Monday, January 9
Soap Making, Chess, Karma Kids and Yoga Teens after-school classes begin
Tuesday, January 10
8:45-11:30 a.m. Admissions Open Classrooms
Wednesday, January 11
No events scheduled
Thursday, January 12
8:30-9:45 a.m. Parent Coffee & Conversation with Head of School Laura Caron, Liston Commons
10:00 a.m. School Meeting
Friday, January 13
9:30-10:30 a.m. Little Herons Program, Lower School Music Room & Shlopak Library
3:00-6:00 p.m. Grade 8 play practice
Monday, January 16
No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Announcements and Head of School time
Yale women's a cappella group
Song: Secret of Happiness
Native American studies
Mrs. Koretz, Mrs. Light
There's magic going on in first grade! Take a peek.
MONDAY Kale and roasted tomato soup, Honey grilled pork, Veggie goulash, Roasted red potatoes, Broccoli, Tuna sliders, Melon slices
BRUNCH FOR LUNCH: Pancakes with Vermont maple syrup, Hashbrowns, Turkey sausages, Pasta, Caesar chicken wraps
Homemade tomato soup, Pepperoni pizza, Three cheese pizza, Peas and corn, BBQ roast beef, Fruit salad
Five bean soup, Basmati rice, Veggie tikka masala, Homemade falafel, Roasted green beans and tomato, Picnic sandwich, Strawberry shortcake
Chili con carne, Baked potato bar, Veggie chili, Roasted butternut squash, Turkey and Swiss sliders, S'mores
Family Event, Brookwood on Ice
On Sunday, February 5, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., join us for Brookwood on Ice at Pingree School in Hamilton. Enjoy a "Pre-Superbowl Skate" with the family. Don't forget to bring your skates and helmets (as required by Pingree) and join your friends on the ice!
Volunteer to help with the PA
Annual Auction & Party
Now is the time and we need YOU. We are seeking auction items from big to small and everything in between. If you are interested in learning more, and we hope you are, please join us for Auction Wish List TUESDAYS from 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. in the Liston Commons. We will meet every TUESDAY in January to talk through auction ideas, 'wish list' items and other ways in which you can get involved and support this fun event. If you can't make one of the Auction Wish List TUESDAY'S in January, no problem, just email Alison Harden with ideas and questions at email@example.com. The more people that can get involved and help out, the better!Thank you in advance!
This group of buddies tried their hands at Jenga.
Courtesy of the Parents' Association, The Piano Men entertained the School Meeting crowd. The group, a rock band that includes a string quartet, plays the music of Elton John and Billy Joel.
Friday means time with your buddy for first and sixth graders who enjoyed games and all kinds of creative activity together in the Crate Family Town Square.
Jan. 12: Coffee and Conversation with Laura
It's a new year - come share your hopes and dreams for Brookwood School!
We invite all parents to join Head of School Laura Caron on Thursday, January 12 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. in the Liston Commons for Coffee & Conversation. We'll begin this casual gathering with a time for mingling among friends, old and new, followed by a conversation facilitated by Laura on issues of importance to the group. We look forward to seeing you!
January 28: Admissions Open House
Brookwood's next Admissions Open House is planned for Saturday, January 28, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Current families are our best ambassadors in spreading the word about Brookwood. We hope that you will consider "sharing" and "liking" our upcoming admissions events on Facebook and Twitter to help spread the word!
Additionally, if you know of a family considering independent school for their children entering grades PreK through Grade 8 please pass along this information about our upcoming Open House on January 28 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Visit brookwood.edu
for more information on the upcoming Open House.
Sign up now for Winter After-School Classes
Check out these new class descriptions
for one last opportunity to sign up for the fantastic winter after-school classes at Brookwood. Register your child for classes through the Brookwood Reports Server.
Please note, some classes are full at this point and no longer able to be accessed through the Reports Server. Other courses may need to be cancelled if the minimum number of students is not attained - so sign up today!
Email Justin Zappia
Brookwood Fund: 100% in 100 Days
Thank you to the 200 parents who have participated in our 100% in 100 Days participation challenge. If you haven't shown your support, there is still time. Grade 1 and Grade 4 are almost to 100% - you did it last year, do it again! It is all about participation, and gifts of any size make a big impact!
Remember, a pledge counts toward our goal (and you will not receive another call from our volunteers) but payment is not due until fiscal year end, June 30, 2017. Show your support today and let's finish strong.
January 19: Parenting and Technology talk
Parents of children in Grades 4 and 5, mark your calendars for Thursday, January 19, from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m., in the Dodge Writing Center. Brookwood's Director of Technology will present a talk entitled, Parenting and Technology: Understanding the issues, establishing safe and appropriate practices.
Your children may be using social media like Instagram and Snapchat because they are fun and popular. They may also be using smartphones and iPads. Each of these technologies pose risks to children. Understand what these risks are and how to reduce them. Come and learn about the latest research on the impact of technology on children and how to help your child use technology in developmentally healthy and appropriate ways. What are the challenges that parents should know about as their children grow up with technology and what are the best strategies for addressing these challenges?
Click to read more about Doug's bio and background in technology.
Brookwood is excited to announce the return of our popular March Break Camp for students in PreK-Grade 5 during the week of March 13, 2017. Camp will run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily with the option to add an additional hour of care until 5 p.m. each day.
View costs for our base-level program on this chart. Specialty enrichment options may be added at a later date (and may be priced differently).
If you are interested to learn more about Brookwood's March Break Camp, please email Justin Zappia.
A look ahead to Summer at Brookwood 2017
The most exciting enrichment camps on the North Shore are nearly ready to be unveiled! Summer at Brookwood 2017 will include all of the favorites from previous years with an emphasis on new and exciting STEM-based sessions. In addition, Summer at Brookwood will offer single day trip adventures sprinkled throughout the summer to keep your child entertained and engaged. Registration information will be ready for campers in mid-January - keep an eye out for it!