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  • Schedule for the Week



    The Brookside Place School community will recognize Red Ribbon Week and School Violence Awareness Week (October 21 - 25) with a series of themed school days.

    Please see this schedule for details: 

    Red Ribbon and School Violence Awareness Calendar








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  • Milk Carton Cartoon  A New Way to Order

    Parents/Guardians of students in grades K - 5 may now order

    milk, water and/or snack online.

    The deadline for ordering is November 5  for the period covering November 11 through January 5. 

    Please see this memo for details: 

    Milk and Snack Program Memo

    To order, visit: Pomptonian Food Service


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  • PTA Meeting Chalk Board



    The first BPS PTA meeting of the

    2019-2020 school year will be on 

    ThursdayOctober 24 at 7:00 PM in Room 1




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  • KPM Class with Pumpkins    KPM Class with Pumpkins

    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. 


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  • Lenni Lenape Learning

    BPS Grade 4 students were able to transcend time and become Lenape children for a day during their recent visit to Huber Woods in Monmouth County. During the visit they worked cooperatively to build a life-sized replica of a Longhouse, the traditional home of the Lenni Lenape Native Americans, using only the tools of the era. Discussion of daily life in a Lenape Village was also part of the day's activities. The study of the Lenni Lenape, the first people of New Jersey, is part of the Grade 4 Social Studies curriculum. 

    children carry a ladder    children build a structure    kids build a ladder

    two girls dig a hole    boy hangs a canvas sheet   two girls with poles   children build a ladder  


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  • October

    October is here and there is lots to see and do at Brookside Place School. 

    Please read these newsletters for the latest BPS happenings. 

    October Brookside Briefs and October Healthy Hints


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  • Two police officers and two students   Ready to Ride 

    Steering, braking, speed control and the rules of the road were the order of the day at the annual fourth grade Bike Rodeo. The Brookside PTA and the Cranford Police Department Traffic Bureau  presented the event. A portion of Spruce Street was closed for the morning so students could practice their skills and learn safe riding practices, such as wearing helmets and reflective gear at night. It was a fun morning of learning and skill building!



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  • Cranford Public School District: Medical Forms

    Allergy Action Plan

    Asthma Action Plan

    Authorization for Medicine Administration

    Medical History Form

    Medical Enrollment Form

    Physical Exam Grades 4 - 6


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  • 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. 

    HIB Self-Assessment Letter and HIB School Self-Assessment Report


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  • school graphic

    Cranford School District School Entry Procedures

    Please note the following:

    • All visitors need an appointment (advanced notice) to enter a school building. 
    • No visitors will be granted building access (unless they have a scheduled appointment) between the following times at each school:
      • 8:10 - 8:40 AM (arrival window)
      • 2:30 - 3:00 PM (dismissal window)
    • If a student is picked up early, advance notice must be provided prior to arrival. If it is an emergency, please call the school to notify the office.  Students will not be sent to the main office until a parent or guardian arrives.
    • The Brookside Place School Main Phone Number is: 908-709-6244
    • If a visitor must drop off an item for a student (lunch, homework, etc.), they will be directed to deposit that item in a bin inside the main entry vestibule.  All items must be clearly labeled with the student’s name and grade and will be retrieved by office staff.  Entry into the school building is not required.
    • Please click here for more information regarding visitor procedures.


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  • images of common alergens

    Regulations for Managing Food Allergies 

    Please see the district policy regarding in-class celebrations: Regulation #5331R



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