BRE Friday Communicator – Nov 8/19

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.

Parent Teacher Interviews – November 27 and 28, 2019

Our online booking system for Parent Teacher Interviews is now available.

http://bes.schoolappointments.com  You will need to register for the new school year.  Once you are registered you will be able to book appointments for your child(ren).  Please contact the office if you need assistance with booking an appointment.

Brackendale PAC reminds you that there are a couple of deadlines coming up:

  • Hot Lunch orders for the November Hot Lunch are due by November 15th – don’t forget that you can now order online at brackendale.hotlunches.net – Access Code BDHL
  • Art Cards orders are due Monday, November 18th
  • Purdy’s orders are due Wednesday, November 27th

Your support of these various fundraisers is invaluable and allows our PAC to fund some amazing things at Brackendale Elementary!  Please join the PAC for the next meeting on Wednesday, November 20th at 7pm – many hands make light work.

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BRE Friday Communicator – Nov 1, 2019

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Don’t forget to set your clocks back on Sunday morning – Pacific Standard Time begins at 2:00am Sunday, November 3rd.

Save your Halloween treat wrappers – the school will be collecting Halloween treat wrappers all week as part of a Climate Action activity taking place in the classrooms.  This collection will launch many learning activities and writing opportunities.  Wrappers will be properly recycled through the London Drugs program. This link https://greendeal.ca/  explains the recycling services “from cell phones to Styrofoam” available through London Drugs.

We are very excited to announce that the installers from Rec-Tec will begin installation of the double zip-line on Monday, November 4th!  We’ll be posting pictures as the zip-line is installed and announcing the grand opening soon!

Neufeld Farms frozen food orders will be ready for pickup on Tuesday, November neufeld farms5th at 2pm here at the school.  If you aren’t able to pick up your order in person, please make arrangements with a friend as there is no space to store frozen items that aren’t picked up.

Dates to Remember:

  • Sunday, Nov 3 – Daylight Savings Time ends – set your clocks back 1 hour
  • Tuesday, Nov 5 – Neufeld Farms orders delivered – 2pm
  • Friday, Nov 8 – Remembrance Day Assembly – 11am – Families Welcome!
  • Monday, Nov 11 – Remembrance Day – not in session
  • Wednesday, Nov 13 – Science World in the School
  • Wednesday, Nov 20 – PAC Meeting 7pm
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BRE Friday Communicator – October 25, 2019

A few reminders:

  • Student Comfort Kits are due – these little bags of ‘home and support’ could make the difference for your child in an emergency. If you don’t recall the list of items you can pick up a list at the office.
  • Please send your child dressed for the weather – our students are outside a lot and a pair of boots, a raincoat and a set of extra clothes (for the littler ones) in case of an accident are really helpful.
  • Speaking of clothes – please check out our Lost and Found which is overflowing with items of clothing that have been left behind.lost-and-found-oct-e1571950559251.jpg

The Minutes of the October 18th PAC Meeting have been posted on the PAC board in the school and on the website (https://sd48brackendale.org/brackendale-pac/)

Dates to Remember:

  • Friday, Oct 25 – Provincial Pro-D Day – not in session
  • Friday, Nov 1 – District Implementation Day – not in session
  • Sunday, Nov 3 – Daylight Savings Time ends – set your clocks back 1 hour
  • Tuesday, Nov 5 – Neufeld Farms orders delivered – 2pm
  • Friday, Nov 8 – Remembrance Day Assembly – 11am
  • Monday, Nov 11 – Remembrance Day – not in session
  • Wednesday, Nov 13 – Science World in the School
  • Wednesday, Nov 20 – PAC Meeting 7pm

Hallowe’en can be a fun, safe time at school for everyone provided that we adhere to our core values and code of conduct.

With respect to Hallowe’en costumes, we ask that all accessories such as swords, wands, or brooms remain at home. Objects meant to simulate the appearance of a weapon, or other illegal objects, whether handmade or otherwise are prohibited.  If a full facemask is a costume or part thereof, then the wearer must raise the mask above their head upon arrival at school in order to be identified.

