The Crossing

December 2019

Principal's Message

Happy December! My has time been moving quickly! Our students have been busy and we are all excited for what is to come.


Toward the end of November, our students participated in our first whole-school meeting, where they learned about the rules that were created by our Brooks Crossing students. After our whole-school meeting, our students participated in their first official buddy class activities. During this activity, they got to know each other, listened to a story, and wrote about things they are grateful for. It was heart-warming to see our older students taking care of their younger buddies. We will hang their finished products throughout our schools.


As we move toward winter break, we look forward to our annual December Event, as well as winter parties.


I wish you an enjoyable, safe winter break. Enjoy time with family and friends!


Warm Regards,

Jaime Maccarone

Your Brooks Crossing PTO Needs YOU!!!

We need you! Tricky Tray Volunteers are needed to help make our Gift Basket Auction that will be held on May 1st a successful fundraiser! Please complete the volunteer form that was sent home on Dec. 4th, or Click here to print the form and return it to school.

Sign Up for Winter After School Enrichment Program Offerings!

Winter After School Enrichment Program offerings are now currently available! Click here to view all current options. These offerings are a great way for your child(ren) to interact with peers, get some exercise and have some fun!

SCHOOL SPIRIT DAYS DECEMBER 13TH AND 19TH

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Brooks Crossing School Spirit Wear

Our school spirit wear is here! We have many items to choose from, so check out our full line of spirit wear and order online today!

Click here to view the full line and order Brooks Crossing Spirit Wear

Brooks Crossing Announces Winner of Heroes and Helpers

This year marks the 6th Annual Heroes and Helpers Event, sponsored by the South Brunswick Police Department. The program accepts nominations and selects a student from each school to be recognized for their outstanding work and character. They are the students who we are proud to represent our schools and are upstanding role models for others.


This year we recognize third grader Lily, from Mrs. Bigelow's class, as the winner of Brooks Crossing School's Heroes and Helpers! Selected from almost 580 students, Lily displays the character and outstanding community spirit to represent Brooks Crossing and our community as a true Hero and Helper! She was awarded a shopping spree at the Target of South Brunswick, and was accompanied by a South Brunswick police officer who assisted as her personal shopper. CONGRATULATIONS LILY!!

Brooks Crossing Students Celebrated Veterans Month

Thank you to everyone's generous donations for our students to make personal care packages for our veterans last month! This gave our students an opportunity to thank many of our veterans for their service in honor of veterans month. Over #120 gift bags were handed out to James J Peters VA Inpatients and Resilience & Wellness Program veterans.

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List of Important Dates


Fri. Dec. 13 - SCHOOL PRIDE School Spirit Day! Wear school colors or your BC spirit wear!


Mon. Dec. 16 - Board of Education Meeting, Crossroads North, 7:00pm


Thurs. Dec. 19 - December Event School-wide Assembly. ALL students grades K-5 dismiss from BC Main Campus today. This is also PAJAMA School Spirit Day! Wear weather appropriate pajamas and no long gowns/robes.

- Grade 3-5 Report Cards will be posted in the Genesis Parent Portal. Parents will have access by late afternoon.


Fri. Dec. 20 - EARLY RELEASE DAY. DE Campus dismisses 12:45pm/BC Main Campus 12:50pm.


Mon. Dec 23 - Wed. Jan. 1 - Schools Closed for Winter Recess


Thurs, Jan. 2 - School is back in session!

Grades 3-5 First Semester Report Cards

Report Cards for students in Grades 3-5 will be available through the Genesis Parent Portal on Thursday, December 19th. An email will be sent to inform you that grades are available to view in the Genesis Parent Portal.

Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year

Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will open on December 2nd. Students currently attending one of our district preschool programs do not need to re-register. Appointments can be made through our website at https://www.sbschools.org/central_registration beginning December 2nd to pre-register and schedule an appointment.


Children must attain 5 years of age on or before October 31, 2020 to be eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. Entrance Age Policy is strictly enforced.

South Brunswick Parent Academy (SBPA)

The South Brunswick Municipal Alliance and the South Brunswick School District have partnered to offer a serives of workshops under the umbrella of the South Brunswick Parent Academy (SBPA). The Academy was founded on the concept of "Solving the Puzzle of Parenting...One Piece at a Time." In it's fourteenth year, SBPA continues to offer parenting workshops, as well as District workshops on curriculum, instruction and safe and caring schools. This year's Academy provides a wealth of information on timely and relevant issues facing families today.


Descriptions for the following upcoming workshops can be found on this link: SBPA Workshop Offerings & Descriptions for 2019-2020.


Social Media & Tech Symposium 4.0, on Saturday, 12/14/19, Crossroads North, 9am-12pm


Hidden in Plain Sight: A Drug Awareness Program EVERY Parent Should Attend (No one under 21 years old will be admitted.) Crossroads North, Thursday, 1/23/20, 7:00pm

EMERGENCY AND NON-EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS

Since we strive to be a paperless school district, everyone should have access to receive both Emergency and Non-Emergency Notifications to stay informed and not miss important announcements. Notifications on your phones and/or email accounts may include; reminders for events held at Brooks Crossing School, unexpected weather related delays/early closings, district announcements, and notifications from the transportation department regarding bus delays.


To make sure you are receiving Emergency and Non-Emergency Notifications, please click on the link below and follow the instructions to set up your phone numbers and email accounts.


STEPS TO UPDATE GENESIS CONTACT INFORMATION FOR SCHOOL MESSENGER TEXTS AND EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS

STAYING INFORMED AT BROOKS CROSSING SCHOOL

This is how you can stay informed at Brooks Crossing School!


Brooks Crossing School Website: https://bcde.sbschools.org/


Weekly Online Friday Folder: https://bcde.sbschools.org/school_information/friday_folders


BC Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SBSDBC/


Set up your phone numbers and email accounts for notifications. Monitor you email account for SchoolMessenger announcements that we send periodically.

STEPS TO UPDATE GENESIS CONTACT INFORMATION FOR SCHOOL MESSENGER TEXTS AND EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS


Coming Soon! An Instagram account for Brooks Crossing School

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