Be In The know- Here’s your Brownridge Info…

7 Sep

Week one is done and we are thrilled with the transition back to school. Students have already begun to settle into routines, make new friends and consider how they will become difference-makers!

Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Our welcome back assembly encouraged students to think about how they can make a difference for those in their class, in their school, in their community and beyond. We also reviewed school rules and expectations related to technology use, hands-on/off behaviour, bullying vs. conflict, and treating everyone with respect.
  2. Our new theme song this year is “We’re all in this together” from from the movie High School Musical. We will continue to promote risk taking and the importance of making mistakes….and we are all in it together to build on our learning and achieve success.
  3. Students were challenged to think of a club they would like to start. They were told to think of something they are interested, come up with a plan, speak to Mr. Gold about it and then find a teacher to supervise. This is just one way we encourage student leadership and voice.
  4. Our Student Leadership Club met for the first time. A huge number of students in grades seven and eight came out to determine how they can get involved in different ways in school life.
  5. We continue to need Lunchtime assistants to work one hour per day to supervise students at lunchtime and recess time. If you are interested please contact Karen in the office at 905-660-3083. This is a paid position.
  6. Walking or Cycling to School- As we start the 2018-2019 school year, we would like to remind and encourage families to consider walking or cycling with children to and from school. There are many benefits to walking and cycling to school. It:

    Improves student academic performance by making children more alert and better prepared to learn.

    Contributes to the daily goal of 60 minutes of moderate or vigorous activity for children, improving their health and overall fitness.

    Reduces traffic congestion and improves safety for everyone in school zones.

    Promotes life-long habits that foster independence and active lifestyles, preparing children for their future.

    For those who can’t walk or cycle to school every day, choosing active travel once, twice or a few days a week can still provide benefits. You can also consider parking a block away from the school and walking the rest of the way. Include active travel as part of your daily routine!

  7. We would like to wish all of our families who celebrate Rosh Hashanah a Chag Sameach. Enjoy your apples and honey!
  8. Our first school council meeting is taking place on Monday, October 1st. (It was originally scheduled for September 17 but has been changed due to a conflict). We hope you will join us in the library at 6:30pm.
  9. Cross Country will begin shortly. Info will be shared on the announcements in the morning and then made available on the television in the front foyer.
  10. Curriculum night is happening on Thursday, September 27 at 6:30pm. More info to follow.

Thank you for an amazing first week and for all of the warm greetings! We are looking forward to an awesome 2018-2019 school year with you!

The Brownridge Team