BRE Friday Communicator



Please return your forms to the office asap.


TERRY FOX RUN: Volunteers needed for the BRE Terry Fox on Sept 21st. Please email Mrs. Fieldhouse at, Ms. Webb at or Mrs. Stroh at if you are able to be a course marshal starting at 1:15 pm.

SCHOOL BUS STUDENTS: If your child takes the school bus to Upper Squamish or Upper Cheakamus area, please return your MIssoulapermission form to Mrs. White.


 Monday, September 17th

Tuesday, September 18th

  • Missoula Theatre

Wednesday, September 19th

  • Missoula Theatremeet the teacher
  • Meet the Teacher night – 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Book Fair – 8:30 am – 9:00 am
  • Book Fair – 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Book Fair – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursday, September 20th

  • Missoula Theatre
  • Book Fair – 8:30 am – 9:00 am
  • Book Fair – 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

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  • Missoula Theatre
  • Terry Fox run – 1:15 pm

Saturday, September 22nd

  • Missoula Theatre performances!




Our Magazine fundraiser packages have gone home – please consider this fundraiser – qspgreat for Christmas, Birthday or special events gifts.   Pass the information to friends, family, neighbours…

There are two ways to place order

  • Return completed order form(s) to the office or to your child’s classroom teacher with a cheque made out to Brackendale Elementary School
  • Order Online –Go to and use our Online ID #3937042 to register. Subscriptions ordered online arrive sooner.

All proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to purchase new desk and chairs for your children. This event will also promote our Literacy goals at the school.

All hardcopy orders must be received at the school

 By October 12th – online orders can be done throughout the year.

Community Events:

SYSARegistration for soccer ages U6 – U12 is still open for the upcoming fall and winter 2018/19 season! Details on the programs and how to register can be found on our website at Early bird pricing is in effect until September 30, 2018 so make sure you REGISTER NOW! If you have any questions or need further information, please email








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Welcome Back!

Dear Brackendale Families, b bear

Welcome back to a new school year!  We are looking forward to seeing all students and families grade 1 through grade 6 on Tuesday, September 4th at 8:55-9-55am.  When the bell rings at 8:50am, we will all assemble outside at the front of the school to welcome everyone to Brackendale Elementary.

Kindergarten students begin our gradual entry program on Wednesday, September 5th at pre-arranged times.  Please contact the school office if you have not yet received your child’s program dates and times.

Key Information for School Start Up (click on the links below):

Other School opportunities for families:

Best regards,

Ms. Karen Saenger, Acting Principal

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Dear Brackendale Families,

The staff at Brackendale Elementary School wish you and yours a delightful, rejuvenating and safe summer season.

We wish all the grade 6 students well as they embark on their next learning adventures.  Their enthusiasm, leadership, hard work and commitment towards Brackendale Elementary school will be missed.  We  know that they will be amazing leaders in their new school next year. Congratulations!

We would also like to thank our Brackendale PAC and all the volunteers for their support with events, activities, fundraising and learning.  All families are invited to “Run with the PAC” (see notice:  PAC Recruit.  We will be hosting Parent University again at our monthly BRE PAC meetings in the new school year.  These sessions provided by school staff will keep you informed and engaged with student learning and a variety of educational topics and issues.

Best Regards,

Ms. K. Saenger, Acting Principal

Summer Office Hours – The office will be open from July 3rd through July 6th, and before school starts from August 27th through August 30th.  Families are welcome to come during summer hours to pick up student report cards.

2018-2019 School Year Registration – New families may register students at the school office beginning on Monday, August 27th at 8:30am through Thursday, August 30th at 4:00pm.    

Click here for a registration package 

2018-2019 School Supply Lists – Our BRE PAC offers families the convenience of online school supply orders. 

Click here for School Supply Lists

2018-2019 School Calendar – Every Friday our home page is updated with the BRE Friday Communicator.  This contains information about upcoming school events and information about education, health and well-being.  Our monthly school newsletter is posted the first Friday on each month.

