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Shining a Spotlight on Respect

Brookside Place School students are focused on the theme of respect. Recently they participated in several activities designed to inspire deeper thinker about respect at school, respect for ourselves, and respect for each other. One activity included listening to the story We're All Wonders by RJ Palacio and discussing the theme  afterwards. Students talked about what makes them unique, how they can show respect for one another's differences, and whether or not treating each other with respect is difficult. Each student was then asked to create a piece of a mural as a way to highlight that we are all different and unique, but when we come together we create a wonderful masterpiece! The three featured messages include a quote from Maya Angelo, the district motto of "Growing Tomorrow's Leaders Together" and "No Place for Hate." 


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Robot Mouse

Coding is Cool

BPS students have been using robots and their coding skills during their library / media classes. Learning tools Sphero, Dash, Edison and the Coding Mouse are programmed to complete specific tasks. These fun and interactive lessons enforce STEM learning (science, technology, engineering and math).
Two students plant flowers

Celebrating the Earth

Students in Mrs. Sforza's AM and PM kindergarten classes recognized Earth Day by planting flowers outside their dismissal door bringing signs of spring right to their doorstep. They also engaged in learning centers designed to teach important concepts while honoring our special planet. Thank you to the BPS PTA for supporting the project and to the parent/guardian volunteers who helped make it a success.
Four students with certificates

The Power to Inspire

In recognition of Say Something Week, BPS School Counselor Mrs. Biggiani invited students to reflect on the statement: When you say something, you have the power to inspire! Students were able to submit poems, paintings, short stories or other creative pieces about what this statement means to them. Congratulations to the four students who were honored for their submissions!
Student stands next to tree

Arbor Day Celebration

BPS students and staff recognized Arbor Day 2022 with a return to our traditional tree planting ceremony. The four Grade 1 classes began the event by singing "The Star Spangled Banner" followed by "It's Time Plant a Tree." The special inscription that accompanied the newly planted crepe myrtle was: "Through tough years, just like a tree with strong roots, we remain standing tall."
samples of student art work

Memories as Art

The theme of BPS Art Night 2022 was "Favorite Family Memory" and was inspired by the artist Faith Ringgold's "Tar Beach." BPS students used mixed materials to create works depicting special family moments. The creations were colorful and heartfelt reflections of caring. When displayed together they created a tapestry of gratitude for time spent together.

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  • 6 Extra-Curricular Clubs
  • 2 Age-leveled playgrounds
  • Grant supported teacher initiatives
  • 99% Student Council led community service
  • 19:1 Student to teacher ratio in K-5 homerooms
  • School-wide character education initiatives
  • 14.9 Average years of experience BPS teachers have in public school education