Archive | November, 2014

Thank You

26 Nov

Dear Brownridge Community,

Thank you to all the parents and students who came out to support the Book Fair. We raised a good amount of money that we will be able to use to support our school library and school literacy initiatives. A special thank you to all the parent volunteer who ensured the bookfair was open for business throughout the 5 days; we couldn’t have done it without you!

Victoria Sanita

Teacher-Librarian, Literacy Lead



24 Nov

Brownridge Bears clothing has arrived!! We are pleased to announce that we have created the opportunity for staff, students, and parents to purchase Brownridge Bears hoodies, pants, t-shirts, and shorts.  We feel that the clothing is just another way to create a positive school environment and make the Brownridge Family even stronger.

The Brownridge Bear Wear comes in a navy blue colour with the Brownridge Bears logo and lettering. They come in various sizes from youth small to adult extra large.  Please complete the order form below if you wish to order some Bear Wear.  Please make cheques payable to Brownridge Public School and return to your homeroom teachers by November 28th, 2014.

At Brownridge, we are continuing to create a positive climate for learning and we hope that our new Brownridge Bear Wear will support school spirit and student unity.

Thank you for your support towards our Brownridge School Spirit!

 Brownridge clothing



Finding Kind

19 Nov

Tomorrow afternoon, our grade 6-8 girls will be viewing a documentary about girl-against-girl. Please read the brief synopsis below on how the Finding Kind initiative evolved.
The idea began with Lauren Paul and Molly Thompson joining forces in 2009. The pair had an idea for a documentary about girl-against-girl bullying, which ultimately became Kind Campaign, an internationally recognized movement, documentary, and school assembly program based on the powerful belief in KINDness that brings awareness and healing to the negative and lasting effects of girl-against-girl “crime.” Niki Ghazi and Danielle Anastasio, two Ontario certified teachers volunteering within the Brownridge community, have won our school a screening of the documentary and hope to create change by giving females a platform to speak out about this universal experience. Following the screening of the documentary, Danielle and Niki hope to open up a conversation with the intermediate girls about how we can create a kinder Brownridge community.

Book Fair Closing at 4:00 today

19 Nov

Due to the impending weather, our Book Fair is closing at 4:00 p.m. If you were intending to make a purchase after 4:00, please send the money with your child tomorrow and we will do our best to accoommodate first thing in the morning. We apologize for any inconvenience.

BOOK FAIR Last Call Time Change

18 Nov

Please note that the book fair will be open only until 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday. We thank everyone for their support in making the book fair a great success.

Cold Weather Alert and Indoor Recess

18 Nov

Please know that we monitor the weather (Weather Network – Thornhill) on a daily/hourly basis in regards to students going outdoors for recess. We do take into account the wind chill factor. When the weather is minus 20 degrees and colder, students remain inside for recess.

It is important you send your child appropriately dressed for the winter weather when the temperature allows for outdoor recess. Please also ensure that your child has indoor shoes.

Book Fair Continues…

17 Nov

Our Book Fair continues this week. It will be open for students to visit and purchase books at recess and lunch hour.

On Wednesday Nov. 19th the Book Fair will also be open from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. Free pencils and bookmarks will be given out to all families that come out to our Book Fair on this evening.

Thank you for supporting our School’s Library.

Victoria Sanita