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Brookwood Elementary School - October 22, 2021

Mark Your Calendar:

  • October 25 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 4; 2-3 - Day 1
  • October 26 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 5; 2-3 - Day 2
  • October 26 - Dogwood Pizza Night
  • October 27 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 6; 2-3 - Day 3
  • October 28 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 7; 2-3 - Day 4
  • October 29 - Specials: K,1,4,5 - Day 8; 2-3 - Day 5
  • October 29 - United Way Costume/Dress Up Day (see information below)
  • November 1 - Culver's Share Night
  • November 1 - Bidding for Good - Student Principal for the Day - auction ends
  • November 9 - Digital Learning Day #3
  • November 22 - 26 - Thanksgiving Break

It's Unity Day!

Brookwood Elementary wears orange to show we share kindness, promote acceptance, and encourage inclusion to prevent bullying!


Take a look at how Brookwood students showed up and showed out in their orange for Unity Day!

Congratulations PTA Reflections Winners!

Congratulations to the 1st and 2nd Place Winners of Brookwood Elementary PTA's Reflection competition. These winners will be going forward to the Regional Competition in November.
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Digital Citizenship Week

This week was Digital Citizenship Week, and it has never been more important for our students to learn to be responsible digital citizens including learning how to stay safe online, finding balance in their digital diet, maintaining privacy, and understanding the power of words and actions. During this specials rotation, students in 4th and 5th grade have been learning how to navigate digital life during Technology.


You can also be a part of the effort to help our students become responsible digital citizens. Here are some resources:


View Reading & Writing Communication Reports in the Parent Portal!

Did you know you can revisit Reading and Writing Communication Reports after your Parent/Teacher Conference? These documents can be found in the Parent Portal! For directions on locating Reading and Writing Communication Reports, please view the directions for Assessing Reading and Writing Communication Reports Through the Parent Portal.

4th and 5th Grade - Here Comes Witzzle Pro!

Dear 4th and 5th Grade Students and Parents,


On Wednesday, October 27th, 2021, the BES Witzzle Pro™ math club will kick off its 2021-2022 season. The club is open to 4th and 5th graders who are up for some fun with numbers. Witzzle Pro is a witty puzzle containing a 3-by-3 array of digits. The game challenges you to manipulate the digits to form a target number. You won’t believe how much fun it is to use math facts, operations, and problem-solving strategies to play this fast-paced game.


Witzzle Pro meets every Wednesday morning from 7:45 until 8:20 AM. In the past, we have had a tournament with the other elementary schools in the cluster. We are still working on a plan for the cluster tournament. We have built a strong legacy in the world of Witzzle Pro. Let’s keep it going!


Students, if you wish to participate, please have a parent complete the Google Form using the link below. All students who plan to participate in Witzzle Pro, must know their multiplication and division facts with fluency. That means you can recall them quickly. There are no membership fees. Just bring a positive attitude and your brain! T-shirts will be available to order in the spring.


We are excited to begin another year of Witzzle Pro. Don’t know how to play? We’ll learn together during the first couple of practices. It’s where math and fun get together. Please join us ready and excited to play!


Sincerely,

Colleen LaPerre & Brandy Fanning

Gifted Math Teachers


To sign up, please complete the linked Google Form by Tuesday, October 26th.

Student Council Cookie Grams

Student Council is selling Cookie Grams on Monday, October 25th and Tuesday, October 26th! Students can purchase Cookie Grams to send to friends for only $1.00 each! Cookie Grams with a cookie and a Halloween surprise will be delivered on Friday the 29th.


Students may purchase Cookie Grams in the morning in front of the media center or near the Colt Caboodle. All money raised will go to support Student Council and their projects to help Brookwood Elementary.

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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.

Costume/Dress Up Day

Brookwood Elementary will have a $2 Costume/Dress-up Day on Friday, October 29th to raise funds for United Way!

Come to school in your favorite costume and bring your $2 (two dollar) donation to join the fun.

No full-face masks or loose toy swords/weapons will be permitted.

We can't wait to see you!

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. The price of the yearbook will increase on October 30th! (Credit card installment plan is available.)

Time is Running Out to Purchase a 5th Grade Ad!

Time (and space) is running out to purchase a 5th Grade Ad in the 2021 - 2022 Brookwood Elementary School yearbook! Don't miss out on the opportunity to commemorate your 5th grader's important milestone of the completing of elementary school. November 1st is the FINAL Deadline to purchase a 5th grade ad!


Create and purchase your 5th grade ad between now and November 1st at the the Jostens website! This year we have two ad sizes to choose from: 1/4 Page - $30 and 1/8 Page - $20.

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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

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

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

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.