ESNS May Order Reminder

April 22, 2014

This is a reminder to place your May orders if you have not already done so.   LOG ON TO  We will continue to offer Boston Pizza Hot Lunches (Pasta, Stir-fry, and Stromboli) and Subway Subs on alternate Tuesdays and New Orleans pizza on Fridays.   The new snack offerings include Farm to Table popcorn, Terracotta Cookies, and Martin’s apple crisps.  All of our products sold on our website meet the Nutritional guidelines set out by the ministry of Education.    Please remember that all orders must be placed NINE (9) DAYS BEFORE THE DATE you want your item delivered.

If you have any questions or concerns contact ESNS at


Yearbook Contest Winner

April 16, 2014

Our Yearbook contest was a huge success with 94 students participating!  Students did an amazing job on their creative entries.  It was an extremely close competition with Emily T. (room 17) acquiring the most votes.  The runners up include: Paige F. (room 18), Maleeha S. (room 16), Ariana C. (room 11) and Yahya A. (room 10).  Congratulations to all of our participants!  Don’t forget to order your Yearbook.

Time to order your 2013/14 Yearbook

April 9, 2014

It’s not too late to order a 2013/14 Yearbook.

We received 94 entries for the Yearbook cover contest and they were amazing!  It will be very difficult to pick just one winner but we’ll have that done by next week.     Don’t miss your chance to get a copy of the yearbook, they are on sale until Friday April 11th for $17.   If you lost the form (or it never made it home!) you can send in a note along with the money still this week noting your child’s name and classroom.

Spring Fair

April 4, 2014

      The spring weather is coming and so is the annual Brigadoon Spring Fair! The School Council sponsors this event, with help from the YMCA Childcare, but we also need the support of our parent community.  Here’s how you can help:

  • Mark your calendars now – Come out for a night of fun – Thursday, May 29th.
  • Volunteer at the event – Look for more information to come home.
  • Donate raffle prizes –Any donations are welcome – new items only please.  Donation suggestions include: gift cards (movies, restaurants, shopping), concert tickets, sporting event tickets, toys, games, crafts, pampering products, golf passes, sports equipment, gift baskets, etc.  Please send donations by May 13th either to your child’s teacher, or drop off in the office (clearly mark that the item is for the Spring Fair, and also include your name/child’s class). Contact me if you have any questions: Thanks for your help!

April Updates

March 31, 2014

Safety and Bus Patrol Dodgeball Game – On Friday, April 4th our Safety and Bus Patrols will play dodgeball with Brigadoon teachers and 5 Police Officers.  We look forward to this exciting event!

Earth Week Activities – We have a number of special events planned at Brigadoon.  From April 9th-11th students can bring in used clothing donations for Bag2School.  Our Yard Clean Up will take place on Wednesday, April 23rd and Walk to School Day will be Friday, April 25th.  On May 2nd, the ECO School Group will be in to perform an audit to see if we will meet our goal of becoming an ECO school.    Congratulations to Mrs. Van Schaik on securing a Stewardship Grant for $3 000 for Brigadoon!  We look forward to seeing the how we will be able to improve our playground.  Thanks to Mrs. Gruber-Kelly, Mrs. Van Schaik and the ECO Club members for all of their hard work!

Build A School Project – Thank you to everyone who helped to make Gum Day such a huge success!  Through the purchase of gum licenses and donations, we raised $497 to put towards our Build a School Project.  That birings our total funds raised so far this year to $1 815.  We are almost 1/5 of the way to our goal of $10 000.  Global Leaders

Spring Concert – Choir Permission forms for our Spring Concert have gone home with students in grades 1-6.  Rehearsals will begin this week for our “Brigadoon Barnyard Bash”.  This special evening will include a short Primary musical titled “Cock-a-Doodle Dandy, presentations from the Drama Club and selections sung by the Junior Choir.  We hope to see you on Thursday, June 19th  for the performance at 7:00 p.m.

Planning for Next Year – In the next month, we start to think about generating tentative class lists for next year.  A great deal of thought and consideration goes into generating these lists with the goal of creating balanced classes and addressing the needs of all of our students.  In the coming weeks, teachers will be meeting to consider the placement of each student based on a combination of the following criteria:

  • the academic level of the student
  • the child’s learning style
  • the social/emotional level of each student
  • the relationship that exists between students (friendships)
  • gender
  • special needs

If you feel that you have information that you would like to share with us to consider when placing your child, your are invited to put this in writing addressed to Mrs. Hagey-Nichols and delivered to the office by Friday, April 25th.  Please understand that this is not an opportunity to request a specific teacher for your child.

ESQ (Science) Night – School Council is sponsoring ESQ Night again this year.  This event is will take place on Thursday, April 17th.  We hope you can make it!

School Council – Our next School Council Meeting will take place on Monday, April 28th at 7:00 in the Library.


March 27, 2014

Our staffing for next year is dependent on an accurate count of expected students.  If you know your family is moving to a new school next year and not attending Brigadoon, please let Mrs. Head in the office know as soon as possible.  If new families are expected in your neighbourhood, please invite them to register, even if their children will not attend until September.  Thank you!

F & CS Looking For Foster Families

March 18, 2014

Family and Childrens Services are looking for foster families in the Waterloo Region.  Click here 2013 foster care waterloo region for more information.