Week of October 24 - 28, 2016
 



MONDAY
Cream of broccoli soup, Pulled BBQ pork sandwich and corn bread, Veggie burgers, Collard greens, Tuna salad sliders, Grapes

TUESDAY
Noon dismissal, No lunch served; Parent-Teacher Conferences

WEDNESDAY  
No School - Parent Teacher Conferences

THURSDAY  
Brunch for lunch: Pancakes with Vermont maple syrup, Veggie egg strada, Hash browns, Strawberry smoothie, Grilled veggie wraps, Apple and pear crisp

FRIDAY
 
Chicken noodle soup, Philly cheese steaks, Spicy chick peas and Basmati rice, Veggie medley, Cajun chicken wraps, Ice cream bar

Sixth graders compete in their first soccer and field hockey games on Brookwood's turf.  
Submit your 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 during the first week of November. 
     If you have not filled out an application, please do so soon.  Click for an updated version of the Brookwood Admissions Process.
Help us get 100% Parent Participation!

     We are enormously grateful to those of you that have taken the lead and contributed. Parents, won't you join us in reaching our goal of 100% current parent participation in 100 days?
     Move the mark in your child's division. (The chart below reflects the overall parent percentage total as well as the percentage totals for each division.) Pledge or make your gift to the Brookwood Fund today.

                               
Nov. 2: Coffee & Conversation with Laura
    
     Please join Head of School Laura Caron for this year's first Parent Coffee & Conversation on Wednesday, November 2 from 8:00 to 9:15 a.m. in the Liston Commons. 
     In her continued effort to hear from and get to know our parent community, this casual gathering will allow time for mingling among friends, old and new, followed by a conversation facilitated by Laura on issues of importance to the group. Hope to see you there!
Auxiliary Programs plan ahead 
  
October 25 (1:00-6:00 p.m.) & October 26 (8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.): Drop-in childcare during conferences is available in DiCroce library. There is no need to sign up ahead of time and there is no fee.

March 13-17, 2017: Brookwood will offer one full week of March Break Camp (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) throughout this week (the first week of Brookwood's March Break). Plan your spring vacation accordingly! More details to come in January.  
     Please contact Justin Zappia or Katie Ober with any questions or for more information.  
Invite family, friends and neighbors to 
Brookwood's November 5 Tech-Know Faire

     Calling tinkerers, makers, and inventors! Mark your calendars for Brookwood's first ever Tech-Know Faire on 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!
     Volunteers are needed for the Faire. If you are able to help out, let us know: Sign up Genius
Please bring in your empty plastic bottles
 
     For a Tech-Know Faire project Dr. Oettinger is collecting 20-ounce Gatorade bottles. Collection boxes are in the slate lobby and by the athletic fields. 

     Also, Ms. Dawe is collecting plastic water bottles for another project. Please bring them to the collection box near the Grade 1 classrooms. Thank you!
Time to order students' school pictures
   
     All Brookwood parents should have received an email on October 4 from
our school photo company, Coffee Pond Photography. Per the email's instructions, to see your child's portraits please visit Coffeepond and click on the "Order Central" tab.  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 your child's portraits. 
     Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery of your order.  Another important date to keep in mind is December 4, 2016, which 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.