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  • Writer's pictureSarah Schoolcraft

Brookside Blast 2/10/23

We celebrated the 100th day at Brookside this week:

And students have been B-U-S-Y!

Next week is Random Acts of Kindness week! Students and adults school-wide will have opportunities to show kindness over the course of the week in a variety of ways.

We are saddened and disturbed by the violent hoax calls made to several Vermont schools this week, and while none were to HUUSD schools, the violence in our media and across the nation is troubling and is consistently on our mind. We practice safety drills regularly and devoted time to staff education around our safety protocols at our last inservice on 2/3. Below, please find a link to helpful tips for talking to children about violence from the National Association of School Psychologists:

Enjoy the sunshine this weekend and reach out with any questions or concerns.

In partnership,

Sarah & Chris

Ski Update

10 second graders completed the 6-mile round trip route to the cabin at Trapps this week! Third and fourth graders had a successful trip to Sugarbush this past week as well.

Spring Conferences

Conferences are on the school calendar for March 24, and once again we will be using Canyon Creek to schedule conferences for the week of 3/20-3/24. The sign up window will open on 3/13. Please stay tuned for details after February break.

PE News:

Brookside is participating in the AHA Kid's Heart Challenge (previously known as Jump Rope for Heart) starting this past week and going until February vacation. Students will be learning about keeping their hearts healthy and how they can help others. Your student should have brought home a family letter and a collection envelope this past Thursday or Friday. If you would like to make a donation to the AHA to fund heart research, you may do so in the envelope or sign up online (directions are on the envelope). Donations are, of course, voluntary. Please send in donations on or before Feb. 24th. February is "Heart Month."

I hope that you and your family will look for some heart healthy activities to participate in this month!

Thanks, Mrs. Baitz

Calendar Raffle Update

Hi Brookside Families! We hope you're selling lots of raffle tickets!!! Please ask your child's teacher if you need more tickets or email Ms.Tammy at The deadline is Friday 2/24. Remember, your hard work selling tickets pays for field trips, ski equipment updates, outdoor learning supplies and special teacher requests throughout the year, like new books for the library. Thanks for your efforts!!



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

Interested in Art-Making Summer Camps?

Our Art teacher Rachael Wells will be teaching the Woven Wonders, Intro to Jewelry Making, and the Stories in Clay camps this summer at The Current in Stowe. There are many camps to choose from, for a variety of ages. Check out their offerings at the link below!

Please see detailed information and registration form below:

2023 Girls basketball camp offerings-1
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It might not feel like spring outside just yet, but the start of the 2023 Little League season is right around the corner! Registration for all programs is open and can be found at Programs are available for boys and girls aged 4-12. Information on each program can be found on the website. If you have questions about which program is best, please email Robyn Fulton at with your questions.

To help you learn more about the upcoming season, here are some important dates to keep in mind:

  • 3/4-4/15- Each Saturday there will be indoor trainings available at Crossett Brook Middle School for each age group. Participation in the indoor trainings is not required to play but helpful if you are able to attend. More information on timing for each session will be sent out as we get closer, but the sessions will be sometime between 9am-1pm.

  • 4/1- Assessments during indoor training time for players looking to ‘play up’ into an older division.

  • 4/15- Registration closes

  • 4/22- Uniform pick up, picture packet hand out day, and opening day information day at Crossett Brook Middle School from 9am-1pm (specific times to be announced).

  • 4/29- Opening Day! Picture day (Times to be announced). A little league parade and event will be held this day as well.

We are excited for a great start to the 2023 little league season. Typically, the season runs from 4/29-6/16.

  • T-Ball will be on Saturdays at Hope Davey in Waterbury Center.

  • Farm League will practice 1-2 times per week and will have games on Saturdays.

  • Minors and Majors Baseball and Softball will have 2-3 practices/week and a 10-14 game schedule with games against other towns.

Please consider volunteering to help coach a team. We will have coaches training and plenty of resources available to help you feel comfortable leading a team. We would love to have 2 coaches for each team and greatly appreciate parents who step up to help!

Harwood Hawks Youth Wrestling

Online Registration:

Who: Anyone in grades 3rd -6th

Where: Harwood Wrestling Room, Upstairs Gym

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:45p-6:45p

Practice times will change as the season goes on, depending on gym availability.

First practice: Thursday February 16th

Cost will be AAU membership ($14) as well as tournament entry fee for wrestlers.

Bring: Shorts, Shirt, Wrestling Shoes and Water

See you in the wrestling room!

If you have any questions please contact:

Casey Moulton 802-522-5502 or


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