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100

This favorite playground equipment was the inspiration for the song "Circle Game" in past years' end-of-year 5th-grade slide shows.

What is the Merry-Go-Round?

100

A spiral staircase leads to this iconic spot at Brookside, allowing children to get a bird's eye view of the campus.

WHat is the Brookside Tower?

100

She was the first headmistress of Brookside School and rode a trolley to work each day.

Who is Jessie T Winter?

100

A Maypole, the MayDay Carol, singing, dancing, and recorders are all part of this event. 

WHat is the Spring Festival?

100

1921

What year did Brookside school start?

200

This long-standing practice at Brookside allows teachers to teach mealtime etiquette and good manners.

WHat is Family Style Dining?

200

This charming space was the original classroom at Brookside, then known as the Bloomfield Hills School, and is currently home to drama classes and chapel performances.

What is the Meeting House?

200

An immigrant from Italy, he came to Cranbrook in 1905 and served Cranbrook for more than 50 years as a landscape architect. His granddaughter would later work as a 2nd grade teacher and literacy specialist at Brookside. 

Who is Mike Vettraino?

200

Children look forward to hayrides, a dunk tank, bounce houses, face painting, cotton candy, and caramel apples at this event.

What is the Fall Festival?

200

In the spring of this year, two class grades graduated from Brookside.

When is 1981 or the year that 6th grade moved from Brookside to the middle schools?

300

Younger students are paired with older students as classes meet throughout the year to share time and activities together.

WHat is the Brookside Learning Partner Program?

300

This wing of the school opened in the fall of 1996 and floats on the flood plain created by the Rouge River.

What is the Vlassic Early Childhood Center?

300

He is the architect who designed many of the buildings on Cranbrook's campus.  

Who is Eliel Saarinen?

300

The highlight of this day is when first graders sing and dance to The Turkey Trot.

What is Grandparents' day?

300

Brookside will celebrate its centennial during this year.

When is the 2021-2022 school year?

400

To honor Mr. Booth, children at Brookside spread out across the campus to pick up garbage.

What is the Booth Memorial Clean-Up?

400

Tucked in next to the brook, children gather here to read on clusters of stone pedestals surrounded by wildflowers.

Where is the Brookside Children's Garden?

400

She designed the upholstery, tapestries, and rugs at Kingswood and headed the Department of Weaving and Textile Design at Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Who is Loja Saarinen?

500

This frozen treat is served at Friday lunches.

What is Ice Cream?

500

Children walk through this archway each morning as they enter the school.

What is the Log Jam?

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