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Brookwood Elementary School - October 29, 2021

Mark Your Calendar:

  • November 1 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 9; 2-3 - Day 6
  • November 1 - Bidding for Good auction ends - Student Principal for the Day
  • November 1 - Culver's Share Night
  • November 2 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 1; 2-3 - Day 7
  • November 3 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 2; 2-3 - Day 8
  • November 4 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 3; 2-3 - Day 9
  • November 5 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 4; 2-3 - Day 10
  • November 9 - Digital Learning Day #3
  • November 22 - 26 - Thanksgiving Break

Costume Day at Brookwood Elementary!

Click the picture below to see more of the costumes and dress up that took place at Brookwood Elementary today. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped us raise money for United Way! We raised $1,184.00 for United Way!

Brookwood has Braves Spirit!

Brookwood Elementary students and staff are excited to cheer on the Atlanta Braves in the World Series!
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BES PINK OUT!

Students and staff dressed in their pink to honor the close of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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A Message from the Clinic - Donations Needed!

The Brookwood Elementary clinic is in need of donations of pants or shorts. There have been a lot of accidents, milk spills, muddy clothes, and bloody noses. Unreturned clothes have depleted our clinic supply of extra changes.


All sizes of boys' and girls' athletic-type pants or shorts are needed. Donations can be sent in with students or dropped off at the Brookwood Elementary front office.

Monday is the Final Deadline to Purchase a 5th Grade Ad!

Time (and space) is running out to purchase a 5th Grade Ad in the 2021 - 2022 Brookwood Elementary School yearbook! Don't miss out on the opportunity to commemorate your 5th grader's important milestone of completing elementary school. November 1st is the FINAL Deadline to purchase a 5th grade ad!


Create and purchase your 5th grade ad between now and November 1st at the the Jostens website! This year we have two ad sizes to choose from: 1/4 Page - $30 and 1/8 Page - $20.

Bidding Ends Monday for Student Principal for the Day

Bid on the unique experience for your child to be the Student Principal for the Day! The auction ends November 1, 2021 at 10:00 pm.


The winning bid goes to support the Brookwood Schools Foundation and their support of all the schools in the Brookwood Cluster. Other experiences up for auction at Brookwood Elementary School include:

Fall Picture Retakes

Picture retakes for yearbook photos have been scheduled for Monday, November 8th.


Retakes are for students who were either absent on the day pictures were originally taken or unhappy with how their pictures turned out. Students new to Brookwood Elementary since September 30th will also get their pictures taken on this date.

Relay for Life T-shirt Sale

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Time to kick off the Brookwood Elementary Relay for Life team by getting your 2021-2022 t-shirt. This is the first fundraiser of the year to help raise money for Relay for Life in support of the American Cancer Society.


This year’s theme is “Re’Lei for Life” with a Hawaiian feel. The shirts will come in short sleeves with 4 different colors, and all have the same design on the front. You have the option of selecting the shirt color and adding a name to the list on the back of the shirt. Please note that all names submitted will be on the back of each shirt. Custom shirts are not available. When entering names to be added on the shirts, please be sure you enter the name exactly as you want it printed on the shirts. (Ex: Names, “Jane’s Grandma” or “Uncle Bob” are all good – if you enter “Grandma” that is how it will be printed.) Short sleeved shirts cost $15, and names can be added for $5 per name.


Orders must be made through MyPaymentsPlus. Shirt orders will be accepted online only beginning Friday, October 29th through Monday, November 15th.


Please order & pay online on MyPaymentsPlus - you will select the following at the time of purchase.

  • Size: Youth Small - Adult XXL $15 per shirt

  • Color: gold, bright aqua, sangria (pink) & heather purple

  • Optional: Names to be included on the back of the shirts are also available for purchase online ($5 each) – “In Honor of…” those fighting and surviving cancer & “In Memory of...” those who have lost their battle.


Thank you for supporting BES Relay!

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Yearbook Now on Sale

The 2021- 2022 Brookwood Elementary Yearbook is still available for pre-order! Order now to ensure your child gets a book in May.


Place your order TODAY to purchase this year's yearbook for the low price for $36.00. The price of the yearbook will increase on October 30th! (Credit card installment plan is available.)

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A MESSAGE FROM The BES HEALTH RESPONSE TEAM

Did you know that Brookwood ES has a Health Response Team (HRT) which manages and communicates COVID related information with staff, students and parents? The HRT gathers information, conducts contact investigations and communicates as needed. In the next few months, it is important that you continue to alert the school if your child develops symptoms or tests positive for the virus.

Common symptoms include:

Fever (100.4 or higher), Cough, Shortness of breath, muscle/body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, congestion/runny nose, nausea/vomiting, sore throat, fatigue


Brookwood ES HRT Members:

Brookwood ES: 770-736-4360

Brooke Ahlers: brooke.ahlers@gcpsk12.org

Bridget Fagan: bridget.fagan@gcpsk12.org

Tiffany Pruitt: tiffany.pruitt@gcpsk12.org

Debbie Taylor: debbie.taylor@gcpsk12.org

Join the BES Relay for Life Team!

Cancer has touched many of the staff of Brookwood Elementary School in some way. To help fight back, Brookwood Elementary has committed to raise funds and participate in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event. The Brookwood Elementary Relay for Life team has set the goal to raise $10,000 for Relay for Life this year! You can help us meet our goal in a few ways:


  • Join our Team - Go to the Relay for Life website and become a member of our team.
  • Make a Donation - We are accepting donations via our team website.
  • Support our Fundraising Events - Be on the lookout for BES Relay for Life fundraisers in the future including a t-shirt sale.

PTA Announcements

Support PTA with Kroger Rewards

You can now help support Brookwood Elementary PTA just by shopping at Kroger! Just enroll your Kroger rewards card to Brookwood Elementary PTA. (Don't have a Kroger rewards card? Stop by the Customer Service Desk at your favorite Kroger!) Watch the video below to see how to enroll via the app.
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Join PTA

Have you joined Brookwood Elementary's awesome PTA? It is not too late! Go to the PTA website to purchase your membership and help support the students and staff of Brookwood Elementary school!

2021 Reflections Exhibit

Area 1 Gwinnett County Council of PTAs invites you to the 2021 Reflections Exhibit featuring this year's entries from the Brookwood, Meadowcreek, Parkview, Shiloh, and South Gwinnett clusters in the Reflections program . The exhibit will take place on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at Parkview High School:

  • 1 pm: Exhibit hall opens at Parkview High School
  • 2 pm: Middle School and High School Awards Presentation
  • 3:30 pm: Elementary School Awards Presentation (Families only with Elementary students need not arrive until 3 pm)

RSVP at nbrowncraigPTA@gmail.com.
For Directions and Parking Info: Visit www.area 1gwinnettpta.org


* Due to social distancing, each student is asked to limit number of guest to two people.

From the Community

Charles Minter Tae Kwon Do Karate

Charles Minter Karate is offering Tae Kwon Do classes through Gwinnett Parks & Recreation. For locations and more information, please view the flyer. Registration is online at the Gwinnett Parks website and Charles Minter website.