This Week at Brookside...

Friday, January 31, 2020

5th Grade PALs head to leadership conference

We are excited to announce that our 5th grade PALs will be heading to Kean University in March for the annual Elementary Leadership Conference. This experience is part of the Diversity Council on Global Education and Citizenship of KEAN University, which Brookside has partnered with over the years to bring our students important resources for diversity and inclusive learning environments for all students.

The purpose of this trip is to add to the cultural and educational experiences of our students here at Brookside. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to meet with students from surrounding towns and discuss diversity within our community and school.

Week of Kindness

Here are some photos from our wonderful week at Brookside celebrating The Great Kindness Challenge. Students had so much fun completing all their acts of kindness and helping to create a culture of kindness and compassion in our community and beyond!
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Which is it ... cold or flu?

The common cold and seasonal flu are often mistaken for one another because early symptoms of both illnesses can be similar. Both are respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. Severity of symptoms varies from one person to another, but in most cases, flu is much more serious and develops abruptly compared to colds. Flu symptoms may include fever or feeling feverish/chills, dry cough, sore throat, muscle or body aches, stomach ache and/or cramps, headaches, and fatigue. Cold symptoms are usually milder than the symptoms of flu, and a cold usually isn’t accompanied by a fever. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose, and colds generally do not result in serious health problems.

Please visit the CDC website for more information.
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Attend the Royal Ball!

The Woodington Players are hosting a Cinderella fundraiser in conjunction with the upcoming musical.
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2020-2021 District Calendar

The District calendar for the 2020-2021 school year was approved at the January 16, 2020, Board of Education meeting.
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WWRSD has Heart

The Westwood Regional School District is so excited to share the images of the winning works of art for the WWRSD has heART exhibit. WWRSD has heART is an annual charity event that uses students’ artistic talents and creativity to help others in need. Prints and notecards of the winning images are being sold for charity and will be displayed at a reception at the Westwood Gallery in downtown Westwood on Friday, February 6.

Click here for the order form and a poster of all the artwork. Orders placed by January 31, will be ready for pick up at the Westwood Gallery Reception; all other orders will be delivered around February 13.

A YouTube video of the images can also be seen here.

YouthTruth Survey!

Westwood Regional School District has partnered with the national nonprofit, YouthTruth, to help us hear feedback from our parents, staff, and students about what we are doing well, and how we can improve.

From January 21 to January 31, 2020, the YouthTruth Family survey will be open and we want to hear from you! The survey takes about 15 minutes and your anonymous response will be combined with responses from other parents/guardians throughout the district.

Please click HERE to complete!

Thank you in advance for your feedback!

CAP Programing for K - 5 Students

Brookside School, mandated CAP programming for all students will take place January 2020 in all homerooms. If you still need information, click:



Give Kids a Smile

Every February, dentists throughout NJ participate in this one day event and offer free dental care to children 12 years and younger. Give Kids a Smile Day is February 7, 2020. For more information please visit Please click here for a list of participating providers.
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Brookside PTO

Please check out the Brookside PTO to see all the amazing ways they support Brookside and how you can get involved!! PTO Website

FYI Dates...

2/5 - 2/6: BEAR

2/5 - 2/6: PTO Book Fair

2/6: WWRSD Has HeArt Ceremony - 6:00 p.m.

2/17: Schools closed

Community Resources

Click HERE to access Community Flyers from This Week's Flyers, Active Flyers, and Archived Flyers!