Save the Dates

calendarUpcoming Events at BPS: (information will be sent home or via e-mail for each)
Art Night March 16th
Variety Show Rehearsal April 6 CHS, Show April 8 CHS
Brookstriders Run and fun run Sunday, May 1
4th/5th Grade Concert Thursday, May 4
Annual Fundraiser Tricky Tray Friday, May 6


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Winter Box top Contest

box-topsHi BPS Families! It’s that time of year again to start collecting Box Tops for our school! The Brookside PTA is rewarding the top 3 classrooms who collect the most box tops with an ice or ice cream party! Keep clipping, start bundling in 50 counts, and hand in your box tops today. The contest will run till Friday February 26, 2016!

  • Please check that none of the box tops are expired.
  • Please make sure that the box tops are either glued to the box top collect sheet or bundled in packs of 50.
  • Please write the CLASSROOM TEACHER and GRADE clearly on the bag/envelope/sheet.
Any questions? Contact Shanna Fox:

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Educator of the Year 2016 at BPS

a-trophyCongratulations to Mrs. Scholtz our BPS Educator of the Year 2016. Mrs. Scholtz along with the other winners from the Cranford District Schools will be entered in the next level. On behalf of the BPS PTA and student body thank you to all the Services Professionals at BPS for your dedication.

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Principal’s February News

valentines-day-heartAs the first major (near historic when it was all said and done) snowstorm of the winter of 2015-2016 is one week removed, we settle in and wonder what lies ahead for the next month or so. Many thanks are in order for our BPS custodians, the district maintenance staff, the Cranford Department of Public Works our own Cranford Police Department for their incredible efforts over the course of the storm weekend. Quite incredibly, our recess blacktop area was all cleared for our return to school following the two days of school being closed. February is always one of those months where you just never know what to expect in the way of cold and blustery or lots of precipitation with plenty of ice along to deal with. Let’s wait and see as we hope for the best.

Character Education continues to be a regular focus at Brookside each and every day. Coming off of an inspirational assembly on January 15, 2016 (more
details included in the Just Call Me Geri section) where compassion, acceptance and being kind to others were prominent among the plethora of
messages presented, our monthly focus on one trait will shift from courage in January to kindness in February. Daily quotes that cover a wide array of
building positive character on the morning announcements include the late John Wooden’s powerful one, “Discipline yourself so other won’t need to.” In addition, this one (author unknown), “It’s nice to be important, but exceedingly more important to be nice,” remains a staple as one of the mantras
students are consistently exposed to. In the end, students are well aware that making their parents/guardians proud of all that they (the students)
do when parents/guardians are not around to watch should be among the many daily and long range goals they set for themselves. Thanks to all of you for
continuing to do your part in keeping developing one’s character high on the list at all times to support our work at the school level.
The Brief in its entirety is under the Principal Tab above . BriefsFebruary2016

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footballSouper Bowl 2016

Which team will win the Super Bowl? Which team will collect the most canned food in our “Souper” Bowl?
The Denver Broncos or The Carolina Panthers . 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 5th wins our “Souper” Bowl.
Our “Souper” Bowl will run for one week leading up to the big game: February 1st through February 5th.
The winner of the “Souper”Bowl will be announced on February 5th, 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 football

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Principal’s January News

courageOn behalf of the entire Brookside Place School staff, it is a pleasure to wish everyone a very healthy and happy 2016! All the best of luck to those setting long term goals/resolutions in hopes of paving a smooth and encouraging start to a new calendar year. The mild temperatures in December make us all wonder what lies ahead with respect to real wintry weather. Perhaps the frigid cold of the winter months will be very short lived leading into an early spring.

Welcome Rhonda Moultrie, Clerical Assistant in the main office.

The second of three open agenda meetings is slated for Wednesday, February 17, 2016. All Open Agenda meetings take place in the BPS library and begin at 7:00 PM.

The January character trait will be Courage.

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



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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 Holiday 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 and run till the end of the school year.
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 or

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recycleRecycle/Re-purpose/Reuse Your Holiday Cards

* The BPS Environmental Club is planning to create bookmarks from  greeting cards. After the holidays are over, send your holiday cards to the school library media center (no photographs please). The bookmarks will be available to all BPS students in the school library media center. Questions please contact Mrs. McClosky

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Skate Night Sign-up Open

Saturday, February 6, 2016 6:30-8pm
Union Sports Arena Rt 22

$5 per skater all students must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up /permission form Skate Night February 2016 print and return with payment cash or check made out to the BPS PTA.

Skate Night February 2016

Sign up by January 22 questions contact Suzanne Giudice – 908-666-2601; or Nicole Consorte – 908-325-6422;

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