February 24, 2014
Parking and Traffic – We are continuing to experience parking issues. Some mornings we do not have spaces left for our staff to park. We continue to encourage parents not to park in our lot, unless you are volunteering or have a meeting with a teacher. We are also concerned about the traffic on Caryndale at drop off and pick up times. We have received calls from parents concerned about the number of cars and the safety of students crossing the street. We appreciate your support in ensuring the safety of all students.
Music at Brigadoon – The Kodaly Choir is busily preparing for their performance at Centre in the Square on Wednesday, May 7. They will be part of a 500 student mass choir made up of junior singers from across the WRDSB.
-Brigadoon will be playing ‘host’ for one of the area rehearsals on Friday, February 28. Beautiful music will be filling the air as 150+ singers will be filling our gym with glorious music that afternoon!
-Look for details to come home in March about our upcoming “Brigadoon Barnyard Bash” on June 19. This evening will feature the Drama Club, singers, a real barn, and perhaps even a few surprises. Save the date!!
Drama Club – Approximately 5o Gr. 4, 5 and 6 students are meeting once a week to practise for their performance in our June “Brigadoon Barnyard Bash”.
Rise to Success Conference – WRDSB is offering a free confernce with Keynote speaker Michael Reist, Author of “What Every Parent Should Know About School”. The conference will take place on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. You can register online at wrdsb.ca/pic or by phoning 519 570-0003 ext. 4555. Brochures are availabe at Brigadoon on our parent information shelf in the front entrance.
Addition/Renovation – Plans are moving forward with our Addtition/Renovation project. We should know by the end of March if we will be getting a 2 or a 4 room addition. Work on the addition is slated to begin on April 14th.
Olympics at Brigadoon – Our Primary students participated in our own Olympic events including: bob sled, curling, biathalon etc. on Thursday, February 2oth. Thanks to Mrs. Morris for initiating and coordinating this exciting event for our students!
EQAO – Our Gr. 3 students will be participating in EQAO testing on May 26th, 27th and 28th and our Gr. 6 students will participate on June 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Please mark these dates on your calendar and try to avoid these dates when scheduling appointments.
Sports Jersey Day – Students are encouraged to wear their favourite sports jersey on Friday, February 28th.
March 7th – Students will not attend school on Friday, March 7th. This day will be the second unpaid day for teachers (December 2oth was the first unpaid day).
March Break – This year our March Break is March 10th – 14th.
February 12, 2014
PARENTS AND STUDENTS –
This is a reminder to place your March orders. 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
February 4, 2014
Gr. 5 Camp Meeting – There will be a meeting on Tues. Feb. 4th at 7:00 for parents of students in Gr. 5.
Ski Club – Our Ski Club will ski at Chicopee on Thurs. Feb. 6th and Thurs. Feb. 13th.
Nutrition Workshop – Just a reminder that one of our parents, Krista Harrison, is hosting a Nutrition Workshop at Brigadoon on Monday, Feb. 10th at 6:30 in the Library. Please return the form if you plan to attend.
EQAO – If you have a child in Gr. 3 or 6, please try to ensure that they are able to attend school when their assessments are taking place. Our Gr. 3′s will write their test on May 26th, 27th and 28th and the Gr. 6′s will write on June 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
Kindergarten Registration – If you have a child born in 2009 or 2010 who is not currently attending Junior Kindergarten, please call Mrs. Head at 519 895-2353. Registration will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 12th.
Family Day – Family Day is on Monday, Feb. 17th. We hope you enjoy your day together!
School Council – Our next School Council meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 24th at 7:00. We hope you can attend.
Sports Day – On Friday, Feb. 28th students can wear their favourite team’s jersey to school.
CSA Helmet Requirement For Skating – Just a reminder that WRDSB has a new helmet requirement for all staff and students for all skating events. Staff and students are now required to wear a CSA approved hockey helmet. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
November 22, 2013
Severe Weather Procedures
We are quickly approaching the time of year when cold, snowy weather is to be expected. Brigadoon will only be closed if the severe weather warrants the closure of ALL schools. Otherwise, Brigadoon will remain open all day and students will be dismissed that the end of the day.
In the event that the weather is severe enough to cause concern about school closures, parents are reminded to listen to the local radio stations early in the morning for announcements (KOOL FM, CHYM FM, DAVE FM 107.5, CKWR 98.5, CKGL AM 570). Please do not phone the school.