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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 www.yrdsb.ca 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 http://www.yrdsb.ca/covid19 for school-board information and http://www.york.ca/coronavirus for public health information.

Sincerely,

Joe Gold

Principal

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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

FRENCH IMMERSION INFO SESSION AND REGISTRATION FOR STUDENTS GOING INTO GRADE ONE

6 Jan

Grade 1 French Immersion Information Sessions and Registrations

What is French Immersion?  

  • In French Immersion, students receive instruction in French in a variety of subjects from a teacher who speaks French fluently.
  • The French Immersion program begins in Grade 1 and is designed for children whose first language is not French. 
  • In Grades 1, 2 and 3, all subjects are taught in French. Starting in Grade 4, time is shared equally between French and English instruction. 
  • The French Immersion program continues in high school.
  • Secondary school students must earn at least 10 French Immersion credits to qualify for the French Immersion Certificate upon graduation.

Important Considerations 

  • For the first few months of Grade 1, the children do not acquire skills identical to those learned by children in an English program as the focus is on learning in French.
  • There may be certain lags in English Language Arts skills in the first few years of the program, but by the end of the elementary grades, successful  French Immersion students perform as well as their peers in a regular English program.    
  • Communication with parents/guardians is in English including, but not limited to, report cards, newsletters and parent-teacher interviews. 
  • Reading to a child at home in a child’s native language can strengthen literacy skills. Research studies confirm that children achieve greater academic success when parents read frequently (daily) to them. 
  • There is only one entry point into French immersion in YRDSB; Grade 1.

Information Sessions

This year our Information session for Grade 1 entry into the French Immersion (FI) program will take place virtually on January 14, 2021.   A link will be shared with you via email where you will be able to view a pre-recorded information session which includes commonly asked questions and answers.

Registration

FI registration will begin on January 15, 2021. Parents or guardians of Senior Kindergarten students entering Grade 1 in 2021, and wishing to enrol in the FI Program, can email or call their home school office and indicate their intention to enrol.   The home school will notify the French Immersion school, and the French Immersion school will contact you by phone or email to collect any necessary information.  You are asked to register by February 5, 2021.  Registration during this period is not first come, first served.

Late Registrations

Late registrations are those submitted after February 5, 2021.  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: www.yrdsb.ca. 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.

Please feel free to call the office at 905-660-3083 if you have any questions.

The Brownridge Team

Info to know from Brownridge

3 Jan

The Ministry of Education has announced that elementary schools will be closed to students between January 4, 2021 until January 8, 2021. Please do not send your elementary school child to school until schools reopen on January 11, 2021. Secondary schools will be closed between January 4, 2021 until January 22, 2021. Secondary schools will reopen to students on January 25, 2021. Remote learning will continue for all students starting on January 4.

Today you should have received an email from the school with information about how learning will take place this week (asynchronous and synchronous). If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s teacher or the office (brownridge.ps@yrdsb.ca).

Teachers will be taking attendance from January 5-8. If your child is going to be absent, please ensure you indicate this in EDSBY.

Stay safe, stay healthy and be well.

The Brownridge Team

Borrowing Technology from Brownridge

29 Dec

Good afternoon Brownridge!

We hope this email finds you well. Families whose children are presently attending school in person should have received a second email from the school today with information about borrowing technology for their child/ren for virtual learning from January 4-8. Between January 4, 2021, until January 8, 2021, all elementary schools will be closed to students. All students will participate in online learning during this time. At this time, elementary schools are expected to reopen to students on January 11, 2021.

Only families who require technology should fill out the survey. If you have done so already, you will be emailed information about a date and time for pick up. If you have any questions, please email brownridge.ps@yrdsb.ca.

Be well and stay safe!
The Brownridge Team

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

18 Dec

To all of our Brownridge Families,

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a restful winter break, happy holidays and Happy New Year. Stay safe, stay healthy and be well!

The Brownridge Team