Week of November 5 - 12, 2016

Kale and roasted tomato soup, Honey grilled pork, Veggie goulash, Roasted red potatoes, Broccoli, Tuna sliders, Melon slices

Black bean soup, Tacos, Brown rice, Cheese quesadillas, Ham and cheese croissant, Grilled zucchini and summer squash

Five bean soup, Curried chicken, Basmati rice, Veggie tika masala, Peas and corn, BBQ roast beef, Fruit salad

Quinoa veggie minestrone, Mediterranean mushroom burger, Homemade falafel, Herb oven fries, Roasted green beans and tomato, Picnic sandwich, Caramel crack-up

French onion soup, BBQ chicken, Macaroni and cheese, Roasted butternut squash, Cranberry chicken salad sliders, Strawberry pops
Brookwood's infamous cheerleaders made their 2016-17 debut introducing the annual Faculty Basketball Shootout with some original dance moves.
Tech-Know Faire this Saturday, Nov. 5 
     Tinkerers, makers, and inventors your day has arrived! Brookwood's first ever Tech-Know Faire is tomorrow, Saturday, November 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
Organized around the notion of "Designing for Purpose," this event for makers of all ages will feature a two-hour morning of fun and educational, hands-on projects, each with a unique benefit to the community. Maker-spaces, 3-D printing, and invention booths are just some of the exciting opportunities for kids.
The Tech-Know Faire is free and open to the public so spread the word and invite family and friends. Join us and be a part of this great family event!
(Left: PreK and K students prepare their booth for the Tech-Know Faire)
Admissions Open House on Nov. 19, 1 p.m.
     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.
Submit sibling admissions applications
     The Admissions Office is gearing up for another season and will be calling to schedule sibling screenings and admissions visits for all grades. 
     If you have not filled out an application, please do so soon.  Click for an updated version of the Brookwood Admissions Process.
 Vote for Brookwood:
100% parent participation

      Tuesday, November 8, marks Election DayAND 60 days until the end of our 100% in 100 Days current parent participation challenge.
     We want to rally our parents on November 8 to show your support of Brookwood. Vote for Brookwood by pledging or making your gift today.
     If 60 parents make a gift or pledge, we will be at almost 50% participation! Honor Brookwood's 60th Anniversary and help us achieve our goal.

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

     Panel Discussion Thursday, November 17 at 8:30 a.m. "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.
Time to order students' school pictures
         On October 4 Brookwood parents received an email from our school photo company, Coffee Pond Photography. Per the email's instructions, please visit Coffeepond and click on the "Order Central" tab to see your child's portraits. In the drop down menu select "School Portraits" and follow the instructions. You will be prompted to enter your assigned password in order to see the portraits. 
     Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery of your order. Keep in mind that December 4, 2016, is the last day to place an order and receive it in time for the holidays.
     If 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.