Brookside School 2018-2019

September Lighthouse Log

Welcome Back to School!

A Note from the Principal

After a great start to the 2018-2019 year I can finally say that we have found our rhythm. Setting expectations and teaching routines is especially critical for the start of the year. The same can be said for this time of year at home, getting students to sleep early, checking their folders, cleaning lunch boxes, and completing homework are all routines that have to be re-established after the summer months. Fall brings the tranquility of established routines. I refer to it as the honeymoon stage, the jitters of new friendships are settled, and now we can simply enjoy learning.

Who can resist the smells of fall? Spiced lattes, warm cider, whatever is cooking in the oven, and of course all things pumpkin! Equally beautiful are your children in hoodies under tiny umbrellas! I love all seasons, but this is my favorite. Fall is synonymous with the start of school, the wonder of a new academic year, and the promise of opportunity.

I invite you to celebrate the successful start of the year and completion of our first full month with your child. It is a lot of work getting back into the swing of things and your children have surpassed our expectations, Brookside is back in business.

Sandra Faioes

Upcoming Events! Remember to check our website calendar often!


Thursday, October 11th 7:00 PTO Meeting - Gifted and Talented Presentation

Wednesday October 17th, Picture Day

Tuesday, October 16th After The Bell Enrichments begin. Register HERE by October 9.

Thursday, October 18th Bilingual PTO Presentation and Tech night for all parents.

October 19th Believe Fundraiser Kickoff

October 19th Evacuation Drill

Thursday October 25th, Welcome Back Potluck & Multicultural Night, 6:30PM

Tuesday October 31st, Halloween Parade & Pumpkin Contest, 2:20pm

PTO 2018-2019

The PTO this year is a team effort! There are still a few openings in the board, including Co-President! Our PTO asks every parent to get involved any way that you can, there are many opportunities for helping in the classroom, supporting fundraisers, attending family events and more. The upcoming events are a presentation on the redesigned Gifted and Talented Program and a Bilingual Tech night. The current executive board is listed below but all are welcome to all PTO meetings and events:

You can visit the PTO page to see the vacancies HERE