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


Dear Brookwood families,

"The weather outside is frightful and the snow is so delightful..." and winter- like weather has arrived.  At Brookwood we embrace the snow and winter.  We want our students to enjoy the elements of winter.   Please be sure that students are dressed appropriately for the snow.

 Students may only play in the snow if they have snow pants.   Students that do not have on snow pants will have recess on the blacktop.

 Parents, many of you noticed during conferences the amazing art work on the walls.  If you have not noticed, please stop by and see the work our students have created.   We have a super art teacher.  Mr. Schorr does an amazing job keeping our building beautiful with students art work.

 We want our Brookwood families to know we are thankful for you.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break.

 Mr. Bradshaw and the Brookwood Staff



Wednesday, November 26

Wednesday, December 3

                                                                                                               All Brookwood Parents

You are invited to attend the next Brookwood PTC Meeting

Tuesday, December 9 at 6:30pm in the Media Center.  Hope to see you there!


Christmas Break

December 22 – January 2

School Resumes January 5, 2015

LOOKING AHEAD­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­


25                           3rd grade Field trip

25                           Bible Club

26                           Half Day – dismiss at 12:13pm

27-28                    Thanksgiving Break-no school


1                             Santa Secret Shop

2                             Santa Secret Shop

2                             Bible Club 3:55pm

3                             Santa Secret Shop

3                             Half Day – REACH Day

4                             Santa Secret Shop

5                             Popcorn Friday 25 Cents

8                             5th grade Parent Meeting

                                Reproductive Health Meeting

                                6pm at Glenwood Elementary

9                             Bible Club 3:55pm

9                             PTC Meeting 6:30pm

11                           Kids Hope USA Christmas

                                Party at Princeton CRC

16                           Bible Club 3:55pm

18                           Holiday Party

19                           Popcorn Friday 25 Cents

 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 Friday, December 12. Please wrap the gift and attach the tag to the gift.



  School Closing/Delay Information

A possible two-hour delay or closing of school due to inclement weather is a difficult decision and is always based on student’s safety.  Whenever conditions warrant the delay or closing of school, parents are asked to monitor the local television and radio stations beginning at 6:00 AM.  Every attempt is made to have the information broadcast no later than 6:30 AM. 

In the event of a two-hour delay:

• Buses will pick students up two hours later

than normal.

• All classes will start two hours later than


• Those students who are transported to

other districts or KISD for special

programs will also be delayed two hours.

Parents may choose to transport these

students if an earlier arrival is desired.

• No morning breakfast programs will be


• ARCH and childcare programs will be


• Student drop off for breakfast is 10:40


• Student drop off to playground is 10:45


• School will start at 10:57 AM.

• Lunch will be provided at the usual times.

 In the event of a school closing:

• ARCH, practices and rehearsals are

cancelled. A decision will be made at 1:00

PM regarding contests and evening


• 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: B93.7, WGRD AM &



You are looking for Kentwood Public Schools (not Brookwood)

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,

 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.