2020 School Year

How are you returning to school? And when? 

We are starting August 5th, with optional KickStart classes for lower grade students beginning on July 20!

Thanks to our small school size and small class size, which give our students a learning environment in which they can learn without stress, we will also be able to open under “normal” school conditions and meet CDC, State, and Local guidelines.

We are a small private school that specializes in serving students with language processing disorders, such as dyslexia, but we also have students who attend because they thrive in our small, personal class environment. You can read more about our school and how it has impacted our students HERE.

Each class is limited to 10 or less, and classes of 5 or less are not uncommon. Each building, lower grades and upper grades, is limited to 40 or fewer students; and students & faculty are limited to their building only.

We also have outdoor classroom space and walking field trips & lessons, weather permitting. Our playground is also available for the lower grades under current local guidelines, because of our small size.

If your child is on an IEP in public school, you have a partial scholarship from the state, you can read more HERE. There is also a state tax credit scholarship that is still available for you to donate to and your child may be eligible to receive a scholarship, you can read more HERE.

If this is what you are looking for, contact us at 678-401-5855 or EMAIL to set up an appointment. Don’t delay, as space is limited!

Spring Break

We hope that each and every one of you enjoy your spring break. We know that many will not be doing this the way they planned, and that we are all getting creative with how we use this time. Know that we miss all of our students and families, and we will certainly be ready to go back to real school in the fall more than ever!

We’ll see everyone online again Monday, April 13. Stay safe, stay healthy, and make your own fun and memories, different yes, but still enjoyable!

Please share pictures on our Facebook page of what you are doing this spring break or tag our Instagram account, We want to see what everyone is doing! ❤️ #BCSSpringBreak2020

Job Shadow Opportunity for High School Students

If interested Corporate Environmental Risk Management, LLC (CERM) is having their annual Job Shadow Day.

At these events local high school, undergrad, and graduate students spend time in interactive sessions with employees and business partners to gain experience in engineering, environmental, and program management fields and learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) related career options.

If you are interested, the deadline is Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

Click HERE for more information.

Parent Meeting

We will have our Fall Parent Meeting this Friday, August 15 at 9 AM.

After you drop of your student(s), just park and stay for the meeting in the auditorium of the 200 building.

We will have coffee & tea while giving you an overview of school information and the upcoming year as well as answer any questions you may have regarding this school year, FACTS, volunteering, etc. This is optional but highly recommended for new parents, if possible.

We will also do a drawing for a door prize! 🙂

See you then!

Click for Facebook Event

A farewell to Ms. Terri…

Ms. Terri,

A teacher like you can never really retire.

There is no point to count the years. They are not important. Important are the things you did, things we shall never forget. For many years you’ve devoted yourself to educating children, now you can look back with pride at all you’ve accomplished.

Astronauts, physicists, programmers, musicians, technologists, doctors, engineers, lawyers and all the other professions that make the world go around have one thing in common – a good teacher who gave light to their dreams.

As you step into the future and look back over the past all the lives you’ve touched, all the children you’ve changed they will remain a part of you for the rest of your life. So congratulations on a great career and a life well spent, not only inspiring and encouraging your students, but your colleagues as well.

Any teacher would be honored to have not only a great career with a life well spent, but to also be remembered as such an inspiration to not only to her students, but her colleagues as well.

Farewell, to one such teacher. Enjoy your upcoming endeavors!

Love Always,

The Students, Faculty, and Families of Brookwood Christian

Congratulations!

Next Week Travel Advisory

From ACWORTH POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Please be aware that Main Street is scheduled to be paved on Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 23 from the Caboose to roughly Dallas Street. The intention is to keep one lane open during the paving process, however please expect brief delays. Storefront parking from Lemon Street to Dallas Street will not be available during the paving.

On Wednesday, April 24 and Thursday, April 25 paving will move to the area under construction on Northside / Southside Drive. The intention is to keep one lane open during the process to allow access to the businesses located in the construction area.

Still Time for APOGEE!

Thanks to the cap increase for 2019 to $100 million, it appears there is still time to redirect a portion of your state taxes to scholarships for deserving students through APOGEE for the Georgia State Tax Credit Scholarship as the cap has not yet been met!

There’s no telling how long this may last, so don’t delay if interested. You can find more information HERE.

To apply: https://www.apogeebase.com/donate

 

2019 Ride 2 Read Sponsorships & Tickets

Our 2nd Annual Ride 2 Read is an escorted ride scheduled for Saturday, March 23, 2019. Breakfast, catered by Henry’s Louisiana Grill, will begin at 9AM and the Ride will take off at 10AM.

Last year’s ride, our very first, generated almost $2,000 and helped our reading programs and enabled us to sponsor International Dyslexia Association events in Georgia.

