Wednesday, 25 June 2014

News from around Brown - June 2014

NEW! UNICORN DAYCARE PROGRAM
Unicorn Day Care has opened a Nursery Program starting this September that will operate out of Cottingham Junior Public School. It is a Pre-Kindergarten Enrichment Program for children ages 2.5 - 4 years old. Mornings only (9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) or Extended Hours (9:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. with lunch included). They are now accepting applications. www.unicorndaycare.com or 416-929-6841. Click here to view their flyer.

PUBLISHED STUDENT WRITERS
Congratulations to Anna P. (Grade 3),  Mary Q. (Grade 4), and David L. (Grade 6), who were chosen to have their personal stories about their move to Canada published in the Toronto District School Board's Canadian Passages. We are very proud of the accomplishments that they have achieved in the short time that they have been living in Canada. Way to go!!

MATH CONTEST WINNERS
Back in April, over 30 Brown students from Grades 5 and 6 participated in the Fibonacci and Pythagoras national math contests.

The Fibonacci contest, for Grade 5 students, was written by over 14 000 children across Canada.  Congratulations are given to Nathan H. (Room 38) for being Brown's 3rd place finisher and to Paul E. (Room 32) for being Brown's 2nd place finisher. Special mention goes to Brown’s first place finisher, Nikita K. (Room 33), whose high score ranked him 13th in all of Canada.

The Pythagoras contest is for Grade 6 students and was written by over 19 000 students.  Of the students at Brown who participated, congratulations are given to Arlo C-S. (Room 32) and Thomas G. (Room 38) for being our 3rd place finishers, to Robert T. (Room 30) for being our 2nd place finisher, and to Harry A. (Room 32) for finishing in first place and making the Canadian Honour Roll.

Mr. Mac

MUSIC NEWS
The music department wishes all Brown students a happy and safe summer. Recorders are going home the last week of school. Students should keep their recorders in a safe place so that they can come back to school in September.

New Grade 4 students will have an opportunity to buy a recorder in September. Also, new grade 5 students will have an opportunity to study a string instrument next year with our Itinerant Music Teacher.  More information about joining the string ensemble will be available in September.

Junior Choir will begin rehearsals again in September. All Grade 4, 5 and 6 students are invited to join us. See you in September!

Tanya Turner, Music

LIBRARY NEWS
Thank you all for your support towards the library this year by buying, donating and filing books. Our Book Fair was a success because of our parent volunteers and our book buyers, and we sold for over $5000 worth of books. Please dive into a book this summer!

And don't forget the great Summer Reading Club with the Toronto Public Library. In English: www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca and en fran├žais www.clubdelecturetd.ca

Marie-France Gagnon, Librarian

KISS 'N RIDE
The Kiss 'n Ride program will be wrapping up for the year on June 25th. Special thanks goes out to all the Kiss 'n Ride volunteers who braved one of the coldest winters in recent memory to help out each morning.

The program will start again in early September and we'll be looking for new volunteers. If you are available to help out, or would like to know more about the program, please email Mary Ann Stewart at <maryann@floristware.com>

WORLD CHANGERS UPDATE
Our final fundraising initiative for the school year was a Crazy Hair and Hat Day to help support the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation. Brown's own Anwar B. is an official ambassador for this organization and as a school we were able to raise a total of $531.10 to contribute to JDRF.

Thanks so much to the Brown community for all of your support of various World Changers initiatives this year and we look forward to seeing you in September!

Please feel free to contact the co-chairs with any questions: Allison Fortier <allisonfortier@rogers.com> and Laura Finch <laura.finch@me.com>.

MAGAZINE DRIVE 2014 
The QSP magazine fundraiser will be returning to our school this fall. There will be new digital magazine subscriptions with approximately 50 titles to choose from.

If you are eager to renew your subscriptions before the official campaign begins, you can support our students at any time by shopping online. Just visit www.qsp.ca. Our School ID is 9143.

All orders placed online over the summer will qualify for the student awards this fall. Thank you in advance for your support. Customer service is always available by calling QSP directly at 1-800-667-2536.

If you have any questions please contact Lily Chow <lchow23@hotmail.com>

Your QSP Fundraising Committee