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


Dear Families,


A special thank you to the Brookwood families for your continued support as we work in partnership to provide an exceptional education for our students.  I have one final request from all Brookwood families.  Please take a moment to complete the family survey.  We welcome your feedback, comments and compliments.  Thank you for granting this request consideration. Here is the link


The staff would also like to thank the Brookwood PTC for their commitment to our staff and students.  There is plenty room for you to join next year.  I look forward to seeing you next year. 


We still have a few slots available in summer school and ARCH.  Please feel free to contact Ms. Beth if you’re interested.


Lastly, know that even with only 3 weeks of school remaining, if I can support you in any way, do not hesitate to contact me. 


Mr. Bradshaw


Mark your Calendars

The Celebration of Learning and School Picnic is Thursday, May 26, during your child’s lunch time. 

 Lunch Schedule


11:45-12:20      Young 5’s, Kinder, and 5th gr

 12:00 – 12:35   1st and 3rd grade

 12:15 – 12:50   2nd and 4th grade


LOOKING AHEAD­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­


17           5th grade Parent Meeting 6:30pm

18           ASD Swimming – 12:45pm

19           5th grade Chicago Field Trip

26           Celebration of Learning/All School


27           Sweet Treat Dress up Friday

30           Memorial Day – No School

31           All School Skating Party 6pm – 8pm

                Kentwood Fun Spot (more details to



1             1st grade Field Trip – 9:30

2             5th grade Field Day at Crestwood

7             3rd grade Mackinac Island Field Trip

8             All School Field Day

9             Kindergarten Graduation 3pm

9             5th grade Graduation 6:30pm

10           Last Day of School – Half Day


Lost & Found: All clothing and other items must be claimed by Friday, June 10.

Unclaimed items will be donated to charity.

 Medications: All medication must be picked up by an adult by Friday, June 10. All leftover medications will be properly disposed of.


Memorial Day Holiday



Box Tops will continue to be collected until Friday June3.   Please save box tops in the summer for submission at the beginning of the year. Ziploc bags will be sent home with your child on June 10.  We made $1,500 from Box Tops this year and our goal for next year will be $1,800.




 Will be on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Bowen Elementary School.  All children entering kindergarten next fall must have their hearing and vision checked. The Kent County Health Department will be screening children on Thursday, May 19 at Bowen Elementary.

Times and location are listed below.

 Bowen Elementary School 4483 Kalamazoo Ave. Kentwood, MI 49508

 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 – 3:00 PM.

 You may of course have your own family doctor do the testing.

 It is extremely important that when your child is late, pass 8:55am, that you come into the office to sign them in.  When a child is not signed in, they will be considered absent for the day.  Thank you!



Did you know? Students can experience learning loss when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer months.

Stay Engaged: Encourage reading all summer long. Visit the local library and help your child put together a summer reading list. Celebrate each time he or she finishes a book, this will encourage them to complete the list by the time the Summer ends.

Be Creative: Summer is the perfect time to let your child’s imagination run wild and stimulate creativity. provides resources for arts and crafts projects that will keep children engaged and their minds active while having fun.


Set Rules: Set some rules over the summer break for watching TV, playing video games, and spending time on the computer. Talk with your child and determine a time limit for each day. The current recommendation is up to 1-2 hours daily and no more than 8 hours per week. This will free up their time to be more active and play outside. Get kids involved in planning their activities. Have them come up with a list of their favorite activities and post it on the refrigerator. Have him check off an activity, each time it is done.