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  • Writer's pictureSarah Schoolcraft

Brookside Blast 1/19/24

What a terrific trip we had on Thursday to the Flynn Theater! Brookside students did such a remarkable job as a respectful audience - everyone should feel so proud of themselves! We were 9 busses and took up almost the entire lower center section of the theater. It was the first time that the entire school has attended the Flynn since before COVID, and the first time our Pre-K students were able to join us!

Students have been creating 'kindness balloons' during their Wellness Workshops!

PE News:

  • For the month of January, BPS students have been working on 2 units, volleyball and snowboarding (depending on the weather and snow conditions). In snowboarding we are working on J turns and in volleyball we are working on underhand serve, bump and set.

  • Choice Day next week: The students have earned a Choice Day in PE by coming to class prepared (sneakers and water bottle) and following the School Codes (Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful and Be Kind). Keep up the great work!

  • Kid's Heart Challenge: February is Heart Month. BPS students will be participating in the American Heart Association's Kids Heart Challenge next month. Look for a parent letter the first week in February. 

  • Sneaker donations: We are looking for good/used sneakers to add to our dwindling supply of sneakers to borrow in the gym. If you have some sneakers to donate, please send them in with your child- they can bring them directly to the gym. We are specifically looking for sizes 12-4. 

Thank you for sharing your children with us!

In partnership,

Sarah & Chris



Please note that the opportunities/events listed below are not specifically endorsed or screened by school staff. As always, families should use their own standards and review processes to determine appropriate activities.

Consider supporting a BPS family in need: “Helping the Hatch's”.

 Here’s the link:

Family Yoga Series at The Iyengar Yoga Center of Vermont, Burlington

Saturdays starting January 20 4:00-5:00pm 

A yoga class for children and the adults who love them. Through fun, playful movement geared towards learning about the body and its capabilities we will learn about yoga poses and concepts, practice mindfulness with kid-friendly breath exercises, and foster community infused with love for yoga. Build confidence, stability and flexibility in the body and mind!

Class is focused on the child’s experience but adults are encouraged to join in, and to be present with their child. Every child is welcome to participate in their own way. All ages welcome. 

Winter Break Yoga Camp at the Iyengar Yoga Center of VT, Burlington

Wed Feb 28 and Fri Mar 01


Join us during the school break for two drop-in days of yoga camp for kids aged 6-11. Together we will enjoy scheduled yoga practices to cultivate a deeper understanding of the body, building self-awareness and confidence. Our fun and dynamic instruction introduces yoga concepts in an age-appropriate way, teaching compassion and mindfulness for ourselves and others. Yoga related games and art projects, and outings to local parks round out our day together. Sign up for one or both days!

For more information and to register visit:

Equity Pricing Available

Scholarships Available, email Rebecca:


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