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Join the PTA

You can find out how to join the PTA by clicking How To Join The BPS PTA.  Fill out the attached form, Membership Registration 2019-2020 and return to school with a check made out to BPS PTA.  You can also visit to sign up and pay online by credit card.

Dues : $10.00 per parent for membership (not per child)

The PTA is primarily supported by the following fundraisers:

  • Membership Drive (PTA Members dues and donations)
  • Fall Book Fair
  • Kid Stuff Books
  • Square 1 Art
  • Variety Show
  • Trick Tray
  • School Store

We also sponsor several service projects where no profit is made such as:

  • Fall Festival
  • Holiday Boutique
  • Family Ice Skating
  • BOGO Book Fair
  • Yearbook
  • Family Fun Day
  • Screen Free Week
  • Cultural Night
  • Ice Cream Sale
  • Art Night

The money we raise is used to provide the following services to Brookside students and teachers:

  • Class Trips ($7,200)
  • Assemblies ($7,000)
  • Teacher Mini-grants ($9000)
  • Kids Night Out & Activities ($3,000)
  • Olympics ($2,000)
  • Staff Appreciation ($1300)
  • Student Organizers ($1,500).
  • Summer of 2013 we are spent approximately $10,000 to install ceiling fans in the gym/auditorium and the summer of 2014 money was spent for field improvements on the playground, extended blacktop and new basketball hoops. 2015 we put pads on the poles on the field and make other safety improvements.
  • School year 2015-2016 improvements include but not limited to blacktop games painted, purchase and installation of two new water stations, addition of front hall bench (dedicated to Mrs. Halko), donation of books to the library (donation in Mrs. Simpson’s honor), book donations to each classroom, desk cycles (30), and more.

The Brookside PTA would not be possible without your continued support and generosity.  If you do not think you can participate in any of the above fundraisers please consider making a one-time donation.  Each Cranford school PTA is independent of each other.

Please contact Renee Melchiorre at [email protected] or Michelle Werner at [email protected] with any questions.

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