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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The 4th Grade Bike Rodeo

Bike-RodeoBe sure to get your child’s bicycle registered with the Cranford Police Department prior to 9/22.  This must be done in order to participate in the bicycle safety session so your child may then ride their bike to school. This year’s event will be Thursday, September 22nd.  Please read the attached flyer for important details: bike-rodeo2016

The classes will attend the bike rodeo in the following order: 1. Mrs. Ventura 2. Mrs. Petrow 3. Mrs. Brockman


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Kidstuff Books

kidstufflogoThe Annual Kidstuff Book Fundraiser is upon us. The books have been distributed. Please check those backpacks. Note that only one book per family is distributed, typically with the eldest sibling.

The cost for each book is $25 due by 9/26. The books are jam-packed with terrific savings and discounts. Using just two or three of the hundreds of coupons available will cover the cost of the book.

If you would like to order more books for friends or family members, complete the order form, provide payment for all books, including the one you would like to keep, and return to your teacher in the envelope provided.

If you are not interested in purchasing the book, return the book to your teacher. Please, do not remove the label from the book; this is the only way I will know that you are choosing to return the book.

If you have any questions or if your family did not receive a book and order form, please contact
Laurie DiRusso at lbuck522@aol.com

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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).
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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How to Order School Lunch

lunchAs a review, to order lunch online for students at BPS visit:
Steps into assuring you placed an Order:
1. This will bring you to a menu.
2.The site will ask you for your child’s name, school, grade and teacher. (All this information must be filled in correctly or it will impact the ordering process.  Once this information is entered, it can not be fixed as this is considered Personal Information.)
3  Then the monthly menu will display the following options: Entrée, Alternate Entrée, Included with Meal, Snack. 
4.  Choose only one entrée OR one alternate entrée. (If you go into both fields and make a choice from each tab you will be charged for both lunches.)
5.  Next, go to “Included with Meal” which will list Milk and Water options.
6. Last Tab will be a Snack tab, you will see “A La Carte Items” should you choose to purchase those additional items.
7. At the bottom of page choose “Continue” and “Add Student.”
8. This will take you to the Order Summary, that will list your child.  If you need to order lunch for more than one student at the bottom of the page you will see ” Add Another Student” or
9.  Choosing Checkout you will be brought to a Lunch Ordering Screen.  Here you will have to enter your information and credit card information every time you place an order.
10.  After you submit payment, you will be taken to a screen where you must check a box before your order can be completed.
11. Then you will see a screen that will say Order Submitted  at this time you should print the order and retain for your reference.
All orders must be submitted by 8 a.m. The system will not allow you to order anything after 8 a.m., if you do, it will go to the next day.
Also you must cancel by 8 a.m. as your child’s lunch is being prepared and sent to the school.  This is especially important on day’s your child has a field trip or is absent from school.

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Celebrate with Books

celebrate-with-books-1Celebrate with Books
Celebrate with Books is a PTA sponsored event. This event was started to help keep the BPS library stocked with wonderful books. It is an opportunity for your child to donate a book to the library and then “showcase” themselves in one of two BPS showcases – located outside the main office or library.  Fill the showcase with special things that tell us about themselves!  A “donated by” label will then be placed in your child’s donated book.
Here is how it works:
Print out and complete the Celebrate with Books form.  This form can be found on the BPS PTA website (http://www.bpspta.digitalpto.com/) under the link “PTA Fundraisers”.  Send it in along with your payment of $15 to the PTA box in an envelope marked “Celebrate with Books”.
Please note that forms from fifth graders will be processed first until 10/3.  After October 3rd, all other forms will be processed on a first come, first serve basis.
We will try to accommodate your choice of showcase week as best we can.  Any questions please contact Melanie Towne at mtowne4@yahoo.com!
Thank you for your support.

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Join the PTA and Directory

Pta pawTo all New BPS Families or Returning Families who didn’t join the PTA and directory last year, you are invited to use our new online service that enables you to join the BPS PTA & participate in the BPS Directory – all in one place.    See the link below.
IMPORTANT:  If you were in the PTA and directory last year please disregard this email.   You should have received a separate email with the subject Brookside Place School Directory Confirmation to confirm/update your information.  
  • Please click on the link below to become a BPS PTA member and to be included in our new FREE BPS Directory. PTA members only will have access to the BPS Directory – we are reaching for 100% participation this year – please join today!
  • You will be asked to fill in basic information about your family and can choose what information is shared in the Directory. You will have the opportunity to join the BPS PTA ($10.00 per parent) as well as make a tax deductible donation using your PayPal account (if you don’t have PayPal, simply click the option to print & send in your form with a check made out to BPS PTA). 
  • The deadline is September 18th! On October 1st you will receive a link to create your own personal log in & password for access to the BPS Directory. The Directory is for the BPS community only and personal information will not be shared. 
Any questions? Email Tracy McSweeney at tpteach819@aol.com
“Why should I join the PTA?” The BPS PTA is a non-profit organization made up of teachers, staff and parents. The PTA subsidizes class trips, assemblies, teacher grants and school events such as the Olympics, Fall Festival, Holiday Boutique and so much more. Our goal is 100% participation!
“Why do I want to be in the BPS Directory?” The Directory includes the names of all students divided by class. You refer to the Directory when planning play dates and carpools, your child wants to reach a friend for homework help, you are planning a birthday party, you want to reach out to parents in your grade.

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Fall Box Top Collection

box-topsBrookside Place School Fall 2016 Box Top for Education Contest (top 3 students who send in the most boxtop will receive a prize)

Keep clipping those Box Tops and submit by October 28!
Submissions must have your name and class to receive credit. (glue or tape to the form or bundle 50 and rubberband)  http://www.boxtops4education.com/-/media/BoxTops/FlyersAndDownloads/Thumbnails/CollectionSheets/collectionsheet_50_thumb_2014-5-7.jpg)

To be valid, expiration date must be visible and no expired box tops. Box Top container is on the table across from the mail office.

REGISTER your ShopRite Plus Card today see details by clicking the link box-tops-shoprite-flyer


Kelly Warnke

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BPS Yearbook 2016-2017

cropped-bpsIs your camera ready to go on the first day of school?
Capture that moment for the BPS Yearbook.
Upload your pictures at www.replayit.com website or get the ReplayItby Jostens app and upload pictures directly from your phone.

If you uploaded pictures last year, then you can use the same login credentials.  If you are new to ReplayIt, then create a new account and select Brookside Place Elementary School using the password – bps2017.

For picture uploads please select Student Life in Category and enter your child’s name and grade under People.
If there are several children, please name them all in the caption. Looking forward to seeing your child in the yearbook.
Questions? Email: 
ande_macmillan@hotmail.com or ektakevin@verizon.net

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