Week of November 14 - 19, 2016

Winter vegetable stew, Sloppy Joes, Veggie chili, Veggie medley, Tuna sliders, Chocolate chip cookies

Sausage minestrone, American chop suey, Penne pasta with homemade Alfredo sauce or marinara, Broccoli, Italian subs

Butternut squash soup, Baked ham and scalloped potatoes, Baked stuffed portobello mushrooms, Glazed carrots, Caesar chicken wrap, Fruit salad

Curry cauliflower soup, Chicken fingers, Tofu fried rice, Bok choy, Ham and cheese sliders, Pineapple slices

Chefs for the day Miles and Evan Buddenhagen have created an exciting menu. Click to play the guessing game on just what will be served!

Brookwood students sing the Star Spangled Banner in honor of Veterans Day at Thursday's School Meeting.
Admissions Open House on Nov. 19, 1 p.m.
     Brookwood Open House Help spread the word! Your referral of families to Brookwood is the greatest endorsement of the value of a Brookwood education. 

     If you know of any parents and students who are considering an independent school, please share your experiences with them and encourage them to join us for our Open House on Saturday, November 19 at 1:00 p.m.
Head of School Coffee, December 1:
The AISNE Process  

Please mark your calendars to join us for an informational coffee on Thursday, December 1 at 8:30 a.m. in the DWC to discuss the accreditation process Brookwood just completed with the Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE).
The Brookwood Fund

      Thank you parents for showing your support and "Voting for Brookwood!" We are currently at 38% participation in our 100% in 100 Days challenge. 
     If you haven't made your gift or pledged your support, there is still time! 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. Brookwood needs your help to achieve 100% participation. Together we can. 

PA Health & Wellness Speaker: Promoting
a safe, healthy approach to youth sports

     Panel Discussion Thursday, November 17 at 8:30 a.m. Liston Commons
 Navigating the world of youth sports: How to avoid over-use injuries and cultivate a safe, healthy and balanced practice.
     Leading the discussion will be Dr. Joana Fraser, Attending Physician in Sports Medicine, Laura Moretti, Clinical Nutrition Specialist, both of Boston Children's Hospital. Also speaking will be Zola Solamente, former US Women's National Soccer Team member, US Sports Envoy for the State Department in Sports Diplomacy, and North Shore coach.  
     The group will address the topic of athletics and school-age children from a number of angles, including the escalating issue of overuse injuries due to volume, intensity, and frequency of participation, healthy eating strategies for optimal nutrition and performance, and how to help your children become healthy, happy, socially-conscious student-athletes.
     Whether you have a young child just starting to kick the ball around or an upper-schooler immersed in athletics, this talk is geared towards all of us interested in cultivating healthy, balanced attitudes and practices towards (and avoiding strain from!) those activities that add so much value to our family lives. 
Holiday Book Fair, December 7-8
     Get your holiday shopping done early! On Wednesday, December 7 and Thursday, December 8, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Parents' Association in conjunction with The Book Shop of Beverly Farms will once again hold a Holiday Book Fair in the front lobby.
     Choose from a wide assortment of best-selling new fiction and nonfiction, cookbooks, autobiographies, sports collections, children's books, among other genres. This is a wonderful opportunity to do some holiday shopping and help our students. All proceeds from the event are used to help fund author visits and buy new books for classrooms.  
     We will take special orders before the fair and for the week following the fair, so if you'd like to support Brookwood, but don't see your title, please let us know.
If you have any questions, please email either Susan Pincus, Julie Bernier or Sheila Geraty. 
Time to order students' school pictures
     Please remember that Sunday, December 4, 2016, is the last day to place an order if you want to receive your child(ren's) school portraits in time for the holidays. 
     Should you have any questions, visit the FAQ section of the Coffee Pond website email lifeguards@coffeepond.com, or call at (800)- 632-2323, ext. 0 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.