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Upper School Update - June 3, 2022

Dear Upper School Parents and Guardians,

It’s hard to believe we have one more week of school! Today was locker/cubby clean-out day, so hopefully, you’ll see some old clothes, reusable school supplies, and water bottles coming home. We are excited for Steep Days on Monday and Tuesday, the 8th grade trip to Camp Cody, 6th Grade Sleepout, Beach Day, Salute, and Graduation! Below is more information.

Monday, June 6 and Tuesday, June 7 - 8th Grade Trip to Camp Cody & Steep Days

  • Team Leaders and Steep Day teachers have been in touch about the plans for these two days. The 6th Grade Sleepout is Tuesday night!

Wednesday, June 8 - Beach Day

  • Beach Day Attire: In addition to sunscreen, All students need to bring a tee-shirt (sun shirt or rash guard), a towel, and a bathing suit. Depending on the weather, your children might need a sweatshirt. We will provide a bag lunch. 5th and 6th Graders will go to West Beach, and 7th and 8th graders will go to Singing Beach.

Thursday, June 9 - Last Day of Classes & Salute - Special Event Dress below

  • Grade 8 Parent Reception: 1:00pm

  • Salute: 2:00 pm - The Salute is a treasured celebration that honors the eighth grade and includes the annual eighth-grade slideshow and tributes from each grade level as they bid farewell to the Class of 2022. The Class History will be read, and Recognition Cups will be awarded.

  • Dismissal: 3:00 p.m.

Friday, June 10 - The 59th Commencement Exercises

  • 9:00 am - 8th-grade students come to school and report to Cutler Gym for graduation portraits and the class photos. Parents can begin to arrive and save seats.

  • 10:00 - 10:15 am - 7th Graders arrive and meet in Mr. Diamond’s classroom

  • 10:30 am - Commencement begins

  • 12:15 Reception and Family photos in four locations following commencement

*5th and 6th graders are not required to attend graduation

Special Event Dress for Salute

  • Shirt (solid color, blouse, or button-down shirt, with or without sleeves)

  • Sweater/blazer (solid color)

  • Dress pants (full length)

  • Skirt/dress (no spaghetti strap or strapless dresses)

  • Footwear (any shoes, including those with back straps)

  • Tie (dress tie or Brookwood tie)

Attire for Grade 8 Graduates:

  • Shirt (white in color, button-down shirt or blouse, with or without sleeves)

  • Blazer (navy blue, khaki, white, green - solid color)

  • Dress pants/slacks (navy blue, khaki, white, green - full length - solid color)

  • Skirt (navy blue, khaki, white, green - appropriate length for the occasion - solid color)

  • Dress (navy blue, khaki, white, green - appropriate length for the occasion - solid color, not strapless)

  • Footwear (any appropriately “dressy” shoes)

  • Brookwood tie - optional

  • If a student chooses to wear a dress, spaghetti straps are allowed; strapless dresses are NOT allowed.

Please ask your students about:

5th Grade (Outside of the Homeroom Classes)

Music - practicing for their salute!

French - Bringing together all of the French I have learned to communicate in detailed sentences this year.

Science - The two science sections completed work on two bridges. They were created to address the uneven walking surface behind the larger science pond; these wooden bridges will make it a breeze for our smaller scientists to navigate and explore the pond and the stream behind it. Thanks, fifth grade!

Spanish-Making a family tree and being able to talk about different family members

Keyboarding - Ask your child how much better they are at keyboarding than last Fall!

6th Grade

Music - practicing for their salute!

Math - How I did on my final math test

French - Our final speaking assessment and how I can spontaneously speak at the Novice Low, Mid, and High Proficiency Levels…and what those levels are.

Geo (Burns) - What current event did I study for my newscast assignment?

Geo (Abramson) - What is lateral reading, and how can we use it to evaluate sources?

English - How do I choose to engage with the end of The Giver?

Spanish- the final project and everything that I can say about myself, my family, and school life.

Science-Male/Female reproductive systems, menstruation, and healthy relationships

7th Grade

Math ( Carbo) - How I did on my final math test

Math (Carver) - how to use trigonometry tools to find unknown sides and angles of triangles

French - The coincidence that brought together the story of “Le Maillot” and cultural elements of Francophone West Africa, such as “pagnes,” “ballos,” “dioula,” and “ziglou.”

History - The challenges of writing historical fiction

English - What my summer reading book is

Spanish-Describing daily routines and what a reflexive verb means

Science-Substance awareness; drugs and alcohol

8th Grade

French - The Trip Advisor restaurant reviews I wrote in French about the restaurant and the “prix fixe '' menu that I created.

Mandarin: Explore Chinese food from local restaurants!

History – What was my recommendation to resolve the Cuban Missile Crisis?

Math- how to find the distance between two points on a graph that is not parallel to an axis

Spanish-The final project and how I can write about my memories of Brookwood Upper School and how fun it was to think back and share pictures and stories

English: ABC Project presentations

Enjoy the weekend!


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