Principal’s Back to School Message

back_to_school_night2016-2017 school year important dates 

 1.   Class placements will be available through PowerSchool at the end of the month of
 August. This is a new procedure designed to streamline beginning of year paperwork and data collection. A mailing with additional details will be forthcoming in the coming weeks.
  1. Suggested school supply lists for Grade levels 1-5 see post.
  2. 2. Student orientations planned for Thursday, September 1, 2016 are below:
  3. 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM – All incoming first grade students (including those who attended Kindergarten at BPS during 2015-2016).

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM – All students new to BPS entering grades 2-5.

3. The first day of school is Tuesday, September 6th and is a full day as are the remaining days of the first week.

4.  The BPS PTA will host a Welcome Back Coffee for parents/guardians after the bell on the first day of school (9/6).  PTA Board Members will be located between the K/1st      grade doors, the 3rd/4th/5th doors, and by the 2nd grade doors (3 locations total).  The BPS PTA website is also a great resource for Back to School information. Visit:

5. Back to School Night for the 2016-17 school year is on Thursday, September 8th starting at or close to 6:30 PM.

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K-5 School supply list

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Below are links to the school supplies needed for students entering each grade in September 2016.

yr end supplies gr K

yr end supply list grade 1

yr end supply list grade 2

yr end supplies gr 3

yr end supplies gr 4

yr end supplies gr 5


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Fall Box Top Collection

box-topsBrookside Place School Fall 2016 Box Top for Education Contest

Keep clipping those Box Tops all summer and submit in October!
Submissions must have your name and class to receive credit. (glue or tape to the form or bundle 50 and rubberband)

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.


Kelly Warnke

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Congratulations 5th Graders

bps-sign.jpgBPS wishes you all much success in Orange Ave School! You did it!


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GREEN TEAM T-Shirt Collection

bps001_royalThe Green Team is collecting gently worn Brookside apparel (t-shirts/sweatshirts) and Olympic team shirts the month of September 2016.

 Please place all donations in a bin by the front office.
Come the new school year the shirts will be sorted by size and all are welcome to take a shirt or two for field trips or the Olympic games next spring.
Thank you in advance for your donations.
BPS PTA & the Green Team

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SchoolKidz Order form for 2016-2017 school supplies

schoolkidz_logoSchoolKidz School Supply Ordering Information
The BPS PTA would like to offer the opportunity to purchase school supplies for your children through the SchoolKidz Program.

The supply kits are created for each GRADE LEVEL based on teacher approved supply lists for the 2016 2017 year. Be sure to select the CORRECT grade level for your childs new grade level. Ordering ends: JUNE 24, 2016

Please see flyer for more information and how to order. ordering_flyer_2016 ordering_flyer_2016

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Principal’s June Message

summer readingThe last day of school will be June 22 (5th grade stepping up ceremony). Half days June 17  & June 20,21 & 22. All June dates are in the newsletter as well as on the BPS PTA website calendar. Please read the entire June brief found in the Principals’ Info tab (along the top bar) Principal’s Monthly Message for more information and important dates. BriefsJune2016 (1)


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Brookside PTA Book Swap

recycleIt’s time for the Book Swap on Wednesday June 8th! Students are asked to bring in up to 4 gently used books to swap
Books will be collected from 5/31 – 6/7
Collection boxes will be in each classroom and the main lobby
Please note: The gently used  books should be reading level appropriate (1st through 7th grade).
We will gladly accept additional books not part of your child’s swap.
Books for our older students are especially needed.
If you have any questions or are free to volunteer, please contact Esther Maroney at or Nancy Otten at
See attached flyer for more information: book swap for parents2016

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BPS Olympics

OlympicsBrookside Olympics scheduled for Thursday June 9th rain date June 14th. Pizza lunch will be served. Please see additional information in your child’s folders coming soon.

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