Week of November 28 - December 2, 2016

No School - Faculty Workshop

French toast with Vermont maple syrup, Home fries and bacon, Roast beef on foccacia

Chicken and rice soup, Turkey burger wrap, Veggie fajitas, Peas and corn, Chicken bon me sandwich, Fruit salad

Pasta fagioli, Baked ziti with homemade marinara sauce, Eggplant parmesan, Acorn squash, Grilled veggie flatbread, Carnival cookies

Tomato soup, Cubano sandwich, Grilled cheese sandwich, Roasted brussel sprouts, Italian subs
Apple pie

A fantastic send off into Thanksgiving holiday was the annual employee led School Meeting. 
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).
Help spread the word!
     Wondering what you can do to support the school and help spread the word about a Brookwood education? Social media is one of the most powerful ways to reach families. 
     Follow Brookwood on Facebook  and be sure to  "like" or "share" our posts regularly.  We've already seen a significant increase in activity this fall, thanks to those of you who have been helping promote Brookwood through social media. Keep up the good work!
Holiday Book Fair, December 7 and 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. 
Just 43 days to go in 100 Days Challenge

      43 days to go in 100% in 100 Days challenge and if you haven't made your gift or pledge, we need your commitment today.
     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!
     Over half of you have made your gift or pledge; we NEED the other half to join us! This is your chance to show your Brookwood support - there are just 43 days left to reach our goal of 100%.

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 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.
New emergency broadcast system
     Brookwood will be using a new emergency broadcast system to contact families in the event of a weather or other emergency starting on December 12. 
     The new system is School Messenger by West Corporation.  Unlike our old BBC system, Brookwood has set up all family accounts to include the home and cell phone numbers that you provided in your registration at the start of the year. As you inform us of changes to your home or cell phone numbers or email accounts, we will update School Messenger. 
     Early in December, we will send parents an email to explain how to opt into the emergency text messaging ability of the new system and when you can expect to receive a test broadcast and text.  If you have any questions about Brookwood's use of School Messenger, please contact Doug Fodeman.

     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 8 a.m. - 4 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.