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OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
June 2017
Report Card Time at Brain Power!
All students and parents should receive a final report card (for each class) this week from Brain Power/their teacher via email. 

If you do not receive your child's report card by the end of this week, please check to make sure it has not been filtered as "spam" and/or get in touch with the teacher/Brain Power.  

We wish to ensure that everyone receives their reports in  a timely manner and enjoys reading about all the wonderful progress and success! 

CONGRATULATIONS
to our University Preparation Students
on their Admissions and Scholarships!
Brain Power would like to share some great success stories from a few of our students who attended this year's University Preparation workshop!

Ashley Chen was accepted to top programs in Management, Business, and Commerce at the University of Toronto, Western University, the University of Waterloo, McGill University, McMaster University, Queen's University, and York University.  She was offered scholarships ranging from $2,000 - $10,000.  Ashley accepted the offer from Queen's Commerce, along with the $6,000 Principal's Scholarship. CONGRATULATIONS, ASHLEY!

Oana Mirel was accepted to top programs in Life Science, Medical Science, and Biomedical Science at McMaster University, Western University, University of Toronto, Queen's University, Guelph University, York University, and the University of Ottawa. Oana accepted the offer of Biomedical Science at the University of Ottawa, along with the $30,000 President's Scholarship and a $10,000 University Undergraduate Research Scholarship. CONGRATULATIONS, OANA!

Stefania Rotundu was accepted to top programs in French, Education, History, and Journalism at the University of Toronto, York University, and Ryerson University.  
Stefania accepted the offer of French from the University of Toronto. CONGRATULATIONS, STEFANIA!


Charles Wang was accepted to top programs in Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, the University of Toronto, Queen's University, and McMaster University. He was offered scholarships and awards ranging from $1,500 - $6,000.  Charles accepted the offer of Computer Science at Waterloo, along with a $2,000 entrance scholarship and a $1,500 research award.
CONGRATULATIONS, CHARLES!

Veronika Urbanovich
was accepted to top programs in Design, Industrial Design, Digital Media, and Science from York University, Sheridan College, Humber College, the University of Toronto, and OCAD University. Veronika accepted the offer from OCAD. CONGRATULATIONS, VERONIKA!


Tiffany Ho was accepted to the Bachelor of Arts program at Queen's University!
CONGRATULATIONS, TIFFANY!


Katya Katsnelson was accepted to the highly competitive Creative Industries program at Ryerson University! CONGRATULATIONS, KATYA!
Public Speaking
in the Recording Studio!
Brain Power’s Public Speaking class went on their annual visit to a recording studio!

Our students got a chance to record their self-made speeches and podcasts, putting much of the theory they learned in class into practice. They also received valuable feedback from a professional voice coach, and they got to see “behind the scenes” at a professional recording studio! 
Above: Liza Master, Justin Chu, Michal Moshkovich, Leeor Freiman, Timur Begaliyev, Maya Tsipiris, and Michelle Saltoun 
NEW French IB Preparation Course
Only a  Few Spots Left! - Register Soon!
1x per week for August (Wednesdays) – Grade 8

This exciting and informative course is designed to prepare Grade 8 students who are interested in applying to the International Baccalaureate program in secondary school. Over the span of four two-hour sessions, students will focus on reviewing and further developing their French language skills with an emphasis on expanding and enriching their vocabulary and syntax, as well as honing their understanding of French grammar. Students will gain the knowledge needed to excel on the IB test, and they will have the opportunity to practice their French skills in a variety of contexts.

NEW SUMMER COURSES!
We are offering FOUR new courses this summer at Brain Power (in addition to French IB Preparation)!

Only a Few Spots Left! - Register Soon!
Critical Thinking and Writing Development through the Visual Arts

1x per week (Wednesdays) – Grades 6-8 and 9+

This exciting addition to Brain Power’s summer course lineup develops students’ written skills, critical thinking, and literacy by means of analyzing the role of visual art in societies, past and present. Students will think critically about a wide range of classic and modern visual art in an effort to understand its cultural, formal and historical importance. Designed for junior-high or high-school students, this advanced course will refine a variety of skills essential for academic success, such as analytical skills, as well as oral and written communication skills.

