A Snapshot of Our Week:

  • The Terry Fox Run took place on Friday afternoon and we had great weather to be outdoors for the run.   A big thank-you to all of the students who participated and organized the assembly preceding the walk. The messages about self-esteem were very clear and well received by fellow students.  Thank you, Mrs. Grant and Mrs. Kitching for facilitating a fantastic afternoon! 

  • Our flag football team did a lot of running on Friday.  They participated in a tournament held at Kilbride Public School.  We know that they represented our school well and we look forward to hearing about their games on Monday.  Congratulations to the team and thank you to Mr. Periard and Mr. Gardiner for supporting the team. 

  • Thank you to the parents /guardians who were able to come out to the council meeting on Monday.  It was great to see so many of our returning members and many new members joining our council this year.  We would like to congratulate and welcome our new council members: Treasurer: Rachel Chua Dawkins, Secretaries: Jessica Underdown & Angela Reshetnyk and Reuben St. Louis and Jeff Cornthwaite taking on the roles of co-chair and chair respectively.  We look forward to an amazing year with this fantastic team.   

A Look at What's Happening Around Brookville:

  • Spirit Wear Orders are coming soon.  Please stay tuned to the Brookville Buzz for future details. 

  • If you have not ordered for next week's Lunch Box program you still have some time.  Place your order by this Sunday at noon for next week's lunch days. Check out what is available at https://www.lunchboxorders.net/eng/login.aspx

What’s happening this upcoming week:

  • It is Walk to School month!  Active transportation is a great way to travel to and from school whether by foot, skateboard, scooter or bicycle.  At Brookville, we recognize that the majority of our students take the bus. Therefore, students and staff will be celebrating International Walk to School Day on October 2nd at Brookville.  We will talk a brisk walk on our beautiful school property and enjoy being outdoors. Please remind your children to dress appropriately and to wear supportive footwear. We will reschedule if rain interferes with our plans. 

  • The Cross Country meet is being held on Tuesday, October 3rd at Sherwood Park located in Burlington. Parents are welcome to attend.  

Up and Coming:

  • PIC (Parent Involvement Committee) Conference: The 12th Annual PIC Conference for parents, guardians, and members of the community will be held on Saturday, October 13th at Garth Webb S.S. in Oakville.  This year’s conference is focusing on “Envisioning Possibilities:  How Innovation Inspires Students to Learn, Grow & Succeed” . 

Reminders:

  • Lunchbox Orders:  Try our online system that makes ordering lunches quick and simple!  Check us out at lunchboxorders.com call us at 1 -877-426-6860 or email us at info@lunchboxorders.com

  • Bus Notes:  Bus notes should be sent to the office the day before with the home bus route listed and route number that students would like to travel on.


October 2nd ~ Picture day

October 3 ~ Cross Country

October 2~ International Walk to school day

October 11 ~ PA Day—No school

October 14 ~ Thanksgiving—No school

October 21~Bus Safety

October 3O ~ Halloween Parade

October 31 ~ Black & Orange Day

Nov 18 ~ Progress Reports and Kindergarten Communications of Learning Reports go home

Nov 22 ~ PA Day - NO School

Dec 20 ~ Early Dismissal at 1:10 pm

Dec 21st- Jan 3rd ~ Winter Break





Friday, September 13, 2019


The first full week of the year was amazing!!  It’s nice to see our students playing and working together, and showing outstanding leadership skills. A few highlights and reminders for the week are:


Open House: 

  • Our Meet and Greet was a lot of fun.  This was the first year that we had food trucks and would appreciate your feedback regarding this option.  We hope you enjoyed visiting the school and having the opportunity to connect with the Brookville community.  


