The Crossing

Brooks Crossing and Deans School Newsletter - 10/24/18

Introducing our redesigned parent school newsletter, The Crossing!

Beginning with this edition, we will be keeping you informed each month using School Messenger to send you our school newsletter, The Crossing! We hope you find this information helpful to keep up to date with school events, activities and important dates. This newsletter, along with our weekly Online Friday Folder (, is an invaluable resource to help you stay informed about the happenings at Brooks Crossing and Deans!

Welcome to Brooks Crossing and Deans! We are a two-campus school community.

Please stay informed and be mindful of due dates, so you do not miss an opportunity you may be interested in for you or your child. You can stay informed by reading this school newsletter, looking over our Online Friday Folder each week, and checking your child's Parent/Teacher Communication folder daily. In the district's efforts to "go green", most of our information is only online, so it is very important to check our Online Friday Folder weekly!

Go to our school website at for information about BC/DE.

Scroll down the webpage to find links to our:

- Online Friday Folder (Select to view current flyers, forms and important notices.)

- Parent Note/Dismissal Change Form

- Technology Link for Parents

- BC/DE Parent Teacher Organization

Select the Quick Link Buttons on the right side to find:

- Online Events Calendar for BC/DE Events, District Events and School Closings/Early Release Days.

- Lunch Menus. Be sure to select Brooks Crossing OR Deans, for the correct menu where your child attends.

PTO Halloween Spooktacular - Friday, October 26th, 6:30pm-8:00pm. Brooks Crossing Main Campus

Wear your favorite costume and come out for another fun, family friendly event! See the Online Friday Folder for the flyer with all details. This is a great opportunity to share the company of others of our BC/DE school community and to enjoy Music, Dancing, the Photo Booth, Face Painting, Tattoos, Pizza & much more! Pre-orders for tickets were accepted by your child's teacher until the morning of 10/23. Tickets will be sent home with those students prior to the event. All others must now pay at the door.

CRAZY SOCKS School Spirit Day Friday, October 26th

Wear your crazy socks today to show your school spirit! At Brooks Crossing/Deans we "SOCK" OUT BULLYING!

BC/DE Important Dates and Events

Mon. 10/22 - Genesis Parent Portal opened in the evening for you to schedule Parent Teacher Conferences with your child's teacher. Refer to the parent letter that was sent via School Messenger on 10/22 and was also posted in the 10/19 Online Friday Folder. It contains instructions and important details for scheduling conferences.

Fri. 10/26 -

-Harvest Program Option Forms are due today. Only return this form to school if your child will NOT attend their classroom Halloween party. Forms were posted in the 10/19 Online Friday Folder.

-PTO Halloween Spooktacular, Brooks Crossing Main Campus, 6:30-8pm

Wed. 10/31
- Genesis Parent Portal CLOSES AT 4:00pm to access conference scheduling.

Fri. 11/2 - Deadline to send in breakfast item donations for the S.B. Food Pantry. (Non-perishable items only.)

Mon. 11/5 - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. Parent Teacher Conferences. (Parents must have scheduled a conference in the Genesis Parent Portal between 7pm 10/22 and 4:00pm 10/31.)

Tues. 11/6 - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. Professional Development Day. Election Day.

Wed. 11/7 - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. Professional Development Day.

Thurs. 11/8 - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. NJEA Convention.

Fri. 11/9 - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. NJEA Convention.

Thurs. 11/15 - BC/DE Picture Retakes (New students or those absent on 10/8 should plan to have their picture taken.)

Wed. 11/21 - EARLY RELEASE DAY. (DE dismisses at 12:45pm / BC dismisses as 12:50pm.)

Thurs. 11/22 - SCHOOLS CLOSED. Thanksgiving Recess.

Fri. 11/23 - SCHOOLS CLOSED. Thanksgiving Recess.

Brooks Crossing's Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! We hope you will join us for our PTO Meetings and family friendly events to show your support and stay informed. We strive for 100% membership from our BC/DE parents and staff, so if you have not already done so, please consider becoming a member today! Membership is only $10 per family. Members also receive ticket discounts to many events that we sponsor throughout the school year at BC/DE.

If you need more information about our events, memberships, spirit wear sales, fundraisers, etc., please email us at: and we will be happy to assist you!

Connect with the PTO on Facebook at: