast/
     And here are two books that may offer inspiration: Tangle Art and Drawing Games for Kids by Jeanette Nyberg and Art Before Breakfast by Danny Gregory (the book that inspired the 30 Day challenge).
     Please remember to add a sketch to the 30 Drawings in 30 Days bulletin board outside if the Faculty /Staff room.
Happy sketching!
Kathy, Suzanne and Annabel  
2017-2018 Calendar
The calendar for the 2017-2018 academic school year is now available. View the calendar here: 2017-2018 Calendar 

Lower and Middle School Parent-Teacher conferences Feb. 28, March 1

     Lower and Middle School Parent-Teacher conferences are coming up on Tuesday, February 28 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. and March 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
     As in the fall, Parent-Teacher conference sign up will be through an online Google form.  Doug Fodeman sent an email to all parents of Lower School and Middle School children on Thursday, February 9 with the Conference Sign-up link and instructions for using the form.
     February 28 is an early release day with a noon dismissal for all students in Lower and Middle School. Wednesday, March 1 is a normal school day for students even though Parent-Teacher conferences take place this day.
Plan ahead for Conference Day half day

     In anticipation of the February 28 Parent-Teacher Conference half day, Brookwood will offer special programming for children in grades PreK-5 (those being released early that day).
     Anyone interested in having a child attend these specialty programs can learn more about them and register at Half day Programming. All students planning to attend the programs, which  will run from noon to 3:00 p.m. on February 28, must be pre-registered by February 24 at 5:00 p.m.
     There is a small fee associated with each of these programs that will be billed through your Brookwood account. There is also regular PreK/K after-school, REACH, Homework Club coverage available from 3:00-6:00 p.m. (regular rates apply) that day. 
     Note: There will be free drop-in coverage available in the library for those families who want/need coverage for their child/ren during their actual conference time. No early sign-up is necessary, just be sure to sign your child in and out.
    Email Justin Zappia for more information.
     (Please be aware that March 1 is a regular full day of school for students despite the fact that it is also a Parent-Teacher Conference Day.) 
March Break Camp at Brookwood!
    Katie Ober and Erin Herzeelle are thrilled to lead some exciting programming for interested Brookwood students in grades PreK-5 during the first week of March Break (March 13-17). Please visit March Break Camp to find out what's happening on campus and how to officially register. It's important to sign-up as soon as possible so we can begin to plan accordingly for all the students who will join us at Brookwood. The registration deadline is Friday, March 3. Questions can be directed to Justin Zappia at jzappia@brookwood.edu.
Summer at Brookwood 2017
     It's official . . . Summer at Brookwood 2017 is now accepting registrations. 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 the web.
     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, plus there's an early registration discount until February 20 on most camps -- 10% off.