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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     K - 5 Parent Information Session

    Using Reading Strategies /

    Progression of Mathematical Operations

    Cranford Schools will host a K-5 Parent Information Session on Thursday, March 2 at Orange Avenue School from 7:00 - 8:30 PM.  The session will cover:

    • Using Reading Strategies When We Read
    • The Progression of the Four Mathematical Operations & Fractions

    Please see the attached flyer for details and a link to RSVP: K-5 Information Session 




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

    February Brookside Briefs and February Healthy Hints




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    Central Registration 

    To register your child for kindergarten or grade one for the 2017-2018 school year, please go to and click on the "For Parents" tab. Follow the instructions to register your child.

    Registration is taking place the week of February 6, 2017 and an appointment is required. 

    Please see this Reminder Letter



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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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    Delayed Opening Times

    Winter weather is here.  In the event of a delayed opening, please refer to the schedule below and note that students should not arrive to school before 9:40 AM. Thank you. 

    Kindergarten AM: Students enter 9:50 AM (Attendance 9:55 AM).

    Dismissal 11:55 AM.

    Kindergarten PM: Students enter 12:55 PM. Dismissal 2:55 PM.

    Grades 1- 5: Students enter 9:50 AM (Attendance 9:55 AM). Dismissal 2:55 PM (Lunch remains 11:50 AM - 12:50 PM)


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  • Calendar

    February Recess Dates

    School will be closed February 17, 20 and 21.

    Classes will resume on February 22. 




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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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  • Coats in donation box

    Making Winter Warmer

    The Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of Troop 75 partnered with Brookside Place School and the Cranford community to collect coats and winter apparel for those in need.  When the drive was complete, they had collected 286 winter coats and 131 other items (hats, gloves, boots, etc.), which well exceeded their target.  The apparel was distributed through the International Rescue Commitee.  Thank you to all the BPS families who made donations! 



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  • Snowman with a gift  The Gift of Giving 

    The Brookside Place School Giving Box was a wonderful success.  Thanks to the support of the BPS community, holiday gifts were donated to 81 individuals in 22 families.  Cranford Family Care was very grateful for all the donations and distributed the gifts to families in the surrounding area who needed a little help this year.  Thank you to the Brookside PTA for coordinating the effort and to all those who donated gifts and gift cards. 


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  • Veterans seated at Assembly A Salute to Our Veterans

    Brookside Place School recently honored 22 veterans with connections to our school community and we were very fortunate that 17 were able to attend in person.  Our annual Veterans Day Assembly recognized the service and sacrifice of these veterans and their colleagues. The morning included firsthand accounts of their experiences as well as beautiful patriotic music performed by the students. Thank you to all BPS families who collaborated with the school to create such a special event. 



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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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