Brightwood Tiger Weekly News
2001 Brightwood School Rd Greensboro, NC 27405
March 6 - March 10
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. This is a reminder that we will be taking Spring Pictures on tomorrow Monday March 6, 2023.
Our 3rd and 4th grade students will be attending the symphony on Tuesday. We ask that they dress to impress. In order for them to attend they must submit their permission slips which is written consent to attend the field trip. Students will not be able to attend without their permission slip.
Friday is SEL day on Friday we will kick off our Kindness Spirit Week. SEL Day unites schools and communities around the globe to celebrate the importance of social emotional learning (SEL) for children, families, schools, and communities.
Attendance does matter, missing two days of school a month may not seem like much, but it can add up to your child being considered chronically absent. Frequent absences can have a negative impact on your child’s success in school.
As a staff 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 self regulation control.
All students are expected to wear their One Card to school daily and all day. If your child 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, and a lanyard is three dollars.
Parents we need your help several students are coming to school, and their devices are not charged. The devices are needed daily in school to help enhance the instruction that is happening in classes. Please make sure that your child brings his/her fully charged device and charger to school. Students are expected to read each night for 20 -30 minutes. 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 Canvas class as an observer.
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/or parent 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 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
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).
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!
Class Dojo: https://www.classdojo.com/invite/?s=558088396f0c41f11aa7f628
School Website: https://www.gcsnc.com/Brightwood_Elementary
Congratulations to Ms. Mabe! Brightwood Elementary School Teacher of the Year!
Congratulations to Ms. Mabe
Brightwood Elementary School Teacher of the Year!
From Brightwood Staff members:
Ms. Mabe is always pleasant. I never see her angry or complaining. She is a great communicator when it comes to her student and parents. She is never involved in anything negative. She is always on top of her game and she treats all her students equally. This teacher demonstrates professionalism, daily by supporting her team with grade level planning, scaffolding student learning. She collaborates with other grade levels to sharpen her ability to support student learning. She works diligently, differentiating tasks for her students and ensuring all students have access to an equitable education. She is fair, allowing all students the opportunity to participate in classroom discussions. Even when disagreeing with others, she is respectful and offers sound reasoning when sharing her thoughts.
Ms. Mabe is one of the most patient and kind people I know, and she also has high expectations for her students, which they rise to. She goes above and beyond curriculum requirements with her students, allowing them to experience nature by playing with worms or hatching chicks or planting a garden. Her students love her and are dedicated to her because she has shown such care for them. She genuinely likes and loves her students, and they can tell.
Monday, March 6th, 7:45am-2pm
2001 Brightwood School Road
3rd and 4th Grade Field Trip to Symphony
Tuesday, March 7th, 9:30-11:30am
2001 Brightwood School Road
Friday, March 10th, 7am
2001 Brightwood School Road
March 10 Friday– Wear yellow. Shine bright with your positive emotions. Do something kind for someone else.