Orange Shirt Day

On September 29, Brentwood staff and students honoured Orange Shirt Day.  Orange Shirt Day is held across Canada to acknowledge the harm that Canada's residential school system left on generations of Indigenous families and their communities.  At Brentwood School, every child matters. 

Fall Food Drive

Once again Brentwood Staff and Students will be holding our annual Fall Food Drive to support the Strathcona Food Bank.  Since 2014 the number of families using the food bank has gone up 90%. Approximately 15 - 20 families each day are accessing the food bank. At this time of year when so many families are gathering together and enjoying delicious feasts we need to remember that not everyone in our school and community have food to share with their families.  We will be collecting non-perishable food items as well as personal hygiene items until October 31.  Donations can be placed on the tables inside the front doors.  

Thank you for your support! 

Shoe Drive October 13 - 20th

Shoes are a difficult to recycle and are most often sent to the landfill—until now! Strathcona County works with Soles4Souls to collect old shoes and keep them out of the landfill. Soles4Souls distributes donated shoes to those who need them most. If the shoes cannot be reused, they are sent for refurbishing by small businesses in developing economies.​

*For every pair of shoes or boots donated your child will be receive a ballot for a chance to win one of many generous prizes donated by Waste Connections of Canada. Thank you for keeping shoes out of the landfill and helping those in need. The Green Team

Let's Fundraise for Risers for the Music Room, Concerts and Chapel

Brentwood Elementary School Council (BESC) and Brentwood Home and School Association

(BEHSA) have joined together to fundraise to purchase risers for the music room that will also be used during concerts, and chapel.

We are selling a variety of products (i.e. citrus fruits, 100% pure juice) from De Simone Farms located in Kelowna, British Columbia in the heart of Okanagan Valley. See the attached form for product details and prices.

If you have any questions regarding this fundraiser or Parent Council, please email us at If families would prefer not to participate please consider a donation.

Dates to Remember:

October 4 – Forms Will be Distributed

October 27 – Forms to be Returned to Your Classroom Teacher

Late November/Early December (TBD) – Delivery/Pick Up at School

Fundraiser Order Sheet

School Fees

School fee information for the 2017-18 school year is now posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal. All fees are due within 30 days of being posted. To access your fee information, simply log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and go to “Student Fees.” There you can view your fees and pay them online using Visa, MasterCard or INTERAC Online—when available from your financial institution.

Don’t forget to also log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal regularly throughout the year. Fees are often added to your child’s account to cover the cost of various school activities such as field trips, class projects, athletic-team fees and more.

If circumstances exist where you are unable to pay your student fees, you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees. The application deadline is Dec. 15, 2017.

For more information about school fees, waivers and payment deadlines visit . Alternatively, contact Kim Webster, Bookkeeper, Brentwood  Elementary at 780-467-5591.

Wee Read Volunteer

Be a wee read volunteer!

Brentwood is pleased to announce that we are implementing an exciting program called wee read. This eight-week program was designed by Alberta Reads ( to help Kindergarten and Grade One children strengthen the foundations for reading and school success, and help children develop a love for books.

We are looking for volunteers who can come to the school for about 30 minutes, once a week, for eight consecutive weeks to read with two children, talk about books, and play games that support literacy skills. If you are interested in being part of this fun and meaningful opportunity, or know of someone who might be, there will be a volunteer training session held in the library on Thursday, October 12th from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. We hope that you will consider partnering with us on this. Please let Mrs. Russell ( know by October 6th if you would like to volunteer and will be at the training session.

Request for Medical Information/Update

**Only to be filled out if your child carries an EpiPen/requires medication at school or any other information you feel the school should be aware of**

To ensure that we have current and accurate information, we ask that you complete applicable medical forms for your child.

This information is vital for those students who may require the use of an Epipen for anaphylactic allergies and/or a puffer for asthma.  If your child requires administrations of any prescription at school, then a medication/Personal Care Request and Authorization must be filled out. 

Please complete the ones that pertain to your child and have them returned to the office by September 29th or sooner.

1 Child/Student Medication/Personal Care Management Parent/Guardian Consent

2-Child/Student Medication Management Plan

3-Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan

4-Asthma Emergency Plan


Ongoing communication with our families is important to us. Elk Island Public Schools uses SchoolConnects Synrevoice as one way of sharing information directly with our families by phone and email. Messages may include bus cancellations or delays, inclement weather, upcoming events, last-minute cancellations, parental engagement opportunities, emergency notices, and more.

In order to ensure that we continue to comply with federal anti-spam legislation, we require parents/guardians to either subscribe or unsubscribe for emails as of February 15, 2017.  Please note: if you unsubscribe, you will no longer receive routine emails from either your school or the Division that might include information about school-based events, fundraising activities, musical or theatre productions, school photos, graduations, dances, etc. 

Even if you unsubscribe, you will continue to receive emergency messages, information about the online posting of school fees and, where applicable, high school student attendance notifications.

Subscribe or Unsubscribe to Synervoice 

All families using EIPS Student Transportation services for the 2017-18 school year should have already received a tentative route schedule. Those required to pay applicable transportation fees should have also received a separate invoice outlining payment information—we encourage parents to pay pay fees online.

If you haven’t received a letter from Student Transportation yet, and would like to inquire about busing for your child, contact Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.

Look for bus passes and any updated route information in your mail in August.

Division News