Volunteer Openings

Volunteers needed for 2018-2019!

All BPS events and activities are successful because of our parent volunteers! 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 or responsibilities of the positions, please contact Michelle Werner [email protected].


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School Tool Box

New pre-packaged school supply provider this year!

School Tool Box offers an easy way to purchase a supply kit for your child’s upcoming school year.

BPS Faculty selects the school supplies needed for each grade and you can either purchase them independently or through School Tool Box. New this year – you can customize the list! If you already have a box of crayons at home, take this item out of your list and save.

Please see the flyer below or link for more information. All boxes will ship directly to your home.  School Tool Box Summer 2018


**This is a service, not a fundraiser.

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Scholastic BOGO Book Fair

Scholastic BOGO Book Fair

Buy One, Get One equal or less in value (BOGO) Book Sale on May 30th & May 31st.  See Class Schedule and send in $ for your child to shop if you’d like them to buy books.  This is a great opportunity to stock up on books for the summer.  BookFairScheduleMay30-31-2018

Volunteers needed, please sign up– https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4eaaaa23aaf58-bpsscholastic1

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5th Grade Night Out

5th Grade Night Out Come out and celebrate the start of summer with your friends!

When: Friday, June 15th 7:30-9:30

You must RSVP for this event. This event is sponsored by the BPS PTA.  RSVP by clicking https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4eaeaa2ea46-5thgrade

Questions:  contact Michelle Werner [email protected] or Nancy Otten [email protected]

Come out and celebrate the start of summer with your friends! *DJ *Treats *Games *Photo booth You must RSVP for this event. This event is sponsored by the BPS PTA. Thank you, Michelle & Nancy

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Movie Under The Stars

BPS PTA presents a FREE Movie Under The Stars showing:

Peter Rabbit

When: Friday June 1st.  Movie begins at 8:00pm and the Ice Cream Truck arrives at 7:00pm.  Rain or shine.
Where: BPS blacktop (shine) Gym (rain)
Bring your own lawn chair/ blanket for viewing, picnic and snacks.

All BPS families are welcome, compliments of the BPS PTA.  More info can be found by clicking Movie Night
No Alcoholic beverages on premises.

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Principal’s News

May’s character trait is Perserverance.

There are so many great things going on in May.  Please see calendar for upcoming BPS dates such as assemblies, field trips, events etc.  Some highlights are:

  • Staff Appreciation and Screen Free Week is May 7th – 11th
  • Mother’s Day Plant Sale – May 11th
  • Tricky Tray – May 11th
  • Brookside 5K & Fun Run – May 20th
  • Relay for Life OAS (the event alternates between HAS and OAS each year – this year it will be at OAS- last day to donate is Monday May 14)

All May dates are in the newsletter as well as on the BPS PTA website calendar.  BrooksideBriefsMay2018

Nurse’s Healthy Hints Healthy Hints May 2018

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Relay for Life May 18

Luminaria Project Cranford Relay for Life 2018This week all Brookside students will receive a white paper bag and letter about Relay for Life. Students are asked to decorate at home and return the bags by May 8. The bags will be filled with sand, candle placed inside and they will line the path the volunteers will walk along at this year’s Relay for Life Walk at OAS May 18.

Relay for Life is an overnight American Cancer Society fundraising event that will take place at Orange Avenue School (this year – it alternates between HAS and OAS). Last year Cranford raised almost $100,000 at the Relay! Teams of people from our community will walk laps and participate in activities as we build a community spirit and honor loved ones lost.   Your donations will help them continue to “Kiss Away Cancer”.

Everyone is welcome to visit the relay and see the artwork along the track. The event starts at 5pm Friday, May 18th.

Brookside Students along with our Lunch Aids will walk during recess Friday May 18th to show our support. Remember to wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water.

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Brookside 5K & Fun Run Registration

Come out on Sunday, May 20th for the 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run and support our school!  Get your classes signed up because the class with the most kids and the most parents registered to run will win an ice cream treat!  1 class for most kids and 1 class for most parents will be chosen!
Sign-up before Friday, May 4th for discount pricing and guarantee yourself a free T-shirt, designed by Cougar Headquarters!!
Register for the 5K for $20, the Fun Run for $10, or get the entire family involved for $50.  Sign-up today before prices go up on Saturday! 
Or print this form Brookside Fun Run & 5K
Fill it out and send it into BPS with your child or drop it off in the office.  There is a specific box marked for 5K registration forms.
Please pass the flyer along to fellow Cranford residents.  This 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, refreshments, awards and prizes!
If you have any questions, please email Amy Owens at [email protected] or Teri Kandel at [email protected].

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May Reminders

May is a very busy month at BPS! Don’t miss out on the fun!

1. Order your pre-printed raffle tickets and food for the Tricky Tray from Pastosa’s – deadline May 4. All order forms can be found on the PTA website or in the files section.

2. There is till time to support your Tricky Tray Grade Basket. Send in as much as you would like to help purchase your child’s grade prize. Don’t worry if you lost your envelope – send your contribution in an envelope marked “Basket Raffle” with your child’s grade on it.

3. Purchase one or both of the 2 tickets for the Tricky Tray Grand Prize….$1000 gift card to the Menlo Park Mall! Each ticket is $20. Feel free to sell raffle tickets to family and friends. If you have any questions, contact Jessica Handsman ([email protected]). If you do not want the tickets, please return them.

4. Staff Appreciation week is May 7-11. Please see the flyer on the PTA website or this page for more information. Please consider donating $10 per family and/or sign up via https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4bada72aa46-staff3

5. Register for the BPS PTA 5K and Fun Run!  If you register by May 4th, you’ll receive discount pricing and guarantee yourself a free T-shirt, designed by Cougar Headquarters!!  Prices go up on Saturday, May 5th.  Register here  https://register.compuscore.com/…/NJ/Cranford/BrooksidePTA5K

For more info, please visit the BPS 5K Facebook page at BPS 5K & Fun Run Facebook Page

6. Register for Screen Free Week!

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