Brightwood Tiger Weekly News

2001 Brightwood School Rd Greensboro, NC 27405

Week of May 15 - May 19

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 everyone who took the time to celebrate our wonderful Teachers and Staff. We are forever grateful for all the thoughts, prayers and gifts. Thank you to all the parents that came out on Thursday and/or Friday to support our Field Day. We had great weather and support for both days.

We are in the last couple of weeks and days of the 22-23 school year. Every day counts and every day is filled with meaningful instruction. Please continue to support us in reminding your child of our school expectations and your parental expectations. We have made too much progress to turn around now.

On Wednesday we are expecting and participating in the North East High School Senior Walk at Brightwood at 9:30 am.

Mr. Draughn and the Brightwood students and staff are preparing for our end of the year program at Brightwood from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm on May 23.

We are excited about our 5th Grade Only Sneaker Ball on this Friday from 6 pm – 8 pm. The cost is $5 with the return of the dance expectations and permission slip. Students must attend school at least ½ day to be able to attend the dance.

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.

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!

It’s Time to Register for GCS Summer Programs!

’s Time to Register for GCS Summer Programs!

May 3, 2023 – Does your child want to learn about animal science, or drone technology, or modern music production? GCS has a camp for you. Summer programming is back, and registration is now open.

GCS offers a wealth of summer camps, starting with academic programming for qualifying students. Those programs are free, and transportation and meals will be provided.

Students may also choose to attend enrichment programs on a variety of topics and locations throughout the district, from LEGO robotics to community theatre. Transportation is not guaranteed, and some programs are fee-based.

All summer opportunities are Mondays-Thursdays. The first day for students will be Tuesday, June 20. There will be no programs during the week of July 3-7. The last day for students will be on Thursday, July 27.

For more information, click here.


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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.

Student of the Month Celebration

Friday, May 19th, 7:30-8:15am

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC

Invites were sent home last week.

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.

No School Memorial Day Observance

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

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC

Grade 5 Promotion Ceremony

Thursday, June 8th, 6-7pm

6700 McLeansville Road

McLeansville, NC

Students should arrive by 5:30 pm

Kindergarten Promotional Ceremony

Friday, June 2nd, 12pm

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC

Pre-Kindergarten Ceremony

Thursday, May 25th, 9am

2001 Brightwood School Road

Greensboro, NC