Fifth Grade Planning Committee
Hard to believe but our children will soon be entering their last few months of elementary school here at Brookwood! Whether you've been here since kindergarten or just recently become a Brookwood Bear, we know that there are many memories to celebrate and preserve of these special years in our children's lives. Many of you have already volunteered to be part of our PTA's 5th Grade Planning Committee, but there is room for everyone who is interested in helping! If you would like to join, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the email list.
We plan to meet in January (date still to be decided) to start planning for events like the 5th grade Award Ceremony and Pool Party. Look for an email in early January with more details on this fun volunteer opportunity!
Special Purchases Requests
The special purchases committee is accepting requests through January 14. This is a great chance for you to suggest ways that the PTA can help Brookwood Elementary. Please submit requests via the online form. The form is accessible on the website: http://www.brookwoodpta.com.
Jan Miller, Special Purchases Chair, email@example.com
Because Brookwood has such a giving spirit, the school has coordinated a Giving Tree to help benefit some of our needy families. If you or your family are interested in adopting one of our Brookwood Bears and/or their families, and providing some of their needs (clothes) and wants (toys), please contact Mrs. Hon, the school counselor. If you're curious about how the program works, and have some questions before committing to adopting a Brookwood Bear or family, please contact Mrs. Hon. All adoptions remain confidential. You won't know who you're adopting, and they won't know who adopted them. It truly is a random act of kindness. What a great lesson in caring, generosity, and empathy!
Spelling Bee is coming up! Each classroom and grade level can send the equivalent of one representative and one alternate from each classroom. Teachers have the words to study, or students can get a list from the Library Office. Representative and alternate names are due to the Library by Wednesday, December 18, so classroom and grade level spelldowns will be held in December. The actual school Spelling Bee for representatives will be on Thursday, January 9, 2014 in the gymnasium, and parents are welcome to attend. A practice bee will be held on Wednesday, January 8, in the Teaching Theater, for representatives and alternates.
Bluebonnet Voting will be held in January! Students in 3rd-5th grades are actively reading from this year's Bluebonnet List (2013-2014). Voting will take place during Library Class the last 2 weeks in January. Students who read 5 extra books beyond those read during Library Class will earn an invitation to the Bluebonnet Breakfast, which will be held in March.
Please join CCISD's Elementary Math Coordinator, Susan Brown in the Teaching Theater for the What's, Why's and How's of Math Instruction at Brookwood on
January 15 at 11:00.