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  • Writer's pictureSarah Schoolcraft

Brookside Blast 1/28/22

Updated: Mar 11, 2022

Happy Friday!

What a wild year this week has been! With the temperatures below zero regularly in the morning, we have noticed an increase in students being parent drop-off in the morning, and therefore, more traffic. We understand how difficult it is to get out of the house in the morning with ALL OF THE THINGS, and we're asking for your help with ensuring greater efficiency for all in that morning drop-off loop.

If dropping off in the loop, please pull all the way forward in the circle and, to the extent possible, please have your child exit curbside with all of their belongings. Having students all ready (backpack, mask on, etc) will help everything move more smoothly. On those mornings where there's a little bit of extra baggage, feel free to pull around back to the visitor lot where you can take your time, exit the car if needed and ensure a safe transition to the building.

For afternoon pickup, please do not park ON Stowe Street. This creates additional traffic and poses safety concerns for thru traffic. Thanks so much for your continued understanding and partnership!

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”

– Pablo Picasso

Pre-K, Kindergarten and 2nd grade students have their artwork on display around BPS - here is a quick "gallery walk" with students' published work. Thanks to Ms. Wells for encouraging these wonderful artists and for getting these masterpieces on display!

New Brookside Spirit Wear orders open!

We have child and adult t-shirts, long-sleeve t-shirts, zip hoodies and sweatpants for sale! Orders are due by February 16, 2022! Click here for the order form.

Counseling Corner

Please visit the recently updated BPS Comfort Ship, with resources for Social Emotional Learning and updates from Ms. Mosher, our School Counselor!

Kids Heart Challenge in PE

Your child will be bringing home information about the American Heart Association's Kids Heart Challenge next week. This is an annual fundraising event that our school has participated in for over 25 years. The AHA gives "Thank You" gifts to students that raise funds, however, our focus has always been: 1) learn how to keep your heart healthy and strong and 2) an opportunity to help save lives- almost everyone knows someone who has had a heart attack, stroke or was born with a special heart (infants that need heart surgery). Please help your child to understand that the thank you gifts are nice, but that should not be our motivation to help the AHA. All students (K-4) will participate in the lessons and activities for the Kids Heart Challenge, whether they do the fundraising or not. If your child does participate in the fundraising aspect, all donations are due by Feb. 18th.

P.S. The AHA gave Brookside a $3,500 grant in the fall to purchase bikes for the PE program as a way to promote healthy lifestyles.

Thanks for your support.

- Carol Baitz, PE Teacher

Please check out our Community Postings including HUUSD Girls' Basketball, updates from The Children's Room and registration for Live Y'ers February Vacation camp!

Finally, please check the updated bus routes for potential time shifts.

Thank you for all that you do to support teaching and learning at Brookside!


Sarah & Chris


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