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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.

Use Amazon.com? You Can Easily Raise Money for Brookdale

So if you’re here you know that the HSA Web site has been transitioned to a new home here at BrookdaleHSA.com. The simple explanation why this happened is best relayed by a picture:

Amazon Banner

That’s a banner that links to Amazon.com. If you haven’t noticed, there’s one just like (or similar to) it on the right side of this page. We did this so that Brookdale School can benefit from the shopping you do at Amazon.com. Here’s how it works:

  1. Click on the banner before you go to Amazon to make a purchase.
  2. The banner will put you on Amazon’s site. Shop away as you see fit.
  3. If you order an item, Brookdale will get a credit worth 4% (maybe 6% later on) of the purchase price once that items ships. (That’s the awesome part.)

This is another of the simple, passive ways for us to benefit from the things Brookdale families already do (in this case, buy things online at Amazon). We’ve done a trial run and are happy to report that the first couple of dollars have been credited to the Brookdale account. So, if you’ve got some last-minute holiday shopping to do, we hope you consider this a great way to get that done.

There are more details to be shared here – for example, there are some items that are excluded from this arrangement – but for now we wanted to start getting the word out. We’ll fill in more as we go, and please let us know if you have any questions in advance.

We will also shortly get to the THANK YOU part of this. For now, we thank Rafael for suggestion the idea, Dani for getting us registered and pushing us toward the finish line, and Peter for connecting all the dots and making this a reality.

More to come…

A Great Story About One Brookdale Family

For those of you who missed the HSA meeting on Wednesday night, we wanted to pass along a great story of how one family and even one parent can have a huge impact on all of us.

During the meeting we reviewed the status of our Innisbrook fundraiser. It’s a big event that typically raises more than $3,000. A Brookdale parent, Stanley Williams, came to the meeting specifically for the Innisbrook discussion. We soon learned why.

It turns out that Stanley and his family were the single largest fundraiser in the Brookdale community for Innisbrook last year. Specifically, they sold nearly $1,000 worth of merchandise. That meant that Stanley and his family raised more than $400 for the HSA and the students at Brookdale. Amazing.

Well, it turns out that last year was just a warm-up. At the meeting it was revealed that the family had outdone themselves. By a lot. In fact, this year the Williams family sold almost $1,600 worth of Innisbrook merchandise. That means more than $640 for Brookdale.

Stanley was very humble, but it’s fair to say the rest of the group at the meeting was truly impressed. We share this story because it illustrates perfectly what makes the Brookdale community strong and special. We thrive because of numerous selfless individual efforts –  running Mum sales, spending 6 hours on a Saturday landscaping the school grounds, and, yes, selling an insane amount of gift wrap and chocolates.

We thank Stanley and his family for their effort, just as we thank each and every parent, student, teacher, and staff member that works to make Brookdale better for all of us.