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  • Writer's pictureSarah Schoolcraft

Brookside Blast 5/12/23

It was a wonderful week celebrating our teachers and staff! Thank you for the special touches you added to make everyone feel extra special.

With the updated last day of school change, please pay careful attention as some of our last week activities have shifted.

The last day for students will be Thursday, June 15th, with an early dismissal (around 11:30). Please see below for additional May/June dates.

​Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, May 29 Memorial Day - No school

​Wednesday May 31 5pm - Arts Night (PK/K/1)

Thursday June 1 5pm - Arts Night (2/3/4)

​Friday June 2 - Step up Day

​Tuesday June 6 - PK field trip (M/T classes)

​Wednesday June 7 - Walk and Bike to School, First grade field trip, 3rd grade chorus field trip

​Thursday June 8 1pm - Spring Celebration

​Friday June 9 - PK field trip (Th/F classes)

​Monday June 12 - 2nd grade field trip

Tuesday June 13 - 8:00am 4th grade Celebration - note date change

Tuesday June 13 - 3/4 field trip

​Wednesday June 14 - Menz/Kennedy Field trip; BPS Field Day

Thursday June 15 - Last day of school - Half day for students - note date change

Classroom Placement for Rising Kindergarten, 1st and 3rd graders 23-24

Reminder: While we cannot honor specific requests for teachers, we value your input as we determine the best class placement for each child. If you’d like to provide input, please complete this form by Friday, May 12, 2023.

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child who turns 5 by September 1st, 2023 and lives in district? Would you like to send them to Brookside Primary School? Please use this link to register:

Kindergarten Screening

Brookside Primary School will host Kindergarten screening on Wednesday, May 31st, 2023. This is for students NOT currently enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten at Brookside only. Please call our office at (802) 244-7195 to schedule an appointment. Children currently attending Brookside’s preschool do not need to sign up. We will gather the information we need while the children are at school.

Missing Something? Check the Lost and Found!

We'll have tables out front of the main entrance between 8-2 Monday-Friday next week unless it's raining so parents can stop by and check them out.

Arts Nights: Wednesday May 31 and Thursday June 1

Arts Night is like Open House with the Arts teachers. See what your kids have been learning in French and Health. Learn about the School Counseling program. View the Art Show exhibited on the main floor of the school. And spend some time in the gym where students will sing songs learned in music and demonstrate skills/activities learned in PE.

We will use the following 20 minute rotations (5:00-5:20, 5:20-5:40, 5:40-6:00):

Wednesday, May 31st 5:00-6:00pm

PreK: French/Health/Guidance, then Art Show, then Music/PE

K: Art show, then Music/PE, then French/Health/Guidance

Grade 1: Music/PE, then French/Health/Guidance, then Art Show

Thursday, June 1st 5:00-6:00pm

Grade 2: French/Health/Guidance, then Art Show, then Music/PE

Grade 3: Art show, then Music/PE, then French/Health/Guidance

Grade 4: Music/PE, then French/Health/Guidance, then Art Show

Walk and Bike to School

Wednesday, June 7th. Meet at Rusty Parker Park at 7:15am for a light breakfast, then walk or bike/scooter to Brookside Primary School at 7:30am. Families are encouraged to attend and to walk or bike/scooter together. All students biking and scootering must wear a helmet to ride.

Spring Celebration

Thursday June 8th, 1:30pm on the BPS upper playground (Friday June 9th rain date) Parents and community members are invited to celebrate spring and the end of the school year with Brookside students.

Order of Events:

Songs about Spring




West African Dances from the Residency in April with Marlena Fishman, Seny Daffe and Abdouleh Daffe




Tree Planting and poem

La classe de français

End of the year in the library

I will be sending home one more round of paper notices (you should get this information every week in an email) before moving into our "10 for the Summer" program: all students grades preK - 3 choose 10 titles for summer reading. This program assists me in the summer work of reorganizing the collection by removing 4000 of our 14,000 title collection. In the meantime, please reach out if:

  • you are unfamiliar with a title on your child's record

  • your child already brought it back

  • the book was damaged or was lost

I always take donations, especially good hardcover titles, and popular series (Minecraft, Magic Treehouse, Amulet, Dogman, fairies and princesses). Happy Spring, Nancy Daigle

BPS Yearbook!

LINK to Purchase

Online purchases between now and May 19th will be delivered to school by June 12th. Any orders received after that date will be delivered to the family's home. Cost $11.60 not including tax. Free shipping if ordered by May 19th.



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.

MAKERSPHERE YOUTH SUMMER CAMPS Summer is just around the corner! Don’t wait to register; some camps are already full! The new Garden/Farming/Cooking camp lets kids experience growing and harvesting the garden, tending the chickens and cooking with the garden’s bounty! – Such a fun variety of activities! The Clay camp filled so quickly that we have added a second Clay Camp for Aug 7-11. The camps listed below still have spaces. Grades indicated refer to the grade the student will be entering this fall. June 20-23 NQID Parade Float Camp for grades 5-9 July 10-14 Art & Making for grades 1-2 July 24-28 Print Making for grades 3-4 July 24-28 Gardening/Farming/Cooking for grades 4-6 July 31-Aug 4 Art & Making for grades 1-2 NEW Aug 7-11 Clay for grades 5-9 Info and register: Subscribe to the MakerSphere newsletter: The Waterbury Area MakerSphere Cooperative Inc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving Waterbury and surrounding communities. Visit for information. Children's Room Annual Tag Sale and Plant Sale!

Do your kids need to size up for the summer season? Do you need some gear for a new baby? Does your kid need a bigger bike? Or maybe you have baby/kid gear, toys, games, books, maternity clothing, or kids' sporting gear to pass on to another family?

Spring Hill preschool is once again hosting their annual Spring Community Event.

Please join us May 21st, 3:30pm at the Lareau Farm Pavilion for some great laughs with the Modern Times Puppet Theatre as they present “The Perils of Mr.Punch”.

Co-founders Rose Friedman and Justin Lander are a husband and wife duo, producers for Vermont Vaudeville and alumni of the Bread and Puppet Theater. As parents themselves, they strive to present quality entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.

Following the show, flatbread, salads and drinks will be available for dinner in the pavilion. Spring Hill School will also have a fantastic bake sale for sweet treats throughout the event.

Please dress for the weather and bring a blanket or camp chairs to sit on during the show!

$4 for kids/$7 for Adults

Or day of $5 for Kids/$10 for Adults

We hope to see you there!


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