Walk Your Child to School Day 10/4


When: 8:15am October 4

Where: Blacktop at Brookside Place School

What: A chance to gather as a community to share some healthy snacks.   A member of the Cranford Police Department will be present to talk about walking safely to school. To find out more about the Cranford Police Department’s “School Route Plan”, visit http://cranfordschools.org.

If you are available to volunteer with the event, or have questions, please contact Katie Wright, katiewright126@gmail.com; or Amanda Ghanime, amanda.ghanime@zoho.com.

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Picture Day 10/5

Brookside Picture Day (all students and staff) will be Thursday October 5. Please note the form sent home in your child’s folder.
$ and forms are due back by 9/27 to your child’s teacher.
Picture day chairs are looking for volunteers to help on picture day (10/5). If you commit to helping on picture day, you must also be available to help on Monday 10/2 from 9-11 to sort and make phone calls. If you have any questions please contact: Antonia Cleaveland antonia528@verizon.net Jessica Handsman jhandsman@hotmail.com

All information regarding PTA and School events can be found on the bpspta.digitalpto.com and Facebook.


The picture day chairs are looking for volunteers to help on picture day (10/5). If you commit to helping on picture day, you must also be available to help on Monday 10/2 from 9-11 to sort and make phone calls. If you have any questions please contact: Antonia Cleaveland antonia528@verizon.net Jessica Handsman jhandsman@hotmail.com

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KidStuff Books

Its that time of year again.  The KidStuff Coupon Book is being sent home on Monday 9/18.  Our school earns 50% of every book that is sold.  Most coupons don’t expire until December 2018.   You earn one FREE book for every 5 books sold!  Only the OLDEST child in each family will receive a book.  If your oldest child does not bring a book home by Wednesday 9/20 please email me at lbuck522@aol.com.

*If you would like to keep the book please complete the contact information on the envelope. Please send cash or checks payable to BPS PTA.  Send the envelope back with your child to give to the teacher.

*If you would like to order additional books indicate the amount of each book for each county on the back of the envelope.  Enclose cash or check(s) for each additional book and return the envelope to school with your child.  Any extra books you order will be sent home with your child in early/mid October.

*If you do not wish to purchase the book please have your child return it to his/her teacher in the bag it came in.  Please do not remove the label on the book with your child’s name and class.  It is the only way I know who is returning it.

*Please remind your child that the envelope or book is in their backpack and they must return it to their teacher.

*All books and payments must be received no later than OCTOBER 2, 2017.

Any questions please email me at lbuck522@aol.com

Thank you
Laurie DiRusso

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Celebrate with Books

Celebrate with Books
        Celebrate 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 two BPS showcases – located outside the main office or library.  Fill the showcase with special things that tell us about themselves!  A “donated by” label will then be placed in your child’s donated book.  Please see attached for a picture of a sample showcase.
Here is how it works:
        Print out and complete the Celebrate with Books form.  This form can be found on the BPS PTA website (http://www.bpspta.digitalpto.com/) under the link “PTA Fundraisers”.  Send it in along with your payment of $15 to the PTA box in an envelope marked “Celebrate with Books”.
        Please note that forms from fifth graders will be processed first until 10/6.  After October 6th, all other forms will be processed on a first come, first serve basis.
        We will try to accommodate your choice of showcase week as best we can.  Any questions please contact Melanie Towne at mtowne4@yahoo.com!
Thank you for your support.

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4th Grade Bike Rodeo

When: Tuesday 9/19 raindate 9/26
Where: on Spruce Street (each class will be assigned a time with their teacher – Cranford Police Department and Parent Volunteers assist)
What’s needed: Each 4th graders is asked to bring a bike helmet, bike lock, bike registration, and bike (or make arrangements to share)

The classes will participate as follows and only be outside during their timeslot:
9:15am-9:45am 4JB
9:45am-10:15am 4JS
10:15am-10:45am 4LV

For 4th graders only. Please see the attached flyer. Bike Rodeo 2017

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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.

Clip away- more details to come.

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BPS PTA Helping Hands

This program is designed to assist Brookside families who may need assistance due to illness, hospitalization, etc.

If you are interested in assisting, please complete the form Helping Hands Volunteer 2017-2018 and e-mail Chris Miskewitz at miskewitz2004@gmail.com. If you have signed up in the past, we would ask that you still complete and send back the form via e-mail.

Our Helping Hands program has been successful through the participation and willingness of our volunteers.

Thank you for your support!


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BPS Book Fair

Book fair September 13 and 14th. Please see class schedule below. If your child will be shopping for books with their class. Please send in an envelope with their name, class and $ written on the outside.

See Class Schedule BookFairScheduleSept13-14-2017

Book Fair Letter Book Fair

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Welcome BACK BPS Families

Please Join the Brookside Place School PTA see flyer welcome back pta 2017
Dear BPS Families, Faculty, and Staff:
We are a non-profit organization made up of teachers, staff, and parents. The
PTA subsidizes class trips, assemblies, teacher grants, school events such as the
Olympics, Fall festival, Holiday boutique, and so much more!
The Brookside PTA would not be possible without your continued support and
The cost to join the BPS PTA is $10.00 per member. Which will also give you
access to our online school directory. For Ques)ons please email Renee Melchiorre at melchiorrerenee@yahoo.com or Tracy McSweeney at tpteach819@aol.com
Please help us reach our goal of 100% participation by joining today. Fill out the
bottom of this form, and return to the pta mailbox with checks only. Made out to the BPS PTA or visit www.pt-avenue.com/join to sign up and pay online
through credit card. Our School code is BPS700
Name/email of parent 1____________________________________________
Name/email of parent 2 ____________________________________________
Phone/ cell parent 1__________________ parent 2________________________
Number of memberships requested _____ Addi)onal dona)on amount______
Check here if you do NOT wish to be in our school directory. _________

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