I'm always very excited by the great learning and community
spirit that lives at Brentwood School.
Not a day has gone by without me experiencing something new and exciting
about this great place. This same
sentiment was shared by our Area 1 Director, Ms. Christine Davies, who recently
visited our school.
During a morning
visit, she took the opportunity to visit with 3 students from various
classrooms to see the ‘learning in action’ while questioning students and staff
about their experiences as members of this community. Her parting comments were – “What great
learning is taking place at your school.
Your school development plan is alive and well.” I could not agree more. Bravo Brentwood – you are a true testament to
a great school!
an effort to keep this positive energy, great learning, and community spirit
alive, I wish to draw your attention to the following items:
- Choosing convenience over safety when
picking up and dropping off students should take priority. As referenced in another section of this
newsletter, parking in appropriate locations (hug and go on the south side for
example) requires due diligence so no one gets into an accident, or worse,
injured. That means using the areas
‘safely’ while ‘obeying the traffic laws’ that go hand in hand with safety (not
making illegal u-turns in the middle of the street or walking through the
parking lot instead of using the walk way).
Please help keep our students, your children, out of harm’s way!
- Ongoing communication and connections about your
child and their learning with his or her teacher is essential to overall
success for children. Please be sure to
review the information presented in your child’s report card recently sent home
and all documentation explaining how achievement is now assessed. Moreover, please make every effort to attend
the upcoming session of conferences in
March which will be student led/involved.
This is a time when students get to ‘strut their stuff’ if you will and
demonstrate their learning in meaningful ways.
It is also a wonderful opportunity for parents to probe their child’s
learning in more depth. I know you won’t
want to miss it!
- We will have an opportunity to gather as a
school community with our annual Family
Fun Night scheduled for the evening of March 6. This year, our Parent Council and Fund Raising
Society are focussed on bringing us together in an evening of fun and
entertainment, as well as share a fund raising campaign to finish turning our
library into a true learning commons.
Come one – come all to enjoy a night with your family and find on how
you can support creating another special learning environment for your
- We are excited to once again have five Grade 5
students entering the Calgary Science Fair in April. We will keep you posted on their successes
when the time comes for judging and awards.
Bravo Grade 5!
- Thanks to the support of our Fund Raising
society, and the work of our teacher members of our artist residency committee,
we will be hosting part two of our Artist in Residence program in the second
half of April beginning of May for Grades K, 1, and 2. More information regarding presentations and
performances will be sent home closer to residency dates.
Important Dates -- See our Calendar page
for upcoming events and activities.