KidStuff Fundraiser

KidStuff Books Fundraiser

The Annual Kidstuff Book Fundraiser is upon us. The books have been distributed and will be coming home with your children this week. Please check those backpacks. Note that only one book per family is distributed, typically with the eldest sibling.

The cost for each book is $25. The books are jam-packed with terrific savings and discounts. Using just two or three of the hundreds of coupons available will cover the cost of the book.

If you would like to order more books for friends or family members, complete the order form, provide payment for all books, including the one you would like to keep, and return to your teacher in the envelope provided.

If you are not interested in purchasing the book, return the book to your teacher. Please, do not remove the label from the book; this is the only way I will know that you are choosing to return the book.

The class that sells the most books will win a Cupcake Party! Each child in your family will receive credit for their class for any books your family sells/purchases.

If you have any questions or if your family did not receive a book and order form, please contact Laurie

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Scarecrow Stroll



7th Annual Scarecrow Stroll

October 23-31




This annual event is a wonderful and unique opportunity to promote Cranford schools and the special projects of our PTAs, plus have a little fun and be part of the Downtown Cranford scene.

Cranford’s civic organizations, clubs and schools are Cranford’s greatest assets. We invite the parents and students to use their imagination to show off your school in this year’s Scarecrow Stroll – an event that brings together residents, businesses, schools, clubs and organizations. Every year, more than 100 participants make scarecrows and more than 3,000 come downtown to see and vote for their favorites.


In the past, organizations like Cranford Junior Women’s Club made a scarecrow to promote the Annual Holiday House Tour, The Junior League of Elizabeth-Plainfield reminded people of their work at The Jumble Store, the Cranford Dramatic Club promoted upcoming productions, the Latin Club at Cranford High School showed off their knowledge and many teachers made scarecrows with their classes. These are just a few examples of how clubs, schools, teams and organizations share their stories, promote their organizations and reach potential members.


We hope your PTA and school will participate with a scarecrow that tells everyone about the terrific work and fabulous projects. It’s easy. It’s fun. It’s free.

Go to our website,; email or call and we will get you registered.


 We look forward to seeing your scarecrow!

Office of Business & Economic Development

908-709-7208  /


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Kindergarten Parent – FAQ

Here is a list of things I would want to know as a Kindergarten parent at BPS…Kindergarten Parent FAQ.


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Celebrate With Books

Celebrate with books is a PTA sponsored event. This event was started to help keep the BPS library stocked with wonderful books. It is an opportunity for your child to donate a book to the library and then “showcase” themselves in one of BPS showcases, located outside the office or library.  Fill the showcase with special things that tell us about you.  A “donated by” label will be placed in your child’s donated book.

Here is how it works:

  • Fill out then print the Celebrate With Books Form and send it along with your payment of $15 to the PTA box in an envelope marked “celebrate with books”.
  • The Form can also be found on the BPS PTA website under PTA Fundraisers.
  • Please note forms from fifth graders will be processed first until 9/13.  After September 13th all other forms will be processed on a first come basis.
  • We will try to accommodate your choice of showcase week as best we can.

Any questions please contact Melissa Dowd 931-6646 or

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The 4th Grade Bike Rodeo

Bike-RodeoBe sure to get your child’s bicycle registered with the Cranford Police Department before 9/18 to participate in the bicycle safety session so your child may then ride their bike to school. This year’s event will be Thursday, September 18.

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Farmers Market Teachers Apple Pie Contest

Farmers Market Teachers Apple Pie Contest will be held on Thursday, September 25, 2014.  Please see the Farmers Market Teachers Bake Contest flyer for all the details.

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Picture Day

class-picture-day-color2Picture day will be Friday, October 3rd. More information will be sent home via your child’s teacher.

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Walk Your Child To School

walkPlease mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 8 to walk your child to school. All kids will be greeted by the 3rd Grade door by Mr. Klimko and the teachers then enter school when the bell rings at 8:34am. As always the school office door will be open for any children who will be late to school that day and dropped off via car.

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Back to School Night

back_to_school_nightBack to School Night Tuesday, September 9th all parents are invited to Brookside to meet your child’s teacher and learn the curriculum for the school year. The PTA will be hosting a Back To School Book Fair the 9th and 10th (am only). (support the school by buying books that evening for the classrooms)

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