5465 KALAMAZOO AVE, KENTWOOD MI 49503
PHONE: 455-0030 FAX: 455-5778
Mr. Bradshaw, Principal
Dear Brookwood families,
We just want to take a moment to thank you for your unwavering support and partnership with the staff of Brookwood. Working together we will continue to ensure our students have a remarkable educational experience.
This winter has delivered some extremely cold and frigid weather. It is important that students dress warm and appropriate for the weather. When the weather is or wind-chill is below zero, students will stay in for recess. Please make sure you check the weather daily to make sure school open on extremely cold and snowy days.
We are really excited about our music program tomorrow, Tuesday, February 24, 2015. The program will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. Students need to arrive between 6:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. The dress attire is dress up or "Sunday's Best." If your schedule permits, we would love for our families to stay for the entire show. The show should not last no longer than an hour.
BIBLE CLUB – MONDAY MARCH 2
Because of the half day on March 3rd, Bible Club will be on Monday March 2 from 3:55pm – 4:40pm. Thanks!
REACH DAY - MARCH 3RD - HALF DAY
STUDENTS DISMISSED AT 12:13PM
CHERRY STREET DENTAL
March 3 and March 4, 2015
CARNIVAL – MARCH 13
24 Brookwood Music Program
24 5th grade go to Symphony
24 Bible Club 3:55pm
25 4th grade trip to Lansing
2 Bible Club
3 Cherry Street Dental
4 Cherry Street Dental
5 ASD Bowling 9:30am - 12
10 Bible Club
10 PTC Meeting – 6:30pm
11 3rd grade Wax Museum
12 ASD Bowling 9:30am – 12
13 Brookwood Carnival
17 Bible Club
18 5th grade Middle School Visitation
20 Popcorn Friday – 25 cents
24 Bible Club
24 Parent Middle School Visitation 6:30p
25 4th grade Lansing Trip
26 ASD Bowling 9:30am – 12p
30 Conferences 4pm – 9pm
31 Conferences 1pm – 9pm
Half Day – Dismiss at 12:13pm
1 Half Day – Dismiss at 12:13pm
2 Half Day – Dismiss at 12:13pm
Spring Break – April 3 – April 10
School resumes on April 13
Kentwood Bus Drivers Needed!
Have you ever thought about driving a bus? Have you ever wanted to get paid to take your kids to school? Kentwood Public Schools is hiring part time substitute bus drivers. Flexible hours, great pay and summers off. Must be 21 years of age, good driving record and able to satisfy state mandates for bus drivers. Necessary training for CDL licenses paid for by Kentwood Schools. Apply online @ Kentwoodps.org
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 at 7:00 PM
• 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.
DRIVER EDUCATION (SEGMENT 1) - East Kentwood High School will be offering Driver Education to eligible students this summer. Two sessions are available, Session 1 from June 15 – July 2 and Session 2 from July 7 – July 24. The fee is $340.00 (Segment 2 is included in this fee). Enrollment forms will are available in offices at EKHS, EKFC and the Middle Schools.
If you have any questions please call Mrs. Ana VanBraght @ 616-871-1033
There will be two student/parent information meetings offered. The dates are:Tuesday, May 5 and Thursday May 7 at 7:00 pm in the East Kentwood Freshman Campus Cafeteria. You may attend either date. THIS MEETING IS REQUIRED
It is that time of year; ice cold temperatures and minimal sunshine often lead to a decrease in physical activity and in increase in energy levels. Here are some family fun activities to keep your blood flowing:
-Chores can be a workout (turn picking up into a game of basketball)
-Blow up some balloons and play “keep it off the floor”
-Turn some empty water bottles into a game of bowling
-Bundle up and enjoy Michigan winter with a long, scenic stroll
-Take the family sledding (Pinery Park and Johnson Park are both located in Wyoming, close to home)
-Ice Skating (Rosa Parks Circle $1.00 and free skate rentals)
-A stroll through John Ball Zoo is free for the month of February!
-A little summer fun in Kentwood’s very own Aquatics Center details: http://www.kentwoodps.org/communityfacilities/aquaticscenter/hoursratesandrules/