Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

May 18th - 22nd


It's time to show our fabulous staff how much we appreciate everything they do for our students and families.  Each day next week we will be providing special treats for our staff: 


healthy snacks available all day in the staff lounge


thank you notes for teachers and staff


bagged lunch for staff 11:30 - 1:00


If you would like to sign up to help bake cookies, bring food or help with anything else please sign up here:

We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity. 

Please sign up for Staff Appreciation! 

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 

1.  Click this link  to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:  http://vols.pt/TFzMqS  
2.  Enter your email address:  (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) 
3.  Sign up!  Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! 

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Please contact Leslie Eck if you have any questions:


 The Brookside PTA is pleased to offer the following classes for this Spring.  All of these classes are online registration only and many of them full up very quickly.  We hope you find something that suits!  Email Saul (saulclifasefi@yahoo.com) with any questions or comments.


Chess Club on Tuesdays - All grades

Meet in the Math Resource Room from 3:30 – 4:45pm

3/24/15 through 5/19/15 (no class 4/21/15)

Price is $109

Register at: www.chess4life.com

Students at Chess4Life will learn chess, learn life skills, and have fun. We focus developing sportsmanship and ''team play,'' and providing the right environment and experiences that students need in order to excel.


Arts and Crafts on Tuesdays - Grades 1 - 5

Meet in Room 202 from 3:30 – 5:10pm

3/24/15 through 5/19/15 (no class 4/21/15)

Price is $144 (all supplied included)

Register at: www.little-hands-creations.com

Expand your imagination and let’s make some art! All new projects for spring, including designing and decorating their own clothing, making clay creations, Easter baskets, pinwheels, paper lanterns, mosaic projects, and more! This class is designed to teach children with both beginning and advanced skills.

Sewing on Wednesdays - Grades 1 - 5

Meet in Room 202 from 3:30 – 5:10pm

3/25/15 through 5/20/15 (no class 4/22)

Price is $144 (all supplied included)

Register at: www.little-hands-creations.com


Projects include Slippers, phone cases, shirts, accessories, bags, games, stuffed animal and more! No experience necessary. Beginning students will learn machine safety and beginner sewing techniques, while the more experienced students can expand on skills they already have.


Coding on Wednesdays - Grades 3-5

Meet in the computer room from 3:30 – 4:45pm

4/1/15 through 6/10/15 (no class 4/20/15)

Price is $269

Register at: http://www.creativecoding4kids.com


Coding on Thursdays  (Yes! A second session!) - Grades 3-5

Meet in the computer room from 3:30 – 4:45pm

4/2/15 through 6/11/15 (no class 4/21/15)

Price is $269

Register at: http://www.creativecoding4kids.com

 Today's computers are a creative tool, more like a box of crayons than a calculator. Major math skills are no longer required. Persistence and creativity are the most important skills for coding today. Not only do our students learn coding skills, but the process teaches them so much more.  It strengthens logic and thinking skills; builds confidence and determination as they practice trial and error problem solving.


Fine Arts Pastel Class on Fridays - All grades

Meet in Room 202 from 3:30 – 4:45pm

3/20/15 through 6/12/15 (no class 4/24 or 5/22)

Price is $220 (All artist grade supplies included)

Register at: www.daisymazzoncini.com/#!registration

Students learn how to color a completed sketch using professional grade soft pastels.  Following our Step by Step process your child will learn how to take their picture to the next level adding tones, details, and texture.  Each finished product is a beautiful piece of art that you and your child will treasure for years!


Love shopping and supporting Brookside?  Brookside PTA has partnered with 4ourschool.com.  Every time you shop your favorite retailers through the 4ourschool.com , a portion of the sale is donated to Brookside. 

Please join us for our next PTA General Membership Meeting May 26th!
Greetings. We have had a full and fun May so far, with more ahead!

I hope that you will join us on Tuesday, May 26th at 7:30 pm. Our time together will start with a short Executive Board meeting followed by the final General Membership Meeting for the school year.

Your attendance is appreciated, as we have important business involving our PTA members. Our Treasurer, Aurora Belli, will be presenting the PTA budget for the 2015-16 school year, which requires your vote to pass. Additionally, there are members who have been nominated to serve on the Executive Board and as Committee Chairs. You will have an opportunity to vote, making their positions official.

The meeting will be held in Room 301 and childcare will be available in the gym during the meeting.

I look forward to spending a productive evening with you!

~Annthea Vining, PTA Co-President

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Free Breakfast for grades K-12 for Qualified Families
The Food and Nutrition Services Program participates in the National School Lunch Program, which is a federally funded program that assists in providing nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free meals to students each day.The application is available at your student’s school and electronically on the food services page on the district website. One form per family must be fully completed (be sure to include everyone in your household and all income) and returned to the Food Services office by fax, mail, e-mail, or dropped off at your student’s school. New families will need to have their applications approved before the subsidy ... read full article

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