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Brookwood Basics


60 Years of Educating Young Minds


Then and Now

September 1957

September 2016

61 families from 11 towns

278 families from 37 towns

Nursery Pre-Kindergarten Kindergarten First Grade

Lower School Middle School Upper School

16 20 17 11

142 81 151


Where Our Families Live Manchester, Bev/Bev Farms, Prides Crossing: 70 Marblehead, Salem, Swampscott, Nahant, Lynn: 44 Essex, Gloucester/Magnolia, Rockport: 34

Rowley, Ipswich, Topsfield: 31 Hamilton/S. Hamilton, Wenham: 30 Amesbury, Byfield, Newburyport, Newbury, W. Newbury: 24 Peabody, Danvers, Melrose, Saugus, Revere: 17 Andover, N. Andover, Georgetown, Boxford: 14 Wakefield, Lynnfield, Middleton, Wilmington: 8 Greenland, Hampstead, Kingston, Manchester: 4


Brookwood Faculty Brookwood's faculty is enthusiastic, dedicated and talented. They have diverse skills and educational backgrounds and are committed to many activities on campus and outside their classrooms.

7:1 Teacher to student ratio 78% of faculty have advanced degrees 100% participate in ongoing professional development 100% support the Brookwood Fund 61 teaching faculty 28 of the teaching faculty have been here 10+ years


Administrative School Leadership Board of Trustees: 24 Members Leadership Team: Laura Caron, Head of School Barb Liston, Assistant Head of School Nancy Evans, Head of Lower School Lisa Johnson, Middle School Coordinator Evan Diamond, Head of Upper School Tom Murphy, Director of Finance and Operations Jennifer Lowrey, Director of Advancement Lindsay Murphy, Director of Admissions Kacey Morris, Director of Communications Doug Fodeman, Director of Technology Rick Chute, Director of Physical Plant Other Key Personnel: Paula Cardarelli, Director of Health Services Justin Zappia, Director of Auxiliary Programming


Board of Trustees 2016-2017 BOARD MEMBERS Charlton Reynders III P11, 11, 18, Board Chair Stratton Lloyd P19, 21, 24, Vice Chair Jenny Perkin P18, 20, 23, Vice Chair Rebecca Riff P23, Secretary Amy Murphy Dowd P20, Treasurer Andy Heiskell P21, 24, Assistant Treasurer

Stuart Abelson P22, 23 Bob Broudo Erich Buddenhagen P19, 20 Nancy Crate P13, 15, 18, 18 Meg du Four P17, 18 Steven Edelstein P18, 20 Paul George GP11, 13 John Godfrey P19, 19

Joseph Mueller P17, 19, 22 Akshay Patel ’86, P23, 25 Brian Patrican P17, 18 Amy Remondi P21 Sarah Rial P14, 18, 20 Mark Ross P15, 17 Stephen Wunker Elisabeth Bentel Carpenter P13, 14, 17

Laura Caron P22, 24, Head of School Elizabeth Ruhl, Educator Trustee Alison Harden P20, 23, Representing the Parents’ Association


Advancement Committee Chair: Elisabeth Bentel Carpenter, P13, 14, 17 Division Co-Chairs, Brookwood Fund • Grade 8 Representative: Brett Perryman, P17, 19 • Upper School: Elizabeth Godfrey, P19, 19 • Middle School: Amy Remondi, P21 • Lower School: J.D. LaRock, P25 Grandparent Representatives: Paul George, GP11, 13 and Pollyann Statom, GP19, 22, 24 Alumni Representative: (Open) Parents’ Association Representative: Alison Harden, P20, 23 Campaign Co-Chairs: Brian Patrican, P17, 18 and Meg du Four, P17, 18, 20 Marketing and Strategic Communications: Steve Wunker and Stuart Abelson, P22, 23


Parents’ Association Organizational Chart


Financials Projected 2016-17 Revenues: $11,501,598

Tuition and Fees Brookwood Fund Endowment Parents' Association


Brookwood Fund: Areas of Impact Area of Greatest Need • •

Campus grounds, building maintenance and utilities Student experience    

Farm School Bee Keeping Monarch Butterfly Migration And many more…

Arts •

Deliver a strong arts program and the supplies that support it  Kiln and pottery supplies  Steel drums for Grade 5, Guitars for Grade 6, and Hand bells for Grade 7

Faculty •

Resources needed to support a strong faculty and robust programs  Field Trips  Employee Wellness Classes  Curricular tools: technology to manipulatives

Financial Aid • •

Access and affordability Creating a more socio-economically diverse community for our students

Physical Education & Athletics •

Uniforms and athletic supplies


Last year’s Make it Happen In May challenge for the Brookwood Fund helped Brookwood achieve 74% current parent participation. What a success. Thank YOU! This year, we have a new goal. Brookwood challenges YOU, our current parents, to help us reach 100% participation in the Brookwood Fund in 100 days.

