Friday Communicator – December 6, 2019

Pancake Breakfast
13th Annual Pancake Breakfast! top left – the amazing Eco-team! Only one tiny 500gr bag of garbage; top right – we filled the Community Christmas Care van; bottom left – amazing donations of food, toys and cash – thanks for your generosity!; bottom right – the 5am grill crew – what troopers!

Thank you BRE PAC and Brackendale Families for raising
$1366.80 for Community Christmas Care

gingerbread

Join our gingerbread house building competition! Children can join in groups, by themselves or with their teacher and class. Each entry is $2 to enter and all the proceeds will go to The BC Wildlife Federation and 4Ocean, a charity supporting Ocean preservation.

Bring your gingerbread house to the Conference Room on the Morning of Monday Dec. 16th, a Leadership Team member will enter your creative work into the contest. All the kids will be able to see each other’s houses during the week of the 17th– 20th and the vote for favourites will be ongoing up to the final day Dec 20th. Please pick up your house afterschool on Dec. 20th, or it will be festively disposed of.

library riddle

BRE has started a December Riddle Contest at the Library Learning Commons!  Our first riddle is: “What did the Gingerbread Man put on his bed?” The guesses are piling in…  Damian guessed a ‘cookie’ and Elsa wrote down ‘a ginger teddy bear’.  What do you think? A name will be drawn every few days for a prize as more riddles are put up.  Stay posted and check the Library window regularly this month!

Join in the fun of the 12 Days of Winter at Brackendale!  Our busy Leadership group (led by Mr. Zigar) have devised a calendar of celebration for us all – participation is voluntary, but there will be a friendly competition between classes for the most spirited class each week.  Leadership students will be collecting donations for their community projects through the month (suggested donation of $2).12-days-of-winter-1.pngWinter Concert days are Tuesday, December 10th and Wednesday, December 11th.  Performances at 1:30pm and 7:00pm both days.

Kids Only Christmas Shop is on Wednesday, December 18th.

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BRE Friday Communicator – Nov 29, 2019

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.

Next Friday, December 6, 2019 marks the beginning of our Christmas festivities at Brackendale Elementary – please mark your calendars for our Pancake Breakfast and Writing Day on Friday – a great way to kick off the season and get in the holiday spirit!

We are looking for both an outside and Library lunchtime supervisor – click on the posters below for details.

supervisor 1supervisor 2

 

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BRE Friday Communicator – Nov. 22, 2019

ribbon cutting

Shane Price (All Terrain Excavating), Stephen Fryer (PAC Chair), Amy Buchanan (Whistler Blackcomb Foundation), Jordan Sturdy (MLA West Vancouver-Sea to Sky), Ian Currie (Director of Operations School District #48) cutting the ribbon for the double zip line.

New Playground Grand Opening makes The Chief! – for more photos click here

The Christmas Season has arrived at BRE!! Join us for the following festivities:

Kids Only Christmas Shop – Wednesday, December 18 – donations and volunteers are needed to make this event successful – donations and volunteers needed.

1community-christmas-care.png3th Annual Pancake Breakfast benefiting the Squamish Community Christmas Care –  Fri. Dec. 6th at 7:30am. Families and Community Members are welcome!  Entry is by donation of Ca$h, toys or food items

Writing Day – Fri. Dec. 6th 1:30pm  to 2:45pm in the gym and classrooms. Join your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins in writing to relatives, friends and/or Santa.  Stamps will be available for purchase.

SNOW! A Growth Mindset Winter Concert –  Ms. Moo and all the children are very busy learning lines and songs in preparation for our school concerts. Please note that we have changed the name of our concerts to ensure that all students may access our Music and performing arts programming that is part of the BC curriculum delivered in public schools.

snowflake

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019 – performances at 1:30 and 7:00pm
    • Mrs. Fieldhouse                              Ms. Boersma
    • Mr. Fieldhouse                                Ms. Jorgensen
    • Mrs. Smith                                       Mr. Hirn
    • Mr. Zigar
  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019 – performances at 1:30 and 7:00pm
    • Mrs. Webb                                       Ms. Wong
    • Mrs. Stroh                                       Mrs. Borsoff
    • Ms. Watson                                     Mrs. Fanzega
    • Ms. Mowbray                                 Mr. Grantham

WE Day Group Photo

Brackendale Leadership at WE Day 2019!

Upcoming Events: November 25th – Report Cards go home with students November 27th – 12:00 pm Dismissal and Parent Teacher Conferences November 28th – 2:00 pm Dismissal and Parent Teacher Conferences November 29th – Hot Lunch

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BRE Friday Communicator – Nov. 15, 2019

Parent Teacher Interviews – November 27 and 28, 2019 – have you booked yours?  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.

Double Zip Line First Ride Raffle Ticket Sales – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 3pm in the Collab corner.   Would you like one of the first rides on the double zip line?  Purchase a First Ride Raffle Ticket for a chance to win!  Tickets for students and adults are $2 for 1 ticket and $5 for 3 tickets.  All proceeds go to our PAC fundraising. 

Grand Opening invitation

BRE Student Presentation to the Board   This week, students from Ms. Mowbray’s class walked the Board through their individual and collective actions to reduce climate change. These actions include participating in the climate action strike, a class bake sale which resulted in a $300 donation to the Watershed Society, student climate action goals and a school-wide action with regards to the candy wrapper collection campaign. Congratulations!

From the Breakfast Club  Breakfast club needs more volunteers to help manage the tables while kids are eating from 8:30 to 8:50am. It is a short period and a fun time!  Sign up for any days on the calendar by the PAC bulletin board and submit a criminal record check to the office.  There is no further commitment, just a smile in the morning.

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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

fall back

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.

pumpkins

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