BES Happenings

  • New Student Registration: January 25 and 26

    Are you an Oak Park Resident? We will be holding our registration for district residents on January 25th for siblings of current Brookside students, and January 26th for new students without siblings currently attending Brookside. Please join us in our Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) any time between 1:30pm and 3:30pm to register your child. Please make sure to bring required paperwork and information (click on the headline above). You may also call our office for more information at 818-597-4200. If you are not a resident of Oak Park and would like information about inter-district transfers and our District of Choice program, please call Linda Gam at the district office at 818-735-3253.

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  • District of Choice Information Center

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS LOTTERY UPDATES. Visit the District of Choice Information Center to access everything about District of Choice.

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  • Buy Your Own Chromebook

    The Parent Chromebook Purchase Webstore is Live! Parents can now buy their student(s) a district managed Chromebook at a discounted price including 3 year extended warranty with accidental damage protection for about $420

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  • Brookside Named a 2016 California Honor Roll School!

    Brookside has been named a 2016 California Honor Roll School by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE)!

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  • Beware of Phishing Attempts

    Beware of phishing email attempts from fake oakparkusd.NET domain addresses. Click here to read more...

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  • Brookside Named a Gold Ribbon School!

    Dear Brookside Community: I am thrilled to announce to you all that Brookside Elementary has been named a California Gold Ribbon School! We recently received the following note from State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson: “The award reflects your school’s success in creating a positive learning atmosphere for your students. Such success is a direct result of your dedicated, creative, and talented staff, and your supportive school community.” Please click on the headline to read more!

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  • Tiger Tidbits!

    Our families are invaluable members of the Brookside team and it is very important to us that you remain informed. Please make sure to read our newsletter every week for essential news, information, and announcements!

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  • Good Life Organics: Farm to School and Farm to Table!

    Have your fruits and vegetables delivered fresh to you after school through our Farm-to-School program! Good Life Organics brings you boxes full of organic produce based on what is in season locally. Boxes are delivered after school every Tuesday for your family to enjoy. Sizes start at $16 and each box comes with plenty of variety plus easy recipes! Not only do you get the best quality and flavor, but your kids get to try new things and you support our school with 5% back from each box! Sign up by clicking on the headline above.

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  • Please Help Sustain Brookside's Programs!

    Please consider participating in our annual Just for the Kids Giving Campaign. Click on the headline above to access the detailed information. For only $35 a month, you can help sustain many important programs for your students. Without this funding, valuable programs are in danger of being eliminated. While the PTA has a non-commercial policy, we do welcome community business sponsorships, whereby your business is recognized for supporting our school via a tax-deductible donation.

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  • Dear Brookside Families: 

    It is my pleasure to welcome you all to the 2017-2018 school year!  I would like to extend a special welcome to all of the new families joining Brookside this year and welcome back all of our returning families as well!

    Are you new to Brookside?  I encourage you to take a look at the "Brookside Tiger Family Checklist & FAQ" under the "Parents" tab on our website.  

    Please make sure to take advantage of all of the avenues of communication that we offer. 

    • To start, the Brookside Elementary website is full of great information and we urge you to check the website often for news and updates.
    • Make sure to check your email regularly!  We send the vast majority of our communications home via email and PARENT SQUARE (including summertime).  If you suspect that you are not receiving messages, please call the school office ASAP.
    • Please read our weekly newsletter, the "Tiger Tidbits."  All Brookside families will receive a weekly email to urge you to read the newsletter.  This is our primary mode of communicating important announcements and event information to parents, and we appreciate you taking the time to "stay in the loop!"

    I am very happy to be in a place where staff strives to recognize the potential in all learners and to translate that into performance. Brookside takes on a team approach to teaching and learning that encourages the academic, social and emotional development of the whole child and we aim to continue this practice in the new school year.

    Without the support of parent contributions through our extraordinary PTA, we would not have many of the programs that make Brookside so unique and successful.  Please consider contributing via the “Just for the Kids” giving program so that we can continue to maintain our reputation for excellence.

    Brookside is an outstanding place for learning. It is ranked as one of the top elementary schools in California. The year 2012 was the last time that the state published the Academic Performance Index (API) score for California public schools and Brookside is proud to have earned a score of 954. Out of more than 130 elementary schools in Ventura County, Brookside earned the third highest overall API in the entire county. The school has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education for meeting national standards for school excellence. We have also been named a California Distinguished School by the California State Department of Education and as a school with a well-articulated curriculum and an outstanding learning environment. As members of the California Business for Education Excellence Honor Roll, we are recognized as a school with exceptional student achievement.

    Parents and community members are encouraged to participate and become involved at our school. We actively ask for your support, ideas and suggestions. Our incredible PTA organizes and funds some of our most popular programs and activities. I encourage you to get acquainted and get involved. You will find the effort enjoyable and rewarding.

    We hope you will find that Brookside Elementary School is truly a place where learning is joyful and children delight in coming to school. Come learn with us!


    Sara Ahl









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