Square 1 Art

square-one-artChildren will be bringing their Square 1 Art Packet home week of 10/17. We are holding the fundraiser in the fall again this year so that your child’s artwork/gifts will be ready in time for the holidays!

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BPS Mailbox delivery begins Oct. 17

mailboxEveryone loves to get a card, right? Students, parents, teachers and friends: It’s your chance to send mail to *anyone* at BPS via the school-wide postal service operated by Brookside’s third graders! That’s right… you can send a letter or card to your child and have it delivered by the 3rd Grade Post Office. Perhaps send your child a Holiday card or even have a sibling send something to their own brother or sister.  A student can even send something to his or her teacher from last year! And your child can send letters and cards to their BPS friends, too!

Mail is sorted and delivered every Tuesday. The first delivery will take place on Tuesday, October 17th and run till the end of the school year.
What can you send?  Any Letter, card, greeting card or postcard.
Where do you mail it?  Put it in the mailbox by the Main Office or give to your teacher before lunch Tuesday.
When will it be delivered?  Every Tuesday at recess.
Each person from Brookside will have his/her own address (Name, teacher’s address, Cranford, NJ 07016).
Simply address the envelope using the standard format (return address, send to address, sticker/stamp).
Teachers’ addresses:
K:    Frances Fairway
1st:  2 Surf Way (O’Shea), 4 Gilbertson Garden, 5 First Ave (Schlenker),
2nd: 8 Kroll/Higgins Court, 9 O’Dell Drive, 10 Rainbow Row (Chelland),
3rd: 11 Sztancsik Skyway, 12 Higgins Lane, 13 Pierce Place
4th: 14Ventura Highway, 15 Brockman Brook Lane, 17 Petrow Path,
5th:  16 Halkias Highway, 18 Collins Court, 20 Scholz Street
All other BPS staff: BPS Main Office
***If you have any questions, please email Melissa Paine mas08@verizon.net and Marilyn Geraghty mmunster102@gmail.com

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Trick or Trunk

trickrtrunk4th Annual Trick or Trunk brought to BPS families compliments of the BPS PTA and generous volunteers. Please see link for more information 2016-tort

Come on down for some fun on Friday, October 28th from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the BPS parking lot. Sign up to decorate your trunk….we need about 8 more trunks!

Questions please contact frankdickson@att.net or kevin.niemsyk@Novartis.com

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Spirit Wear Sale

bps001_royalIt’s Autumn… there’s a nice, cool breeze in the air… So Get Your BPS Spirit Wear!!!
In addition to T-Shirts, Flannel PJs and Crewneck Sweatshirts, we also have Hooded Sweatshirts that can be personalized with your child’s last name and favorite number.
These are perfect for showing school pride and attending school-sponsored events. They make great Holiday gifts, too.
Sale ends October 23rd. Proceeds benefit the BPS-PTA! Just click on the link below to place your order.
Happy Shopping! Any questions? Contact: MichelleVerno@gmail.com
$5 BPS magnets are also available- to purchase please place $, child’s name and class and number of magnets you like to purchase in an envelope. Questions please contact Nicole Consorte nicoleorange16@gmail.commagnet

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fall festival

The BPS PTA will host the annual Fallfest October 29 2-6pm (blacktop)and the Chairs are seeking volunteers to help with the games, contests and more to make this year another outstanding BPS family fun event.

Please view the sign up geniuses and volunteer today!

Game Volunteers

 Enter the chili cookoff, pumpkin carving contest

Cupcake Walk sign up



Compliments of the BPS PTA

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Do they like to dance, produce a film, write a poem or story, compose a song, take a picture or create a piece of visual art? This year’s PTA Reflections in Art theme is “What Is Your Story? Tell us your story!

Local, State and potentially National Recognition for your child’s creative expression in the following categories: Visual Arts, Dance choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition and Photography. Categories include: Pre-K – 2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 and special artists. Must be child’s own unique work.

Be on the lookout for upcoming entry forms and requirements in your child’s folder and via email, as well as BPS Facebook page. Find out more details from Jenny Piezas (jennypiezas@gmail.com908-414-0024) or April Sherrington (aprilsherrington@gmail.comand get creative! Submit your child’s entry including the piece of art, title and artist statement (what inspired the work and how it relates to the theme – 100 word max) by November 16, 2016

More information can be found here http://www.pta.org/reflections

Forms can be found here: 16-17-rules-summary marketing-email-long-version student-entry-form



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October Briefs

jackolanternPlease see the attached to read the BPS October Briefs.  Highlights include:
– October is Kindness month
– Walk your Kid to school is October 5th
– Unity day is October 19th – all students are encouraged to wear Orange
BPS PTA meeting October 21st 9am in the Gym (please sign in at the Main Office)
– Halloween parade is October 31st at 1pm
– Principal Open Agenda #1 is November 16th brooksidebriefsoctober2016final-doc
– Nurse’s Notes for October briefsoctober2016nurse

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Fall Boxtops Collection


Please save and submit BOX TOPS for Brookside. This is our first of 2 collections for the school year. Please bundle in packs of 50 or attach to the BOX TOP paper and label with your student(s) name(s) and class(es). box-tops-2016-fall-contest              box-tops-collection-sheet
To enter boxtops for the fall contest (individual winners) deadline is October 28.
Also please see the attached flyer explaining how to log on and link your ShopRite Price Plus Card to Brookside School- earnings are automatically calculated and $ donated to Brookside.  Click here to see the flyer:

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Walk Your Child to School Day

walkNational Walk Your Child to School Day is Wednesday, October 5th.
When: October 5th, starting at 8:15 am
Where: Blacktop at Brookside Place School
What: A chance to gather as a community to share some healthy snacks.

A member of the Cranford Police Department will be present to talk about walking safely to school.
If you are available to volunteer with the event, or have questions, please contact Jen Burke,
jenniferroes421@yahoo.com or Barbara Riley, mmriley533@aol.com.

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