Week of Respect
Aligning with our focus on Kindness during the month of October at BPS, the first full week of October (starting on October 6, 2014) is celebrated across the country as the Week of Respect/Kindness. While the entire month will see a collective focus with regard to the theme of kindness, this first full week will be the recipient of additional attention through meaningful and engaging activities on just how critical it is for everyone to be especially kind to others.
After School Clubs In addition to our band, orchestra and chorus groups that meet in the mornings in preparation for our two concerts during the year, we are very excited to offer several after school clubs for this school year. More information will be forthcoming from the advisors of the clubs in the coming weeks.
Back to School Night
Thanks to all of the parents/guardians that attended Back to School Night on Tuesday evening, September 9, 2014. Classrooms were filled with parents/guardians intently listening to their child’s teacher(s) explicitly describe his/her classroom expectations and the grade level course of study. The establishment and continued emphasis on an open line of communication and support is such a critical aspect in establishing parents/guardians as partners in the education of their child.
Walk Your Child to School Day at BPS
Wednesday, October 8th starting at 8:15 am children should gather on the Blacktop at Brookside Place School by the 3rd and 4th grade doors. This event is 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 Sarah McMahon Cannizzo, email@example.com or Barbara Riley, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Principal Open Agenda Meeting
The first of four Principal Open Agenda meetings is set to take place on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. All Open Agenda meetings take place in the BPS library and begin at 7:00 PM. I look forward to discussing any topics that participants bring up that will help improve the outstanding learning environment at Brookside Place School.