Brookside Place School
Emergency Education Plan / Online Distance Learning
Cranford Public Schools Spring Break ~ Monday, April 6 - Monday, April 13
Online Distance Learning will resume on Tuesday, April 14
Principal's Message 3.27.20
Click to read the message from Mr. Klimko: Principal's Message 3.27.2020
Principal's Message 3.20.20
Cick to read the message from Mr. Klimko: Principal's Message 3.20.2020
Principal's Message 3.16.2020
Please see the message below from Mr. Klimko sent on Monday, 3.16.2020 as well as instructions on how to connect district issued Chromebooks.
Principal's Message 3.15.2020
Please see the message below from Mr. Klimko sent on Sunday, 3.15.2020 which includes links to multiple online resources.
Click here to access the district's new School Counseling Corner
which includes resources for families and staff/faculty
Other Important Resources
Please find below links to information and resources:
CPS Emergency Education Plan Information (Updated 4/1/2020)
Mrs. Schlenker and Mrs. Nowicki Honored
Brookside Place School is pleased to announce that first grade teacher Mrs. Donna Schlenker has been selected as the BPS Educator of the Year and Ms. Paula Nowicki has been selected as the BPS Educational Services Professional of the Year from nominations made by the BPS community as part of the New Jersey Department of Education 2019-2020 Governor's Educator of the Year Program. Congratulations Mrs. Schlenker and Mrs. Nowicki!
BPS Science Fair 2020
Electricty, weather, chemical reactions, principles of physics...
These were just a few scientific topics explored by third, fourth and fifth grade students at the BPS Science Fair. The event, which was sponsored by the BPS Student Council, allowed students to work in groups of two to three to explore a scientific topic of their choosing. Students designed their own experiments and created tri-fold displays of their research, predictions and findings. Families visited the fair at an evening event and students visited the next day with their homerooms.
Pasta for Pennies 2020
Thank you to all the BPS families that supported the 2020 Pasta for Pennies program to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!
The change has been counted and together the BPS community raised an amazing $8,191.31
The top five classes and their totals are:
Mrs. O'Shea's 1st Grade: $614.56 ~ Mrs. Brockman's 4th Grade: $765.97 ~ Ms. Antoniewicz's 4th Grade: 905.76 ~ Mrs. Halkias's 5th Grade: $1,601.55
Mrs. Scholz's 5th Grade: $1,933.33
Mrs. Sholz's students will enjoy a pasta lunch courtesy of The Olive Garden, a national sponsor of the Pasta for Pennies program. Special thanks also go to Mrs. Brockman and her Grade 4 students for organizing this community service initiative. BPS is a longtime supporter of Pasta for Pennies and turning loose change into a lasting difference.
BPS Cultural Night 2020
Brookside Place School families came together in January to share the sights, sounds and flavors of many cultures. The evening event included demonstrations by two different dance troupes, cultural clothing, and delicious dishes from around the world. This annual PTA event is designed to celebrate the many cultural backgrounds of the BPS community and help students learn about different ethnic traditions. Many thanks to the BPS PTA volunteers who helped make it a success!
There are exciting new updates to Ms. Schafer's Music Page! The web site, which features resources for students in grades three through five, now includes content specifically for second graders. Visit Ms. Schafer's Music Page to find music, videos, activity pages, links, and more to help children make music outside of the classroom. This web site is updated often with new material, so check back often for more resources and activities.
BPS Thanks Our Veterans
BPS students and staff honored veterans associated with the school community with a special assembly. Eleven veterans with connections to BPS students were able to attend the event in person while others were honored by having their profiles read aloud. In addition one student spoke about his father who is currently deployed with the Army National Guard. Finally, a volunteer with the Cranford 86 Project spoke about Marcus Anderson, a veteran of the Vietnam War who made the ultimate sacrifice to his country. The Cranford 86 Project seeks to honor the 86 Cranford residents who lost their lives in military service. SP5 Anderson is the only known member of the group to have graduated from Brookside Place School. The morning assembly also featured performances of patriotic songs by BPS third grade students.
Local Author Shares Her Story
Laura Sassi, Cranford author, visited Brookside Place Elementary School to share her latest book, Love is Kind, with students in kindergarten through second grade. During her presentation she covered all facets of the creative writing process from conception to collaboration to finished product. The visit was arranged by Mrs. Arline McCloskey, media specialist at Brookside Place School.
A Walking Tour
Kindergarten students in Mrs. Anne Marie Francis' morning and afternoon sessions took a walking tour of nearby Dreyer Farms to explore the concept of living verse non-living things. That idea is part of the state-wide science curriculum for kindergarten and serves as a foundation for future exploration. The trip to Dreyer Farms, the last working farm in Union County, is a long-held BPS tradition spanning more than 65 years. According to Mrs. Francis, it is a wonderful opportunity for hands-on learning, experiencing a local landmark, and discussing the change of seasons.
HIB Self-Assessment Data 2017-2018
Cranford Public Schools are committed to providing a safe and caring school community.
Please see this message from Lisa Burfeindt, the district anti-bullying coordinator, and the related 2017-18 HIB Self-Assessment Data.
The letter contains details on how to provide parent/guardian and community feedback on the self-assessment.
Cranford School District School Entry Procedures
Please note the following: