The Mustang Minute

Week of October 11th

From the Principals' Offices...

Hello Mustang Families!

We're one week into our Bullying Prevention Week activities! On Monday, a Parent/Student conversation sheet went home with ALL students. We ask that all families take the time to discuss this topic with their students, and return the signed for to the school office by Friday, October 16th. A strong Home/School partnership is an essential ingredient in making our schools GREAT!

This week, we will also be kicking off the "Bullying Prevention Project Contest." Each Brookwood student is encouraged to create a project or simple poster about friendship, support, and togetherness that exemplifies our theme of "Growing Greatness through Kindness and Inclusion." Projects are due on Monday, October 25th and can be turned in at the main office of your child's school.

Parent/Guardian and Child Bullying Conversation Sheet

Click here for an electronic version of the green sheets that were sent home with your student on Monday!

Bullying Prevention Project Contest

Want to get a jump on your project? Click here for the details! Hard copies of this flyer will be sent home with all students this Tuesday!


  • 10/11 - NO SCHOOL (Staff Inservice)
  • 10/12 - Picture Retakes
  • 10/15 - BMS Band @ Badger Homecoming Parade
  • 10/20 - Unity Day - WEAR ORANGE to school!
  • 10/21 - BFO MOD Pizza Fundraiser (all day)
  • 10/23 - Fall Fest, 12-3pm, BMS
  • 10/27 & 10/28 - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 10/29 - NO SCHOOL


Picture Retake Day

Your picture Absentee/ Retake day will be October 12th. Please click the link below to place your order before 8am on October 12th:

Parent/Teacher Conferences

A strong Home-School partnership is essential to your student's success. Educational research abundantly shows that strong collaboration leads to improved student achievement, better behavior, better attendance, higher self-concept and more positive attitudes toward school and learning. That being said, we would like to invite you all to attend our first round of Parent/Teacher Conferences at your child's school for the evenings of October 27th and 28th. Please sign up for a conference slot by October 20th. Teachers will be contacting families who have not signed up by this date to choose from a remaining time slot. Conferences can be scheduled to be face to face, virtual, or over the phone -- please be aware of the times and dates that are available for all of your child’s teacher(s) you wish to see.

Upon selecting a time slot, you will be prompted to leave a public comment stating whether you are signing up for a face to face, virtual, or phone conference. If you sign up for a virtual meeting, your teacher(s) will be reaching out to you with the meeting link.

Click the BUTTON below for your school to sign up for your conference appointment(s)!

October is Bullying Prevention Month!

October is World Bullying Prevention Month!

During this month students, schools, and communities all over the world go BLUE together to show their support for standing up against bullying. Here are some of the activities that we will be doing at BOTH BES and BMS this week as a part of this important event:


  • Greatness Task: Do a random act of KINDNESS for another member of your school community. This could be a teacher or staff member, or a peer.

  • Parent/Child Bullying Conversation Sheets: If you haven't already, talk with your student, sign, and return bottom of form to the office at your child's school for a chance to win prizes. Due: Friday, October 15th!

  • Bullying Prevention Project Contest: We are calling on ALL students to harness their creative juices to make a project promoting friendship, support, and togetherness. The theme is "Growing Greatness through Kindness and Inclusion." Instructions will be sent home with all students on TUESDAY.

Stay tuned for more Bullying Prevention Month announcements in the Mustang Minute for the weeks ahead!

Now Introducing: BMS Students of GREATNESS!

We're starting a NEW tradition here at BMS: The Student of GREATNESS Award! Each month, teachers and staff members nominate students who have gone above and beyond for:

  • Being Safe
  • Being Kind & Respectful
  • Being Responsible
  • ...and Being Brookwood!

The nominations for the month of September are rolling in. Stay tuned for next week's Mustang Minute, where we'll announce the Students of Greatness for the month of September!

The Golden Horseshoe moves on!

Congratulations to Ms. Metcalf for receiving the ever-coveted "Golden Horseshoe" award! Mr. Jagow passed along the horseshoe to Ms. Metcalf for going above and beyond in her efforts to support and inspire our student athletes and coaches in her role as Athletic Director. We can't wait to see Ms. Metcalf in action again as we soon begin our winter sports seasons!

Brookwood Elementary School. BE BROOKWOOD!!!

Students observed going above and beyond being kind, being safe, and/or being responsible are issued “BE BROOKWOOD” tickets throughout their school week. Each week we randomly select students from this groups and acknowledge them in our morning announcements and in the weekly MUSTANG MINUTE. This week’s drawing winners are:

Kindergarten: Novalei, Griffin, Kollin, Aria, Broderick

1st: Stella, Jax, Karson, Pretoria, Lizzy, Jade

3rd: Adalynn, Dylan, Daniel, Lana

Congratulations to all of our BE BROOKWOOD ticket earners and keep up the great work!

From the Athletic Director...

Girls basketball season is off to a great start! Congratulations to the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls who made the team. A special shout-out goes to 8th graders Autumn Carr and Abilene Horowicz. They were unanimously voted as our team captains due to their enthusiastic leadership, accountability, and dedication to helping our team grow into their greatness. Congratulations, girls!

*Monday, October 11th: There is no school, but the girls will have an optional practice from 3:30 - 5pm to get ready for our first game. There will be no late bus provided. Girls should meet at Door 5, and I’ll be there to let them into the building. If you have any questions, please email

We’ll be playing our first game on Tuesday, October 12th, at Randall. Randall is allowing visitors at all basketball games and respectfully asks that you try to maintain social distancing. B team plays at 4pm, and A team plays immediately after at approximately 5pm. Come support our girls!

Go Mustangs!

Coach Metcalf

From the Classroom...

What's the MATTER in Mrs. Tadlock's Class?

This past week, students worked together to gain a better understanding of MATTER in its various states: as solids, liquids, and gases. They learned how molecules react within each of the states and what happens to them when the matter is heated and cooled. I had the privilege of subbing for Mrs. Tadlock for one of these lessons, and I learned that even though we can't see it...AIR is indeed matter! To justify this, students engaged in a lab where they weighed a can of compressed air and compared its weight to the same can after they had released some of the air. The results? The can weighed less after releasing some air...thus proving that since air has MASS, it is indeed MATTER!