Archive | September, 2016


28 Sep

For the fall session we will be selling pizza (on Fridays) and Pasta, Chicken Fingers and Subs (on various Mondays).

The exact dates for hot lunches are:

Pizza: Oct 14,21, Nov 4,11,18, Dec 2,9,16,23   Subs: Oct 24, Nov 14, Dec 5

Chicken Fingers: Oct 17, Nov 7, Nov 28, Dec 19   Pasta: Oct 31, Nov 21, Dec 12

We are strongly encouraging all parents to sign up for School Cash Online (if they have not done so already) to minimize the amount of cash/cheques coming to the school.  We will not be handing out hot lunch forms.  In the event you cannot pay online, there will be a small quantity of hard copy forms available in the office.

We are in need of hot lunch volunteers.  Even if you can spare 1 lunch hour per month, it would be greatly appreciated!

Please note:  You will only be able to pay online until Friday October 7.  After that date, the hot lunch options will be closed to get ready for the first pizza day on Friday October 14.  Late orders will not be accepted.


Safety Week Sept 26-30 Information

26 Sep

Throughout this week, our school will be involved in safety practices and drills. This will include a fire drill, a lockdown drill, a hold and secure drill as well as daily announcements and conversations in classrooms. A key safety focus for outside the school is Bike helmets.   Do you know the law in Ontario:

Children and youth

Bicycle helmet

By law, every cyclist under age 18 must wear an approved helmet.

Riders under 16 years old: a parent or guardian must make sure their child wears a helmet.


Helmets are not compulsory for adults over 18; but a helmet can greatly reduce the risk of permanent injury or death if you fall or collide. It is strongly recommended that all riders wear helmets.

No School Monday for Students

23 Sep

This is just a reminder that it is a Professional Development (PD) day for staff. There is no school for students. Enjoy the long weekend and see you back on Tuesday.

Lice Checks

23 Sep





Dear Parent/ Guardian,

 In partnership with The Lice Crew, Brownridge Public School will be offering professional head lice screening services to minimize the risk of head lice in our classrooms.  A visit has been booked for Friday, September 30, 2016. A professionally trained technician will conduct checks on each child in the school.

 Each student will be screened using individual screening sticks and will be examined using professional magnification equipment in a discreet and friendly manner. School wide screenings are an effective way to minimize the risk of head lice at the school and working together with families who can provide on-going checks at home will keep the cases to a minimum throughout the year.

 If you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

 It is important to note that only 50% of people show symptoms of head lice, such as scratching, so it is possible to be infected and not be aware.

 Working together with schools and communities, The Lice Crew is committed to making the lice removal process educational, safe, stress-free and fun.  If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about The Lice Crew’s professional services, please contact a member of the crew at: 416-781-4545 (Toronto) or visit us online at


York Region Community and Health Services Message

21 Sep

York Region Community and Health Services (Public Health) has asked that we share the attached West Nile Virus Factsheet with you. You may also find this information on their website: If you have any questions, please contact Community and Health Services directly at 1-800-361-5653, TTY 1-866-252-9933


School Council Meeting Tomorrow 7:00

19 Sep

Please join us at our first school council meeting tomorrow, Sept 20. The meeting is at 7:00 p.m. in the library. We will be electing our school council  executive for this school year. All are welcome!

Curriculum Night Sept 15 6:30pm

12 Sep

Curriculum Night begins at 6:30pm this Thursday, Sept 15. We’d like to invite parents first into the gym for staff introductions and a brief presentation from Ms Mida and our school council chair. Teachers will begin curriculum presentations at 6:45 p.m. There will be 2 thirty minute sessions to accommodate families with more than one child at Brownridge. Please connect with your child’s teacher if you are unable to attend as there will be important handouts and information shared at the presentation.

Looking forward to meeting our new families.

Hot Weather Action Plan

8 Sep

In response to the continued hot weather inside and outside the building, we follow our school Hot Weather Action Plan which includes:

  • encourage students and staff to drink water – we have a water bottle filling station on both floors
  • encourage staff and students to wear loose light clothing
  • reduce outdoor physical activities which include staying in for recess if outdoor weather is extreme
  • if outdoors, encourage students to find a shady area of which we are fortunate to have several at our school
  • keep blinds closed
  • turn off any unnecessary lights
  • turn on classroom fans
  • relocates classes on the second floor to empty classrooms on the main floor and gy

Please call the school if you have any questions.

2 Sep

Welcome back! The first day of school is Tuesday, September 6. Staff will be outside at the back of the school (tarmac) at 8:20 a.m. to gather students into their new classes. Grades 1 – 8 signs will be posted on the school wall. Teachers will have their class lists, as well, there will be staff with master lists (look for the clipboards) to assist.

Senior Kindergarten students will meet in the kindergarten gated area on the East side of the school. Junior Kindergarten students begin their first day at 1:20 pm.

If you child qualifies for busing, a bus tag will be given to them the first day. Please send a note for your child’s teacher if you have chosen to pick up your child at the end of the first school day rather than put them on the bus.

Click on the following link for the Welcome Newsflash:

Welcome Newsflash

We are excited to begin our new school year!  Enjoy the long weekend.