Archive | March, 2018

Summer Opportunities for Students

31 Mar

Summer is around the corner. Now is a perfect time to think about summer opportunities for students.

The York Region District School Board Summer Institute is a program that offers academic, recreational and athletic programs and activities with intentional links to the Ontario Curriculum for children and youth entering Senior Kindergarten to Grade 8.  Many students take advantage of these summer recreational and learning opportunities, which run weekly sessions from July 3rd through August 10th, 2018.  For more details, please visit the Summer Institute web-page.

As well, this summer the York Region District School Board is offering a summer school program for students currently in grades 6 (new), 7 and 8.  Offerings include grades 6, 7 and 8 reinforcement programs in literacy and math, as well as grades 6, 7 and 8 reinforcement programs in literacy and math for students with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and for English Language Learners. More details can be found here.  Registration for these reinforcement programs is done through Career Cruising.

It’s time to remind children about being safe in our community.

29 Mar

It’s a good time for parents to remind children about personal safety. Here’s what children need to know:

  • Their name, age, telephone number, address, city and province.  This can be done through rhyme or song.
  • How to contact their parents at any time, by memorizing cell or work numbers.
  • How and under what circumstances to call 911.
  • To never approach or enter a stranger’s vehicle.  A responsible adult would never ask a child for directions or any other question for that matter.
  • Make sure they know they have a right to say “no” to an adult, especially when the adult is asking them to do something they have been taught is wrong or feels uncomfortable.  Reminding children of this right is important because children are taught from a young age to respect adults.
  • To always tell parents where they will be and to never enter someone’s home without their parent’s permission.
  • If home alone, never admit it when answering the phone. Never answer a knock at the door or speak through it.  Adults can be very persuasive.  Teach your child to call you if there is a knock at the door and if they fear for their safety, teach them to call 911.  Make sure they know that police officers are there to help them and would not get mad if it were a false alarm.
  • If they think they are being followed or are in danger they should run home or to a public place.  If someone grabs them, they should try to get away, yelling and screaming while doing so.
  • It is important to play in safe areas, never take shortcuts and stick with a buddy whenever possible.

It is never too early or too late to teach children the importance of personal safety.  Common sense, communication and consistency are the keys. Remind children to alert a responsible adult if something strange happens that makes them feel uncomfortable. Remember, crime prevention is everyone’s responsibility.

For more information on this subject, visit

Info to know @Brownridge!

28 Mar

Hi Brownridge! Here is some info to know:

  1. PLEASE DRIVE SAFELY IN OUR PARKING LOT- We have received a number of concerns about the speed at which some parents are driving through the parking lot. Please slow down and drive safely as our students are precious.
  2. There is no school on Friday, March 30 nor Monday, April 2.
  3. AUTISM AWARENESS- We are recognizing Autism Awareness Day on Tuesday, April 3. Please wear BLUE to support this very worthy cause. We are asking families to send in loonie or twoonie (or more) to help raise funds to support this cause. Check out for more information.
  4. EDSBY- you are now able to use EDSBY to indicate if your child will be absent from school. This system will save you time and is easy to use. Please check the following link for info Parent Process for Attendance.
  5. A number of parents have inquired about purchasing the book “I AM KINDNESS” written by Cachet Allen who was here on Winter Wellness Night. Click CACHET ALLEN_Book Order Form to download an order form (and receive an autographed copy).
  6. If you are interested in signing up your student for a lunch time program or after school program please do so ASAP. We are offering All Sports after school on Monday, Young Rembrandts for students in grades 1-6 on Wednesdays at lunch recess, Zumba for students in grades 3-5 on Thursdays at lunch recess, Young Rembrandts for students in Kindergarten on Thursdays at lunch recess and Music and Movement on Friday. If you have any questions please call the office.

From the Brownridge Team



28 Mar

Show your spirit tomorrow (Thursday, March 29) and wear a sports jersey (It can be any sport team- a team you play on, a professional sports team, Brownridge spirit wear, etc.)