NEW -Terry Fox School Run Info: 

  • Brookville Public School will be participating in this year's Terry Fox School Run for cancer research. We are proud to continue the legacy of one of our country’s greatest heroes. We hope you will join us and support this wonderful cause by donating to our Terry Fox School Run fundraising page at: http://www.terryfox.ca/BrookvillePSCampbellville Thank you! The future of cancer research has never looked brighter! #terryfoxliveshere @theterryfoxfoundation #terryfoxschoolruns 

 

  • Our run will take place on Friday, September 27th following the Annual Terry Fox assembly starting at 1:00.  We hope everyone will participate in the run in memory of Terry Fox. 


Bus Notes:

  • Bus notes should be sent to the office the day before with the home bus route listed and route number that students would like to travel on.

 

School Council: 

  • Our first meeting of the year is on Monday, September 23rd at 7:00 pm in the library. We invite you to join us.  If you wish to run for a position on council executive (Chair/Co-Chair/Treasurer/Secretary), please complete the form below  and drop it off to the school office by Tuesday, September,17th 2019


PIC Conference:  

  • The Halton District School Board’s Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) will be hosting the 12th Annual Parent Involvement Committee Conference on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at Garth Webb Secondary School in Oakville (2820 Westoak Trails Blvd). This year’s conference is focusing on “Envisioning Possibilities:  How Innovation Inspires Students to Learn, Grow & Succeed”We are proud to announce two Keynote Speakers, Nora Young host of CBC Radio's Spark/Author of The Virtual Self and Halton's HDSB-The SHIFT followed by a variety of insightful workshop sessions.   Conference registration will open early September by visiting the  Parent Involvement Committee link on hdsb.ca.


Immunization Information:

Reminder to Grade 7 parents to please send any outstanding Immunization forms to the school office by Tuesday, September 17.


Here is a reminder 

  • HDSB Schools no longer collect immunization data at registration.  Families are reminded to report their immunizations by visiting:

    • halton.ca

    • Download the OneHalton app

    • Call 311

    • Mail or drop off your records to the Halton Region Health Department,  1151 Bronte Road, Oakville, Ontario L6M 3L1

Questions, please contact halton.ca or contact the Halton Region Health Department by calling 311 or 905-825-6000 for more details.

Pizza Forms: 

  • If you would like to order pizza for your son or daughter please order by September 18th on Brookville’s School Cash online.  Please see our website for more information. 

 

Reminder to all Brookville parents to send in outstanding Verification and HDSB First Day forms to school office.

 

 


International Walk to School Day:

  •  In an effort to promote active transportation (walking/wheeling to school or the bus stop), the Board is once again promoting International Walk to School Day on October 2nd.  We will be walking with students during the school day on school property to show support for this important event.  


Grade 7 and 8 Flag Football:

 Tryouts are underway, and we've seen enthusiastic participation from the intermediate classes. Mr.Gardiner and Mr.Periard are looking forward to a great season!



Cross Country Running will be held on October 2nd, 2019.  Please stay tuned for further information.

Upcoming Events: (You can also view our school calendar on our website)

  • September 16 ~ PA day—No school

  • September 23rd ~ First Council Meeting

  • September 23 ~ First pizza day

  • September 27~  tentative date for our Terry Fox Run/School Assembly hosted by Grade 3-1 and 3 /4-1

  • October 2 ~ Picture day

  • October 3 ~ Cross Country

  • October 11 ~ PA Day—No school

  • October 14 ~ Thanksgiving—No school








September Welcome Back 2019

Dear Brookville Families, 

 

Welcome Back and Happy New School Year.  What a wonderful summer we have had filled with lots of sunshine!  We are looking forward to welcoming returning and new students to Brookville next week.  We know our new families are going to love being a part of the Brookville community.   


This time of year is always exciting for staff as it is a new beginning for all of us! We have been busy preparing to welcome our new and returning students back to school.  It has been a flurry of activity over the past few weeks! Our caretakers have once again, done an amazing job ensuring Brookville is ready for September 3rd. In the office we have been busy registering children, preparing school procedures and making sure we are equipped with materials for teaching and learning.  Our teachers, DECE’s and educational assistants have been working together to prepare classroom learning environments and materials in preparation for a new school year! What a great team we have!


We have many new staff members joining our team this year.

