Week of November 21 - 28, 2016

Miso tofu soup, Beef and broccoli, Spicy chick peas and sticky  rice, Veggie stir fry, Tuna salad sliders, Grapes

Cream of broccoli soup, Chicken fingers, Rice pilaf, Bean and rice burritos, Sautéed kale, Cajun chicken wraps, Ice cream bar

No School

No School - Happy Thanksgiving

No School

Second grade MC-Squared club announces recent winners of the mini math mystery. (Photo by Angie W. '17) 
Brookwood Open HouseSpread the word: Open House this Saturday,
November 19
      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 this 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 Dodge Writing Center to discuss the accreditation process Brookwood just completed with the Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE).
An update from the Brookwood Fund

      In the spirit of giving thanks, we have much to be grateful for in this wonderful community. The school is most thankful for how far this community has come since last year at this time.

     We ask all members of the Brookwood community to make their gift or pledge in 100 days, by January 9, 2017.  Early participation helps Brookwood plan for the year ahead and inspires others to give. 100% of the Board of Trustees and 100% of employees have committed their support. Parents, please join us today, together we can be 100% strong.
Holiday Book Fair, December 7-8
There are volunteer opportunities at the Holiday Book Fair. Come be a part of this great event.
     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 book 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. 
Holiday deadline to order school portraits
     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 (800)- 632-2323, ext. 0 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Parents learn about safety and youth sports
Thank you to our the Parents' Association''s  Health and Wellness committee for organizing our wonderful panel of speakers Thursday, November 16!  To hear more of the dynamic presentation on Navigating the world of youth sports: How to avoid over-use injuries and cultivate a safe, healthy and balanced practice, click
Dr. Joana Fraser, Attending Physician in Sports Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital; Laura Moretti, Clinical Nutrition Specialist, Boston Children's Hospital; or Zola Solamente, former US Women's National Soccer Team member, US Sports Envoy for the State Department in Sports Diplomacy, and North Shore coach.