Bronco Bulletin


February 5, 2016

Message from Administration

ILT Meeting - Tuesday, February 9th in PLC Room- 3:15-4:15. Bring laptops just in case we need them.

Attention 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade teachers: In your boxes you will find a student engagement survey with instructions and a white envelope. Please find time in your schedule to administer this survey to all of your students before March 7. The instruction sheet with give you a script that you must follow when administering the survey. You will also have a bubble-in scantron/halo sheet for each student to fill in their answers to the questions. When you are finished, please put the survey response sheets in the white envelope and place them in the box on the floor in front of the desk in Jillian's office. Questions, see Jillian. Thank you for your support. We know this will provide us meaningful data from our students.

Thank you IRR teachers for braving the rain for the extended car rider lane. We appreciate your willingness to give us an extra hand on days that that!!

Third Party Information - Teachers, please remember not to complete third party information (for private doctors, therapists, psychologists, etc.) on students at the parents request unless the parent has completed a Release of Information form. Please see your grade level AP for this form.

Black History Month

To help you integrate Black History Month into your schools classrooms, please click on the link below for a selection of lesson plans and activities that cover a variety subjects and that can be adapted to fit grades K-5.

Presidents' Day

Presidents' Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February. Please click on the links below for a selection of lesson plans and activities that cover a variety of subjects.

Message from Gwinnett Environmental Heritage Center

As a STEAM partner, your school is eligible to have teachers apply for the EHC’s Summer 2016 STEAM Immersion Program. This interactive experience, funded by the EHC Foundation, will take place in London, England from June 11 - 18, 2016. Teachers participating in the 2016 program will be immersed into numerous STEAM components connected to technology, engineering, math, and science as well as the various social studies topics involving the study of World War II. The program is a joint effort between the EHC and the Imperial War Museum (IWM) in London. Program topics include the technology developed during World War II that went on to have modern and everyday implications, the engineering skills needed and used for the Allied invasion of Normandy, a comparison of life on the wartime home front among the United States, Great Britain, and Germany, the development of code breaking machines, and much more.

The EHC Foundation will fund a team of up to 10 teachers from partner schools for this special opportunity to enhance STEAM learning and classroom connections. Participants will be expected to develop, implement, and present STEAM lesson(s) as a result of their learning to the local schools, the district, and/or the EHC.

All STEAM partner schools are encouraged to have one or more teachers whom they feel would be the best fit for the program complete and submit an online application prior to March 4, 2016. Applications can be accessed at under the STEAM Application tab located at the bottom of the home page. An overview of the proposed agenda as well as the shared commitments are included with the application information.


February 8-12.......Access Testing (Lab B Closed)

February 8.............Math Cluster Collab @ HES - K&1 AM, 4&5 PM

February 9.............Math IF

February 9.............Tech Vertical Mtg@FFM

February 9.............Dogwood Pizza Night

February 9.............ILT Meeting, PLC - 3:15 - 5:30

February 10...........Friends & Family Luncheon - 1st & 3rd

February 10...........Math Cluster Collab - 2&3 @ HES AM

February 11...........Admin Sweet Treats

February 11...........Talent Show at Cannon UMC - 6:00

February 14...........Valentine's Day

February 15...........President's Day - No School - Teacher Planning/Staff Development Day

February 17...........Friends and Family Luncheon 2nd & 5th

February 18...........Atlanta Braves Rep Here

February 19...........Bronco Bulletin Committee Meeting


Congratulations to Christina Michael! Christina is caring personified. Between pulling small groups at recess, posting video feedback on eCLASS, and choreographing a talent show dance routine, you'd be hard pressed to find a time when she isn't going the extra mile for her students. She strives to make her classroom as warm and inclusive as possible. She is an irreplaceable asset to both the 5th grade team and Brookwood community.


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Mobile Device Wireless Connection

Teachers using their own devices for instructional purposes will need to reconnect to the GSPS-Mobile network whenever you are required to change your computer password.


Teachers- be sure to lock your door every time you leave to insure the safety of student devices.

Need a Flashlight for Your Classroom?

Let me know if you need a flashlight. I will be placing an order next week. Sherry


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Wall Mural

Thanks to Sharon Amolo we have preserved the wall mural that we enjoyed for many years in the front hall. Stop by to see the picture of the mural hanging in the Jean Payne room.
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We will again be able to have our biometric screenings for insurance incentives done here at school. The date is Friday, March 18. Click the button below to schedule your appointment. You may also schedule an appointment for your spouse. (Gwin Oaks is a little past the halfway point on the locations list.)


Atlanta Braves

Come and watch your Atlanta Braves play one last time at Turner Field this season before they move into their new stadium in 2017.

There will be a representative from Strictly Events here on behalf of the ATLANTA BRAVES on Thursday, 02-18-2016, during each lunch period from 10:30 until 1:00 in the Faculty Lounge.

He will be selling Braves ticket packs at a huge discount. The packs include (4) $46 ticket vouchers for only $40 per pack. (Breaks down to $10 per ticket.) The vouchers are sold in sets of four so 4,8,12, etc. If you buy multiple tickets you may use them at different times. You do not have to use all your tickets at one game, but you may if you choose to do so. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CHOOSE YOUR GAMES NOW OR ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT. These tickets are good for 67 designated home games this year. You can redeem them at the gate the night of the game or at the box office as far in advance as you choose to secure your seats. Tickets can be used for The Club Pavilion (formally known as the Lexus Level), the Terrace View, Outfield or Upper Box based on availability. Father's Day, Birthdays, Groups.. they make great gift ideas!!!!!

This is the same promotion that we offer each year!!!

Cash, check, credit & debit cards will be accepted. Checks, Credit or debit cards can be post dated until 03/01/16.

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Gwinnett Braves Are Having a Job Fair

Voting in Gwinnett

North Atlanta Home Show

See Sherry if you would like complimentary tickets to this event.
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Northeast Atlanta Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty and other fairytales, Friday, March 11th - Sunday, March 13th. Our very own Carol Belcastro will dance as the Queen (mother of Sleeping Beauty). Many other Gwin Oaks students are participating in this fabulous production at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center (Infinite Energy Center). Please see the following dance moms for tickets!!

Leigh Blakely (Sara)

Tiffany Taylor (Sydney)

Amy Simmon (Scarlett)

Kim Shoaf (Sara)