This Week at Brookside...
Friday, December 18, 2015
Classroom Spotlight... Ms. Bowden's Class!
Over the past few weeks, students in Miss Bowden’s class have been reading and learning about December holidays. We learned about the different ways that people celebrate Hanukkah. Our favorite game to learn was the dreidel game! After reading about Kwanzaa we made our very own Kinaras. We learned about the seven nights of Kwanzaa and how each night is celebrated.
Christmas is a holiday that we are all excited for! We had the opportunity to make our own Christmas lists by cutting out pictures of things that we wanted and writing about why we wanted them! After writing letters to Santa, he even sent us one of his special Elves named CoCo to watch over us!
District Calendar Change!
On December 17, the Board of Education adopted a revised school calendar for the 2015-16 school year to accommodate 181 days of instruction for students. To achieve this change with minimal disruption to the existing calendar, the revised calendar reduces the allotment of snow/emergency days from four to three. Should extra days be needed, they will be added to the calendar in this order: February 16, April 11, and April 12. If these three days are not needed, schools may close in this order with action by the Board of Education: May 31, 27, and 26.
Health Office - Mrs. Bolton
Our school is pleased to share an important health-care opportunity for your child. On Friday, February 5, 2016, dental offices in the area will offer free dental services for children ages 12 and younger. These services, part of the New Jersey program, Give Kids a Smile include examinations, cleaning, and corrective procedures such as extractions and fillings, at no cost to you.
Several locations in Bergen County are taking appointments. As a parent or legal guardian, you must make an appointment at your preferred location. Please do so as soon as possible, as locations fill appointment spaces quickly. If the location you are interested in is booked, please call another on the list below.
These are the locations in Bergen County:
East Hill Dental, Englewood, NJ (201) 568 2532
Edgewater Pediatric Dentistry, (201) 313 5437
Englewood Dental, Englewood, NJ (201) 871 3555
North Jersey Dental Group, Fort Lee, NJ (201) 461 4800
Washington Dental, Bergenfield, NJ (201) 384 2425
West Ridgewood Dental Prof., Ridgewood, NJ 201 652 8875
Children will not be seen without a parental consent form (see attachment or pick one up from the Health Office). Please complete this form and bring it with you the day of your child’s appointment. If you have any questions, please call me or visit the NJ website of www.njda.org/gkas and scroll down to Give Kids a Smile.
Mary Ellen U. Bolton, MA, RN, NJ-CSN