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News You Can Use 10.6.2019

FROM THE PRINCIPAL - FUND RUN - DEFENDING THE TROPHY

Way to show up on Saturday morning Braeside! The Fund Run is a great district community event that is one of the biggest fundraisers for the D112 Foundation in the year. For you Braeside newcomers, there was a time when Braeside struggled to sign up and show up at this event and the turnout this year and over the past couple has been astonishing.

 

To remind everyone, the fundraising effort here goes directly to annual teacher grants provided by the D112 Foundation. This year Braeside received one of the largest grants to support our WE School initiatives and partner with our sister schools. Curious to see more? Come visit the D112 Robotics Tournament on the morning of December 14 @ Northwood at Elm Place. There your young Bobcat can see one big grant on display and get pumped for coding, robotics and more.

 

Sincerely,

 

Joseph Hailpern

Braeside School Principal

jhailpern@nssd112.org

224-765-3401

 

NO SCHOOL WEDNESDAY

 

CONFERENCE SIGN UPS COMING SOON

You did not miss it. I’ve run into some logistical challenges, but this will be coming out soon. You will all be notified of the post date so I will not surprise you.

 

ALiCE PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT

Parents, please join us for an ALICE Information Night held at Northwood Jr. High at Elm Place (2031 Sheridan Rd) on October 16th (for K-5th grades) at 7 p.m. and October 23rd (for 6th-8th grades) at 7 p.m. Spanish translation will be available for both nights.

RSVP at: https://www.smore.com/wc8z3

 

BRAESIDE SCHOOL ZERO WASTE INITIATIVE

Braeside school has launched a Zero Waste lunch program and has gone from producing 5 bags of landfill waste to just 1 per day!  Under the guidance of the WE Leadership Team, students now sort liquids and recycling and commercially composts all food scraps and food-soiled paper.  Read on to find out more...

 

Objectives of participating in Zero Waste.......

  • significantly reduces the school's landfill waste and associated hauling costs (we have the power to divert 6,480 lbs of landfill trash per year!) 
  • educates and engages students in environmental leadership on a daily basis
  • empowers students to apply what they learn back into their homes and communities
  • means our food scraps and food-soiled paper get turned into compost which reduces greenhouse gases and helps build healthy soil.

What can you do to help?

  • pack a zero waste lunch by using re-usable containers and water bottles, and less single-use plastics (like plastic baggies and juice boxes)

To find out more or to volunteer one lunchtime , please contact Philippa Djemal (philippa.djemal@gmail.com) or Sharone Marck (slevymarck@gmail.com). Also check out the attached data flyer to see the early progress!