This Week at Brookside...

Friday, December 4, 2015

Classroom Spotlight... Mr. Adkins Fifth Grade!

Written by: Kyle Beutel


I had so much fun on my fifth grade field trip to Fairview Lake. What I am about to tell you was my personal favorite part of our exciting field trip. It all began with a circle of my friends and I, sitting around our tour guide. She asked us question about survival. For example, “How long can someone survive without oxygen?” The answer was three minutes. This important information brought us to our next assignment, which was to build a survival shelter. Each group was given 30 minutes to build their shelter, using any elements from nature that we found on the ground. Our group used the trunk of a fallen tree as the support of our habitat. We began to lean other large branches up on the fallen tree from both sides to create walls. Then we filled the inside floor with leaves to make a soft bedding. We also added leaves to the outside of the shelter to keep warm. We won second place and learned a lot from this activity.

Health Office - Mrs. Bolton

The Morning Phone Call to Report Your Child Absent From School

“It is extremely important to call the school between 7:00 and 9:30 A.M. on the first day of any illness (201 664-9000, extension 1). Absentee notes should be brought in the day the child returns to school.” If your child develops a communicable disease (i.e.: Strep, Conjunctivitis, Fifth’s Disease, Chickenpox’s, Head Lice and the like) please notify the school as soon as possible. A physician’s note is required for all contagious diagnoses which necessitated medical intervention.

It is essential that parents reporting an absence state the child’s name, teacher, grade, and the diagnosis. This is important information for the New Jersey Department of Health Influenza Like Illness Reports submitted weekly. It is also helpful when you, the parent, stop into the Health Office and ask me: “Is anything going around?”

Source: Westwood Regional School District, Elementary Program (K-5) Student/Parent Handbook, 2015-2016 pages 12-14.

Toy Drive Thanks!!!

The 5th grade girl scout troop 4730 would like to thank everyone who generously donated to the Paterson Toy Drive!!

Brookside PTO

To help everyone have a better awareness of our PTO and what they are up to, please make sure to visit their webpage!

http://www.wwrsd.org/Page/13916

PTO "Mom-pruh-nur" Event!

Sunday, Dec. 6th, 11am-3pm

Westwood Community Center, 55 Jefferson Ave, Westwood, NJ

Brookside Elementary School PTO is excited to announce its first annual [Mom-pruh-nur] Vendor Event. Come out to celebrate and support our entrepreneurial moms!


Arbonne International, Anitalaugh, Ava Anderson, Babyfit FOREVER, Beautycounter, Copy Cats and Doodle Dogs, doTerra, Erika Deer Photographer, Jerzey Gems, Jewels by Park Lane, Josephine DaCosta Art & Design, Let's Get Organized, Little Toy Company, Marie's Jewelry, Maybe One Day, Norwex, Origami Owl, Pampered Chef, Petit Protégés, Pink Zebra, Poofy Organics, Premier Designs Jewelry, ravelBrand, Rebalance Reiki and Massage, Rodan + Fields, Scentsy, Seimei by Katie, Serendipity, Simple Girl Design, Stella & Dot, Tastefully Simple, Three Charmed Gems, Touchstone Crystal, Wellness by Gale, With Love, Younique and more!


(Fundraising proceeds will go directly to Brookside students.)

PTO SHOPPING-FUNDRAISER EVENT at The Canteen in Westwood, NJ

Present the coupon below with your purchase and The Canteen will give 10% of your total purchase to The Brookside School. - Shop between SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5TH AND SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12TH - This coupon cannot be used with any other deals currently available at The Canteen. In-merchandise only. No special orders.

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Please submit this coupon to cashier to receive 10% back to your school!

Shopping-Fundraiser Event for THE BROOKSIDE SCHOOL, WESTWOOD

Saturday, December 5th through Saturday, December 12th


Name: ___________________________________________


Email: ____________________________________________

FYI Dates...

12/8: Mad Science - 3:20 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

12/11: End of MP for Kindergarten

12/17: BOE Meeting