Archive | September, 2018

Tomorrow at Brownridge- Orange Shirt Day and the Terry Fox Run

27 Sep

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for curriculum night. We had a great turn out. This is just a reminder that:

  1. The Terry Fox Run is happening tomorrow. Please bring in your toonie for Terry or a donation of any amount that helps support the Marathon of Hope and Cancer research. 
  2. Tomorrow is Orange Shirt Day. The orange shirt has become a symbol of a national movement that recognizes the suffering of Indigenous children at residential schools across the country and to show a renewed commitment to ensure that every child matters. As the campaign embraces the phrase “Every Child Matters” we hope that you will support this campaign and wear orange.

The Brownridge Team

Westmount CI information session

26 Sep

Westmount is hosting a parent information session for families of grade 8 students going into grade 9. Click Westmount Gr. 9 Info. Night FLYER 2018 for more information.

Be in the know! Here’s what you need to know…

21 Sep

Happy Friday Brownridge! Here is the info you need to know!

  1. Monday, September 24 is a PA Day. There is no school for students.
  2. Hot lunches are now available to order on School Cash Online. The last day to order is Wednesday, October 3. Don’t delay, order today. (Please note the update in correct dates sent in an email to all Brownridge families). 
  3. Today students participated in a Terry Fox Assembly. They learned about courage, strength, and perseverance. They learned about the Marathon of Hope and about making a difference. The Brownridge Terry Fox Run is happening on Friday, September 28. We have a fundraising goal of $2500 and we are hoping to make a significant contribution to cancer research. Please consider donating to this worthwhile cause. 
  4. Tryouts for intermediate volleyball are happening this week and next week. 
  5. We look forward to seeing you at curriculum night on Thursday, September 27 at 6:30. Click Curriculum Night Letter 2018-2019 for more information.
  6. Join us on Monday, October 1st at 6:30pm in the library for our first school council meeting. 

Have a great weekend!
The Brownridge Team

Hot Lunches – Date Correction

21 Sep

We have received a number of calls regarding hot lunches and there may be some errors with dates.  Please disregard the dates listed in each option and take note of these dates only:

 Pizza: Friday                          October 12, 19, 26              November 2, 9, 16, 30                December 7, 14, 21

 Chicken Fingers: Monday             October 15                            November 12                                December 3 

 Pasta: Monday                            October 29                            November 19                                 December 10 

 Subs: Monday                                                                             November 5, 26                             December 17




21 Sep

Interested in Bill Crothers Secondary School?

Information Night Dates:  Thursday September 27th and October 2, 2018.  Applications will be available from their website October 3, 2018. Applications are due:   Friday October 26, 2108

Please click Bill Crothers Information Night for more information.



Math Fundamentals- Grades 1-8

20 Sep

Focusing on the Fundamentals of Math, Grades 1-8

The Ontario government recently released a parent fact sheet and a teacher’s guide on Focusing on the Fundamentals of Math in grades 1 to 8.  In the guide, teachers are asked to focus attention on expectations from the Number Sense and Patterning strands of the current math curriculum and  are also asked to focus on student understanding and sense-making before formal methods, such as using traditional formulas, are introduced.

York Region teachers have always worked to develop strong number sense, computational fluency and automaticity with math facts while supporting student understanding of underlying concepts.  All educators in our board continue to support students in becoming confident problem solvers who use mathematical knowledge, skills and processes to be contributing members of a changing society.  

In order to support  your child with math at home and in day-to-day life,  the math page on our board website lists useful websites, activities and games that you can reference and use.  Thank you for the important role you play in the creation of confident problem solvers.

Math is everywhere!

September is a great time to start building routines at home which can support children in developing a positive disposition towards math. Providing opportunities at home that promote math talk can support a child’s mathematical knowledge and understanding.  Whether you are, shopping, cooking, playing a game, organizing, taking a walk, or reading, there are many opportunities to highlight math in different ways.


Primary – Grocery Shopping

Ask your child to estimate how many of a grocery item (for example, a type of fruit or vegetable, bread or pet food) your family will need for the week.

Ask, “Why do you think that amount will be needed?”

At the end of the week, have your child count the number actually used.

Junior/Intermediate – Budget Challenge

Give your child an imaginary budget to spend at his or her favourite store (flyers or online catalogues may be helpful). Without writing down the amounts, have your child choose items to purchase. He or she will have to use estimation to stay within the budget. Then, have your child add up the actual costs. Did she or he stay within the budget? For a challenge, help your child estimate any taxes.

Tips for Math

  • Build strong, positive attitudes about math. When children feel positively engaged and successful, they are more likely to stick with an activity or a problem to find a solution.
  • Begin with activities that meet your child’s level of mathematical understanding. Early success in solving problems will build your child’s confidence. Gradually move to activities that provide more challenge for your child.
  • If you and your child are more comfortable in a language other than English, use it. Your child will understand concepts better in the language that he or she knows best

(Doing Mathematics With Your Child, Kindergarten to Grade 6: A Parent Guide)

To find out what your child will learn in math this year or to find other fun activities that you can do together as a family, please visit  Be sure to also try our Problem of the Month

Hot Lunches on Sale TOMORROW!!!

20 Sep

Good afternoon Parents and Guardians,

 Hot lunches will be going on sale TOMORROW – Friday September 21.  They will be available to purchase until Wednesday October 3.  Please ensure you sign up on School Cash Online if you have not done so already to take advantage of this offer.  If you are having difficulty signing up, please contact Mrs. Sacke, 905-660-3083.

 Please note: We have set up Monday hot lunches a bit differently this session: subs, chicken fingers and pasta will be sold as separate options (in the past they were offered together).

 If you miss the deadline will we not be able to add your child(ren) to hot lunches once School Cash Online closes.  In this case, you will have to wait until the winter session opens some time in December.  It is very important to remember that if you choose not to buy hot lunches you must always send a lunch to school even if your child would like to purchase an item on a Monday or Friday as we sometimes run out.   

We highly recommend you print or save your confirmation receipt so that you can verify your purchase went through (sometimes things are added to the cart and then the next step of payment is forgotten).

 The first hot lunch day this year will be Friday October 12 for Pizza.  Please keep track of the following dates for fall hot lunches:

 Pizza: Friday                          October 12, 19, 26              November 2, 9, 16, 30                December 7, 14, 21

 Chicken Fingers: Monday      October 15                        November 12                                December 3 

 Pasta: Monday                         October 29                        November 19                                 December 10 

 Subs: Monday                                                                       November 5, 26                             December 17