5465 KALAMAZOO AVE, KENTWOOD MI 49503
PHONE: 455-0030 FAX: 455-5778
Mr. Bradshaw, Principal
Dear Brookwood families,
"The weather outside is frightful and the snow is so delightful..." and winter- like weather has arrived. At Brookwood we embrace the snow and winter. We want our students to enjoy the elements of winter. Please be sure that students are dressed appropriately for the snow.
Students may only play in the snow if they have snow pants. Students that do not have on snow pants will have recess on the blacktop.
Parents, many of you noticed during conferences the amazing art work on the walls. If you have not noticed, please stop by and see the work our students have created. We have a super art teacher. Mr. Schorr does an amazing job keeping our building beautiful with students art work.
We want our Brookwood families to know we are thankful for you. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break.
Mr. Bradshaw and the Brookwood Staff
STUDENTS DISMISSED AT 12:13PM
Wednesday, November 26
Wednesday, December 3
All Brookwood Parents
You are invited to attend the next Brookwood PTC Meeting
Tuesday, December 9 at 6:30pm in the Media Center. Hope to see you there!
December 22 – January 2
School Resumes January 5, 2015
25 3rd grade Field trip
25 Bible Club
26 Half Day – dismiss at 12:13pm
27-28 Thanksgiving Break-no school
1 Santa Secret Shop
2 Santa Secret Shop
2 Bible Club 3:55pm
3 Santa Secret Shop
3 Half Day – REACH Day
4 Santa Secret Shop
5 Popcorn Friday 25 Cents
8 5th grade Parent Meeting
Reproductive Health Meeting
6pm at Glenwood Elementary
9 Bible Club 3:55pm
9 PTC Meeting 6:30pm
11 Kids Hope USA Christmas
Party at Princeton CRC
16 Bible Club 3:55pm
18 Holiday Party
19 Popcorn Friday 25 Cents
Brookwood Wish List
Brookwood has a tree in the office with gift suggestions for members of our Brookwood families who are in need this holiday season! If you would like to purchase an item(s) for a child in need, please come into school and take a suggestion tag off the tree. If you are unable to come to school, please contact your child’s teacher or Ms. Diekevers,
616-455-0030, and we can give you some suggestions.
We know the holidays can be a difficult time for many of us. We thank you in advance for your generosity at this joyous time of year. Gifts need to be brought to school by Friday, December 12. Please wrap the gift and attach the tag to the gift.
School Closing/Delay Information
A possible two-hour delay or closing of school due to inclement weather is a difficult decision and is always based on student’s safety. Whenever conditions warrant the delay or closing of school, parents are asked to monitor the local television and radio stations beginning at 6:00 AM. Every attempt is made to have the information broadcast no later than 6:30 AM.
In the event of a two-hour delay:
• Buses will pick students up two hours later
• All classes will start two hours later than
• Those students who are transported to
other districts or KISD for special
programs will also be delayed two hours.
Parents may choose to transport these
students if an earlier arrival is desired.
• No morning breakfast programs will be
• ARCH and childcare programs will be
• Student drop off for breakfast is 10:40
• Student drop off to playground is 10:45
• School will start at 10:57 AM.
• Lunch will be provided at the usual times.
In the event of a school closing:
• ARCH, practices and rehearsals are
cancelled. A decision will be made at 1:00
PM regarding contests and evening
• There is no transportation to other districts.
• Childcare is provided for those families
already participating in the Kentwood
Community Education program.
• Parents should listen to local radio and
television stations: B93.7, WGRD AM &
FM, WGUV, WKLQ, WLAV AM & FM,
WOOD TV-8, WXMI TV-17.
• You are looking for Kentwood Public Schools (not Brookwood)
Kentwood Gifted and Talented
Kentwood’s P.E.A.K.S. (Parents, Educators and
Kids = Success) Program is an all-inclusive gifted
and talented program for students in grades 3-8
that focuses on the development of STEM Skills,
21st Century Skills, and Service Learning. The
program is designed to meet the needs of the child
that performs above grade level in core academic
areas and is highly motivated to learn. For the past
20 years, Kentwood has been proud to have
provided for its gifted learners.
To apply for the P.E.A.K.S. Program:
• Parents must attend a program informational
meeting at Discovery Elementary:
Wednesday, February 25 or
Thursday, February 26,
• Parents must ensure the completion of all
application processes and forms and return
materials to Eric Closson at Discovery
Elementary by Monday, March 30, 2015.
Note: application process details will be
explained at the informational meetings in February.