We would like to extend our warmest wishes for a joyous holiday season to all of our fellow parents and supporters. No matter how your family celebrates, may your days be filled with joy, laughter and love. Thank you to all of you for your support in 2015 and we look forward to meeting many more of you, and to the opening of a new school, in 2016.
The New Brighton Elementary Parent’s Association
We would like to extend a big thank you once again for those who supported our bottle drive this month! A special thank you goes to the local Brewster’s, Original Joe’s, Chilis and Tim Hortons on 130th, who donated bottles to help support the K-4 school kids.
With the funds raised we hope to build a playground for the new school as well as supply other learning tools not funded by the government. We will be back next month so save up those bottles from all your holiday celebrations and watch here for more information.
The naming committee for the New Brighton elementary school would like community input on the name for the new school. Please see the link for the survey. Note: The survey is only open until January 6, 2016.
The CBE website has some new information on the construction status of the new school as well as an amazing video (right side of page) that shows the construction progress. We strongly encourage you to check it out. Link is below:
Please see the photos below for a newsletter released December 16, 2015 regarding designation of students for the new elementary school in New Brighton.
Note that we have received a lot of feedback regarding concerns for the 2016/17 grade 4 students and the possibility of them being able to attend the K-4 school despite the proposed soft opening, in lieu of Dr. Martha Cohen being behind schedule. We have contacted the Area 5 Director, Sydney Smith, and have learned that there is a possibility of changing this. We are currently working on a means to collect names of those parents who would be supportive of the grade 4s attending the new school rather than bussing to Acadia school until Dr. Martha Cohen opens. We have been informed that there will be open houses in the new year to discuss the new schools and at these, we hope to start discussions with CBE and the new principal regarding the possibility of changing the current plan. Please watch for more updates on this in the near future.