  • Mr. B. DeGier who will be joining our junior team

  • Ms. Murphy our music teacher 

  • Mr. Emma who will be teaching intermediate math until Mrs. Brown returns in the new year. 

  • Welcome to Mrs. Pittarelli (Tuesday’s) and Mrs. Logan (Monday mornings)  who will be joining our office staff   


We would also like to welcome back Mrs. Grant who has returned from her maternity leave.    


We are currently in the process of hiring a core french teacher for our intermediate students as well as a core french teacher for our primary students.  We have Occasional teachers in the building next week to support our students until we are able to hire teachers for the duration of this school year. Welcome Mrs. Kent and Ms. Langill for joining us next week!  


All of our staff are excited to welcome our Brookville school community as they exit the bus on the first day of school. Both staff and students look forward to reconnecting after their summer vacation.  As students exit the bus they will be directed to the appropriate area where they will meet their homeroom teacher. Our Kindergarten students will enter the school through the front doors immediately after exiting the buses.  Primary students (1-3) will gather on the South blacktop, Junior students (4-6) will meet on the North blacktop and our Intermediate students (7-8) will meet and enter the school on the blacktop located at the back of the school.  


During the month of September, we will be re-establishing routines, getting to know one another and build new relationships with new families and staff. For all students, a new school year is full of excitement and opportunity. We encourage all our students to engage in opportunities to develop their talents and skills to learn, grow and succeed as well as developing a strong sense of belonging and pride as a student of Brookville.  We appreciate your confidence and trust as we continue to focus on best practices and innovative teaching strategies to support students at Brookville. I would like to encourage you to become involved in our school community through various volunteer opportunities that will be available throughout the year.  

    

A few reminders for the first week of school:


  • Learning is divided into three 100 minute blocks of instructional time beginning at 8:15 a.m. and concluding at 2:35 p.m. 


  • Meet and Greet is scheduled for Thursday, September 5th beginning at 5:00 P.M. There will be three food trucks available (Schmuck Truck, Kirtada’s Kitchen and Mega ConeIce Cream truck.   You will have an opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and visit their classrooms. We are looking forward to seeing you next Thursday.


  • Please send a refillable water bottle with your child to help them keep hydrated during the day.  We also have water bottle filling stations at Brookville.  


  • We need your help!  If you are picking your child up from school during instructional time,  we would appreciate you calling the school at 905-854-2424.    We will coordinate with your child’s teacher and have your child in the office when you come in to sign them out.  


  • Life-Threatening Allergies -We have a number of students at Brookville who have severe allergies.  Please do not send any product that contains peanut or tree nut products.  We appreciate your attention to this matter.


  • Our First Pizza Monday will be September 23,2019.  (Monday, September 16 is our first PD Day).  If you wish to participate, please make sure you have placed your order on school cash by September 18, 2019.



COUNCIL INFORMATION---WE WANT YOU!!!   If you are interested in being a part of our school council team please fill out the Nomination Form below.  This must be completed for any parent or guardian that would like to be a voting member.  At our meeting on September 23rd, we will nominate and vote in our chair/co-chairs, secretary, and treasurer. 



School Council Nomination Form 2019-2020Image result for brookville bengal tiger

 

Please print and return your completed form to the Office by 4:00 pm September 13th, 2019, or Scan this form to napierm@hdsb.ca (need a hard copy? Please email for this request) 

 

Name _________________________________________

Phone ________________ Email Address __________________

 

I am the parent/guardian of the following student(s) who are registered at Brookville for the 2019-2020 school year:

 

Name of Student(s)                                                                 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                  


I wish to declare my candidacy for an elected position as a parent/guardian representative on Brookville’s School Council.

 

Please note:

  • These positions are for the 2019-20 school term. The council will consist of parent members in accordance with our School Council Constitution.

  • Should an election be needed, e.g. more than two (2) nominations for the same position from parents is received, the election will be held on Monday, September 23th at 7 pm to give all parents a chance to vote.

