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  • Writer's pictureSarah Schoolcraft

Brookside Blast 3/17/23

This week's epic snowstorm resulted in two additional snowdays! We hope you all were safe and warm and had at least a little bit of time to enjoy life outside in the snowglobe. Monday marks the last alpine ski day for 3rd and 4th graders, with plenty of snow!

We look forward to seeing many of you in the building next week for spring conferences, and don't forget about the Book Fair, happening concurrently. See details below.

Brookside 4th graders participated in a presentation by our community LEAP volunteers. Alayna Howard and Kit Walker (LEAP members) shared important information about energy use, energy efficiency, and how to be leaders in our community about saving energy. 4th graders have the option to participate in an energy poster contest. Posters will be used to teach the community about the importance of saving energy and presented at the annual LEAP Fair on April 15th at CBMS. Our fourth graders were excellent audience members and impressed our LEAP volunteers with their knowledge, engagement, and questions!

Third graders are enjoying a little 'March Madness' with brackets set up for this year's Red Clover books! How many has your child read?

Music Notes

Choral Night

Congratulations to all singers who performed in our HUUSD Choral Night Last Night! We had over 200 HUUSD chorus students join together for a magical musical experience. Thank you for your continued support of our young musicians. It's your support that allows events like these to be possible.

Spring Concert

Mark your calendars! The BPS Spring concert is scheduled for Thursday, April 13th at 6pm in the gym. This concert will feature all 4th grade classes as well as 3rd Grade Chorus and 4th Grade Chorus. We hope you can join us!

Please reach out to Lizzy Palumbo at with any questions.

Book Fair

Conferences are coming up so it must be time for another Book Fair!

Please support the Library Monday - Thursday March 20-23rd from 3-6 pm. There is an online link on the library page which will go live on Wednesday the 15th. (Anything ordered online will get delivered to school).

I look forward to seeing everyone at the Book Fair!

Mrs. Daigle

Caregiver Survey Spring 2023

Our school counselor, Kately Mosher is collaborating with local non-profit mental health agency Hannah's House to provide additional caregiver/parent support this spring. The responses from this survey will inform resources shared and future caregiver event(s). We understand how busy everyone is and we want to tailor support to fit our families needs. We look forward to hearing from you, thank you! Caregiver Survey Link:



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.

Cash Calendar Raffle Winners!

3/9 - Waterbury Vet $50 GC to Aaron Swift sold by Wynter at cbms

3/9 - Woodstock Farmers Market $50 GC to Lexie Huckins sold by Cadence Lowe at cbms

3/10 - Sunflower Salon $50 GC to Bill Andrus sold by Evelyn at cbms

3/10 - Jeremy Ayers $50 GC to Jeff Real sold by Sawyer LaRocca at BPS

3/11 - $100 Cash gifted by Aaron Flint Construction to Maggie Burke sold by Alex Grenier of BPS

3/12 - Paprika Catering $27 GC (enough to buy six empanadas) Kristen Ely, sold by Mason Antell

3/12 - Family Dentistry $100 Cash - Brian Rohman

3/13 - KC Bagel $25 GC Cindy Senning, sold by Stella Grace Senning of BPS

3/13 - Stowe Street Emporium $25 GC - Judith Dubois, sold by Emaline Dubois of CBMS

3/14 - Paprika Catering $27 GC - John Lesher sold by Patrick Migonis at CBMS

3/14 - Reservoir Restaurant $50 GC and hat - Cheryl Edwards sold by Alex Edwards of BPS

3/15 - Stackpole & French law offices ($500 in services) - Collin Smythe sold by Maggie Smythe of BPS

3/15 - $30 GC from Park Row Restaurant - Jessa Loranger sold by Laurel Guertin of CBMS

3/16 - Sunflower Natural Foods $25GC to Maggie Burke sold by Loralie Grenier of CBMS

3/16 - Bhav Spa $25 GC to Heather LaRocca sold by Jasper LaRocca of BPS

Summer Camps Available at Apple Tree

Apple Tree Learning Centers is open for registration with availability in their summer camps:

Starting spring 2023, Vermont will be required to see who can still get Medicaid and Dr. Dynasaur. Why? For the last three years, states have been required to keep people on Medicaid with a few exceptions. Vermont is preparing for the end of this requirement. The state has made an "unwind" plan to ensure Vermonters continue to have positive health care options.

Be sure to update your contact information to receive important notices, resources, and alerts. Log in to your account at or call 1-855-899-9600.

  • Make sure your mailing address, email address, and phone numbers are correct.

  • NEW! Add a cell phone number to your account - we want to text you with important reminders.

Take action to stay in charge of your Medicaid or Dr. Dynasaur coverage!

Learn How to Save Energy and Money at 2023 LEAP Energy Fair

Is it time to weatherize your drafty house? Are you interested in energy efficient heat pumps, electric vehicles, or solar power for your home or business? Find the information you need at the 2023 LEAP Energy Fair, Saturday, April 15 from 9 AM to 3 PM at Crossett Brook Middle School in Duxbury.

The LEAP Energy Fair is the largest in Vermont, and it’s completely free. Tour 75 exhibits and talk to experts about heat pumps, weatherization, solar power, energy audits, electric vehicles, efficient wood heat, and much, more. Attend breakout sessions on topics of special interest.

This family-friendly event includes a free show by Marko the Magician, free ice cream, free electronics recycling, children’s activities, and local food and refreshments while you learn how to shrink energy bills and save money.

This free community event is hosted by the volunteers of Waterbury LEAP. For more information contact Alayna at 603-748-9564, or visit

Clyde Whittlemore Little League

Clyde Whittemore little league registration is open for Tee Ball and Farm League. Please register or find out more information at One of CWLL's goals is to make this program accessible to ALL kids regardless of financial situation. Please reach out to with questions or if you have a child who would like to play and is in need of a scholarship.


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