Brightwood Tiger Weekly News
2001 Brightwood School Rd Greensboro, NC 27405
Week of May 8 - May 12
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. May 8th – May 12th this week is Teacher and Staff Appreciation week. A flyer was sent home with students last week about ideas on how we are celebrating our teachers and staff.
Our 2nd Graders will be going to the Grasshoppers game on Wednesday May 10, please make sure you properly submit your child’s permission and payment as soon as possible.
Student Interim Reports will be coming home on Wednesday May 10 please be on the look for your child’s report.
Our 5th graders will be taking their 3rd Quarter Math Interim Assessment on Wednesday May 10. Thursday May 11 is Field Day for Kindergarten – 2nd grade and Friday May 12, 2023. Students should dress accordingly for Field Day by wearing appropriate footwear. You will need to complete the volunteer form and be approved to attend and participate in Field Day with your child.
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.
Student devices are needed daily in school to help enhance the instruction that is happening in classes. As of Monday May 1, all students were expected to leave their devices at school. All of their homework will be paper and pencil.
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
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!
School Website: https://www.gcsnc.com/Brightwood_Elementary
First Day of EOG Testing
Friday, May 26, 2023, 07:00 AM
2001 Brightwood School Road, Greensboro, NC, USA
Grade 5 Sneaker Ball
The cost to attend will $5. We will sell pizza, drinks, chips and etc.