No School Monday, 12/11/2017

We visited the school today. All that shiny stuff is ice, and thick. Not only is it unlikely that all of it and all of the snow will melt, it won’t evaporate and will refreeze tonight. This will make the parking lot, sidewalks, and playground unsafe.

Consequently, we will not have school tomorrow. Enjoy the snow another day, see you Tuesday!

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Friday Weather

UPDATE 2:50 PM:  With the rain this afternoon, probably turning into a wintery mix through the night, and temperatures dropping throughout the day tomorrow, in the interest of safety for the students and families, we will not have school tomorrow.

10:53 AM:  We are aware of the possibility of snow tomorrow and are monitoring the situation.  We will know by dismissal today whether or not we will have school tomorrow.

Christmas Shopping for a Cause!

One of our local businesses, Pearl’s Spa, set up this wonderful fundraiser during their recent open house, and it has been extended through the holiday season.

One Hope Wines is a Napa Valley winery that donates proceeds from every bottle & gift set to various causes, depending on the wine or gift set.  To date they have made more than $2 million in donations, providing over 2,600 clinical trials for cancer patients, 13,000 forever homes for shelter animals, 1.1 million meals for children, 33,000 life-saving vaccines and much more.

When you purchase a GIFT SET or a CASE FOR A CAUSE (30% off of MSRP) through the link below, not only does the charity on the bottle receive a donation, we will receive 10% of the proceeds!  Gift sets start at $49.99 plus shipping and they have something for every occasion as well as non-alcoholic sets.

This can take the stress out of your personal and corporate holiday shopping this year! Shopping must be done through the link below to qualify!

https://secure.viaonehope.com/parties/15967

Please keep Pearl’s Spa, and our other local businesses, in mind while doing your Christmas Shopping. These businesses do so much to support us.

Note:  Someone 21 years or older must be at the delivery address to sign for the order.

#GivingTuesday

As you are making your end of the year tax deductible donations…

TODAY ONLY Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be matching up to $2 million of funds raised on Facebook for US nonprofits. CLICK HERE to donate using the donate button at the top of our page.

Whether you have $10, $100, or $1000 to give, it all adds up! Especially when being matched! This is also a great way to maximize an end of year tax deduction.

WE need your help to reach our goal of raising $20,000 to furnish the new building and the Science Lab! Here are some ways to engage your friends, family and co-workers:

* Share information about #GivingTuesday on your social media accounts.

* Send an email challenging your co-workers, family and/or friends to give up the money they would spend on coffee and make a donation to Brookwood Christian! You could do the same with giving up lunch or dinner out. Stay home and play board games with your family instead of going to the movies, etc.

* Email your families, friends & contacts an email to encourage giving to Brookwood Christian.

And don’t forget to bring you gently used towels and blankets for our #GivingTowelTuesday!

#MyGivingStory for #GivingTuesday

Please go vote for our story here.  You can vote for as many stories as you want, but only once per story per day through Nov 30.  15 finalists will be chosen to be judged with 1st place receiving $10,000, 2nd receiving $5,000, and 3rd receiving $2,500.

Feel free to write your own #MyGivingStory and name our nonprofit as the award recipient!

 


Our #MyGivingStory for #GivingTuesday is to give back to a business that supports our fundraising endeavors, Lake City & Acworth Animal Hospitals. We will have #GivingTowelTuesday on the last Tuesday of the month to collect gently used towels and blankets to use for boarding and transport for Road Trip Home Animal Rescue, another cause they support.

We are a private school that serves students who have not been successful in public or private schools due to their unique learning needs. Many of our students are diagnosed with a language based learning disability such as dyslexia.

The current campus was established in 2008 by current Principal/Director, Kim Wigington, in order to better serve her two daughters’ reading comprehension concerns, one with dyslexia and the other an English language learner, adopted from Latvia.

While we are extremely proud of the achievements of our students, we would like to be able to help more students in need of the same services. We have outgrown the current building and are in the process of expanding our campus, costing approximately $675,000, which is why we are eternally grateful to Lake City & Acworth Animal Hospitals for their support in our continuing fundraising efforts.

Fall Student Art

Look at the wonderful art projects our students did during Ms. Nadiya’s art class!

GuideStar Platinum Seal Recognition!

Great news! Brookwood Christian just earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from
GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information.

By sharing these metrics, we’re helping the sector move beyond simplistic financial ratios to assess nonprofit progress.
We chose to display quantitative metrics such as:

  • Number of Students Showing Improvement in Test Scores,
  • Number of Students Graduating,
  • Number of Students Planning Post-Secondary Education,
  • Per Pupil Expenditures, and
  • Administrative Costs, 

to represent how hard Brookwood Christian is working toward achieving our mission.

Tracking and sharing this information gives not only us, but also potential donors, relevant information on the results we are getting, for what cost, and how funds are allocated.

We’re proud to use GuideStar Platinum to share our full and complete story with the world. To reach
the Platinum level, we added extensive information to our Nonprofit Profile: basic contact and
organizational information; in-depth financial information; quantitative information about goals,
strategies, and progress toward our mission.

GuideStar Gold Seal Recognition!

Brookwood Christian was recently recognized for our transparency with a Gold Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile!

GuideStar USA is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits.

In order to get the Gold Seal, Brookwood Christian shared important information with the public using our profile on www.guidestar.org. Now our community members and potential donors can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make helping students with dyslexia and other language based learning differences.
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Check out our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile and tell us what you think: https://www.guidestar.org/profile/20-8499098