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  • Writer's pictureSarah Schoolcraft

Brookside Blast - September 17, 2021

"Make your mark and see where it takes you." - Peter Reynolds, The Dot

This week, students in several classes celebrated Dot Day, a day that embodies creativity, self-expression and the value of "making your mark." Please enjoy a small sampling of dots created this week!

Morning recess started this week with high energy, fast running and strengthened friendships!

From the Office: While dropoff begins at 7:30am, classes begin at 7:50 and students are considered tardy after that time. We have had a high number of tardy students this week. Please do your best to ensure students begin their day on time. Thanks!

Picture Day is Monday! Pictures for Th/F PK students will be taken on Make-Up day (October 14th).

From the Nurse team: Surveillance Testing

The Harwood Unified Union School District will be offering free surveillance testing to School District staff and contracted service providers working in our buildings, and students attending HUUSD schools whether or not they are vaccinated. If you have tested positive in the last 3 months, we ask that you wait the full 90 days before signing up for testing again. This testing serves as an additional mitigation measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our school community. To sign up visit: Vermont School Testing Consent Site. Surveillance testing for staff will begin 9/20, and will include students beginning the week of 9/27.

Volunteers Needed for Nature Education Program

Brookside Primary School's Four Winds Nature Education program is seeking volunteers to help teach kids about our natural world. Get kids outside to experience hands-on standards-based science education concepts. This year the theme is “patterns in nature” and we will be teaching 5 different outdoor lessons to students in PK and grades 1-5. If you’ve been a volunteer in the past please join us again this year. You do not need to be a parent of a BPS student. We have had excellent volunteers that were grandparents, aunts/uncles, neighbors, and interested community members that just want to help introduce the splendor of our natural world to young minds. We offer all the training and supplies to get you started. Please email us at to let us know if you are interested in volunteering this year or if you have any questions about the program.

-Lindsay Barrett, Christine Colangeli, Emily Marotto


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