GCJ2 No School: May 27
18 days ago, Helen Xiong
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1st grade students just finished their Unit on Plants where they learned a lot about plants, plant habitats, plant parts, and what plants need to survive. On May 16th, 1st grade students will be walking to Veteran's Park to play. Then, they will be going to Badger High School to get a tour of the greenhouses and learn more about the plant process. This is a great opportunity for our students to connect more with our curriculum as well as our community.
18 days ago, Helen Xiong
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Happy Staff Appreciation Week to the best staff around: Thank you to our amazing staff for their hard work and dedication to all things Brookwood!!!
19 days ago, Helen Xiong
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Today was a great day for 3rd and 4th grade students! The 3rd graders came to the middle school and were welcomed by Mr. Lubus, got to meet the related arts teachers, had lunch with the 4th graders, and then had fun in the forest all afternoon. There was a scavenger hunt, Gaga ball, and some exploration fun for everyone. They even helped removed an invasive species called buckthorn.
21 days ago, Helen Xiong
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Friendly Reminder: We are excited to once again offer our school supply program, Brookwood Bundles. The teachers have thoughtfully prepared a school supply list for the 2024-2025 school year, and we are pleased to offer an opportunity to purchase these supplies right here from your school! Forms for this program have been given to students to bring home. If you are in need of another copy, please contact your child’s front office to get another set. The grade level supplies will be gathered into convenient and hassle-free bundles. They will include all of the supplies needed for the school year and will be ready and waiting for your child in their classroom on Open House Night in August. There is no need to brave the busy stores and worry if you’ll find all of the items on the list. Our team will take care of all the details so that you may enjoy your precious summer days! The end of the school year is fast approaching and schedules are filling up quickly. Please take a moment out of your busy schedule to consider this opportunity. Each bundle purchased will help support our Families in Need school supply program. Thank you for your support! *If you are in need of assistance for your child’s Brookwood Bundle, here is more information in regards to support: https://tinyurl.com/63pdaec4
22 days ago, Helen Xiong
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Green Schools Club is an after school club hosted at BES for students in grades 1st-4th. They are helping Brookwood Elementary establish good recycling habits! Every Wednesday, members collect and take out recyclables from all around the building! Their next mission is composting lunch and snack scraps for the community garden. Kristin Freytag, from the Environmental Education Foundation, is donating a barrel composter and the club members are learning as much as they can about good composting. They can't wait to get started! More information: Melissa.Bobula@gcj2.k12.wi.us
22 days ago, Helen Xiong
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It's not too late to order your yearbook!! This yearbook spans both schools in one book to make everlasting memories!! Head to www.yearbookforever.com and look for our school's information to get your child their yearbook before time runs out!
23 days ago, Helen Xiong
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In guidance class, 4K students have been learning about different careers. They recently explored what a construction worker does, the tools they use and even got to create their own house or building!! Way to work hard, Mustangs!
23 days ago, Helen Xiong
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Sorry for the delay, Mustangs. Happy May!!! Enjoy this month's Mustang Minute: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_PUhTGlLcsg9GOM0OFF7eXvCq8pCD48K/view?usp=sharing Make sure to click the grade level tabs to view classroom newsletters and the other various links on the newsletter to stay up to date on all things Brookwood.
23 days ago, Helen Xiong
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If your doorbell rings on May 1st and you find a little basket of flowers….it might be from one of Garden Club Kids! They learned all about the traditions of May 1st or May Day today and made some baskets to share with loved ones! It’s not too late to sneak something to your loved ones or neighbors before it’s May 2nd!
