Giddy Up

Brookwood Elementary School - November 12, 2021

Mark Your Calendar:

  • November 15 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 8; 2-3 - Day 4
  • November 16 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 9; 2-3 - Day 5
  • November 17 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 1; 2-3 - Day 6
  • November 18 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 2; 2-3 - Day 7
  • November 19 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 3; 2-3 - Day 8
  • November 22 - 26 - Thanksgiving Break
  • November 30 - Dogwood Pizza Night

Mrs. Lillard celebrates our fundraising goal as a dancing cow!

During PTA's Charleston Wrap Fundraiser, students were challenged to sell 1,431 items to have Mrs. Lillard dress up as a cow for arrival and morning announcements. Not only did Brookwood Elementary students meet this goal, but they surpassed it by selling 1,834 items during the fundraiser! The PTA raised $31,000 during this fundraiser plus and additional $2,000 in direct donations to be used to support Brookwood Elementary School.


On Friday, November 12th, Mrs. Lillard dressed up and greeted students during arrival. On the morning announcements, the top prize winners were announced for the fundraiser. Congratulations to Brookwood Elementary's prize winners including top seller, 1st grader Emily Arrington and top selling class, Mrs. Rushton's class!

Mrs Lillard the Dancing Cow
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Attention All Pro Dads of Brookwood Elementary!

After more than a year away due to COVID protocols, All Pro Dad is back and ready to jump in and show Brookwood Elementary students that their dads and other caring adults are engaged and care about their educational careers. The next All Pro Dad event will be a little different.

On Thursday, November 18, 2021, dads and other caring adults are asked to volunteer to greet students as they arrive for school in the morning. Those that cannot make the morning event may join the group doing the same thing as students depart school at the end of the day.


Call to action:

Brookwood Elementary School Parking Lot

Morning volunteers are asked to arrive Thursday, November 18th @ 8:00AM

Afternoon voluneers are asked to arrive Thursday, November 18th @ 2:45PM


Please sign up and RSVP at our All Pro Dad website. For any questions, feel free to contact All Pro Dad Captain Tremaine Jordan.


* All Pro Dads is also looking anyone interested in serving as a Captain of All Pro Dads. Please contact Tremaine Jordan for more information.

Happy Veteran's Day

Happy Veterans Day to all who served our country but especially those of our Brookwood Community including our BES Veterans, Mrs. Webster, Ms. Ahlers, and Officer Gammon. Thank you for your service and protecting our freedoms.

Brookwood Elementary Science Olympiad Team for 4th & 5th Grade

Applications are now open for 4th and 5th grade students who would like to join Brookwood Elementary's Science Olympiad Team. Applications must be submitted by November 12th. The team, made up of 12 fourth grade and 8 fifth grade members, will be chosen based on their science test scores and teacher recommendations. Team members will be notified by November 19th.


Science Olympiad meets weekly to research material and work with team members in preparation for Regional and State Science Olympiad Competitions. These competitions are like academic track meets and consist of a series of events related to genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering, and technology. The emphasis of most events is active, hands-on group participation and are designed to use a variety of intellectual and practical skills like quick recall of facts or concept development.

Relay for Life T-shirt Sale

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Time to kick off the Brookwood Elementary Relay for Life team by getting your 2021-2022 t-shirt. This is the first fundraiser of the year to help raise money for Relay for Life in support of the American Cancer Society.


This year’s theme is “Re’Lei for Life” with a Hawaiian feel. The shirts will come in short sleeves with 4 different colors, and all have the same design on the front. You have the option of selecting the shirt color and adding a name to the list on the back of the shirt. Please note that all names submitted will be on the back of each shirt. Custom shirts are not available. When entering names to be added on the shirts, please be sure you enter the name exactly as you want it printed on the shirts. (Ex: Names, “Jane’s Grandma” or “Uncle Bob” are all good – if you enter “Grandma” that is how it will be printed.) Short sleeved shirts cost $15, and names can be added for $5 per name.


Orders must be made through MyPaymentsPlus. Shirt orders will be accepted online only beginning Friday, October 29th through Monday, November 15th.


Please order & pay online on MyPaymentsPlus - you will select the following at the time of purchase.

  • Size: Youth Small - Adult XXL $15 per shirt

  • Color: gold, bright aqua, sangria (pink) & heather purple

  • Optional: Names to be included on the back of the shirts are also available for purchase online ($5 each) – “In Honor of…” those fighting and surviving cancer & “In Memory of...” those who have lost their battle.


Thank you for supporting BES Relay!

A Message from the Clinic - Donations Needed!

The Brookwood Elementary clinic is in need of donations of pants or shorts. There have been a lot of accidents, milk spills, muddy clothes, and bloody noses. Unreturned clothes have depleted our clinic supply of extra changes.


All sizes of boys' and girls' athletic-type pants or shorts are needed. Donations can be sent in with students or dropped off at the Brookwood Elementary front office.

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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:


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. (Credit card installment plan is available.)

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

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

Support PTA with Kroger Rewards

You can now help support Brookwood Elementary PTA just by shopping at Kroger! Just enroll your Kroger rewards card to Brookwood Elementary PTA. (Don't have a Kroger rewards card? Stop by the Customer Service Desk at your favorite Kroger!) Watch the video below to see how to enroll via the app.
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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

Gwinnett Community Services Calendar of Events

Gwinnett County Community Services has released their November Calendar of Events. For more information and to register, go to GwinnettCommunityServices.com.

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.