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Brookdale School Directory 2020-2021

Please take a moment and complete this form to have your contact information included in the 2020-2021 Brookdale School Directory.

PLEASE NOTE: Inclusion in this directory is OPTIONAL. By submitting this form, you agree to have this information printed in the school directory, which will be distributed to all Brookdale School families through Virtual Backpack. If you choose not to complete this form, your child’s name ONLY will appear on his/her class list in the directory. We ask that all forms be completed by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16th.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please email HSA Board Secretary Brittany O’Neill at brittanyoneillhsa@gmail.com.

Thank you!

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2020/2021 HSA CANDIDATES: VOTE JUNE 3, 2020

Dear HSA Members, our E-elections for the HSA’s 2020/2021 open positions will be taking place on Wednesday June 3rd, 2020. More details to follow from the Elections Committee.

In the meantime, attached below please find a letter from them as well as information on all of the candidates.

Be well everyone!

The Brookdale HSA Board

2020/2021 HSA BOARD ELECTIONS LETTER & APPLICATION

Dear parents and prospective volunteers, last week you received a letter and an open position descriptions document from the HSA.

Historically, the HSA has always been an organization run by the wonderfully dedicated parents at our school! The HSA is our school’s main means of fundraising to provide additional programming for our students as well as deliver to them above and beyond what the Bloomfield Board of Education provides to every Bloomfield student.

In the past we have fundraised for our playground, purchased iPads/Chromebooks with charging stations; our auditorium’s sound system, an HD projector, class room fans and Smartboards. Our fundraising also sponsors and helps organize the high quality/low cost on site programming for our After School Enrichment Program, Basketball Program, author visits, Mindfulness Yoga our Fun Fair and then some!

None of this would be possible without the dedication of parents like you!

In the midst of these uncertain times, Brookdale Elementary School needs you.  It is important for us to come together and continue planning for the 2020/2021 school year to ensure a smooth transition from our current board to our new one come July 1st.

Attached please find a letter from us as well as a volunteer application form. We look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,

The Election Committee

CALENDAR RAFFLE UPDATE

Unfortunately due to the closing oF our school building we have lost access to the raffle tickets that are housed at the school.  At this point in time, we will be pausing the calendar raffles until access can be gained to the building once again. We will keep everyone informed and hopefully be able to pick more winners in the upcoming weeks. If you have any questions please reach out to either Mary Spink or Laura Evangelista. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope everyone is safe and well!

The Calendar Raffle Committee

HSA 2020/2021 ELECTIONS LETTER & OPEN POSITIONS

Dear Brookdale HSA membership and parents, we hope that this post finds you all safe, sane and well at this time!

Attached below please find an important 2020/2021 Elections related letter from the HSA  as well as open Board position descriptions for the 2020/2021 school year.

We currently have six (6) out of seven (7) positions that will be vacated come June 30th.  With the majority of the board members’ terms expiring, it is critical that we have candidates and that our elections take place next month so the HSA can continue to function beyond the pandemic. There will be further details and instructions to follow from us as well as the Elections Committee.

Please review and in the meantime, if you have any questions feel free to reach out to the HSA Board or the Election Committee.

Sincerely,

The Brookdale HSA Board

BROOKDALE PARTNERS WITH LOCAL HSA’S IN GIFTING EASTER BASKETS TO MOUNTAINSIDE HOSPITAL STAFF

We’re happy to share that last Sunday the Brookdale HSA, along with Berkeley, Demarest, Bloomfield Middle, Bloomfield High, Carteret, Fairview, Franklin, Oak View and Watsessing HSA’s, as well as the Bloomfield Home & School Council partnered together and donated special Easter Baskets created by Holstens to the Mountainside Hospital staff.

Collectively just wanted to thank their hardworking staff for all they have done and continue to do during these trying times.

#BloomfieldStrong

#BROOKDALESTRONG NEIGHBORHOOD ART PROJECT

Photo Credit: Noel Gatts & Megan Wilt

Good afternoon everyone! We hope this post finds everyone in our Brookdale Community healthy and safe! As the weather transitions from winter to spring and more families take socially distanced strolls around our neighborhood, we (credit: Megan Wilt & Ms. Barton) thought it would be a great during this break to start a community based art initiative where parents either create with, or have their child create art pieces that are displayed on the front doors, inside our storm doors or on the front facing windows of our homes.

The overall goal is to create an outdoor art gallery stroll of our students work so that kids and families get to see nice things while walking around our neighborhood.

We would like to incorporate the hashtags #BrookdaleStrong & #BloomfieldStrong into the artwork and also use these same hashtags on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram when you post any images so that we can track them.

Also, please tag our school Instagram account if you post it there: @07003Brookdale

Or tag us on twitter: @Brookdalehsa.

Lastly, we are aware that every parents schedule has been impacted differently and as such, this is a completely 100% optional project.

Stay safe and we hope to see some artwork during our next stroll!

The Brookdale HSA Board

DON’T MISS OUT ON WINNING BIG! TRICKY TRAY EARLY BIRD DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY MARCH 9, 2020, 11:59PM

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE EXTENDED: There’s still time to get your discounted tickets to our Roaring 20’s Tricky Tray!!! It’s taking place on March 26, 2020 at The Grand, 38 Lackawanna Avenue (formerly the Bethwood), Totowa, NJ. Doors open at 6PM with drawings starting at 7:15PM. The early bird deadline is now tonight Monday night, March 9, 2020 at midnight. See more info below as well as a few of our highlighted prizes including 1/2 Carat REAL diamond stud earrings!

Purchase tickets here: https://2020trickytray.brownpapertickets.com 

PLESE NOTE: No admission tickets will be sold at the door.

BLOOMFIELD GIRLS’ 6TH GRADE TRAVEL TEAM ROLL INTO THE FINALS vs. VERONA AFTER DEFEATING LIVINGSTON IN THE SUBURBAN ESSEX COUNTY SEMI-FINAL GAME

After defeating Livingston in last Thursdays Semi-final game 36-14, the Bengals advance into the Suburban Essex County Championship game vs. Verona. Come and support our Brookdale/Bloomfield girls tomorrow night (Thursday 2/20/20), 6:30PM at the Verona Community Center. 880 Bloomfield Avenue Verona, NJ 07044. Admission is free.