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Welcome to this forum for parents and family to share, ask for advice, and discuss anything related to our common interest: the students of Brooks.
 

How Can I Get Involved?

Parents Committee: Learn about ways to participate in our community.
Volunteer Opportunities: Sign up to help with our events on campus and activities throughout the school year.

Recent Parents Newsletters

August 9, 2018

To see prior newsletters, please visit our Parents Newsletter Archives. If you're not receiving the newsletter via email, let us know!

Where Can I Find ...?

PARENT RESOURCES
Welcome to Brooks! A note to new parents from Associate Director of Alumni and Parent Programs Nicole Mallen Jackson '95.
The Follet Online Bookstore: Visit to purchase textbooks for courses.
Major Dates 2018-2019:  A detailed daily calendar is also shown below.
School Contacts: A guide to help you determine who to contact.
Tuition and Billing: Information on how to pay tuition bills online.
Student Accounts: The online guidebook for MyKidsSpending.com
Brooks Together: Learn about the campaign and donate to the Brooks Fund.
Flu Vaccine Information Statements: Information on flu vaccines.

INFO ABOUT LIFE AT BROOKS
Packing List for Boarders: Some suggestions for what and what not to bring.
Student Handbook: Information on the school's expectations for students.
Transportation Information: A list of local taxi and car service companies.
Vacation Transportation: Chaperoned rides to Logan Airport and CT/NYC.
Gifts from Home Program: Send your child a special care package through the school. Download the order form here.
Dining Hall Menu: From dining services provider Meriwether Godsey 

PHOTOS
Smugmug Photos: View, share and order prints or keepsakes of images from campus events, activities and sports.

TIPS FOR VISITING
Where to Stay: Contact information for various local hotels.
Where to Eat: A not-comprehensive list of area eateries.

BrooksEvents

Families of new Brooks School students are invited to join us for a get-together before the school year begins. Head of School John Packard P'18, P'21 will be on hand to greet families and address the group. CLICK HERE for more information and to RSVP by August 20. We look forward to seeing you!

The first wave of returning students begins today, kicking off the 2018-2019 academic year at Brooks School. Welcome back to campus Brooksians!

New and returning students report to campus today to begin the 2018-2019 Brooks School year. Welcome class of 2022 and welcome back classes of 2021, 2020 and 2019!

Students report to class today and kick off the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year.

Classmates enjoy trips and challenges together during this annual tradition. See the lineup:

  • Third-formers will do Project Adventure and Orientation Activities on campus
  • Fourth-formers will travel to the University of New Hampshire's Browne Center
  • Fifth-formers will go on a white-water rafting trip
  • Sixth-formers will participate in the College Counseling Jumpstart Workshop

Brooks School is hosting an admission reception, offering students and parents the opportunity to meet and talk with Brooksians about the school and our community.

Please join Head of School John Packard and Director of Admission Bini Egertson at the home of hosts Susan and Ace Crary, parents of Gardner '16 and Nick '20. Their address is: 1130 Park Avenue, Apt. 6-1 (at 91st Street), New York, NY. REGISTER HERE. We look forward to seeing you!

Save the date! Parents, please join us for the first Parents Committee meeting of the 2018-2019 school year. Details to follow.

We encourage all parents to attend meetings and volunteer for events. There are numerous opportunities to get involved, whether you live across the country or down the road. Learn more about the group and its activities on the Parents Committee page.

Come back to Brooks and catch-up with classmates, cheer on our teams playing at home, join in a volunteer information session, and celebrate the school's newest Athletics Hall of Famers. This year's group will be inducted with a special ceremony during the event. Visit Alumni Homecoming 2018 for details and the full schedule. We look forward to seeing you!

Calling all alumni interested in volunteering for Brooks School! We're offering an information session for anyone interested in joining our program of class agents, class correspondents and alumni board members. Attendees will hear from Head of School John Packard and have the opportunity to talk with Alumni Board members about their involvement with the school. Whether you've been a volunteer for decades, or interested in getting involved for the first time, there's a place for you! RSVP HERE.

Meet and speak with faculty on campus during our annual Fall Visit Day for prospective students and their families. REGISTER HERE

Brooks School is hosting an admission reception, offering students and parents the opportunity to meet and talk with Brooksians about the school and our community.

Please join Head of School John Packard, Director of Admission Bini Egertson and hosts Denise and Graham Marks, parents of Charlotte '19, at the Essex County Club (153 School Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA). REGISTER HERE. We look forward to seeing you!

Students enjoy a long Columbus Day weekend.

Get in the fall spirit! Brooks grads, come join us for a morning of apple and pumpkin picking, wagon rides, and fresh cider and donuts at Ingaldsby Farm in Boxford, Mass. All alumni are welcome with their families. Please RSVP by Oct. 10.

Brooks School is hosting an admission reception, offering students and parents the opportunity to meet and talk with Brooksians about the school and our community.

Please join Head of School John Packard and Director of Admission Bini Egertson at the home of hosts Nancy and Thomas Ferry, parents of Riker '21. Their address is: 165 Highland Street, West Newton, MA. REGISTER HERE. We look forward to seeing you!

Family Weekend is an opportunity for the parents and special friends of Brooks students to meet with teachers and advisors. Please join us on campus!