Brightwood Tiger Weekly News

2001 Brightwood School Rd Greensboro, NC 27405

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Week of September 19 - September 23

Good Evening Brightwood Tiger. This is Principal Stokes. Welcome to another 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


This week we began Start with Hello Week because, in every school and in every community, there are young people who suffer silently because they feel left out, alone or invisible. This week is also Banned Books Week which is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.


Please plan to join us on Thursday September 22, at 6:00 pm for our Annual Title one Night. At this meeting we will discuss our status as a Title One school, discuss PTA, other ways that parents can volunteer to support the school. You will also have an opportunity this evening to visit the classes briefly.


Students will begin taking their NWEA assessments next week beginning the week of September 26 in all grades Kindergarten through 5th grade. They will need their devices completely charged and working correctly.


Student interim reports will be coming next week September 28, please make sure that you are having open communication with your child’s teacher about your child’s academic progress thus far in the academic school year. We have now been in school for 4 weeks and we have been able to capture some academic data points to give you an idea of the progress your child is making so far this school year.


Parents many students were issued their devices please help us with reminding the students that their devices are to be used for academic purposes only. We are finding that many students are taking pictures, recoding videos and playing games on their devices. Please take the time to check your child’s device to ensure that they are properly using his/her device. We are not able to replace chargers at this time so if your child did not return a charger last year or have lost their charger this school year, we will not be able to replace it. It will need to be replaced by the parent or guardian.


One cards all students in grades first through fifth that were issued a One Card must bring 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.


Parents remember our safety protocols include that parents are not allowed to enter the building during our morning drop off and afternoon pick up times. When only students enter the building during these times, we can keep laser focus eyes on the children and are also more equipped to recognize any potential suspicious activity. We welcome you to contact the school and/or your child’s teacher to schedule 15-minute classroom visits and meetings. Parents are not allowed to eat lunch with students as of right now we are just now transitioning back to eating in the cafeteria. We are teaching our children the cafeteria expectations.



School dismissal will begin at 2:13, instruction ends at 2:10 pm. Please make sure you have photo ID with you each day if you need to pick your child up early for appointment and emergencies which is before 1:45 pm. Please make sure you sign up for ClassDojo to receive your child’s class and our school information and updates. For your child to be a walker they must live in our verified walk zone which is within a mile radius from the school.


Our drop off and afternoon pick up procedures were shared at open house and were also placed on the School ClassDojo Story and is outlined in our Student Handbook. Please make sure you review all procedures.


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

Class Dojo: https://www.classdojo.com/invite/?s=558088396f0c41f11aa7f628

School Website: https://www.gcsnc.com/Brightwood_Elementary

Twitter: @BrightwoodES

Facebook: @BrightwoodElem

Choose your hello

Monday, Sep. 19th, 7am-2pm

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC

Monday September 19, 2022- Choose your hello

When students enter your classroom, they can choose their personal greeting.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2022- SAY HELLO IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES

Tuesday, Sep. 20th, 7am-2pm

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC

Tuesday September 20, 2022- SAY hello in different languages

Learn to say Hello in different languages. Students and staff will greet each other using different languages throughout the day. 5th grade Students will greet students in assigned areas in the early morning to greet our younger students. A banner will be placed in the hallway near office.

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2022- WEAR RED NO ONE SITS ALONE/PLAYS ALONE DAY!

Wednesday, Sep. 21st, 12-2pm

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC

Wednesday September 21, 2022- Wear Red

No One sits alone/Plays alone day! Students and Staff wear red and assure that no one plays or learns alone. (Social Distancing required). Have a classroom discussion about why it is important to include everyone. Students and Staff wear red to symbolize the heart. Invite a friend to play.

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2022- WEAR GREEN DAY AND HELLO NAME TAGS!

Thursday, Sep. 22nd, 7am-2pm

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC

Students and Staff will wear green. Hello Name tags will be placed in your box on Monday. A hello name tag symbolizes including everyone and creating a welcoming environment at Brightwood. Students and staff will greet each other by their names.

Title One Night

Thursday, Sep. 22nd, 6-7:15pm

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2022- WE HAVE A HEART FOR EVERYONE AT BRIGHTWOOD

Friday, Sep. 23rd, 7am-2pm

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC

We have a heart for everyone at Brightwood. Students and staff will sign the hello banner in the hallway. Each student will be given a cut out heart and will write a kind message to on the heart. They will give the heart to someone that they do not speak to or converse with on a normal basis.

Interim Report Go Home

Wednesday, Sep. 28th, 2pm

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC

Step Team Try Outs 4th and 5th Grade Only

Wednesday, Sep. 28th, 3-5pm

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC

Step Team Try Outs 4th and 5th Grade Only

Friday, Sep. 30th, 3-6pm

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC