Brookside Place School

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


    A Wonderful Place to

    Grow and Learn

     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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  • Middle School Orientation and Program of Studies

    On Monday, April 3, 2017 Hillside Avenue School and Orange Avenue School will host a joint orientation program for all parents and guardians of current 5th, 6th and 7th grade students.  It will be held in the Hillside Avenue School Auditorium beginning at 7:00 PM. Below is a letter with event details from Assistant Superintendent Liz Azukas 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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  • Green Clover

    The Brookside Briefs newsletter and corresponding Healthy Hints will keep you up to date on the latest BPS News. 

    March Brookside Briefs and March Healthy Hints




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  • cartoon computer Vist the BPS PTA Web Site

    Are you looking for information on yearbook ordering, the Tricky Tray fundraiser, the Wild n' Wacky Challenge (Grades 3&4), Bingo Night (Grades 1&2) and more?

    Then visit the BPS PTA Web Site for all the details on these and other fun initiatives.


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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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  • Student poses with donations of soup cans   

    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 House Project Interior View  

    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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  • Four students in orange

    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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