Brightwood Tiger Weekly News

2001 Brightwood School Rd Greensboro, NC 27405

Week of April 4 - April 8, 2022

Good Evening Brightwood Family, this is Principal Stokes!

Welcome to another great week of learning. Happy Sunday! This is reminder that our doors open at 7:00 am and tardy bell rings at 7:25 am.


Please remember that everyone should be prepared to show identification when picking up a student early which should be for emergencies and appointments should be done before 1:45 pm. This should be done before 1:45 pm. Because our PreK is dismissed at 1:45 am and we do not want our children crossing over on our PreK students.


Each morning from 7:25 – 8:00 am our students are engaged in EOG prep it is very difficult for the students to get the needed practice and feedback if they are late daily as we work to prepare them for the EOG assessment. We need our students to arrive to school on time as much as possible. We will have our School Based Leadership Team meeting on Tuesday at 3:00 pm in the media center.


World Autism Acceptance Month is this month. This week is our Autism Acceptance Spirit Week. Magnificent Mind Monday: Celebrate how amazing it is that all our minds work different, wonderful ways by wearing a fun hat and/or wild hair! Please be sure to visit ClassDojo to see our Spirit Week attire for the remainder of the week.


Our 5th graders will be taking their Science Interim Assessment in Wednesday. They will need to be sure to bring their laptops fully charged and laptop cords to school. Report cards will be coming home April 6, in student’s weekly Wednesday folder.


Parents as the weather and seasons are changing, we are in great need of your support in making sure that all students are their proper rest. Please create a set schedule that limits your child’s screen time, phone time, and TV time. It would also be beneficial that they have a reasonable set sleep time that will allow them to get enough sleep to function in school.

The district has provided new One Cards for all of our students. One Cards are a safety measure to assure that we know who is on our buses and in our school buildings each day. Please help your child keep track of their One Card and have it on each morning. One Cards are needed to get on the bus each morning. Also, One Cards are scanned each morning when they enter the building.


As we know it was voted that students have an option for wearing their mask. If you child is coughing, sneezing and/or showing any cold/flu like symptoms we will ask them to put on mask as a layer of protections. As before if your child is displaying of the symptom please keep them home and get them tested and/or seek medical guidance from your medical physician.

We greatly appreciate your support as we continuously work to provide an excellent education every day to each of our Brightwood Tiger this school year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us here at the school or send us a message on ClassDojo. Thank you for all that you do and have a great evening. Remember you are amazing!



Love 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

Spring Break

Friday, April 15th, 7am to Thursday, April 21st, 3pm

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC

Spring Break Begins April 15 it is a Holiday!

Friday, April 22nd, 7am-3pm

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC

Optional Teacher's Workday

Report Cards will come home

Wednesday, April 6th, 3pm

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC

Report Cards will be coming home in Wednesday Folders.

Grade 5 Science Interim Assessment

Wednesday, April 6th, 8:15-10am

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC

Students will need their laptops fully charged and their charging cords.

School Based Leadership Team Meeting

Tuesday, April 5th, 3-4:15pm

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC

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