The Crossing

Brooks Crossing & Deans School Newsletter - 12/28/18

Principal's Message


I hope you have been enjoying the winter break and finding time to visit with family and friends. A busy month lies ahead with school and district programs, so please mark your calendar. In addition to our PTO meeting and the next district parent academy program, the Brooks Crossing music department and your very talented children will host a presentation of musical gifts as our school bands, choirs, and orchestra perform for you on Wednesday and Thursday nights (January 9-10). We look forward to the return of students when schools re-open on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Happy New Year!

BC/DE Public PTO Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 15th 2019 at 7pm

BC Main Campus Library

Please join us for our next Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) public meeting. We would love for our parents to join us to stay informed and hear all about our events and projects that support our BC/DE students and staff.

Important Dates and Events - January 2019

Tues. Jan. 1 - Schools Closed. New Year's Day.

Thurs. Jan. 3 - Board of Education Meeting (Reorganization), Crossroads North, 7:00pm

Wed. Jan. 9 - Winter Band Concert - 7:00pm BC Cafe

Thurs. Jan. 10 - Winter Chorus & Orchestra Concert - 7:00pm BC Cafe

Mon. Jan. 14 - Board of Education Meeting, Crossroads North, 7:00pm

Tues. Jan. 15 - Public PTO Meeting, BC Main Campus Library, 7:00pm. Details to follow.

Mon. Jan. 21 - Schools Closed. Martin L. King, Jr. Day

Thurs. Jan. 24 - EARLY RELEASE DAY. DE dismisses 12:45 / BC dismisses 12:50.

Thurs. Jan. 31 - SBPA Program “What’s Math Got To Do With It?” 7:00pm, Crossroads North

PTO After School Enrichment Program Grades 2-5 - Winter Session

Students in Grades 2-5 brought home a copy of the BC Winter Enrichment Program for Grades 2-5 with the registration information prior to leaving for winter break. This packet was also posted in our 12/21 Online Friday Folder. Complete and return registration forms with payment no later than January 4, 2019. As with all program offerings, our class sizes are limited and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis! Questions? Please contact Mr. Dunn at

Passport to the World - Cultural Celebration

Passport to the World - Cultural Heritage Night Interest Form -
Help us celebrate cultural diversity at BC/DE! Please see this flyer for instructions on how to complete the entry form to participate. This is a valuable learning experience for our entire BC/DE school community and your participation is greatly appreciated! Please respond no later than Monday, January 14th. (Passport to the World will be held February 7th.)

Click the link for the Passport to the World Interest Form and follow instructions to submit your request to participate. More details will follow in our Online Friday Folders!

Upcoming South Brunswick Parent Academy (SBPA) Program

The parent academy was founded on the concept of “Solving the Puzzle of Parenting… One Piece at a Time.” In its 13th year, SBPA continues to offer parenting workshops, as well as District workshops on curriculum, instruction and safe and caring schools. Please mark your calendar for the next session...

“What’s Math Got To Do With It?” – Helping Your Child to Develop a Mathematical Mindset - Thursday, January 31, 2019, 7:00pm, Crossroads North Middle School Join this interactive workshop and learn how you can help foster a mathematical mindset in your child that will lead to his or her academic success, especially in math! Attendees will learn about the language and behavior (supported by brain research) that will encourage and foster a positive mindset toward math, as well as practical, everyday strategies you can implement at home as you play, study, cook and even travel with your child! Companion Reading: What's Math Got To Do With It? by Jo Boaler

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