At Brooks Global Studies, we prepare students to become active, knowledgeable participants in a global society. Our studies lead them to understand how their actions as individuals impact the larger community of their classroom and the school, just as the actions of a single country affects the world. Our children learn to genuinely respect and accept the differences that make people and their cultures unique.

Monday, November 2, 2015

November 2 Newsletter

The Panda Periodical

Shop for a Cause!
Join us at Ten Thousand Villages
Monday November 2 
The holidays are so close! When you look at your holiday shopping list, why not choose the gift that gives twice.
Shop during our Community Shopping Event. 
You will leave with unique, handcrafted gifts that support artisans in developing countries, AND 15% of your purchase will benefit Brooks! 
(1564-A Highwoods Blvd. In the Target New Garden Shopping Center)

Let's Help Our Community!

October 9 - November 7
Please drop off any new or used coats, all sizes but especially for children, to any A Cleaner World location. Be sure to mention to the attendant that you are donating for Brooks Global. Each location will keep a tally to award the Top 5 schools! A maximum of 10 coats, per drop off per person per day.

Goodwill collection container will be on campus as a fundraiser!
Located in the Grimsley parking lot near the stairs. 
It will be open to drop off donations from 7:30am-4pm, Monday- Friday. 
AND Saturday November 14th 9am-12pm, and Sunday November 15th 2pm-5pm.
Brooks gets 5 cents per pound of donations!! 
And the top school gets an extra CASH Prize!!!
So clean out those closets for our school!

Canned Food drive to benefit Blessed Table Food Pantry!
November 9-24
There will be collection boxes in the halls.Please bring non-perishable and non-glass food donations. To see a list of needs please visit the website for Blessed Table

Important Dates...
November- Goodwill Collection on campus

November 2- Spirit Night "Shop for a Cause" Ten Thousand Villages 6-8pm
November 6- United Way Student Campaign "Loose Change Makes a Change"
November 6- Book Exchange in Cafe 7:35-7:55
November 11- NO SCHOOL
November 9-24- Canned Food Drive to benefit Blessed Table
November 13- Book Exchange in Cafe 7:35-7:55
November 14- Drop Goodwill donations 9am-12pm
November 15- Drop Goodwill donations 2pm-5pm
November 16- Reflections Entries Due
November 16- Box Tops and other rebates due
November 18- Chipotle Spirit Night 4-8pm
November 20- Book Exchange in Cafe7:35-7:55
November 20- Minion DJ Party (for those who qualify from fundraiser sales)
November 24- Passport Pass-Off
November 24- Parent Only Preview of the BookFair
November 25-27- NO SCHOOL
November 30- December 4- Book Fair in the Media Center
December 10- Teacher and Staff Holiday Luncheon 
December 17- Skateland Spirit Night 6-8:30pm

The PTA Reflections Art competition is launching this week with the exciting theme of "Let Your Imagination Fly".
 For entry forms, category rules, and additional information, please visit here.
Deadline is Monday November 16th, entries may be left in the Office. Thanks!

Volunteer Opportunities!
Mr. Phillips needs more parents to help with Passport Pass-Off. If you are able to help out one Thursday per month, please email
Training is provided! Thanks!!

Join the PTA!
Please join the PTA!!! We need your support! $7 per individual member, STUDENTS are welcome to join TOO!! The first 50 Brooks students to join will receive a Chick-Fil-A coupon for a FREE sandwich!  
If we reach 325 members by November 20th, Mrs. Clemmons AND the teacher with the most members will get a PIE IN THE FACE!!

Yearbook Sales 
 All yearbook sales made online through 2/1/16 will receive a 10% discount on all a la carte items and packages.  
Click to  PURCHASE HERE and job # is 11082216.  
Any questions, please email 
or text 336-392-3868.


If you have a question about an event or to add something to the newsletter, 
please email Jaime Bunnell

Monday, May 11, 2015

The International Festival is FRIDAY MAY 15th from 5:30pm-8:30pm

We are still in need of volunteers!

