Dear Florence Brasser Families,
We would like to welcome students and their families to the 2021-2022 school year. The first day of school for students is Thursday, September 9. We look forward to welcoming our Bears back 5 days per week! All students and staff are required, at this time, to be masked indoors and on buses, regardless of vaccination status. Outdoor masking is optional.
Lead Learners for this school year will be Principal Tim Young and Assistant Principal Rebecca Scott. Mr. Young has been the lead administrator at Florence Brasser for the past 12 years. Mrs. Scott is excited to be at Brasser for a second year after serving 5 years as an assistant principal at the Gates Chili Middle School. We extend a heartfelt greeting as we commit to serving as your building administrators for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.
“Together we teach and inspire excellence for all learners.” -District Mission
“Learning, Leading and Achieving TOGETHER” -Building Vision
Brasser Elementary welcomes the family–school partnership:
Academic excellence has always been an expectation at Brasser Elementary and we will continue to strive to achieve these expectations. In preparing students for their future, we will continue to embrace 21st century learning opportunities. This could include, but is not limited to, integrating technology and STEAM into our instruction. We embrace the use of technology to enhance our curriculum and engage students. Students will be expected to learn to take more ownership of their learning and will be provided opportunities to show their understanding in ways that make sense to them.
Just as reading, writing, and math are important in school, so is social-emotional development. We want our students to learn skills and attitudes to help them manage emotions, build positive relationships, demonstrate empathy, and set goals for themselves to achieve success. We will be supporting this work by continuing to develop our own understanding of cultural diversity, equity and inclusivity. Relationships are at the heart of understanding student behavior and culture.
We will provide this in a safe, warm, nurturing setting based on our Brasser Way – Respect, Responsibility, Compassion and Hard Work. Especially this year, we are asking students to be eager to learn and look to you, their caregivers, to provide the guidance, nurturing and support in collaboration with the Brasser staff to ensure that they will be successful.
The Brasser learning community feels very privileged to be a part of these important years during which we will have the opportunity to work with you and your most treasured resource…your student. Brasser Elementary is a great place for learning. We invite you to join us, come along side and be a part of the Brasser experience!
Timothy Young, Principal
Rebecca Scott, Assistant Principal
Need dinner plans Thursday night? Check out the Nick Tahou’s food truck in the high school parking lot from 4-7 p.m. for grab-and-go dinner plates! This event raises funds for the GC3—Gates Chili Community Connections!
Gates Chili Central School District voters approved the proposed budget for the 2022-23 school budget and three additional propositions, in addition to filling three Board of Education seats.
Gates Chili Middle School students welcomed community members, performed for them, served them a delicious pasta dinner and then even dined with them!
"Golden Apple" award goes to Gates Chili High School teacher
Gates Chili senior nominated for Women’s Council’s Young Women of Distinction
Paul Road Panthers took a trip around the world this week as the fourth and fifth-grade Geography Club hosted its sixth annual Geography Bee.