March 18, 2022
- March 21 - PTA General Meeting 7:00 pm (click here for Zoom link)
- March 22 - Digital Learning Day #6
- March 23-25 - Lunch Visitors Welcome
- March 23 - Boosterthon Fun Run Kick Off
- March 24 - Spotlight on Learning Family Night - drop in between 5:30 - 7:30 pm
- March 29 & 30 - Lunch Visitors Welcome
- March 29 - Dogwood Pizza Night
- March 31 - Boosterthon Fun Run - Visitors welcome for Fun Run (No Lunch Visitors)
- April 1 - Lunch Visitors Welcome
- April 4-8 - Spring Break
- April 21 - May 13 - Gr. 3-5 Georgia Milestones EOG Assessment (info below)
BES Students Shine at Witzzle Pro Tournament!
Members of Brookwood Elementary's Witzzle Pro club competed Thursday evening against other 4th and 5th grade students from Craig Elementary, Gwin Oaks Elementary, and Head Elementary at the Brookwood Cluster Witzzle Pro Tournament held at Craig Elementary School. Congratulations to our Brookwood Cluster Witzzle Pro tournament participants for showing off their quick thinking and math skills:
- Tariq Ayodele, 5th Grade, Mrs. Harrington's class
- Caitlyn Chvatal, 5th Grade, Mrs. Gibson's class
- Nisa Ghimire, 4th Grade, Mrs. Leonard's class
- Moksh Lakhani, 5th Grade, Mrs. Schneider's class
- Prince Okereke, 4th Grade Mrs. Leonard's class
- Sajni Patel, 5th Grade, Mrs. Harrington's class
- Aryan Patel, 5th Grade, Mrs. Schneider's class
- Conrad Sieber, 5th Grade, Mrs. Gibson's class
These students made Brookwood Elementary proud!!
A big congratulations to top placing students Caitlyn Chvatal and Nisa Ghimire. Caitlyn's score ranked 3rd place in the cluster while Nisa's score ranked in 4th place.
Thank you to our amazing club sponsors, Colleen LaPerre and Brandy Fanning, for cheering on all of Brookwood Elementary's Witzzle Pro members each week and encouraging them to show off their math skills.
Thank you PTA for Appreciating the BES Staff!
Thank you to the PTA, Hospitality Committee, Room Reps and parents for taking the time to appreciate the Brookwood Elementary staff during this week's Teacher Appreciation Week. From door decorations, sweet notes, drawings, and flowers to snacks and treats during Be Sweet to Staff on Thursday, the Brookwood Elementary staff truly feels appreciated and recognized for their hard work!
BES Morning Announcements Guest Host
Mrs. Lillard has had a guest host on the announcements this week! Kindergartener Isaac Leon from Ms. Neal's class joined Mrs. Lillard each morning to greet students from the broadcast studio. Isaac has helped say Good Morning, cheer on students, and announce Colt Compliments. Reminding students of Brookwood Elementary's 3Rs was the part of the announcements where Isaac really shined! He also discovered you can check out how good you look hosting in a studio monitor while on the air!
Isaac got this opportunity to be on the announcements for a week with Mrs. Lillard through an auction for the Brookwood Schools Foundation on Bidding for Good.
GCPS Perception Surveys: Opportunity to Review Student Survey
Each year, to help improve our schools, Gwinnett County Public Schools collects feedback from our families, students, and staff members about their school experience. This year, the school district is giving Educational Effectiveness Surveys (EES) to get feedback on nine characteristics of high-performing schools.
Here are key dates and important information regarding the survey process for our families, students, and staff:
- March 14-April 2: Family Survey is open. (GCPS will send you a SchoolMessenger link to the survey on March 14. The survey—available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese—also will be available in the Parent Portal.)
- March 23-April 20: Student Survey is open for students in grades 4-8. (This survey will be available in the Student Portal.)
Tuesday, March 22 is a Digital Learning Day
On March 22nd, 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.
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.
Meals will be delivered along all bus routes.
Georgia Milestones Assessment for 3rd - 5th Grade
The Georgia Milestones End of Grade Assessment will be administered to all students in 3rd - 5th grade from April 21 - May 13, 2022. Third and fourth grade will test over five days in the subject areas of Reading, Language Arts, and Math. Fifth grade will test in the subjects of Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science over six days. For further information, please view your student's Georgia Milestones Grade Level page linked below.
