Wednesday, 20 April 2016

April 8, 2016: Panther Press


 April 11th Lice Check
 April 13th Day of Pink
 April 15th PD Day
 April 18th Grade 6 Grad Pics AM
 April 27th Assembly - Dress like your favourite book or movie character
 May 2nd          JK Orientation 3:00 pm
 May 3rd          Parent Speaker Series - Mindfulness and Parenting 7:00 - 8:30 pm
 May 5th          Junior Concert
 May 18th Parent Speaker Series - Talk to Your Kids About Money
 May 26th to June 8th EQAO - please avoid booking appointments during these mornings Grades 3 and 6 only
 June 10th PD Day
 June 16th Grade 6 Graduation
 June 24th School Dance


Do you have 20 minutes twice a month to help our children get to school safely? Please contact Mary Ann Stewart about volunteering for our essential Kiss & Ride program. Now's the time to volunteer! This past week notwithstanding, you won't be standing in the snow!


There is NO safe drop-off zone on Avenue Road.

1. Stopping on Avenue Road to let a child out of the car is extremely unsafe.

2. The North Driveway of the school is NOT ACCESSIBLE to parents. This area needs to be reserved for AUTHORIZED users only.

Please think twice before using either of these areas to drop off your children. WE HAVE CONTACTED POLICE SERVICES TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE AND THEY WILL BE MONITORING THE DRIVEWAY AND AVENUE ROAD.

Driving around the block is a pain, but is it worth a life?


In the wee hours of March 23rd, Brown Junior Swim Team attended City Semi-Finals which was held at Harbord CI.

This was the first of three meets. With 50 hardworking, energetic, Panthers swimming, it was a strong showing from Brown. A special thanks to Jonah T's mom, Elize for volunteering that morning.

On Thursday April 14th  City Finals will take place at Rosedale Heights. All participants who swam at semi-finals & placed 6th place or higher (overall) will be invited to swim again, this time for medals/crests & possible banners! We call this "The top of the mountain"!

Please note, swimmers who have placed 7th & 8th will also be invited as "alternates". This is in the event that other schools swimmers are suddenly absent, alternates may have an opportunity to swim.

Very best of luck to our swimmers!
-Your Coaches


Jack and Michael in Room 30 are going to Foxborough, Massachusetts (home of the New England Patriots) for the National Scrabble Championships!!

The competition runs this coming weekend and is the live feed to watch them in action. Jack and Michael are the top Grade 6 team in Toronto and are the only team from Brown that has ever advanced beyond the semi-finals. The majority of the students they have faced, and will face are in Grade 8! They have certainly wowed us! We cannot wait to hear how this weekend goes! Go Panthers!


Please note that on Saturday, April 16, at 8:00 pm the Junior Choir performs at St. Martin-in-the-Fields with the Healey Willan Singers. The dress rehearsal is on Friday, April 15th.

The TDSB Music Festival for Junior Choir members is on Tuesday, May 17 at 12:30 pm.


If you or anyone you know in our catchment area is ready to register for Junior Kindergarten (born in 2012) for September, please have them call the school at 416-393-1560 to set up an appointment.