Throughout the year, Vlasic Early Childhood Center students participate in a number of special events that emphasize community, participation, imagination, and, of course, fun. During the annual Halloween Parade, imaginations blossom as Vlasic students are transformed into ghosts and goblins, or princesses and clowns. 

Special programs are one more way that students are given the opportunity to expand the boundaries of the classroom and learn about themselves and their community through experience. 

Brookside takes great pride in continuing to develop and introduce new ideas and programs outside of the classroom. Our Brookside students never search too far to find special opportunities for individual growth and exploration. Our young poets and storytellers are celebrated at Brookside's Young Authors' Tea. 

The importance of community service is instilled through hands-on experiences such as donating food to local food banks, supporting our sister school in Namtenga, Burkina Faso, Africa, and bringing in candy to send to our soldiers overseas.  Grandparent Day invites our students' older family members to experience their grandchild's daily life while meeting their teachers and friends. These programs work to unite our community and widen each student's perspective and experience.

Special Programs

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  • 5th Grade December Program

    The December Program, which is the fifth grade chapel, is a dramatic program supported by music.
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  • Grade Level Performances

    Annual Grade Level performances, presented by grades two through four, incorporate music, literature, drama, movement, and the visual arts.
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  • Community Service

    Nurturing a sense of social responsibility begins from the time students enter the Early Childhood Center at age three.
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  • Grandparent Day

    Brookside's Thanksgiving Program for grandparents and older special friends, a thirty-year tradition, provides an opportunity for students to foster and celebrate their relationship with older adults. Students sing songs, play musical instruments, and recite prose or poetry.
  • Halloween Parade

    Carrying on a longstanding tradition, Brookside students and many teachers dress in costumes and parade to music on Halloween.
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  • Kaleidoscope

    The major school fundraiser, Kaleidoscope, is an evening event that brings faculty, parents and friends together to socialize while providing the opportunity to support the programs of the school. The event includes a strolling dinner and live and silent auctions. Faculty development, school programs, and facilities are expanded and enriched by proceeds of the event.
  • Spring Festival

    The Spring Festival is a music-oriented program supported by the other arts.
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  • Young Authors’ Teas

    Drawing upon their varied reading and writing experiences, fifth grade students create an original work of fiction. The finished products are bound and shared with parents at Young Authors' Teas in May.

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Cranbrook Schools is a private college prep boarding school located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, near Detroit, consisting of three schools; an elementary school with a private preschool, a single gender middle school with a distinct boys middle school and girls middle school, along with a co-ed college prep private boarding high school. Cranbrook is regarded as one of the top private schools in Michigan. Many of Cranbrook’s students attend top universities and colleges.

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