Download a copy of the 2022 Georgia Milestones Calendar by clicking on the image below.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bridget Fagan: email@example.com
Tiffany Pruitt: firstname.lastname@example.org
Debbie Taylor: email@example.com
Join the BES Relay for Life Team!
Information has come home with your 5th grade student from the Brookwood cluster middle schools. You can find information about important dates and events below and on the Rising 6th Grade page on the Brookwood Elementary website.
Future Crews Middle School Students - Don't Forget to Complete Your Connections Preference Survey
Rising 6th graders at Crews Middle School must complete their Connections Preference Survey by April 1, 2022.
- Review the descriptions of the connections.
- Complete the Rising 6th Grade Connections Preference Survey.
To sign up for Crew Middle School's band, orchestra, or chorus, please complete the Golden Ticket by April 1st.
Join Crews Middle School's Bronco Orchestra
Crews Middle School invites you and your rising 6th grader to meet the orchestra teachers and learn more about the Bronco Orchestra. Your student will be participating in a Zoom visit with the Crews Middle School's orchestra teachers during an upcoming music class.
You and your student will also have the opportunity to try out orchestra instruments at the Instrument Petting Zoo events:
- Tuesday, March 22, 1-3pm
- Thursday, March 31, 5-7pm
Crews Middle School Chorus
At Crews Middle School, the Chorus meets as a class during the school day. Students interested in joining the Crews Chorus can learn more about the program at the Crews Chorus website. Students will have the opportunity to sign up for all performing arts programs at the end of March.
Do you enjoy nature and science? Sign up for Nature of Science at Crews Middle School!
Rising 6th graders at Crews Middle School have the opportunity to sign up for a new connections class called Nature of Science. During this class, students will focus on the natural world, manage the Crews Student Garden, and solve problems found in nature.
Interested students can select this class when completing their Connections Preference Survey later in March.
The Boosterthon is almost here!
We’re only 1 WEEK AWAY from kicking off our Brookwood Colts Fun Run on March 23rd, with the Big Event being held on March 31st.
Our goal is to GET EVERY FAMILY TO REGISTER FOR OUR FUNDRAISER!
IT’S FREE AND EASY!
We can work together to raise $40,000 for classroom resources and technology. We’re excited to see our school come together in this fundraising program that will give us an extra boost of energy and much-needed funds, too!
Check out a quick overview of our fundraising program: FUN RUN OVERVIEW
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Brookwood Bronco 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
The Brookwood Bronco 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run will be held at Brookwood High School on Saturday, May 7th. Runners of all ages are invited to participate. For more information, please view the flier and registration form.
Brookwood Football Association
Registration for the 2022 Football and Cheer season begins THIS Saturday, March 12th, at 10am. There will be a walk up registration from 10am- 2pm at the BHS Lodge or you can visit the BFA website to register anytime after 10am on the 12th. We can't wait to get this season started!
Brookwood Volleyball Academy
Brookwood Volleyball Academy is now enrolling for 2nd - 8th grade students. Sessions will begin on March 21 at Brookwood High School. For more information and the registration form, please view the Brookwood Volleyball Academy flier. Space is limited so register early!
2022 Bronco Aces
Bronco Aces Club is for future Brookwood Bronco tennis players ages 14 and under. They will be hosting the Bronco Aces Tennis Fun Days on Sunday, March 20th and 27th. Elementary and middle school students will get a chance to receive instruction from the Brookwood Tennis Coaches as well as the Brookwood JV and Varsity tennis teams. For more information and registration, please view the flyer or go to the Brookwood Tennis website.
Cars for a Cause
- Earlybird Registration – $20 – Online registration available now through Saturday, April 16th.
- Registration Day of Event – $25 – Registration will be available the day of the event starting at 9:00am.
Join the GCPS Team as a School Custodian
Middle School Summer Adventures: Career Exploration at Maxwell High School of Technology
The Summer Adventure Career Exploration at Maxwell High School will run May 31 - June 3 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. The Career Exploration programs are designed for current 5th - 8th graders. Students can choose to explore programs in the careers of animation, automotive services, cosmetology, culinary arts, and more. For more information , go to the Middle School Summer Adventure website. Registration opens March 1 on MyPaymentsPlus.