Please see the Ordering_Flyer_2014 regarding the Schoolkidz school supply kits for next school year.
While I completely understand and can relate to every parent/guardian always looking out for the best interests of their child when it comes to class placement within an elementary classroom, I wanted to thank everyone in advance for respecting the process in its entirety. Your son/daughter’s present teacher’s feedback will be passed along and weigh …View full post
With testing season upon us, a healthy breakfast is more important than ever. Studies have shown that eating a breakfast with the right amount of protein, carbohydrate and fiber gives you energy, but also improves learning, memory and performance on tests. It also gives you a jump start on getting all the nutrients you need …View full post
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While I completely understand and can relate to every parent/guardian always looking out for the best interests of their child when it comes to class placement within an elementary classroom, I wanted to thank everyone in advance for respecting the process in its entirety. Your son/daughter’s present teacher’s feedback will be passed along and weigh heavily on me regarding the best place for him/her to thrive next year. Should you still feel compelled to share any insight you deem would be valuable for me to know (i.e. specific students with whom your son/daughter might experience some struggles with or a student or two your child would thrive in the classroom with), you are welcome to send me an email or a letter detailing the circumstances of the situation. Another part of respecting the process as a whole lies in parents/guardians refraining from listing any teacher by name in any correspondence you may send my way. Please know, in the end, I will do all I can to review and reflect upon any information parents/guardians send as I embark upon this process. In the end, the goal in creating classes for next year is to utilize and weigh the teachers’ feedback considerably as they have gained such valuable knowledge about each and every child over the course of this last year. Thanks so much for your support to this matter and I look forward to a great year come September as we kick off the 2014-2015 school year.
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With testing season upon us, a healthy breakfast is more important than ever. Studies have shown that eating a breakfast with the right amount of protein, carbohydrate and fiber gives you energy, but also improves learning, memory and performance on tests. It also gives you a jump start on getting all the nutrients you need each day.
Keep in mind that all breakfasts are not created equal! WebMD has a list of their 5 golden rules for a healthy breakfast. I shared this in September but to insure all our Brooksiders are off to a good start on testing days, I have shared them again below.
- Include 5 GM of fiber. Fiber helps fill you up longer and it lessens the effects of sugar. Kids should have 10-15 gm fiber in their daily diet so start with the first meal of the day. Read the labels of your child’s favorite cereal and choose the ones with more fiber. Compare bread: 100% whole wheat has 3gm fiber vs white with 1/2 gm.
- Serve Breakfast friendly fruits. They add fiber and lots of vitamins. 1 apple or pear provides 4.2 gm fiber, berries 5gm, a banana or applesauce 3gm.
- Push the protein. Protein helps stabilize the rush of sugar into the bloodstream and hels stave off hunger. Aim for 5gm of protein by adding ½ cup milk to cereal(low fat for children over the age of 2 years). Or scramble an egg. One egg has over 6gm of protein.
- Avoid high sugar, high fat meals. Sugary breakfasts only serve to cause a quick high spike in blood sugar when then drops below normal blood sugar levels in a couple of hours leaving kids tired and less able to focus. While a waffle with peanut butter provides 25gm carbohydrates, 3.5gm sugar and 9gm protein, the same waffle with ¼ cup syrup offers 90gm carbohydrates, 25gm sugar and only 2gm protein.
- Prepare. Making whole wheat pancakes on Sunday? Make extra and freeze. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time for a healthy breakfast on the go. For those days you are running late, keep a stash of healthy breakfast bars, fruit and nuts for kids to grab and eat on the run.
Who knows, maybe healthier breakfast can be part of our mornings even when testing is over.
Paula O’Hara RN, CSN
Brookside Place School
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This is an overdue thank you to Jessica Handsman for all her hard work on the tricky tray.
The evening was a huge success and we raised over $11,000. Thank you also to Antonia
Cleveland, Sarah Santomauro, Nicole Consorte, Michelle Werner, Marlene Buckman and
everyone else that helped the evening run smoothly.
Thank you also to the 5k/fun run committee, Jenn Kelly, Dawn Walter, Sarah Ecchevaria,
Angela Lynch, Dawn Salerno, Melanie Graceffo and Anna Wilson for an amazing race!! Although the day was
a little chilly we still had a huge turnout and everyone had a great time.
The money raised from the race as well as some from the Tricky Tray will be used to regrade
the playground, plant new seed and put in an irrigation system in the fall. This will help with
the saturation problem we have there after it rains and enable the students to play on the
fields more frequently.
Thanks again for supporting the PTA.
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With warmer temperatures finally upon us, arrival time at BPS will now return to the pre-cold weather days where students will be enjoying the fresh air as they line up outside by their designated arrival doors waiting for the first bell to ring each morning. In an effort to keep the flow of traffic moving and multiple drop off points along the school side curbs of Spruce Street and Brookside Place free of any parked vehicles, parents/guardians wishing to park their vehicles and wait with or in the vicinity of their son/daughter’s line up location are encouraged to park along Beech Street and walk to BPS. Every attempt is being made at the school level to secure an outside supervisory presence at each arrival door (especially at the primary levels K-2) so that parents/guardians feel comfortable just dropping off and going on their way.
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Shining Stars”debuted two years ago at Hillside Avenue School. The evening showcases the talents of our special needs students in grades 3-12+. Last year, they raised over $2,000 for the ARC of Union County, a non-profit agency which services our students and Union County residents with developmental disabilities. Please come support them.
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See the 2014 Easter Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast Flyer for all the details.
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