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Brentwood this Week

Monday, March 1st - Make it Sow Fundraiser Closes at 4pm!

Wednesday, March 3rd -  Jean & Jersey Day/Early Dismissal

Friday, March 5th - PD Day - No School

**Please visit our website for updated information**  

Covid-19 Daily Screening Reminder

Families if unsure, please complete the questionnaire for information. Thank you.

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/edc-covid-19-screening-questionaire-english.pdf

Attendance Reporting (Please report to the OFFICE)  

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 (leave a message available  

24hours/day) no later than 8:30am and report the reason for the absence/late. **Thank you.  

kindly for your cooperation and support. 

FUNDRAISER!!  Looking for a way to support our wonderful school and get ahead on the gardening?  Please read the details below to learn about our exciting fundraiser starting today!

MAKE IT SOW

This is an ideal opportunity for anyone who is considering planting a vegetable or flower garden (large or small!) to purchase a variety of seeds and support Brentwood at the same time. It will be running from February 16th to March 1st.  Attached is a brochure with all the different seeds available, ranging from flowers to vegetables and renewable coco starter soil Greenhouse kits. 

They only use high quality seeds and stand behind their products 100% guaranteed satisfaction. They do not supply any GMO seeds and only use germination tested seeds ideal for Canadian climates. If you, your friends, neighbours or family members, love gardening or are simply interested in getting a head start on your spring planting supplies, please visit (website link) to place your order.  Feel free to share the link and ordering information listed below with family and friends.  All orders will be completed online with ALL ORDERS WILL BE SHIPPED TO BRENTWOOD.  Order Pickup will be at Brentwood school with scheduled appointments, further details for pickups will follow.

Make It Sow Bonus program will also plant trees on our behalf. For every ten packages we sell they will plant one tree in Canada on our behalf with a certificate, so if we sell 200 packages they will plant 20 trees.  

Gardening not your thing?  That’s ok, it makes a great gift or donation. 

This program has excellent margins, which will be a great boost to fund the needs of our teachers and students.  With this fundraiser we would like to set aside a monetary amount for each teacher to buy essentials for their classrooms. We are also working towards possibly putting an additional water bottle filling station in the division 2 area, currently there is only one in division 

  1. Go to https://shop.makeitsow.com for our on-line ordering and payment.
  2.     Go to the top bar, go to the “Shop Now” button and start to shop (no password or username is needed at this point) When you completed your order go to the next step.
  3.     Complete your order and these will be in your cart. When ready to check out press “Cart” at the top right and follow the steps.
  4.     Now it is going to ask you for a username and Password: 

Username: BESC.info@gmail.com Password: Brentwood 

  1.     Then you will see an information “Contact Information” box which is our group name, do not change this info, go to the “Billing Address” and change to your address (each customer will add their name and address in this box) this is where you add your info so we can track all your group's orders. Once completed, go to “Continue to Payment”. Some payment methods may preload the billing Address from payment types.
  2.     Pick your payment card and press complete. Your administrator will get a copy of your order. All orders will be shipped to Brentwood.  Pick up information will follow.

Please find attached a brochure with product details.  Make it Sow Great Green Fundraiser Attachment  If you have any questions, please feel free to email besc.info@gmail.com.

Counsellor’s Corner 

**Please visit our website – Menu/Counsellor to see some amazing resources** 

So many Sessions, please see the CYF Caregiver March Newsletter and Virtual Parent 

Support Groups 

Noon hour Supervision Fees for the 2020/21 School Year 

Fees for the third quarter have been posted to your PowerSchool Parent Portal. All fees for this quarter are due by February 15,2021. Any credits on account are automatically applied and reduces the fee(s) owing. To access your fee and credit information, log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and go to “Student Fees.” There you can view your fees and pay online using Visa, MasterCard or INTERAC Online—when available from your financial institution.   

If circumstances exist where you are unable to pay your fees, you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees. For the 2020-21 year, the deadline for receiving fee waiver applications was extended to Feb. 15, 2021. The only applications that will be accepted after that date will be from families new to Elk Island Public Schools.  

Late Arrivals 

If your student will be late for school, please have them come to the front doors where 

someone will be able to let them in. 

Weekly Monday Morning Announcements on YouTube   

Please visit our main website page and click the YouTube sign to play video. 

2021-22 Division Calendars

The EIPS 2021-22 Division calendar and kindergarten calendar PDFs are now available. Highlights from the 2021-22 Division calendar include:

  • September 1: first day of classes
  • November 8-12: November break
  • December 22 to January 4: Christmas break
  • February 1: second semester begins
  • February 10-11: Teachers’ Convention
  • March 28 to April 1: spring break
  • June 28: last day of classes
  • June 29: last operational day before the summer break

EIPS Division calendar 2021-22 | EIPS kindergarten calendar 2021-22 

Kindergarten Registration OPEN

Is your child turning five on or before Dec. 31, 2021? If so, it is time to register for kindergarten. 

Kindergarten registration opened for the 2021-22 school year on Feb. 1, 2021. 

To help families prepare, Elk Island Public Schools has put together online EIPS Kindergarten Tool kit 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 have a birth certificate or current Passport to register. 

First Nations, Inuit and Metis Education:

Metis Nation Annual Youth-Senior Gathering  

- February 20-21 The annual Metis event will be held online this year. 

First Nations, Métis and Inuit Parent Engagement Sessions

The First Nations, Métis and Inuit education team at EIPS has planned a three-part series— Developing Foundational Knowledge of First Nations, Metis and Inuit cultures, histories and contemporary contexts—designed for all EIPS parents and families who are curious to learn about First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures, perspectives and histories. The sessions are designed as entry points to understanding as we work toward learning our collective truth on the path of reconciliation. Join the session

Session 3: March 16; 7-7:30 p.m.

  • Language of this land: The importance of highlighting Indigenous languages; deepening understanding of relationship to land through language; what exploration of Indigenous languages can look like in schools

Social Media 

Instagram 

https://instagram.com/brentwoodeips?r=nametag 

Counsellor’s Corner 

**Please visit our website – Menu/Counsellor to see some amazing resources** 

So many Sessions, please see the CYF Caregiver February Newsletter and Virtual Parent 

Support Groups 

WEBSITE www.brentwoodelementary.ca 

Please familiarize yourself with this website. You can find calendars, bell schedules, contacts, 

registration, links to PowerSchool etc. 

Emails 

If you have signed up to receive our emails and have not been getting them, please check  

your spam or junk. https://www.eips.ca/contact/subscribe 

*If you have an email change please update in PowerSchool and then it takes 24hrs to sync and  

then you can subscribe. 

Phone Calls 

We receive many, many calls so please leave a detailed message, and someone will return your 

call promptly. Email is Awesome!! 

Medical Information 

Please visit our website for medical forms. All forms MUST be filled out to administer any medication. 

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/ 

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