Category Archives: Announcements

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.


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.


Brookdale HSA 2017-2018 events calendar


The Brookdale HSA events calendar has been updated with tentative dates for all HSA events and dates published by the Bloomfield Board of Education.

You can find the formal Bloomfield School District 2017-2018 calendar here.

Details will be provided for the HSA events as they are made available.

Enjoy your summer and see you all Wed Sept 6th for the first day of school for the 2017-2018 school year!