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Brookwood Elementary School - September 17, 2021

Mark Your Calendar:

  • September 20 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 1; 2-3 - Day 1
  • September 21 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 2; 2-3 - Day 2
  • September 21 - CogAT - Grades 1, 2, & 5 - Click here for CogAT information.
  • September 21 - BES Night at Texas Roadhouse
  • September 22 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 3; 2-3 - Day 3
  • September 22 - CogAT - Grades 1 & 2 - Click here for CogAT information.
  • September 23 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 4; 2-3 - Day 4
  • September 23 - CogAT - Grades 1 & 2 - Click here for CogAT information.
  • September 24 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 5; 2-3 - Day 5
  • September 28 - Dogwood Pizza Night
  • September 30 - Fall Picture Day
  • October 4 - PTA Charleston Wrap Orders Due
  • October 7 - 11 - Fall Break - Student/Staff Holidays
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Brookwood Elementary Needs You!

Brookwood Elementary is looking for an additional cafeteria monitor in the Colt Cafe'. Cafeteria monitors work 3 hours a day for $10 an hour. Monitors work 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.

Student Council Representatives- Calling 4th and 5th graders!

This week we introduced the Student Government Club (SGA) to fourth and fifth grade classes. Two representatives will be elected from each class to represent their homeroom. Students interested in leadership picked up an application from their homeroom teacher to apply to be in the club. To be considered, applicants must be able to attend all meetings on 10/14, 10/28, 11/18, and 12/9 after school from 3:30-4:30. Applications are due next Friday 9/24 and are to be signed off by a parent or guardian. See the dates below for more information.

  • Application due date: Friday 9/24 (No late applications will be accepted.)
  • Speech due: Friday 10/1
  • In-class speeches: Monday-Tuesday 10/4 - 10/5
  • Election Results given Wednesday 10/6
Please let your child's teacher know if you have any questions.

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 under Events and Activities in School Fees. 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.

Counselor's Corner - Attendance Awareness Month

The month of September is recognized as Attendance Awareness Month. The impact of good attendance on academic success is well documented. Below are some things you can do at home to help your student. There are also Attendance Awareness Month resources available to support you and your student based on contributing factors for chronic absences.
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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.

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PTA Fall Fundraiser

Don’t forget that Mrs. Lillard will wear a 🐮COW Costume🐮 if we sell at least 1,425 items through Charleston Wrap! Here is a way for you to not only support our Fundraiser but you can possibly earn your student some FREE Culver’s SWAG in the process…


**The Top 5 sellers over the weekend will earn Free Culver’s Swag!*


Here’s how to register to help:

  1. Please click here to register today! Use our ORGANIZATION ID 11897 to register! One registration per family.
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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

One Week Left to Order the Yearbook at a Low Price!

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! The price of the yearbook will increase on September 25th! (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!

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Brookwood Elementary Spelling Bee

Preparations are underway for the 2021 Brookwood Elementary School Spelling Bee. Classroom Spelling Bees will take place in 4th and 5th grade classrooms between October 18th - 29th.


You can begin helping your student prepare now using the School Spelling Bee Study List.

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:

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

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!

2021 - 2022 PTA Reflections

Calling all creative students - it's time to enter the 2021 - 2022 PTA Reflections contest! This year's theme is "I Will Change The World By...", and we are accepting original entries in the categories of Visual Arts, Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, and Film Production. All forms and entries are due to the Media Center on September 28, 2021.


The PTA Reflections entry form is linked here or can be picked up at Brookwood Elementary's Front Desk. Find more information about the Reflections program and rules at the PTA website.

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From the Community

Brookwood Area Girl Scouts

If you are interested in registering for Girl Scouts or getting more Information, you have two opportunities coming up!


  • September 22nd at 6:30 pm - Head Elementary School
  • September 23rd at 6:30 pm - Brookwood Elementary School

For information, you can contact Jamie Morris at (470) 882-6256 or jlmorris@gsgatl.org

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.