PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

We have been busy Bears this month! November included Progress Reports, Parent/Teacher Interviews, Remembrance Day Assembly, Play with Clay Pottery, The Making Box Improv Project, Brant Bear Basketball League, giant snowballs, Field Trips, Special Guests, and another packed house for our Family Movie Night!

Our school has numerous employee groups working who are members of ETFO (Teachers), CUPE (Custodians), and OSSTF (Office Coordinator, ECEs, EAs, CYC). Due to the labour situation, the best source of updated information is our school board website at www.ugdsb.ca.

On behalf of the Brant Ave Staff, I would like to wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year. Please know that as a school, we are here to help your entire family. Please contact your classroom teacher or the office if you ever have a concern or need. Happy Holidays!

Mr. Anderson

IMPORTANT DATES

Dec 6 - Junior Volleyball Tournament at Willow Road
Dec 14 - Storm Game for Safety Patrols (Saturday)
Dec 18 - Winter Holiday Concert at 2pm
Dec 21 - Jan 5 - NO SCHOOL
Jan 6 - Back to school

WINTER HOLIDAY CONCERT

We are having our winter holiday concert at 2:00pm on Wednesday, December 18th. This is for all parents from JK-Grade 6.

JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Junior Kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year begins on Tuesday January 7, 2020.  Children born in 2016 are eligible to begin Junior Kindergarten in September 2020.

For more information about this process or to find the time and date of our JK FI registration process information nights at a school near you, please visit www.ugdsb.ca/jkregistration

HOLIDAY BREAK

Students finish school on Friday, December 20th at the regular time.  School resumes again on Monday, January 6th, 2020.

SCHOOL ARRIVAL

We encourage our students to arrive after 8:40 am and before 8:55am. There is no supervision on the school yard until 8:40 a.m. and no one to supervise students inside before the bell rings.

OUTDOOR RECESS IN THE WINTER

It is getting chilly out and snow has been spotted! Please remember to assist your child(ren) in wearing proper clothing to school. This includes a warm jacket, hat, mittens and waterproof footwear. Thanks for sending labeled extra socks and pants in your child’s backpack just in case. We have a small selection of gently used boots, snow pants and coats at the school to loan to students if they forget theirs.

SAFETY PATROLLERS IN THE COLD

On extremely cold mornings, patrollers and parents should listen to the radio for an announcement regarding altered patrol post coverage times: If no announcement is made, carry on a usual.

-25c. If not, then the patrollers would also shorten their time on duty to 10 minutes.