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Brookwood Elementary School - October 15, 2021

Mark Your Calendar:

  • October 18 - 22 - Great Days of Service (see information below)
  • October 18 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 9; 2-3 - Day 8
  • October 19 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 1; 2-3 - Day 9
  • October 20 - Digital Learning Day #2
  • October 20 - Scholastic Book Fair - Open for Purchase - 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • October 21 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 2; 2-3 - none
  • October 21 - Early Release Day - Dismissal begins at 12:50 pm
  • October 21 - Scholastic Book Fair - Open for Purchase - 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • October 22 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 3; 2-3 - Day 1
  • October 22 - Unity Day - Wear Orange!
  • October 26 - Dogwood Pizza Night
  • October 29 - United Way Costume/Dress Up Day (see information below)

Progress Reports Come Home TODAY!

Students in 1st - 5th grade bring home progress reports in their Friday Folders today. Progress Reports show a snapshot of how the student is performing so far in the semester. The grades on the progress report are not final! Teachers will further discuss your student's progress during the parent/teacher conference. Please review your student's progress report, sign it, and return to school.


Kindergarten teachers will review progress reports with parents during parent/teacher conferences.

Don't forget to Sign up for your Parent Teacher Conference!

If you have not already done so, please sign up for a conference via Zoom with your child's teacher. Your child's teacher is eager to share with you about the progress your child is making so far this school year. Please sign up for a conference time at the Brookwood Elementary Conference Sign Up website.

Wednesday, October 20th is a Digital Learning Day

On October 20th, GCPS will have a digital learning day for ALL students. We are grateful for the opportunity to have this day to allow teachers to plan future lessons for students as well as hold parent/teacher conferences.


On this Digital Learning Day:

  • Students can find all their lessons and assignments on eCLASS, but there will be no live instruction. Please view the video below for directions on how to get to your teacher's eCLASS page.
  • All students will complete their special area class digitally. More information is on the Brookwood ES homepage.

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Great Days of Service is coming to Brookwood!

Brookwoood Elementary will be collecting nonperishable foods during the week of October 18th - 21st. All food collected will go to local food banks and individuals and families in need. For more information, click on the picture below to view the flyer.

Monday, October 18th is Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Take a moment on Monday, October 18th to say a big THANK YOU to your school bus driver! We are so thankful for their commitment to safely transporting our students to and from school each day.
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4th and 5th Grade - Here Comes Witzzle Pro!

Dear 4th and 5th Grade Students and Parents,


On Wednesday, October 27th, 2021, the BES Witzzle Pro™ math club will kick off its 2021-2022 season. The club is open to 4th and 5th graders who are up for some fun with numbers. Witzzle Pro is a witty puzzle containing a 3-by-3 array of digits. The game challenges you to manipulate the digits to form a target number. You won’t believe how much fun it is to use math facts, operations, and problem-solving strategies to play this fast-paced game.


Witzzle Pro meets every Wednesday morning from 7:45 until 8:20 AM. In the past, we have had a tournament with the other elementary schools in the cluster. We are still working on a plan for the cluster tournament. We have built a strong legacy in the world of Witzzle Pro. Let’s keep it going!


Students, if you wish to participate, please have a parent complete the Google Form using the link below. All students who plan to participate in Witzzle Pro, must know their multiplication and division facts with fluency. That means you can recall them quickly. There are no membership fees. Just bring a positive attitude and your brain! T-shirts will be available to order in the spring.


We are excited to begin another year of Witzzle Pro. Don’t know how to play? We’ll learn together during the first couple of practices. It’s where math and fun get together. Please join us ready and excited to play!


Sincerely,

Colleen LaPerre & Brandy Fanning

Gifted Math Teachers


To sign up, please complete the linked Google Form by Tuesday, October 26th.

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 18th - 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.


Starting today Wednesday, October 6th, the Scholastic Virtual Book Fair is open for online purchases. Purchases made online will ship right to your home, and orders over $25 ship for free.


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

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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.

Costume/Dress Up Day

Brookwood Elementary will have a $2 Costume/Dress-up Day on Friday, October 29th to raise funds for United Way!

Come to school in your favorite costume and bring your $2 (two dollar) donation to join the fun.

No full-face masks or loose toy swords/weapons will be permitted.

We can't wait to see you!

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.)

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!

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.