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Brentwood this Week

Monday, January 20th                         -           Shorts Weather? No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.

Tuesday, January 21st                         -           Relay Club (Grade 4,5&6)

Wednesday, January 22nd                    -          Pizza Lunch/BWD Literacy Night

Thursday, January 23rd                       -           Junior ATB/BESC Parent Council Meeting

Friday, January 24th                            -         NO Running Club/Harriers Relay Race                                                     

*Please visit website for more details.

 Pizza Lunch Wednesday, January 22nd

Take a break from packing your child’s lunch that day and send a few dollars for a slice or two (or three).  Children can choose from cheese or pepperoni and slices are just $2 per piece. 

*Send $ in the AM, all orders will be placed by 9:30am, no late orders accepted.

(Sorry, no special orders can be accommodated)

Attendance Reporting

Attendance & Safe Arrival: One measure of keeping students safe is ensuring students have safely arrived at school. If your child is going to be late or absent for any reason, it is important that you contact the OFFICE immediately via email or phone (available 24hours/day) no later than 8:30am and report the reason for the absence/late. **Thank you kindly for your co-operation and support.

Inclement Weather

With the winter season well underway, we want to remind families to dress children appropriately for the weather when getting ready for school or the bus. The weather often changes unexpectedly throughout the day, so please select suitable outerwear and ensure your child is prepared for changing conditions.

If inclement weather conditions occur, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will advise families of any bus cancellations using various communications tools, including automated-telephone messages, alerts posted on www.eips.ca and school websites, Twitter, Facebook, local radio &TV stations and on Versatrans My Stop.

Decisions regarding bus cancellations are guided by EIPS’ Administrative Procedure 131: Inclement Weather, which states: “school bus service may be suspended … when there is a forecast or current temperature of -40 C including wind chill, in one or more regions.” Other reasons for suspending or delaying school bus services include adverse weather and poor road condition.

When school bus services are suspended, schools remain open to students. EIPS believes families have the right and responsibility to make choices for their children based on their beliefs and perceptions of safety during times of inclement weather.

For more information, contact EIPS Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.

Brentwood Literacy Night

TIME: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM LOCATION: GYMNASIUM

Brentwood is welcoming families to a Literacy Night on Wednesday, January 22nd from 6:30pm till 7:30pm. There will be a brief (10 – 15 minute) presentation at the start in the gym, teachers will share strategies to help support fluency and reading comprehension at home. Following the presentation, activities will be set up around the school that you will be able to complete with your children. Every family will leave with a special Brentwood bag full of information to take home.

Counsellor’s Corner

Worry Warriors Program

Helping children learn skills for managing worry, anxiety, stress and friendships. This 6 week Sherwood Park program is now open for registration. Program information and registration can be found here: https://www.thriveteens.ca/worry-warriors-program

They can be reached at 780-289-5437 or info@thriveteens.ca if you have any questions. 

Michelle Engblom Director & Counsellor thriveteens.ca 780-289-5437

PowerSchool & Fees are DUE

2019/20 School fees are now past DUE and are available on PowerSchool. To access your fee information, simply log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and go to “Student Fees.” There you can view your fees and pay them online using Visa, MasterCard or INTERAC Online—when available from your financial institution. 

School Council Meeting Thursday, January 23rd @ 6:30pm.

At this meeting we will be discussing school fees for the next school year. Hope to see you there.

Board Games???

If you have any board games, cards, Lego, blocks etc. that are looking for a new home, please done them to the school.  They are great for our indoor recesses. Thanks

EIPS Division Calendar 2020-21: Now Available

The official 2020-21 EIPS calendar is now available online. The calendar includes important dates during the 2020-21 school such as school-closure days; breaks; the first and last day of classes; professional learning days; and early dismissal days.

Returning Student Registration for 2020-21
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will once again conduct an online returning student registration process to confirm student registrations for the 2020-21 school year. Families of all returning students must complete the process to confirm the school their child plans to attend in the 2020-21 school year. Additionally, students who want to attend a non-designated school need to make that request through the returning student registration process—acceptance is based on available space. The 2020-21 returning student registration takes place Feb. 1-29, 2020.

Access to the Returning Student Registration Form is provided through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you don’t have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, you need to set one up before Feb. 1, 2020.

Kindergarten Registration Starts Soon!
Is your child turning five on or before Dec. 31, 2020? If so, it’s almost time to register for kindergarten.

Kindergarten registration opens for the 2020-21 school year on Feb. 1, 2020.

To help families prepare, Elk Island Public Schools has put together an online toolkit—available at www.eips.ca/kindergarten—to make the transition as smooth as possible. The kit includes information on registration, important dates, programming options, what to expect, eligibility, how to find your designated school, transportation and more.

**Please visit our website under Menu/Kindergarten for Open House information and more.

Another way to stay connected: Follow EIPS on Twitter and Facebook
With 43 schools and close to 17,400 students, there’s a wealth of events, activities and stories taking place across the Division every day. You can find these stories and more by following Elk Island Public Schools on both Facebook and Twitter. Each uses the combination of news articles, videos and photographs that showcases the latest news, updates, events and alerts taking place across the Division.

Plus, if you’re a member of an EIPS school community and want to share in the storytelling, simply tag the Division using #EIPS.

Stay in the loop, follow EIPS on Facebook and Twitter.

Vacation/Extended Absence Notification

PLEASE inform the OFFICE of any extended absences/vacations.  Teachers can only enter daily absences and the office can enter all future absences. Please email or leave a message. Thank you.

Councellor’s Corner

Free Parent Information Sessions from Strathcona County.  Please go to: www.strathcona.ca/parentsupport for more information.

  1. Stress – January 22 – 6:00-7:30pm
    1. Recognize the signs and symptoms of stress in children and learn how we can decrease and manage some of the stressors that children have.  Explore parenting strategies and tips on how to incorporate calming practices into young people’s daily routines.

Messages/Phone Calls for Home time

Other than Emergencies, please make sure all arrangements are made BEFORE school. The office is extremely busy at the end of the day and we are receiving a high number of calls with after school plans.  Thank you.

Update Your PowerSchool Information

The PowerSchool Correction and Verification Form is available online, which replaces the paper form sent to families each fall. Families can use the form to access and update their child’s information—including address, parent and guardian information, emergency contacts and any medical information. Reviewing and updating the form ensures the school has the most up-to-date information regarding your child. All Brentwood Elementary families are asked to review their child’s PowerSchool Correction and Verification Form by ASAP

Clothing Store

New and improved Brentwood Clothing Store is now open.  This store will be open all year and the clothing is shipped directly to your home after you have placed your online order.

https://brentwoodelementary.entripyshops.com/

2019/20 School fees are now available. Please log on to your PowerSchool to pay.

Medical Information

Does your child require medication at school?  Have you filled out all necessary forms?  This information is vital for those students who may require the use of an EpiPen for anaphylactic allergies and/or a puffer for asthma.  If your child requires administrations of any medications at school, then all applicable forms MUST be filled out. Forms available for download on our website under students/medical forms or in the office.

Check in to the Office

To maintain the safety of students and staff and to ensure that no unauthorized persons wander through the school, ALL visitors must visit the office first.  Please drop off skates, lunch, clothing items at the office.  Teachers have requested that their classrooms not be disrupted during instructional time.  Thanks everyone for your support.

DROP OFF ZONE & PARKING

Please note this is a drop off zone, NO parking and leaving the vehicle.  Please park in visitor parking only.

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