Friday, Sept 6, 2019

Dear Brackendale Families,

Welcome back to our Brackendale Elementary school community!

I am so excited to announce that we have grown!  We are now at 329 students.  The Brackendale team of teachers, learning support specialists, counselor and principal worked thoughtfully and carefully throughout the week to create the best learning environment for our children within 15 classrooms.  Today, your child will bring home the exciting news of who will be their classmates and teachers for the 2019-2020 school year. Our school newsletter, to be published next week, will include an introduction to all our staff members, both new and returning.IMG_1763

Thank you for your support and encouragement in our first week back.  We are looking forward to the year ahead filled with:  community, a love of learning, and going deeper with our Critical Thinking school goal.


Ms. Karen Saenger



We have welcome messages from both the Welcome Back from the Minister of Education and the Welcome Back from the Board Chair and District – click on the links to read these important messages.

School Supplies – We are very pleased to announce that support for our new school supplies process has been wonderful!  We really appreciate families embracing this new system – hopefully you have enjoyed the simpler process.  If you have not yet paid for your child’s supplies it is an easy process through the School Fees Online system – sign up today!  Supplies fees are $50 for each student for the year.

Permission Forms – Also attached to the School Fees Online system are many of the permission forms that you are asked to sign each year – so far we have attached the Freedom of Information and CASL forms for each student.  Email notices will come to you when forms are added and you will be able to see them when you log in to the system. Additional forms will be added as the weeks go by – forms are easy to complete this way and the information gets to us directly – no more lost paperwork between home and school!

September is a busy month – mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

  • Thurs, Sept 12 – Student Photo Day
  • Fri, Sept 13 – Fire Drill
  • Wed, Sept 18 – Michael Mitchell “Canada is for Kids” performance 11:00am
  • Wed, Sept 18 – PAC Meeting 7:00pm
  • Fri, Sept 20 – Terry Fox Run in the afternoon
  • Sept 23 – 27 – Book Fair Week
  • Tue, Sept 24 – Wildlife Drill
  • Wed, Sept 25 – Meet the Teacher night
  • Mon, Sept 30 – Orange Shirt Day
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