Archive | February, 2017

A Message from Public Health – Reminder to Parents

28 Feb

Student absences have increased recently within several schools in York Region, related to illnesses with respiratory and enteric symptoms.

To protect staff, students and families from getting ill, remember to:

  • Stay at home when you are sick, and keep your child home if they are sick
  • Keep healthy by eating healthy foods, being physically active and ensuring your immunizations are up-to-date, including the seasonal flu shot
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available
  • Cough and sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue, not your hand, and throw away used tissues immediately
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Clean and disinfect common surfaces

Symptoms of respiratory and/or enteric illness can include:

  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Fever (over 38 degrees Celsius or 100 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Muscle aches and fatigue
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Sore throat
  • Watery eyes
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If you or your child are sick and do not improve, contact your health care provider.

Many viruses are commonly active at this time of year, for example norovirus and influenza (flu). Both viruses are very contagious and can be spread by contact with contaminated surfaces, such as door knobs or eating utensils. For more information, read the norovirus and flu fact sheets online at the following links:

Norovirus fact sheet

Flu fact sheet

Spring Hot Lunches Available to Purchase as of Tuesday February 28

27 Feb

Good afternoon,

The spring hot lunches will be available beginning February 28. For the spring session we will be selling pizza (on Fridays) and Pasta, Chicken Fingers, Subs and Sushi (on various Mondays).

The exact dates for hot lunches are:

Friday Pizza: April 7, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 9, 16, 23

Monday Lunches: 
Pasta –
April 10, May 15, June 19
Chicken Fingers – April 3, May 8, June 12

Subs – April 24, May 29, June 26
Sushi – May 1, June 5 

Cash/cheques will not be accepted if your child(ren) is/are registered online.  The deadline for payment online is Friday March 10.  Late orders will not be accepted.

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



Post Valentine’s Day Dance Message

17 Feb

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Family Valentine’s Dance!  A great time was had by all.  A special thank you to Bounce Entertainment for making the evening so much fun!!



It’s Valentine Dance Tonight

16 Feb

The pizza has arrived and BOUNCE entertainment is ready to ROCK. 

Don’t miss out! Come join us and dance the evening away!Image result for dance children


Report Cards Home Today

15 Feb

Report cards for term 1 (Sept 6 – Jan 31) have been sent home today. Please take the time with your child to review not only the grades/marks, but the comments as well. Celebrate their successes and talk about the goals that they are setting to address areas of need and their next steps.

Monday is Family Day….enjoy!


Reminder: Valentine’s Day Dance Tomorrow

15 Feb

Valentines day dance 2017.jpg

100 Days of Learning and Valentine Days

13 Feb

Image result for 100 days of schoolTomorrow our primary students will be celebrating 100 days of learning. They will be participating in many activities throughout the day that highlight 100th day.

Please remember that Brownridge is a nut free school. Students are certainly able to bring in valentine cards for classmates but cannot bring in treats for their class. We also encourage families to be inclusive and if their child is distributing valentine cards, please have one for every student in the class.