Thursday, 26 May 2016

May 13, 2016: Panther Press


 May 18th Planting our Edible Garden AM
 May 18th Parent Speaker Series - Talk to Your Kids About Money 7:00 pm
 May 23rd Victoria Day - no school
 May 25th Hollywood Assembly - Dress up like a star!
 May 26th to June 8th EQAO - please avoid booking appointments during these mornings Grades 3 and 6 only
 May 28th       GARDEN FETE  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
 June 13th Script Club Dress Rehearsal for the school 12:45 pm
 June 7th          Script Club Performance
 June 10th        PD Day
 June 16th Grade 6 Graduation - Ceremony in the afternoon and party in the late afternoon/
 June 22nd - June 24th Grade 6 Ottawa Excursion
 June 24th School Dance


Make sure you are following @BrownPSPanthers on twitter! Updates are happening daily!

2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR

The teachers at Brown, along with the school administration will be meeting in the Spring to place students into their classes for next year. We spend a lot of time together aiming to form classes of children together who will work well together. When we form classes we take different things into consideration including; gender balances, learning styles and social/emotional factors. We want every child to be successful.
While we do not take requests for specific teachers, we know that you know your child best and are happy to hear from you. If you would like to share information that you feel is relevant to your child's learning and/or social well-being please e-mail Jessica (, Christine ( and the classroom teacher. We will do our best to work with this information, along with the information from the teachers, to place your child in an environment that fosters their success.


As a school community we raised $750 to support those in need in Fort McMurray. #WeMakeChange


We are sure your children have told you that we have 24 chick eggs in incubators in the school office! We are in countdown mode. Their expected and approximate birthdate will be June 2nd! We are all SO excited to meet our babies!


Our wonderful 99th Garden Fete is fast approaching! 

Play all Day Pass Forms and Loot bags will be coming home with your children today. Please collect your gently used toys and books and bring them into school for our loot bag station. 

Spread the word! Remember there's a free pizza lunch for the class who sells the most Play All Day Passes.


The seeds are sprouting and the students are busy finding a name for the Brown School edible garden but we need your help to transform the primary yard into a growing space! Please come and join us on Wednesday May 18th, from 8:45am until about 11am, to assemble the garden. 

Under the expert guidance of The Bowery Project (you may have read about them in The Star or heard them on CBC radio earlier this week), we will be lining crates with landscape cloth liners, filling them with beautiful organic soil and then planting them up with either seedlings that the students have grown indoors or seeds.  

The students can fill the crates and plant them with seeds but we need adult assistance to staple the liners to the crates and to put them in place in the yard.  No gardening experience necessary!  Please email if you can help us build this exciting new learning space in the yard.


Monday May 16th - Grade 4/5 Girls Soccer

Wed May 18th - Grade 6 Water Polo
Wed May 18th - Grade 4/5 Boys Soccer

Thurs May 19th - Grade 6 Girls Soccer
Thurs May 19th - Grade 4 Frisbee
Thurs May 19th - Grade 6 Boys Soccer

Fri May 20th - Grade 6 Frisbee

Tues May 24th - Grade 3 to 6 Track & Field Team meet # 1 @ Birchmount Stadium

Thurs May 26th - Grade 5 Frisbee


"Talk With Our Kids About Money"  is a program developed by the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) and BMO Financial Group. The Program encourages parents with children of all ages to have "talks" about money in fun and engaging ways.  The website -, provides all sorts of ideas for parents - things that are easy to do and serve as a means to engage young people in talks about money - and to build more comfort in having such talks.

Kevin Maynard, Vice-President of the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education will be speaking with us on Wednesday May 18th regarding the "Talk With Our Kids About Money" Program, and taking us through some of the free activities and resources that are available on the website.


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?


Trashy Tuesdays are starting again! Please meet us in the primary playground on Tuesday May 3rd, where we'll be handing out garbage bags and your child can participate in picking up the trash in our school yard. It's a great way to contribute to our Brown Community AND it only takes 10-15 minutes! If you're interested in volunteering as a parent, please contact Jen Lockwood