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January Newsletter

ÍY SȻÁĆEL Hello Brentwood Families,

Happy New Year and welcome back to school.  It’s been a wonderful two weeks and the students and staff have settled back into their school routine and are ready for a new term of learning.  

As the new principal, it has been a pleasure meeting your children on the playground and in their classes.  What a welcoming and caring community!  Many students have shared with me important things to know about Brentwood School including their Eagle family groups, year end traditions, fun activities and sport teams they enjoy.   I am excited to be a part of the Brentwood Eagles! 

I’ve been an educator for over 27 years and have a passion in teaching Literacy, PE, Social Emotional Learning and Inclusive Education. Most recently, I served as the principal of Prospect Lake Elementary for five and a half years, and previously as the vice-principal/teacher at Keating and Cordova Bay.  I look forward to building relationships with your children and working in partnership with families at Brentwood Elementary.  

Please feel free to introduce yourself and connect at your leisure. I look forward to meeting more families in the upcoming weeks.

Ms. Anita Ko

Mrs. Prestlee Miller -  Div 14 Ms. Nightingale (Wednesday) and Div 5 Mrs. Comer (Friday)
Ms. Laura Barber-  Div 2 Vice-Principal Relief (T/Th afternoon)
Mrs. Tracey Westwood - Interim Vice-Principal

Jan. 18 - Fun Lunch
Jan. 21 - ṈIṈENE Child Moon 
Jan. 23 - Popcorn Day
Jan. 24-26 - Kindergarten Registration
Jan. 26 - Eagle Convocation Activity -wear your eagle shirt to school
Jan. 27 - Literacy Week - dress as your favorite literary character or your eagle shirt


  • Basketball team Any Gr 4 and 5 students are welcome to join.  If your child is interested in trying a new sport, participating in practices and a district jamboree, encourage them to please see Mrs. Shaw and Ms. Nightingale by Tuesday Jan 16 to sign up.  Practices will run January to March on Tuesday and Thursday at lunch. The jamboree date is TBA.
  • Red Cedar Book Club Any Gr 4 and 5 students are welcome to join.  This club started up this week and will run every Wednesday at lunch until May.  Members will read and review award winning fiction and non-fiction books.


  • Eagle Convocation Thursday Jan 26 Our eagle families will meet. Bring your shirts!
  • Literacy Week Friday Jan 27 We will celebrate Literacy Week Jan 23-27 and staff and students are welcome to dress as your favorite literary character or your Eagle Shirt on Friday Jan 27.

We are well into winter weather that is more wet and cold.  Thank you for sending 
outerwear appropriate for our west coast climate: rain jackets, boots and change of clothes in a plastic bag for all students in their backpacks. Some younger students will store spare clothes in their cubbies. Students will continue to play outside at recess/lunch with the exception of heavy rain or extreme weather.

Has your child outgrown some clothes? The office staff are looking for extra clothing particularly Boys comfy pants for 5-10 year olds for our spare clothes bins.  Thanks so much.

Our Rainbow Rug has arrived! Big thanks to the PAC for their support