Click here for the school calendar

Brackendale School Start Up Schedule

September 4th –12th, 2018 Back-to-school12

Tuesday, September 4th:

  • 8:55 am – Returning students go to last year’s classroom;
    • Students new to BRE go to the gym
  • 9:55 am – Dismissal
  • No classes for Kindergarten Students

Wednesday, September 5th:

  • 8:55 am – 3:00 pm – Students return to previous day classrooms
  • Kindergarten gradual entry as per letters sent home in the summer

 Thursday, September 6th:

  • 8:55 am – 3:00 pm Students return to previous day classrooms
  • Kindergarten gradual entry as per letters sent home in the summer

Friday, September 7th:

  • 8:55 am – 3:00 pm Students return to previous day classrooms.
    • Anticipated class placement for Gr. 1 through Gr. 6
  • No Classes for Kindergarten

Monday, September 10th:

  • Students report to Friday’s classrooms – 8:55 am – 3:00 pm
  • Kindergarten half day 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tuesday, September 11th:

  • 8:55 am – 3:00 pm Students report to previous day classrooms
  • Kindergarten half day 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wednesday, September 12th:

  • 8:55 am – 3:00 pm – All students, including Kindergarten, report to 2018-2019 classes

If you are going to be away in the first week of school, please contact the office at or by phone 604 898 3651.

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BRE Friday Communicator

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Search, search, SEARCH!  It’s that time of year again! Please return all library books back to the library by the end of this week. The first class to return all their library books will win a class set of Scholastic posters! Thank you from Ms. Wong and Mrs. McKechnie.



We are accepting orders for this very popular PAC fundraiser.  Orders can be made at or through order forms at the office.  School supplies will  be delivered to the school the week of September 4th.  This is an optional service for families.  All hard copy school orders must be placed by Friday, June 15thOnline orders available until July 15th.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:                                heres-whats-happening

 Monday, June 18th

  • Camp Latona – Mr. Georgy-Embree & Mrs. Hain
  • Aboriginal Cultural Program


Tuesday, June 19th

  • Camp Latona – Mr. Georgy-Embree & Mrs. Hain
  • Aboriginal Cultural Programpac

Wednesday, June 20th

  • Camp Latona – Mr. Georgy-Embree & Mrs. Hain
  • BRE PAC Meeting – 7:00 pm in the library – agenda: PAC Agenda June 2018NationalAboriginalDay
  • Aboriginal Cultural Program

Thursday, June 21st

  • Camp Latona – Mr. Georgy-Embree & Mrs. Hain
  • Cultus Lake – Mrs. Fanzega
  • Aboriginal Cultural Program

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  • “Moving on Up” Grade 6 Luncheon
  • Fun Swim – Mrs. Fanzega, Mrs. Borsoff, Mrs. Smith and Ms. Jorgensen
  • Aboriginal Cultural Program




A reminder to parents that students will be given their report cards on Thursday, June 28th and will be dismissed at 10:00 am.





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BRE Friday Communicator


We are delighted to welcome our 2018-2019 kindergarten students to  Brackendale Elementary School.  We know that our kindergarten program will make their introduction to school a positive experience.

To acquaint your child with the school, the classrooms and the kindergarten teachers, we have planned a “Welcome to Kindergarten” orientation session for June 12th from 3:30 to 4:15 pm.  We invite you to bring your child to the kindergarten classrooms where s/he will listen to some stories, sing some songs, and will have an opportunity to explore the classrooms with our kindergarten teachers, Mrs. Bowley, Mrs. Webb and Mrs. Fieldhouse.  Parents will meet with Ms. Saenger, our Acting Principal, to discuss some aspects of the school as a whole, and will also have an opportunity to learn about the kindergarten program with the kindergarten teachers.

We look forward to meeting you on June 12th Please RSVP to Mrs. White in our school office.

Welcome to Brackendale Elementary School!


 Monday, May 28TH

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  • Watershed Fieldtrip – Mrs. Smith

Wednesday, May 30TH

  • “I Need a Vacation” musical (9:30 am)


Thursday, May 31ST

  • “I Need a Vacation” musical (11:00 am and 7:00 pm)


Friday, June 1ST

  • Mamquam Blind Channel fieldtrip – Mrs. Fanzega/Ms. Jorgensen



Needed-Hot Lunch Coordinator 2018/2019

Our amazing Hot Lunch Coordinator, Stephanie Acker, and her awesome assistant, Heather Teasall, will  be retiring from their hot lunch duties at the end of June. If you are interested in this rewarding volunteer position then please email PAC President, Stephen Fryer, Without a coordinator/assistant there will be no hot lunches in the 2018-2019 school year. No hot lunch=sad kids. Who wants sad kids? Volunteer today, please.


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Nesters Market gift cards are on sale at the front office. 10% of every gift card purchased is given to our school. $25, $50 or $100 cards are available. Thank you Nesters for supporting Brackendale Elementary.



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