5465 KALAMAZOO AVE, KENTWOOD MI 49503
PHONE: 455-0030 FAX: 455-5778
Mr. Bradshaw, Principal
Dear Brookwood families,
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 child in need, please come into school and take a suggestion tag off the tree. 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 Wednesday, December 18. Please wrap the gift and attach the tag to the gift.
9 Boy Scouts – 6:30
10 Bible Club – 3:45
12 Kid’s Hope Christmas Party
13 Popcorn Friday - .25 a bag
16 Boy Scouts – 6:30
17 Bible Club – 3:45
17 Girl Scouts – 7:00
19 Brookwood Holiday Party 1-3
Christmas Break – December 23 – Jan. 3.
School Resumes on January 6.
Advance Notice: No School Monday, January 20, 2014
Brookwood Family Fun & Swim Night
Please mark your calendars for Friday, January 24, 2014 for a fun night at the EK Aquatic Center. More details to come.
(The December 20 Fun Night has been cancelled)
Remember to dress warmly for the playground!! All students will be going outside unless we have a written doctor’s note. Fresh air is good for the children.
HOLIDAY OPEN SKATE
Kentwood Ice Arena located behind East
Kentwood High School will be open for
skating on Dec. 23, 26, 27 & 30, Jan. 2 & 3
from 11:30-1:00. The cost is $4 for adults,
$3 for students and $2 for skate rental.
Kids 5 and under skate free.
Upon entering Brookwood Elementary, all
visitors must immediately stop into the
office. The office staff will request you to
sign in and secure a visitor's badge which
needs to be visible at all times while you are
in the building. Please be sure that you have
secured all your paperwork (Volunteer
Consent Form) to be approved for a
volunteer role in the building. Your visitor's
badge will need to be returned to the office
when you sign out.
Popcorn Dates: Popcorn = .25 Cents a Bag
December 13, 2013
January 10, 2014
January 31, 2014
February 21, 2014
March 7, 2014
March 28, 2014
April 18, 2014
May 9, 2014
May 30, 2014
All of the following can be accessed by calling: United Way: phone number: 211
Requirements: Bring a valid picture ID, Children’s’ ID (Birth certificates or immunization proof), and proof of income (check stub, medicaid, or bridge card)
Toys for Tots (Birth to 15 yrs old) and Christmas Baskets (before Nov 27)
John Knox: homes East of Eastern
4150 Kalamazoo 616-455-9411
Apply Tuesdays: 12-2 and 3-6 pm
Toys for Tots (Birth to 15 years old)
Byron Community Ministries: homes South of 60th
8250 Byron Creek Drive 616-878-6000
Apply Mondays 3-6 pm and Wednesdays 11-2 pm
Santa Claus Girls (ages 1-12 yrs old) 1-800-806-7496
Gifts delivered on the Saturday before Christmas
IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION OF SCHOOL DELAY and CLOSING
In the event of a two hour delay:
• Watch TV for Kentwood Public School District to be on a 2 hour delay or cancellation.
• If it is 2 hour delay, the start time will be at 10:57 AM. Bus times will reflect the same 2 hour delay. If a child goes to the bus stop at 8:25, then their new time will be 10:25 and so on.
• School can be cancelled after a 2 hour delay has been called. Be sure to watch for further notice.
In the event of a school closing:
• All practices and rehearsals are cancelled. A decision will be made at 1:00 PM regarding contests and evening programs.
• There is no transportation to other districts.
• Childcare is provided for those families already participating in the Kentwood Community Education program.
• Parents should listen to local radio and television stations for an announcement for Kentwood Public Schools. Please do not call the school office, as we are closed too.
Due to these tough economic times, many families have struggled to make ends meet. Streams of Hope is a local food pantry serving the needs of our local Kentwood residents. Below is more information:
Streams of Hope Food Center opened its doors to the public on July 1. We are located at 280 60th St SE, just east of Townline Elementary School. We serve the area from 52nd St south to 76th St. and from US-131 east to Kalamazoo Ave. We are open to the public Tuesday evening from 5-8, Thursday AM from 11-1, and the third Saturday from 10-12 in the morning. Please bring driver's license or state ID card along with current proof of address and the social security number of each household member.
If you need further information, please contact Bob at Streams of Hope.
Streams of Hope - Bob Storteboom
280 60th Street SE