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                                                 SPECIAL PURCHASES

The special purchases committee is accepting requests through January 16, 2015.  This is a great chance for you to suggest ways that the PTA can help Brookwood Elementary. A special purchases flyer is coming home in the Friday folder. You may also submit suggestions here


SMALL ELECTRONICS AND INK CARTRIDGE DRIVE

After holiday gifting, projects, and cleaning, will you have any small electronics or ink cartridges to get rid of? The Brookwood PTA Environmental Committee will host a small electronics and ink cartridge recycling drive to turn these items into cash for our school.   We will be collecting items at the PTA meeting on January 20th and again the next morning, January 21st at the car line.
 
Cartridges for Kids® is a recycling program that pays schools for cell phones, laser & inkjet cartridges, laptops, tablets, eReaders, notebooks, PDAs, MP3s, DVDs, Digital Cameras, Video Games and Consoles, scientific graphic calculators, and GPS devices.  The recycling program asks that you DO NOT SEND: tubes, bottles, tanks, ribbons or remanufactured cartridges. Also, our program unfortunately does not recycle desk top computers, televisions, or uninterruptible power sources.  If you have additional items after these dates or you just don't want to wait that long, you may donate the requested items at any time in the electronics recycling bins located outside the school office in the Great Hall.
 


STUDENT COUNCIL


Warming hearts and “soles” this winter with your help!


Student Council is collecting pairs of new socks (with grippers on the bottoms) and bottles of lotion to be delivered to senior citizen homes for the cold months ahead.

When: Now through Friday, December 19th

Decorated collection boxes are located in each grade level hallway ready to accept your donations.  Thank you for your continued support of BWE StuCo and their efforts to support citizens of all ages in our community!  
 

 

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

Box Tops Contest is Underway!  It is just the beginning of November and you have already clipped enough Box Tops to send off for a check for more than $330!  Go Bears!!
 
The fall portion of our contest is in full swing.  Remember to save your box tops as you cook for the upcoming holidays and turn in all of the box tops you have before December 19.  They do expire and we want to be able to benefit from them all.  
 
Current contest leaders as of October:
Grade           1st place                        2nd place
Kinder           Duncan (173)                Gammon (131)
1st grade       Mays (396)                   Fishback (289)
2nd grade      Duhon (258)                Guthrie (104)
3rd grade       Nguyen (122)              Smith (72)
4th grade       Schwertner (304)         Clason (107)
5th grade       Veasey (111)                Barrington (91)
AA                 Wiggins (267)
 
Here's all you need to do to participate in this friendly competition:
1) Put a snack bag in a kitchen drawer and MARK IT WITH THE NAME OF YOUR CHILD"S TEACHER.
2) Start looking all all of your food containers before you recycle or throw them away.  ALWAYS cut off the "Box Tops for Education" labels and put them in the baggy.
3) Drop off your baggy in the Box Top display outside of the office.  Be sure to bring them every month.....don't wait!!
Directories should be out mid to late November.  Directory volunteers will be contacted shortly, as we will need extra eyes for proofing before the final draft is printed.
 


 
 

SCIENCE FAIR IMPORTANT DATES
 
  • Science Fair Boards must be on campus no later than Monday, Dec. 15
  • Boards will be put in library on Dec. 16
  • 4th & 5th grade projects judged on Dec. 17
  • Open House 3:30 to 5:30 on Dec. 18 (boards may be taken home). Parents, if you are up at school for the holiday party, you may view then and take project home if you like.
  • All boards removed from library on Dec. 19 (early dismissal, so plan accordingly)

HOLIDAY PARTIES & GIVING TREE

Visit our BWE Giving Tree in the great hall to adopt a child from our school who has clothing needs and wishes this holiday season.

1. Pick a bear from the tree
2. Leave the bear with your name and number in the box below the tree
3. Take the bear with the child’s information with you
4. Buy gifts for the child and return the presents along with the bear by December 12th
 

CLASS PARTY INFO

Dec 17
Kinder   1:00-2:00
4th         1:30-2:30
3rd        1:45-2:45
 
Dec 18
2nd        1:00-2:00
5th         1:45-2:45
1st         2:00-3:00

OPERATION PLAYGROUND 

Operation Playground is continuing to raise money to replace the play structure on the large playground.  As the year closes, there are number of ways you can share your blessings.  If you would like to give a year end donation toward the new playground, please make checks payable to Brookwood Elementary, and note "Operation Playground" on the memo line.  You can drop off donations in the BWE office.   Every donation, large or small, is greatly appreciated and will help us change the way our kids play.

CALLING ALL 5TH GRADE PARENTS



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.  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 president@brookwoodpta.com to be added to the email list.
 
We plan to meet in January 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!