BROOKWOOD BOBCATS

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

 

Dear Brookwood families,

 

We just want to take a moment to thank you for your unwavering support and partnership with the staff of Brookwood.  Working together we will continue to ensure our students have a remarkable educational experience.

 

This winter has delivered some extremely cold and frigid weather. It is important that students dress warm and appropriate for the weather. When the weather is or wind-chill is below zero, students will stay in for recess.  Please make sure you check the weather daily to make sure school open on extremely cold and snowy days.

 

We are really excited about our music program tomorrow, Tuesday, February 24, 2015.  The program will start promptly at 6:30 p.m.   Students need to arrive between 6:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. The dress attire is dress up or "Sunday's Best."   If your schedule permits, we would love for our families to stay for the entire show.  The show should not last no longer than an hour.  

 

Thank You

Mr. Bradshaw

 

BIBLE CLUB – MONDAY MARCH 2

Because of the half day on March 3rd, Bible Club will be on Monday March 2 from 3:55pm – 4:40pm.  Thanks!

 REACH DAY - MARCH 3RD - HALF DAY

STUDENTS DISMISSED AT 12:13PM

 CHERRY STREET DENTAL

March 3 and March 4, 2015

 CARNIVAL – MARCH 13

LOOKING AHEAD­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

 February

24           Brookwood Music Program

24           5th grade go to Symphony

24           Bible Club 3:55pm

25           4th grade trip to Lansing

March

2             Bible Club

3             Cherry Street Dental

4             Cherry Street Dental

5             ASD Bowling 9:30am - 12

10           Bible Club

10           PTC Meeting – 6:30pm

11           3rd grade Wax Museum

12           ASD Bowling 9:30am – 12

13           Brookwood Carnival

17           Bible Club

18           5th grade Middle School Visitation

20           Popcorn Friday – 25 cents

24           Bible Club

24           Parent Middle School Visitation 6:30p

25           4th grade Lansing Trip

26           ASD Bowling 9:30am – 12p

30           Conferences 4pm – 9pm

31           Conferences 1pm – 9pm

                Half Day – Dismiss at 12:13pm

April

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

 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 

 

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 25 or

Thursday, February 26 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 30, 2015.

Note: application process details will be

explained at the informational meetings in February.

DRIVER EDUCATION (SEGMENT 1)  -  East Kentwood High School  will be offering Driver Education to eligible students this summer.  Two sessions are available, Session 1 from June 15 – July 2 and Session 2 from July 7 – July 24.  The fee is $340.00 (Segment 2 is included in this fee).  Enrollment forms will are available in offices at EKHS, EKFC and the Middle Schools.

 

If you have any questions please call Mrs. Ana VanBraght @ 616-871-1033

 

 There will be two student/parent information meetings offered.  The dates are: Tuesday, May 5 and Thursday May 7 at 7:00 pm in the East Kentwood Freshman Campus Cafeteria.  You may attend either date.  THIS MEETING IS REQUIRED

 

Counselor Corner

It is that time of year; ice cold temperatures and minimal sunshine often lead to a decrease in physical activity and in increase in energy levels. Here are some family fun activities to keep your blood flowing:

 

Home:

                -Chores can be a workout (turn picking up into a game of basketball)

                -Blow up some balloons and play “keep it off the floor”

                -Turn some empty water bottles into a game of bowling

                -Bundle up and enjoy Michigan winter with a long, scenic stroll

               

Community:

-Take the family sledding (Pinery Park and Johnson Park are both located in Wyoming, close to home)

-Ice Skating (Rosa Parks Circle $1.00 and free skate rentals)

-A stroll through John Ball Zoo is free for the month of February!

 

-A little summer fun in Kentwood’s very own Aquatics Center details: http://www.kentwoodps.org/communityfacilities/aquaticscenter/hoursratesandrules/