Brightwood Tiger Weekly News

2001 Brightwood School Rd Greensboro, NC 27405

January 23 - January 27, 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. Our fifth-grade students will be taking their math benchmark on Tuesday January 24th starting at 8:00 am sharp. Our Kindergarten – third graders are being administered their mid-year literacy assessment. This week is a four-day week for students. Friday January 27 is a teacher’s workday, no school for students.

Again, we are still working to change the game with and for our students. As a school community we all have to change some of our habits, behaviors and attitudes that are not allowing us to be our best towards our personal greatness. As a school we are working to decrease our tardies and increase our daily attendance. Please know that when students are constantly absent and/or late they are missing valuable instructional time that we cannot get back. 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.

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.

Please remember that students need their one cards each and everyday. 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 or ordered if your child is new to Brightwood. A new One Card cost five dollars each time it is lost.

Parents we need you help several students are coming to school and their devices are not charged. The devices are needed daily in school to help enhance their instruction that is happening in classes. Please make sure that your child brings his/her fully charged device and charger to school. 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. Students are expected to read each night for 20 -30 minutes.

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 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 an 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 can not 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

Fifth Grade Students Math Interim Benchmark Assessment

Tuesday, Jan. 24th, 8-10am

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC

Students will need their devices fully charged. Students will need to arrive to school on time.

No School for Students Teacher's Workday

Friday, Jan. 27th, 7am-3pm

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC

Teacher's Workday

2nd Quarter Ends

Thursday, Jan. 26th, 7am-3pm

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC

Please be sure to check your child's grades before today.

Class Picture Day

Monday, Jan. 30th, 8am-1pm

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC

World Read Aloud Day

Wednesday, Feb. 1st, 7am-3pm

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC

On February 1st, join your favorite children’s book creators as they read, draw, and interact live with classrooms and families around the globe.

5th Grade Parents Apply for middle school choice programs

Wednesday, Feb. 1st, 5:30-8pm

1921 West Gate City Boulevard

Greensboro, NC

Explore, then apply! The application window is open from Jan. 13 to Feb. 20, 2023.

Learn more at .

Showcase is Wednesday, February 1, 2023 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center 1921 West Gate City Boulevard Greensboro

NWEA Testing Reading and Math Important Testing!!

Thursday, Feb. 2nd, 7am to Friday, Feb. 3rd, 2pm

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC

Students w need their devices fully charged as well as their chargers. They will be taking their NWEA Winter assessment. It is very important that your child is present at school on these days unless they are ill and are unable to attend to school.
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