Week of September 26 - 30, 2016

Carrot and ginger soup, Sloppy Joes, Veggie burgers, Broccoli, Tuna salad sliders, Grapes

Black bean soup, Chicken fingers, Spicy chickpeas with basmati rice, Peas and corn

Chicken and sausage gumbo, Oregano grilled chicken with lemon potatoes, Gemelli pasta, Sautéed spinach with raisins, Turkey club sandwich, Fruit salad

Pasta fagioli, Three cheese lasagna with homemade marinara, Eggplant parmesan, Garlic bread, Roasted Brussels sprouts, Egg salad sliders, Sugar cookies

Beef noodle soup, Philly cheese steaks, Tofu and lo-mein noodle stir fry, Snow pea medley, Cajun chicken wraps, Ice cream bar

Brookwood celebrated its 60th Anniversary at School Meeting complete with a surprise visit from the heron.
4 to 14 Speaker Series welcomes
Richard Louv on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Brookwood hosts bestselling author Richard Louv this Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available online.
     Louv will discuss his new book, Vitamin N, in which he delivers another powerful call to action - 500 ways to enrich the health and happiness of families and communities through reconnecting with nature. 
     Well known for the term "Nature-Deficit Disorder," which he coined in his bestselling book Last Child in the Woods, Louv sparked a national debate that spawned an international movement. In The Nature Principle, he argued simply and convincingly, "The more high-tech we become, the more nature we need." 
     Louv's talk promises to be thought-provoking and informative. Tickets are selling fast and a full house is expected. Get your tickets today!  
Important information about your
Emergency Notification Account

     After our test voice message on September 6, we learned that many families had not set up their Blackboard Connect (BBC) emergency contact accounts or had set them up and not checked to receive Voice and OUTREACH messages for their accounts.  
     If you haven't done so yet, please set up your account as soon as possible. 
     If you have set up your account, please log in, mouse over your account name and select Contact Info. Please verify that your phones have a check mark under "Voice" and at least one phone is checked under "Text." Next, mouse over your account name and select Subscriptions. Please verify that "Outreach" is checked under all three symbols (phone, email and text). 
     Only one BBC account is needed per household. We will schedule another test of our BBC system at the end of September.
     If you have any questions, please contact Doug Fodeman, extension 6233.
Plan ahead for Conference Days  

Brookwood will offer half-day coverage (Noon-3:00 p.m.) on the Tuesday, October 25 Conference Day and regular PreK/K, REACH, and Homework Club after-school coverage that day (3:00-6:00 p.m.).
     Visit Program Descriptions for detailed information and the official registration form. Only those pre-registered for these opportunities by no later than Friday, October 21 will have a chance to attend.
     In addition, parents may drop off Brookwood students in the library while in conferences with a child's teacher on either October 25 or October 26.     
     Please contact Justin Zappia (jzappia@brookwood.edu) with any questions or for more information.
Become a Reveler and perform
at December's Revels Concert
    We invite all Brookwood parents and interested seventh and eighth graders (with parent permission) to join the Revelers onstage for Revels (December 16) again this year.
     Participation would involve attendance at rehearsals in the music room on Wednesday mornings from 7:30-8:05 a.m. in the Beinecke Music Room beginning Wednesday, October 5.
     If you are interested, please email Debbie Gantt (dgantt@brookwood.edu). 
     No musical experience is necessary, only the desire to stand up and sing. We have musicians of all levels and experience every year, and the the music is made better by each additional voice.
Thanks and hope to see you soon!