Read Across America Week

Celebrate Read Across America at Brookside Place School

Join the Brookside Student Council as we celebrate Read Across America 2018 from February 26 – March 2, 2018.  We will be celebrating a different Dr. Seuss book each day.  To read more on what each book and theme is being celebrated each day, click on Read Across America Flyer 2018 (final).  The theme for each day will be:

  • Monday, 2/26/18:  Wear red and blue
  • Tuesday, 2/27/18:  Wear a shirt with a place you’ve visited
  • Wednesday, 2/28/18:  Wear funky socks
  • Thursday, 3/1/18:  Wear mismatched outfits
  • Friday, 3/2/18:  Wear your pajamas

Questions may be directed to Mrs. Rosie Scholz at or to Mrs. Nansie Collins at

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3rd & 4th Grade Night Out

Brookside’s PTA presents 3rd & 4th grade Night Out at Brookside Gym

Wild n Wacky Challenge Game Show

When: Friday, March 16th 7:00-8:15pm
Cost: $8 per student includes entertainment, snack and drink. Cash or check made out to BPS PTA.  RSVP by March 9th

Permission Slip can be found here: 3rd and 4th Grade Night Out – please print and return with payment to the PTA box.

We will make sure that all snacks are manufactured in a peanut and tree nut free facility.

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Pasta for Pennies

Current Standings for after week 1

Second week the students of Brookside Place School  toltal collected from week 1 and 2 $2,465.05 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.The top 5 classes of week 1 in grade order are: Mrs. Petrow’s 2nd , Mrs. Brockman’s 4th , Mrs. Surmay’s 4th, Mrs. Scholz’s 5th  and Mrs. Halkias’ 5th

Last year we collected over $5,000 so keep collecting that loose change. The next collection is this Friday, February 9th. The class that collects the most money will earn the pasta, salad and breadsticks lunch! Thank you for your support!
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Mrs. Brockman’s Class is collecting Pasta for Pennies sponsored by the Olive Garden. Pasta for Pennies is our school collection to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Each class is collecting change in an effort to be the class that collects the most money. The winning class will receive a pasta, salad, and breadsticks lunch from the Olive Garden. Last year BPS raised $5,619.26 (the highest total to date) and the fourth grade is hoping to beat that total.

The first collection will be on Friday, February 2nd
The next collection will be Friday, February 9th
Final collection Tuesday, February 20th  (We are off that Friday and Monday)
The winner will be announced the week of the 20th. The lunch will scheduled for the winners and parents notified.
Students can bring in any type of US coin, it doesn’t have to just be pennies. Cash is also accepted. If checks are sent in, they should be made out to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Thank you for your support.

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2018-2019 Adopted School Year Calendar

At last night’s Board of Education meeting, the 2018-2019 school calendar was adopted.  Please see click here to view the calendar 2018-2019 Adopted Calendar

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Save the Date: BPS Tricky Tray

SAVE THE DATE!! Come join us “Under the Tuscan Sun” on Friday May 11, 2018 for the BPS Tricky Tray!

If you would like to help with the Tricky Tray this year, especially with soliciting gifts, please contact Lexi Kiriakatis at We are also looking for someone to help with graphic design for signage for the event and a coordinator for a fun new raffle we are planning! This is the PTA’s biggest fundraiser of the year and the more people helping, the merrier!

Looking forward to a great evening!

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Cultural Night

The BPS PTA is hosting Cultural Night! A night to promote cultural awareness.

Please RSVP so we can get a head count. Enter number attending in comment box.

We are also looking for volunteers to help out the night of and to bring in food.

Questions? Please contact Colleen DiDomenico

Click on the signup genius link below


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Brookside’s Little Show Variety Show

Brookside Place School students are putting on a variety show . The director Ms. Nowicki with the support of the BPS PTA bring you “Little Show” which will feature a creative twist on things that can be funny and frightful.

Show date: Friday, April 13 7pm CHS
Dress Rehearsal: Wednesday, April 11 (time tbd)

Volunteer Meeting Thursday, February 1 6:30pm

Please send in permission forms.

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Please collect boxtops all year long for Brookside School. The school earns cash for them that the PTA uses to help fund our assemblies and school wide needs. CURRENT TOTAL 3.308 KEEP CLIPPING.

**Money earned from the fall collection the PTA purchased games for indoor recess. Each class received at least 4 new games.

Clip away- and paste to the pink sheet sent home with your child .

FALL collection was a success 3,159 and three winners from the drawing each received a $10 gift card.

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Brookside 5K and Fun Run

The 2018 Brookside 5K & Fun Run is set for Sunday, May 20th!  We would love your support in the way of sponsorships. If you, your business or someone you know would like to be a sponsor for the race, please email Teri Kandel at or
Amy Owens at
Based on your sponsorship level, you will receive
  • Free race entries
  • Your company logo on the race t-shirt
  • 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.
Click the 2018 bps 5k sponsor letter regarding 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

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