This Week at Brookside...

Friday, May 6, 2016

Teacher Appreciation Week!

This week the PTO celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week in grand style!

The PTO and Brookside school community would like to thank the following Westwood and Washington Township businesses for donating such wonderful merchandise and gift cards for Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week...

  • Flynn's Deli
  • Foodtown
  • Goldberg's Famous Bagels
  • Lisa's Pizza
  • Sogno Coffee House & Creperie
  • Starbuck's Coffee Company
  • Trader Joe's
  • Tyrells Flowers and Gifts
  • Uptown Art.

Thank you!!!

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Summer STEAM Camp!

Registration is now open for the Westwood Regional School District’s Summer STEAM Camp for students entering Grades K-7 in September 2016. Located at Brookside Elementary School, Westwood, the program runs from July 5, 2016 through July 29, 2016. Enrichment offerings include such classes as “Amazing Arty Facts,” “Animation Adventures,” “Move & Groove”, “Mindfulness”, and “Introduction to Coding”. In addition, students can enrich their literacy and mathematics skills with “Phonics Fun”, “Wonderful World of Writers”, and “Space Maniacs”. Classes are also available for incoming Kindergarten students to enrich their learning before Kindergarten begins. Children do not need to be a student in a WWRSD school to enroll in this affordable summer program.

For complete details and necessary forms, visit the district’s website at

Just click on 2016 Summer STEAM Camp listed under Find It Fast.

Morning Activity for PARCC

Mr. Pfeifer and Mrs. Kazimir will be opening up the gym, for the grade level testing that week, before school, as an Open Gym from 8:15 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. This is a great way for the kids to get that boost of energy with some oxygen to the brains before getting in to the testing.

Grades 4 & 5 will be from Monday, May 9 - Thursday, May 12.

Please also make sure that your child does the following each morning:

  1. Drink a glass of water before school.
  2. Eat a hearty meal for breakfast.

Brookside Bash!

The Brookside PTO Invites You to Attend Our 2nd Annual Adult Night Out:

SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016

7 PM – 11 PM

Westwood K of C

40 Crest Ave, Westwood

Please see the attached flyer for additional information:

Health Office - Mrs. Bolton

The CDC just released this coloring book and thought it may be of interest to you. It is a creative way to educate about mosquitoes and the Zika Virus. Please feel free to use however you see appropriate for your child's age and maturity.

Link to coloring book:


Mary Ellen U. Bolton, MA, RN, NJ-CSN, CPM

Brookside PTO

To help everyone have a better awareness of our PTO and what they are up to, please make sure to visit their webpage!

FYI Dates...

5/9 - 5/12: Grades 4 & 5 PARCC

5/9 - 5/13: Theater Week

5/14: Brookside Bash

5/19: PTO Meeting