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Brookwood Elementary School - October 1, 2021

Mark Your Calendar:

  • October 4 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 2; 2-3 - Day 1
  • October 4 - PTA Charleston Wrap Orders Due
  • October 5 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 3; 2-3 - Day 2
  • October 6 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 4; 2-3 - Day 3
  • October 7 - 11 - Fall Break - Student/Staff Holidays
  • October 12 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 5; 2-3 - Day 4
  • October 13 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 6; 2-3 - Day 5
  • October 14 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 7; 2-3 - Day 6
  • October 15 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 8; 2-3 - Day 7
  • October 20 - Digital Learning Day #2
  • October 20 - 21 - Scholastic Book Fair - Open for Purchase - 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • October 21 - Early Release Day
  • October 26 - Dogwood Pizza Night

Thank you to our BES Custodians!

In honor of Custodian Appreciation Day on October 2nd, Brookwood Elementary would like to say a BIG thank you to our Custodial Staff! Thank you to Ms. Sherri, Ms. Emira, Ms. Milina, Ms. Sandra, Mr. Donovan, and Mr. Vincent for all the hard work you do to keep Brookwood Elementary clean and healthy for our staff and students.

PTA's Fall Fundraiser Golden Ticket Weekend

This weekend is Golden Ticket Weekend for PTA's Fall Charleston Wrap Fundraiser! Every student who gets a purchase on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday will earn a Golden Ticket. The Top classroom with the most tickets will earn a class ice cream party! There will be a classroom winner for each grade level.


Go to the PTA website for information on how to support the fall fundraiser by shopping or making a direct donation.

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5th Graders - Join the BES Chorus!

Applications are now available for 5th grade students to join the BES Chorus! Chorus meets every Tuesday at 7:30 am. Students must have their own transportation and can be dropped of at the front doors of the school between 7:25 and 7:30 am. More information about expectations, rehearsals, and performances can be found on Mr. Reyes' eCLASS page or on the BES Chorus application.


If your 5th Grader would like to join the Chorus, please complete the two step process:

  1. Complete the BES Chorus Application.
  2. Pay the $15 chorus fee at the MyPaymentsPlus website. The chorus fee includes the cost of concert attire.

You will be notified when the Chorus begins meeting. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Reyes.

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Brookwood Elementary!

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Brookwood Elementary from October 12th - 22nd. Students will shop the fair with their class during preview and purchase days.


  • October 12th - 14th - Student Book Preview
  • October 15th - 22nd - Student Book Purchasing
  • October 20th & 21st - Book Fair Open to the Public for Parent Purchasing* 1:00 - 3:00 pm


Make shopping easy with a safe, cashless way to shop the book by setting up an eWallet for your student at the Scholastic Book Fair website.


* Parents and students wishing to purchase will enter the Media Center from its outside door NOT the BES front doors.

Brookwood Elementary Spelling Bee

Preparations are underway for the 2021 Brookwood Elementary School Spelling Bee. Classroom Spelling Bees will take place in 4th and 5th grade classrooms between October 18th - 29th.


You can begin helping your student prepare now using the School Spelling Bee Study List.

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 for the low price for $36.00. The price of the yearbook will increase on October 30th! (Credit card installment plan is available.)

One Month Left 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 the completing of elementary school.


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.

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

Bidding for Good

Bid on unique experiences in support of the Brookwood Schools Foundation. Proceeds help to support all of the schools in the Brookwood Cluster. Click on the links below to bid on the following experiences at Brookwood Elementary School:

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

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!

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

The Media Center is in need of volunteers to help with the Scholastic Book Fair. Volunteers can help with set up, student shopping, and pack-up. Volunteers will receive a $5 Scholastic coupon for helping. If you are interested in volunteering at the Book Fair, please sign up via SignUp Genius.

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.