January 14, 2022
Thank you for your service Officer Gammon!
Did you know we have a hero at Brookwood Elementary? Brookwood Elementary's School Resource Officer Wiley Gammon is also a captain in the U.S. Air Force. He was deployed recently to the Middle East where he served on medical transports. During his deployment, students and staff wrote letters of thanks and appreciation to Officer Gammon and the other soldiers of his squadron. We thank Officer Gammon for his service to our country and the sacrifices he, his wife, and daughters, Brookwood Elementary students Amelia and Emmy Anne, made during his deployment. We missed Officer Gammon and are excited to have him return to Brookwood Elementary next week.
In appreciation of the letters Brookwood Elementary staff and students sent and the care we took of his daughters while he was away, Officer Gammon made a special request of the U.S. Air Force. Officer Gammon requested a flag to be flown in honor of Brookwood Elementary School on one of their missions. The flag pictured below flew on a C-17A on September 22, 2021 as it transported American service members over Kuwait and Qatar to receive medical care.
Earlier this week, Officer Gammon and the GCPS Police Chief Tony Lockard presented the flag and certificate to Principal Karen Lillard. Mrs. Lillard, along with Officer Gammon's daughters, presented the flag and certificate to the school on Friday's morning announcements. The flag and certificate are now on display in the Brookwood Elementary School front office.
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
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Bidding for Good
- Lunch with the Principal (1 of 2) - auction ends Jan. 14, 2022
- Lunch with the Principal (2 of 2) - auction ends Jan. 14, 2022
- Morning Announcements with the Principal for a Week - auction ends Feb. 4, 2022
Tuesday, January 25TH IS A DIGITAL LEARNING DAY
On January 25th, GCPS will have a digital learning day for ALL students. We are grateful for the opportunity to have this day to allow to allow teachers to to allow teachers to plan future lessons.
On this Digital Learning Day:
- Students can find all their lessons and assignments on eCLASS, but there will be no live instruction. Please view the video below for directions on how to get to your teacher's eCLASS page.
All students will complete their special area class digitally. More information is on the Brookwood ES homepage.
Yearbook Pre-Orders End on February 4th
Place your order now through February 4th to purchase this year's yearbook for the low price for $38.00. (Credit card installment plan is available.)
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Join the BES Team for Run the Reagan
Race proceeds will also go to benefit the The Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry, The Lilburn Cooperative Ministry, and The Brookwood Schools Foundation.
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From the Community
Gwinnett County School Night at the Atlanta Hawks
Join the Atlanta Hawks for Gwinnett County Schools Night at State Farm Arena as the Atlanta Hawks take on the San Antonio Spurs. Each ticket includes $10 worth of food and beverage credit. A portion from each ticket purchased through this offer will benefit the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation. Tickets can be purchased through this link.