September 17th, 2021
Dear Brackendale Families,
Welcome to a new school year at Brackendale Elementary. The staff and I would like to welcome returning students and their families. We also wish to extend a special welcome to new Kindergarten students and to those new students and their families attending Brackendale for the first time.
Our opening day traditional welcome ceremony was well attended by families and community members. We thank you for standing with us as we recognize the importance of land, culture and community. If you would like to hear more beautiful drumming and singing, watch our school welcome video.
The first few weeks can be very exciting and challenging for your child as they learn new routines and build back their stamina for a full day of learn. Please pack your child a healthy, hearty snack and lunch and encourage your child to get a little extra rest. Children of all ages need plenty of sleep for learning and social development. (See: Helping Your Children – and Yourself – Sleep Well).
Your child will be coming home with a number of notices that are important for parent/guardian signatures. Make sure you are checking backpacks and/or planners daily for information. Also please make sure the office has your most recent contact information.
Please help in the parking lot – be patient, drive carefully, do not park in the bus lane, use the drop off zone to “kiss and go” and of course do this with a smile!
We are looking forward to another exciting year of learning. Please connect with your classroom teacher who will happily make an appointment with you. Home-school communication is valued here at Brackendale Elementary.
Enjoy our first schools days in pictures below.
Best wishes for the new school year,
Ms. Saenger, Principal