Archive | January, 2021

211 Ontario

28 Jan

Do you need help finding food, housing, financial assistance, mental health support, employment support, support for seniors, winter clothing and/or shelter? For information and referral to government, health, community and social services, call 2-1-1, search, text 21166, live-chat at or email 211 is free, confidential and available 24/7 in 150+ languages to connect you to local community supports. Please see the attachment for more information.

During the #COVID19 pandemic and always, help is at your fingertips. Call 2-1-1 if you are feeling isolated, anxious or overwhelmed. 211’s Service Navigators are available 24/7 in 150+ languages to help find the right supports in your community for your situation. 


Today is #BellLetstalk Day. Let’s make a difference!

28 Jan

Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day and Brownridge is joining in to help create positive change for mental health.  

On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will donate more towards mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet, or TikTok video using #BellLetsTalk, social media video view and use of the Facebook frame or Snapchat filter. 

The pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives, including mental health. When it comes to mental health, now more than ever, every action counts. There are many actions big and small that we can do to improve our own mental health and the lives of people living with mental health issues. Stay tuned to the announcements for a new action each day leading up to Bell Let’s Talk Day. 

Together, the students at Brownridge can join in to help create positive change. Remember that our staff are here to listen and provide you with support. 

Let’s Talk Day- January 28

26 Jan

Mental Health is an issue that matters to all of us. Let’s get rid of the stigma attached to mental health. Need support? Call the numbers below.

High School information session for families of students in grade 8

26 Jan

Good morning families of grade 8 students,

I am very excited to let you know about our intimate and interactive Brownridge “grade 8 to grade 9” information session for grade 8 students and their parents (Students are not required to attend. Parents may join with or without their child). The information session is taking place this Thursday, January 28 at 7pm. The link has already been emailed to families of grade 8 students. Join the administration and guidance staff team of the school formerly known as Vaughan SS to hear about life at high school and more. Bring your questions as there will be a Q&A session following the presentation.

See you then!
The Brownridge Team

Mental Health Support available for individuals 12 – 25 years of age

22 Jan

Join us on Thursday for a Virtual Bedtime Story with Ms. Braiantsis

19 Jan

Info to know from Brownridge- Upcoming dates

14 Jan

Good afternoon everyone, Here are some dates to put in your calendar:

Friday, January 15- PA DAY- no school for students.

Friday, January 15- French Immersion Registration and Kindergarten Registration begin (Go to for info).

Saturday, January 16- 2:30pm- Free Virtual Zumba (Click here to register) community event– Link will be sent tomorrow to families who have registered.

Thursday, January 21- 7:00pm- Virtual Bed Time Story with Ms. Braiantsis community event– Link will be sent closer to the date.

Thursday, January 28- 7:00pm- Virtual Grade 8 parent/student intimate and interactive info session with Vaughan SS principal and staff. Link will be sent closer to the date.

Monday, Feb 1- PA DAY- no school for students

February 12- Lunar New Year

February 15- Family Day- No School

Thursday, February 18- 6:30pm- Virtual Yoga community event

Follow Brownridge on Twitter (@brownridgeps) for daily announcements, birthday wishes and the daily dose of funny. Please see the attachments below for info about events listed above as well as other events.

Be safe and stay connected.

The Brownridge Team

The YRDSB wants your feedback

12 Jan

Dear Families,

Thank you for your ongoing support this school year as we continue to adjust to changing circumstances associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The York Region District School Board is committed to ensuring our students continue to have effective teaching and learning through access to technology, resources and engaging learning experiences and environments.

To further support students and families, the Board will continue to gather parent/guardian and student feedback on learning environments. We want to hear from families and students to better understand best practices and suggestions for student learning and well-being support.

We are using an online tool called Thoughtexchange to invite meaningful feedback from our students and families. The current Thoughtexchange asks:

Students (Click on link)

What successes have you experienced this school year? What supports do you feel will increase your learning and engagement experiences? Please provide any additional comments or suggestions you feel may help us when considering the improvement of your learning experiences.

Families (Click on link)

What successes has your child experienced this school year? What supports do you feel will increase your child’s learning and engagement experiences? Please provide any additional comments or suggestions you feel may help us when considering the improvement of your child’s learning experience.

To participate and learn more, please visit the YRDSB website.

This opportunity closes on Wednesday, January 20 at 11:59 p.m.

Thank you again for your ongoing support. As always, please continue to visit for school-board information and for public health information.


Joe Gold



Update About Community Immunization Clinics

11 Jan

It’s Zumba Time! The Brownridge School Council is hosting a free virtual Zumba session. See the flyer for details.

8 Jan