The Mustang Minute

Week of May 2nd


Greetings Mustang families!

What an amazing week it was for Teacher Appreciation! We were overwhelmed and overjoyed by all of the kind messages we received through chalk, emails, cards and letters...and by the many treats as well! From scones and doughnuts to tacos and nachos and snacks- we were well fed this past week. You certainly know the way to our hearts, Brookwood! Special thanks to our BFO who organized several ways to make our teachers and staff feel loved and appreciated this week! We are so blessed to be a part of this amazing community, where people take care of and celebrate each other. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for all of your support and generosity, and for making Brookwood a GREAT place to work!

Have a fantastic weekend, Mustangs!

Mr. Braden and Mrs. Franz

Upcoming Events

  • 5/7- Zumba @ BMS, 9am
  • 5/8 - Fitness Center and Hall Walking @ BMS, 1-4pm
  • 5/9 - Zumba @BMS, 9am
  • 5/9 - Adult Yoga @BES, 6pm
  • 5/9 - Mens Basketball @ BMS, 7-9pm
  • 5/10 - Fitness Center Open @BMS 5-7pm
  • 5/10- Brookwood Empowered Virtual School info meeting (6th-8th) @ BMS, 7pm
  • 5/11 - Zumba @BMS, 6pm
  • 5/12 - Fitness Center Open @BMS, 5-7pm
  • 5/12 - 4th - 8th Grade Spring Concert @BMS, 7-8:30pm
  • 5/13 - 3rd Grade Student Tours @BMS, 9:30am - 12:00pm
  • 5/13 - BFO Fun Fair @BMS, 5-8pm
  • 5/14 - Zumba @BMS, 9am
  • 5/15 - Fitness Center and Hall Walking @BMS, 1-4pm
  • 5/16 - Zumba @BMS, 4:30pm
  • 5/16 - School Board Meeting, 6pm
  • 5/16 - Adult Yoga @BES, 6-7pm
  • 5/17 - Fitness Center Open @BMS, 5-7pm
  • 5/18 - Willy Wonka Jr. dress rehearsal performance (K-2), 1pm
  • 5/18 - 4th Grade Academy (for parents of current 3rd graders) @BMS, 6-7:15pm
  • 5/18 - Zumba @BMS, 6pm
  • 5/19 - Willy Wonka Jr. dress rehearsal performance (3-5), 1pm
  • 5/19- Willy Wonka Jr. Performance, 7pm
  • 5/20 - Willy Wonka Jr. dress rehearsal performance (6-8), 9am
  • 5/20- Willy Wonka Jr. Performance, 7pm

Brookwood Bundles School Supplies 2022-2023

Greetings Brookwood Families!

We are excited to once again offer our school supply program, Brookwood Bundles. The teachers have thoughtfully prepared a school supply list for the 2022-2023 school year, and we are pleased to offer an opportunity to purchase these supplies right here from your school!

The grade level supplies will be gathered into convenient and easy-to-use bundles. They will include all of the supplies needed for the school year and will be ready and waiting for your child in their classroom on Open House Night in August. There is no need to brave the busy stores and worry if you’ll find all of the items on the list. Our team will take care of all the details so that you may enjoy your precious summer days!

The end of the school year is fast approaching and schedules are filling up quickly. Please take a moment out of your busy schedule to consider this opportunity. Each bundle purchased will help support our Families in Need school supply program. Thank you for your support!

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Virtual School Info Night (Grades 6-8)

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It's Showtime at BMS!

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Attention 3rd Grade Families!

We hope you'll all join us for an informational night to help welcome you into our BMS community! This is an evening is intended for parents and guardians of incoming 4th grade students for the '22-'23 school year. We'll give you the highlights of what 4th grade will be all about, answer any questions you might have, and finish up with a tour of our beautiful building. Child care will be available for this event. Hope to see you all there!
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Mental Health Mondays

Our students and staff continue to discuss topics regarding Mental Health Awareness Month. On Friday, students and staff dressed the part by wearing green to show their support (pictured below).

Also, did you know that Monday is "Meaningful Monday" and that doing something nice for others can actually help your mental health? Research shows that showing gratitude can decrease stress, boost self esteem, and improve your overall mental health. During the week of May 9th, students will be given the opportunity to learn more about gratitude, talk about how it affects mental health, and engage in gratitude activities. What a great way to show your love for others while feeling great in the process!

BES Field Day Volunteers Needed!

Thursday, June 2nd is Field Day at BES! This annual event is one that all students and staff look forward to each year! Because it is a school wide event, we are in need of parent volunteers to help run the exciting field day stations that our students will rotate through. If you are interested in volunteering (morning, afternoon or both), please click the link to fill out the form for more information and to sign up: If you are unable to access the form, please feel free to reach out to to get set up with a volunteer spot. We are looking forward to a great day!