From October 1, 2016 through January 9, 2017, pledge or make your gift to the Brookwood Fund.

A gift size that is meaningful to your family impacts the everyday life at Brookwood. Visit today: bit.ly/brookwoodgive1


Brookwood Fund: What you can expect Fiscal Year is July 1– June 30 100% in 100 Days Participation Challenge (Current Parents, Trustees and Employees) October 1 through January 9  Information included in parent Back to School packets  Postcard on Sept 30  Volunteer outreach  TWAB updates Fall Direct Mail solicitation – November 1  Letter from Laura Caron  Emphasis on 60th Anniversary Calendar year end Outreach  December eSolicitation  Volunteer emails or telephone calls Spring Direct Mail solicitation – March 30  Broader community Spring eSolicitation – Middle of April  Broader community

Make It Happen In May – May 10 through May 31  Final push to achieve 100% participation from broader community; pledges fulfilled from current parents Stewardship  Acknowledgement letter following receipt of gift including tax receipt information


Answer Our Call Tuition Tom Murphy, Director of Finance and Operations

Brookwood Fund Bronwyn McCarty, Director of the Brookwood Fund

Major and Capital Giving Endowment and Planned Gifts Jennifer Lowrey, Director of Advancement

Community Outreach Alison Harden, President, Parents’Asssociation Eliza Cowan, Director of Alumni & Parent Relations


Events Parents Tell Us Not to Miss • • • •

• • • • •

School Meetings: A favorite Brookwood tradition. Every Thursday at 10:00 am Halloween Parade: Students (and often faculty) dress in their costumes and parade around the front courtyard Lower School Holiday Play: Each year the Performing Arts Faculty directs a holiday play put on by students PreK – Grade 3 Revels: Brookwood’s joyous holiday celebration held on the Friday before winter break begins Eighth Grade Play: An annual production that involves the entire eighth grade class and is a MUST SEE for all members of the Brookwood community. Tickets sell out quickly. Student Art Show: On a Friday afternoon in April, the Brookwood campus is transformed into a gallery showcasing the art of the entire student body. PreK Play: During School Meeting in the spring, the PreK students put on the most endearing performance of the year. Recitals: Each division holds a recital in spring where vocal and musical students are invited to perform Harold W. Wise Declamation Contest: Finalists in grades 5-8 compete in this annual competition of poetry recitation. The Salute: A fantastic tradition that honors and recognizes the soon-to-graduate eighth grade class.


4 to 14 Speaker Series


Especially for Grandparents Grandparents’ Tea:

Lower School grandparents are invited to join Head of Lower School Nancy Evans for a special reception preceding the Lower School Holiday Play.

Grandparents’ Day: All grandparents are invited to enjoy a special morning at Brookwood filled with performances and classroom visits. This is a special event dress day for all. Parents can pick up their children and grandparents at noon dismissal time.


Parents’ Association Spring Fundraiser Auction Chart


….off to the Races!!

Kentucky Derby Party Saturday, May 6, 2017 Brookwood School


Communication Vehicles brookwood.edu Your hub to all Brookwood information Features about teachers and students, news, awards, events, BPOD (Brookwood Photo of the Day), BTube (weekly video) and Brookwood Voices, a community blog. TWAB includes the coming week’s calendar, lunch menu, upcoming event details

 The Banner: three times a year to current parents and grandparents who receive TWAB

 Brookwood Bulletin: Annual school and alumni magazine

 Social media channels feature BPOD, sports and other stories

 Report of Giving: Annual publication, mailed in October


Beyond Brookwood 2,148 graduates since 1956 22 alumni current parents Alumni engagement at Brookwood     

Pancake breakfast Young Alumni gathering each March Holiday gathering in Boston (not every year) Mentor Luncheons Daniel P. Wise Distinguished Alumni Service Award at graduation

Alumni engagement outside of Brookwood       

Invitation to events Socks to new graduates Regular requests for updated contact information Alumni year in review email newsletter Alumni webpage – Where are they now? Alumni Facebook page Brookwood LinkedIn page

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