Yearbook Orders due by 3/15/17

Have you ordered your BPS 2016-2017 YEARBOOK?
It’s definitely time to do it.
Order with the yearbook form sent earlier this year or order online at
Once on the site choose:
  • Yearbooks tab
  • Buy your Yearbook
  • Enter: Brookside Place Elementary School
  • Click on Yearbook $21.00
Last date to order: March 15, 2016
Questions: Ande MacMillan at or Ekta Davis at

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Pennies for Pasta

Last week the students of Brookside Place School collected $1303.07 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The top 5 classes from week one in grade order are:
Mrs. Higgins’ 3rd grade class
Mrs. Pierce’s 3rd grade class
Mrs. Sztancsik’s 3rd grade class
Mrs. Brockman’s 4th grade class
Mrs. Halkias’ 5th grade class
 The next collections are this Friday, January 20 and Friday, January 27. Thank you for all the contributions. (see flyer and box sent home)
Mrs. Brockman’s Class is collecting Pasta for Pennies sponsored by the Olive Garden.
Pasta for Pennies is our school collection to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Each class is collecting change in an effort to be the class that collects the most money. The winning class will receive a pasta, salad, and breadsticks lunch from the Olive Garden. Last year we raised $2,745.37 and the year prior $ 2,697.03 .

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Save the Date Come out and Skate

SAVE THE DATE COME OUT AND SKATE WITH BPS Saturday, February 4, 2017 6:30pm. $4 per skater, free for non-skaters. Sign up required via flyer. Skate Night February 2017

Brookside PTA presents Brookside’s Family Skate Night
Saturday February 4th, 2017 – 6:30pm – 8:00 pm
Union Sports Arena Union, NJ (
$4.00 per person Cash or Checks made out to Brookside PTA

Join your friends for skating and frosty fun!

Skate rentals are available for an additional fee ($4) payable at the rink, or you may bring your own. The upstairs snack bar will be open. Sign Up is required in advance and will be closed if capacity is reached. No tickets will be issued, check in at the door. Come early to rent.

Return form with  payment by Tuesday, January 31st in an envelope marked BPS Skate Night to the PTA mailbox.

Questions contact Suzanne Giudice – 908-666-2601; or Nicole Consorte – 908-325-6422;


Brookside Family Skate Night
Family Name:_________________________
Class:_____   Amount enclosed:_______
Number of adults: _______
Number of children: ______
All children must be accompanied by an adult (this is not a drop off event).

I would like to volunteer to help with check in the night of the event. Please include name and contact number and you will be contacted prior to the event. Thank you in advance for volunteering. ______________________________________________


rn form below and payment by Tuesday, January 31st in an envelope marked BPS Skate Night to the PTA mailbox.


Questions contact Suzanne Giudice – 908-666-2601; or Nicole Consorte – 908-325-6422;

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Can you send in just 10 Box Tops?

If the BPS student body can reach a goal of 3,000 Box Tops collected between today and Thursday, February 28th, each student will receive a HOMEWORK PASS to be used at the homeroom teacher’s discretion.
Fill a collection sheet – link attached – with 10 unexpired box tops and give to your teacher or place in the box tops collection basket in the main office.
Let’s get clipping!

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Principal’s January News


  • January’s trait is courage.  The life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a fitting illustration of courage in action.
  • Principal’s open agenda is Wednesday, February 15th at 7pm in the library.
  • ADK will continue to pilot 2 tuition based classes for the 2017-18 school year.

You can read the entire news letter here: BriefsJanuary2017

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January Healthy Hints

Happy 2017! Since my motto is “Healthy kids are good learners,” I hope this is a year filled with good health for the whole Brookside Place School community.

In this issue you’ll find useful information about carbon monoxide poisoning including signs and precautionary measures.  A second safety reminder is to familiarize your child with an “old fashioned phone.”  Take a look at the attached document for additional information.

Healthy Hints January 2017


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Brookside Fun Run & 5 K

Volunteer Today! Planning for the 2017 Brookside 5K and Fun Run has begun and we need your help!  
The race is scheduled for Sunday, May 7th.  Please consider joining the 5K committee to help make this years race a success!
Please contact Teri Kandel at if interested.

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BPS Mailbox delivery

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 17th 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
1st:  2 Surf Way (O’Shea), 4 Gilbertson Garden, 5 First Ave (Schlenker),
2nd: 8 Kroll/Higgins Court, 9 O’Dell 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, 20 Scholz Street
All other BPS staff: BPS Main Office
***If you have any questions, please email Melissa Paine and Marilyn Geraghty

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Educator of the Year Nominations

a-trophy2016 Governor’s Educator of the Year Program.  If you would like to make a nomination, please complete the attached form electronically and email it to by Thursday, December 22. educatoroftheyearnominationform2

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