FEBRUARY 4, 2021
Afternoon Activities began yesterday! Check out the photos of students (and their adorable canine friends) enjoying the new "Dog Walking" activity on brooksschoolphotos.com.
Upcoming Webinar: Mark Your Calendar
Join Head of School John Packard and other Brooks administrators on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. EST for an update regarding details and plans for the remainder of the school year. A zoom link will be sent next week.
Treats for Your Sweets
What an amazing outpouring of support for this event. Thanks to your generosity, the Amazon wish list has been depleted three times over! We are so looking forward to treating students, faculty and staff to some fun Valentine’s Day surprises. If you would still like to support this or any other future endeavor -- last semester, we had enough funds to treat each dorm to a pizza night in addition to the Halloween treats -- please reach out to Joan Ziady P'18, P'20, P'22 for more details. Thank you!
Brooks Together Kick-Off Event
Save the date of 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. An invite will follow with the zoom link.
Scholastic Art Award Winners
A hearty congratulations to the following students who received awards highlighting their artwork as the best in the region! Watch this video to see their winning pieces. We could not be more proud!

  • Hongru Chen '22
  • Noela Chung '23
  • Tvisha Devireddy '23
  • Lindsay Feng' 22
  • Ava Finegold '22
  • Nicole Jin '22
  • Tri Nguyen '22
  • Jack O’Brien '22
  • Ginger Perry '23
  • Lindsey Stafford '24
  • Lauren Zion '22
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


  • Senior Parent Yearbook Messages: Don't forget to purchase your yearbook tribute ad for your senior! Click to begin making your personalized message. These can be silly or serious — how you celebrate your child’s time at Brooks is up to you. You might send a message to your child specifically, or to a group of their friends/teammates, etc. Due April 15.
Re-Enrollment Process
The re-enrollment process for returning students has begun in coordination with the Business Office and Powerschool. Emails are being sent this week from the Business Office with the link to your student's re-enrollment account. Deposits will be due no later than March 1. Please note that your student's 2020-2021 Smart Tuition balance must be current (i.e., no balance in arrears/past due as of Jan. 31, 2021) in order for the enrollment contract to be released for 2021-2022. If you do not receive a re-enrollment contract by Feb. 5, please review your Smart Tuition account activity and reach out to the Business Office with your plans to bring the account current. If you have questions, or need assistance with this process, please contact Student Accounts' Marie Ranfos and/or Director of Financial Operations Jo-Ann Bevis
Sixth-Form Parents: Class Ring Information
Now is the time to order a Brooks ring if you are interested! Please click for all pertinent class ring information.
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.
Upcoming Events Being Rescheduled

  • Due to scheduling conflicts, the Follow Along Art Night that had been slated for Feb. 7, has been postponed. Stay tuned for updates.

  • Winter Musical "The Addams Family, Quarantined: A Dramatic Concert Version" scheduled to livestream Feb. 20 will likely be shared later in the month. Additional details and directions to reserve your streaming ticket will follow soon!

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