Auxiliary Programs

We are so excited to welcome your child(ren) to our Auxiliary programs again this year!


Kyla McMahon (she/her), our new Director of Auxiliary Programs, will be coordinating Early Birds, After School, After School Enrichment, and Summer Camp. Kyla has an associate degree in Early Childhood Education, a bachelor’s degree in Child, Family, and Community Studies, and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She started her professional career working in a childcare center and then taught 3rd grade, first as a general education teacher and then as a special education teacher. In a previous Auxiliary leadership role, Kyla was the camp supervisor of a day camp at an independent school. Most recently, Kyla directed after school and summer programming at a non-profit community center. She is thrilled to be a part of the Brookwood community and looks forward to supporting students’ growth and development through engaging, inclusive, and high-quality Auxiliary programming!

To contact Kyla, please email kmcmahon@brookwood.edu or call 978-526-4500 x6244.

 

Early Birds


What it is: Available to all students, Early Birds is a before school program. Early Birds Staff supervise students as they read, color, review their homework, work on the computer, and play quiet games.

  • Hours: 7:30 - 8:00 a.m., Monday through Friday

  • How to join: Students should sign up in advance through the annual registration process, but drop in service is also available without prior sign up or notification.

Location: Brookwood Library

Drop-off procedures: Please enter through the front door with your child and head to the library. Once there, please sign your child in. Once they are signed in, families are welcome to leave and students may begin a quiet activity.

Start date: Monday, September 12, 2022

 

After School


What it is: Available to all students, our regular After School program offers a balance of active and calm, child-initiated and teacher-led activities based on the developmental needs and interests of the students. Offerings may include: arts and crafts, imaginative play, building, board games, gym & field games, outdoor play, reading, storytime, and optional time for homework. This program uses a variety of school spaces including the library, Town Square, gyms, playgrounds, turf, and/or the Liston Commons. We will do our best to offer an outside option daily; however, this will be dependent on weather and daylight. Snacks are provided daily.

  • Hours:

  • For Lower School students: 3:00 - 4:00 or 3:00 - 5:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

  • For Upper School students: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Monday - Thursday & 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. on Fridays

  • Please note: After School ends at 4:00 p.m. during the first week of school. Regular After School hours will begin Monday, September 12th

  • How to join: Students should sign up in advance through the annual registration process, but drop in service is also available. For drop in service, please email the Director of Auxiliary Programs, Kyla McMahon, and your child’s homeroom teacher or advisor no later than 12:00 p.m. on the day requested. Please know that availability for drop-in care may not be possible if our program is full for the day.

Location: Various indoor and outdoor spaces throughout the campus

Dismissal procedures:

  • Lower School students with a scheduled 4:00 p.m. dismissal time who don’t have Upper School siblings should be picked up at the Lower School portico via Dan Wise Way. Dan Wise Way will be closed to traffic after the 4:00 p.m. dismissal.

  • Lower School students with a scheduled 4:00 p.m. dismissal who have Upper School siblings (“crossover” students) should be picked up at the front courtyard.

  • All students leaving at 5:30 p.m., regardless of grade level, should be picked up from the front courtyard.

  • lf you need to pick up your child between 4:00 and 5:30 p.m., please park on the courtyard, ring the doorbell for the front door, and enter the lobby. Once inside, please make your way to the entrance of Town Square where the Director of Auxiliary Programs or another After School staff member will be stationed. Please note that dismissals during this time may take a few minutes, as students will be actively involved in programming in various locations within the school.

  • There is a 10-minute grace period for late pickups, after which time, a late fee of $5 per 5 minutes, or part thereof, will be applied.

Start date: Wednesday, September 7th (until 4:00) with regular hours beginning on Monday, September 12th

 

After School Enrichment


What it is: Our After School Enrichment classes are a variety of high-quality After School classes related to the arts, STEM, sports, and literacy. These courses are taught by Brookwood staff, Brookwood parents, or outside vendors with expertise in a particular area.

Dates:

  • With few exceptions, the courses align with the session dates listed below. Any outliers will be noted in each season’s Enrichment catalog. Courses operate on a set day of the week for 8 - 12 weeks at a time.

  • Fall Session: 9/19/22 - 12/15/22

  • Winter Session: 1/4/23 - 3/10/23

  • Spring Session: 3/27 - 6/9/23

  • Please note, while some classes will repeat, most offerings in one season will not be offered in subsequent seasons within that school year.

Location: Various indoor and outdoor spaces throughout the campus

Dismissal procedures:

  • Since students in Enrichment are also required to be registered in regular After School, the dismissal procedures are the same. Please see those details above.

Important policies to note:

  • Students must be registered for regular After School on the days they attend an After School Enrichment class, as they will integrate into the regular After School program before and after their Enrichment class. If you need to change your child’s enrollment with regular After School, please contact the Director of Auxiliary Programs, Kyla McMahon.

  • Pre-registration for Enrichment is required and there is an additional fee to attend these classes as noted in the Enrichment Catalog. You may register your child for these courses via various Google Form links embedded in the Enrichment Catalog.

  • Due to minimum and maximum enrollment constraints, enrollment for Enrichment classes are finalized upon the submission of each Google Form and cannot be changed at any point - including right after submission, before the course starts, or during the session.

  • If a class doesn't hit its minimum enrollment, the course will be canceled and families will be notified.

How to join:

You will find Google Form links embedded in the Fall 2022 Enrichment Catalog below. The Winter 2023 Enrichment Catalog will be shared with families during the second week of November. The Spring 2023 Enrichment Catalog will be shared with families during the second week of February.

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