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Calendar Raffle

It’s Calendar Raffle Time!

You have 5 Calendar Raffles cards for sale.

Buy them yourself, sell to your co-workers, neighbors, family, friends…everyone!

Each $10 card that is purchased gives the buyer 66 chances to win daily cash prizes ranging from $25 – $200!

NOTE: If you don’t buy/sell the tickets, DO NOT THROW AWAY THE TICKETS!

PLEASE RETURN THEM ASAP SO THAT THEY CAN BE REDISTRIBUTED TO OTHER STUDENTS. Additionally, MORE TICKETS CAN BE PROVIDED IF YOU SELL/BUY ALL YOUR TICKETS.

INCENTIVES TO THE STUDENTS WHO SELL THE MOST TICKETS:

  • Top seller will receive a $25 Target gift card
  • 2nd and 3rd place sellers will each receive $10 gift cards
  • Top 3 sellers in the school will have lunch with Ms. Barton
  • The class that sells the most tickets will get a pizza party!
  • Any class that has 100% participation (each student in a class sells all 5 cards) will get one night without homework

Please return the bottom half the card(s) with your payment(s) by Tuesday, February 27th. Checks should be made out to Brookdale HSA in an envelope labeled “Calendar Raffle”. Weekly drawings will start on Thursday, March 1st. The last drawing will be Tuesday, May 29th. Winners will be paid at the end of each week. All winners will be notified via email/phone and posted on Twitter and the HSA Facebook page.

If you need more tickets, text or email Amanda Pinales at 201-452-8810 or AmandaP831@gmail.com.

 

Hurricane Harvey School Adoption

Brookdale School will be adopting a Texas school affected by the recent storm and flooding. We will be collecting donations of school supplies (notebooks, pencils, pens, crayons, backpacks, etc.) as well as hygiene items such as underwear (child sizes), shampoo and other toiletries. We will also collect gift cards to Staples, Target, Walmart and Amazon in any amount.

We should have a very detailed list by the end of this week but as you go about your last minute shopping, please keep these items in mind.

More detailed information will be sent to everyone soon but we wanted to get the general information out as soon as possible.

There are many students and families who have lost everything. Please consider this very personal opportunity to help.

Update:

The school we’re helping is Hardin-Jefferson Middle School – the flooding has destroyed the school, which will need to be demolished and totally rebuilt from scratch. The students have been split up to attend school in other buildings for now. Many of them are still staying in shelters or with family/friends because their homes are not habitable.

As a reminder, we’re collecting school supplies, gift cards (Amazon, Staples, Target & Walmart) and hygiene items (including underwear in all sizes, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, and feminine hygiene items). All items should be new and can be dropped off outside the main office.

Please spread the word – we will accept donations from the community as well.

New Brookdale Principal – Ms. Lauren Barton

Please welcome Ms. Lauren Barton as the new Brookdale School Principal!

Here is a short bio on Ms. Barton:

“Ms. Barton is a graduate of Demarest Elementary School, Bloomfield Middle School, and Bloomfield High School.  Ms. Barton received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from the University of Scranton and her master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Montclair State University.  Ms. Barton began her teaching career at Fairview School and transferred to Bloomfield Middle School in 2009.  Ms. Barton believes that the importance of the school community is what guides and supports the learning process toward success.  Ms. Barton is eager to lead a school community by inspiring all stakeholders.”

You can follow Ms. Barton’s Twitter feed at @BrookPrincipal
Ms. Barton is hosting an Ice Cream Social on August 31st from 4 to 6 PM at the Brookdale School playground.