FEBRUARY 11, 2021
See You in the Webinar Tonight
A reminder that parents and guardians are invited to join Head of School John Packard and other Brooks administrators in a webinar at 7 p.m. (EST) this evening to hear more about the school's plans moving into the spring.
Form Deadline
As mentioned in the most recent community letter, please complete THIS FORM by Feb. 20, indicating whether your child would like to attend school in the spring as a boarding student, day student or virtual student. We would like to settle campus housing for the spring before we leave for Spring Break on March 6.
Brooks Together Kick-Off Event
We hope you will join us on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. (EST) for a virtual launch of Brooks Together, our eight-week parent participation drive to support the Brooks Fund. Pour a drink, grab a snack and spend time with fellow parents as we hear from John Packard and current parent volunteer William Townsend P’23. A zoom invite has been emailed and will be sent again early next week.
Yearbook Reminders
Please remind your child to take and submit their portrait photo. They can find the directions here, via their email, or via the Brooks Yearbook Instagram. Portrait Photos are due Feb. 15. 
 
  • All Brooks students receive one yearbook at no cost. 
  • Additional yearbooks can be purchased for $100.
  • Graduates will receive their yearbooks at home (sent directly from the printer).
  • Current members of the student body will pick up theirs on campus.
  • If you would like to purchase an additional number of copies, you may do so via this Yearbook Order Center. 
Sixth-Form Parents: Class Ring Information
Don't forget: Ring orders are due tomorrow! Please click for all pertinent class ring information.
Scholastic Writing Award Winners
The English Department would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the following students on earning recognition in the 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. We are extremely proud of their hard work, creativity, and passion!

  • Hongru Chen '22 earned two Honorable Mention awards for his poetry.
  • Heewon Noela Chung '23 earned a Gold Key award and an Honorable Mention award in the Critical Essay category.
  • Franklin Dong '22 earned three Silver Key awards and one Honorable Mention award in the Poetry category.
  • MD Olaoye '23 earned a Gold Key Award in the Short Story category.
  • Julianna Rivera '21 earned a Silver Key Award in the Critical Essay category.

Looking to Send a Care Package to Your Student? A Few Options . . .
Choose from a cake, cupcake and/or balloon package that can be ordered through the Brooks school store (three-days lead time). Click for the Gifts From Home order form

Nearby Smolak Farms is creating beautiful food gift baskets filled with their own and other New England-sourced goodies! Consider supporting a local farm and send your student a Valentine, birthday or "Be Well" basket, or call to customize your own basket filled with your child's favorite foods at any price point: (978) 457-6064.

Virtual Casino Night Tomorrow
Tell your student to include tomorrow night's virtual casino event -- from 9 to 10 p.m. (EST) -- in their weekend plans! Brooks's AP Statistics class created, and is hosting, a series of seven online games on which students can bet (every participant is given $100 in virtual currency) to win real-life prizes including Amazon and DoorDash gift cards. See a preview of the games and learn how the class put it all together in this news story on brooksschool.org. Students can get the Zoom link to participate through the Student Activities Dispatch.
Art Night On Saturday
The Follow Along Art Night has been rescheduled for this Saturday at 6 p.m. (EST)! (See the updated poster). Join in on Zoom. All are welcome.
Helpful Article
Director of Psychological Counseling Judy Werner recommends the following New York Times article, that focuses on mental health trends during the pandemic, as a resource on how to stay in touch with your child and their feelings.
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