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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Latest Weather Update

BRE is OPEN today!

Please do not take any unnecessary risks to arrive at school.

Student safety is a primary concern and for that reason students will be staying indoors during recess and lunch today.

The school district will monitor the weather advisory throughout the day and close schools early if necessary. Parents and caregivers may always make plans that they feel are best for their families.

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Happy New Year!

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.

Weather Advisory – winter weather is upon us and we would like to remind families that our students go outside at recess and lunch every day so your children should come to school with wet-weather or snow-weather clothes and footwear.  A change of clothes (pants and socks particularly) in their backpack is very helpful.  The temperatures next week are expected to be cold; layer your children with hats, mitts, scarfs and insulated winter boots.  We will assess safety daily and will respond accordingly.

Your child likely came home with a pair of red fuzzy socks – many thanks to Jumpstart and Vancouver Coastal Health for donating these to our students!

Coding and Robotics Club – Starting next week, intermediate students will have an opportunity to work with coding and robots on Thursdays at lunch time. Please fill out and return the notice form if your child is interested. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Park at the school or email at lpark@sd48.bc.ca

Brackendale PAC and LB Productions present “Hobbit the Musical” on Friday, January 31st.  Auditions for this student production will take place on Wednesday, January 22nd at noon hour.  Permission forms will be provided to interested students next week.

Vaping Presentation – Parents and caregivers are invited to attend Clearing The Cloud – a vaping presentation from Vancouver Coastal Health and the BC Lung Association on Tuesday, February 18th from 6:30pm – 7:45pm in our conference room. This presentation complements next month’s presentations on the topic to Grade 5 and 6 students.  Babysitting will be available on site.

Child Care in B.C. Survey – How do you access child care in BC? Share your thoughts online until Jan 17 and help to inform future service improvements. More info available here

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Friday Communicator – Dec. 20, 2019

December Festivities1

More fun activities in the lead-up to Winter Break – The Kids Only Christmas Store, holiday crafts and Twin Day. Thanks to all the teachers, parents, students and volunteers for all the great ideas.

A big thank you to all the volunteer wrappers and shop helpers that helped make the Kids Only Christmas Shop a great success again this year. We had many happy shoppers find the perfect gifts for their families.

Hobbit

 

Brackendale PAC is pleased to present a student production of Hobbit The Musical.  More information will be sent home early in January and student auditions will take place at lunch hour on January 27th.  Students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 are welcome to audition for the production which takes place on January 31st.

 

We wish you all a very happy holiday!  Enjoy the time together and we will all return, rested and ready to go on Monday, January 6th, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday Communicator – Dec. 13/19

December Festivities

We have been truly enjoying the December festivities here at Brackendale! Winter Sweater Day, Writing Day, Kelsi and Zoey with the Library Book Tree; collaborative learning in the Library and some incredibly cute crafts!

lost and found

Lost and Found Treasures – our lost and found is pretty full and we will be donating everything that’s there at the end next week.  Please take this opportunity to come and take a look at our collection before December 20th.

Upcoming Events:

  • Monday, Dec 16 – Twin Day
  • Tuesday, Dec 17 – Winter Movie Dress Up Day
  • Wednesday, Dec 18
    • Kids Only Christmas Store
    • Elf Dressup Day
  • Thursday, Dec 19 – Winter Pattern/Attire Day
  • Friday, Dec 20
    • Formal Winter Dressup Day
    • Swimming 1-3pm – Mrs. Fanzega, Ms. Jorgensen and Mrs. Borsoff’s classes
    • Last day of school before Winter Break
  • Monday, Jan 6 – Back to School

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.gingerbread

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.

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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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