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

 My dearest Brookwood Families,


My dearest Brookwood Families,



Please mark your calendar.  Our goal every year is to conference with 100% of our families. We want to celebrate and highlight their accomplishments and partner with families to address any concerns.  We are looking forward to conferencing with you.


Spring Testing is coming soon.  The new assessment called the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress, or M-STEP will begin when we return from Spring Break. The testing window for the new assessment is much longer than the MEAP and will be taken on computers instead of paper pencil, below is the assessment windows:


5th Grade: Monday, April 13 - Friday, May 1 4th Grade: Monday, April 27 - Friday, May 15 3rd Grade: Monday, May 18 – Friday, June 5


It is critical that all students in grades 3-5 are assessed during these times. Please make sure to refrain from traveling and/or making appointment during your child’s assessment window.


As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with concerns or compliments.  Have a super week.




Mr. Bradshaw & The Brookwood Staff 


LOOKING AHEAD­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­


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

Attention Everyone!  Book Fair!


It is that time again!  Book Fair is coming to Brookwood. Scholastic Book Fairs Spring Fair "UNDER THE SEA" will be here at Brookwood March 30 to April 1, 2015. Please make plans to support your Media Center and Brookwood students on the following dates:


Monday, March 30th   4pm - 9pm


Tuesday, March 31st  1pm - 9pm


Wednesday April 1st   10:30am - 12:30pm (During School hours).


For further information, please call Brookwood at (616) 455-0030 ext 22223. We also encourage any parents who want to volunteer to please do so. It is going to be a great event, and we look forward to your support!


Kindergarten Registration

Thursday, April 16, 2015

7:00pm at Brookwood

 Please call Brookwood at 455-0030 with any questions you may have.

 KPS News: The Kentwood Public Schools Board of Education approved asking the voters for an extension and a renewal on two ballot initiatives that will NOT increase the current tax rate. Please see the attached Bond Vote Facts Sheet for details regarding the proposals. The vote will take place on May 5, 2015. If you would like more information regarding these proposals, we have scheduled three community forums to answer any questions.

Tuesday April 14, 7:00 p.m. @ Administration Office Board Room Wednesday April 22, 6:00 p.m. @ East Kentwood High School cafeteria

 April 30, 9:00 a.m. @ Administration Office Board Room

City of Kentwood Feedback:

 Kentwood Mayor Kepley has asked that we send out this survey link to gather input from citizens on services provided by the city of Kentwood. You must be a Kentwood resident to complete the survey. The purpose of this survey is to determine the city services that are most important to you and how to best communicate with the residents. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. At the end, you can enter a drawing to win one of several prizes. Below is the link to the survey:

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 @  or call 698-7007.




Saturday March 28, 2015 12:00pm – 1:30pm The KPS Aquatics Center (aka The Pool) ? Entrance “K”.  Please join us at YOUR KPS Aquatics Center for the 5th annual Easter Egg Hunt. Children from ages 0-4 years old will be in the Splash Pool at 12:15pm and Children 5 years old and up will be in the Warm Water Pool at about 12:30pm. Kids will collect eggs in the pool and turn them in to redeem prizes. Pool staff will be holding a registration drive for Learn-to-Swim, Fitness and American Red Cross safety courses. No cost for participating.

 Counselor Corner

Save, Spend, Share

Learning the value of money at an early age helps kids learn to be responsible and mindful so they become financially secure and independent in their future!

A fun way to practice this is to create a Saving, Spending, Sharing bank at home!

Each family member could have a set or one for the decide what works for you!


Choose three (3) recyclable plastic containers with tops (peanut butter, cottage cheese, etc.)

Decorate using paper, foam pieces, buttons, etc. 

Write: "Save" "Spend" "Share"; one of each

Discuss the importance of each concept and develop goals for each container.


Saving is for things that require patience and delayed gratification (outings, gaming systems, DVD's, vacations, special shoes or clothes, etc.).  This helps kids understand that it takes planning and sacrifice to save up for things we want.


Spending is for things that are purchased on a weekly (or so) basis (books, snacks, groceries,

school supplies, etc.) This helps kids understand how costly daily life can be, and the importance of making choices with our money.



Sharing is for giving to others who are less fortunate than we are (gift card to Meijer or a restaurant for a family member or friend, etc.)  This helps kids develop compassion and experience the joy it brings to oneself and others to assist someone in need.