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Administrator Announcement

9 Jun

Pam gone

#EQAOFacts Social Media Campaign

28 May

Throughout this year’s provincial assessment period, EQAO will be using social media to help all of its stakeholders better understand how EQAO assesses student achievement of Ontario Curriculum learning expectations. Over a period of three weeks, we will be profiling questions from past years’ tests, showing the link to the curriculum expectation and providing information about how students performed on the particular question.

We invite you to follow this campaign at #EQAOFACTS

Lights Out for Earth Hour

24 Mar

Brownridge Public School observed Earth Hour today (Thursday, March 24, 2016).  In class we talked about earth hour and what families could do to help save our beautiful planet.  See our ideas in our lightbulb.

From Mrs. Derfel and Ms. Balkarran’s Kindergarten Class

Lights Out



Student Initiated Fundraiser at Movie Night Tonight

10 Mar

Fundraiser letter

A Message from Public Health

22 Feb

Student absences have increased recently within several schools in York Region, related to illnesses with respiratory and enteric symptoms.

To protect staff, students and families from getting ill, remember to:

  • Stay at home when you are sick, and keep your child home if they are sick
  • Keep healthy by eating healthy foods, being physically active and ensuring your immunizations are up-to-date, including the seasonal flu shot
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available
  • Cough and sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue, not your hand, and throw away used tissues immediately
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Clean and disinfect common surfaces

Symptoms of respiratory and/or enteric illness can include:

  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Fever (over 38 degrees Celsius or 100 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Muscle aches and fatigue
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Sore throat
  • Watery eyes
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If you or your child are sick and do not improve, contact your health care provider.

Many viruses are commonly active at this time of year, for example norovirus and influenza (flu). Both viruses are very contagious and can be spread by contact with contaminated surfaces, such as door knobs or eating utensils. For more information, read the norovirus and flu fact sheets online at the following links:

Norovirus fact sheet

Flu fact sheet

Information Evening: International Baccalaureate (IB) Program @ Bayview Secondary School

20 Oct

The application process for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program that is offered at Bayview Secondary School will begin shortly.  The IB Information Evening will be held on October 29, 2015 at 6:30 and 8:00.

For additional information:

See YRDSB website: Brochure (2015-2016)


Increasing Resiliency and Well-Being in our Children

14 Oct

Resiliency Parent Workshop - Nov  2

Information Night at Bill Crothers Secondary School

29 Sep

Bill Crothers Secondary School (BCSS) is a system-wide school with a focus on healthy active living and sport. The school is open for Grade 9 to 12 students. Students and parents from across the region are invited to attend an information evening. Information will be shared regarding the vision, mission, schedule, programs, the transfer policy, and application process.

All information sessions will occur at Bill Crothers Secondary School, 44 Main Street, Unionville, Ontario, L3R 2E4 from 7 – 8:30 in the cafeteria.

Wednesday October 7, 2015 – Students in the West & North Region

Tuesday October 13, 2015 – Students in the East Region

Thursday October 15th, 2015 – Students in the Central Region

Please see the links here for more information:

Information Night poster

School Letter for Grade 8 Students 2015

Due to building capacity regulations, we request that only students and parents interested in attending BCSS for the school year 2016 – 2017, attend one of these evening. Parking is limited so we ask that parents carpool or park at the GO Station. Markham By-law officers regularly enforce the parking regulations on school property, so please abide by the posted parking regulations.

REMINDER – P.A. Day Monday, September 28th

25 Sep

Monday, September 28, 2015 is a P.A. Day and there is no school for students.

Enjoy the long weekend!

Dream Team Authors of the Secrets Series at Brownridge Thursday, Oct. 7th

24 Sep

You Won’t Want to Miss This Event!!

Award winning author Teresa Toten will be visiting Brownridge Public School October 7th (pm) to talk to grades 6, 7 and 8 students about her newest book Shattered Glass. This book is part of the new Secrets series from Canadian authors Kelley Armstrong, Kathy Kacer, Vicki Grant, Marthe Jocelyn, Nora McClintock, Teresa Toten, and Eric Walters. On this day these authors will be presenting in 12 other schools in our board that are participating in this amazing event. 

 In addition to the daytime visits, all 7 authors will be coming together to Brownridge PS from 7:00-8:30. Grades 6 – 8, parents/guardians, siblings and the 12 participating schools are invited. 

Come and join the Dream Team authors of the Secrets Series!! Meet Eric Walters, Teresa Toten, Noran McClintock, Kathy Kacer, Marthe Jocelyn, Vicki Grant, Kelley Armstrong for a night of revealing truths and telling Secrets about their contribution to the series. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet some of the best and biggest selling Canadian children’s and youth adult writers. A once in a lifetime opportunity to see them all in one place: listen to them talk, ask questions, get autographs and have the opportunity to purchase their books.

Book Vendor Mables Fables will be selling books on this evening should anyone be interested in purchasing the books and having them signed by the authors. 

We Look Forward to Seeing You!