maskSave The Date - Wednesday March 11, 2015 - 5th Annual Art Night

What is Art Night ?
Art Night is an evening of creativity where parents/family members join their Brooksider student to complete a themed art project.

This Years Theme: MASKS
Students are exploring the question “Why do People Wear Masks ?”
Masks are made for many different reasons and are found in every culture throughout history.

Please use the Sign-up Genius link below:
Session1: 6:30-7:15 Session2: 7:30-8:15

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Volunteers needed.
If you are interested to assist the night of the event for session 1 and/or session2, please contact
Ms. Baillod (, Esther Maroney ( or Tess Rivera (

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COUGAR Klean Kanteen

(click here to view Cougar klean Kanteen personalized for BPS) The Green Team wants to challenge each of you to reduce your waste by using a canteen in place of a juice pouch or a throw away water bottle.

We are selling 18 oz cougar klean Kanteen with sport caps for $12 – –

These kanteen retail for $18.95.
● Sport Cap 3.0 features a soft silicone spout, 25% higher flow rate and “chirp” free hydration
● No BPA, phthalates, lead, or other toxins
● 18/8 food-grade stainless steel, no liner
● Doesn’t retain or impart flavors – can use for juice
● Rounded corners are easy to clean with no hard angles where dirt or bacteria can stick
● Fits large ice cubes
● Dishwasher safe (hand wash painted bottles)

Child’s name: _____________________________________ Class: ____________________________
# of Kanteens: ____________ x $12 = _______________ total enclosed
Please submit cash or check payable to: BPS – PTA You can either print this form klean kanteen 0215 or just write the information above on the outside of your envelope. Orders due by March 12th Kanteens will be handed out the week of April 13th. This is not a fundraiser.

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Hershey Park Discounted Ticket Sale

hershey kissSummer 2015 Amusement Park Discount Tickets

**Deadline to purchase park passes is March 20th**

The BPS PTA is happy to offer tickets for Hershey Park at substantial savings.  All tickets are non-refundable and can only be used during the 2015 season at the main park, waterpark and small zoo.  To purchase tickets, detach and return the Hershey Order form (click and print blue text)  Hershey-2015 to Brookside Place School main office by  Friday, March 20 th  with a check made payable to BPS PTA:

  • Envelope marked: “Hershey Park Tickets”
  • Include your child’s name and teacher
  • You can also drop orders off to Nicole Consorte – 16 Princeton Road
  • Tickets will be available for pick up at the main office by May.

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Consorte

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100th dayTuesday, February 17th is BPS 100th DAY OF SCHOOL!

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Green Team Milk Deliveries

recycleIn continuing our tradition of helping our local community, we will be delivering Brookside’s leftover/unopened milk to Cranford Family Cares each Monday between 8:45 and 9:15 AM.  Each week Brookside has many cartons of unopened milk leftover that simply go to waste. Please consider signing up to  make a delivery and help us help others in need  within our community.
Please let us know if you can help by sending an email to  if you are interested in making a delivery and you will be sent a link to Signup Genius to set up a Monday delivery. Thank you!

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Orange Avenue School Presents ANNIE

megaphoneTickets can be purchased in advance or day of the show February 26, 27, 28 and March 1 For any questions e-mail Shari Kopla: or call 908 419-7842 Annie_Public_ticket_order

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Gertrude Hawk ORDERS DUE 2/18/15


Gertrude Hawk Chocolates Spring Fundraiser for BPS beings Monday, February 9th and runs till Wednesday, February 18th. (selling is optional) Please submit all order forms and checks made out to BPS PTA. Orders will be available for pickup the week of March 16th. Any questions please contact Nicole Griffin

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Veterans Collection Student Council

cultureStudent Council is helping to get supplies to our heroes. Items in need new hats, gloves, hooded sweathirts, underwear, socks, soap, shampoo, chapstick, deodorant, combs,brushes, tissues, lotion, hand wipes and blankets. Please contact Mrs. Scholz with any questions:

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Principal’s February News

helping handsCharacter education is an area that all Brookside Place School staff members continue to expend much of their energies towards. Shifting from courage (mostly due to the many references to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) during the month of January to kindness for the month of February, literature selections continue to be at the forefront of what each teacher plans for to focus on a new monthly character trait. 

PARCC Testing (Grades 3, 4 and 5) Notification regarding the upcoming PARCC testing for students in grades 3-5 will be forthcoming from Dr. Macaluso, Interim Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Curriculum. The first of two rounds of testing will take place during the weeks in March. Specific dates will be sent along following Dr. Macaluso’s initial letter.

BPS Variety Show Rehearsal Monday, March 30th Variety Show Wednesday, April 2nd 6:30pm CHS (more information to come)

Principal Open Agenda Meeting The next Principal’s Open Agenda meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. 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 and gathering feedback that will help improve the outstanding learning environment at Brookside Place School.

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

February 2015 Calendar

2/2 Terra Nova Testing for Grade 2 Students
2/2 Dr. Carrick’s Open Agenda Meeting at 7:00 PM at WAS
2/3 Lunch tickets sold
2/3 Terra Nova Testing for Grade 2 Students
2/4 Terra Nova Testing for Grade 2 Students
2/5 PTC Meeting at 9:00 AM Board Office
2/5 Terra Nova Testing for Grade 2 Students
2/5 Harlem Wizards’ player visit to BPS during and/or shortly after lunch time to promote a CHS upcoming event
2/6 Make-Up Testing for Grade 2 Testing
2/6 Report Cards for Marking Period #2
2/10 Lunch Tickets Sold
2/12 Dental Lessons in Grade 2 classes and in Mrs. Higgins’ Grade 3 class
2/12 Valentines’ Day Parties in classrooms
2/12 Grade 4 Ice Cream Social at 1:15 PM for Valentines’ Day
2/13 School Closed for Presidents’ Day
2/16 School Closed for Presidents’ Day
2/17 Lunch Tickets Sold
2/18 Field Trip for Pathways to Excellence Students
2/18 Mr. Klimko’s Principal Open Agenda at 7:00 PM in the BPS library
2/19 Dental Lessons in Grade 3 and 4 classes
2/24 Lunch tickets sold
2/26 Dental Lessons in Grade 3 and 4 classes
3/2 Read Across America Day

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