What’s happening at Brook Road Academy – Week 19

From Elif Kalemdaroglu, Head of Academy

CHILI COOK OFF:  We are warming things up with a chili cook off at the school on Friday, January 31, starting at 11:00. What is your family’s favorite recipe?  We would love to see our parents join us for lunch. You may sign up to bring chili, bread, beverages, and paper goods by clicking on this link:

This is a Chili Cook Off between parents, students and staff.  Please bring a list of your chili ingredient to the luncheon. Thank you for making this a fun family occasion!

CLUBS/EXTENDED SOCIAL SKILLS: This month, we are also starting our half day-extended social skills clubs. This event will take place once a month during school days. Our first club day will be on Friday, January 31.  Behavior expectations are extremely important in order to determine eligibility of participation in these activities. Below are the activities being offered: 

Diamond painting
Film club
Weight lifting
Computer program
Bowling/Putt Putt / Archery (alternating weeks) (requires a fee)
Card games/DND

Students are expected to sign up for a club. They will have the chance to sign up for a different club for the next session. Clubs will take place from 12-3 pm on 1/31, 2/28, 3/27, 4/24, 5/29, and 6/5.


1/31: Report cards go out.

2/3: Community Meeting

2/4: William & Mary college visit (selected Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors)

2/5: Noon Dismissal

2/6: Yorktown Field trip. Please email me to let me know if you would like to attend as a chaperone.

2/7: Manorhouse Community Service for Group B

2/11 & 2/13: NWEA MAPS TESTING (Reading & Math)

2/21:  Manorhouse Community Service for Group A

2/27: University of Richmond-Modlin Center: University Dancers field trip.  We are fortunate to be provided tickets for this sold out show. This trip is free of charge to our students.

We have recently learned that Mr. Melendez received a promotion opportunity with another school.  Although it saddens us to see one of our staff members go, we support his professional growth and thank him for his dedication and service to our students. We are currently interviewing for a new World Languages teacher. As soon as we select our new teacher, we will provide updates to our families. Thank you, Mr. Melendez for your hard work with our students. 

As always, thank you for your continued support.

-Elif Kalemdaroglu, Head of Academy