BPS Holiday Boutique 2015

holiday_boutique 1Thursday December 3rd and Friday December 4th the Brookside Holiday Boutique will be open and ready for our students to experience the joy of giving.

The Holiday Boutique is a service of the PTA.  Gift items will be offered from $1-$5 .  There is something for everyone on the shopping list.

Look for a BPS PTA Holiday Boutique form in the backpacks.  It has instructions and a schedule. Holidayboutiqueschedule12-3-15

Donations of tissue paper, ribbons & empty jewelry boxes are needed to offer the free service of wrapping one gift per shopper.

Volunteers are needed to assist our shoppers on the 3rd & 4th.  Sign up on this website, under SERVICES, Holiday Boutique, Volunteer Form or contact Esther Maroney at Ebetsyd@verizon.net or Jessica Handsmen at jhandsman@hotmail.com

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The Holidays are Here!


The Brookside PTA invites you to help make the holidays happy for a local child or family.

You and/or your child are invited to visit the Brookside Giving Box located in front of the office.

Take a gift tag from the Giving Box – (The gift tag indicates gender, age, and size information and gift ideas as provided by Cranford Family Care)

Please place your gift (it can be wrapped or unwrapped) in the Giving Box  (IMPORTANT:  original gift tag with age and gender information must be attached to your gift)

Please place gifts in the Giving Box by Friday, December 11th at 8:30am in order to meet Cranford Family Care’s delivery schedule.  Thank you for your generosity!

Questions? Please contact one of the committee members:

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Box Top Fall Winners

box-tops1st place: (458) Lindsay Mychalczyk – Ventura
                 (458) Cael Lynch – Scholz
2nd place: (421) Will/Garrett Towne – Collins/Dowling
3rd place: (250) Brianna/Sabrina Noll Petrow/Chelland
Total collected $454.30
Prizes to the winners will be sent via class mail.
Please keep clipping box tops and labels for education (found on Pepperidge farm bread and Goldfish to name a few) please clip along dotted lines be sure to include expiration dates.
Spring class contest coming and all the money raised  benefits BPS. Clip, bundle in 50 counts, bag with your child’s name and class, and drop in the Boxtop box in the main hall by the front office.
Thank you to all for your donations.

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Principal’s November News

ThanksgivingNovember’s character trait is Gratitude.

Thank you to the Walk Your Child to School Day , Fallfest and Trick or Trunk Committees for bringing the BPS community together in the month of October.

Online lunch ordering began October 1, 2015 http://cranford.pomptonianmenus.com/order .

Please see school Calendar for all activities in November all dates are in the newsletter as well as on the BPS PTA website calendar.

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

Fall Fest 2015 Winners:
* Chili Cookoff                          The Cleaveland Family
* Fire Me Up Raffle Winners The Kandel Family
* Pumpkin Carving Contest    Sabrina Prata
Fallfest 2015

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BPS Post Office Up & Running!

mailboxEveryone loves to get a card, right? Students, parents, teachers and friends: It’s your chance to send mail to *anyone* at BPS via the school-wide postal service operated by Brookside’s third graders! That’s right… you can send a letter or card to your child and have it delivered by the 3rd Grade Post Office.

Perhaps send your child a Halloween card or even have a sibling send something to their own brother or sister.  A student can even send something to his or her teacher from last year! And your child can send letters and cards to their BPS friends, too!

Mail is sorted and delivered every Tuesday. The first delivery will take place on Tuesday, October 27th.
What can you send?  Any Letter, card, greeting card or postcard.
Where do you mail it?  Put it in the mailbox by the Main Office or give to your teacher before lunch Tuesday.
When will it be delivered?  Every Tuesday at recess.
Each person from Brookside will have his/her own address (Name, teacher’s address, Cranford, NJ 07016).
Simply address the envelope using the standard format (return address, send to address, sticker/stamp).
Teachers’ addresses:
K:    Frances Fairway, 1 Kaplan Cove
1st:  2 Surf Way (O’Dell), 4 Gilbertson Garden, 5 First Ave (Schlenker),
2nd: 7 Kroll Court, 9 Dowling Drive, 10 Rainbow Row (Chelland),
3rd: 11 Sztancsik Skyway, 12 Higgins Lane, 13 Pierce Place
4th: 14Ventura Highway, 15 Brockman Brook Lane, 17 Petrow Path,
5th:  16 Halkias Highway, 18 Collins Court, 19 Demetriades, 20 Scholz Street
All other BPS staff: BPS Main Office
***If you have any questions, please email taniamerk@verizon.net or nancyo@gmail.com

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Celebrate With Books

yearbook picCelebrate 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 BPS showcases, located outside the office or library.  Fill the showcase with special things that tell us about you.  A “donated by” label will be placed in your child’s donated book.

Here is how it works:

  • Fill out then print the Celebrate With Books Form and send it along with your payment of $15 to the PTA box in an envelope marked “celebrate with books”.
  • The Form can also be found on the BPS PTA website under PTA Fundraisers.
  • Please note forms from fifth graders will be processed first until 10/2.  After October 2nd all other forms will be processed on a first come basis.
  • We will try to accommodate your choice of showcase week as best we can.

Any questions please contact Melanie Towne mtowne4@yahoo.com.

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Yearbook Pictures Needed

camera_clip_artGet your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Staff invites parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you’ve got great photos of school events or your children and their friends just having fun around Brookside, we’d like to see them. Our photographers can’t be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have.

Here is how you can submit photos online:
• Go to: https://images.schoolannualonline.com/login
• Enter username: 402993605 and password: brookside
• Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.
• Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
• Click “Save Details”.

It’s that easy! Submit your first day of school, bike rodeo or student council photos today! Don’t forget to get those pictures of the children having fun at Fall Fest, the Halloween parade/parties Thanksgiving feasts, field trips, and the Holiday Concert.

Thank you and enjoy the rest of the school year!
Your 2015-2016 Yearbook Committee
Melissa Dowd & Krista Swanson

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Principal’s October Brief

Fallfest 2015October’s character trait is Kindness.

Red Ribbon Week 10/26-10/30 see memo RedRibbonWeek2015

Online lunch ordering begins today October 1, 2015 http://cranford.pomptonianmenus.com/order .

Please see school Calendar for all activities in October all dates are in the newsletter as well as on the BPS PTA website calendar.

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

Fall Fest 2015 Pumpkin Carving Contest Winner!

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Box Tops for Education Fall Contest

box-topsBrookside Place School Fall 2015 Box Top for Education Contest

Keep clipping those Box Tops!
All submissions are due by Friday, October 23. Prizes will be awarded for the most submissions (individual prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place). Siblings may enter together, but friends may not. All 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 floor outside the main office or send in your child’s folder to be dropped in the PTA box.

Families with Shoprite Price Plus cards please register on Shoprite.com & register for the Box tops Reward program on their site (choose Brookside Place School ) for additional points to the schools’ account.


Also please check out pearup.com. This website allows BPS to earn money for an event, class, or organization.  Their campaigns run for 10 days and families only have to sign in for 2 minutes for the activities. It is free.

Shanna Fox/sfox77@gmail.com


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