The Crossing

September 2019

An Official Welcome Back to School

It is with great excitement that I welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year! School is officially in full swing, at Brooks Crossing! Your child(ren) came in ready to learn, on September 5th and bring their best everyday, as they participate in each school activity.

This year, our district theme is, "Ignite your passion and brighten the way . . . " It references the need for us, as educators, to combine our passion of teaching and learning, with the passions of our students - all in an effort to ignite the interests of all of our learners. Right from the first minutes, our BC/DE teachers have been working hard to meet this mission. They have worked to help our students acclimate to their new classroom setting and routines. In each classroom, students participated in activities that allowed them to share about themselves and their passions, get to know their classrooms and teachers and set goals for the school year. With a goal to helping everyone reach their hopes and dreams, each class has created a list of rules for their success. It is only the beginning and I cannot wait to see what the rest of the year holds!

As you may have noticed, Brooks Crossing and Deans have gone digital! You will not receive paper copies of documents, so please rely on the many sources of information available to you. Remember to check the BC/DE online Friday Folder, which can be found on our website. You can also click here. It is updated every Friday, and contains current information regarding the happenings at BC/DE. Check out our Facebook page at and please also follow us on Twitter! Our handle is @SBSDBC. You may even see your child!

I look forward to continuing to forge a strong partnership focused on the academic and social success of your child(ren). To get started for the 2019-2020 school year, please see information below, regarding our first PTO event - an ice cream social. I am also including information about joining the PTO. This is the organization that works tirelessly to provide programs and activities for our BC/DE school community.

In Partnership,

Jaime Maccarone


South Brunswick School Calendar

We expect that your child(ren) will be present at Brooks Crossing and Deans everyday. We hope that this South Brunswick School Closing Calendar will help you with your planning. It is a good idea to save this document in a safe place, for your reference. You may also decide to enter these dates to your digital calendar. This calendar was revised as of 9/9. Please note that June 4th was updated to be an Early Release Day.

BC/DE PTO Ice Cream Social

Please join us for our annual Welcome Back to School Ice Cream Social, sponsored by our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). This is just one of many family-friendly events the PTO plans for our Brooks Crossing/Deans school community!

When: Friday, September 20, 2019

Where: Brooks Crossing Main Campus

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Cost: FREE

Stop by the PTO table for more information and School Spirit Wear sales!

Brooks Crossing/Deans Open House Evening

Thursday, Oct. 10th, 6pm

Brooks Crossing Elementary School/Deans Elementary School

More information to follow in Online Friday Folder

BC/DE '19-'20 School Yearbooks

Enjoy memories of your child's 2019-2020 school year! Purchase your Brooks Crossing School Yearbook today and save 15%!

Purchases made by September 30th will receive a 15% discount! (Regular price is $18.)

You can customize your yearbook by adding photos that are ONLY in your book!

To purchase and customize your yearbook:

1) Go to

2) Enter our school's passcode: 101410381054870

Important Dates

Tues. Sept. 17 - SB Parent Academy Workshop, Navigating the SB School District

Fri. Sept. 20 - PTO Ice Cream Social, BC Main Campus, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Mon. Sept. 23- Board of Education Meeting, Crossroads North, 7:00pm

Mon. Sept. 30 - Schools Closed. Rosh Hashanah

Tues. Oct. 1 - Schools Closed. Rosh Hashanah

Wed. Oct. 9 - Schools Closed. Yom Kippur

Thurs. Oct. 10 - BC/DE Back to School Night Open House. Details to follow in Friday Folder.

Mon. Oct. 14 - NEW DATE! BC/DE School Picture Day is now on 10/14

Tues. Oct. 22 - EARLY RELEASE DAY. DE dismisses 12:45pm / BC dismisses 12:50pm

Thurs. Oct. 24 - SB Parent Academy Workshop, Teaching Self-Discipline

Fri. Oct. 25 - BC/DE PTO Halloween Social, BC Main Campus. Details to follow in Friday Folder.

Are You Ready to Partner with the PTO to Support BC/DE Programs?

What has the PTO accomplished over the last few years?

  • Provided Chromebooks for 2nd-5th Graders

  • Provided iPads for Kindergarten and First Grade

  • Provided Yearly Grade-level Assemblies

  • Provided a Yearly “Author Visit”

  • Purchased New Playground Equipment

  • Provide Learning Tools/Materials to Enhance and Enrich Your Child’s Education

How did the PTO accomplish ALL of this?

Through family, teacher, and staff support!

How you can support the PTO for the 2019-2020 school year:

No Time to Volunteer?

  • SIGN UP FOR A PTO MEMBERSHIP!!! If you do nothing else, this is THE BEST way to help! And it's easy because it's online. See Below!

  • Bring your family to enjoy the fun community events sponsored by the PTO

  • Participate by supporting our BC/DE food drive

  • Register for Stop & Shop A+ Bucks (see below)

  • Submit Box Tops for Education (It’s even easier now that you can submit online!)

  • Order spirit wear

Can You Spare Some Time? (Any amount of time helps!)

  • Volunteer and attend our PTO sponsored events

  • Attend our general PTO Meetings to hear what’s going on and give input

Becoming a PTO member does not obligate you to volunteer, but we welcome everyone who finds they have some time to help out during the school year. We have many opportunities that may suit your schedule to be involved and contribute to our efforts. For more information or questions about our PTO, please Email: or Principal Maccarone, at

Below, you will find two easy ways to contribute. You can help raise funds, just by doing your everyday shopping!


Help us earn CASH for our school! Please follow the instructions to register your Stop & Shop card online and be sure to select Brooks Crossing School, ID#06499.

Click link below for instructions on how you can register and link Brooks Crossing School to receive Stop and Shop A+ Rewards.


Click here for the Box Tops for Education Program Instructions.

Click here for the Box Tops Product List. Students may submit box tops to school using this Box Tops Collection Sheet. Please be mindful of expiration dates. Only box tops that have not expired will be accepted.

Sign Up For Your PTO Membership Here!

It's so easy! A family PTO membership is $11. Click here to sign up online. Wouldn't our BC/DE community be amazing if 100% of our families were involved in the PTO? This would mean that our PTO would be able to do more for our already amazing schools and their community!

MAKE NOTE OF NEW DATE! School Picture Day is now Monday, Oct. 14th at Brooks Crossing & Deans Campus


Please send your child prepared to have their picture taken on MONDAY, OCTOBER 14TH.

Be sure to check your child's Parent/Teacher Communication Folder and upcoming online Friday Folders for ordering information.

To Contact Brooks Crossing and Stay Connected

Brooks Crossing Main Campus (732) 821-7478 ext. 3700

Brooks Crossing Deans Campus (732) 821-7478 ext. 3777