INFO TO KNOW AT BROWNRIDGE…

16 Nov

BE IN THE KNOW…

  1. Holiday Heroes Campaign: This year marks the 22nd time the Holiday Heroes Campaign has been able to change the lives of families who have come into hard times. This year’s campaign will run from November 22nd to December 13, 2018 and 100 per cent of the donations directly support families from our community who are in need. We are asking families to bring in new unwrapped toys, new clothing (hats, mitts, gloves, etc.) and non-perishable food items. Last year the support was amazing. Thank you for your generosity and for being change-makers. 
  2. SAVE THE DATE FOR THE BROWNRIDGE COMIC CON!!! This epic event is taking place on Thursday, December 6. Be prepared to be wowed with student created comics, student created art, sci-fi characters and more! Students in grades 1-4 will be showcasing their graphic novels/comics/art from 9am-10:20am and students in grades 5-8 will be showcasing their Comic Con art/graphic noves/comic strips from 1:20pm-3:00pm. All are welcome to join us for this amazing literacy event!
  3. As you know, next Thursday and Friday are parent/teacher interviews and student led conferencing. The Scholastic Book fair will be here in the library so you can explore different genres and help promote a love of reading. 
  4. Congratulations to our Intermediate boys volleyball team for demonstrating teamwork and sportsmanship at today’s tournament. They showed true character and amazing skill. Thanks to Mr. Hinds and Ms. Suh for coaching. 
  5. Our primary students got to attend a ballet today. They were mesmerized by the dancing and the music. 
  6. This is a reminder that Friday, November 23 is a PA Day.
  7. On Monday, students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 will be bringing home the “EVERY STUDENT COUNTS” SURVEY. The purpose of this census survey is to better understand YRDSB’s diverse student population as well as students’ experiences in school and outside of school. The survey results will be used to help improve our schools and to:
    • Identify and eliminate systemic barriers to student success;

    • Create more equitable and inclusive school environments; and,

    • Improve student achievement and well-being.

    All students will be given the opportunity to participate. Accessibility options will be available for any student who needs assistance completing the survey.

    • For students in Kindergarten to Grade 6, the survey will be sent home to be completed with a parent/guardian.

    • Students in Grades 7-12 will be invited to complete the census at their school.

    The Every Student Counts Survey (ESCS) is confidential. To ensure confidentiality, no directly identifying information (such as student name) will be on the survey. As one of the main purposes of the survey is to identify and eliminate systemic barriers to student success, all surveys will include a unique code that will be used to link the survey data with student achievement data.  Survey results will only be reported in aggregate form (grouped data only) and no individual students will be identified. A summary of the results will be available at schools and on this webpage in Spring 2019.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

The Brownridge Team