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Brentwood this Week

Tuesday, October 19th - Brentwood Workshop 6:30-8:00pm via Zoom

Thursday, October 21st - Picture Retakes and Kindergarten Group B (9am start)

School Council Purpose Workshop Tue, Oct 19th 6:30-8:00pm

Brentwood School Council invites you to an interactive & informative workshop explaining the Purpose of School Council

All parents/guardians of students enrolled in Brentwood, all staff members, and interested community members are invited to join us. No Cost to Register. Questions???: Please contact: Brian Vick, School Council Treasurer at bhmvick@gmail.com or 780-719-1853

Please register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMucOChrzwpG93q-rOpmadRqqrNXnnJkK5U

Pictures

If you have ANY questions please contact Studios Photography info@studiosphotography.ca (780) 468-4929.  Retakes are in the AM October 21st.  Retake forms are to be handed directly to the photographer on Oct 21st. If you have lost the form, please send a note with your student to hand to the photographer. **Pictures are outside if weather permits.

Home Alone & Babysitter Courses

Please visit our website for registration and more information. 

Confident Kids Safety Courses

Staff Contact Changes

We recently made changes to how families can contact Brentwood Elementary staff.

If you’d like to reach out to your child’s teacher directly, simply log in to your PowerSchool Parent Portal or your Brightspace Parent & Guardian account. From there you can find the email contact information for all your child’s teachers and reach out to them directly as needed.

To connect with school administration and main office staff, refer to the https://www.brentwoodelementary.ca/contact to send an email to the applicable person directly. From the online contact form, you can also send an email to report your child’s absence.

If you’re having trouble with your PowerSchool or Brightspace account, contact the school office. 

Counsellor’s Corner 

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

 Caregiver Education Sessions

Alberta Health Services hosts a variety of virtual caregiver information sessions throughout the year focused on ways to support students’ mental health. The sessions are free and geared toward parents, caregivers, teachers and community members who want to learn more about challenges impacting children and adolescents. Session topics include anxiety, ADHD, depression, self-harm, technology, teens and teaching leadership skills, communication, resiliency and more Visit Caregiver Education to see the monthly caregiver sessions.

Easing into the School Year

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-XFOoCmJKASrizSsiKDUUQtPjgg1RCqb/view?usp=sharing

Parenting: All About Identity 

Strathcona County Family Resource Network has partnered with altView Foundation to deliver Inclusive Parenting: All About Identity on October 20th, at 6:00pm. This session will be virtual, and is focused on supporting parents in exploring the importance of identity with their children, how to model being a 2LGBTQ+ ally, and how to have age appropriate conversations with your child. Participants will be encouraged to be vulnerable, ask questions, and learn something new! Anyone who has children or youth in their life is welcome, whether you are a parent, a family member, or a service provider. To register, visit www.strathcona.ca/familyresourcenetwork

Masks

Friendly reminder to please send your students with at least 2 masks/day.  We have many students coming to school with no masks.  Thank you.

School Fees

Fees were posted on PowerSchool on Friday, September 24th and are due 30 days after.  Reminder to pay all outstanding school fees from last year also.  Thank you kindly. If circumstances exist where you’re unable to pay your school fees, you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees. The application deadline is Dec. 15, 2021.https://www.eips.ca/schools/fees/waiver-of-fees

Guide to Reporting Student Achievement 2021-2022

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:84a0da27-4429-4444-81dc-de065bc45dd6

Also available on our website: Menu/Documents/Guide to Reporting Student Achievement 2021-2022

Medication

If your child will need medication administered at the school you MUST complete the following: https://www.brentwoodelementary.ca/home/news/post/medical-information

**If you need printed, let me know and I will send it home with the student.

Agendas Now available for anyone wanting to order, limited availability

Please send us an email chantelle.grieve@eips.ca if you are wanting one and it will be added to your account.  Once paid we will give it to your student.

Attendance Reporting (Please report to the OFFICE by 8:30am available 24 hrs/day)  

We take attendance in the morning and afternoon for all students.  If you know your student will NOT be attending that day, morning or afternoon or any future days, or leaving throughout the day please let us know via voicemail message or attendance email or my email with a reason. Thanks in advance.

Website www.brentwoodelementary.ca 

Please familiarise yourself with the website.  It will have contacts, calendars, bell schedules, powerschool access etc.  If you find there is something not on the website, please let me know.

Phone Calls 

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

call promptly. Unless of an emergency, please no phone calls after 2:20pm for after school directions.  Play dates are to be arranged before school.  Email is Awesome!! Thanks so much.

Student Transportation: 2021-22 

For those students who didn’t indicate needing transportation service through the pre-enrolment process and want to now register, simply contact EIPS Student Transportation at 780-417-8151 or email st@eips.ca.

For more information about EIPS Student Transportation visit www.eips.ca/transportation.

NOTE: Families can pay fees online using the PowerSchool Parent Portal. To pay in-person contact Student Transportation to make an appointment.

Did you know each EIPS bus is equipped with video surveillance? Video surveillance and equipment helps:

  • ensure the safety of all students, drivers and property; and
  • discourage destructive acts.

On a regular basis, EIPS Student Transportation reviews the video recordings, in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP Act). The recordings assist the department with monitoring student and driver conduct and may be used as evidence in a disciplinary matter.

For more information about the collection, use and disclosure of personal information, contact the EIPS FOIP Co-ordinator at 780-464-3477.

Social Media 

Instagram 

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

Weekly Monday Morning Announcements on YouTube   

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

Bobcat Clothing

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

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:

  • 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 

Social Media 

Instagram 

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

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. 

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