We believe that student conduct shall meet the needs of individuals in a way that works for them, for the school and promotes a climate of respect as defined by the B.C. Human Rights Code.  Therefore, costumes must not display any statement, sign, symbol, emblem or other representation that shows intolerance, indicates discrimination, or an intention to discriminate on the basis of an individual’s or a group’s race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, family status, sex, or sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity or expression, dress, or other perceived differences.

Finally, one reminder from WildSafe BC, please bring carved pumpkins indoors at night and minimize the number of hours that these animal attractants are available as snacks for our furry neighbors.

For those of you who participate in Hallowe’en, thank you in advance for your consideration.

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BRE Friday Communicator – October 18, 2019

There has been much excitement this week as the playground construction has continued.  Many, many thanks to all who have made this possible, particularly Whistler Blackcomb Foundation, BRE PAC, All Terrain Excavating, the Ministry of Education playground grant program, SD#48 and the amazing crew from Habitat Systems who worked in the best and the worst of weather to get the Global Motion in place.  Watch for a Grand Opening celebration in the near future.

Upcoming Events:

  • Tue., Oct. 22   School Improvement Plan Review
  • Wed., Oct. 23   Grade 6 Vaccinations
  •                            Neufeld Farms Orders Due
  •                            Rec Swim – Borsoff/Fanzega/Jorgensen
  • Thurs., Oct. 24 Audain Museum – Mowbray
  • Fri., Oct. 25   BCTF Professional Day – not in session
  • Fri, Nov 1      School District #48 Implementation Day – not in session

 

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BRE Friday Communicator – October 11, 2019

Our October newsletter has been posted. Click below to view highlights of student learning, Orange Shirt Day in pictures, and up coming events.

BRE Newsletters

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BRE Friday Communicator – October 4, 2019

Orange Shirt Day

Thank you to Roxy, Yvonne, Student drummers and Student speakers for leading our Orange Shirt Day Assembly. We invite all families to walk through our hallways and appreciate our students’ thoughts, images and reflections in honour of the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada.

Climate Action Inquiry Project

Students in Ms. Mowbray’s class surpassed their goal. They raised over $300 for the Squamish River Watershed Society. Congratulations!

Upcoming at Brackendale:

Monday, October 14 – Thanksgiving Day – school not in session

Wednesday, October 16 – Photo Retake Day

Wednesday, October 16 – PAC Meeting 7pm

Thursday, October 17 – Great Shake Down Drill

Friday, October 18 – Hot Lunch

Tuesday, October 22 – School Learning Plan review

Wednesday, October 23 – Grade 6 Vaccinations

Friday, October 25 – Professional Development – school not in session

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BRE Friday Communicator – Sept. 27, 2019

terry fox photo

Thanks to all of our staff, students, volunteers and families who supported our Terry Fox Run this year – we raised over $1500 dollars for the Terry Fox Foundation!

Our wonderful PAC supported the repainting and realignment of our parking lot – a big Brackendale thank you to the PAC and to Jesco Line Marking who did such a beautiful job!

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We are commemorating Orange Shirt Day on Monday, September 30th – don’t forget to wear an orange shirt in support. Our assembly will be at 11am and families are welcome to attend.

 

 

Upcoming at Brackendale

  • Monday, September 30 – Orange Shirt Day – Assembly at 11am
  • Tuesday, October 1 – Fire Drill
  • Wednesday, October 2 – Photo orders due
  • Friday, October 4 – Hot Lunch orders due
  • Monday, October 14 – Thanksgiving Day – not in session
  • Wednesday, October 16 – Photo Retake Day
  • Wednesday, October 16 – PAC Meeting 7pm
  • Thursday, October 17 – Great Shake Down Drill
  • Friday, October 18 – Hot Lunch
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