The Brownridge VIRTUAL ZEN DEN is now open!

3 Jun

Mental well being is an important focus at Brownridge. We engage in a variety of activities to support our students with calming strategies, coping strategies and positive thinking. Brownridge has a calming room called the “Zen Den”. It is a space where students who are feeling anxious, agitated or upset can go to engage in different activities to help themselves feel better or connect with an educator to help themselves feel better.

While we are apart during Covid-19, students can now continue to participate in activities that support well being. Thanks to Ms. Verikios, the Virtual Zen Den is now available for everyone. Check it out by clicking VIRTUAL ZEN DEN.

Wellness Wednesdays at Brownridge!

3 Jun

Good morning everyone! During the month of June we are focusing on our well being by having Wellness Wednesdays! Check out this blog and Twitter (@brownridgeps) for information about activities students and families can engage in to support your well being.

Today’s Wellness Wednesday activity is a Yoga Challenge. Using the Yoga Alphabet below:

1) Spell your name using Yoga poses.

2) Work with someone at home to form each letter together using your bodies and spell out a positive message.

3) If you can, ask someone to take a photo and send it to to have them included in this year’s yearbook.

Info to Know from Brownridge…

1 Jun

It is hard to believe it is June already. June is Pride month around the globe. In recognition of the many achievements and contributions of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, check out some of the amazing activities and information posted on the Brownridge Learning Commons Instagram page – go to brownridgepslearningcommons.

Starting this Wednesday Brownridge will have Wellness Wednesdays. Information will be blogged and announced on Twitter to let you know about different mindfulness activities you can participate in.

Our spirit day this week is HERO DAY. Heroes are all around us and not all heroes wear capes. This Wednesday, June 3, dress like a hero for an amazing spirit day.

Follow us on Twitter @brownridgeps for daily announcements and updates.  

Vaughan Public Library is hosting it’s first ever Virtual Science Fair- check it out!

28 May
Yes, a Virtual Science Fair!   The secret is out! VPL is hosting it’s first ever Virtual Science Fair from June 5th – June 30th. Submit your project to be reviewed by a panel of judges for a chance to win awesome prizes. The Virtual Science Fair is open to participants in grades 2 to 12, and judging will be based on three age categories: Junior (grades 2 to 5), Intermediate (grades 6-8), and Senior (grades 9-12). You may participate as an individual or as a group of up to 4 people.   More details to follow, but in the meantime get your creative juices flowing with science projects available on World Book Online For Kids. 


27 May

Congratulations to Ms. Angie Braiantsis for being voted the York Region District School Board 2019-2020 Elementary Teacher of the Year. Her motivation, inspiration and dedication are only surpassed by her passion for teaching, learning and leadership.


Hey Brownridge! The countdown is on! The Virtual House Colour Games are coming – June 2020!

25 May


19 May

Dear Brownridge families,

Vaughan Public Libraries is pleased to offer an exciting program that they are launching for kids and families.

On June 1st, Vaughan Public Libraries will be launching a Virtual Science Fair which is open for any participants in Grade 2 to Grade 12. Create a website, a video presentation, an animated cartoon, or a video game to showcase your research centered around a theme which will be announced when the event launches on June 1st. The Science Fair will accept entries throughout the month of June, with final submissions due on June 30th.

The event will launch with several categories for participants, Junior (for grades 2-5), Intermediate (for grades 6 – 8), and Senior (for grades 9-12). You are welcome to join as a solo participant or as a group, working collaboratively online. They cannot wait to see what the eager young minds of Vaughan can come up with when they rise to the challenge.

Event rules, registration information, and submission guidelines, and Judging Rubric will be available online at event launch, on June 1st, 2020.

For any inquiries on this upcoming event, please contact the Virtual Science Fair communications officer Rosa Covertini, at or the Virtual Science Fair lead, Tommy Sunthorn, at