Let’s do our part, Brownridge. Earth Hour- 8:30pm-9:30pm tonight.

24 Mar

earth hour


Meet the author…Lora Rozler, this weekend! Children’s activities and book signing.

23 Mar


Brownridge PS. Updates

22 Mar

Hello Brownridge Families! Here are some Brownridge updates:

  1. The Brownridge Fun Fair is now happening on Tuesday, June 5 from 5:30-8:00. It is going to be epic so save the date and bring your friends and family to what is going to be a wonderful community event. 
  2. Funfair request: Are you a business owner? Do you work for a company that can donate a prize or gift certificate for our silent auction? If yes, that would be much appreciated and amazing.  Please email to let us know. (We will also need volunteers the night of and if anyone thinks they can help that would be so great)
  3. In honour of Earth Hour on March 24, Brownridge PS will be turning off the lights in the hallways and classrooms on March 23 from 1:30-3:00 to let our students know that even a small act can have a big impact. 
  4. Our Character Assembly is on Monday, March 26. Students who are receiving certificates should be bringing home an envelope today inviting parents to celebrate with them. 
  5. “I BELONG HERE”- Look out for information coming home soon supporting equity and inclusivity at Brownridge. There are some AWESOME initiatives happening in the building. Our goal is that every student says, “I belong here!” and feels part of the Brownridge family.
  6. SPIRIT DAY- Wear your SPORT JERSEY OR TEAM JERSEY on Thursday, March 29.
  7. Autism Awareness Day- Along with the rest of the YRDSB, we will be participating in Autism Awareness Day on Tuesday, April 3. We are asking all students and staff to wear blue to recognize this important day. We are also asking students to bring in a loonie or toonie to help raise funds for this worthy cause. 
  8. There is no school on March 30 (Good Friday) or April 2 (Easter Monday). 
  9. Hot lunches begin on Monday, April 9th.
  10. Brownridge Public School is pleased to announce that we will be using an online process through Edsby for Attendance starting on Tuesday March 27, 2018. Regular and punctual attendance affects school success and is expected of all students. However, if your child is going to be absent, it is important to let the school know as soon as possible for the safety and security of your child. For more information, click Parent Process for Attendance.

Have an #AWESOME day!

Joining us for Winter Wellness Night Tonight? Here is what you should know…

22 Mar

If you are joining us for Winter Wellness Night (which is going to be epic!), here are a few things to know:

  1. Bring a water bottle filled to the rim to ensure you stay hydrated.
  2. Eat a healthy dinner before you join us. 
  3. Get a free Henna Tattoo from Amanda’s Hennas (located in the front foyer).
  4. Each session will start and end on time. 

Looking forward to seeing you tonight!



Autism Ontario invites children with autism and their families and friends to enjoy a sensory friendly evening at Ripley’s Aquarium!

21 Mar

This awesome event is first come, first served.  In order to secure tickets, one MUST register for the appropriate number of tickets requested during an assigned time-slot. Tickets cost $5 and are non- refundable and non-transferable. Click here to find out more! 



Spring Lunch and After School Programs

21 Mar

Yesterday your children received registration forms for the lunch time & after school programs being offered at Brownridge.  These programs will run to the end of the school year.

Please have a look at them.

Registration closes on March 29th.  There will be NO exceptions.

Registration is based on a first come, first served basis.

Please ensure you make the cheques payable to the activity your child will be participating in (not to the school)!

Please note:  We are waiting on Zumba registration forms – they will be distributed ASAP.

  • Monday – Grades 1-4 – All Sport – AFTER school
  • Wednesday – Grades 1-6 – Young Rembrandts – LUNCH time
  • Thursday – JK/SK – Young Rembrandts – LUNCH time
  • Thursday – Grades 3-5 – Zumba – LUNCH Time
  • Friday – JK-Grade 2 – Music N Movement – LUNCH Time

They are going to be #awesome!