This year, we have our brand new Upper School building on the very site of where the picnic tables were last year! The support of all the riders was a great help in expanding our programs.

There will be live music again this year by David Arnold as well as other activities by sponsors.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.

Click HERE for Sponsorship information.

We hope to see you on the 23rd!

#SayDyslexia #UntilEveryoneCanRead #1in5

Clockwise from top left: Campus on the day of the ride 3/24/18; Campus today 1/7/19; Out on the Ride; David Arnold LIVE; another Ride picture; Breakfast on the Foundation of our new Building!

One Hope Wine Offer

You can SAVE 💲💲 on your Christmas wine 🍷🥂shopping AND donate to the school at the same time!
 
Just mix and match a half case and save 10% or save 20% on a full case and One Hope Wine will donate 10% of the proceeds. Proceeds will also go to other charities based on the wine.
 
 
🚨 For us to receive the 10%, orders MUST be placed from the link.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear Brookwood Christian Families,

The faculty and staff would like to wish all of our families a blessed Thanksgiving.  We are thankful for you and the support you give to our school community!

As we gather with family and friends this Thanksgiving, let us be especially mindful of our many blessings.  Let us keep in our prayers those that may be facing hardship during this holiday and those who are serving our country and cannot be home with their families.

Enjoy the rest of your Thanksgiving Break and we will look forward to seeing you back at school on Monday, November 26th.

Peace and blessings.

#GivingTuesday 2018

Acworth, GA (November 15, 2018) – November 27, 2018 is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners – charities, families, businesses, and individuals—to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, this year, November 27, 2018, to kick off the holiday giving season and to inspire people to give. Millions of people around the world have participated in the movement.

This year, Facebook and PayPal will be matching up to $7 million of funds raised on Facebook for US nonprofits (this is $5 million more than last year). Whether you have $10, $100, or $1000 to give, it all adds up for us! Especially when being matched! This is also a great way to maximize an end of year tax deduction. In our first #GivingTuesday, last year, we raised $1,870… Our goal this year is $2,500.

In the spirit of giving, we will rekindle our #GivingTowelTuesday campaign to donate towels to Lake City & Acworth Animal Hospitals (one of our biggest supporters) to use for their Road Trip Home Animal Rescue support. On the last Tuesday of the month we will collect gently used towels and blankets to donate to help them help the rescue.

“After an overwhelming show of support from our community during our 2016/2017 fundraisers, we felt compelled to do something to thank our supporters.” Said Kim Wigington, Principal, “One of our biggest sponsors & supporters, a local veterinary service, is constantly needing towels for one of the charities they support, Road Trip Home Animal Rescue. We knew our families would support this and they did not disappoint. We collected over 175 towels and blankets, which is tremendous given the size of our school.”

Those who are interested in joining Brookwood Christian’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit https://www.facebook.com/donate/567705290358845/.

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About Brookwood Christian

Brookwood Christian School is a private, non-profit, non-denominational Christian school that serves students who have not been successful in public or private schools due to their unique learning needs: individual or multiple learning disorders such dyslexia, reading & language processing disorders, auditory processing disorders, attention deficit disorder, neurological disorders, and other specific learning disabilities. Most of our operating budget comes from tuition payments augmented by the Georgia SB-10 scholarship program. Eighty-six percent of our students receive some sort of financial assistance. Recognition such as this helps with our fundraising which helps keep our operating costs and tuition low.

About #GivingTuesday

Founded in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y – a community and cultural center in New York City − #GivingTuesday inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $300 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness. “It’s been a privilege to work with remarkable leaders all over the country building a movement around #GivingTuesday,” said Henry Timms, 92Y’s Executive Director and founder of #GivingTuesday. “This initiative has truly been crowd-sourced by some of the smartest and most connected minds among the next generation of philanthropists and entrepreneurs.”

It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.

To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit:
Website: www.givingtuesday.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday
Twitter: twitter.com/GivingTuesday

or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.

Media Contacts:

Tammy Urban
Director of Development
Brookwood Christian School
first.last@brookwoodchristian.com
678-401-5855

Flooding Issues for 11/13/2018

We are monitoring the weather conditions and will keep you updated. At this time, there are no indications we will not be able to have school tomorrow, should that change, we will let you know.

As always, if conditions near your house, flooding, power outages, electrical lines down, etc…, make it dangerous, please stay home, the absence will be excused. We want everyone to be safe!

Also, per our closing procedures, we will automatically be closed whenever Cobb closes, or whenever 2 of the following close: Bartow, Cherokee, Fulton, or Paulding.

Stay dry! 🙂

Donate while you shop with AMAZONSMILE

The holidays are approaching! As you shop for gifts, decorations, and more, remember that Brookwood Christian can receive donations if you use #AmazonSmile

Your purcahses can make a difference! AmazonSmile donates to Brookwood Christian Language School when you do your holiday shoping at smile.amazon.com/ch/20-8499098.