Here's how you can help...
* Drop off canned coke or pepsi products, bottled water, and/or juice boxes on the International Cafe Stage BY Friday May 15th.
* Drop off a cake/cupcakes ON Friday May 15th.
* Come to the International Cafe on TUESDAY May 12th from 6-8pm. We will be making signs and putting together raffle baskets. The more the merrier!!
* VOLUNTEER at the Festival... We need people to help with drinks, ticket sales, games, and of course set up and clean up. You can sign up !

The schedule of events
Opening Ceremony 5:30pm
PTA General Body Meeting 5:50pm
Children's Performances 6:15pm
Kids Zumba Demo 7:15pm
DJ Mr. Phillips 7:30pm
Raffle winners announced 8:15pm

Children's Performances and Dress Code
6:15pm Kindergarten
green shirt
6:25pm First Grade
yellow shirt
6:35pm Second Grade
red shirt
6:45pm Third Grade
orange shirt
6:55pm Fourth Grade
black shirt
7:05pm Fifth Grade
blue shirt

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Newsletter April 2015

The Panda Periodical

The Read-A-Thon deadline to turn in logs and money has been extended until THIS WEDNESDAY 4.15. Let's get more turned in to help fund the AR program.

4.14- IF Meeting 6pm@ Geeksboro
4.17- AR Store (See Info Below)
4.21- IF Meeting 6pm@ Geeksboro
4.23- Passport Pass-Off
4.23- Spirit Night at Texas Roadhouse 4-8pm
4.24- Bookfair Set-up
4.27-5.1- Spring Bookfair
4.28- IF Meeting 6pm@Geeksboro
5.1- Paver Sales Deadline
5.5- IF Meeting 6pm@ Geeksboro
5.12- IF Meeting 6pm@ Geeksboro
5.15- International Festival

  • Do you know a Brooks Global parent, grandparent, or other PTA member who would make a great PTA leader?
  • Do you have interests or skills that could benefit the students of Brooks Global Studies?
  • Do you want to be more involved with the school and make a difference?
The Brooks Global PTA Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for the 2015-2016 Brooks Global PTA Board of Directors.

If you are interested in a position for next year, please send your name, child's name and teacher, contact information, and position in which you are interested to Rosylin Totten,, 681-2427 (home), or 509-7649 (cell) by Thursday, April 30.

If you know other PTA members who would make great leaders, please send their information. The Nominating Committee will contact them to determine if they are interested in a position.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

If you want to volunteer for a committee but you don't want to be the chair, let us know!  All committees need volunteers.

Guilford County Schools seeks your input in helping to select our new principal. This survey link will be available until end of day April 16. Click on  to access the survey. Hard copies of this survey will also be available in the Brooks Global Studies Office. If you have questions about accessing the survey, please contact Mrs. Pinyan at

  • The Global Leadership Team needs help from the PTA to get volunteers for our Water Festival on April 22nd from 8 to 11 am.
    • We are in need of volunteers for our Water Festival! Students will learn about water as a natural resource in interactive, engaging ways. We need help running stations and helping students rotate groups. All volunteers will be provided any materials and information necessary to run their station prior to the Water Festival.
    • Sign up HERE:
  • Volunteers Needed for AR Store
    • AR Store is this Friday and we would love to see some parents come out to volunteer their time encouraging our readers and helping them pick prizes. The times are 8am-1pm.
    • If you have any new or unopened small toys/trinkets/party favors, we are happy to take those off your hands. Please send them to the Media Center marked AR Store and Mrs. Pinyan will get them to me.
    • If you can help please email Amity Manuli
  • International Festival is in need of the following...Come to one of the Festival Planning meetings- EVERY TUESDAY evening 6pm at Geeksboro

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Newsletter - March 2015

The Panda Periodical
March 24, 2015

Important Dates
Wednesday 3.25- Spring Individual and Class Pictures- don't forget to order!
Wednesday 3.25- Chick-fil-a Spirit Night 4-8
Thursday 3.26- Passport Pass-Off
Wednesday 4.1- Annual Blood Drive
Wednesday 4.22- Water Festival 8am-11am
Thursday 4.23- Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night 4-10

Water Festival
Wednesday,  April 22, 2015  8 to 11 am
We are in need of volunteers for our Water Festival! Students will learn about water as a natural resource in interactive, engaging ways. We need help running stations and helping students rotate groups.  All volunteers will be provided any materials and information necessary to run their station prior to the Water Festival.  Please sign up here:  Thank you!

