The much anticipated end of the year BES Field Day is set! Make sure to bring a water bottle, be ready for some extra sun, and have your gear ready for a fun filled day to celebrate the end of the year! Interested in volunteering: https://forms.gle/ZDt5HmCTSHo7gYsv6 must filled out by Friday, May 17th June 5th Questions: April.Fitzsimmons@gcj2.k12.wi.us
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This morning, the 3rd grade Kindness Squad (with the help of their families) put on an amazing breakfast for the BES teachers! There was everything from biscuits and gravy, eggs, sausage, yogurt with granola, waffle bar, beautiful fruit, yummy pastries, and desserts. The students were beyond excited to be able to serve the teachers breakfast. We are so proud of their dedication to kindness and serving others.
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BES Kindness Squad students will start their trip at Lakeland park for some fun along with team building. After a picnic lunch, they are headed to the Lakeland Animal Shelter to deliver supplies from their upcoming donation drive. While there, students will be engaged in animal education to build empathy and understanding, tour the shelter and then will be doing some hands on service work at the shelter. --May 30th (10:30 - 2:30) Questions: April Fitzsimmons: April.Fitzsimmons@gcj2.k12.wi.us
16 days ago, Helen Xiong
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Summer EBT Benefits Information from our food service providers. If you have questions, please contact Jaclyn Sanders at jaclyn.sanders@badger.k12.wi.us
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K-3 students will be taking a field trip to Lake Geneva on May 28! We will be visiting the Lake Geneva Library to hear about their summer programming. We will also have the opportunity to take a boat cruise and enjoy a picnic lunch. Please review the details on the permission slip your child’s teacher sent home, and be sure to sign and return it with payment by Tuesday, May 14. We’re looking forward to a great day!
16 days ago, Helen Xiong
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The schools were a sea of green today as staff and students showed support for Children's Mental Health Awareness. K-3 students have learned what mental health is, how to practice self care, managing big emotions and understanding that it's okay to ask for help when their mind doesn't feel healthy and happy.
17 days ago, Helen Xiong
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Flashback to when our 4th graders had a ball bowling!! Did you know there is a FREE KIDS BOWL FREE all summer long bowling program? We've had many families tell us about this program ---- and it's the perfect outing on rainy summer days.... Check out the program and what local bowling alleys are a part of it and sign your child(ren) up for it today!! https://www.kidsbowlfree.com/
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Yearbook update!! ORDER NOW! Yearbooks can be pre-ordered in the front office at both schools. Please contact the front office of the school your child attends to pre-order. Yearbooks are $25. Questions: Mrs. Nast - Kristina.Nast@gcj2.k12.wi.us
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4K students and a responsible adult will enjoy honey themed snacks, check out real beekeeping equipment, and make a bee house and a bee themed craft on 5/29. There is no regular 4K programming this day. Questions: contact your child's homeroom teacher
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GCJ2 No School: May 27
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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.
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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
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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!
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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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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
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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!!
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