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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 2021-2022 school year. We are excited to return to full-day, in-person instruction as we continue to follow the protocols designed to ensure health and safety. I know we will continue to work as a community of families and educators to help our students grow and learn while navigating these extraordinary times. 

Although much has changed since March 2020, many important things do remain the same. Children come to school to learn with their friends and peers. Teachers are ready to share their knowledge and challenge students with new skills and ideas. Special teachers are excited to introduce students to: the arts, media skills, physical fitness and Spanish. The Brookside Place School PTA is always hard at work creating programs that help students feel welcome and connected. The school counselor, with the support of the full BPS staff, helps students implement the principles of the Full Value Classroom: Be Here, Be Safe, Be Honest, Set Goals, Let Go and Move On, Care for Self and Others. 

I remain so thankful to be part of such a wonderful community. These past months have taught us much about resilience and determination. It has also underscored the importance of time spent together. I am confident that this school year we will continue our commitment to providing our students with plenty of learning, skill development, personal growth, new friendships, and of course fun. Please 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 our shared progress. 

Michael Klimko, Princpal, Brookside Place School