April 1, 2022
- April 4-8 - Spring Break
- April 12 - Brookwood Elementary Spring Family Picnic - Grades 1 & 4
- April 13 - Brookwood Elementary Spring Family Picnic - Grades 2 & 3
- April 14 - Brookwood Elementary Spring Family Picnic - Grades K & 5
- April 15 - Brookwood Elementary Spring Family Picnic Rain Date
- April 21 - May 13 - Gr. 3-5 Georgia Milestones EOG Assessment (info below)
DEADLINE EXTENDED - GCPS Perception Surveys: Opportunity to Review Student Survey
Each year, to help improve our schools, Gwinnett County Public Schools collects feedback from our families, students, and staff members about their school experience. This year, the school district is giving Educational Effectiveness Surveys (EES) to get feedback on nine characteristics of high-performing schools.
Here are key dates and important information regarding the survey process for our families, students, and staff:
- March 14-April 4: Family Survey is open. (GCPS will send you a SchoolMessenger link to the survey on March 14. The survey—available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese—also will be available in the Parent Portal.) Click here to go to the Family survey: https://gcpsfam.questionpro.com?CID=312316
Brookwood Elementary student wins GAGE Summer Scholarship
The Gwinnett Alliance for Gifted Education selected fourth grader Veer Bharucha as a recipient of a summer scholarship. Elementary schools across Gwinnett got to enter only two student essays for consideration. Veer is only one of two elementary school students in Gwinnett County selected to receive the scholarship, which is to be used toward a summer class or classes to explore his giftedness.
GAGE selected Veer after reading his 300-word essay in response to the question, "What does giftedness mean to you and what are things that might hide it at times?" In his essay, Veer wrote giftedness "...means to never stop learning and being curious about everything around me." He also wrote that his giftedness allows him to "help others when they're in need" and is "a great way to learn for oneself." Veer went on to write that nervousness, lack of confidence, and discouragement from others can hide a person's giftedness.
Veer and his family were invited to attend an awards ceremony where he and other GAGE award recipients will be recognized. A portion of Veer's essay will be read, and he will be presented his scholarship.
Thank you for making this year's Boosterthon a success!
Thank you parents and families for all of your support of this year's Boosterthon. Brookwood Elementary students had a blast at the Boosterthon Glow Run yesterday. Students and teachers celebrated meeting and exceeding our fundraising goal of $40,000! Watch the video below to find out just how much money we raised. Thank you to Boosterthon team members Ballin' Brandon and Sailor Taylor for helping Brookwood Elementary raise money for technology and classroom resources.
Kindergarten Registration is around the corner!
Do you have a child who will turn 5 years old before September 1, 2022? Then it is time to register for KINDERGARTEN!
Kindergarten Registration will begin online on April 11, 2022. You can find all the information you to need to help you get ready at the New to Brookwood page of the Brookwood Elementary website.
If you do not have a kindergarten-aged child, please help Brookwood Elementary spread the word about Kindergarten Registration to your friends and neighbors.
Brookwood Elementary Spring Family Picnic
Parents are invited to join us at the Spring Family Picnic. Feel free to pack a picnic lunch and don't forget your blanket. Picnics will be during regularly scheduled lunch times on the following days for each grade level:
- April 12th - 1st & 4th Grade
- April 13th - 2nd & 3rd Grade
- April 14th - Kindergarten & 5th Grade
- Rain date - April 15th
For students who choose to eat lunch from the Colt Cafe', the picnic menu includes: hot dog, chips, baked beans, and carrots.
Georgia Milestones Assessment for 3rd - 5th Grade
The Georgia Milestones End of Grade Assessment will be administered to all students in 3rd - 5th grade from April 21 - May 13, 2022. Third and fourth grade will test over five days in the subject areas of Reading, Language Arts, and Math. Fifth grade will test in the subjects of Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science over six days. For further information, please view your student's Georgia Milestones Grade Level page linked below.
Download a copy of the 2022 Georgia Milestones Calendar by clicking on the image below.
Each year, we expose our students to a variety of careers in order to jumpstart their thinking about the future. This year we are excited to announce that we are welcoming presenters back into our building. Our College and Career Day will be May 13 (K-2) & May 17 (3-5), 2022.
If you, a family member, or a friend is interested in presenting as a Career Day Speaker, please complete the following form: Career Day Speaker Interest Form.
