Career Discovery Expo: Dream Big York

30 Apr

Students in grades 7 – 12 and their parents/guardians are invited to attend the Career Discovery Expo: Dream Big York on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. ET. 

This FREE event provides students and their families the opportunity to explore a wide range of career paths. 

The Career Discovery Expo: Dream Big York will feature:

  • Dream Maker Panel: Women from various industries share their stories and inspire young women.
  • Employer Spotlight: Employers share their “look fors” when hiring new employees and ways to gain experience early.
  • Pathway Spotlight: College, University and OYAP representatives share the different pathway programs available, scholarships, courses etc.
  • Games, Prizes

To register, please visit: dreambigyork.eventbrite.ca

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Let’s connect! Join the Brownridge School Council for an evening of Zumba fun!

18 Apr
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BROWNRIDGE CAMPFIRE SONG SESSION- JOIN US ON THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2021

2 Apr
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Wear Blue on Thursday to “LIGHT IT UP BLUE” for Autism Awareness Day!

29 Mar
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Free supports for families

29 Mar

School Closure- Monday, March 29th, 2021

23 Mar

Dear Brownridge families,

We are anticipating a significant number of staff absences on March 29, 2021. Given requirements to maintain cohort sizes and minimize contacts, these absences will result in significant system operational issues, including the challenges associated with obtaining the required replacement coverage to ensure the safe supervision of students in our elementary schools.  

Due to the safety concerns that this creates , the YRDSB has had to make the decision to close Brownridge PS. to in-person learning on Monday, March 29. This means that students should not come to school on this day. The school will reopen on March 30. 

Unless otherwise indicated, other YRDSB schools remain open at this time.

Before and After Care Programs will also be cancelled for this day however full day childcare centres will remain open. 

This closure is a result of securing staff coverage and maintaining contact and cohort numbers; it is not a public health direction based on COVID-19 exposure or case counts at your child’s school.   

During this time, learning will continue virtually either asynchronously or synchronously. Your child’s teacher(s) will communicate with students regarding the learning arrangements for that day.  If your child requires access to a technology device please contact the school. Tips and resources are available on the Board website to support families in accessing online learning tools.

We recognize that this information may be concerning for families. Please know that this decision was not taken lightly, and was made to ensure continuation of student learning and to support student safety and well-being. 

Thank you for your ongoing support and patience. For up to date information, please visit www.yrdsb.ca and the Board’s twitter feed @yrdsb

Sincerely, 

CEC West Superintendents

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ROCK YOUR SOCKS FOR WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY TOMORROW (FRIDAY)

18 Mar

We all belong at Brownridge!

18 Mar

Happy Thursday everyone! As you know, at Brownridge we strive to ensure all students feel respected and included. Brownridge is a home away from home and we want every student to feel like they matter and they belong.

Over the next three weeks, we will be recognizing:

World Down Syndrome Day- March 21 (https://cdss.ca/community/events-activities/down-syndrome-awareness-week/)

Epilepsy Awareness Day- March 26 (https://www.purpleday.org/)

Autism Awareness Day- April 2 (https://www.autismspeaks.ca/)

Tomorrow, March 19, in honour of World Down Syndrome Day, we are encouraging all students and staff to wear colourful, fun socks.

On Friday, March 26, we encourage everyone to wear purple.

On Friday, April 2, we encourage everyone to light it up blue by wearing blue.

Teachers have been provided with resources to engage in learning opportunities with students in recognition of these days. Let’s make a difference together.

VIRTUAL SCHOLASTIC BOOKFAIR

17 Mar

Virtual Scholastic Book Fair: Mark your calendars! The fun and excitement of a Scholastic Book Fair is here! To adapt to our changing needs, Scholastic has developed a Virtual Book Fair to provide an opportunity for our students and families to experience the joy of reading together.  Our Scholastic Virtual Book Fair is happening now and will continue until March 22nd

When it’s time to shop, you can visit our school’s Virtual Book Fair site using this link: https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5154283. Watch the trailers of the popular new titles and preview future books. Remember: every purchase earns Book Fair Rewards that can be used to purchase resources to support our school. Orders are delivered to people’s homes and FREE STANDARD SHIPPING on orders over $40. You can enjoy free shipping every Wednesday from 6-8 pm! Thanks so much for your support in promoting the love of reading! 

Celebrating Nowruz- Activities and Events

10 Mar

For most of us, March 20th signifies the beginning of a new season, spring and a chance to look
forward to warmer weather. For many of us from countries like Iran, Afghanistan, the Kurdish regions
of Iraq, Turkey and Syria, throughout Central Asia and many more – The first day of spring is a New
Year’s Festivity, also known as Nowruz (pronounced NO-ruz). While specific traditions vary from
country to country, as different cultures add their own elements, the central theme is the same: a
celebration of spring and a time for rebirth and renewal.
In recognition of Nowruz, students and parents/guardians are invited to participate in free activities
during the month of March which focus on aspects of Nowruz traditions celebrated by different
communities. Please see the attached flyer for more information.