Willy Wonka Fever!

We're getting even closer to our Willy Wonka play! Pictured below is just a snippet of all of the hard work that is going in to putting on what is sure to be a stellar production!

To get in the "Willy" spirit, our BMS teachers are handing out "Golden Tickets" for students exhibiting "Golden Character": going above and beyond to help another student, helping to keep the school clean, completing exceptional school work, and just Being Brookwood! Some teachers have taken this to an even higher level by strategically hiding tickets so that the do-gooder finds it while "on the job." Recipients of Golden Tickets will have their names put into a drawing for a sweet treat during our Willy Wonka Musical. How fun!


Students observed going above and beyond in being kind, being safe, and/or being responsible are issued “BE BROOKWOOD” tickets throughout their school week. Each week we randomly select students from this group and acknowledge them in our morning announcements and in the weekly MUSTANG MINUTE. Help us congratulate the students that were selected this week:

  • KG- Broderick, Harmoni, Olli, Ryan, Lilah, Liam, Greyson, Addilyn, Darling
  • 1st- Haven, Rhyker, Brodie, Theodore, Connor, Raie, Penelope, Emma, Nolan
  • 2nd- Carson, Oenomaus, Chris, Crimson, Lily, Payton
  • 3rd- Priya, Ethan, Colt, Charlie, Liam B., Koa

Congratulations to all of our BE BROOKWOOD ticket earners and keep up the great work, Mustangs!

From the Athletic Director's Desk

Congratulations to all of the Mustangs who won or placed in their events at the track meet on Wednesday! Our team had an excellent first meet.

The next meet is Wednesday, May 11th at 4pm. All track meets will be at Westosha Central High School.

Parents and fans planning to attend, please see the following from Westosha: With the start of heavy construction behind the school on the old football field, all parking will need to be located in either the west end lot or student lot (areas in green boxes). Handicap parking (blue box) will still be located in the regular location. There will not be any parking available behind tech ed, in the grass, or along the road. Any vehicle parked on the street will be ticketed for obstructing a fire lane.

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Guth or Coach Jagow.

Lastly, be sure to check out the summer sports camps offered in the month of June! There are a variety of options for all athletes and age groups - sign up now!

Go Mustangs!

Coach Metcalf

From the Classroom...

What's Happening in Ms. Bullock's Class?

Plato once said, "I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the key to learning. One of the most important things we practice is rhythm. The students at Brookwood Elementary are rhythm rockstars, with most children performing above grade level. We have learned musical terms (most are in Italian!) and notation; they love "spicing it up" by adding other musical elements to their rhythms. We can even tell stories through rhythm - like making the "tika train" move by starting quiet and getting louder.

This spring, the Brookwood music students have been busy learning more about music and finding connections to the world around them. First and second grades had a unit about rhythm and Morse Code where they all got to key their name into a telegraph. Students have used technology to create songs. All of the students at Brookwood are working with the book "Wild Symphony", a collection of poems and music written by Dan Brown. They learn about rhyming, vocabulary, animals, instruments, and of course, music! So far, their favorites are The Ray (very calming), The Wondrous Whale, and Cheetah Chase (surprise jump moment). They can identify musical instruments and conduct with the music.

No matter the musical activity, students are making a connection which will help in core subjects, while having a lot of fun.

What's Happening in Mrs. Mohr's Class?

Students in 7th Grade ELA are learning what not to do when writing and delivering "how to" speeches. During class, the students were charged with writing step by step directions on how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Then, Ms. Mohr had each group read aloud their directions, and she did EXACTLY what they said. For example, if a student wrote, "Put the peanut butter on the bread", she literally took the whole jar and placed it on top of the bag of bread. Students learned firsthand the importance of clarity and specificity in their writing, and are now well-prepared to draft their own "how to" speeches. Awesome lesson, Ms. Mohr! Way to keep it fun and relevant!

Old News, but Good News!

Summer Enrichment and Fun in June!

Looking to keep your Mustang busy in June? We've got you covered! From STEAM to SPORTS CAMPS, our June summer offerings have it all. Click the button below for details!

8th Grade Graduation Pictures

We have exciting news, Brookwood Graduation picture day is: June 2nd. Please click here to pre-order your Graduation Portrait package today:

Heads up: Ordering closes at 8am on the 2nd!

If you are having issues with the link copy and paste this into your browser:

**If you do not pre-order portraits, no individual picture will be taken.

We look forward to photographing your child on their special day,

E.D. Clark Photography

Family Fun Fair

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Volunteer Sign Up for the BFO Fun Fair

Thanks to those of you who have already volunteered to help make this an amazing event. If you're still looking to help out, just click here to sign up!

Academic Support at BMS

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