23 days ago, Helen Xiong
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The community garden prep work is moving along!! But we need YOUR help!! Sign up on this form for this great community opportunity located at BMS! Signing up for a week entitles you to a summer of harvesting whatever is ready to be picked and what you can use for your table. https://shorturl.at/afFJ0 We will be holding an informational meeting on May 14th at 5 to discuss what has already been planned and planted as well as what needs to be planted. Contact: MaryEllen.Kanthack@gcj2.k12.wi.us
24 days ago, Helen Xiong
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We can't believe it's almost graduation time for our 8th graders! ATTENTION 8th GRADE FAMILIES: Please use this link to order graduation portraits from E.D. Clark Photography. You MUST order by 2pm on June 5th in order to have your student's photo taken on graduation day. To order: http://edclarkschoolphoto.hhimagehost.com/2024Brookwood8thGradeGraduation
24 days ago, Helen Xiong
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6th grade is connecting their geography and science studies to a biologist-led field study at Glacial Park. The field trip will begin at the Lost Valley Visitor Center with a 45 minute indoor lesson on wetland characteristics and their inhabitants. The group will then break into two classes for the 2 hour hike which includes stops at the bog and marsh for hands - on investigations of the two wetlands. The groups will eat lunch on the trail. All students are required to carry their own lunches on the trail. (Backpacks are allowed.) The groups will conclude the field trip indoors with one last activity.
24 days ago, Helen Xiong
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DPI, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, announced six Wisconsin educators named as finalists for a national award distinguishing science and mathematics teachers for their achievement in teaching these subjects, and Genoa City Joint 2 is proud that MaryEllen Kanthack has been recognized in the science category as one of the six! The 2024 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is considered the U.S. Government’s highest honor for science and math teachers. Kanthack teaches sixth grade at BMS and credits her students, community and colleagues for her inspiration and the success of her work. Her submission was based on research regarding how scientific argumentation in the classroom builds collaborative work and raises achievement in understanding science concepts, along with examples of many things she has accomplished for Brookwood, the state, and nationally. Congratulations, Mrs. Kanthack! Way to make us #MustangProud!!
24 days ago, Helen Xiong
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BMS ABC Countdown to Summer Dress-Up Days 5/1-6/6
25 days ago, Helen Xiong
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Our BES scientists participated in the Walworth County Poster Contest. Kindergarten-3rd grade created artwork to the theme "May the Forest Be With You Always". In 2nd-3rd grade group: Izzie took 2nd and Pretoria took 3rd, with Klaire taking 2nd and Emileigh taking 3rd in the People's Choice category. In Kindergarten-1st grade group: Charlotte took 2nd in the People's Choice category. This is quite an achievement as there were over 125 entries this year! Congratulations to ALL of the Mustangs who participated and we look forward to next year! Way to make us #MustangProud!!
25 days ago, Helen Xiong
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Thank you to our Brookwood PTO for putting together the BMS Assembly last Friday for our middle schoolers with Matt Wilhelm! Our students had a blast!!
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This spring the Environmental Education Foundation awarded Brookwood with a grant for $1000 to be used for the school forest and other environmental education programming. Lucas, Avery, and Nolan (members of the Green Schools Club) were there to accept the check and thank the board members for helping the programs in the district. In addition to the grant, Mrs. Freytag is also donating a compost bin to be used for lunch waste. We are grateful for their continued support and look forward to future experiences.
25 days ago, Helen Xiong
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BMS Community Garden Interest Sign Up Sign up on this form for this great community opportunity located at BMS! Signing up for a week entitles you to a summer of harvesting whatever is ready to be picked and what you can use for your table. There is plenty! Many hands make light work and it will be necessary to weed and water the garden at least 3 times a week. Please check what month and week works best for you. Weeks run from Sunday to Saturday. We will be holding an informational meeting on May 14th at 5 to discuss what has already been planned and planted as well as what needs to be planted. Please sign up for two weeks so we can give you the best option of a week you want. https://shorturl.at/afFJ0 Contact: MaryEllen.Kanthack@gcj2.k12.wi.us
25 days ago, Helen Xiong
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The student council Spring Fun Night was a hit! Fourth and fifth graders had a blast playing tag games, chasing each other, doing the limbo and even participating in a friendly version of dodge ball. Students could also make sun catchers thanks to PTO, or pine cone bird feeders. The older students enjoyed their own version of fun. The DJ played their favorite songs so they danced the night away! Others enjoyed Giant Jenga and board games with their friends. Student Council is finishing up their pop tab collection this week for the Ronald McDonald House. It’s not too late to fill the jars of your favorite grade level!
25 days ago, Helen Xiong
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