Week of February 5 - 10, 2017

Chicken and rice soup, Oven roasted chicken, Spaghetti with tomatoes and peas, Pasta, Steamed red potatoes, Glazed carrots, Tuna sliders, Strawberry shortcake

Garden vegetable soup, American chop suey with homemade marinara, Homemade meat sauce, Pasta, Steamed broccoli, Ham and cheese wraps

Sausage minestrone soup, Three cheese pizza, Pepperoni pizza, Pasta, Peas and corn, Chicken salad sliders, Fruit salad

Homemade tomato soup, Sausage and pepper subs, Grilled cheese sandwich, Pasta,
Grilled vegetable medley, Hummus and vegetable flatbread, Orange wedges

Chicken noodle soup, Ritz cracker fish, Rice pilaf, Sweet and sour tofu, Pasta, Roasted brussel sprouts, Caesar chicken wrap, Oatmeal raisin cookies
Students wear their Patriots gear to cheer on their home team in Sunday's Superbowl. Go Pats!
Re-enrollment Due Monday, February 6
     Just a friendly reminder that re-enrollment contracts and deposits are due on Monday, February 6, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay Murphy at lmurphy@brookwood.edu  
30-DAY Art Challenge is on! 

     The 30 DRAWINGS in 30 DAYS art challenge is back for a second year and runs from Friday, February 3 - Saturday, March 4. All members of the Brookwood Community who are interested can be a part of this exciting Art challenge. It involves making a drawing each day for 30 days.
     If you are interested in being part the 30 DAY challenge, come by one of the art rooms to pick up a 30-page sketchbook. And then all you need is a pencil and you are ready.
     The reasons for doing this challenge are simple - it encourages us all to slow down each day, helps it us to look carefully and really notice, and it's fun!
     A few visual prompts will be posted each week for those needing an idea or two. A first few prompts: your pet, a favorite pair of shoes, an ice cream sundae, a silly face, a fun doodle.
     There is also a 30 DRAWINGS in 30 DAYS bulletin board located outside of the Faculty/Staff Room. Paper and pencils are there, and we encourage you to add a drawing if you'd like.
     If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask. HAPPY DRAWING!

The Art Department Team
Kathy Stewart, Suzanne Kelsey and Annabel Wildrick
Upper School Wellness Week: February 6-10
     On February 6 we will once again welcome Will Slotnick to the Upper School.  Will has been coming to Brookwood for the past seven years to speak in classes about addiction, wellness, stress reduction, diet, and mindfulness. 
     His easy going and approachable style always resonates with our students and leaves them with tools they can use to help them to live healthier lives both while at Brookwood and beyond. 
     While he will be meeting with each grade two times during the week, he is also available to parents. Please contact Evan Diamond ( ediamond@brookwood.edu) for scheduling one on one meetings with Will. 
     Will is also giving a talk on Friday, February 10 at 2 p.m. in the Dodge Writing Center. This meeting is open to all Brookwood parents.  We hope to see you there! 
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.
2017-2018 Calendar
The calendar for the 2017-2018 academic school year is now available. View the calendar here:  2017-2018 Calendar

Join Laura Caron on February 22
Save the date for a Parent Coffee & Conversation with Head of School Laura Caron on Wednesday, February 22, 7:30-9:00 a.m. in the Liston Commons. Please note the early 7:30 a.m. start time in our effort to offer working parents the option to join. 
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.) 

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. 
     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. 
     As in the fall, Parent-Teacher conference sign up will be through an online Google form.  Doug Fodeman will send an email to all parents of Lower School and Middle School children on Thursday, February 9 at 5:00 p.m. with the link and instructions for conference sign-up using the form.
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.