As we enter our second school year of having full implementation of the new curriculum, teachers will be using Monday, Oct. 23rd as a day to further explore the curricular changes and collaborate with fellow staff. This day is slightly different than a “regular” Pro-D Day in the fact that it is solely devoted to working with the new curriculum, whereas a Pro-D Day is devoted to delving into any area a teacher might be passionate about or want to further develop skills, strategies, and understanding.
Burnaby Parks & Rec will be running “Brantford Family Gym” starting in October.
The program is for Brantford families, and provides the space and the gear for families to run, kick, throw and tumble together. Or, if you’d prefer, a spirited game of hockey, soccer or basketball. The program will have a large variety of toys for our youngest athletes. All toys and equipment provided. An adult must accompany children.
Must be 5 and up.
Runs: Wednesdays October 4—November 29
5:00pm-6:30pm Barcode: 458142
Fee:$38.60 per child for 9 sessions
Orange Shirt Day? What is that?
Well, Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come. Many people are unaware of the history of Residential Schools and the impact these had on the Aboriginal Cultures of Canada…Orange Shirt Day is a small step towards acknowledging this part of our history and working towards reconciliation. For more information, visit http://www.orangeshirtday.org/
Officially, Orange Shirt Day is held on Saturday, Sept. 30th, but due to a Pro-D Day and the weekend, Brantford will be acknowledging Orange Shirt Day on Thursday, Sept. 28th. We encourage everyone to wear Orange that day.
Can you believe that the start of school is just around the corner? First day back will be this coming Tuesday, September 5th, 2017. First bell rings at 8:50 a.m., with students in session from 8:55 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
- Students that attended last year will be returning to last year’s teacher for the most part. Some staff have moved rooms over the summer, & there are a number of new staff, so there will be signage up around the school directing families where to bring their children the first day.
- New students attending Brantford for the first time will meet in the library for a quick welcome and orientation, then will join a classroom with their grade peers. Parents are welcome to accompany their children for this session.
- Parents, come join the principal, Kurt Gurney, some of the PAC Executive, and other parents from the community in the gym at this time for some coffee and some time to catch up. I’ll bring a hose in case it’s too hot in the gym 🙂
Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 will be our first full day of classes for students in grades 1-7. We are so excited to see you all and hear about your amazing summer adventures.
One of our Carnival silent auction items this year was for the chance to be Principal for the Day. Well, that day was Thursday, June 22nd, and what great principals we had. So did they simply sit in the office and suspend students? Did they ban homework and extend recess? Let’s find out in their own words:
Being the ‘’New principal’’ was a fun experience to have done in life,
I’ve got to say, this was never a task I thought I would ever do or ever thought of doing. It was a different experience than I thought it would be like, I guess principals don’t eat chocolate cakes or ride to school in limousines, but they still do have loads of fun. As principal for the day, I read to kindergartens, I made coffee, I organized the gym room and it was also surprisingly fun. I did some real work like, I unlocked the school doors, I even made an actual phone call to Buckingham school asking to borrow 20 tables, which was very nerve racking when I was on the phone. I made this short blurb, announced my new job to the school and went out for recess supervision. I even taught gym class which was loads of fun, I picked a game added a few rules or two, yelled orders of how to play and the teams assigned, and I even got to join in on the fun and got assigned to a capture the flag team myself. I had a lot of fun being the principal for the day and I hope I’ll get to sub in as Mr. Gurney another time for this fun and amazing school.
Sincerely, Ms. S. Woudstra
I never knew that being a principal involved that much responsibility, but it was fun though. I got to read to a grade 1 class, I helped organize the skipping ropes in the storage room, I made announcements, I got to give an extra recess to the students, and I supervised outside. I had pizza in my new office with my friends, I taught PE to a class, and I had a lot of fun. I really liked putting paper in the shredder probably most of all, and missing an afternoon of school was great too. I really hope that I get a chance to do this again.
Mr. R. Woudstra
Big thanks to Mr. & Ms. Woudstra for being such great sports and taking on the role so well…and even sharing a little pizza with me as well. Can’t wait until we do it again.
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