Monday, September 26
9:15-10:00 a.m. Grade 7 Science to West Beach, ecosystem exploration
6:00-8:00 p.m. Grades 7 and 8 Student Life Online workshop w/parents, Liston CommonsTuesday, September 27
8:30-10:00 a.m. Grade 7 Science at West Beach, ecosystem exploration
7:00 p.m. 4 to 14 Speaker Series
: Richard Louv
on Vitamin NWednesday, September 28
No events scheduled Thursday, September 29
10:00 a.m. School Meeting
6:00-8:00 p.m. Grades 7 and 8 Student Life Online workshop w/parents, Liston Commons Friday, September 30
No events scheduledSunday, October 2
Rosh Hashanah begins at sundownMonday, October 3
Announcements & Head of School Time
Ms. CaronFarm School Video
Team 8Caribou Trip
Grade 7 studentsSong: Count on me
Makaila M., Miranda C., Emory A.
Read stories from our community on the Voices blog.
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
It was great to see so many parents at our first Parents' Association Meeting this week. The year is off to a great start for our volunteers!
If you didn't get to attend the meeting or signup to volunteer on a committee, you can find extra forms next to the PA bulletin board in the front lobby.
Coffee is available for all parents in the Liston Commons every morning following drop-off.
Shop to support Brookwood
Collection boxes for Crosby's receipts and box tops are located in the front lobby. Please don't throw them away!
Two of Brookwood's founding employees, Renee and George Moniz, came back to prepare a special 60th Anniversary lunch.
The PreK was excited and ready to blow out the birthday candles on Brookwood's 60th Anniversary cake.
Fifth grade girls PE class was a Harry-Potter themed quiddich match thanks to a Parents' Association Auction item.
Fifth grade boys played speed ball in PE on a warm fall day.
Brookwood celebrated its 60th Anniversary at School Meeting complete with a surprise visit from the heron.
4 to 14 Speaker Series welcomes
author 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,
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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!