PHONE: 455-0030    FAX: 455-5778
Mr. Bradshaw, Principal


 Brookwood Families,


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Happy Principal’s Week!

Kentwood Public Schools Board of Education has proclaimed February 8 through Friday, February 12, 2016 as Principals’ Week.  We would like to thank Principal Lorenzo Bradshaw for his dedication, commitment, leadership, and care for the Brookwood students, staff, and families.

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9             5th grade Swimming at 12:15pm

9             Bible Club – 3:55

9             PTC Meeting – 6:30

10           Count Day

11           ASD Bowling – 9:15

12           Half Day – Dismiss at 12:13pm

12           Holiday Party

15           No School

16           No School

17           Bible Club – 3:55

                **please note the day change**

18           ASD Bowling – 9:15

20           Jump Rope for Heart 9-11 at


23           5th grade to GR Symphony

23           Bible Club – 3:55

24           Black History  Program 6:00pm

                At EKHS

25           ASD Bowling – 9:15


Spring Testing

The Michigan Department of Education Spring testing window for grades 3-5 is from April 11 through May 27.  Please refrain from traveling and/or making appointments during this time:

 3rd Grade Testing: April – May 13

4th Grade Testing: May 9 – May 27

5th Grade Testing: April 11 – April 29

 Brookwood Dress Up Days

February 19 – Sports Day

March 25 – Pajama Day

April 22 – Crazy Hair Day

May 27 – Sweet Treat Day(provided by student council)

Jump Rope for Heart

Huge Jump Rope Party

What: Jump Rope for Heart

Time: 9:00-11:00 When: Saturday Feb. 20, 2016 Where: East Kentwood High School -Guest Appearances made by “Freddy” Falcon, “Crash” the River Rascal, “Griff”, and “Buster” Bronco.



Valentine Parties and Mid-Winter Break…

Friday, February 12, 2016 is a HALF DAY of school due to teacher training in the afternoon.  School will be dismissed at 12:13pm.  There will be an all school recess from 10:40am – 11:00am and the Valentine Party start at 11:00am and end at 12:00pm.


There is NO SCHOOL for all KPS students on Monday and Tuesday, February 15 & 16 due to Mid-Winter Break.

2016 District Multi Cultural Event

“Rise Up!”

Wednesday, February 24

East Kentwood High School


The annual district Multi Cultural event “Rise Up!” will be held at East Kentwood High School on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.


Brookwood’s Carnival Night is March 18, 2016.  We are looking for volunteers to help make this night a big success. If are willing to help, please call Ms. Beth in the office – 616-455-0030.


Thank you to everyone that volunteered and participated in Science Night.  What an awesome night.  Thanks to Mr. Jongekrijg for doing such a great job of organizing. 


Outdoor Recess: All children are expected to go outdoors for recess except during below zero wind chill temperatures. Our policy is that if a child is well enough to be in school, he/she is well enough to go outside. However, if for health reasons a child must remain inside for recess, a written doctor’s statement is necessary for them to stay inside.

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 24 or

Thursday, February 25 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 28, 2016.

Note: application process details will be

explained at the informational meetings in February.

Cyber Safety Tips

Children use a variety of online services, and each of these services can have different safety concerns. However, there are some basic tips which you can employ no matter how your children use the Internet.  

·  Keep the computer in a high-traffic area of your home.

·  Establish limits for which online sites children may visit and for how long.

·  Remember that Internet technology can be mobile, so make sure to monitor cell phones, gaming devices, and laptops.

·  Surf the Internet with your children and let them show you what they like to do online.

·  Know who is connecting with your children online and set rules for social networking, instant messaging, e-mailing, online gaming, and using webcams.

·  Continually dialogue with your children about online safety.