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




24           Bible Club

24           Girls Scouts – 6:30pm

25           HALF DAY OF SCHOOL

                Dismiss at 12:13pm

26           Thanksgiving Break

27           Thanksgiving Break


1              Bible Club

2              Santa Secret Shop

3              Santa Secret Shop

3              Boy Scouts 6:00

4              Santa Secret Shop

8              Bible Club

8              PTC Meeting 6:30

8              Girl Scouts 6:30

9              HALF DAY OF SCHOOL

10           Boy Scouts 6:00

12           Kentwood Ice Arena

                11AM – 12pm – free skate

                $25 deposit for equipment

                (will get back when equipment is


Absent Reminder

 If your child will be tardy or absent, please be sure and call the office at 455-0030!  This is for your child’s safety.  We want to be sure all our students are accounted for if they are not in class.  Also, please be sure we have a current home, work, and emergency phone numbers in case we need to reach you.


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 Brookwood Family member in need, please come into school and take a suggestion tag off the tree.  The tree will be up during Parent/Teacher conferences. 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 11, 2015. Please wrap the gift and attach the tag to the gift.








Thank you to our PTC (Parent/Teacher Committee) for making the teachers a delish dinner during Parent/Teacher conferences.



Counselors Corner

Holiday Assistance

All of the following can be accessed by calling:  United Way Phone Number 211

RequirementsBring a valid picture ID, Children’s ID (Birth Certificate or proof of Immunization), and proof of income (check stub, Medicaid, or bridge card)


Toys For Tots:  (Birth to 15 years)

John Knox:  homes East of Eastern

4150 Kalamazoo  616-455-9411

Apply:  M, W, F 10-2pm, or Thursday 6-8pm


Toys for Tots: (Birth to 15 years)

Byron Center Community Ministries:  homes South of 60th

8250 Byron Creek Drive  616 878-6000

Apply:  Mondays 3-5:30pm and Wednesdays 11-1:30pm

*Families need to apply before the end of November


Santa Claus Girls: (12 years and younger)

Apply:  616 957-7335 or online:

Registration Deadline:  December 17

Gifts delivered on December 19, 2015



Food Pantries


Streams of Hope

4150 Kalamazoo Ave SE  616 455-9411

The Pantry is OPEN:  Mon, Wed, Fri from 10-2pm, Thursday 6-8 pm


Streams of Hope

3718 Eastern Ave SE  616 532-6341


The Pantry is OPEN:  Tuesday and Thursday 6-8pm, Thursday 11-1pm