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                                                           PTA MEETINGS, 2014-2015                                                                                                                          PTA MEMBERSHIP                                                                                                            

 

Don’t miss the next PTA Meeting on November 11th at 6:00pm.  This meeting will be held prior to Open House.  We will meet in the Brookwood Cafeteria and childcare will be provided.  

 
PTA Regular Association Meetings:
  • November 11, 6:00pm (followed by Open House)
  • Jan. 20, 12 noon (lunch provided)
  • March 24, 6:30pm
  • May 19, 3:30pm


LUNCH WITH DADS, GRANDFATHERS, AND SPECIAL SOMEONES
 
Dads, grandfathers, and other special someone's are invited to join your children for lunch.  Bring in a lunch or buy in the cafeteria.  PTA will provide the dessert for you to share with your children.

Kindergarten & 1st Grade - Oct. 27th - Oct. 31st
2nd and 5th Grade - Nov. 5th - 7th
3rd and 4th Grade - Nov. 17th - 21st

Sandra Poole, Volunteer Coordinator, parentinvolvement@brookwoodpta.com
 

 WATCH D.O.G.S.
 

Hey Brookwood Dads!  WE are excited to start our 2nd year of the WATCH D.O.G.S. program.  Watch D.O.G.S. (Dad's of Great Students) is a program where dads, grandfathers, uncles and other male role models contribute for a half day on campus.  This is a great opportunity to spend time with your student(s) and inspire other students without a father-figure in the home.  

So far we have over 50 male role models signed up this year with plenty more spots available to help make a difference in a Brookwood child's day.  For more info go to http://www.brookwoodpta.com/committees/watchdogs or contact our Watch D.O.G.S. coordinator, Johnny Gonzales, at watchdogs@brookwoodpta.com
      

BOX TOPS COLLECTION UNDERWAY

The new school year is underway and so is the Box Tops For  
 Education collection.  Each semester, the grade level class that
 collects the most Box Tops will receive a special treats.

To participate in this friendly competition:
 
1. Put a zip bag in a kitchen drawer and mark it with the name of your teacher.

2.  Start looking carefully at ALL of your food containers and office products before you recycle or throw them away.  ALWAYS cut off “Box Tops for Education” and put them in the bag.  (Important: Please trim them neatly!)

3.  Bring the bag of Box Tops to school every month and put them in the Box Tops display in the front hall near the trophy case.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO COUNT THEM – JUST SAVE THEM!!
 
Ask your grandparents, neighbors, family and friends to help you save.  All of the money collected will benefit Brookwood.  Last year we collected over $1,500.  I can’t wait to see how much we can raise this year!
 
Jayme Sanchez, Corporate Sponsorship Chair,  corpsponsor@brookwoodpta.com


 
 




 
 
PTA NEEDS 50 MORE MEMBERS TO REACH OUR GOAL!  Then, the kids will get a fun popsicle party.

How can you help? JOIN PTA.  Get your spouse to join or ask a family member to join.  Dues are $7.50 per person. 

Audra Olson, Membership Chair, membership@brookwoodpta.com


RED RIBBON WEEK


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Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country.  The National Family Partnership organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign  in 1988. Since that time, the campaign has reached millions of U.S. children.  Red Ribbon Week is dedicated to promoting a healthy, drug-free life amoung our youth.  Brookwood Elementary will be observing Red Ribbon Week with the following activities each day.

Monday 10/27-  I Love Me... DRUG-FREE

Students and Faculty are encouraged to wear RED to kick off Red Ribbon Week!  Red Ribbons will be passed out to the students.

Tuesday 10/28-  Team Up Against Drugs

Students and Faculty are encouraged to wear your favorite sports team apparel or Brookwood spirit wear.  Stickers will be passed out to the students.

Wednesday 10/29-  Im a Smartie..Too Smart For Drugs

Students and Faculty are encouraged to dress like a nerd.  Smarties and stickers will be passed out to the students.

Thursday 10/30-  Hairs to Staying...DRUG-FREE

Students and Faculty are encouraged to style their hair wild.  Stickers will be passed out to the students.

Friday 10/31-  Superheroes, Don't use Drugs

Students and Faculty are encouraged to wear your favorite superhero shirt to end Red Ribbon Week.


REFLECTIONS

There is no rushing art, so it's a good thing you still have 4 weeks to work on your Reflections!  Please remember to pick up your entry form for Reflections in the foyer of the school and encourage your child to participate in this year’s PTA Reflections Program through creative writing, visual arts, photography, musical composition, film production, or dance choreography.  They can share their unique views on how to make the world a better place and have fun following their art through local and advanced receptions depending how far they will go!  Everyone’s artistic effort will be recognized on the school level and winners in each category can move to council, state and national levels.
 
You can find rules specific to each category and more information at www.txpta.org/programs/reflections
 
Please check brookwoodpta.com for updates on our Reflections program.  We cannot wait to see how our Brookwood Bears will make the world a better place!

Monika Taylor, Reflections Chair, artsineducation@brookwoodpta.com
                           


OPERATION PLAYGROUND
 
‘Let’s Change The Way Kids Play!’
 
Dear Brookwood Families & Staff,
The operation playground parent committee has been very busy over the summer, researching playground plans. We have made a lot of progress, and are down to our final 2 vendors. We are striving to bring a unique playground plan that meets all the students’ needs for play and movement! In the upcoming month, we will be providing updates on our progress, as well as announcing fundraising events. Stay tuned for upcoming information! 

Lisa Otto, Operation Playground Chair