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                                                                  PTA MEETINGS, 2014-2015                                                                                                                                                PTA MEMBERSHIP

 

Do you need a good laugh?
 
Don’t miss the first PTA Meeting on September 16th at 6:30pm featuring the very funny and informative Rebecca Fox.  She will have you laughing out loud (literally) as she teaches you how to parent with humor.  We will meet in the Brookwood Cafeteria and childcare will be provided.  Rearrange your schedule—you don’t want to miss this one! 
 
PTA Regular Association Meetings:
  • September 16, 6:30pm
  • November 11, 6:00pm (followed by Open House)
  • Jan. 20, 12 noon (lunch provided)
  • March 24, 6:30pm
  • May 19, 3:30pm


VOLUNTEER SIGNUP

 
There are many volunteer opportunities at Brookwood Elementary, and WE NEED YOU!  Simply return the purple Volunteer Packet that your child brought home on the first day of school or go to the Friday Folder tab on the brookwoodpta.com website to print a copy.  CCISD requires each volunteer to fill out a district volunteer form (resubmitted every 3 years) prior to volunteering on campus. 

Wendy Glaze, Volunteer Coordinator, volunteer@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, especially those without a father in the home.  Learn more about the national program goals at www.fathers.com, and join us at the Watch D.O.G.S. Kick-off Pizza Party & Orientation on Thursday, September 11, at 6:30pm in the school library.  Pizza will be served for volunteer dads and their students. Please try to attend and bring as many BWE dads as you can!  For more info go to http://www.brookwoodpta.com/committees/watchdogsor contact our Watch D.O.G.S. coordinator, Johnny Gonzales, atwatchdogs@brookwoodpta.com.  Almost 700 students are waiting for you to “make their day”.  I guarantee it will make your day too!

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

 LUNCHBOX TALK - GT REFERRAL PROCESS

Please join us for the year’s first Brookwood PTA Lunchbox Parent Program Tuesday, September 23, at 11:30 a.m. in the Teaching Theater.  Barbie Scott, Brookwood’s Advanced Academic Specialist, will discuss the CCISD’s Gifted and Talented Program, from referral to identification and answer frequently asked questions such as:  “How do I get my child tested?  What is a cognitive abilities test?  What does it mean to be GT?”

Cindy Drnevich, Programs,  programs @brookwoodpta.com

 
 


 
 
 …JOIN PTA

Who can “Back the Future”? - Moms, Dads, Staff, Faculty, Relatives, Community Members…anyone who wants to support our children!

Why “Back the Future”? - Brookwood PTA provides great programs, activities, and campus improvements that benefit students, families, and teachers.  Your membership will help provide things such as Book Club, Culture Club, Science Lab Assistance, Library Assistance, Student Enrichment Programs, Parent Lunchbox Talks/Education Programs, Teacher Scholarships, Teacher Appreciation Luncheons, Student Directories, and so much more!!!   You even get discounts from Great Wolf Lodge, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Schlitterbahn, Fiesta Texas, SeaWorld, and Dell Computer.

How can you “Back the Future”?-  Annual dues are $7.50 per person.  Find the purple flyer and membership envelope in your child’s Friday backpack, or go to the brookwoodpta.com website and click on Friday Folder to access the PTA Membership Flyer.  Fill out the bottom section and return it in an envelope with cash or check (payable to Brookwood PTA) to your child’s teacher.

When 400 people “Back the Future” by joining PTA, the entire school will win a POPSICLE PARTY!!!
 
Audra Olson, Membership Chair, membership@brookwoodpta.com


CARNIVAL



SAVE THE DATE!!!
Brookwood Elementary Carnival
October 25, 2014, 11:00 - 4:00


The Brookwood Carnival will take place this year on Saturday, October 25th.  As always, the carnival will have lots of fun, games, inflatables, food, and entertainment as well as a great Silent Auction and the wildly popular raffle baskets!  Please join us for a great event and help support your school.  See you there!

 

Denise Borbeau & Lisa Stiles, Carnival Chairs, carnival@brookwoodpta.com



REFLECTIONS

Pick up a Reflections Entry Form in the school's front foyer, and encourage your child's voice to be heard! The Reflections program recognizes students at the local, council/region, state and national PTA levels. Entries will be due Oct. 29, 2014.

Monika Taylor, Reflections Chair, artsineducation@brookwoodpta.com
                           


 MUSIC NOTES

Brookwood Honor Choir is open to every 4th and 5th grader who loves to sing and has great behavior.  Rehearsals are on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m. for “Part One” and Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m. for “Part Two”.  Choir will begin September 23rd for “Part One” and September 24th for “Part Two”.  Information and permission slips will be sent home during the first week of school in music class.  There is no fee for choir.  The uniform will be the Brookwood t-shirts that students may purchase from PTA (green for 5thgrade and yellow for 4th grade).