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A Heart for Service
The highlight of this year's focus on service will occur on Friday, February 3. On this day every student at Brookstone will have an opportunity to give of themselves through various activities.
Lower School - The lower school will remain on campus and learn what it means to have a "heart for service" through interactive activities followed by each class completing a service project. All of the lower school students will make placemats, cards, and will decorate bags to be filled with food by Open Door. All of the items will be presented to Open Door to be used in their homeless program.
Middle School and Upper School -
5th Grade - will be staying on campus and making sandwiches and prepared meals that will be delivered to Open Door's Kids Cafe and Homeless Showering Program.
6th Grade - will be hosting senior citizens to a Tea at Brookstone and performing along with them in a fun filled Karaoke session.
7th Grade - 10th Grade will be transported to Fox Elementary where they will coordinate a carnival for Fox Elementary students that will include relay games, science magic, midway games and "rides".
11th Grade - will be transported to the Columbus Dream Center located next to Fox Elementary where they will assemble food for the bi-monthly food distribution program for over 200 families, sort and tag clothes for the Dream Center Thrift Shop, as well as participate in the Adopt-A-Block program where they will provide community service to approximately 30 families.
12th grade - will work along with Trees Columbus to plant 60 trees in the East Wyntonn neighborhood as well as cleaning out the nearby creek.
Students leaving campus (with the exception of seniors) will be transported to and from Fox Elementary via CSU buses and Brookstone buses.
Pick Up -
Lower school - Location and pick up times will be as usual.
The buses will begin returning to campus around 3. Please use caution as students unload.
Middle School and Upper - pick up in regular location.
Parking at Fox Elementary will be limited so if you are planning to attend the service day at Fox Elementary please email Kim Jarrell, firstname.lastname@example.org, to coordinate transportation.
Other Upcoming Events
Visiting Author- Monday, February 6, 7:00 p.m., Turner Center
Dan Kindlon, Ph.D., award winning author and psychologist will speak to parents regarding his most recent book, Too Much of a Good Thing - Raising Children of Character in an Indulgent Age. This book is now available at Barnes and Noble. Extended day will be open. Dr. Kindlon will also be speaking at the Upper School and Middle School assemblies on Tuesday, February 7.
College Meeting - Junior Parents: Please do not forget the mandatory college meeting for juniors and their parents in the Turner Center on Thursday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Interpreting PSAT and SAT scores - a program will be held February 23rd, Thursday, 7:00 p.m in the cafeteria. For details on this program click here.
Cougar Shoppe - Beginning February 1st the Cougar Shoppe will no longer be open on Fridays. If you would like to get in the Cougar Shoppe to browse, place an order or have questions please call or email. Nancy Burgin, 221-9849, email@example.com or Tracey Amos, 494-1857, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Cougar Shoppe will deliver your orders to your children to take home or arrange for them to be picked up in the school office. There is also a limited selection of items availabe for online purchase through the Brookstone web site - Online Cougar Shoppe.
Spring Athletics - are starting. For all the news on athletics be sure to check out the Athletic Home page on the Brookstone Web site.
Reenrollment - Enrollment Contracts for next year will be mailed January 30 and should be returned to the school by March 1 at the latest. Remember to check box "A" or box "B" regading tuition refund insurance.
This year much of the administrative portion of updating your families' records will be done online. The enrollment contracts will have a place for you to record the email address you would like us to utilize for this process.
Spring Musical - Rehearsals for the annual spring musical are in full swing! This year's show is the delightful, "Li'l Abner," a toe-tapping, laugh-out-loud satire of hillbillies and Washington politicians based on the famous comic strip. There are SEVENTY of our US students in the cast, plus more in the band. The musical will be presented March 23, 24, and 25----tickets will go on sale March 16.
Important Upcoming Dates -
Mandatory College Meeting
Juniors and their parents
||School-wide Day of Service|
Beginning at noon
Visiting Author, Dan Kindlon
||ACT @ Brookstone|
||US Parent Panel|
||MS Parent Panel|
||LS Parent Panel|
Winter Break - Early Dismissal
|February 17 & 20
No School / No Extended Day
||Interpreting PSAT and SAT Scores|
*change of date
|Evening with the Arts|
||Reenrollment Contract Due|
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