International Festival
The International Festival is approaching! Every year the PTA hosts the International Festival for ALL students, staff, parents, siblings, family and friends to attend. The festival is a great opportunity to see the community of the school come together in an end of the year celebration. There is no cost to attend. The activities, games and food do require the purchase of tickets. There are student performances led by Senora Trujillo and Mrs. Geraldi. Every student will participate in a short performance during the festival. There are many opportunities to learn about other countries at the country booths, where students can earn a free homework pass. There will be food with ethnic flair, games, photo booth and even an International cake walk! It is truly an experience you don't want to miss!
Please also consider volunteering some time, if we all help everyone will get to enjoy the festivities! The festival is only a success with volunteers! For more info, to host a booth or to buy tickets, please contact Colleen Sovich, IF Chair, 336.215.9708 Volunteer at the IF

Kidd's Korner
Great news! Brooks Global has been recognized as a North Carolina State School of Character, one of only three in the state! In the lengthy application, we described how we incorporate character education, service learning, and global studies into the core curriculum. Our Water Project is a perfect example of this. Brooks is now being considered for National School of Character recognition, and we will have a visit on March 30. Congratulations to the entire Brooks community!

Volunteer at the Brooks Book Exchange
Every Friday morning from 7:35-7:55 am, Brooks students have the option to bring in a book and exchange it for a new book. Sign up to volunteer here:

1st Annual Greensboro Brain Tumor 5k Run/Walk is this Saturday
This is support of our very own Josh Wainscott's mother. He is in Mrs. Carter's class. He will be selling bracelets for $1 to make a donation to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Please see Josh or Mrs. Field with your bracelet money.
And let's all participate in the walk or come out to support.
Please come out for the 1st Annual Greensboro Brain Tumor 5k Run/Walk at Bryan Park on March 28th! You can register on

Yearbook Photos
We want to have the best yearbook yet and need your help! Please email any pictures you have taken in class or on field trips (in the highest resolution possible) to

Brooks Pavers
Leave your mark at Brooks, Buy a paver! We are extending the sales of engraved pavers for the entrance circle. The pavers are $100 and will be available until May 1st. This is a wonderful way to commemorate your child's graduation or kindergarten year at BGS. It also makes a great class gift to a special teacher. Leave your legacy on the grounds of the best elementary school in town! See the flyer here Get the Order Form! Questions? email Paula Stop

Garden News
Vegetable and Herb Gardening Basics Class for Parents and Teachers Thursday March 26 4-6 at Irving Park Elementary Learn the basics of what, when, and how to plant. Fertilizing, soil prep, watering, and other essentials! Free but Registration Required 336.641.2400 or

Carton 2 Garden
Carton 2 Garden is a program sponsored by Evergreen Packaging with support from that gives students the opportunity to repurpose milk and juice cartons from the school cafeteria to either build or enhance their school's garden. Educators can engage students in a hands-on experience creating teachable moments on environmental stewardship, sustainable packaging, and healthy living. The best use of cartons in their school garden gives the school the chance to win a prize valued up to $2,500 for building or enhancing its garden.

You can start bringing your cleaned empty cartons (Any size -Allow the carton to dry for 2+ days in open air to prevent mold and mildew) when you drop off or pick up your students whenever you have them or send them in with your students. There will be containers by the school main entrance and the cafeteria area designated for the cartons. Your students are welcome to decorate them or write their names on the cartons. We will start the seedling process in March, please feel free to start your own at home, and bring them to school in early April. We will need volunteers to help with different aspects of gardening in our Brooks School Garden. If you are interested, please feel free to contact Ms. Langer or Sharon Guerrero at for more information.

 If you have a question about an event or to add something to the newsletter, please email Jaime Bunnell

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Lake Jeanette Dentistry
Maxie B's
Ameriprise Financial 
Arts and Basics for Children
Penn Paper Company
Piedmont Communities Spay Neuter and Wellness Clinic

2014-2015 PTA Officers

President:  Priya Phillips
1st Vice President:  Rachael Smith
2nd Vice President:  Elizabeth Volinski
Treasurer:  Heather Sligh
Secretary:  Joy Wicker