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    Principal Michael Klimko pictured with the Brookside Place School Student Council.


    A Wonderful Place to

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     Welcome to the Brookside Place School web page, a great resource for students, parents/guardians, BPS staff and the community.  

    Visit the site often for the latest information on all the learning and fun happening in our school.  

    From school events like the BPS Talent Show to standardized testing dates, this is a place to find the information you need.  

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    BPS Science Fair

    Come visit the BPS Science Fair sponsored by the Student Council where students in grades 3, 4 and 5 will showcase their science learning and skills.

    Thursday, May 25 at 6:30 PM in the cafegymatorium.


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    May is Here!

    The Brookside Briefs newsletter and corresponding Healthy Hints will keep you up to date on all the happenings at Brookside Place School during this very busy month. 


    Brookside Briefs May 2017 and Healthy Hints May 2017


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    Exciting Spring Events 

    Are you looking for information on the BPS Variety Show, the 5K Race and Fun Run, The Prized Picnic Tricky Tray and other events?


    Visit the BPS PTA site for all the details: BPS PTA Web site




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    Going Blue for Shining Stars 

    The Brookside Place School community raised $327.00 for the Shining Stars, a non-profit organization that supports Cranford's special needs students. This year, funds raised at the annual performance were donated to the ARC of Union County and will also support a scholarship for students from Cranford's special needs program who pursue a post-secondary education.  BPS students and staff donated $1 on Tuesday, April 4 and wore blue to honor Autism Awareness Month. The theme for this year's Shining Stars performance was "Shining Stars Goes Hollywood."




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    Engineers at Work 

    Students in Ms. Chelland's second grade are learning about the science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on learning projects.

    Learn more here: Windmills







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    A Creative Collaboration 

    Brookside Place School fourth grade students partnered with fifth grade schoolmates to create magazine articles featuring the state of New Jersey.

    Learn more about the project here: Working Together





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  • Middle School Program of Studies

    On Monday, April 3, 2017 a middle school orientation program was held for parents and guardians of current 5th, 6th and 7th grade students. Below is a letter from Assistant Superintendent Liz Azukas regarding the orientation and the related Middle School Program of Studies:

    Middle School Orientation Letter

    Middle School Program of Studies


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    Child's Play Theater Takes Center Stage

    More than 80 scripts were submitted as part of the annual Child's Play Touring Theater student writing project and assembly.  

    Learn more about this fun and interactive performance:  

    Child's Play at Brookside Place School





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    BPS Students Get Creative at Art Night 

    The theme of this year's event was "Eye" Want to Tell My Story.  

    To learn more about this fun, annual event click here: BPS Art Night 2017







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  • Gold star Brookside Place School is a busy place full of learning fun.  

    Read about what's happening under Latest News:

    Kindness MonthAuthor Visit and Pasta for Pennies



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    A Souper Bowl to Remember

    The New England Patriots pulled off a come from behind win during Super Bowl LI, but the story was a little different for the Brookside Place "Souper Bowl." Students were asked to bring in cans of soup and vote for their preferred team by placing their cans in the cooresponding team box.  In that contest, the Atlanta Falcons were the decisive winners with 235 cans. The Patriots garnered 111 votes. All cans were donated to Cranford Family Care, making the Cranford community winners too. This annual service project was coordinated by the Brookside Place School Student Council.  






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    Tiny Houses, Big Lessons

    Students in Mrs. Scholz's fifth grade class learned about big concepts like conservation, scale and persuasive writing using the tiny house building phenomenom as a platform for learning.  

    Click here to learn moreTiny Houses Project






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  • Perfect Papers

    BPS first grade students made handcrafted papers and put "reduce, reuse and recycle" into action. Learn more under Latest News.

      Students with Paper Projects  


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  • Farmtastic!

    kindergarten class with pumpkins  Kindergarten class at farm







    Pop Quiz!

    Q: What are some qualities of living things?

    A: They have a life cycle. They grow and, eventually, they die.

    Q: Is a pumpkin a fruit or a vegatable?

    A: It is a fruit because it is a plant that flowers and has seeds.

    These were some of the concepts BPS Kindergarten students discussed on a walking tour of nearby Dreyer's Farm.  The exploration of the concept of living verse non-living things is part of the state-wide science curriculum for kindergarten.  Students in the morning and afternoon sessions enjoyed the seasonal field trip to the last working farm in Union County, NJ and learned these foundational concepts through first-hand experiences.  It was a fun day of learning!


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    Brookside Place School glowed orange on Unity Day in support of students who have faced bullying. Students and staff wore orange clothing to show they support a school environment that is based on kindness, respect and inclusion.  "Orange provides a powerful, visually compelling expression of solidarity," explains Paula Goldberg on the National Bullying Prevention Center web site. "When hundreds of individuals in a school or organization wear orange, the vibrant statement becomes a conversation starter, sending a unified message to kids to know they are not alone." Unity Day is the signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month. 

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