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Brookwood Elementary School - September 3, 2021

Mark Your Calendar:

  • September 6 - Labor Day - Student & Staff Holiday
  • September 7 - Specials: K-1 - Day 8; 2-5 - Day 3
  • September 8 - Specials: K-1 - Day 1; 2-5 - Day 4
  • September 9 - Specials: K-1 - Day 2; 2-5 - Day 5
  • September 10 - Specials: K-1 - Day 3; 2-5 - Day 6
  • September 13 - PTA Fall Fundraiser Kick-off
  • September 14 - Digital Learning Day #1
  • September 21 - 23 - CogAT - Grades 1, 2, & 5
  • September 21 - BES Night at Texas Roadhouse
  • September 28 - Dogwood Pizza Night
  • September 30 - Fall Picture Day
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Attention - 4th Grade Parents

All students in 4th grade are required to have a recorder for music class. As part of the 4th grade music curriculum, students begin learning to play the recorder.


You can order a recorder from Brookwood Elementary for an $8.00 fee, which includes a 3-piece recorder and case. Payments are made through MyPaymentsPlus. Another option would be to buy the recorder at a local music store or Amazon. You can find links to our local music stores are on Mr. Reyes' eClass page in the Web Tiles box.

Tuesday, September 14th is a Digital Learning Day!

On September 14th, 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.
  • All students will complete their special area class digitally. More information is on the Brookwood ES homepage.

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.

Brookwood Elementary Needs You!

Brookwood Elementary is looking for an additional cafeteria monitor in the Colt Cafe'. Cafeteria monitors work during school hours and only on days that students are in school.


If you are interested in applying to be Brookwood Elementary's next cafeteria monitor, please contact Bridget Fagan (770-736-4360) in the front office.

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

Low, low Yearbook Price ends today!

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! (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!

2021 GCPS Area Board Meetings

Gwinnett County Public Schools' Board of Education and Superintendent, Dr. Calvin J. Watts will hold its Area Board Meeting for District IV on Tuesday, September 14th . The meeting will take place at Berkmar High School at 7:00 pm but will also be available to view online. For more information, go to the GCPS website.
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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!

BHS Homecoming Donations

Brookwood Elementary is participating in the Brookwood High School Homecoming parade on Friday, September 17th. It is a Brookwood Cluster tradition for parade floats to throw candy to the spectators watching the parade. We are looking for donations of wrapped candy (no chocolate) for our float. Please send your candy donations labeled "For Homecoming Parade" to the Brookwood Elementary front office by Wednesday, September 15th. Thank you!

The PTA Fall Fundraiser is Coming Soon!

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From the Community

Brookwood Basketball Association

Early registration for a Brookwood Basketball Association recreational league team is discounted now through Saturday, September 11. Visit www.brookwoodbasketball.com to register.

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.