 

  • I am an employee of the Halton District School Board. ___Yes     ___No

 

 I am interested in being on the council because……










My areas of interest and expertise are………..










_____________________________                          ___________________

       Candidate’s Signature                                                 Date

 



Received by ______________________ Date _____________ Time ________

 


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Nomination Form Receipt

A nomination form for parent representative for the School Advisory Council has been received from: ________________________________________.

 

statement of interest is indicated              ___Yes ___ No

 

__________________________                   ___________________________

           Office Staff                                                    Date

 









School Council Information

 

Ontario Regulation 612/00 is the legislation that governs the operation of school councils. This Regulation has been amended by O. Regulation 330/10, School Councils and Parent Involvement Committees. The content of 612/00 has not been changed in 330/10. The following information is a synopsis of this Regulation.

 

Elections and Term of Office:

  • One year term beginning October and ending the following September

  • If an election is needed, it must be held within the first 30 days (calendar days) from the start of the school year

  • A parent is not restricted to the number of times they can be elected or acclaimed to the council

  • The first meeting of the new council must occur within 35 days (calendar days) of the election or acclamation.

 

Notice to Parents of School Council Nominations:

  • Parents must be given a minimum of 14 days (instructional days) notice of the date of the election. The Parent Nomination Form must be filed in the Main Office prior to the election date and indicates interest in being a parent voting member of the new council. The Nomination form does not indicate a preference for a parent executive position on council.

 

School Council Executive Positions:

  • At the first council meeting of the school year, October, the elected parent members of the council will choose the chair/co-chairs, secretary, and treasurer. The Principal sets the date of the October meeting of the new council.

 

Details of the Positions and Responsibilities on Council:

For more information, please go to www.hdsb.ca and type School Council in the Search area, click on School Councils to take you to the School Council page.  You can download the New Members, Membership and Elections to read the details of roles and responsibilities.




Regards,




Margaret Napier   







Dear Brookville Families, (May 31st 2019)

It is hard to believe that tomorrow is June 1st.   We hope that we have a few consistent days of beautiful weather so we can enjoy our beautiful outdoor spaces at Brookville.  In the picture above we have our Grade 8 students utilizing the courtyard during their literacy block.   

SPRING FAIR (Sat. May 25th):  

  • What an amazing day!  We want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your continued support.  A big thank you goes out to the members of our school council, the Spring Fair committee and the many individuals who volunteered their time to make this such a great day.  A huge shout out to the Brookville staff and Mrs. Smith for their organization and support a short 24 hours before Spring Fair. Desks were being moved chairs relocated and schedules were created to ensure our indoor Spring Fair was a great success. It was great to see all the families enjoying all the attractions and the excitement of the kids who attended was palpable.  Thank you for all your contributions as the fair raised over $16 000 after expenses which will go back into the help fund several different initiatives.

BRASS RUBBINGS:

  • Grace Carrothers visited Brookville on May 24th to work with our Grade 4 students and increase their knowledge of Mediaeval Europe.  Students worked with replica brass engravings and learned about the techniques of rubbing to recreate beautiful keepsakes of art originally produced as early as the 12th Century.  

EQAO:

  • Congratulations to our Grade 3’s and 6’s who finished writing the EQAO on Thursday. Students have worked hard and we are proud of the commitment they have shown at completing the numerous components to the test.  Thanks to our families for ensuring that their children were here on time, well rested and had eaten a nutritious breakfast before arriving. We appreciate your support

TRACK AND FIELD:

  • Our grades 3, 4 and 5 students held their track and field events here at Brookville today. What a great day for their activities. We have a very competitive group of athletes who worked hard to show us their best. Congratulations to all for their participation!  

  • Our senior level students from Grades 6, 7 and 8 traveled to Nelson Highschool to compete in various track and field events against other Halton schools.  Our students once again reflected Brookville pride and sportsmanship at this event. Way to go Bengals!.

