Brightwood Tiger Weekly News

2001 Brightwood School Rd Greensboro, NC 27405

February 13- February 17, 2023

Good Evening Brightwood Tigers. This is Principal Stokes.

Welcome to another great Game Changing Week! Please remember we welcome our Tigers into the building beginning at 7:05 am and the tardy bell rings at 7:25 am. We will be having our 2nd Quarter Award’s Day program on Thursday February 16 during your child’s specials time, invitations have been sent home and/or will be sent home soon. Our Battle of the Books Team will be competing on Tuesday, let’s wish them luck.

Valentine’s Day is on Tuesday, please remember that students will not be able to transport balloons on the bus so please refrain from sending balloons and flowers to the school for your child. Classes may be serving a special snack on Tuesday, but classes will not be having parties on Tuesday. If you would like to send class exchange items for your child’s class, please make sure the items store bought, individually wrapped and there is enough for the entire class. On Wednesday we will celebrate our 100th day of school for the 22-23 school year. Students and staff will celebrate the instructional day by wearing something the represents 100 and/or by dressing up as if they are 100 years old.

Attendance does matter, missing two days of school a month may not seem like much, but it can add up to a child being considered chronically absent. Frequent absences can have a negative impact on your child’s success in school. As a staff we are working to create and maintain a safe, caring, nurturing, positive learning environment for everyone. For this to be possible we need the support of our entire community with academics, social interactions, emotional and behavioral control.

All students are expected to wear their One Card to school daily. If the student does not have their issued One Card it will need to be replaced. A new One Card cost five dollars each time it is lost, and a lanyard is three dollars.

Parents we need your help several students are coming to school, and their devices are not charged. The devices are needed daily in school to help enhance the instruction that is happening in classes. Please make sure that your child brings his/her fully charged device and charger to school. Students are expected to read each night for 20 -30 minutes. If you are curious as to what your child is learning each instructional day be sure to reach out to child’s teacher and ask to be added to your child’s class as an observer.

Parents please remember our safety protocols include that parents are not allowed to enter the building during our morning drop off and afternoon pick up times. We welcome you to contact the school and/or your child’s teacher to schedule 15-minute classroom visits and/or parent meetings during non-instructional times. We also ask that parents not park in the bus parking lot at any time unless you have a special circumstance and prior approval from me.

School dismissal will begin at 2:13, instruction ends at 2:10 pm. Please remember that you must have your government issued photo ID with you each time you need to pick your child up early for appointment and emergencies which must be before 1:45 pm. We ask that you limit picking your child up early because they are missing valuable instructional time when they are being picked up early multiple times. This is time we cannot get back.

We thank you so much for all that you do! Remember it is always a Great Day to Be a Brightwood Tiger! Have a wonderful evening remember to be amazing, because you are Amazing.

Love Always your Proud Principal

Ms. LaTrice Stokes

About Us....

Our Vision

Brightwood is a community of 21st century learners who value the importance of education by consistently promoting mutual respect, personal responsibility, and high expectations.

Our Mission Statement

The Brightwood School Community will create a positive learning environment where individual needs are met through:

  • Establishing and developing relationships using clear coherent expectations for students, parents, staff and community.
  • Consistent implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS).
  • Rigorous instruction focused on students' development of critical thinking, problem solving, information and technology skills, and collaboration.
  • Progression towards highly functioning Professional Learning Communities (PLC).

Brightwood Creed

The Brightwood Creed sets the tone of the day for students and creates a focus for them. It will be recited by all students each morning during the morning announcements. While the creed is recited, all movement and talking throughout the building should cease, especially in the hallways.

As a Brightwood Tiger, I will show:

P - Personal Responsibility

R - Respect

I - Integrity

D - Determination

E - Excellence

I will be successful!

Contact Us

Phone (336) 375-2565

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School Website:

Twitter: @BrightwoodES

Facebook: @BrightwoodElem

Second Quarter Award's Program

Thursday, Feb. 16th, 2pm

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC

Only students receiving an award will be attending the Program:

8:00 am – 8:40 am Fifth

8:55 am – 9:35 am Fourth

9:50 am – 10:30 am First

10:45 am – 11:25 am Second

12:15 pm – 12:55 pm Third

1:10 pm – 1:50 pm Kindergarten

No School

Monday, Feb. 20th, 7am-2:30pm

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC

Second Grade CogAt Testing

Monday, Feb. 13th, 8am

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC

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Happy National School Counseling Week

School counselors play a vital role in helping students face various challenges. School Counselors help Students Dream Big,” this week will take the time to celebrate our School Counselor Mrs. Rivers-Harris for helping our Brightwood Tigers Dream Big. Please take the time this week to show sincere gratitude, love and support to Mrs. Rivers- Harris for all that she do for our school community.