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Principal's Weekly Update! May 13 - 17 2024


Brent Kennedy Elementary School

Parent and Family Weekly Update 

May 13 - 17

Hello all Brent Kennedy parents, families and caregivers,

I hope that you all were able to enjoy some of the gorgeous sunshine that we had this past weekend! 

There are many exciting things happening at the school this spring. these include special academic activities such as the life sized human body projects happening in the intermediate classrooms, as well as fun hands-on soap making and art in the primary classrooms. In addition to these classroom activities, students were treated to a special author visit this past week, featuring author, writer and presenter, Tanya Lloyd Kyi. Thank you to the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival and the Brent Kennedy PAC for helping to support this author presentation for our classrooms.

As we continue to build a culture of care and community at Brent Kennedy, parents can be assured that I will continue to involve and inform parents/legal guardians of information concerning their child at school. Communication from parents and families is also encouraged, to ensure that issues are addressed in a timely manner so that students feel safe and supported.  

Included in this week’s newsletter under Student Announcements is an updated lunchtime intermural sport schedule starting May 20th. There are added sporting opportunities for primary and intermediate grade levels. 

Announcements for parents and students are below, as well as information around upcoming dates. 

Announcements for Parents 

  • Please keep dogs on a leash and away from playground and bussing areas, as this could raise a safety concern for our families with unfamiliar dogs on the playground and bus pick up areas. Thank you.
  • A reminder for families that due to allergies etc. we are a scent free school. Please be mindful of this when applying sunscreens and lotions. 
  • When sending a note to the office with your child, please include as much information as possible.
    • Ex. If your child is taking the bus with another student, include bus name, other child’s full name, reason, etc.  
  • Inclusive Education Procedures

Announcements for Students 

  • Lunchtime Intermural Sport Schedule (NEW Schedule Starting MAY 20)
    • Monday : Track Practice Grades 3-6 (Gym)
    • Tuesday: Basketball Grade 5/6 (Gym)
    • Wednesday : Handball Grade 4-6 (Gym) and Soccer Grade K-3 (Outside)
    • Thursday : Basketball Grade 5/6 (Gym)
    • Friday : Soccer Grade K-4 (Gym)

  • Reminder to not throw rocks and pinecones please. This is to keep all the children safe. 
  • The forest area is off limits to students before and after school. 
  • Students who take the bus after school are to please remain in the front of the school to wait for their bus. Students who remain after departure of the Lizard and Panda busses will be taken to the playground or gym to wait for the late busses. 


Still Out There

  • School Volunteer Package and Information
  • After School Supervision à We provide supervision for bus students at the front entrance of the school under the covered area. Students who are not waiting for the bus or a ride home are to please leave school property when the bell rings. Our supervision is only for the entrance bussing area.
  • Please be sure to call or email the school office to report and absence or late arrival of a student.
  • Bussing registration for next year is OPEN. Please register before June 15th


This Week and Coming Up:

May 13 : Grade 6 Orientation at MSSS @ 10:30

May 15 : Colors of Brazil Art and Dance Performance @ 1:30 in the gym 

May 16: Talent Show @ 1:00 in the gym

May 17 : Grade 6 Immunizations in the library (morning) 

May 23 and 30: Welcome to Kindergarten Event

May 31 : Track & Field Meet @ Redfish Elementary for Grade 4 and 5 Students

June 3 : School Learning Tour @ Winlaw Elementary 

June 24 : Grade 6 Graduation @ 1:00 in the gym 

June 25 : Fun Day

June 26 : Last day of classes (11:30 am Dismissal)


Thank you and have a great week!


Ms. Klassen 


Brent Kennedy Elementary School