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Brookwood Elementary School - September 24, 2021

Mark Your Calendar:

  • September 27 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 6; 2-3 - Day 6
  • September 28 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 7; 2-3 - Day 7
  • September 28 - Dogwood Pizza Night
  • September 29 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 8; 2-3 - Day 8
  • September 30 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 9; 2-3 - Day 9
  • September 30 - Fall Picture Day
  • October 1 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 1; 2-3 - Day 10
  • October 4 - PTA Charleston Wrap Orders Due
  • October 7 - 11 - Fall Break - Student/Staff Holidays
  • October 20 - 21 - Scholastic Book Fair - Open for Purchase - 1:00 - 3:00 pm

PTA Fall Fundraiser - Weekend Incentive

This weekend, your student has the opportunity to earn 5 Roller Botz and be placed in a drawing to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card. There are two ways to earn more prizes:

  1. Make a $150 Direct Donation OR
  2. Order 4 or more items through Charleston Wrap

Go to the PTA website for more information about how to make donations and register for the fundraiser.

School Pictures are on September 30th!

Find your best outfit and get your smiles ready...School Picture Day is Thursday, September 30th!

Pre-pay for your child's portraits using the envelope in your child's Friday Folder or purchase your portraits online at the GCI Portraits website using the school code: B124

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.

TODAY - FRIDAY - is the last day to order the yearbook for $34!

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


Get your yearbook NOW for the lowest price of the year. Place your order TODAY to purchase this year's yearbook for only $34.00! The price of the yearbook will increase on September 25th! (Credit card installment plan is available.)

Celebrate Your 5th Grader in the Yearbook!

Make your 5th Grader's Brookwood Elementary School yearbook even more special! Purchasing a 5th Grade Ad in Brookwood Elementary School's yearbook is a great way for parents, families and friends to commemorate the important milestone of the completion of elementary school.


Create and purchase your 5th grade ad between now and September 27th to receive the EARLY DISCOUNT! This year we have two ad sizes to choose from:

  • 1/4 Page - $20 (After September 27th - $30)
  • 1/8 Page - $12 (After September 27th - $20)

Go to the Jostens website to purchase your ad before the price goes up on Tuesday, September 28th!

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Car Rider Parents

School is released at 3:20 each day. Our car rider line begins moving shortly after the release bell. We made adjustments to load more cars and move the line quickly and safely with this year having the largest number of car riders in our school history.


We need your assistance. If you line up prior to the school release time of 3:20, you block streets and intersections and the line is not moving yet. There is nowhere for your car to move until school is dismissed.


If possible, we request you enter the car rider line between 3:20-3:30. This will be during the timeframe that the line will be moving. This is the same process in the morning where our line does not begin to move prior to the arrival time of 8:20am. If you are blocking roadways prior to the school dismissal or arrival time, you will be asked to leave the line and return once school is dismissed (or open for arrival) and the car rider line is operating. Thank you for your assistance in getting our Brookwood Colts home safely.

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

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.

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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


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

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 hellping. If you are interested in volunteering at the Book Fair, please sign up via SignUp Genius.

2021 - 2022 PTA Reflections

Calling all creative students - it's time to enter the 2021 - 2022 PTA Reflections contest! This year's theme is "I Will Change The World By...", and we are accepting original entries in the categories of Visual Arts, Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, and Film Production. All forms and entries are due to the Media Center on September 28, 2021.


The PTA Reflections entry form is linked here or can be picked up at Brookwood Elementary's Front Desk. Find more information about the Reflections program and rules at the PTA website.

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From the Community

Brookwood Basketball Association

Registration is still open for boys and girls ages 6-18 for the the Brookwood Basketball Association Recreation Winter 2021-2022 League. Games are primarily held on weekends; however, some mid-week games are possible.


Visit www.brookwoodbasketball.com to register through September 30th.

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.