Giddy Up

Brookwood Elementary School - December 17, 2021

Mark Your Calendar:

  • December 20 - January 5 - Winter Break - Student Holidays
  • January 6 - Begin Second Semester
  • January 17 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Student & Staff Holiday
  • January 24 - Good News Club/Kids Life resumes
  • January 25 - Digital Learning Day #4
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Brookwood Elementary has the holiday spirit

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A Visit from the Brookwood Elf

Magical things happen around the holidays including a visit from the Brookwood Elf. Lucky teachers who spotted the Elf received a holiday gift while students were excited to see where she popped up next!
The Brookwood Elf

Polar Express Day

Polar Express Day 2021

Congratulations BES Robotics Team!

Congratulations to Brookwood Elementary’s Robotics Team on an outstanding performance at their First Lego League Competition Regional Competition at Discovery High School on December 11! The team won two awards: Robot Design Award and the Champion’s Award.


The Champion’s Award celebrates a team that embodies the FIRST ® LEGO® League Challenge experience, by fully embracing FLL’s Core Values while achieving excellence and innovation in Robot Performance, Robot Design and the Innovation Project. We are so proud of the hard work of the students and coaches of the Brookwood Elementary Robotics Team! They will now go on to compete in the Super Regionals in January.

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Join the BES Custodial Team!

Brookwood Elementary has an opening for a part-time custodian. A part-time custodian would work for four hours a night Monday - Friday. Hours would be either 4:00 - 8:00 pm or 4:30 - 8:30 pm. If you are interested in applying for either position, please call Brookwood Elementary (770-736-4360) and ask for Bridget Fagan or Sherri Davis.

TRAVELING OUTSIDE THE U.S. DURING Winter BREAK?

Gwinnett County Public Schools is following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding international travel. What does that mean for you if you have upcoming travel plans to and from another country?

For unvaccinated travelers...
The CDC recommends that unvaccinated travelers get tested for COVID-19 from 3 to 5 days after returning AND self-quarantine at home for a full 7 days after travel.

  • Unvaccinated travelers who test positive must isolate to protect others from getting infected, following isolation guidance for a positive case.
  • Even travelers who test negative should self-quarantine at home for the full 7 days. All unvaccinated students and staff who travel outside the U.S. should self-quarantine at home, and will not be able to return to school or work for at least 7 days after their return to the U.S.
  • Travelers who choose not to be tested should self-quarantine at home for a full 10 days after travel.
  • Unvaccinated travelers should avoid being around people who are at increased risk for 14 days, whether tested or not.
During self-quarantine, monitor for symptoms. If symptoms develop, seek testing immediately. Isolate from others while waiting for results. If results are positive, follow isolation guidance.

For fully vaccinated travelers...

  • Fully vaccinated travelers do not have to quarantine. However, the CDC recommends getting a viral test 3 to 5 days after travel.
  • If the test is positive, they should follow isolation guidance for a positive case.
  • Vaccinated travelers also should self-monitor for symptoms. If they develop symptoms within 14 days of international travel, they should isolate and get tested.

Join the BES Team for Run the Reagan

Run the Reagan's 5K, 10K, Fun Run, and Half Marathon is Saturday, February 26, 2022. Join the Brookwood Elementary Team, and $5 will be donated back to Brookwood Elementary for each runner that signs up.


Race proceeds will also go to benefit the The Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry, The Lilburn Cooperative Ministry, and The Brookwood Schools Foundation.

A Message from the Clinic - Donations Needed!

The Brookwood Elementary clinic is in need of donations of pants or shorts. There have been a lot of accidents, milk spills, muddy clothes, and bloody noses. Unreturned clothes have depleted our clinic supply of extra changes.


All sizes of boys' and girls' athletic-type pants or shorts are needed. Donations can be sent in with students or dropped off at the Brookwood Elementary front office.

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:


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 $38.00. (Credit card installment plan is available.)

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

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

Sign up for Amazon Smile

As you are shopping during this holiday season, help support Brookwood Elementary's PTA every time you shop at Amazon! Go to the Amazon Smile website and search for Brookwood Es PTA. Amazon will donate to our PTA without additional cost to you!

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

Gwinnett Community Services Calendar of Events

Gwinnett County Community Services has released their December Calendar of Events. For more information and to register, go to GwinnettCommunityServices.com.

Brookwood Lacrosse Association

Registration is now open for Brookwood Lacrosse's Spring 2022 season. Boys and girls in grades kindergarten - eighth grade of all skill levels are welcome to join. For more information, please view the flyer or go to the Brookwood Lacrosse Association website.

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.