Week of February 27 - March 4, 2017

Announcements & Head of School time        
Ms. Caron
Math Mystery
MC Squared
Guitar performance    
6B, Mr. Luman
Last Grade 8 Play Sneak Peek
Grade 8, Mrs. Gantt
Song: "Can't Stop the Feeling"    
Grayson H., Henry B.,Turner V., Mateo D., Sam A., Bode D., Oscar G.
Olivia E.
Song: "Brave"
Kayla M., Audrey A.
Song: "Stand by you"
Abby Q.

Chicken vegetable soup, Roasted chicken with roasted potatoes, Veggie chili, Pasta, Roasted green beans, Tuna sliders, Pineapple slices

Veggie minestrone soup, Fresh burger bar with toppings, Black bean burgers, Pasta,  
Steamed broccoli with lemon, Roast beef on foccacia

Tortilla soup, Chicken verde fajitas with rice, Bean and cheese burritos, Pasta, Grilled zucchini and summer squash, Oven fries, Grilled veggie wraps, Fruit salad

Cream of broccoli soup, Baked chicken tenders, Tofu stir fry with jasmine rice, Pasta, Steamed carrots, Italian subs, Apple pie

Chicken noodle soup, American chop suey, Pasta with homemade marinara, Veggie medley, Tomato and mozzarella caprese, Carnival cookies

Full of Brookwood pride, Alumni parents gathered with their families on Friday for a pancake breakfast in the Liston Commons.
Lower and Middle School Parent-Teacher conferences Feb. 28 and March 1

     Lower and Middle School Parent-Teacher conferences are on Tuesday, February 28, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, March 1, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
     February 28 is an early release day with a noon dismissal for all students in Lower and Middle Schools. Wednesday, March 1 is a normal school day for students even though Parent-Teacher conferences take place this day.
Conference drop-In coverage

     Brookwood will offer free drop-in child care coverage in the library for those families attending their Parent-Teacher conferences on Tuesday, February 28. No early sign-up is necessary, but please be sure to sign your child in and out in the library at your conference time(s). For more information, email Justin Zappia.
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 at 6:30 p.m. each night, are on sale to the Brookwood community via a link on the brookwood.edu homepage. Click Harry Potter to purchase. Tickets are $10 each, and there is a ticket purchase service fee. 
     The Wednesday show is completely sold out, and there are only a few seats left for the Tuesday and Thursday shows.  Don't wait to buy your tickets if you want to see this fabulous production!
     If you have any questions, please email Kersten Lanes at kerstenlanes@gmail.com or call/text her at 978-395-1041.
March 2: PA offers speaker on stress reduction, increasing mindfulness in life
On March 2, at 8:30 a.m., in the Liston Commons, come and discuss, learn and experience a research-validated program to help kids and parents reduce stress and increase mindfulness in daily life.     
     The Parents' Association invites you to attend the next PA Meeting as we hear and learn from Rana Chudnofsky, Director of the Resilient Youth Program at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
     The Benson-Henry Institute's Resilient Schools Program (RS) brings relaxation response-based coping skills and life management tools into the school environment to help teachers and students better manage daily stress and positively impact students' academic performance and health. 
     During this parent presentation, you will:
     - Engage in a dialogue and learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of unhealthy levels of stress in yourself/others;
     - Practice the different models of the Relaxation Response, for your use and as a resource for your child(ren) to practice in stressful moments;
     - Gain valuable resources for further explorations and interventions on mind/body awareness for your child(ren).  
March Break Camp at Brookwood:
Sign-up deadline on Friday, March 3
The registration deadline is Friday, March 3. If your family plans on attending March Break Camp, please get your registration(s) in this week. Questions can be directed to Justin Zappia at jzappia@brookwood.edu. 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. 

     We're almost there! This is the fourth and last week of the 30 Drawings in 30 Days challenge, which comes to an end on Saturday, March 4. If you'd like to share your sketchbook, we'll be gathering them after March break and displaying them in the library.     
      During this last week, remember that this is your playground - let your pens, pencils, and imagination run around:

- Try new things: draw REAL BIG, draw REAL SMALL, draw with markers and crayons, explore other materials; 
- Don't erase mistakes - turn them into something else; 
- Fill up the entire page; 
- Create a drawing with someone you love; 
- Make it fun : enjoy the process.

Thank you, and keep sketching!
A big hug,
Kathy, Suzanne and Annabel 

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.    
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