This week at BPS…

Last week of school at BPS! Single sessions Monday-Thursday!

Monday – Popcorn Day – student council will provide popcorn as a treat

Tuesday – Lovely Luau Day – wear a Hawaiian shirt, dress, or lei to school

Wednesday – Utter Uplifting Words Day – give compliments to your classmates
**5th grade day out 10am-12pm

Thursday – Last Day of School!!! BPS Pride Day – wear a BPS shirt to school
**5th grade awards ceremony 9am and graduation ceremony 10am.

Remember that Friday, June 23 is the last day to order SchoolKidz supply kits for next year.

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Schoolkidz School Supplies Order form

Schoolkidz Company offers an easy way to purchase a supply kit for your child’s upcoming school year.

Brookside Faculty selects the school supplies needed for each grade and you can either purchase them independently or through Schoolkidz.

Please see the flyer ordering_flyer_2017 and note the deadline to order is June 23, 2017. If you place an order the box of supplies will ready for pickup at BPS in early September before school resumes. You will receive an e-mail end of summer.

Questions please contact Maria Loikith .

Current BPS 5th Graders:

The Orange Avenue School PTA offers a a SchoolKidz option for purchasing suggested school supplies for Grade 6.   A hard copy was sent home via your child’s backpack. 

Order Your School Supply Kit Today! 

Skip the lines this summer. Order your supplies with SchoolKidz! 
SchoolKidz offers pre-packaged school supply kits filled with the exact supplies requested by your child’s teacher. Kits are offered per grade level and arrive personally with the student’s school, name, and grade. The kits are a cost effective and convenient way of purchasing your back-to-school supplies. Simply place your order by June 30 to have all your child’s necessary supplies. Orders can be placed online at Enter the OAS account number 89428

Questions? Contact Trish Ryan at


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June Brookside Briefs & Healthy Hints

Summer is almost here but there are many activities planned over these last few weeks of school so take some time to read the final school year newsletter. BriefsJune2017(2)
These last few weeks of the school year can be hot so please encourage your child to drink water throughout the day.  Apply sunscreen!  Lastly see Mrs. O’Hara if you need to pick up your child’s medication. Healthy Hints June 2017

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Boxtop Spring Collection Success

Congratulations Brookside for reaching and exceeding the spring collection goal with 3,569 submitted!

The 3 collection drives this year, we collected a total of 16,125 Box Tops totaling $1612.50 for Brookside.

Please keep clipping and sending in your boxtops before end of school and then in September when we return.

The school will be treated to an extended recess. Date TBD.

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Book Swap June 15th

book-swap-logoBrookside PTA Book Swap

It’s time for the Book Swap on Thursday June 15th!

• Books will be collected Thursday June 8th-Fri June 14th
• Collection boxes will be in each classroom
• Students are asked to bring in up to 4 gently used books to swap

Please note: The gently used books should be reading level appropriate (1st through 7th grade).
Please, no infant/board books.
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

The schedule is here: BookSwapSchedulefor6-15-2017


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2017-2018 Chair Volunteers Needed

All BPS events and activities are successful because of our parent volunteers.  Chairs must be registered PTA members. Please sign up to chair or co-chair a BPS event/activity for the coming school year.  Some positions are grade specific so please read carefully.
Questions about events, responsibilities of the positions, please contact Michelle Werner
Thank you,
All BPS events and activities are successful because of our parent volunteers. Please sign up to chair or co-chair a BPS event/activity. Some positions are grade specific so please read carefully. PLEASE PLACE EMAIL ADDRESS IN COMMENTS. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Werner Thanks in advance! BPS PTA

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Can you send in just 10 Box Tops? 635 from BPS goal

Spring BoxTop Collection is under way. Send 10 or more box tops attached to the box top sheet. If the BPS student body can reach their spring goal of 3,000 boxtops they will earn an extended recess period in June. See flyer Box Tops Collection Drive- Outdoor Play  collection sheet BOX TOPS COLLECTION SHEET

Current Total as of May 26 2,365 — collection ends Friday June 2.

FAll Collection
Thank you to everyone who helped reach and surpass the BPS goal of 3,000. The homework passes will be available in the next few days.  GO BPS!
If the BPS student body can reach a goal of 3,000 Box Tops collected between today and Thursday, February 28th, each student will receive a HOMEWORK PASS to be used at the homeroom teacher’s discretion.
Fill a collection sheet – link attached – with 10 unexpired box tops and give to your teacher or place in the box tops collection basket in the main office.
Let’s get clipping!

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BPS Recycles

Please drop all drink pouches and Little Bites (empty) in the bins at BPS. See flyer Terracycle Fundraiser

Turning trash into cash while cleaning up the earth.

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SchoolStore Registration ongoing Join Today

SchoolStore packet:

 Here’s how it works:
1. Go to and sign up.  School code 160193
2. Fill in your Student’s Prize Code from your confirmation e-mail in the blank on the outer envelope where is says STUDENT NAME: ____ STUDENT PRIZE CODE:___
3. Give to your Homeroom Teacher and you will receive a prize.
4. Shop through the with the Brookside link with over 400 retailers online and BPS receives a portion of the sale. The SchoolStore is open and ready for you to register – the link will work for 1 year to click and shop at the over 400 retailers online.
Each packet contains a “GOLDEN TICKET” scratch it off there is 1 winner for Brookside (who will it be). The WINNER will receive $100 to shop with!

Questions please e-mail  Ask a BPS friend to send you an e-mail and you can shop online at over 400 retailers via their link and earn $ for Brookside School.

Please note this an optional fundraiser.

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