Just use the link above to link your Amazon account to Brookwood Christian and Amazon does the rest. It costs you nothing (well nothing you weren’t going to spend anyway 😉

Amazon Smile donating 10x the amount!

 Amazon has now donated over $100,000,000 to nonprofits and charities through the AmazonSmile program! Amazon has announced that for a limited time (until November 2), they will be donating TEN TIMES the usual amount on eligible purchases (5%).

You can support Brookwood Christian by shopping through this link: smile.amazon.com/ch/20-8499098. Link your account to the school and shop like normal, that’s all you have to do!

Create a bookmark for future visits – every little bit counts!
#AmazonSmile #StartWithaSmile

Henry’s Helps Dyslexia

Today is our wrap up for #10on1010 birthday celebration AND #DyslexiaAwareness Month. Join us for a fundraiser dinner at Henry’s Louisiana Grill & Henry’s Uptown!

Just leave your itemized receipt in the #HenrysHelps jar before you leave and Henry’s will donate 15% of food and non-alcoholic beverage sales to Brookwood Christian from the collected itemized receipts!

#SayDyslexia #SupportDyslexia #EatAtHenrysOn1030

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Nonprofit 🏨Hotel Giveback🏨 program

‼️This year’s Nonprofit 🏨Hotel Giveback🏨 program‼️
 
For only the next four weeks, this program gives Brookwood Christian access to incredible hotel deals around the world, at a 50% discount!
 
The best part? Winspire gives 30% back to us!
 
For every dollar one of our families or friends spend on the giveback site, Winspire will be giving $0.30 back to Brookwood Christian.
 
Just make sure whoever you share this with tells us they want to support ❤️BROOKWOOD CHRISTIAN LANGUAGE SCHOOL❤️ at checkout, and later this year and they will send us a check for 30% of their booking. The more supporters you tell, the bigger the check will be!
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Last year Winspire sent over $20,000 in Giveback checks to organizations around the country – and this year they plan on breaking that record.
 
There are over 90 gorgeous domestic & international hotels available at highly discounted rates. Share this family and friends and have them give us a call at (877) 544-8576 to book their room.
 
Hotels are first-come, first-served until the end of this month, so it’s important to act fast.
 
PROGRAM ENDS: November 1, 2018
 
Browse Available Hotels: https://goo.gl/BLnb9P
 
Please note: Trips must be taken before June 30, 2019. But it’s only October, so you’ve still got plenty of time to plan some fun this year.

Brookwood Christian celebrates 10th Birthday and Dyslexia Awareness Month

Celebrate with us October 10th, 2018 from 10:30am until 2pm

Acworth, GA (September 19, 2018) — Brookwood Christian School plans its 10th Birthday Extravaganza, Ten on 10/10 (#10on1010), three weeks from today. For 10 years, at this location, the school has served over 200 students with dyslexia or some other type of language processing disorder. On October 10, 2008, the school had the ribbon cutting for the opening of the original building, so it’s appropriate that the ribbon cutting for the new high school building will be on the day of the 10th Birthday celebration.

“It’s such an honor that we can celebrate the school’s 10th birthday during Dyslexia Awareness Month” said Danielle Anderson, Director of Student Affairs, “Not only are we celebrating 10 years of service to help students read, we are celebrating the successes and achievements of these students as well.”

The celebration, which is open to the Acworth Community, features the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony by Mayor Tommy Allegood and City of Acworth officials, a mini outside food court where guests can purchase Chick-fil-A, Pop Bubble Tea (both donating proceeds to the school’s Dyslexia Reading Programs) as well as Flavors of Hawaii Food Truck.  There will also be $1 per minute chair massages by Lori Tanner from Synergy Medical, with all proceeds benefiting the school’s Dyslexia Reading Programs. And of course, it’s not a birthday party without birthday cake, which will be provided by the school.

To thank those donating $30 or more, the school will be giving away 12”x18” collage prints of student art centered around the school and school day activities. Historic Acworth Door Prints will also be for sale.

There will be limited parking at the school with additional parking available at Acworth Baptist Church, a 2 minute walk (less than ½ mile).

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About Brookwood Christian 
Brookwood Christian School is a private, non-profit, non-denominational Christian school that serves students who have not been successful in public or private schools due to their unique learning needs: individual or multiple learning disorders such dyslexia, reading & language processing disorders, auditory processing disorders, attention deficit disorder, neurological disorders, and other specific learning disabilities.

Media Contacts:

Tammy Urban
Director of Development
Brookwood Christian School
first.last@brookwoodchristian.com
678-401-5855

Danielle Anderson
Director of Student Affairs
Brookwood Christian School
678-401-5855
office@brookwoodchristian.com