Staff Appreciation Week – Volunteers needed

TreeStaff Appreciation week begins Monday, May 2nd and ends Friday, May 6th. Please see the attached flyer for more information Staff-Appreciation-2016 (print and send in with a contribution) or sign up via

The PTA asks your help  to show our teachers and staff  just how much we appreciate them.  See the Staff-Appreciation-2016 Flyer for all the details and how you can help.

We thank you for your support. Questions please contact Nicole Consorte

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A Day at the Beach Tricky Tray

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The Tricky Tray is one of our school’s largest fundraisers. This year it is held on Friday, May 6th at 6:30 pm. It is a large raffle with prizes ranging from $25/$30 to $400+ and even priceless prizes like a parking spot in the BPS school’s parking lot. There are over 200 prizes to win! 

* Menlo Park Mall Drawing – Do you want to win $1,000 to the Menlo Park Mall?? Each family will receive 2 tickets to sell/buy for a chance to win. You do not need to be at the event to win. ( Drawing will take place at the May 6 event)
* Grade Basket donations are being sent home this week.  Thank you to those who already gave.  If you misplaced the envelope or can’t find it, you can simply put your cash or check donation in an envelope labeled ‘Tricky Tray’ and your child’s grade and send it in with your child or put it in the PTA box.  Checks should be made to BPS PTA.
* Seat Sales – Tables of 10 *150 or $15 a ticket. The ticket form is attachedPlease complete and return your form as early as Wednesday morning. You do not need to fill the 10 spots to submit the form.  Seat available, check in at the door for table number. 
* Personal Donations– each personal donation (valued at $50 or more ) you are eligible for a free blue sheet of tickets (one sheet for prize donated)
* Attachments:

If you want to donate a prize, please or have any questions please contact Jessica Handsman


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Principal’s May Newsletter

springThe Principal’s May Newsletter has been updated and available to read.

All May dates are in the newsletter as well as on the BPS PTA website calendar.

Please read the entire May brief found in the Principals’ Info tab (along the top bar) Principal’s Monthly Message for more information and important dates.

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BPS PTA Plant Sale

Plant SaleBrookside Place School PTA BROOKSIDE PLANT SALE   
Just in Time for Mother’s Day!!!

Our annual Brookside Plant Sale will take place FRIDAY, MAY 6th rain or shine
This event is NOT a PTA fundraiser but a service to our children in helping them choose a plant for someone special.
See flyer Plant_Sale_2016_Flyer

Please have your child bring a SHOEBOX to transport their plants home

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Kindergarten Bingo

bingo-cards-hiKindergarten Bingo
May 18, 2016
See Flyer Kindergarten Bingo

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BPS Volunteer Opportunities

stick figuresThe BPS PTA is seeking volunteers for the following Chair and Co-Chair positions for the coming school year 2016-2017. Please view the sign-up genius
for open positions and descriptions. Like to sign-up please do so on the website. Have a question to learn more about an event or speak to the current chair please contact Michelle Werner .
Thank you to all our volunteers your support is truly appreciated.

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Movie Under the Stars

starsBPS PTA presents a FREE movie under the stars .  Rain or shine.
Feature Film TBD
When: Friday June 10 7:30 pm until 10:00 pm.
Where: BPS blacktop (shine) Gym (rain)
Bring your own lawn chair/ blanket for viewing, picnic or snacks.

All BPS families are welcome compliments of the BPS PTA- please rsvp via sign up genius  (sign up will be live closer to the event)

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Brookside 5K/Fun Run 5/1

pawThe Brookside 5K is fast approaching and we need sponsorships. If you, your business or someone you know would like to be a sponsor for the 5K, please email Jenn Kelly at
Based on your sponsorship level, you will receive free race entries, your company logo on the race t-shirt, and space to set up and distribute business materials. All of the race proceeds will be used by the PTA for field trips, educational programs, school resources and activities to promote a healthy lifestyle.
See the attached letter 2016k bps sponsor letterregarding the different sponsorship levels. A family sponsorship is also available. Your family name will be displayed on the back of the race t-shirt.
Please consider being an important part of this wonderful school event!Thank you,
Brookside PTA 5K Committee
It is time to sign up for the Brookside 5k/Fun Run on Sunday, May 1, 2016. You will be guaranteed a T-shirt if you register by Saturday, April 15th. 
You can register by going to or by filling out the attached registration form and sending it into school with your child.  Please pass the flyer along to fellow Cranford residents.   It is a fun event for the whole family and a great way to show your school spirit.   You can run, jog or walk either event.   The race will have music, food, refreshments and raffles. REGISTRATION FORM 2016_BPS_5k_and_Funrun_registration_form
If you have any questions, please email Jenn Kelly at or Sarah Echavarria at
We hope you will be a part of this fun day!

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BPS Merchandise FOR SALE NOW


Check out our new BPS merchandise for when the weather is warm. We’re even selling beach towels this year.

To order, just click on the link below. Happy Shopping!


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