Math Level 0.5 (Level 1 Preparation)

1x per week (Wednesdays) for July only – Grades 4-6

This summer course is the perfect opportunity to either reinforce and extend the learning in Brain Power’s Foundations Math course to be better prepared for Level 1, or for new students – who plan on starting Level 1 in the fall – to maximize their skills in and knowledge of topics including, but not limited to the four operations (+ - × and ÷) with large integers and decimals,  the order of operations (BEDMAS),  a variety of problem solving strategies, solving mathematical word problems with multiple steps, and tackling logic problems and reading comprehension.

Math Level 1.5 (Level 2 Preparation)

2x per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) for July only – Grades 5-7

This summer course is the perfect opportunity to either reinforce and extend the learning in Brain Power’s Level 1 Math course to be better prepared for Level 2, or for new students – who plan on starting Level 2 in the fall – to maximize their skills in and knowledge of topics including, but not limited to the four operations (+ - × and ÷) with decimals, the order of operations (BEDMAS), fractions and operations with fractions, percentage, learning a variety of problem solving strategies, solving mathematical word problems with multiple steps, tackling challenging logic problems and reading comprehension.

Math Olympiad Preparation

1x per week (Wednesdays) – Grades 5-7

Are you curious? Do you love solving math puzzles? Do you enjoy learning interesting real-life math facts and applications? Do you want to become famous in your school/province/country by winning math Olympiads and competitions? If so, Brain Power’s Math Olympiad Course is the place to train your brain! In this exciting and challenging class, students will engage with many fascinating and fun math, logic, and problem solving activities. In the process they will learn about many important mathematical principles and concepts...and, of course, they will gain new problem-solving skills they can use in both mathematical contests and in real life.

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Special Guest Speaker
Patrick de Belen!
On June 21st, Brain Power’s Public Speaking students were visited by award-winning poet, youth educator, and workshop facilitator, Patrick de Belen!

In 2012 he became the youngest spoken-word poet to hold the National Championship title at the Canadian Festival of the Spoken Word. In 2016 Patrick was selected as the Youth Poet of Honour of Canada. For the past seven years, Patrick has visited 100+ schools holding spoken word poetry workshops for the students.
Patrick de Belen speaks to our Public Speaking class.
Lina Nayveldt
Winner of Rogers Scholarship

We are very proud of our own Lina Nayveldt (Intermediate 2) who won the Edward S. Rogers Family Scholarship!

Worth $5000 per year for four years, this prestigious prize at the Bishop Strachan School is applied to school tuition from Grade 9 through Grade 12. It is awarded to students who achieve an average grade above 90% and actively participate in school life. Student leadership and co-curricular involvement are also important.



CONGRATULATIONS, LINA!
Alumni of the Month
Danny Samara
University Studies:  Computer Science

My thoughts on Brain Power: 

Brain Power's staff is the best at not only effectively teaching its students, but also at keeping them engaged and interested in every lesson. I went for two years, and I learned more about literature and general writing (essay writing, grammar, word choice, etc.) than I did in twelve years of English class in the public school system. 
Thank you, Brain Power!

 
Brain Power Celebrates Three Years
at the Schwartz-Reisman Centre!
With the end of the 2016-17 school year, Brain Power celebrates three amazing school years at our wonderful location in the Schwartz-Reisman Centre!

After many successful years at our old location, we opened at the Schwartz-Reisman Centre in September of 2014 with Karine, Reuven, Fania, Sarah, Jason, Gregory, Mila, Michelle, Ella, and Zac! We have grown so much since then, with Tonya, Hyla, Joel, Miriam, Elena, Jessica, Oscar, Dara, Maria, Nelly, Alex, and Christopher joining the
Brain Power team!

Take a walk down memory lane with these pictures from our opening!
Former York Region Chairman and CEO William (Bill) Fisch (pictured at top) presided over the ribbon-cutting ceremony at our SRC opening in 2014. Bill was recently in the news for receiving an honorary degree and delivering a convocation address at York University: 
http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2017/06/20/retired-york-region-chairman-william-fisch-offers-grads-a-masterclass-in-ethics/
Brain Power Supports
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SCHEDULES
LANGUAGE ARTS (ENGLISH)
FALL/WINTER 2017/18
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MATH & PROBLEM SOLVING
FALL/WINTER 2017/18
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ROBOTICS, CODING, & AEROSPACE
FALL/WINTER 2017/18
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IB/MaCS/TOPS/UTS  ENTRANCE EXAM  PREPARATION  &  UNIVERSITY PREPARATION
FALL/WINTER 2017-18
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SUMMER 2017
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NOTICE
For New Language Arts Students Joining in July

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