Archive | April, 2013

Grade 3s enjoying today’s field trip

26 Apr

The grade 3s from Mr. Hinds and Ms Persaud are enjoying their trip to Heritage School House click here.

Let’s Get Eco Friendly Family Night – May 6

25 Apr

School Council has organized another fun Family Night!  On May 6 from 6:15- 8:00 p.m. Let’s Get Eco Friendly events will include: learn to plant veggies with young urban farmer, learn fun ways to be more Eco friendly at home (guest speaker Hannah Alper), and learn about energy conservation through many hands-on acitivities – including an electric car. You will also have an opportunity to buy fresh produce directly from a local organic farmer. Mark the date on your calendar and bring the family for a great eco-learning experience. Remember to check out the School Council page for updates.

Having a Blast at the Move-a-Thon!!

25 Apr

Our Move-a-thon is in full swing!  The students are moving!

Move-a-Thon (April 25) – tax receipts

23 Apr

Camp Oochigeas will issue tax receipts upon request.
Donation cheques of $25.00 and greater are eligible for a tax receipt. Please make cheques payable to Camp Oochigeas and enclose your home address and email so that the receipts can be sent directly to you.

Remember, every $10.00 donated is one chance win great raffle prizes.  Prizes include: 3 iPod Shuffles, 4 $25.00 gift certificates to Indigo, Cineplex and Toys r us, Principal for a Day, and gift cards from Kernels, Yogen Fruz and The Dollar Store.

Thursday will be an exciting day at Brownridge. Your support in our efforts to achieve our $5000.00 goal is greatly appreciated!

Move- a – Thon Drive Kicked Off at Brownridge!

16 Apr

We are again  holding a Move-a-Thon at Brownridge. Last’s year’s was an overwhelming success. Students had a blast! This year, our Move-a-Thon is April 25 and all funds raised will be donated to Camp Oochigeas to help give children with cancer an opportunity to enjoy the summer. Our goal is to raise $5000.00. We are already on our way with $1100.00 raised at our Pajama Day and the services of Bounce Entertainment being donated to support our efforts.

Today, we had a representative from Camp Ooch help us kick-off our drive. Students are bringing home envelopes along with a letter of explanation of the event. Students are expected to return the envelope regardless if any donations have been made. For every $10.00 raised by the student, he/she will receive a raffle ticket, which can go behind the One raffle ticket will be given for ever $10.00 donated. The raffle prizes include: 3 iPod Shuffles4 $25.00 gift certificates to Indigo, Cineplex and Toys r us, Principal for a Day, and gift cards from Kernels, Yogen Fruz and The Dollar Store.

Please contact the school if you’d like further details or click on the video link at the top.

Reminder: Food Policy at Brownridge

12 Apr

At Brownridge we endeavour to be a peanut-free school for the safety of our students and staff with life-threatening allergies.  As such, along with the expectaion that student snacks and lunches are peanut-free, we are not allowing any food products (purchased or home- baked) to be given out to students to celebrate a child’s birthday or a classroom event. We greatly appreciate everyone’s support.

Reminder – OneMatch Registration April 18

11 Apr

Brownridge Public School is hosting a OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network registration event in Honour of Sarah on Thursday, April 18 from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Less than 25% of patients who require a stem cell transplant will find a matching donor in their family.  That’s why there’s OneMatch.  OneMatch is currently looking to match 931 patients with a donor.   There is a special need for males, 17- 35 years of age to join the Network.  Another way to help patients in need is to donate blood. All stem cell patients will require blood. To learn more about donating stem cells or blood, please join us on April 18th.

YRDSB Personal Safety Message

11 Apr

It’s time to remind children how to keep safe in the community click here.

Check Out New Postings

9 Apr

Check out the new postings on our School Council page and our Book Nook.

Brownridge is Supporting April’s Fight Back Against Cancer Month!

2 Apr

Each April, the Canadian Cancer Society celebrates the survivors, remembers those who have lost their battle, and pledges to make changes in our lives to prevent cancer. We have families at Brownridge who are battling this disease. To support the Fight Back we have several initiatives this month to raise awareness and show our support. We are supporting the Canadian Cancer Society with our Daffodil Wall of Hope (all month), OneMatch Registration event – Canada’s Stem Cell and Marrow Network (April 18), and our annual Move-a-Thon to raise more funds for Camp Oochigeas (April 25).

Please keep checking the blog for updates throughout the month of April.