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  • Writer's pictureSarah Schoolcraft

Brookside Blast 10/28/22

Updated: Jun 10, 2023

This moose visited the BPS playground on Tuesday. Students were not amoosed with indoor recess!

Students in Mr. Thurston's class took the opportunity to write a new chapter to "If You Give a Moose a Muffin!"

We had a fantastic week at BPS. The energy is high as we head into the final weekend of October. Just a reminder - we will NOT be wearing any costumes or disguises on Monday to keep our learning environment as peaceful and productive as possible. We do not celebrate Halloween at school because not everyone celebrates Halloween!

Have a safe, fun weekend and we'll see you all on Monday!


Sarah & Chris

Nurses' Notes:

The Vermont Department of Health is partnering with communities to provide walk-in clinics to make it easier for Vermonters to get COVID-19 and flu vaccines.

  • Flu shots are recommended for anyone ages 6 months and older.

  • COVID-19 primary series vaccines for everyone ages 6 months and older.

  • Updated (bivalent) boosters for everyone ages 5 years and older who completed their primary COVID-19 vaccine series or received their last booster or additional dose at least two months ago.

  • For information about these walk in clinics, please visit:

French Yoga

Come join me, Madame Chartrand for 15 minutes of yoga in French to work on your flexibility, strength, and calm!

Wear comfortable clothes!

Mondays from 7:35-7:50 for 3rd graders.

Tuesdays from 7:35-7:50 for 4th graders.

Session 1: November 14th-December 20th

Session 2: January 9th-February 14th

Session 3: March 13th-April 18th

Session 4: May 8th-June 6th

I have 8 mats, so only 8 students/grade can sign up for a session.

Permission slips will start going home on Monday, October 31st. Permission slips will be due back to me by Wednesday, November 9th. If there are more students interested than there are mats, I will pull 8 slips out of a box. Students that aren’t picked will have an opportunity to do the next session.

Music Notes:

BPS Chorus

BPS Chorus started last week with 4th grade and starts this Tuesday 11/1 with 3rd Grade! Chorus is a singing group that rehearses once a week before school for 3rd and 4th grade students. If your child loves music or singing and would like to have more of it in their week, they should come to the first few rehearsals to see what it is like. Permission slips will be available at rehearsals and will be due by November 22nd.

Chorus Rehearsal Schedule:

3rd Grade - Tuesdays from 7:40-8:10 starts 11/1

4th Grade - Thursdays from 7:40-8:10

If you have questions, please email Lizzy Palumbo at

From Mrs. Baitz

we will continue working on basketball skills, strategies and age appropriate game concepts.

Please encourage your child to bring sneakers to school to wear during PE. The whole school is working on earning a "Choice Day" in PE. They can earn points by wearing sneakers! Thanks, Mrs. Baitz

Brookside Community Skating Party - Hope to see you there!

Where: Waterbury Ice Center

When: Saturday 11/5 from 10am-12

Cost: FREE admission and skate rental

Please join your friends at this fun event put together by the PTO.

Helmets are strongly encouraged- please bring your own. Snackbar will be open!


Harwood Youth Basketball registration has been extended to this Friday, Oct. 28th.

Mrs. Baitz wanted to introduce some basketball skills in PE before the original deadline, but ran out of time. PE classes are working on basketball skills this week! So, the basketball program has agreed to extend the deadline.Please follow this link for online registration. Scholarships are available. The program is especially looking for players for the grade 3&4 girls team.


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