SCHOOL YEARBOOK:

  • The 2018-2019 Brookville Yearbook is available to be ordered on the cashless system.  Orders will be taken until June 6th. There will be no late orders so don’t miss your chance to get a great yearbook full of memories.

STAFFING CHANGE:

  • We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Mme. Lobsinger to Brookville as our Junior / Intermediate French teacher.  Mme. Lobsinger comes to Brookville as an experienced second language teacher and we are happy to report that she will be with us until the end of June.

NEW TO KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION:

  • Kindergarten Orientation is on Thursday, June 6th from 6 to 7 pm.  If you have not registered your child for Kindergarten please do so as soon as possible.   Pass the word on to your neighbours...we really want to meet all our newest Bengals!

PA DAY:

  • Don’t forget that next Friday (June 7th) is a PA Day, and there is no school for students.

SUMMER READING CLUB:

  • Looking to keep your students reading over the summer? The TD Summer Reading Club is a great way to build excitement about reading! The program is Canada's biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests, and all abilities. This free program is offered at more than 2,200 public libraries across Canada, and it's easy to include in any summer plans. The Club celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators, and stories, and inspires kids to explore the fun of reading their way.  For more information check out the website at TD Summer Reading Club.

WARM WEATHER AND TICK PRECAUTIONS:

  • The warm weather brings an increase in the activity level of adult ticks across Halton Region. Information from the Halton Region website  provides recommendations for anyone taking part in outdoor activities in wooded areas or fields with long grassy areas, in order to minimize and detect exposure to ticks.  Should you find a tick on you or your child, please follow these steps to remove and submit the tick to Halton Region for testing.  For further information about ticks in the area, and how you can limit exposure to ticks near your home, please visit the Halton Region website.


Upcoming Events:

June 3rd - SAVIS Presentations Grade 8

June 3rd - True Worth Assembly

June 4th - Peer Tutor Celebration

June 4th - Milton Library Presentation Grades 1 - 4

June 5th - Heritage Park Field Trip Grade 3

June 5th - Swim Test at Victoria Recreation Centre for Grade 7’s

June 6th - Beach Day

June 6th - New to Kindergarten Orientation

June 7th - PD Day- NO SCHOOL

June 10th - Junior Achievement Grade 7

June 11th - Band Trip to Canada’s Wonderland

June 12th and 13th - Kindie Klub

June 13th - MADD Canada Presentation Grade 7 and 8

June 13th - Junior Track and Field Day @ Georgetown District H.S.

June 17-20 - Quebec City Field Trip Grade 8

June 17-20 - Week Without Walls Grade 7’s

June 25th - Graduation Grade 8

June 26th - Report Cards Go Home

June 26th - FDK Picnic

June 28th - Last Day of School (Early Dismissal @ 1:10 pm)


On behalf of the staff at Brookville, we would like to wish you a safe and enjoyable weekend!

Ms. Napier and Mr. Morton

Your Admin Team



Dear Parents and Guardians:

We hope that you and your family have a wonderful Family Day Weekend!  Enjoy time together and hopefully, you will find some time to enjoy the outdoors! The following is a recap of some of our weekly highlights, reminders and upcoming events:

Have your Say:

In our effort to increase school effectiveness, the Halton District School Board is inviting you to participate in our online Have Your Say survey.  As our partner in education, your input is valued and appreciated. We recognize your involvement is critical to student success, which is why we’re inviting you to complete this online survey to tell us what you think about Brookville Public School.

We are inviting parents to respond to questions related to their child’s school, such as:  learning opportunities, communication, involvement in the school, technology use, equitable and inclusive learning environments, and transportation.  All grade 4 - 12 students in the Halton District School Board will have an opportunity to complete the survey at school.

The information gathered from the survey will help our school continue to create a positive environment, inform our School Improvement and Well-Being plans, and allow parents to have a voice in creating a supportive community at Brookville Public School.

The survey will be open to all parents of children in the Halton District School Board from February 1, 2019, to March 29, 2019.

