This Week at Brookside...

Friday, October 25, 2019

Halloween at Brookside

Lunch on Halloween, Thursday, October 31, will be from 12:00 P.M. until 12:55 P.M. For children to participate, parents must complete the lunch sign-out form. Find it HERE.

The annual Brookside School Halloween Parade will begin at 1:30 p.m.


Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids and adults. To help make it a day for trick-free treats, please review the simple safety tips shown here.
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Make it a trick-free event!

Be a pal — Raise awareness of food allergies by displaying a teal pumpkin (a picture or painted) for all to see. Click on this list of non-food prizes for trick or treaters.

For more information about food allergies, visit the Westwood Regional School District's website.

Calling All Veterans!

We are looking for any Brookside Family members who are Veterans of our Armed Forces. We would Like to Honor them at our Veterans Day Ceremony, at 9:30 a.m., on Monday, November 11, 2019. If you are or know of a Veteran who would be willing to attend, please call Mr. Conroy at 201-664-9000.

Thank you!

So Many Activities, So Little Time

The National Association of Elementary School Principals reports that students who are involved in extracurricular activities, from chess club to cheerleading to chorus, tend to have higher self-esteem and stronger connections to school. But an overloaded schedule with too many activities can have the opposite effect, leaving kids and parents stressed out.

This month's Report to Parents, "So Many Activities, So Little Time," offers families strategies to support their child's extracurricular activities while ensuring they're manageable.

Outdoor Drop-off of forgotten Items

On Monday, October 21, 2019, we placed a lidded plastic tub outside Brookside’s front entrance. This tub is to be used as a receptacle for items your child has left at home, such as lunches, money, glasses, phones, books, sneakers, water bottles, homework, musical instruments, etc.

Please be sure that each item is clearly and fully tagged or labelled and that it includes your child’s name and the teacher’s name.

Just ring the bell and let us know you have left something for your child. We will arrange to have it removed for the child to retrieve in the office.

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


One of the greatest features of our new mobile app is the ability for you to receive push notifications directly to your phone with important information or reminders from the district and school with important information or reminders. Once configured, you will be notified whenever a message is sent regarding any change in school status due to inclement weather as well as occasional announcements / reminders about school level events.

Follow these steps when downloading the mobile app:

1. Search ‘Westwood Regional Schools, NJ’ in your phone’s app store and download the app

2. Select ‘ALLOW’ when prompted on initial download to ensure you receive notifications

3. Open the Westwood app, and navigate to the left-side menu for ‘SETTINGS’

4. Ensure your settings are turned on and your school(s) and/or the district is selected

FYI Dates...

10/31: Halloween Parade

11/8: District closed

Community Resources

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