Archive | November, 2019

Grade 1 French Immersion Information Sessions and Registrations

29 Nov

Grade 1 French Immersion Information Sessions and Registrations

Information Sessions

Information sessions for Grade 1 entry into the French Immersion (FI) program will take place at French Immersion schools that have a Grade 1 program on January 16, 2020 at 7 p.m. Please visit YRDSB’s website in January 2020 to find the FI program location for your elementary school location. 


FI registration will begin on January 17, 2020. Parents or guardians of Senior Kindergarten students entering Grade 1 in 2020, and wishing to enrol in the FI Program, can visit or call their home school office and request an Office Index Card – short version. This Office Index Card must be signed by the principal of the home school. Parents or guardians then take this form, along with one piece of identification showing their address to the designated FI program location to register, between January 17 and February 7, 2020.  Registration during this period is not first come, first served.

Late Registrations

Late registrations are those submitted after February 7, 2020.  Late registrations will be treated on a first- come, first-served basis and will be considered subsequent to registrations received during the registration period should overflow be necessary.

Accommodation Plan

YRDSB’s FI Accommodation Plan provides long-term consistency and equity of access to all students in York Region and will enable YRDSB to continue to offer the FI program to all who wish to enrol. The FI program will be offered in Dual Track or Single Track settings, in a variety of configurations. In order to meet community needs and optimize available space in our schools, a community’s Grade 1-8 FI program may be provided over more than one school during the course of a student’s FI education. Space requirements at some schools may mean that siblings are in different schools for primary dual track French Immersion programs due to differing grade structures. Like any of our schools across the Board, changes to school boundaries, and/or the accommodation model for the French Immersion program may need to be considered when new schools open, a school experiences enrolment growth, and program changes occur. This will allow flexibility in addressing community needs and the opportunity to use existing space in schools. 

More information is available on the Board’s website: Please note: Some of the FI accommodation plans will require facility modifications or the development of new schools and will require short-term transition plans that might include overflow while we work toward the long-term vision. Overflow refers to situations in which the Board directs students to attend a school other than their community school or optional program for a specific period of time, as defined in Policy #108.

Thanks,The Brownridge Team

Our Holiday Heroes Campaign is in full swing!

28 Nov

Our theme this year at Brownridge is Be A HERO (Help Everyone Respect Others). As you know, not all heroes wear capes. Teaching students that even small acts can make a big difference is very important. Encouraging your child to donate to the Holiday Heroes Campaign supports an understanding of giving, kindness and helping. In addition to talking about these concepts with them, the action of giving reinforces the understanding. 

Did you know that if every staff and student brings in new toys, new hats, gloves, mittens, coats or boots, gift cards and non-perishable food items, we will be able to donate almost 400 items to the campaign? Help us make a difference for others. Give generously. Give today.

Holiday Heroes Poster 2019

Letter from the Director of the YRDSB

25 Nov

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please read the following letter regarding job action by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario ETFO Sanctions – Letter to Parents – November 2019

Thanks, The Brownridge Team


Kids’ Kitchen December Special

25 Nov

Kids Kitchen December Specials


23 Nov

Monday is a SPIRIT DAY at Brownridge. Each student has been allocated to a specific HOUSE COLOUR TEAM. Send your child to school in their team colour so they can earn points for their house! GO BROWNRIDGE GO!



Dental Screening December 13

22 Nov

Dental Screening


17 Nov

Click Holiday Heroes Poster 2019 to read about our Holiday Heroes Campaign. Every small act can make a huge difference. Be a difference maker today. #BEAHERO #IBELONGHERE #GIVE


A Message From Ms. Braiantsis

15 Nov


Info to Know at Brownridge

15 Nov

Here is some info to know:

  1. Lice checks are happening on Monday. Thanks to School Council for funding this opportunity.

  2. BINGO Night is Thursday, Nov 21. Come have some fun with friends and family. All monies raised are going to support the Kids Help Phone.  Please bring a non-perishable food item, gift card or unwrapped toy to support our Holiday Heroes Campaign. See the flyer below.

  3. HOLIDAY HEROES CAMPAIGN- Help Support families in need. Once again Brownridge is having the Holiday Heroes Campaign to help bring gift cards, new, unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items to those in need. There are boxes in the front foyer where you can drop off all of your donations. Every little bit counts. Please donate generously. 

  4. Recycle your batteries at Brownridge. There is a box in the front foyer where you can place any batteries that no longer work. Let’s do our part to support our planet and make a difference in the environment. 

  5. Congratulations to the Intermediate Boys Volleyball team for playing their hearts out at the Volleyball Areas. They made it to the finals but lost 16-14 in the final tie breaker to Frechette. Both teams showed dedication, co-operation and sportsmanship.

  6. Thanks to all of our Brownridge families who came our for Student-Led Conferences/Parent Teacher Interviews. This is just one way we work to ensure parents are partners in education.

  7. Stay tuned- Bear wear will be on sale soon. Look fashionable, take pride in your school and show your spirit. Brownridge_Bingo-poster-2019

Severe Weather and School Closures- Info for you to know

13 Nov

Please read this Letter from the Director re Severe Weather from Louise, Sirisko, Director of Education in the YRDSB, regarding Severe and Extreme Weather and school closures.