The Crossing

Brooks Crossing & Deans School Newsletter - 6/21/19

Message from Joe Anzek, Interim Principal

As we wrap up the 2018-19 school year on Wednesday, June 26th, the students are combining fun and learning with the yearbook signings and farewell picnics/parties. The Fifth grade teachers and students distinguished themselves with a lively and dignified Recognition ceremony on Friday, June 21st. The students gave us much to be proud about.


Thank you to the Brooks Crossing and Deans community for the gracious welcome you extended to me. I have enjoyed my three months here. I look forward to continuing to be available until about July 20 when Ms. Maccarone will be eager to get started and to get to know everyone.


Have a great summer. Make sure all family members--even the grownups--have some time to relax and have fun.


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SBSD Integrated ELL Preschool Program - The South Brunswick School District is excited to announce it has created a preschool for English language learner students integrated with native English speaking students. We still have a limited number of NON- ELL seats available! Eligible students must be three or four-years old by 10/31/2019, residents of South Brunswick, and potty trained. The program will operate from September to June and will follow the school district calendar. This program will be located at Brooks Crossing at Deans Elementary School, 848 Georges Road, Monmouth Junction. A morning and afternoon session will be available. The cost of the program is $280.00 per month. Parents are responsible for transporting their child to and from the program. Space is limited, please contact Thomas Decker, Supervisor of World Languages and ELL by email thomas.decker@sbcshools.org or phone 732 329 4044 Ext. 5201.

~ Jennifer K. Diszler, Asst. Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Administration

Thank you Brooks Crossing PTO

We would like to extend a big THANK YOU to the following 2018-2019 PTO Executive Board members; Ena Bedi, Sripriya Natarajan, Lynn Maiorano, Trupti Rane, Shazia Zirvi, Heather Zaccarelli, and Moushumi Joshi for volunteering their time to plan the many fundraising opportunities and family-friendly events that were held throughout this school year. We also appreciate the families and BC/DE staff members who joined the PTO, and/or volunteered time, as your support benefited our entire BC/DE school community!


If you did not join our Parent Teacher Organization this year, we hope you will for the 2019-2020 school year. Membership is just $10 per family and only with everyone's support can our students and school community enjoy assemblies, programs and receive funds to purchase items that we all can enjoy! This past school year, our PTO purchased large 10 seat picnic tables (one being ADA compliant), so our classes could enjoy learning and activities outside!

PLAN FOR OUR FINAL EARLY RELEASE DAYS IN JUNE - Mon. 6/24, Tues.6/25 & Wed. 6/26 Deans dismisses 12:45 & BC dismisses 12:50

Will your child miss the last day of school?

If your child will miss the last day(s) of school, due to planned travel, you must notify the main office and your child's teacher as soon as possible. You will be responsible for returning school items and collecting your child's personal belongings before their last day. This includes; returning library books, paying lunch account balances due in full, collecting their artwork and personal items, checking the Lost and Found for missing items, etc. Parents must also contact the Health Office to pick up any medications that were given to the nurses. Medications will NOT be sent home with students.


Some specialists are only on site a day or two, so it is imperative you plan ahead and reach out to them to collect what you need.

Final Semester Report Cards

The final semester report cards will be posted to the Genesis Parent Portal on Tuesday, June 25th. An email will be sent to parents when the report cards are available to view.


Please access your child's report card promptly and address any concerns with your child's teacher by June 26th, as this is the last day of school for students and staff.


At that time, all accelerated math decisions regarding current K-4 students will be communicated through a letter found in the documents tab in Genesis.

ATTENTION CURRENT BC 5TH GRADE PARENTS

As we bid our current BC fifth graders farewell and wish them well as they enter 6th grade at Crossroads North Middle School, parents should make note of the following very important information:


Fantastic Voyage for Incoming Crossroads North 6th Graders Please read this important letter for details, inviting your child to attend a special summer orientation program. It is designed specifically for new 6th grade students attending Crossroads North Middle School. YOU MUST RSVP BY JULY 12th.


Welcome to Crossroads North Middle School 6th Grade Parent Presentation All parents who were unable to attend the Crossroads North 5th to 6th grade Parent Presentation held on June 5th should watch this presentation to stay informed.

Are you moving?

If your child will not be attending Brooks Crossing next school year, please notify the main office and your child's teacher as soon as possible. This will help us plan class placement for next year, and it will aid us in getting your records transferred to your child's new school in a timely manner.

