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Message From the Principal

Dear Brookside Place School Community,

It is with much pleasure that the Brookside staff and I welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year. Certainly so much has changed since the spring of 2020 when the emergence of an international health crisis upended so much about our world. Since that time we have been steadily working as a community of families and educators to ensure that our students continue to grow and learn in these challenging times. Whether your family has selected an in-person learning environment or a virtual interface, we are looking forward to a school year that includes plenty of learning, skill development, personal growth, new friendships, and of course fun.

Although this year school is so different in many ways, important things do remain the same. Children come to school or log on with an excitement to be with their friends and peers. Teachers are ready to share their knowledge and challenge students with new concepts and ideas. Special teachers are excited to introduce students to the arts, media skills, physical fitness and Spanish. The Brookside Place School PTA is hard at work creating programs that help students feel welcome and connected. The school counselor and character education lead are spearheading initiatives that help students learn about concepts like honesty, friendship, perseverance and more. 

Certainly this period of our lives has come with heartache and plenty of unforeseen hurdles. I hope you will take some comfort in knowing our community remains committed to the wellness, safety and health of our students and staff and to ensuring that our students continue to learn and grow. Feel free to reach out by phone or email with any questions you may have. My email address is klimko@cranfordschools.org and my phone number is (908) 709-6245. I know that our BPS community will continue to care for each other, rise to meet the challenges that face us, and appreciate the small and continual steps forward. 

Michael Klimko, Principal, Brookside Place School