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Brooks Together: Join Us!
We look forward to seeing so many of you this time next week for Parents Weekend. A Brooks Together pin, which demonstrates your gift to the Brooks Fund, will be included in your registration packet. We hope you will wear this year's pin with pride, as well as any pins you have accrued during previous years. To receive your pin while on campus, make your gift online in advance here. There will also be plenty of opportunity to make your gift in person (and receive your pin) next weekend. Thank you for helping us support your kids!

Student Activities This Weekend
Check out the full schedule here. Highlights include the annual block party and powderpuff football game. 

Midterm Report Cards
Fall midterm report cards will be available in OnBrooks to parents after 4 p.m. on Oct. 18. To access report cards, sign into OnBrooks with your parent account, click on your student and select Progress. Report cards will be visible in the Performance area of the Progress section. To set up your OnBrooks account, click here for instructions. For support or questions about your OnBrooks account or report cards, please contact registrar Lisa Saunders at (978) 725-6255 or

See You Next Week!
We're looking forward to Parents Weekend. Please register promptly so that we can make all the appropriate arrangements to ensure that your visit is wonderful! If you haven't heard from your student's advisor yet, please reach out to him or her to set up a time to meet with you individually while you're on campus. For the full schedule of events, click here. See you soon! 

Afternoon Activities Reminder 
Please remember: All Flex Option and Independent Activity student application forms are due to the athletic department by Oct. 25. 

Attendance Reminder
For all health-related attendance issues, including home ill/injured or tardy/ dismissed for medical reasons, including appointments, please call the Health and Wellness Center at (978) 725-6206 and press option 1, or email at For all other absences, including but not limited to, college visits, family events and sporting events, please contact the Deans' Den at ( 978) 725-6299

Thanksgiving Donation Drive
The Chapel prefects are launching a Thanksgiving Drive beginning Parents' Weekend. In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, we will be collecting food, monetary and goods donations for Lazarus House, a charitable organization that serves economically insecure families in Lawrence, Mass., and for people in Puerto Rico impacted by the hurricane.  We will have boxes for food donations throughout campus when you arrive next weekend. 

Items needed include:  canned tuna or canned meat, canned vegetables, canned or dry soup, pasta, pasta in cans, white rice, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti sauce and tomato products, peanut butter, cereal, any Goya brand products, canned and dry beans, family-size mustard, mayo, and ketchup, cake mixes and Jell-O, sugar, coffee, juice boxes and powdered drink mixes. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Let's Do It Again
The Brooks hospitality tent will be open again for everyone on the Saturday of Parents Weekend, and we need your help to stock it. Please let us know if you can bake, buy, or provide in-person assistance. Email Parent and Alumni Assistant Nicole Jackson to contribute.

Parents Committee's Ghostly Goodies  
Like baking? On Oct. 31, we treat our students, teachers and staff to Halloween treats. We're in need of volunteers who can bake or buy a goodie and drop it off. Please contact Claudia Kluchnik P'15, P'18 if you're interested in contributing. There will also be raffle baskets. Would you like to help with these? If you are a boarding parent, or you can't come in person, you can still contribute! Gift cards (Target, local restaurants, etc.) are wonderful and much appreciated. Contact Tara O'Shea P'18, P'21 for anything related to the baskets. Thank you!

School Store Special
The School Store is getting ready for Parents Weekend too and stocking new items plus their bestsellers. The store will hold their annual raffle, where you can win a Brooks flag or a Brooks pillow, on Parents Weekend. Visit to learn more. Hours next weekend are:  Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Upcoming Parent Events 
Oct. 14: Homecoming and Hospitality Tent
Oct. 19: Third- and Fourth-Form Parent Reception
Oct. 20-21: Parents Weekend
Oct. 21: Game Day and Hospitality Tent
Nov. 8-10: Fall play "Radium Girls" will be performed on campus
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