Items in our Lost and Found to be donated

Unclaimed items in our Lost and Found cabinets will be donated after June 26th. Please have your child check their classroom/After School Program, the Lost and Found cabinet, and ask their bus driver for items they may be missing.

Student Placement for 2019-2020

You will find out your child's placement for the 2019-2020 school year by mid-to-late August. Please monitor the email addresses we have on file, as a notification will be emailed to you when the placement process has been completed and ready to be viewed in the Genesis Parent Portal.

A few friendly reminders:

- Access the Genesis Parent Portal at https://parents.sbschools.org.

- Complete and/or acknowledge ALL required forms. You will give your electronic signature to indicate you have read and understand the required documents before you can proceed further.

- Only after completing the required forms will you be given access to view your child's class placement and the Principal's Welcome Newsletter. This newsletter will contain very important information and procedures for the first days of school.


Our teachers have given much thought to how their students have progressed academically, socially and emotionally. They use this knowledge to help determine which teachers might be a great fit and match for each child for next school year. Please have confidence in our process, as we believe every one of our teachers know the students in their class very well and will be able to make excellent decisions regarding placement for next year.

~ Joe Anzek, Interim Principal and Lisa Rogol, Assistant Principal

Important Dates and Events - June 2019

To stay informed and not miss an opportunity you or your child may be interested in, please also read the District Friday Folder weekly for many items that are not included in our BC/DE weekly online Friday Folder and this monthly newsletter.


Mon. June 24 - EARLY RELEASE DAY - DE dismisses 12:45pm/BC dismisses 12:50pm


Tues. June 25 - EARLY RELEASE DAY - DE dismisses 12:45pm/BC dismisses 12:50pm


Wed. June 26 - EARLY RELEASE DAY - DE dismisses 12:45pm/BC dismisses 12:50pm
Last day for Staff & Students.


Sun. June 30 - Deadline to order your child's 2019-2020 School Supplies Online. Go to
www.1stDaySchoolSupplies.com

South Brunswick 2019-2020 School Closing Calendar

Please refer to NEXT SCHOOL YEAR'S SCHOOL CLOSING CALENDAR for the 2019-2020 Revised 4-15-19 to help plan ahead for when we have school closings and early closing days.


Because the District has made next year's school closing calendar available to you far in advance, we ask that you please plan travel when school is not in session whenever possible.

Message from the Brooks Crossing/Deans Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

BC/DE 2019-2020 SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS - ORDER INFORMATION Save time and order your child's school supplies for next school year! All supplies will be delivered to your child's classroom ready for their first day of school.​ ORDER DEADLINE IS JUNE 30TH. It's easy to order supplies online! Go to www.1stDaySchoolSupplies.com Enter zip code - 08852 - then select Brooks Crossing Elementary and your child's grade level for the 2019-2020 school year!​

Message from our Health Office

If your child has medication in the Health Office, please contact the nurse to pick it up on your child's last day of school. Remember...the last day is Wednesday, June 26th and this is an Early Release Day. DE will dismiss at 12:45 and BC Main Campus will dismiss at 12:50.


To pick up medications, contact:

Susan Kneis at the BC Main Campus. (732) 821-7478 ext. 5709

Email: Susan.Kneis@sbschools.org


Katie Brady at the Deans Campus. (732) 821-7478 ext. 3777

Email: Kathleen.Brady@sbschools.org


NO medications may be sent home with students, so kindly call and make an appointment to pick up your child's medication on the last day of school.

Beam of Light - Thank a member of the South Brunswick School Community

Here is your opportunity to send a "Beam of Light" to honor a Teacher, Counselor, Secretary, Para Professional, Custodian, Bus Driver, Administrator, Coach or School Volunteer! With a donation (minimum $10.) to the Education Foundation of South Brunswick, you may complete this Beam of Light Certificate Form and recognize a special person, mark an occasion, or provide a tribute to honor a loved one with a memorial certificate.

Summer Camps 2019 - SB Community Education Programs

Don't miss an opportunity for your child to enjoy summer programs offered by our South Brunswick Community Education Program! This also includes our Jump Start into Kindergarten for our incoming kindergarten students! Refer to the Community Education website at https://www.sbschools.org/community_education/summer_camp_2019. Do not delay, as registration enrollment may be limited for some programs. See the registration deadlines listed below.
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