Archive | January, 2020

Things to Know at Brownridge

19 Jan

Good afternoon everyone! We hope you are staying warm on this wintery weekend! Here are some things to know:

  1. Brownridge PS, along with all elementary schools in the YRDSB, is closed on Monday, January 20 because elementary school teachers will be conducting a one day strike. School will resume on Tuesday, January 21.

  2. Join us on Monday, January 20 for our School Council Meeting at 6:30pm in the library. Come with ideas in which School Council can engage in/participate in to make Brownridge your home away from home!

  3. Students in grades 6,7 and 8 will be participating in the Values, Influences and Peers program (VIP) over the next few weeks.

  4. On Wednesday, January 29, students will participate in Youth Speak presentations. The focus of the presentations is Mental Health and Wellness. Coping in the face of adversity is a necessary skill. Youth Speak will engage students in self-awareness and opportunities to gain a better understanding about Mental Health.

  5. Friday, January 31 is a PA Day. There is no school for students.

  6. Save the Date- School Council has organized a presentation for parents and guardians. On Thursday, February 27, join us at 7pm in the Brownridge Library for a presentation called “A Simple Gift- Emotional regulation”. More details to follow.

 

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 17, 2020

16 Jan

Dear Families,

Kindergarten registration will begin on January 17, 2020 for the 2020-21 school year. We are excited for you to join the Brownridge family!

Children who turn four or five years old during 2020, live within the school boundary and whose parents/guardians are public school tax supporters will be eligible to register for kindergarten.

There are two ways you can register for Kindergarten:

  • You can access the online registration information at bit.ly/KindergartenYRDSBA laptop or desktop computer is strongly recommended to complete the online registration, rather than a mobile device.  Once you have completed the forms online, you will need to take some required documents to your school for verification only.
  • In person. Families are welcome to visit the school in person to register beginning January 17. Registration forms are available at the school or on the Board’s website at bit.ly/KindergartenYRDSB

FRENCH IMMERSION REGISTRATION BEGINS TOMORROW

16 Jan

FRENCH IMMERSION REGISTRATION

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, who are living in the Forest Run, Carrville Mills, Thornhill Woods, Bakersfield, and Wilshire school areas, 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.

Reminder – Vaughan SS grade 8 to grade 9 information evening is tonight

16 Jan

This is a reminder that tonight is the Vaughan SS grade 8 to grade 9 information evening for families. Click Gr 8 Family Night Flyer 2020 for details.

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NOTICE TO PARENTS- YRDSB Elementary Schools Closed On Monday, January 20

15 Jan

ETFO Strike- Schools closed Monday, Jan 20

Brownridge School Council Meeting on January 13 is Postponed to January 20 to Support YRDSB Vigil

11 Jan

Dear Brownridge Families,

This email is to inform you that the School Council Meeting originally scheduled for Monday, January 13 is being postponed. The council meeting will now be taking place on Monday, January 20 at 6:30.

The reason for the change is so Brownridge families and staff can join Canadians and others around the world in mourning the loss of the victims of the January 8th plane crash in Iran. We are heartbroken to learn that five YRDSB students died in this devastating tragedy, from four schools in the YRDSB. The YRDSB will be hosting a community vigil to bring the community together and honour the lives of those who were lost. We hope that you are able to join us in support of the community. This is an outdoor event. Please dress warmly. 

The event will be held on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. outside Dr. Bette Stephenson Centre for Learning in Richmond Hill. This event is being held in partnership with the City of Richmond Hill, York Catholic District School Board and York Regional Police. 

As a reminder, if you or someone you know is directly affected by this event, Victim Services of York Region (VSYR) is available at 905-953-5363 or toll free at 1-866-876-5423, extension 6790 to provide support. You can also reach out to 310 – COPE at 1-888-695-0070.

Thank you,

The Brownridge Team

 

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Check out these AWESOME websites to support English Language Learners

11 Jan

Websites for ELL students and adults