Archive | November, 2017


30 Nov

Is your child in grades four or five?  Would your child enjoy learning the Ontario Curriculum collaboratively through the Arts?

If so, the York Region District School Board offers an elementary integrated Arts Program at Baythorn Public School. Students currently in grades four and five may apply for the arts@baythorn Program, where they will have the opportunity to explore the disciplines of Dance, Drama, Visual Arts, and Music while meeting the expectations of the Ontario Curriculum in a cooperative learning environment.

To learn more about the arts@baythorn program, students and their families are invited to attend an information evening at Baythorn P.S. on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.  Applications will be available online after the January 18th information night.

Please call Kate Kurek, Principal or Meytal Daniels, Vice-Principal at Baythorn Public School (905) 889-7992 if you require further information.

Welcome to Louise Sirisko, the new Director of Education of the YRDSB. Please read the attached letter.

29 Nov

We have been asked to share with our community this Letter regarding the appointment of Louise Sirisko as the new Director of Education of the York Region District School Board beginning in the New Year.

Thanks, as always, for your support.

Kindergarten Registration to Commence January 19, 2018

27 Nov

Kindergarten registration will commence on January 19, 2018 for the 2018-19 school year. Registration forms are available on YRDSB’s website: Children who turn four or five years old during 2018, live within the school boundary and whose parents are public school tax supporters will be eligible to register for kindergarten. A kindergarten information session for parents is being planned for this spring. For more information please visit the YRDSB website or contact your local school.


27 Nov

An information session for the French Immersion (FI) program will take place at Louis-Honoré Frechetté Public School on January 18, 2018 at 7 p.m.  (If you do not live in the Brownridge PS. catchment area or will be moving to another area, please visit the program location page on the YRDSB website to find the FI program location for your elementary school location.)  FI registration will begin January 19, 2018.

Parents or guardians of Senior Kindergarten students entering Grade 1 in 2018, and wishing to enrol in the FI Program, can visit or call the school office and request an Office Index Card – short version. The Office Index Card must be signed by the principal of the home school. Parents or guardians then take this form, along with one piece of identification showing their address to the designated FI program location to register between January 19 and February 9, 2018. This eliminates the need to provide duplicate enrollment information or to pre-register.

YRDSB’s FI Accommodation Plan provides long-term consistency and equity of access to all students in York Region and will enable YRDSB to continue to offer the FI program to all who wish to enrol. The FI program will be offered in Dual Track or Single Track settings, in a variety of configurations. In order to meet community needs and optimize available space in our schools, a community’s Grade 1-8 FI program may be provided over more than one school during the course of a student’s FI education. Space requirements at some schools may mean that siblings are in different schools for primary dual track French Immersion programs due to differing grade structures. Like any of our schools across the Board, changes to school boundaries, and/or the accommodation model for the French Immersion program may need to be considered when new schools open, a school experiences enrolment growth, and program changes occur. This will allow flexibility in addressing community needs and the opportunity to use existing space in schools.

More information is available on the Board’s website: Please note: Some of the FI accommodation plans will require facility modifications or the development of new schools and will require short-term transition plans that might include overflow while we work toward the long-term vision. Overflow refers to situations in which the Board directs students to attend a school other than their community school or optional program for a specific period of time, as defined in Policy #108.


Black Friday Specials

23 Nov

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Dear Brownridge P.S. Families,

Brownridge Public School has partnered with 2 label companies: OLIVER’S LABELS and MABEL’S LABELS  as ongoing fundraisers.  These labels are great for helping you to find lost items – they are perfect for clothes, backpacks, lunch boxes, pencils, markers, binders, reusable water bottles, shoes, and so much more!

Mabel’s Labels offers durable labels in many shapes and sizes. Mabel’s Labels has 40% off until Mon. Nov. 27th!! Please click on this link: or go to and select Brownridge P.S. from the School list.   If ordering after Nov 27th, get an additional 10% off any purchase by using coupon code BROWNRIDGE10 until December 31.  20% of your purchase will come back to the school!!

Oliver’s Labels offers durable colourful labels (licensed images and original art) that includes a “Found-it” code to help return your lost items in a fast and easy way! Oliver’s Labels has 30% off everything (including gift cards) until Wednesday November 29. Go to and use promo code CYBER201. 20% of your order will be donated back to the school!

Hurry now and take advantage of these great Black Friday specials!

THIS WEEK- Be in the know!

21 Nov

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Parent-Teacher interviews/Student-Led conferences are taking place on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov 24. Today is the last day to sign up on EDSBY. Need assistance, please call the school at 905-660-3083.

SPIRIT DAY is tomorrow- students and staff can dress as their favourite character from a story, book, comic, play or something they have or will read. WE HAVE SPIRIT, YES WE DO, WE HAVE SPIRIT, HOW ABOUT YOU?

The Scholastic Book Fair is open this week at Brownridge. Check out the amazing variety of reading materials that will inspire, make you laugh, and wonder. The Book fair will be open in the evening of Nov 23 during Student Led Conferences/Parent Teacher Interviews.

Parking Lot Safety- Our students are precious! We need to ensure their safety at all times. Please note the following: The bus loop is only to be used for buses from 8:00am-9:00am and from 2:00pm-3:15pm. Cars are not permitted to use the bus loop during these times (You will see pylons in the bus loop as a reminder). During pick up and drop off, please park on the street and walk your student/have your student walk as we want to minimize the amount of traffic that flows through our parking lot.  If you do use the Brownridge parking lot, cars should enter only through the one way entrance and exit through the one way exit. This will help to avoid a potential accident. Finally, please drive slowly.


School Bus Cancellations

20 Nov

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