Front of building

Welcome to Brookwood Elementary

Dear Families,

“It’s a great year to be a Brookwood Bobcat!”  As the Principal of Brookwood Elementary School, I want to welcome you to our school.  I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with the highly qualified and dedicated staff, the wonderful students, and the supportive parents.

This will be my seventh year as Principal of Brookwood Elementary School.  The elementary years are critical times of development for students and families alike, and I look forward to working with all of you to make this year successful. I am a lifelong educator who brings a firm commitment to students and families as well as a love of learning and problem solving.

Our staff is committed to working with students and their families as a team. To help each child achieve to his/her fullest potential, the school provides both enrichment and intervention supports for students. We believe in knowing each child by “name and need.”

Research shows that parental involvement in a child’s education benefits the child. These benefits are higher levels of academic achievement, positive attitudes, and greater maturity and responsibility. Because the benefits are so solid, I urge you to take part as much as possible in the life of our school. It does take an entire village to raise a child. Your assistance as a volunteer would be extremely valuable to our students. Consider becoming a school volunteer. There are many areas where your help would be appreciated.

We are excited about renovations at Brookwood.  You may notice the construction in the parking lot this summer.  That's right; we have a new parking lot that aligns with our mission, "Safety First"!  Our parking lot is safer for students and families.  In addition to our new parking lot, our newly renovated gym floor has given our building a "facelift" and adds to the morale and pride of Brookwood.  It looks AMAZING!  We are so fortunate and blessed!

We welcome all our families back to another exciting school year 

Educationally yours,

Lorenzo Bradshaw




 LOOKING AHEAD­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­


2             Bible Club  - 3:55

4             ASD Bowling – 9:15

4             Science Night

5             3rd grade Outdoor Discovery Center

9             5th grade Swimming at 12:15pm

9             Bible Club – 3:55

9             PTC Meeting – 6:30

10           Count Day

11           ASD Bowling – 9:15

12           Half Day – Dismiss at 12:13pm

12           Holiday Party in the morning

15           No School

16           No School

17           Bible Club – 3:55

                **please note the day change**

18           ASD Bowling – 9:15

20           Jump Rope for Heart 9-11 at


23           5th grade to GR Symphony

23           Bible Club – 3:55

24           Black History  Program 6:00pm

                At EKHS

25           ASD Bowling – 9:15


Important Dates:


February 12                      Half Day of School

February 15 – 16            Mid-Winter Break

March 28 & 29                  Conferences

March 30 & 31                  Half Days

April 1 – April 8               Spring Break

April 11, 2016                   School Resumes

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2016-2017 Kindergarten Waiver
According to Michigan Law, if a child residing in Kentwood Public Schools is not five years of age on September 1, 2016, but will be five years of age not later than December 1, 2016, the parent or legal guardian of that child may enroll the child in kindergarten/young 5s for the 20162017 school year with a waiver or a written notification to the school district.
A school district that receives this waiver or written notification may make a recommendation to the parent or legal guardian as to placement. Regardless of the district recommendation, the parent or legal guardian retains the sole discretion to determine whether or not to enroll the child in Kentwood Public Schools if the student is five years of age not later than December 1, 2016.