This Week at Brookside...

Friday, November 1, 2019

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Halloween Thanks!


We would like to extend a big THANK YOU to all our families; we appreciated your patience and flexibility, as Mother Nature made us modify our Halloween plans. We celebrated "Runway Style" in the gym before classes went to their rooms for their parties, so all our students could show off their costumes and have their schoolmates cheer them on. Everyone seemed to have an enjoyable experience, which was wonderful to see!


Thanks to all the class parents/guardians who spent time coordinating the class parties. The students had a blast and participated in some very creative and engaging activities.


All in all, Halloween was just another reminder of how fortunate we are to be one big Brookside family!


For highlights of our afternoon, please click HERE!!

New Jersey Child Assault Prevention (CAP) for all K - 12 students

All NJ schools must now incorporate age appropriate sexual abuse and prevention education to all preschool through grade 12 students.


WWRSD will be utilizing CAP (NJ Child Assault Prevention: https://njcap.org/). These age appropriate classes take place in all K-5 classes, beginning in January. Parent permission will be required for children to be present for the classes.


Please click HERE for information for WWRSD K-5 Schools.


The NJCAP parent meeting for all K-5 parents is on November 21, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at Brookside School Library.

2020-2021 Pre-registration Begins Soon

The Westwood Regional School District will open online Kindergarten registration for the 2020‑2021 school year on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. This is a pre-registration only; students will not be considered enrolled until parents/guardians submit the required documentation at an in-person registration appointment.

Be aware that your child must reside in the Borough of Westwood or Township of Washington and be five (5) years old on or before October 1, 2020, to enter Kindergarten next September.

For more information, click here.

Learning Adventure

The fifth grade classes visited Fairview Environment Center in Stillwater, N.J. The classes were involved in ASE -- Active Socialization Experiences -- built survival shelters, and went on a swamp walk. Everyone had a great time!

Focus on Food Allergies

The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FARE) created Food Allergy Awareness Week to educate the public about food allergies, a potentially life-threatening disease; however, the goal is to increase awareness and action on behalf of the food allergy community year-round.


Here are some tips on Taking Care of Yourself for parents to discuss with their children. School staff are continually educated about students with food allergies and utilize this teacher's checklist on a daily basis in addition to receiving year round training. Please visit the FARE website for more information about food allergies.

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!

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

DON’T MISS ANY UPDATES FROM THE SCHOOLS OR THE DISTRICT!

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...

11/6: Photo retake day

11/8: District closed

11/13 - 11/14: Holiday Shop

11/21: NJCAP Parent Meeting - 9:00 a.m.

11/27: 12:45 p.m. Dismissal

11/28 - 11/29: District Closed

Community Resources

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