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  • Writer's pictureSarah Schoolcraft

Brookside Blast 12/17/21

Updated: Mar 11, 2022

This year is flying by! We are so grateful for the support that our families and community shows for all of us at Brookside. We look forward to some upcoming fun next week, with Solstice celebrations in grades 1-3, some earned movies and other celebrations sprinkled throughout- and hopefully some time outside with new snow?!

We encourage 'ugly sweaters' to be worn next Wednesday, by all students and staff, to really end 2021 with a bang!

If you're looking for ways to pass the time over break, check out: with a wealth of resources and events for families. We hope you enjoy the upcoming winter break (no school from 12/23 - 1/2), and look forward to welcoming in the New Year when we return on January 3rd, 2022!

With appreciation and best wishes for a warm, healthy break,

Sarah & Chris

Music Notes:

BPS Chorus Announcement

BPS Chorus has gotten off to a great start! Here is some important information:

  • Permission slips are due on December 22nd.

  • Encourage your child to eat breakfast at home on the day they have chorus. If they get breakfast at school that day, they will not be able to eat until after rehearsal. If they receive services in the morning, they will not be able to eat until after those services, so best to have them eat at home, if possible.

  • Help your child get to rehearsal on time.

    • Chorus Rehearsal Schedule:

      • 3rd Grade - Tuesdays from 7:40-8:10

      • 4th Grade - Thursdays from 7:30-8:00

  • Contact Lizzy Carlson - with any questions.

Accessibility to Resources for the Winter Holiday Break:

COVID Testing and Vaccine Updates Waterbury Ambulance Service will provide the following at the Waitsfield United Church of Christ VACCINATION CLINIC for ages 12 and up on Dec 22, 2021 from 10am to 4pm TESTING CLINIC on Dec 23, 2021 from 9am to 2pm Vaccination Clinics for Ages 5-11 are posted on the Vermont Department of Health Website. Vaccines for Kids Testing Information for the upcoming weeks: Waitsfield Waitsfield United Church of Christ 4355 Main St. Fri, Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Closed Fri, Sat, Dec. 24, 25. Also closed Fri, Sat, Dec. 31, Jan. 1. Waterbury 1727 Guptil Rd. Mon, Tues, Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Wed 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm Thurs 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Closed Thurs, Fri, Sat, Dec. 23, 24, 25. Also closed Thurs, Fri, Sat, Dec. 30, 31, Jan. 1. Berlin 1311 Barre-Montpelier Rd. Mon, Thurs, Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Tues 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Wed, Fri 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Closed Thurs, Fri, Sat, Dec. 23, 24, 25. Also closed Thurs, Fri, Sat, Dec. 30, 31, Jan. 1. There will be special testing in Berlin on a couple days during those weeks. Information about that testing will be posted on the VDH site the week of Dec. 20.

Updated Plan for 3rd and 4th grade iMove:

  • When: Thursday 1/27, Tuesday 2/1

  • Who: We need level 3 volunteers for these iMove ski/snowshoe days.

  • What Time: 11:00-2:00pm

  • Where: Meet at Trapps

  • We did not meet our goal of chaperones so we will only be able to go skiing at Trapps for 2 days. Please see the revised dates, these days were selected because they had the most chaperones available. Your child’s classroom teacher will be in touch with you to confirm these days still work for you.

You can still check on your volunteer level status by calling Alyssa Dybala 802-583-7953 or email


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