Archive | May, 2018


27 May

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May 25- Info to know from Brownridge!

25 May

Hello Parents and Guardians!

  1. NEXT WEEK IS BIKE TO SCHOOL WEEK! Let’s get rolling! Ride your Bike to School from May 28 to June 1, 2018! Riding your bike to school:
  • is fun!
  • gets you active!
  • reduces traffic congestion!
  • reduces your carbon footprint!

2. We are still hoping to get more pictures for our Brownridge Family Tree that is growing in the front foyer. Send your family photo in asap!

3. It is getting hot outside!  Warm weather brings with it enjoyable activities, but hot weather can also endanger our health because of heat stress. At Brownridge, we have a Hot Weather Action Plan that is implemented when the humidex reaches or exceeds 35 degrees Celsius.

The Hot Weather Action Plan includes:
Limit outdoor activities
Encourage the drinking of water for re-hydration
Keeping blinds, curtains closed in classrooms directly exposed to sunlight and turn off any unnecessary lights and Use of board approved fans in the classrooms to circulate air.

Parents are reminded to:
Send students to school with light clothing that adheres to our dress code.
Apply sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher)
Send students with a wide brimmed hat for outdoor recesses

4. Pre-order your food (On School Cash Online) now for the upcoming epic Brownridge Funfair! It’s happening on Tuesday, June 5th from 5:30pm-8pm. Click Auction items for a huge list of items that will be available to bid on at the Silent Auction.

5. Thank you to the kindergarten team for hosting the Welcome to Kindergarten Night for our new JK’s coming to Brownridge in September. Thank you as well to the students in grade 7 and 8 who supported throughout the evening.

6. Staff and students walked with pride as we joined the YMCA kids Challenge on Thursday. We helped raise important funds while being physically active at the same time.

7. Track and Field for students in grades 4-8 is taking place on Thursday, May 31. It is going to be awesome!

8. Thank you to the parents who have been helping out with hot lunches this year. The program would not have been possible without you! If anyone is available for an hour on a Monday and/or Friday between now and the end of June please let the office know.

9. SAVE THE DATE- Tuesday, June 12th is FAMILY GAMES NIGHT (with a math twist) for all Brownridge families. Stay tuned for details!

10. Follow us on Twitter @brownridgeps for photos, info and more!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
The Brownridge Team

Brownridge Fun Fair Poster 2018



“13 Reasons Why”- dealing with difficult topics and issues- resources to support

24 May

As you may be aware, season two of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why became available on Netflix May 18, 2018The series is popular with many adolescents and young adults, and deals with the difficult topic of suicide and other complex issues.  As such, we are sharing this letter 13 Reasons Why – Letter to Families from our Director of Education in the interest of providing information regarding the series and resources available to deal with the topics portrayed within the series.

Election on June 7- Polling Station at Brownridge PS.

24 May

We’d like to share with our community that our school will serve as a polling station for the upcoming Provincial Election on Thursday, June 7th, 2018.

We are pleased to host members of our community who will come to vote at our school.  It provides a great opportunity to discuss the democratic process with students. We would encourage you to talk to your children about the important role voting plays in our democratic society.

As we will have community members attending our school to vote, you may see increased traffic around the school, as well as reduced parking in the area. We will be doing everything possible to minimize disruptions. We appreciate your understanding.

Send in a Toonie to support the YMCA Kids Challenge…

22 May

On May 24th, more than 20,000 kids from across the GTA will take part in the YMCA Kids Challenge and walk to make a difference in their communities. Brownridge Public School will be participating in this worthwhile opportunity by walking in our neighbourhood.

The YMCA Kids Challenge is a fundraising event in support of the YMCA of Greater Toronto. The YMCA child care community comes together on May 24th to participate in walks and celebrate healthy living as well as philanthropy. Their goal this year is to raise $60,000 online and the remaining $190,000 in offline donations, totaling $250,000!

Funds raised will create more spaces for children and families at their health and fitness centres, child cares, camps and more. A card was sent home a couple of weeks ago asking each student to bring a toonie to school to support this worthy cause. If you have not done so already, we ask that you send in a toonie to support the YMCA Kids Challenge.YMCA_KidsChallenge_2_kids_logo


Pre-order your meal combo today on School Cash Online for the upcoming BROWNRIDGE FUNFAIR on June 5th!

19 May

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16 May

Brownridge Fun Fair Poster 2018


15 May

Students……we have heard your voice. We are extending the Recipe submission deadline to Friday, May 18. Click Recipe Book Template to download the template. THE BROWNRIDGE RECIPE BOOK IS GOING TO BE AWESOME. DON’T DELAY, GET THEM IN TODAY!

Recipe Book Letter

Recipe Book info, Yearbook Info and other Brownridge info to know…

11 May

Good Evening Brownridge Families,

  1. Click Recipe Book Template for your child to use when submitting their favourite recipe for the amazing recipe book being created at Brownridge. Once recipes are compiled they will be put into a book for families to purchase. Your child’s name will be forever etched in this awesome opportunity and they can feel proud of contributing to this initiative. Recipes can be emailed to BY MONDAY, MAY 14.

  2. This is a reminder that Brownridge 2017-2018 yearbooks are presently available for ordering until MAY 15. Go to school cash online to order today, don’t delay! (Only families who order on school cash online will receive a yearbook. There will be no additional yearbooks available for purchase after MAY 15).

  3. Congratulations to our grade 5-8 students for an outstanding performance during our Spring Concert. A huge thank you to Ms. Feng for an awesome job in leading our amazing students. Thank you to all staff who supported the evening and to all families who came out to appreciate that the arts are alive and well at Brownridge.

  4. The Brownridge Funfair is happening on Tuesday, June 5th from 5:30-8:00. This free community event being hosted by your Brownridge School Council will include inflatables, Pawsitively Pets, games, a BBQ (food is available for purchase) a HUGE silent auction and more. Save the date and join in on the fun! We are still looking for volunteers. Please email Elena Duke at if you can spare an hour or two.

  5. Here at Brownridge we are strong believers in open communication. Communication is key to building good relationships and fostering positive partnerships between school and home. Have a question or concern? Are you wondering about something school related? We welcome you to call your child’s teacher or the office and we will strive to get back to you with in 24 hours.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
The Brownridge Team

vivaNext Rapid Transit Project – Construction Update

11 May

The vivaNext rapid transit project in the Bathurst and Centre area is well underway and, with the arrival of spring, construction activities are continuing to progress. vivaNext rapid transit projects are carefully planned to manage construction and maintain traffic flow as much as possible. As infrastructure projects are quite visible and impactful, we would like to distribute the attached spring newsletter to keep students, parents, staff and the overall school community informed on what to expect in the months to come.

If you have not already done so, please sign-up for construction updates at: [select “Bathurst & Centre / Vaughan”] to stay informed as the project continues.

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