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Welcome to Brookwood Elementary

Dear Brookwood Families and Community,

As principal of Brookwood Elementary, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another exceptional year.  We are excited to have the students back in our classrooms and hallways filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning.  It is our mission to help every child feel welcomed, connected, and a part of the Brookwood family.

Additionally, we strive to challenge each student to grow by cultivating a "growth mindset" to endure the challenges of a rigorous curriculum.  At Brookwood we have dedicated teachers who spend hours planning, collaborating and creating classroom activities that extends beyond the brick and mortar of our wonderful building to ensure high student engagement in the learning process.  Our staff is committed to researched based best educational practices and analyzing academic data to determine current skill level and to set goals for growth and improvement.   We believe in capitalizing on very minute to ensure each student maximizes to their fullest potential.

Families, you are the most vital component of this process.  Research confirms and statistics support that when schools and families partner, students are more successful and productive.  We eagerly welcome your support. We have one of the finest Parent Teacher Councils in the State of Michigan. Our parents and staff are united in supporting all students and the Brookwood family.  Teachers also welcome classroom volunteers and your gifts, talents, resources and expertise to support.

I am honored to serve as the principal of Brookwood.  It is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth.  Please feel free to contact me at 616-455-0030 or

Registration dates for 2016 – 2017 school year is Wednesday, August 17 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, August 18 7:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Please mark your calendar for Brookwood Open House/Ice Cream Social Wednesday, August 31 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  We look forward in seeing our Brookwood Families.

Once again, welcome back!  Let's make it another great year at Brookwood together.


Lorenzo Bradshaw, Principal

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Kentwood School News - August 2017 (2018 Registration Info)

Kentwood School News - August 2017 (2018 Registration Info)

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Kindergarten Waiver Request for 2017-2018 School Year
According to Michigan Law, if a child residing in Kentwood Public Schools is not five years of age on September 1, 2017, but will be five years of age not later than December 1, 2017, the parent or legal guardian of that child may enroll the child in kindergarten/young 5s for the 2017-2018 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, 2017.
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