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: email@example.com
Bridget Fagan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tiffany Pruitt: email@example.com
Debbie Taylor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the BES Relay for Life Team!
Information has come home with your 5th grade student from the Brookwood cluster middle schools. You can find information about important dates and events below and on the Rising 6th Grade page on the Brookwood Elementary website.
Future Crews Middle School Students - Don't Forget to Complete Your Connections Preference Survey
Rising 6th graders at Crews Middle School must complete their Connections Preference Survey by April 1, 2022.
- Review the descriptions of the connections.
- Complete the Rising 6th Grade Connections Preference Survey.
To sign up for Crew Middle School's band, orchestra, or chorus, please complete the Golden Ticket by April 1st.
Join Crews Middle School's Bronco Orchestra
Crews Middle School invites you and your rising 6th grader to meet the orchestra teachers and learn more about the Bronco Orchestra. Your student will be participating in a Zoom visit with the Crews Middle School's orchestra teachers during an upcoming music class.
You and your student will also have the opportunity to try out orchestra instruments at the Instrument Petting Zoo events:
- Thursday, March 31, 5-7pm
Crews Middle School Chorus
At Crews Middle School, the Chorus meets as a class during the school day. Students interested in joining the Crews Chorus can learn more about the program at the Crews Chorus website. Students will have the opportunity to sign up for all performing arts programs at the end of March.
Do you enjoy nature and science? Sign up for Nature of Science at Crews Middle School!
Rising 6th graders at Crews Middle School have the opportunity to sign up for a new connections class called Nature of Science. During this class, students will focus on the natural world, manage the Crews Student Garden, and solve problems found in nature.
Interested students can select this class when completing their Connections Preference Survey later in March.
Mother/Son Candlelight Date Night
Come dressed in your Sunday best and have a special date night with your son or grandson. We welcome mothers, grandmothers, and any special women in your son's life! Seats are limited, so reservations are required for attendance. Four dates and times are available:
- Monday, May 2nd 6:00 - 7:00 pm
- Monday, May 2nd 8:00 - 9:00 pm
- Monday, May 9th 6:00 - 7:00 pm
- Monday, May 9th 8:00 - 9:00 pm
*All children MUST be accompanied by an adult*
A Combo Ticket cost $40 for one adult and one child. Additional tickets can be purchased for $20 each with the purchase of a Combo Ticket. You must purchase a Combo Ticket to be able to purchase an additional ticket. Tickets can be purchased on the PTA website.
All tickets purchased will include admission, a choice of a pasta dinner that you choose during the event, garlic knots, drinks, dessert, take & Bake kit for adult/son combo ticket purchased, craft, photo booth, and more…
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2022 - 2023 Brookwood Junior Broncos Competition Cheerleading
The Brookwood Junior Broncos competition team is gearing up for our 4th Season!!! Click the link below for detailed information and to register for tryouts.
Brookwood Bronco 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
Come join us for the Brookwood Bronco 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run, which will be held at Brookwood High School on May 7th. Download the paper form or sign up online HERE. Deadline for early (discounted) registration is April 23rd.
Brookwood Volleyball Academy
Brookwood Volleyball Academy is now enrolling for 2nd - 8th grade students. Sessions began on March 21 at Brookwood High School. For more information and the registration form, please view the Brookwood Volleyball Academy flier. Space is limited so register early!
2022 Bronco Aces
Bronco Aces Club is for future Brookwood Bronco tennis players ages 14 and under. They will be hosting the Bronco Aces Tennis Fun Days on Sunday, March 27th. Elementary and middle school students will get a chance to receive instruction from the Brookwood Tennis Coaches as well as the Brookwood JV and Varsity tennis teams. For more information and registration, please view the flyer or go to the Brookwood Tennis website.
Cars for a Cause
- Earlybird Registration – $20 – Online registration available now through Saturday, April 16th.
- Registration Day of Event – $25 – Registration will be available the day of the event starting at 9:00am.
Join the GCPS Team as a School Custodian
Middle School Summer Adventures: Career Exploration at Maxwell High School of Technology
The Summer Adventure Career Exploration at Maxwell High School will run May 31 - June 3 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. The Career Exploration programs are designed for current 5th - 8th graders. Students can choose to explore programs in the careers of animation, automotive services, cosmetology, culinary arts, and more. For more information , go to the Middle School Summer Adventure website. Registration opens March 1 on MyPaymentsPlus.