I know that these unprecedented times have brought big changes to your family life. We are all doing our part to keep ourselves, our families, our grandparents, our friends, our nurses, our doctors and everyone working in essential services roles, safe and healthy.
Washing hands frequently and physical distancing, which means staying at least two metres apart and staying home at much as possible, continue to be the best ways for us to help each other.
This past week, our teachers reached out to families and children by email and phone and they sent students their first learning at home lessons. We know that learning at home will look differently for all families and we are here to help.
In closing, I wish to send a special thank you to our BRE students:
Thank you for helping your parents work from home, for sacrificing your usual play, for cancelling play dates, for staying away from closed playgrounds and parks, for doing your school learning at home and for persevering with new ways of learning online and communicating with your teachers. And especially for doing your part by washing your hands a lot and practising physically distancing.
I think of you every day and appreciate all that you are doing.
Ms. Saenger, Principal
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This week, I sent three important email messages to all BRE Families. If you have not received my email, please check your “junk” folders as sometimes you’ll find that your service provider directs school communication to that folder. If you are not able to access the email, not to worry, here are the three letters that I sent:
Many of your important questions regarding schools and learning are addressed and key resources for you and your families are provided within these letters.
Again, I want to thank you and your children for keeping yourselves and others well during these unprecedented times. We are looking forward to connecting with students on Monday, March 30th either electronically or by phone.
As we head into Spring Break, please check the SD#48 District website for ongoing updates: https://sd48seatosky.org/ . The School District is committed to keeping families updated and informed and will post new information as it arises.
I thank you in advance for your support in preventing the spread of the virus and taking care of your family’s health. I wish you an enjoyable break and hope you find time to take in all the natural beauty that comes with Spring in our corridor.
Ms. K. Saenger, Principal
FamilySmart The “In the Know” Topic for April: “Self-Harm: Overwhelming Emotions and Coping Skills.” video presentation
Learning that your child is self-harming can be scary and overwhelming. Self-injury takes many forms and the reason why someone self-injures is complex. Hear from a young adult with lived experience and a Healthcare Professional as they discuss what self-harm is, why youth self-injure, and other options for healthy coping strategies.
Monday, March 23rd from 6-8pm at the Squamish Public Library. Please RSVP and/or contact me if you have any other questions, Trudie Neubert
Family Movie Night! Toy Story 4 – Friday, Feb 28th, 6:30pm Admission is $5 per person and includes popcorn and a drink. There will be a concession and a movie raffle. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 6:00pm,.
Howe Sound Secondary School is excited to present “Grease”! March 4, 5, 6 and 7 at 7pm in the Eagle Eye Theatre and on Saturday March 7th at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for adults and can be purchased at Squamish Academy of Music or at the Howe Sound Secondary school office. This show features: a live band, a stellar cast, awesome sets, lots of dancing and of course the fun drama of the pink ladies and T-Birds!
Fri, Feb 28 – 6:30pm Movie Night – Toy Story 4
Mon, Mar 2 – Recreational Swim – Mrs. Smith, Mr. Hirn, Ms. Watson
Tue, Mar 3 and Wed, Mar 4 – Michael Allen Presentations – Bears
Mon, Mar 9 – Cross Country Skiing – Mr. Grantham and Ms. Boersma
Tue, Mar 10 – Skating – Mr. Grantham and Ms. Mowbray
Tue, Mar 10 – Reading Link Challenge 1-3pm
Wed, Mar 11 – Cross Country Skiing – Ms. Jorgensen, Mrs. Borsoff, Mrs. Fanzega
PINK SHIRT DAY – Wear pink on Feb. 26th and Feb. 27th. Our school will celebrate both days as Mr. Zigar’s class is hosting our Pink Shirt Day Assembly on Thursday, Feb. 27th at 11:00am – Families are welcome!
Latin Square (Family Math) Night! Get your Math Brain on! Join School District Numeracy Coordinator David Gregr and Quest University Math Professor Asia Matthews for a pizza supper and some great family math discovery at Howe Sound Secondary on Thursday, February 27th from 5:30 – 7:00pm. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-815-1891 to make sure there’s enough pizza!
Brackendale PAC invites you to Family Movie Night! Friday, Feb 28th. Admission is $5 per person and includes popcorn and a drink. There will be a concession and a movie raffle. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 6:00pm.
Sun, Feb 23 – Sarah Ward – Bridging Function in School & Home for parents- 5-7pm at HSSS – presented by DPAC
Mon, Feb 24 – Pro-D Day – not in session
Wed, Feb 26 – Curling – Zigar/Grantham
Thu, Feb 27 – Pink Shirt Day Assembly @ 11:00am
Thu, Feb 27 – Latin Square Family Math Night – HSSS 5:30 – 7:00pm
Clearing the Cloud – a Parent presentation on Vaping – Tuesday, February 18th from 6:30 – 7:45pm in the Brackendale Conference Room (child minding will be provided.)
This presentation is aimed at the parents and caregivers of youth in Grades 5 and 6.
The Brackendale PAC would like to remind you of some upcoming fundraisers:
The Easter Bunny is coming to Brackendale Elementary School with Purdys Chocolatier! This is always a huge fundraiser for our school and we appreciate your support. Our Christmas Purdys’ fundraiser brought in over $1000 for BRE!! Last day for orders: Friday March 13th. Pick up: April 2-3 between 8:15-9 am and 3-4 pm. QUESTIONS? Contact BRE PAC Purdy’s Coordinator Jessi McLennan at email@example.com
Hot Lunches – menus for the rest of the year have been posted to the online order site. February orders are open until the end of day Monday, February 17th.
The 18th BC Chocolate Lily Young Readers’ Choice awards encourages grade school students to read some of the best fiction written/illustrated by British Columbia’s authors and illustrators and promotes literacy. Because reading and writing are intertwined, good readers are generally good writers. “Read, read, read’, is the advice given by many authors. Students read the nominated titles and vote for their favourite book in three categories:
Picture books (Kindergarten to Grade 4)
Chapter Books/Early Novels (Grades 2 – 4)
Novels (Grades 4 – 7)
May 1st is the deadline to vote! Come visit the library to find out more about taking part in Chocolate LilyClick here to see the nominated titles.
Mon, Feb 17 – Family Day – not in session
Tue, Feb 18 – Skating – Stroh/J Fieldhouse
Tue, Feb 18 – Clearing the Cloud – Vaping Presentation for parents – 6:30-7:45pm at BRE
Wed, Feb 19 – PAC Meeting – 7pm
Thu, Feb 20 – Vaping Presentation – Gr 5/6
Fri, Feb 21 – Lockdown Drill
Sun, Feb 23 – Sarah Ward – Bridging Function in School & Home – 5 -7pm at HSSS