3rd and 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 17th 7:00-8:15pm
Cost $8 per student includes entertainment, snack and drink. Cash or check made out to BPS PTA.  RSVP by March 10th

Permission Slip can be found here: 3rd-4thnightout – 2017 form – 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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A Prized Picnic, Tricky Tray

What is the Tricky Tray? It’s your PTA’s biggest fundraiser of the year! Parents, teachers & friends try to win 200 prize baskets, a 50/50 & a Grand Finale Raffle Prize. This year’s event, “A Prized Picnic”, will be held on May 12, 2017  at 6:30pm at the Kenilworth Veteran’s Center.

What do you do with the money? Last year we raised approximately $22,000. 100% of the proceeds go towards improvements for the Brookside community. This year the profits were used for teacher mini-grants, assemblies and to subsidize field trips.

Where do you get the prizes? 400 letters are mailed to potential donors, follow up phone calls made & local businesses receive an in person plea. Parents donate money towards Grade Baskets, many also donate prizes on behalf of their family or graduating fifth grader & some of our most popular prizes come from Mr. Klimko & teachers.

How can I help?

  1. Buy a Ticket: Be ready – first come, first serve. Buy individual tickets or purchase a table of 10 (you must have names of 10 guests to reserve a table). Tickets will go on sale on April 3, 2017.
  2. Buy a Grand Finale Raffle Ticket: You do not have to attend the event to buy this ticket.
  3. Support your Grade Basket: You will find out what prize your child’s Grade Basket will be. Send in as much as you would like to help purchase it. (i.e. 2012 Grade 2: Beach Bike)
  4. Print this Official Solicitation Letter: Tricky Tray 2017 Request Letter Give it to your dance schools, favorite restaurants, pet groomer, gym, hair dresser, nail salon, karate teachers, pizza shop, coffee stop… Many are grateful for the chance to donate & they get to advertise for free to our whole school community. Add a personal note & put it in an envelope & leave it with your payment!
  5. Donate a PRIZE: from your family, business, neighborhood, Bunco group, Scout Troop or on behalf of your graduate.
  6. Volunteer! Email Lexi Kiriakatis (alexiswk@hotmail.com) and let us know you want to help.

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Yearbook Orders due by 3/15/17

Have you ordered your BPS 2016-2017 YEARBOOK?
It’s definitely time to do it.
Order with the yearbook form sent earlier this year or order online at www.jostens.com:
Once on the site choose:
  • Yearbooks tab
  • Buy your Yearbook
  • Enter: Brookside Place Elementary School
  • Click on Yearbook $21.00
Last date to order: March 15, 2016
Questions: Ande MacMillan at ande_macmillan@hotmail.com or Ekta Davis at ektakevin@verizon.net

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Art Night: “Eye” want to tell my story….

Brookside Place School Art Night 
Wednesday, March 15 (2 sessions). 
All families are welcome to attend with your child.

 Please see sign up genius and select a slot in your child’s class, 6:00-6:45 or 7:00-7:45pm the night begins in the BPS Gym.


Art Night March 15th… “Eye” want to tell my story….

William Shakespeare once said “ The eyes are the windows to the soul” so what if an eye could tell a story about who you are or what is inside of you?

Your child will be developing this understanding in class while creating a two-dimensional eye on paper with the opportunity for your family to work together to express yourselves through their “eye”.  Feel free to draw, paint, glue, sculpt, etc. with materials that you have collected from home in order to design your child’s eye in the vision you have shared with one another.

Materials that will be provided are:  glue, glue sticks, hot glue guns (with your supervision/approval), scissors, markers, and crayons.  Anything else you wish to use can be brought from home.  There are endless possibilities to your final product… be creative, have fun, and remember, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”.

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Brookside 5k is on May 7th

The 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 Teri Kandel at laditeri@yahoo.com
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  2017 bps 5k sponsor letter(1) 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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February Principal’s News

The character trait for the month of February is Kindness .

* 2/14 is the 100th day of school
* 2/14 Valentine’s Day in class parties
* 2/15 Principal’s Open Agenda meeting
* 2/17-2/21 school closed
Please read the entire brief at ….BriefsFebruary2017
Mrs. O’Hara’s healthy hints …Healthy Hints February 2017


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Can you send in just 10 Box Tops?

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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Souper Bowl

“Souper Bowl 2017”

Which team will win the Super Bowl? Which team will collect the most canned food in our “Souper” Bowl?
The New England Patriots or The Atlanta Falcons. Bring a can of soup in to school and drop it in the team box of your choice.  Whichever team’s box has the most cans of soup by February 2nd wins our “Souper” Bowl.
Our “Souper” Bowl will run for one week leading up to the big game: January 3- through February 2.
The winner of the “Souper”Bowl will be announced on February 6th, at the end of the school day.
Students are encouraged to donate—and therefore vote—more than once!
All soup that we collect will be donated to Cranford Family Care.
Any questions, please contact Mrs. Collins at sallsnan@cranfordschools.org

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Pennies for Pasta

The results are in January 31, 2017:
Pasta for Pennies Program!
The results are in!! Our school raised a total of $5,619.26 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!!!! Thank you to everyone who participated in this amazing program. Our total is above and beyond what we have raised in the past. Thank you to the amazing families at BPS. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
There are some students that deserve special recognition. Three girls did an amazing job raising money for pasta for pennies!! On Saturday, January 28th, Kaylee Fitzpatrick, Ciara Lynsky, and Shea Matheson held their very own bake sale.  The girls’ smiles and delicious goods helped them raise $150 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!  Two brothers also took it upon themselves to collect for the Society. Kiran and Ishaan Davis used their beaming personalities at Walgreens and raised $144.80. We are extremely proud of these students for taking it to the next level.
The top five classes and their totals are:
In 5th place
Mrs. Sztancsik’s 3rd grade class raising $458.24
In 4th place
Mrs. Higgins’ 2nd grade class raising $478.36
In 3rd place
Mrs. Pierce’s 3rd grade class raising $528.74
In 2nd place
Mrs. Gilbertson’s 1st grade class raising $529.21
In 1st place earning the Olive Garden lunch raising $740.14 is…
Mrs. Halkias’ 5th grade class!!!!
THANK YOU again for the generous donations.
Mrs. Jerian Brockman
4th Grade
So far the students at BPS collected $2,531.96 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Last year we collected $2,745.37 we are very close to beating that total!
The top 5 classes from week 2 in grade order are:
Mrs. Gilbertson’s 1st grade class
Mrs. Higgins’ 2nd grade class
Mrs. Pierce’s 3rd grade class
Mrs. Sztancsik’s 3rd grade class
                                                               Mrs. Halkias’ 5th grade class
The class that collects the most money will earn the pasta, salad and breadsticks lunch!
The last collection will be on January 27th so keep sending in that loose change! (see flyer and box sent home)
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 we raised $2,745.37 and the year prior $ 2,697.03 .

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