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

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


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


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

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 among our youth.  Brookwood Elementary will be observing Red Ribbon Week October 27th - 31st with fun activities and surprises every day.  Watch your Friday folders for more details.

Gina Moore, Health & Safety/Red Ribbon Chair, healthsafety@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


Brookwood Elementary Carnival
October 25, 2014, 11:00 - 4:00


Join the fun at the Brookwood Carnival on October 25th.  The school will 

be transformed and beautifully decorated, while the halls will be a buzz of fun and excitement.  We will have the favorite traditional carnival games and entertainment with a few things that are new!  

ART PROjECT.  All students have designed their own self-portrait.  For each grade level, these self-portraits have been put on a Tea Towel.  Everyone can buy a towel.  They will be sold prior to Carnival and on the day of Carnival.  These cute towels are $15 each.  Samples will be on display at the school starting next week.

TICKETS.  The Carnival Ticket Preorder Form will

come home this Friday.  Save time by preordering your tickets.  Tickets will also be on sale the week prior to Carnival.  Tickets purchased before the event are 4/$1.  Tickets purchased on the day of Carnival are 3/$1.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!  We need your help to staff the class booths/games.   If you are able to help but have not yet signed up, please notify your class Room Representative as soon as possible.
KICKBALL GAME.  The famous Kickball game between teachers and students is back- stay tuned for the date!  There will be a limited amount of players, 24 to be exact.  Tickets will be sold ONLY on the day of carnival at the outside ticket sales booth for $10.00. 

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


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

‘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