Brookside School Lighthouse Log


February is STEM time!

February is the shortest month and we made the most of it. We kicked off the month spotlighting Black History topics for students to explore, celebrated Carnival with a cultural assembly “Ginga Brasileira,” learned about the importance of therapy dogs from a sweet labrador named Sunday, and had the privilege of hosting Sam Sarelli, a highschooler that travels to local elementary schools with a message about anti-bullying; and that’s not all! On the last day of this month we welcomed district leaders to judge our STEM Fair. Teachers and students had been working rigorously on their projects and two winners will go on to represent Brookside at the district’s STEM Fair in March.

Congrats to our 2019 STEM Fair winners, Mrs. Merati (1st Grade) and Mrs. Maloney (4th Grade).They will represent Brookside School at the dirstrict STEM fair on March 16!

I am beaming with pride on this last day of the month. We have made February a robust little month!

Principal's Message

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Celebrating Black History Month

We celebrated Black History Month this month in many ways. When we talk about black history we remind our Brookside students that when Civil Rights leaders fought for desegregation they fought for a school like Brookside to exist, a special place where we cherish our diversity and multiculturalism.

Mrs. Lewis wrote a poem for Black History Month when she was a young girl that we are honored to share with you.

African Queen

Am I not the African Queen of the motherland

Forming the truth in the palm of my hand

Rinsing away the hate with my painful tears

I will absorb and understand mankind I shall not fear

Called the beast of the fields hurt me inside

Acknowledging others were jealous of my pride

Needing to know that they were Miss, Mrs. and Ma’am

Queen of Africa’s mother land is who I am

Ultimately sitting high on my throne

Earning my respect that for years was unknown

Ever so clear is the truth by all means

Need I say more about this African Queen


Get excited to read Brookside! Our Read Across America assembly and One Book for Brookside kickoff are happening March 1

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, March 1st Read Across America
  • Friday, March 1st Magic with Mazz Drama Club fundraiser
  • Thursday March 7th, PTO Meeting, 7pm
  • Thursday, March 7 Bertucci's Night to support K
  • March 11th through 15th, Book Fair, daytime hours
  • Thursday March 14th, Conference Night, Early Dismissal, 1:55pm
  • Friday, March 15th Spirit Day - Wear Green for St. Patty's Day!
  • Thursday March 14th, Book Fair, evening hours 6pm - 8pm and Drama Club Bake Sale
  • Saturday March 16th, City Wide STEM Expo