Friday Communicator – Feb 21/20

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 dgregr@sd48.bc.ca or 604-815-1891 to make sure there’s enough pizza!

movie night

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.

Upcoming Events:

  • 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
  • Fri, Feb 28 – Hot Lunch
  • Fri, Feb 28 – PAC Movie Night

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Friday Communicator – February 14/20

VAPING POSTER

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 jessi@originsnutritioninc.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 Lily  Click here to see the nominated titles.

Upcoming Events

  • 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
  • Mon, Feb 24 – Pro-D Day – not in session
  • Wed, Feb 26 – Curling – Zigar/Grantham
  • Thu, Feb 27 – Pink Shirt Day
  • Fri, Feb 28 – PAC Movie Night – Toy Story 4

 

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Friday Communicator – February 7

BRE Newsletter – The latest Brackendale Newsletter has been posted to the website:https://sd48brackendale.org/news-letters-2/  Please “follow” our website to receive the latest updates.

Upcoming Events – Note the Parent/Caregiver events in blue below

  • Mon, Feb 10 – Kindergarten Sensory Screening
  • Mon, Feb 10 – Potlatch Ceremony – 11am
  • Wed, Feb 12 – Curling 9am – Mr. Zigar/ 1pm – Mr. Grantham
  • Thu, Feb 13 – Norman Foote in music classes in the morning
  • Fri, Feb 14 – Friendship Dance in the gym at lunch – fundraiser for student leadership charities
  • Fri, Feb 14 – Hot Lunch Orders due
  • Mon, Feb 17 – Family Day – not in session
  • 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
  • Mon, Feb 24 – Pro-D Day – not in session
  • Thu, Feb 27 – Pink Shirt Day
  • Fri, Feb 28 – PAC Movie Night
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Friday Communicator – Jan 31/20

Hobbit

Please join us for tonight’s presentation of Hobbit The Musical!  7pm in the school gym.  Tickets are $5 (on sale from 3pm at the school.)

 

Upcoming Events:

  • Jan 31 – 7pm – Hobbit The Musical
  • Feb 5 – Curling 9am – Mr. Zigar/ 1pm – Mr. Grantham
  • Feb 7 – Pro-D Day – not in session
  • Feb 10 – Kindergarten Sensory Screening
  • Feb 12 – Curling 9am – Mr. Zigar/ 1pm – Mr. Grantham
  • Feb 17 – Family Day – not in session
  • Feb 18 – Vaping Presentations – Gr 5/6
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Friday Communicator – January 24, 2020

Student Petition: We are Kastle and Aria from Ms. Mowbray`s class. We wrote a petition about plastic pollution in the ocean, we then put our petition on “Change.org”. It is now there for the whole world to see. Our petition is called ”Ocean Pollution Is No Joke” and we would love it if you could take a few minutes out of your day to sign. We have a goal to get 1000 signatures, so here’s the instructions on how to do it… petition ocean

  1. Follow this link http://chng.it/nk8yptjJ type in your first and last name and your email
  2. Answer a few questions 

Thank you for supporting our cause!

Brackendale Elementary PAC & LB Productions present Hobbit the Musical on Friday, January 31st at 7pm.  All are welcome.  Tickets are $5 (on sale Monday to Friday after school). Come out and support our BRE students as they sing and dance their way through Middle Earth!  Volunteers needed! Please email Angela Day ange_bullock@hotmail.com if you can help.

For parents with children aged 5 to 18.   Bridging Function in School & Home with Sarah Ward – Feb 23 from 5-7pm  Join Sarah Ward, an internationally recognized expert on executive function, for a fascinating look at how to foster and support your children with time management, organization and how to manage  thoughts, actions and emotions in order to get things done.   Tickets are $10 through this link.  Contact annie.mcdonald@sscs.ca if the ticket price is a barrier to your attendance to this event.  A teacher workshop on supporting these same skills in the classroom will be offered the following day!

The Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education were created to recognize the contributions of B.C.’s exceptional teachers, administrators and support staff that are vital to the cultural, economic and social well-being of the province. The Premier’s Awards provide students, parents, teachers and other members of the community with an opportunity to celebrate those who make a real difference in B.C. schools.  This year there are 10 categories through which you may acknowledge an exceptional educator, click here.

Upcoming Events:

  • Jan 27 – 31 – Hobbit rehearsals after school
  • Jan 28 – Skating 1pm – Mr. Fieldhouse and Mrs. Stroh
  • Jan 30 – Skating 1pm – Mrs. Fanzega, Mrs. Borsoff and Ms. Jorgensen
  • Jan 30 – 3:15 – 4:15pm – Kindergarten Immunization Clinic at BRE
  • Jan 31 – 7pm – Hobbit The Musical
  • Feb 5 – Curling 1pm – Mr. Grantham
  • Feb 7 – Pro-D Day – not in session
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Friday Communicator – January 17, 2020

snow day

photo credit: Mr. Fieldhouse

This has been very unusual weather for Squamish – thanks for making sure that our students were dressed to manage the cold and wind.  The upcoming week looks like it will be warmer but wet – get those rainproof clothes out again!

Upcoming events:

  • Mon, Jan 20
    • Hobbit registration forms due
  • Tues, Jan 21
    • Kindergarten Registration begins – details here
    • Believe Presentation in Grade 5/6 classes – focus on healthy relationships and consent
  • Wed, Jan 22
    • Coffee orders due
    • Hobbit auditions at noon
    • Swimming – Mrs. Smith, Mr. Hirn and Ms. Watson
  • Fri, Jan 24
    • Hot Lunch
  • Jan 27 – 31
    • Hobbit rehearsals
  • Fri, Jan 31
    • Hobbit The Musical performance 7:00pm
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Schools are open

BRE is OPEN!

We do not expect anyone to take unnecessary risks to arrive at school.  Please make decisions that are best for your family.  If you choose to keep your child/ren home today please call Mrs. Hackett at the school office 606-898-3651.

Dress your child/ren for the snowy conditions, we anticipate warming temperatures and are planning for outdoor play at recess and lunch.

For more information about school closures please refer to our District website: https://sd48seatosky.org/ :

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