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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." 

Welcome Back!

As the regular school week resumes, please see below for important upcoming dates, sign-ups, and announcements. Thank you!

News & Announcements

holiday boutique

BPS PTA Holiday Boutique

Preparations are underway for the BPS PTA Holiday Boutique on Thursday, 12/7 and Friday, 12/8. A flyer with details and a schedule of class visitations will be sent home soon.
1st trimester poster

First Trimester Ends ~ Wednesday 12/6

The first of three trimesters for the 2023-2024 school year ends on Wednesday, 12/6. The second trimester will begin the following day. First trimester report cards will be available in PowerSchool on Friday, 12/22.
kids dressed in winter attire

Be Recess Ready

Please remember to check the weather each morning so your child is dressed appropriately for recess. We will go outside for recess whenever the weather permits so jackets, pants, sweatshirts and appropriate footwear are recommended. As winter approaches, hats and gloves are also advised. Finally, thanks for remembering to write your last name in all outerwear. Thank you.
winter concert

BPS Winter Concert!

The BPS Winter Concert (Band, Chorus and Strings) will be held for parents/guardians and families in the Brookside Place School cafegymatorium on Wednesday 12/13 at 7pm. (Music instructors will provide details regarding arrival times, attire and other pertinent information as the date draws closer.) For fellow students and staff, the Winter Concert assembly will be held on Wednesday 12/20 at 9:30 AM.
Socks for Soldiers

Socks for Soldiers

Thank you to the BPS families and staff who supported the Student Council collection of new socks in recognition of Veterans Day. We collected an amazing 160 pairs of socks! Here the Student Council Officers pose with the collection. All donations will be delivered to the East Orange VA Medical Center. The cards and notes of thanks were delivered to VFW Post #335 in Cranford.

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At A Glance

  • KG- 05 Grades Offered
  • 353 Total Students
  • 12:1 Student to Teacher Ratio
  • 14.0 Average Years Of Teacher Experience