Thursday, 19 February 2015

News from around Brown - February 2015


The Black History Month assembly will take place on February 25th at 12:35PM in the gym for all who would like to attend. Ms. Merenda, Ms. Bulfon, Mr. Abdelsayed, Mr. Pare and Ms. Mankiewicz's classes will be performing.


The ECO Club brought The Earth Rangers to Brown for a fun and informative presentation involving animals, videos and games.

The Battery Blitz was a great success; filling ten boxes with old batteries and keeping them out of the landfill. We are waiting to discover which participating school filled the most boxes and are proud of the Brown Community's support and participation.

The Primary ECO Club's button sale was a great success with money raised donated to The Earth Rangers. The children did a great job organizing the sale and managing the money. Money raised is going to help the Swift Fox, the Bobolink, the Western Screech Owl, and the Eastern Wolf.

Thank you to the Brown Community for supporting our students as they develop leadership skills and learn more about every day things that will help the planet.

Ms. Bacon


As a follow-up to our Holiday Hamper initiative from December, we had a TDSB Social Worker come in to speak with the World Changers about the impact these hampers have on the families and households they are given to. The World Changers prepared some questions for the occasion and came away with a better understanding of why this campaign is so valuable. We also have a final tally for our Red Nose fundraising campaign - $690 to contribute to the Toronto Foundation for Student Success!

February celebrates We Bake For Change and we have just raised sufficient funds to purchase several goats to support communities in need in India. Significantly, these goats start a cycle of hope in impoverished areas by supplying milk that can both improve the health of its community and potentially provide a source of income as well.  Some ingenious baker even managed to create goat-shaped cookies...who knew that was even possible?

Later this month, from February 23 - March 6, we will be discovering more about Free The Children's We Stand Together campaign - learning about Aboriginal history, culture and experiences.

As always, if you have any questions please contact the co-chairs, Allison Fortier and Laura Finch.


Unicorn Day Care will be offering Summer Camp for 9 weeks this year from June 29 - August 28. Each week has a different theme. Registration is now open. For more information, view their Summer Camp Brochure online.