Archive | October, 2013

Book Fair

31 Oct

The Brownridge Book Fair is coming SOON!!!

Volunteers are needed Nov. 13th to Nov. 22nd to help set up the book fair, assist students with book selection, etc.  All volunteers will be trained and your time (whatever your availability may be) will be greatly appreciated!!

If you are interested and can help out, please contact Mrs. Sanita (Teacher-Librarian) at victoria.sanita@yrdsb.edu.on.ca or at 905-660-3083.

Please indicate which date(s) you are available and which time(s) – morning, afternoon, recess (10:40 – 11am and/or 1:00 – 1:20pm), or after school for about an hour or so.

Thank you so much for any help you can provide and for your ongoing support.

Mrs. Sanita

Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course Information

28 Oct

The Canadian Red Cross, Region of York Branch, is interested in educating Youth in our Babysitting Program as the newly revised Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course for 11 to 15 year-olds is the perfect fit for students. Safety, decision-making and problem-solving are valuable components that this course brings to youth education.

Comprehensive Youth Preparedness

It is a known fact that most unintentional injuries and deaths involving children occur at home.  The program empowers youth with confidence and skills to care for other children or for themselves when home alone (And to ultimately make the home, school and playground safer places).

Course Features

  • The Babysitting Course focuses on four main areas: caregiving, first aid, injury prevention and leadership
  • New: the revised course approaches babysitting as an individual’s first business
  • To make learning interactive and enjoyable, the course is based on various activities that encourage better skills retention
  • The course can be offered in a one-day, 8-hour session, or split across several days
  • Participants receive the Babysitter’s Manual, an excellent resource during and after the course that contains checklists, sample résumé, business cards, and other forms. The successful course completion is confirmed through a wallet card.

Please see the schedule if interested.

If you witnessed a family member in cardiac arrest

TOMORROW – Brownridge PS Family Halloween Dance

28 Oct

halloween dance flyer 2013
A reminder that the Brownridge PS Family Halloween Dance is this TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Join us in the gym on Tuesday, October, 29th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm for an a evening of Music, Dancing, Great Costumes and Prizes!!!

Pizza and Drinks will be sold from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Pizza Slice: $1.50  Drinks: $1.00

Snacks and Drinks will be available from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm (while supplies last)

ALL STUDENTS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR PARENTS OR GUARDIAN FOR THE ENTIRE EVENING

Please help our community by bringing a non-perishable food item.

Sponsored by the Brownridge School Council

Bill Crothers Secondary School Grade 8 Parent and Student Information

28 Oct

Information Night Dates: Wednesday, October 30th, Tuesday, November 5th, and Thursday, November 7th, 2013. Applications will be available from our website after the last parent information evening;

Applications are due: Thursday, November 28th, 2013.

Information for parents and guardians:
Information Night Poster

Bill Crothers SS will be accepting approximately 350 grade 8 students for the 2014 – 2015 school year.  The application assessment process will take approximately six to eight weeks.  BCSS will contact successful applicants mid-January 2014.

Understanding Learning Disabilities

28 Oct

We’d like to share with our community information about an upcoming presentation on Understanding Learning Disabilities being offered by the Learning Disabilities Association of York Region in partnership with Inclusive School and Community Services, YRDSB.

The event will be held on Wednesday November 27, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at Maple High School.  Please view the attached flyer for more details.

Halloween Guidelines at Brownridge PS

28 Oct

In advance of Halloween, we want to remind all parents and guardians that Brownridge PS is a nut-free school. Please read carefully the packaging of any “treat” your child may be bringing for their personal snack after Halloween night. We greatly appreciate your support in keeping our students and staff with life threatening allergies safe.

Students will have the opportunity to wear costumes in the afternoon of Halloween (October 31). As we adhere to the Safe Schools Policy, no masks or replicas of any weapons are allowed. Please be sensitive to the nature of your child’s costume as we have younger students beginning at age 3 in kindergarten at Brownridge PS.

Thank you for your cooperation in this important matter.

Cookie Sales Coming to Brownridge PS!

23 Oct

They will be sold at first recess in the front foyer starting this Friday. Each cookie is $1.50

pumpkin cookie