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  • Writer's pictureSarah Schoolcraft

Brookside Blast 5/20/22

This week was full of excitement in our school community. Our arts team did a phenomenal job hosting the Art Show on both Wednesday and Thursday evenings. All students had artwork displayed in the show and a variety of mediums were showcased! On Thursday night, families were treated to the first concert/performance since the pandemic started in 2020. Third grade chorus students and the entire fourth grade class danced and sang their hearts out! It was a magical evening celebration - and it was truly special to be in community together at last.

In other news, second graders witnessed the cycle of life in real-time as their chicks hatched this week! By Friday afternoon, birds were in the brooder and were having opportunities to be held by students and explore the classroom bit by bit.

Walk and Bike to School: Wednesday, May 25th at 7:00am

  • Meet at Rusty Parker Park for bagels and juice before walking or biking to school at 7:20am (with police escort).

  • Any student biking or scootering will need to wear a helmet.

  • Parents, Grandparents and other important adults in our lives are invited to participate as well!

PE next week

  • Bikes, Scooters and Skateboards in PE next week May 23-27

  • Students are welcome to bring their own non-motorized wheels to use during PE

  • Equipment may be dropped off in the morning and picked up in the afternoon by the shed in the visitor parking lot behind the school.

  • Students are encouraged to bring their own helmet on their PE days.

  • BPS has bikes, scooters and helmets that students may use during PE class.

WATERBURY CAMP ADDED- Capital Soccer Monday, June 13th - Friday, June 17th Location: Our Waterbury Ice Center Fields Players ages 4 - 15 are welcome to register For details, and to sign up, please visit:

Living Tree Alliance - Summer Camp Openings

Living Tree Alliance, a community farm in Moretown hosts school field trips for Harwood, Waitsfield and Moretown school and offers farm and river camps this summer! We spend the mornings on the farm growing food for the foodbank and playing games in the pavilion and at our natural playground and the afternoons swimming in the rivers and creeks while exploring the trails and forests in back of Harwood. Kids enjoy taking care of our chickens and sheep, making fires, building forts and of course cooling down in the river and creeks on our property. Check it out, we have a few spots left!

Farm and River Exploration Camp Ages 6-11 July 11-15, August 15-19 Rooted Youth Middle School Leadership Camp Rising 7th and 8th July 18 - 22 Call Melanie with questions 802-503-9774

"Kids Night Out" - Saturday Afternoon 6/4 - Open to all:


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