Brown Junior Public School Description


Published on

Brown school is situated on Avenue Road just south of St. Clair Avenue. The first school was built in 1910 and was replaced with a new building in 1972. Brown is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2010. This is a special year for our school celebrating 100 years of excellence. For a century, Brown School has had a tradition of strong academic achievement and close relationships with our families and community. Our staff is a team of dedicated teachers and support staff who bring unique talents to our classrooms, along with many co-curricular activies. Each child is encouraged to strive for academic excellence while also adding balance to the day by pursuing an interest or talent from an extensive number of activities that are offered.

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Brown Junior Public School Description

  1. 1. Brown school is situated on Avenue Road just south of St. Clair Avenue. The first school was built in 454 Avenue Rd. 1917 and was replaced with a new building in 1972. Brown's 80th anniversary was celebrated during 1996/97. Toronto, M4V2J1 Tel: (416) 393-1560 o The school has approximately 530 students (JK to Grade 6). Fax: (416) 393-1554 o Brown is a dual track school offering English and French Immersion programs. o Brown Community Centre is housed at the school and has a swimming pool that is used by our students for regular swim programs as well as after-school and weekend recreational activities. o Our daycare cares for 130 children and is closely linked with the school to provide meaningful care. Mary Jane Giuliani o foster academic growth and literacy through rigorous, relevant programming o balance academic and social skills development Sonja Litner o advance integration and use of technology: resource centre to be wired to the rest of the school so access is available in every classroom and instructional time on specific software is available in a lab of 15 computers in our library. o continue extra-curricular programming so that every staff member is involved in either before school , lunch or after school activities o continue regular communication with parents via the Brown Bulletin and school webite. o build on the strength of first and second language acquisitions within the framework of a strong dual track school Lynda Davenport o support the programming of out of class time since daycare, lunch and After-Four contribute to the Dorothy Hunt health of the whole child o continue music and physical education timetabled into the regular school day . o Brown Parents and Staff work closely to ensure safety. Our guiding principles are: o Students are entitled to come to school feeling safe and welcome. o Initiatives in our school rely on a clear statement not tolerating bullying, teasing or victimizing. o Physical aggression and victimizing behaviours particularly as a result of anger are immediately Kelli Belanger referred to the administration so that consistent consequences for inappropriate behaviours are applied as per Board policy. Yvonne Harding A staff committee meets to regularly review safety and disciplinary issues as they affect student o and staff welfare. o The School Council provides regular feedback. o Total number of students: 531 Junior Kindergarten - Grade 3 335 Grade 4 - Grade 6 196 Josh Matlow o Gender: Female 255 48% (416) 397-3094 Male 276 52% o Primary language other than English: 180 34%* Michael Smith o Students born outside of Canada: Students living in Canada for 2 years or less 28 5% (416) 394-2046 Students living in Canada for 3 - 5 years 40 8% * Calculation does not include students for whom language information is missing. Chris Spence Brown Junior Public School School Year: 2009-2010
  2. 2. The Toronto District School o Languages - English, English as a Second Language, and French Board (TDSB), in o Mathematics, Science and Technology partnership with students, o Arts - Music, Visual Arts, Drama and Dance parents, teachers and all o Social Studies, Health and Physical Education our communities, is committed to taking responsibility for continuous A variety of special education programs and services are offered to meet the improvement of schools. needs of all students, including students with exceptionalities, such as This is achieved through: behavioural, communication, intellectual, physical and multiple learning disabilities. Students' exceptionalities are identified through a formal review o process undertaken by an Identification, Placement and Review Committee o (IPRC). o o Healthy Learning Communities (Ryerson) o School Based: Tutors in the Classroom (Elementary) Brown Junior Public School School Year: 2009-2010
  3. 3. The primary purpose of student assessment is to improve learning. Information about the Assessment has the greatest potential to improve learning when it is an success of our programs integral part of classroom activities. Teachers assess student progress comes from a wide variety towards achieving the expectations on an ongoing basis by using of student assessments. strategies such as projects, class presentations, homework assignments, These assessments are classroom observations, portfolios of student work, and tests. based on clear expectations for all Schools use assessment information and information from other sources learners, consistent with to make informed decisions for school improvement planning. Schools those described in The identify areas of strength as well as areas that require improvement. Input Ontario Curriculum. is obtained from a variety of sources such as student assessments, teacher feedback, parent feedback, and community surveys. In this way, schools monitor, celebrate and improve their efforts in providing a supportive and challenging learning environment for all their students. READING o First Steps Writing Continuum Assessment and School wide writing plans Areas we want to improve: o demonstrate a strong connection between subtle New strategies we will add to make improvements: and complex o read for a variety of purposes with a variety of o review the EQAO type activities particularly as text types they concern organizing information in o develop the reading/writing connection chronological order Strategies we plan to continue to order make o have students read aloud and distribute their improvements: writing in order to receive more input from listeners and readers as well o encourage reading at home and at school o teach students to explain their thinking in writing o build on the positive attitude to reading that using the appropriate vocabulary presently exists at home and at school MATHEMATICS New strategies we plan to add in order to make improvements: Areas we want to improve: o review EQAO type activities o demonstrate achievement of measurement o consistent assessment strategies expectations o assess every grade 1-3 student using o spend more time teaching, area, perimeter, Developmental Reading Assessment or Alpha capacity, time Jeunes o do more problem-solving involving steps o assess every grade 4 -6 student using CASI o teach students to explain their thinking in writing Reading Assessment using the appropriate vocabulary o teach students to explain their thinking in writing SCIENCE using the appropriate vocabulary o extend book collections of nonfiction reading o Hands on Science activities to enhance material for primary and junior students curriculum. WRITING o Assign projects predominantly done under the direct supervision of the teacher Areas we want to improve: SOCIAL STUDIES o use of vocabulary dialogue and structure o use new TDSB curriculum support materials o deal with the writer's sensitivity to the reader o use a variety of texts (e.g., novels and picture o assess writing so that it is aligned with the books) to extend thematic units Ontario curriculum standards o projects are predominantly done at school under Strategies we plan to continue in order to make the direct supervision of the teacher improvements: o assign writing as a daily exercise with a variety of purposes o insist on writing conventions Brown Junior Public School School Year: 2009-2010
  4. 4. o An ACTIVE Parent Council Executive of 30 who direct fundraising, collaborate on school programming, partner through difficult parent-school issues to ensure the best possible academic/social experience for all our students o Regular parent volunteers who assist in field trips and supporting school improvements such as school yard greening and new sports field, After-4, fundraising, etc. o Monthly Home and School meetings with about 30 people in regular attendance o Enriched Lunch program o City Parks and Recreation well integrated into our school o Public library class visits o Outreach Program o Unicorn Daycare o School visits into the community. Brown Junior Public School School Year: 2009-2010