BROOKWOOD BOBCATS

5465 KALAMAZOO AVE, KENTWOOD MI 49503
PHONE: 455-0030    FAX: 455-5778
Mr. Bradshaw, Principal

 

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2015-2016 School Year

We are in the process of planning for next school year.  We are confident that teachers will make the best decision for your child's placement next year.  In addition to teacher recommendation, we will offer families the opportunity to provide insight or recommendations for the 2015-2016 school year.  Please submit your recommendation by Tuesday May 5, 2015.   We cannot guarantee all request will be honored, however with teacher input we will do the best we can.  Thanks. 

 

M-STEP

Spring Testing has started.  The new assessment called the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress, or M-STEP.  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:

 

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.

 

Talent Show

Brookwood Talent Show is Wednesday, May 27 at 2:45pm. 

 LOOKING AHEAD­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

 April

30           4th grade field trip – Mrs. VanVliet

30           5th grade Chicago Trip Parent Mtg  6:30pm

May

1             Popcorn Day

7             5th grade trip to Chicago

12           PTC Meeting 6:30pm

13           Celebration of Learning and

                School Picnic

13           ASD Swimming 12:30

14           4th grade field trip

14           KHUSA end of the year party

19           5th grade field trip

20           Kindergarten field trip

22           Popcorn Day

25           NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day

27           Talent Show – 2:45pm

28           5th grade Field Day

28           1st grade field trip

June

2             3rd grade trip to Mackinaw Island

3             All School Field Day

4             5th grade Graduation

 

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.  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

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 @   Kentwoodps.org  or call 698-7007.

 

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 family...you 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.