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  • Writer's pictureSarah Schoolcraft

Brookside Blast 3/29/24

Updated: Apr 1

This week continued to bring a mixture of winter, spring and mud seasons! We hope you have a great weekend!

Thank you for your volunteer support this year with either nordic skiing, downhill skiing,  snowboarding - or a combination of the three! If you have a moment, we would appreciate your feedback so we can improve programming for next year. The google survey can be found here.

Outdoor learning was once again in the snow this week, and these Menz/Kennedy second graders had quite a time!

PE News

We wrapped up our gymnastics unit this week. It was so awesome to see how brave the students were in working on some new and challenging skills.

Next week we will dabble a little in tennis skills.

Music Notes

Spring Concert

Mark your calendars! The BPS Spring concert is scheduled for Thursday, April 11th 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!

Concert Dress: 

3rd Grade Chorus - Something bright and springy! (bottoms should be an appropriate length or worn with leggings or tights; no ripped clothing) 

4th Grade Classes - students will wear school provided t-shirts; bottoms should be an appropriate length or worn with leggings or tights; no ripped clothing

Spring Concert Volunteers needed at the evening performance:

- 4-6 Volunteers to supervise 4th grade classes during the concert

- 1-2 Volunteers to video the evening performance

Please reach out to Lizzy Palumbo at if you are interested or if you have any questions.


April 2 & 3 VTCAP testing for grades 3-4

April 9 & 10 VTCAP testing for grades 3-4

April 8 Eclipse - NO SCHOOL

April 22-26 Spring Break - NO SCHOOL



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.

Waterbury Recreation Presents:

April Vacation Camp

April 22nd-26th from 8:30-4:30 daily:

Friday Pizza and Movie nights for kids, April 5th, 6:15-8:15, where we will provide pizza and drinks and watch Despicable Me: Waterbury, VT Recreation: Monthly Pizza and Movie Nights (

Soccer for Little Feet!

The Children’s Room is pleased to offer a FREE soccer play program for 3-5 year olds (pre-k) with the financial support from Waterbury Winterfest. Coaches facilitate small groups of children and their accompanying adults through fun activities geared towards helping develop skills of kicking, passing, sharing the ball and enjoying playing ball games with others. 

  • Ages: 3 to 5 year olds (only preK 5 year olds)

  • Dates: April 7th and 14th, sign up only if you can do both dates

  • Choose a Session Time: 

  • Session #1- 9:00 - 9:45 am: 3 year olds

  • Session #2- 10:00 - 10:45 am: 3 and 4 year olds

  • Session #3- 11:00 - 11:50 am: 4 and 5 year olds

Registration opens Monday, March 25th. To register, go to: 

Sleepy Hollow 2024 Summer Camp Programs!

Slammin’ Outdoor Camp: Get outside and adventure in Sleepy Hollow’s 850 acres of forest and trails in Huntington! We head out on the trails every day to explore the natural world around Sleepy with a new outdoor theme every day, including forest, stream and pond studies. We also do fun outdoor activities every day- hiking, mountain biking, swimming and more!  Campers can expect a fun week outside packed with activities, art projects and games.

  • Ages: 8-12 years old

  • Cost: $300 per camper

  • Weeks: July 22nd - 26th OR July 29th - August 2nd

  • Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm


Summer Ski Camp: Spend the week outside at Sleepy Hollow’s 850 acres of forest and trails in Huntington, with running, hiking, mountain biking, rollerskiing*, swimming and more! The camp is geared towards kids that are excited to try some summer nordic summer training. We get out on the trails every day and do activities, art projects and games too, all with the focus of summer fun outside! *Rollerskis not needed- we team up with NENSA for rollerskiing, and they provide a fleet for us to use.

  • Ages: 10-14 years old

  • Cost: $300 per camper

  • Weeks: July 15th - 19th

  • Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Location: Sleepy Hollow Ski & Bike Center, 427 Ski Lodge Drive, Huntington, VT 05462

Questions? Contact Summer Program Director, Heather LaRocca at or 802-345-7837.


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