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





Dear Families,


Bring your Father's to school day was an amazing event.  Many of our fabulous fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brother and mentors were present to support Brookwood students.  This was an amazing event.  Our guest speakers, Reggie Jordan, former NBA player and Vincent Jennings Jr., boxing champion shared very positive and uplifting messages to our fathers and students.  Thanks Dad's and remember, "There are only two types of Father's, Brookwood Father's and those who wish they were"!


As a community we must capitalize on all opportunities to keep our school and children safe.  At Brookwood, safety is our top priority.  Realizing this, please make sure your child does not bring toy guns or knives to school.  State laws have very firm and stern rules for guns and knives, even when they are clear toys and fake.  We need your help monitoring your children's toys and making sure they stay at home.  With Halloween on Friday, we do not allow toy weapons with costumes.  Our policy is zero tolerance for any weapons.   Thanks for your support.


Mr. Bradshaw


Fall Festival Schedule for Friday Oct 31

 10:15 – 10:40   Costume Parade

10:40 – 11:00  All School Recess

11:00 – 12:00  Harvest Festival Party



October 31 is fast approaching. Our students will parade through the building at 10:15 AM, and classroom parties will follow. This is also a REACH day and students will be dismissed

at 12:13 PM. We would like to pass along a few helpful reminders for helping you and your child decide on a costume.

• Keep costumes simple and be creative.

• Students may wear their costumes to school.

• Our school rules do not allow weapons,

(real or pretend), plastic guns, knives, etc.,

and should not be brought to school.

• We are discouraging any theme of



LOOKING AHEAD­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­


28                           Bible Club

29                           5th grade swimming – 12:15

30                           5th grade Chicago Parent Mtg

30                           Kids Hope Fall Party – 3:55pm

31                           HALF DAY – STUDENTS

                              DISMISS AT 12:13

31                           Harvest Festival


4                             5th grade Field Trip

4                             Bible Club – 3:55pm – 4:40pm

4                             3rd grade Mackinac Trip

                                Information mtg 6pm

5                             BBop Assembly 11am

7                             Popcorn Friday – 25 cents

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

 Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 10:  4pm – 8:30pm

November 12:  1pm – 8:30pm

Additional information will be coming home soon.




      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!


Absent Reminder

If your child will be tardy or absent, please call the office at 455-0030 ext 22501 or press #1.  You can leave a message any time of the day or night.  Here are a few reminders:

 *Please make sure the office has up-to-date phone numbers

*Voice mails are cleared so that messages can be left

*When signing in your child, please put down the first and last name of the student

 Counselor Corner


Here are suggestions that will help your child get off to a GREAT START this school year.


v  Consistent bedtime and morning routine:  Elementary age children need 10-11 hours of sleep each night.  By 7:30 start them on a bedtime routine which may include bath, books, and snuggling before lights out at 8:30.  Mornings will go more smoothly if clothes and backpacks are organized the night before.

v  Consistent school attendance:  Being on time for the bus and school is an important skill to learn.  Coming to school every day, unless illness prevents it, reinforces the importance of education.  Making sure materials for class are gathered and ready helps develop responsibility and self-direction.  All of these are important life skills that we want to reinforce in our children.

v  Consistent family time:  Try to have at least one meal together, around a table with the television off.  This can be a time to connect with family members and teach children the art of social conversation.



Children need structure and routine in their lives to feel secure, stay healthy, and learn responsibility.  Being consistent with simple routines is an important goal to work towards.  It is especially important to maintain these routines if your child has two homes.