Archive | September, 2015

Reminder: Terry Fox Walk Friday

30 Sep

Our Terry Fox Walk is Friday morning on the school tarmac and field. Please send your child with proper footwear. As we are not collecting money/cheques at the school level this year, we encourage you to donate directly to the Terry Fox Foundation

Information Night at Bill Crothers Secondary School

29 Sep

Bill Crothers Secondary School (BCSS) is a system-wide school with a focus on healthy active living and sport. The school is open for Grade 9 to 12 students. Students and parents from across the region are invited to attend an information evening. Information will be shared regarding the vision, mission, schedule, programs, the transfer policy, and application process.

All information sessions will occur at Bill Crothers Secondary School, 44 Main Street, Unionville, Ontario, L3R 2E4 from 7 – 8:30 in the cafeteria.

Wednesday October 7, 2015 – Students in the West & North Region

Tuesday October 13, 2015 – Students in the East Region

Thursday October 15th, 2015 – Students in the Central Region

Please see the links here for more information:

Information Night poster

School Letter for Grade 8 Students 2015

Due to building capacity regulations, we request that only students and parents interested in attending BCSS for the school year 2016 – 2017, attend one of these evening. Parking is limited so we ask that parents carpool or park at the GO Station. Markham By-law officers regularly enforce the parking regulations on school property, so please abide by the posted parking regulations.

Cross Country Practice Today (Tuesday)

29 Sep

Cross Country Practice will run after school today as scheduled. The practice will be in the gym in the event of rain.

REMINDER – P.A. Day Monday, September 28th

25 Sep

Monday, September 28, 2015 is a P.A. Day and there is no school for students.

Enjoy the long weekend!

Safety Awareness Sept 25-Oct. 2

25 Sep

One of the goals of Safety Awareness Week is to teach and to practice safety procedures for emergency situations. At school, students and staff will be participating in a fire evacuation drill, a lockdown drill, and a hold and secure drill. On the day of one of these drills, students will be made aware in advance on the morning announcements. Here are some sites that have student-friendly information for younger students on safety

It’s time to remind children about walking to school safely

This is a good time for parents to remind their children about pedestrian safety. York Regional Police has provided the following safety tips on their website to help keep students safe on their way to and from school:

  • Walk on available sidewalks
  • Always cross at intersections
  • Obey crossing guards
  • Stop before stepping into roadway
  • Be visible and indicate crossing intentions
  • Look and listen for traffic in all directions
  • Make eye contact with drivers
  • Cross safely when the roadway is clear
  • Walk. Do not run or cycle across roads
  • If possible use the buddy system

For more information, visit

Terry Fox Walk Oct 2

25 Sep

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Terry Fox run. On Friday, October 2nd, students in grade K-8 at our school will be taking part in the Terry Fox National School Run.

Many people today have a connection to someone who has been impacted by cancer so the run can serve as a personal dedication to a friend or relative. Students can pick up a label from the office to wear on the day of the run to share who they are “walking for”.

If you would like to donate to the Terry Fox Foundation, please do so online

We are not collecting money at the school level so please do not send any money or cheques to school with your child. The foundation site is secure and receipts can be printed immediately upon completing your credit card donation. Simply click on the “Donate Now” tab in red and follow the prompts to make a school donation.

Students from kindergarten to Grade 3 will be walking around the school tarmac and students from Grade 4-8 will be walking around the school field. The student will be supervised by their teachers and EAs.

We a very pleased to be a part of the year’s Terry Fox Event as we encourage our students to develop volunteerism and goodwill, while celebrating school spirit. Thank you for support.

Dream Team Authors of the Secrets Series at Brownridge Thursday, Oct. 7th

24 Sep

You Won’t Want to Miss This Event!!

Award winning author Teresa Toten will be visiting Brownridge Public School October 7th (pm) to talk to grades 6, 7 and 8 students about her newest book Shattered Glass. This book is part of the new Secrets series from Canadian authors Kelley Armstrong, Kathy Kacer, Vicki Grant, Marthe Jocelyn, Nora McClintock, Teresa Toten, and Eric Walters. On this day these authors will be presenting in 12 other schools in our board that are participating in this amazing event. 

 In addition to the daytime visits, all 7 authors will be coming together to Brownridge PS from 7:00-8:30. Grades 6 – 8, parents/guardians, siblings and the 12 participating schools are invited. 

Come and join the Dream Team authors of the Secrets Series!! Meet Eric Walters, Teresa Toten, Noran McClintock, Kathy Kacer, Marthe Jocelyn, Vicki Grant, Kelley Armstrong for a night of revealing truths and telling Secrets about their contribution to the series. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet some of the best and biggest selling Canadian children’s and youth adult writers. A once in a lifetime opportunity to see them all in one place: listen to them talk, ask questions, get autographs and have the opportunity to purchase their books.

Book Vendor Mables Fables will be selling books on this evening should anyone be interested in purchasing the books and having them signed by the authors. 

We Look Forward to Seeing You!

Jewish Family and Child Homework Club

17 Sep

Homework Club is a free service provided by Jewish Family and Child once a week (pizza included) at the Promenade. Please click on the link for more information and the registration form Homework Club Registration Form 2015.

School Council Meeting Sept. 24

16 Sep

Our first school council meeting for the 2015-2016 school year is Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the library. Elections for council executive positions will be first on the agenda. The positions are as follows: chair, vice-chair, secretary, treasurer, and 8 members at large (to make a quorum). Please send an email to the if you are interested in running for any of these positions. As always, all parents are welcome to attend and participate in all or some school council meetings; however, only the quorum has voting privileges.

We encourage you to get involved in our school community.

Curriculum Night Cancellation

14 Sep

The Brownridge Curriculum Night originally scheduled for Thursday, September 17, 2015 is cancelled.  A new date has not yet been scheduled.  Thank you for your understanding.