Archive | March, 2020

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30 Mar

Supports during COVID-19

Reconnecting with Brownridge- WE MISS YOU!

30 Mar

Dear Brownridge families,

On behalf of all our staff here at Brownridge, we miss having our students come to school each day and the many connections we have with families. We know how important social distancing is at this time, and I hope that you and your family are doing well and staying healthy during these challenging days.

During this week, staff from Brownridge will be contacting families to check in on students. We want to ensure that you receive information from our school, as well as the School Board. As we move forward with online learning opportunities, we want to confirm that students can access a digital environment. As our staff will not be calling from our school, you may see calls coming from, “unknown caller ID”, “Private Name” or “Private Number.”  Throughout this week, we ask that you pick up the call as it may be your child’s teacher. We also know that there is an increase in fraudulent calls, please be assured that your child’s teacher will always identify themselves as such and will only ask questions regarding your child’s education. Just as a reminder, please do not to give sensitive personal information (such as social insurance numbers, etc.) over the phone. Your child’s teacher would not ask this type of information during a call.  

To ensure that our staff can connect with all our families, we will encourage that calls be kept positive and focused. We know that you will have many questions that are still being worked on at the provincial level.  Once we have further information, we will share updates at , Twitter @YRDSB, and emails. 

If you are not already using Twitter as a social media tool, I would highly recommend you do so. Following @brownridgeps and following @yrdsb can help you navigate these unchartered waters. Sign up today to stay up to date. There has also been information posted on Instagram at brownridgepslearningcommons that is definitely worth checking out.

Thank you and please take care of yourselves,



Info to Know from Brownridge…

23 Mar

Good Afternoon Brownridge Families!

We hope you are well and, like us, maintaining a positive outlook during these uncertain times. Here is what you need to know right now:

  • We can’t wait to see our students and families asap. 
  • There are links on the YRDSB website with information about how to talk to your children about COVID-19. Click YRDSB Resources for info.
  •  The Minister of Education announced the Learn from Home platform that you may choose to access with your children. The YRDSB also has links that you can access at home ( and some teachers have been posting on their Google class sites, Twitter and Instagram. Please check out those resources if you would like.
  • At this time, we are returning to school on April 6th. If anything changes, you will be notified by email, Blog and Tweet.
  • There is an amazing amount of information to help everyone on Twitter, so you may want to consider getting an account if you don’t have one. Follow us @brownridgeps

If you or anyone you know from our community needs support, please let us know. We want to help ensure that we all continue to come together as a community to help emerge as a healthy and happy community.

Be well, stay healthy, wash your hands, socially distance and take care of each other!

The Brownridge Team

Info to Know from Brownridge

16 Mar

Info to know from Brownridge:

  1. We would like to wish all of our Brownridge families a healthy and restful March Break. This is a reminder that by order of the Minister of Education, all publicly funded schools in Ontario will be closed from March 14, 2020 until April 5, 2020 to interrupt the spread of COVID-19. Transportation services, continuing education, permit activities, before and after care programs and daycare are also closed. Schools and services are expected to resume April 6, 2020.
  2. Hot Lunches at Brownridge- go to School Cash Online to order your Monday and Friday hot lunches for your child. In addition to your child receiving a warm and delicious lunch, the school receives a portion of funds to support initiatives for students. (Please note, School Cash Online closes for hot lunches on March 27. Don’t delay, order today!)
  3. Thank you to everyone who ordered Brownridge Bear Wear. You will be receiving your clothing in the next few weeks. 
  4. Lunchtime and after school programs- flyers with information about programs will be coming home in the first week or two upon our return after April 6. Stay tuned!
  5. Lice checks are being rescheduled.
  6. Spring Photos and Grad photos are being rescheduled.
  7. Movie Night is being rescheduled.

Stay healthy everyone!




11 Mar

Tomorrow is Beach Day at Brownridge! Show your spirit tomorrow by dressing up!



Info to Know at Brownridge

10 Mar
  1. SPIRIT WEAR – Brownridge Spirit Wear (hoodies and t-shirts) is available for purchase now!!! Don’t delay….. all of the information is on School Cash Online. Look good, feel good and show your spirit! Last day for orders is March 13/2020.
  2. Hot lunches for our Spring Session at Brownridge are available for ordering. All families were recently sent an email with ordering information. Go to School Cash Online and order your hot lunches today. This means fewer lunches to make and help fundraise for your school.
  3. COLD AND FLU SEASON– Families, staff and students are encouraged to continue reinforcing the important preventive measures during cold and influenza season, including- Staying home if you are ill, washing your hands frequently and thoroughly, not touching your face, and covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, elbow or sleeve. Stay healthy everyone!
  4. We have spirit, yes we do, we have spirit how about you?!? Thursday is BEACH DAY!!!! Show your spirit at Brownridge and dress for the beach on Thursday!!!
  5. SAVE THE DATE- OUR SECOND MOVIE NIGHT IS HAPPENING ON APRIL 2, 2020! More info to come shortly.
  6. March Break is next week. There is no school for students from March 16-March 20.
  7. Follow us on Twitter @brownridgeps for up to date information and photos.

spirit wear

Info to Know From Brownridge

6 Mar
  1. Today students in grades 1-8 participated in a medley of Music, Dance and French during a very special arts performance called Les Batons. The combination of Boomwhackers, contemporary dance, French language and a variety of musical instruments engaged Brownridge students! Thanks to School Council for providing the funds to support bringing in Art Series for Brownridge students. 
  2. Our Capes For Kids Fundraiser has been amazing!!!! We have raised almost $1500 to support Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Check out some amazing photos on Twitter @brownridgeps of our students and staff wearing capes proving we are all heroes! Well done Brownridge!
  3. It is daylight savings time this weekend. Remember that clocks go forward one hour on Sunday, March 8.
  4. March Break is happening March 16-March 20. If you are going on vacation prior to the 16th please let the school know of your child’s absence. 
  5. School Cash Online opens on Monday for the Spring Session of Monday and Friday hot lunches. It is presently open for the purchasing of Bear Wear.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Info to know from Brownridge

5 Mar

Hello Brownridge Families, Here is some info to know!

  1. Tomorrow is CAPE WEARING DAY! Wear a cape to Brownridge tomorrow so we can celebrate our superpower of helping others! So far we have raised $600 for Capes for Kids! Help us reach our goal of $1000. Go to to make a donation- every dollar counts. You can also send in pledge forms and cash. Every small act makes a big difference. Donate today!
  2. Don’t have a cape? Check out the video below to make a cape using a t-shirt. 
  3. The Spring Hot Lunch session opens on Monday, March 9 on School Cash Online. Stay tuned for an email coming tomorrow with details about hot lunches from April to June. 
  4. Brownridge BEAR WEAR- We are selling Brownridge t-shirts and hoodies to promote school spirit. Look good, feel good and be proud of your school! Order Bear Wear on School Cash online today!


3 Mar

Hello Brownridge Families,

Today all of our students met Polina and Zak who visited Brownridge from Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Students learned about stigma, disabilities and the importance of taking action to include and help others. Ask your child about one thing they remember from today’s assembly. 

Our Capes For Kids Fundraiser is on right now and we need your help. We are encouraging our students to recognize that every small act can make a big difference.  We want them to be heroes by helping and making a difference for others. We are asking you to make a donation, no matter how big or small, to support the Capes For Kids Campaign. You can donate online at (find the Brownridge Team name before you donate) or you can send in money with the pledge form. 

All students and staff are encoruaged to wear a cape on Friday, March 6th to show what it means to be a hero. Thank you for making a difference and having an impact at Brownridge. #beahero #bekind