Wishing Sunnybrae students and their families a safe and fun-filled summer holiday! See you all Tuesday September 2nd!
The office will re-open on August 25th.
This week we had an amazing visit with Pachi and his friends from the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games. We learned that 41 countries will be participating in such events as basketball, high jump and numerous running events. Some events will even be taking place here in Innisfil! Mr. McKeown got a special high-5 from Pachi and we are all already excited about the 2015 Pan Am Games!
Some grade 5 students at Sunnybrae public school are combining their baking skills with their concern for their community. The PLMC (peace,love, and muffins club) will be holding a muffin sale the last Monday of each month from now until the end of the school year. Muffins will be sold during the first nutrition break outside of the office for $1.00 each, with the proceeds being donated to the Women and Children’s Shelter of Barrie. So bring your loonie and please line up! They go fast!
*All muffins are peanut free, however are not made in peanut-free environments*
Remind 101—Sunnybrae P.S Texts!
We are experimenting with new, more convenient ways of sharing information with you. By now most families have heard automated voice messages that we share to inform or remind you of important events here at school. We affectionately call these “Robo Calls”. This is very effective for some messages and we try to use the system only when we determine the message to be particularly important or beneficial.
We are now going to make 1 way text messaging available to those families who would like to see some brief but important messages sent directly to their mobile devices. ‘Remind 101’ is a free app that other schools and some of our staff are trying. Subscribers can unsubscribe easily at any time. Some information such as “Buses Cancelled” usually comes to me (Mr. McKeown) ahead of radio stations and other news outlets so our hope is that this type of info can be shared faster with this method.
The way it works:
-send the text “@sunnybr” to 289 273-3853
-you will now receive general messages
E.g., Olympic Day tomorrow, busses cancelled, bake sale etc.
-there is no option to reply
If your child takes a bus:
-send the text “@sunnybu” to 289 273-3853
-you will now receive messages intended only for bus students
E.g., Bus 108 running 10 min late etc.
-you can subscribe to both distribution lists
Look for an update on the success of this experiment in the April newsletter and feel free to provide feedback.
We are now up to almost 60 users!