5465 KALAMAZOO AVE, KENTWOOD MI 49503
PHONE: 455-0030 FAX: 455-5778
Mr. Bradshaw, Principal
Parent/Teacher conferences are planned for next week Monday, November 10 (4pm-8:30pm) & Wednesday, November 12 (1pm – 8:30pm) this is a wonderful opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher to find out how they are progressing and to learn ways to better support them. We strive to have 100% of our families attend Parent/Teacher conferences. I look forward to seeing you at Brookwood during this time.
10 Conferences – 4 – 8:30pm
11 Bible Club – 3:55pm – 4:40pm
11 PTC Mtg – 6:30pm
12 Half Day – dismiss at 12:13pm
12 Conferences – 1pm – 8:30pm
13 Half Day – dismiss at 12:13pm
14 Half Day – dismiss at 12:13pm
18 Bible Club
25 3rd grade Field trip
25 Bible Club
26 Half Day – dismiss at 12:13pm
27-28 Thanksgiving Break-no school
Santa Secret Shop will be held:
Monday Dec. 1 – Thursday Dec. 4
STUDENTS DISMISSED AT 12:13PM
Weds., November 12
Thurs., November 13
Friday, November 14
Brookwood Book Fair!
My name is Carmelita Young, and I am the new Media Clerk here at Brookwood. It has been a joy to work with all of your students this year so far. I just wanted to let you know that it is that time of the year again! BOOK FAIR is coming to Brookwood!! This wonderful event will be held during our conference times Monday, November 10 from 4pm - 8:30pm and Wednesday November 12 1pm - 8:30pm. A flyer will be going home soon to let you know what to expect this year. We are also in need of a few volunteers. Please contact the office or myself at 616-455-0030. I look forward to seeing all of you there!
Brookwood Elementary staff and students would like to thank all the dads, grandfathers, uncles, and special people in your child’s life for coming to Breakfast with Dads! It was awesome to see the gymnasium filled with so many students and their positive male figures!
All Brookwood Parents
You are invited to attend the next Brookwood PTC Meeting
Tuesday, November 11 at 6:30pm in the Media Center. Hope to see you there!
Be Aware! Video Games Impact Behavior and Learning
Again and again, studies have shown that kids who “play violent video games for extended periods of time:
- Tend to be more aggressive
- Are more prone to confrontation with their teachers
- May engage in fights with their peers
- See a decline in school achievements
Research states that playing video games may increase aggressive behavior because violent acts are continually repeated throughout the video game. This method of repetition has long been considered an effective teaching method in reinforcing learning patterns. Also, “players who had prior experience playing violent video games responded with an increased level of aggression when they encountered confrontation.”
Please give your child the best chances for future success by enforcing good parenting strategies, such as:
- Know the rating of the video games your child plays (ONLY E and EC; not T, M, AO)
- Do not install video game equipment or television in your child's bedroom.
- Set limits on how often and how long your child is allowed to play video games.
- Monitor all of your child's media consumption -- video games, television, movies and Internet.
- Supervise your child's Internet use -- there are now many "video games" available for playing online.
- Take the time to discuss with your children the games they are playing or other media they are watching. Ask your children how they feel about what they observe in these video games, television programs or movies. This is an opportunity to share your feelings and grow closer with your child.
- Share with other parents’ information about certain games or ideas for helping each other in parenting.
INTERNET SAFETY TIPS FOR PARENTS
With technology becoming an everyday experience for children, it is important to make sure that children are using the computer in a way that keeps them safe. Here are some simple tips to keep your child protected from online predators and bullies.
- Keep the computer in an open location such as a living room, not the child’s bedroom.
- Set clear expectation for your child based on their age and maturity.
- Instruct your child not to give out personal information to anyone online.
- Remind your child that people who they meet online may not be who they say they are. Protect your child by instructing them to never agree to meet anyone they have met online.
For more safety tips you may go to: www.netsmartz.org