Brightwood Tiger Weekly News

2001 Brightwood School Rd Greensboro, NC 27405

Week of May 1 - May 5

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. Thank you to all the male figures, dads and other parental figure that attended the dance on Friday. We hope that you all enjoyed and will be able to cherish the moments you all had with your daughters.

On Monday May 1 we will be having Curriculum Night, from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, we are excited about the opportunity to share tips and ideas on the curriculum your child is experiencing daily.

We also invite you out on Tuesday May 2nd at the Tanger Center from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Our Superintendent Dr. Whitney Oakley is proud to launch Better Together, The Guilford County Schools Strategic Direction.

Spring has sprung and we need for everyone to be mindful of the school attire. Students are not allowed to wear slides, bubble shoes, bedroom slippers and crocs must be in sports mode. We have had children to get hurt due to not wearing the proper footwear. We ask that students be mindful of their clothing and not wear attire that is too revealing. The end of student’ shorts, skirts and/or dresses should reach their fingertips when their shoulders are relaxed. If your child wear ripped jeans, they will need wear clothing under the rips if the rips cover the entire leg and thigh area. If your child comes to school and is not appropriately dressed, we will call you to bring them proper clothing/footwear or they will have to wear a clothing item out of our closet.

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

All students are expected to wear their One Card to school daily. A new One Card cost five dollars each time it is lost, and a lanyard is three dollars.

May 8th – May 12th is Teacher and Staff Appreciation week. Please look for a flyer to come home this Wednesday about our celebration for next week.

Student devices are needed daily in school to help enhance the instruction that is happening in classes. As of Monday May 1, all students will be leaving their devices at school. All of their homework will be paper and pencil. Please make sure that your child brings their charging cords to school on Monday.

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. Please remember safety first, we have had several complaints about speeding in the parking lot that has almost resulted in a child being hit. Please be sure to follow all travel expectations. Please do not pull into the bus arrival area unless your child is being served in one of the adaptive classes. I have requested the presence of a police officer to help reinforce our expectations.

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

Curriculum Night

Monday, May 1st, 5:30-6:30pm

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC

Superintendent Dr. Whitney Oakley is proud to launch Better Together, The Guilford County Schools Strategic Direction.

Tuesday, May 2nd, 5:30-6:30pm

300 North Elm Street

Greensboro, NC

Join Dr. Oakley as she unveils the district's new strategic direction which has the singular focus to make GCS the best place to learn, work and grow.

First Day of EOG Testing

Friday, May 26th, 7am-2:15pm

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC

We will begin EOG Testing on today! We need all students present.

Possible Grade 5 Sneaker Ball

Friday, May 19th, 6-8pm

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC

Our 5th graders have requested to have a formal this school year. As long as they continue to come to school daily, follow expectations, do their work and try their very best we are okay with putting this together for them.

The cost to attend will $5. We will sell pizza, drinks, chips and etc.

No School Memorial Day Observance

Monday, May 29th, 7am-2:30pm

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC