Brightwood Tiger Weekly News
2001 Brightwood School Rd Greensboro, NC 27405
January 30 - February 3, 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 Kindergarten – third graders are being administered their mid-year literacy assessment. Class Picture day is tomorrow Jan. 30. On Thursday and Friday all students will be administered a very important test and we need all students to be present with their devices.
Wednesday is World Read Aloud day please take the time to read one of your favorite books to your child. Friday February 3rd is National Wear Red Day Together, we will wear red and be the BIG difference for a better life for women everywhere.
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 was not allowing us to be our best towards our personal greatness. 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 every day. 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 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 students instruction. Please make sure that your child brings his/her fully charged device and charger to school. They can opt to leave their devices at school just let your child's teacher know. 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 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 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. We had an incident that involved a parent blocking busses which delayed student entry.
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/or 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
Class Picture Day
Monday, Jan. 30th, 8am-1pm
2001 Brightwood School Road
World Read Aloud Day
Wednesday, Feb. 1st, 7am-3pm
2001 Brightwood School Road
5th Grade Parents Apply for middle school choice programs
Wednesday, Feb. 1st, 5:30-8pm
1921 West Gate City Boulevard
Learn more at https://www.gcsnc.com/choiceschoolsandprograms .
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