Week of May 1- 6, 2017


MONDAY
Spring greens soup, Homemade meatloaf with mashed potatoes, Cheese lasagna, Pasta, Steamed carrots, Tuna sliders, Chocolate chip cookies

TUESDAY 
Black bean soup, Dominican chicken tacos and brown rice, 3-cheese quesadillas, Brown rice or pasta, Grilled zucchini and summer squash, Roast beef on foccacia

WEDNESDAY
Chicken noodle soup, Spaghetti with homemade marinara and meatballs, Garlic spinach, Grilled chicken wraps, Fruit salad

THURSDAY
Cajun fish gumbo, 3-cheese pizza, Veggie pizza, Pasta, Broccoli and cauliflower, Ham and cheese croissants, Sprinkle cake

FRIDAY
All-school cookout
 
Liddy DeConto '13 returns to Brookwood for her senior project as an intern in the Communications Office. Mike Wellington is among the faculty welcoming her back to campus. Get ready for Liddy's BPOD takeover next week!
Derby online auction opens Monday

Time to BID! BID! BID!

The Online Auction www.501auctions.com/offtotheraces opens this Monday, May 1 and runs until Sunday, May 7 at 10:00 p.m. Watch for email updates and check the website often - new items will be added throughout the week.

Get Your Auction Tickets
Don't forget to purchase your tickets. Click to visit the  Auction Event Page, then click on "Purchase Tickets.  Buying tickets online automatically sets up your account to bid online. Every person who attends the event will be given complimentary tickets to "bet" on a horse. One winner will be selected for a grand prize!
 

 
Mystery Wine Grab at the Auction
     We are accepting wine donations 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.  
Young Children and Technology Workshop

Parents of Lower School children are invited to attend a workshop Young Children and Technology with Doug Fodeman, Brookwood's Director of Technology, on Thursday, May 4, in the Dodge Writing Center from 8:30-10:00 am.  Learn what  the latest research says about children and technology and how you can establish safe, age-appropriate practices for your children.

There will be time for parents to raise questions and discuss their concerns about technology and their children. For access to lots of resources on this important topic, visit: Technology Guidelines

Brookwood Fund: Make it Happen in May!

Brookwood is currently at 80% current parent participation to the Brookwood Fund thanks to many of you that made your gift in the fall with our 100% in 100 Days push. If you haven't made your gift, now is the time to Make It Happen In May!

If you have not participated, your fellow Trustees and Division Representatives will be reaching out to you during the month of May. Answer the call and participate today as we work together to increase current parent participation. Brookwood Fund participation at any level matters. It's true: gifts of all sizes are what make the Fund special. The most important Brookwood Fund number is the percentage of people who participate, because high participation shows a community that is fully committed!

Brookwood needs your help to achieve 100% participation. Together we can. Show your support by making your gift today
  
May 5: Brookwood Alumni Mentor Event

We are delighted to welcome Jay Sweet '84 back to campus on
May 5 to spend the
morning with the Upper School. A member of Brookwood's Class of 1984 and graduate of the Teacher Training Program, Jay is the Director of Newport Festivals which includes the Newport Jazz Festival and the Newport Folk Festival. We are having a coffee from 8:00-8:30 a.m. in the Dodge Writing Center and invite parents to meet Jay before he heads off for the morning with the Upper School students. Welcome back to Brookwood, Jay!  

May 9: Admissions Open Classrooms event
 
     On Tuesday, May 9, from 8:45-11:30 a.m., prospective parents are invited to enjoy a morning of sampling classes. A full schedule will be available featuring a variety of disciplines and grade levels.
     Current parents are Brookwood's best ambassadors, and we ask that you to pass along this event information to family members, friends, neighbors and the like who may be considering an independent school education for their child.
     We appreciate your ongoing support of our Admissions efforts!  

Sign up now for Summer at Brookwood 2017
 
     Don't miss out on the opportunity to register your Brookwood student for the amazing camps offered during Summer at Brookwood 2017! Several classes are filling fast including Nature's Palette, Brookwood in Revue, Soccer, Under the Sea, Eric Carle, Harry Potter, and Lego Land!
     Registration for the day trip adventures is heating up as well! Don't miss the chance for your child to head to Water Country, the Stone Zoo, or several other great summer destinations (there are only 13 spots available on each trip).
     Visit the Brookwood website
to learn the details of all the specialty camps we are offering this summer to students in rising PreK through Grade 9. Descriptions of all the camps and trips, as well as related logistical information, can be found on the Summer Camps page.
     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.