The Mustang Minute

Week of January 17th

FROM THE PRINCIPALS' OFFICES

Greetings Brookwood Families,


It is mid -January and with that comes the end of the grading term. Teachers are now working on finalizing reports cards, which will be sent home with children later this week. If you have any questions about your child's report card, please do not hesitate to reach out to their teacher.


In addition to report cards, January has brought us some swings in temperatures. Please make sure your children are dressed appropriately for the weather. We send students out for recess when it is safely possible. Our threshold for outdoor recess is a windchill temperature of 7 degrees or warmer.


Thank you once again for your ongoing support. Have a wonderful week.



Mr. Braden and Mrs. Franz

UPCOMING EVENTS


  • 1/17 - No School
  • 1/20 - Boys basketball HOME game VS Raymond
  • 1/26 - PSG Parent Presentation, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
  • 1/27 - Boys basketball HOME game VS Williams Bay
  • 2/2 - Badger HS Counselors and Athletic Director visit 8th grade in AM
  • 2/4 - Picture Day (optional)
  • 2/4 - 8th graders Tour Badger HS
  • 2/5 - Mustang Muffins, 9:00am - 10:30am @BMS
  • 2/5 - Science on Saturday, 10:30 - 12:00 @BMS
  • 2/19 - Science on Saturday, 10:30 - 12:00 @ @ BMS

From the Classroom...

What's Happening in Mrs. Mohr's 6th Grade Spanish Class?

We're wrapping up Semester I this week, and students in Mrs. Mohr's 6th grade Spanish Class have had a blast "fishing" in Gimkit. Gimkit is a program with various game-like ways to learn. Teachers can choose a game and then plug in the information students need to practice. In this case, students played a game to practice their Spanish greetings and "small talk" vocabulary. Each question they answer correctly gives them "bait" and when they have enough bait, they get to "fish" for points! Whoever said school couldn't be educational AND fun?
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BMS Academic Lab Revamp

A new semester offers an opportunity for us as a staff to evaluate current systems we have in place and make adjustments for the betterment of our students. That being said, we will be restructuring the Academic Lab for Semester II. Here’s the nitty gritty:


  • Academic Lab will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, when school is in session.

  • Students will begin their study time with one of their teachers, right after school in that teacher’s classroom.

  • At 3:30pm, students will then report to the Academic Lab in the library. A team of Academic Lab teachers will continue to help students in working on the tasks of focus, as assigned by their teacher.

  • Academic Lab teachers will also assist students with putting any unfinished assignments needing to be completed into their assignment notebooks, so that families are in the loop of tasks that still need attention at home.

  • Academic Lab will end at 4:30pm. Students will not be allowed to leave early unless a parent needs to pick them up sooner.

  • The Late Bus will continue to be offered as afternoon transportation home from the Academic Lab, and will depart promptly at 4:30pm. (Note: The Late Bus will also still be available on Tuesdays for students in athletics).


Families: We need your help in giving our students the attention they need and deserve. We hope that you will take full advantage of this resource when your student is in need of additional support.

The December BMS Students of Greatness Awards

We are proud to announce our BMS Students of Greatness for the month of December! Congratulations to the following students for going above and beyond in Being Responsible, Being Kind & Respectful, Being Safe, and Being Brookwood!

BROOKWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: BE BROOKWOOD!!!

Students observed going above and beyond in 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 group and acknowledge them in our morning announcements and in the weekly MUSTANG MINUTE. This week’s drawing winners are:



Kindergarten: Arley, Nora, Jason, Vanessa, Mia, Domenico, Jarrett, Gunner, Sebastian

1st: Dylan, Angelica, Logan, Karsyn, Miller, Brodie

2nd: Cameron, Tucker, Ashlyn, Sawyer, Rylan, Alan, Oliver

3rd: Lana, Liam B., Caiden, Brawley, Gwen, Hailee


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

Old News, but Good News!

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Forensics Coach Needed

Forensics is an extracurricular activity offered to students in 5th- 8th grade. The purpose of middle school forensics is to build self-confidence and oral competency by developing and practicing fundamental public speaking skills. We are currently in need of a Forensics coach at BMS. Meets are typically Saturday mornings in February. This is a paid position. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Mrs. Franz at: tori.franz@gcj2.k12.wi.us.

Don't Forget about Guth's Games!

Guth Games are BACK!!! For those not in the "know", Guth Games are fun exercise activities, sports, and games hosted by Personal Wellness teacher, Mr. Guth, in the gym during the colder months of the school year. This is a GREAT way to get students moving right away in the morning to kickstart their day!


WHEN: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, NOW until March 24th, 7:00 - 7:30am

WHERE: BMS GYM (enter building in FRONT doors)

WHO:


  • Tuesdays: 4th & 5th Graders
  • Wednesdays: 6th, 7th & 8th Graders
  • Thursdays: 4th & 5th Graders


Questions? Contact Mr. Guth at: matt.guth@gcj2.k12.wi.us. Looking forward to seeing our BMS students there!