BPS Skate Night

ice-skatesSAVE THE DATE AND COME OUT AND SKATE Saturday, January 31 6-8pm Warinanco Skating Center (all welcome- all entraints must pay $3 fee).  Sign up sheet and money must be submitted prior to the event rsvp by January 16, 2015 Volunteer under the PTA Winter Tab to help with check in the night of the event or chair for 2016. Questions please contant nicoleorange@yahoo.com or shopwithsuz@gmail.com  {Print and return Form Skate Night January 2015 (2015)}

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A Holiday Boutique Thank You

Thank-youThe students were so excited as they selected their gifts at the Holiday Boutique this year.  Each shopper received a complimentary shopping bag from the Cranford Board of Education (thank you Brian Niemsyk ).  They had approximately 2100 items to choose from thanks to your PTA dollars & the generous donations made by Bob Wischusen, Gary @ Simply, Mary Ellen Thomas, Marlene Buckman, Nancy Kutzer, Julie Moritz & Maura McGovern.  The selection was wonderful thanks to our creative & dedicated shoppers Claudia Lijoi, Julie Horne, Nicole Consorte, Kathleen Ollen, Julie Moritz, Melanie Towne, Laurie Levy & Maura McGovern.  And bundlers, Anne Shatto & Lauren Lanier.  And with the help of Ms. Salls & Mrs. Scholz’ BPS Student Council, three 4th graders and 2 alumni, Cougar paw print ornaments were offered with free personalization.  A big thank you to all our volunteers during the boutique who agreed to wrap gifts, personalize items & help the shoppers.  Marilyn Geraghty, Susan Kastin, Antonia Cleaveland, Kristin Caccavale, Cora Edwards, Mary Janish, Melanie Graceffo, Sharon Conley, Peggy Carlton, Jen Rogers, Jessica Handsman, Ekta Davis, Krista Szark, Laura Coppola, Suzanne Giudice, Salynn Hanlon, Wendy Menneg & Christine Esposito.  Thank you for the behind the scenes support from Mr. Klimko, Mrs. Simpson, Mrs. Halko & Mr. Mike and the PTA board members.  A special thank you to CHS student, Gerard for all his help.

The BPS PTA would like to wish you a Happy & Healthy Holiday!

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Holiday Boutique 2014

holiday_boutique 1The BPS-PTA joyfully offers the opportunity for each child to shop for their family  this holiday season.  The Holiday Boutique will run all day Tuesday December 16th and the morning of Wednesday December 17th.  There are a variety of items ranging between $1-$5.  Each child is able to purchase up to 6 items.  Look for the shopping form with schedule & details in their backpacks.  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Donations & Volunteers: Tissue paper, ribbons & empty jewelry boxes are needed to offer the free service of wrapping 1 gift/child.  A box labeled HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE will be in the lobby. Volunteers are needed to assist our shoppers on the 16th & 17th.  Go to bpspta.digitalpto.com look under Services, Holiday Boutique Volunteer Form & sign up. Any questions, contact Esther Maroney at ebetsyd@verizon.net or Jean Fitzpatrick at jeanfitzpatrick@yahoo.com

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Educator of the Year Forms Due


Do you know a classroom teacher or educational services professional who is dedicated to inspiring students and making a difference in their lives?  If so, please recommend this person by completing the nomination form and returning (either via email or brought to the main office) it to Mr. Klimko by December 4, 2014. Administrators, staff members, parents, and community members are encouraged to participate.

 Each candidate will be scored based on the criteria below:
1)  Have a superior ability to inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn;
2)  Be an exceptionally skilled and dedicated educator in a public or charter school;
3)  Anticipate actively continuing in his/her teaching status for at least five more years;
4)  Have the respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues; and
5)  Demonstrate a strong ability to foster excellence in education as evidenced by ongoing contributions to the improvement of student learning and the learning environment.














Please explain why you feel the educator deserves recognition, citing specific examples. Some things to consider: the educator’s methods for meeting student needs, desire for professional growth, community involvement, dedication to the education profession, and rapport with students, parents and staff. The more compelling the response, the better. Therefore, please use as much space as needed below as the form will expand when you begin typing. If you would like, you could attach your response separately to this form.

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Principal’s December News


Please view the full letter under Principal’s Info Tab/Monthly Message

A Salute to all Veterans
Our Brookside Place School Veterans’ Day Assembly on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 was very well received and a moving tribute to seventeen veterans connected to BrooksidePlaceSchool. On the heels of such wonderful assembly, the entire BrooksidePlaceSchool community would like to again express our sincere gratitude for all veterans who have so selflessly served this wonderful country.

Monthly Character Trait Focus
BrooksidePlaceSchool staff members continue to work towards sending a powerful message to the students about character education. The focus for the month of December will be on generosity. During the holidays it is so wonderful.

Principal Open Agenda Meeting
The first Principal’s Open Agenda meeting took place on Wednesday, November 9, 2014. Some of the topics discussed were preparations for the upcoming PARCC assessments and field trips. The second of three open agenda meetings is slated for 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 that will help improve the outstanding learning environment at BrooksidePlaceSchool.

Please read the full letter under the Principal’s Info Tab for more important topics such as Core Curriculum updates, Wednesday Wellness Poster Contest – ongoing , Electronics Indoor Recess and much more.


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BPS Giving Box

presentPlease select a tag and bring back the gift wrapped or unwrapped along with the tag attached. Gifts are needed early this year- Please place gifts in the Giving Box by Friday, December 12th by 3pm in order to meet Cranford Family Care’s delivery schedule.  Thank you for your generosity!

See flyer for additional details.cfc giving box flier 2014

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BPS Bumper Magnet

magnetSee BPS car magnets on bumpers at drop off, pick up and around town. You can purchase one too.
BPS Car Magnets available for $5 each. Please send in cash or check made payable to BPS PTA in an envelope marked with the 1. child’s name, 2. class and 3. number of magnets you wish to purchase by December 19th. 
Check out the BPS PTA website http://bpspta.digitalpto.com/ for all current fundraisers and school information.

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Box Tops Winners

box-topsAnd the results are in Brookside received $729.30 in box tops from the student body. Thank you all for your contributions and please keep clipping and saving your boxtops for the spring.

Individual Winners are:
1st Place               Madison Delong               3JP                     740 Box Tops
2nd Place             Will & Garrett Towne     4LV & 1GO       696 Box Tops
3rd Place              Joseph Bovasso              5 Mrs Scholz    425 Box Tops

Honorable Mentions:
Lindsey Mychalczuk  3TH 410 box tops
Sophia Vizzoni              3KS 319 box tops.

Thank you to out Committee Chair Jennifer Paul for counting, submitting and distributing the prizes.

*Please not all expired boxtops were not included in the totals of $ collected or towards individual students totals. Prizes to all listed above will be distributed the week of 11/10/14.

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BPS Spiritwear Sale

bps001_royalShow your Cranford and BPS Pride!
Looking for a great t-shirt, long-sleeve shirt, sweatshirt or pair of sweatpants to wear to local sporting events, school events or just around town?
We’ve made it extra easy this year! Just copy and paste the link below, place your order online and have your items delivered directly to your child’s classroom.  

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