Fall Fest

fall festivalFALLFEST Saturday October 24 2:00-6:00pm

Bounce houses, games, balloon animals, DJ, pumpkin painting, chili cook-off*, pumpkin carving contest** all compliments of the Fall Fest committee and BPS PTA.

Tony’s Traveling Trattoria & Jimmy Buff’s Hotdogs available for purchase.

Donate a $1 to Cranford Family Cares Principal Pie Toss 3-4pm

* Pumpkin Carving Contest– Carve a pumpkin bring it to Fall Fest you will surely win if it’s the best! Even if carving is not your thing, stop by the voting! Winner gets a $50 gift card to Emma’s. Register your entry now click here http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084DA9AC2AA7FA7-chili

** Chili Cook off– There is a “Chili” in the air again…..”Bean” craving something warm and hearty” Come to Fall Fest for the Chili Cook Off! Cook your best chili- turkey, beef, vegetarian, the list goes on…Winner gest $50 girt card to Emma’s. Look for Sign up genius on October 9. Limited to the first 12 cooks who sign up! Sign up online at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084DA9AC2AA7FA7-chili

(Limited to first 12 Cooks to sign up! Winner receives a $50 Emma’s gift card)

Sign up to volunteer http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084eaaa923a5f49-bpsfall or under the volunteer tab on the BPS PTA website. 35+ volunteers needed to make the day a success.

Questions e-mail Tracey McSweeney tpteach819@aol.com.

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Trick or Trunk

trickrtrunk3rd Annual Trick or Trunk brought to BPS families compliments of the BPS PTA and generous volunteers. Please see link for more information 2015 TorT.

Friday, October 30 6:30pm-8:00pm BPS parking lot. Sign up to decorate your trunk, then come on down for fun!

Questions please contact frankdickson@att.net or kevin.niemsyk@Novartis.com

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Yearbook Pictures Needed

camera_clip_artGet your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Staff invites parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you’ve got great photos of school events or your children and their friends just having fun around Brookside, we’d like to see them. Our photographers can’t be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have.

Here is how you can submit photos online:
• Go to: https://images.schoolannualonline.com/login
• Enter username: 402993605 and password: brookside
• Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.
• Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
• Click “Save Details”.

It’s that easy! Submit your first day of school, bike rodeo or student council photos today! Don’t forget to get those pictures of the children having fun at Fall Fest, the Halloween parade/parties Thanksgiving feasts, field trips, and the Holiday Concert.

Thank you and enjoy the rest of the school year!
Your 2015-2016 Yearbook Committee
Melissa Dowd & Krista Swanson

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Principal’s October Brief

IMG_1210October’s character trait is Kindness.
Online lunch ordering begins today October 1, 2015 http://cranford.pomptonianmenus.com/order .
Please see school Calendar for all activities in October all dates are in the newsletter as well as on the BPS PTA website calendar.
Lastly, please read the entire October brief found in the Principals’ Info tab (along the top bar) Principal’s Monthly Message for more information and important dates.

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Square One Art

square-one-artSquare One Art
Your child will be bringing their Square 1 Art Packet this week. We are holding the fundraiser in the fall again this year so that your child’s artwork/gifts will be ready in time for the holidays!
The artwork is due by Friday, October 9th!
Please return to the PTA mailbox in the main office or to your child’s teacher.
If you have any questions about this fundraiser, please contact Nicole Griffin at  jngriffin822@gmail.com. We also encourage you to check out the Square 1 art website at www.square1art.com .

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3rd Grade Post Office Up & Running!

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 Halloween 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 27th.
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, 1 Kaplan Cove
1st:  2 Surf Way (O’Dell), 4 Gilbertson Garden, 5 First Ave (Schlenker),
2nd: 7 Kroll Court, 9 Dowling 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 Salls Stop, 19 Demetriades, 20 Scholz Street
All other BPS staff: BPS Main Office
***If you have any questions, please email taniamerk@verizon.net or nancyo@gmail.com

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Walk Your Child To School Day

walkWednesday October 7- see flyer for more information.

Thank you to the co-chairs Barbara Reilly & Sarah Cannizo for organizing.

Walk your child to school day – Oct 2015

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Celebrate With Books

yearbook picCelebrate 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 10/2.  After October 2nd 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 Melanie Towne mtowne4@yahoo.com.

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Picture Day: October 2nd

  • class-picture-day-color2Enclose your check and have your child return it to school by Friday, September 25th
  • Bright colors are recommended (white and dark green are discouraged)
  • See schedule: PictureDayfor10-2-15.doc


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