Your responses are anonymous and the questionnaire will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.  To complete the survey, click on or copy this link: www.haveyoursayhdsb.ca.  The survey is accessible using a mobile device.  Surveys are available in the following languages:  Punjabi, Urdu, Arabic, Mandarin, and Hindi.


Kindie Valentine’s Luncheon:

Yesterday our Kindergarten families gathered in the library for our annual FDK Valentine’s Day luncheon.  It was fantastic to see many moms, dads, and grandparents at the school. We enjoyed our Kindergarten students song which was the perfect ending to a wonderful lunch.  Thanks again to our amazing Kindergarten team for putting this together! Thank you to our FDK team... T. Cheeseman, R. Crossfield, M. Dempsey, and R. Nesbitt.


School Forum:

Our student forum had a very successful Candy-Gram campaign, and our Brookville students shared lots of positive messages with their friends and teachers.


Badminton Update:

Last night Brookville hosted a badminton tournament.  We had many Brookville students participate in the tournament!  They played hard, had fun and represented our school with pride!  As well, we would like to thank all of our students who volunteered to ensure last nights event ran smoothly.  We are very proud of each student that participated in our tournament! A huge thank you to Mr. Periard for all your organization and to Mrs. Falbo for supporting last nights event.  

Guess What's Coming to Brookville?

Yes, it is true...Mrs. Kennedy has been working very hard to bring back that ever so popular Escape Rooms.  She has some fantastic mysteries for all our students to solve. Stay tuned for more information.


Twitter:

Don’t forget that you can follow us on Twitter! @BrookvillePS.

Information Regarding Bus Cancellations and School Closures:

The decision to cancel buses and/or close schools before the start of a school day is made prior to 6:00 a.m. This information is then posted on http://www.haltonbus.ca and/or www.hdsb.ca; typically just after 6:00 am.  TV and radio stations are also informed by 6:30 a.m.  Please access theHDSB’s Inclement Weather Procedures for further information and details.  


FDK Registration:

We are looking forward to welcoming all our new Kindergarten students who register!  Our school is a wonderful place to be each and every day! Our FDK team is looking forward to welcoming new friends to our school.   Registration forms are available at schools and on the HDSB websitehere. Please contact your home school to register your child. Learn more on the kindergarten webpage.

Grade 8 Graduation:

Grade 8 Graduation will take place on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.   On Thursday, February 21st @ 10:00 a.m. there will be a meeting for Grade 8 parents interested in being on the graduation committee.


Upcoming Events:

February 15th - PA Day

February 18th - Family Day- No School

February 19th - Int. Girls & Boys Basketball vs Sam Sherratt

February 21st - Int. Girls & Boys Basketball @ Martin Street

February 25th - First Term Reports Go Home

February 26th - Ski Trip Gr. 7 and 8 -Hockley Valley

February 27th - Int. Girls & Boys Basketball @ Chris Hadfield

February 28th - Ski Trip Gr. 6 Chicopee

February 28th - Int. Girls & Boys Basketball vs Boyne

March 5th - Int. Girls & Boys Basketball @ Silver Creek

March 7th - Int. Girls & Boys Basketball vs MSB

March 8th - Pajama Day

March 11th - 15th - Spring Break

March 18th - First Day Back After Spring Break




Dear Parents / Guardians:

Another short week here at Brookville as the weather conditions closed schools within the Halton Board!  Here is a recap of some of our weekly highlights, reminders and upcoming events:

Twitter:

Don’t forget that you can follow us on Twitter! @BrookvillePS.

Candy Grams:

The last day for Candy grams will be Monday, February 11th.  Each Candy gram twenty-five cents. Students you still have an opportunity to order your candy grams!

REMINDER:  Parent Council Meeting:

Please join us on Monday, February 11th @7pm at Brookville in the Library for our next meeting.  If you are interested in being a part of the Spring Fair committee please send an email to Leslie Lang at langleslie5@gmail.com.  The committee is planning on meeting on Monday at 6:00 p.m.

Community Officer Visit:

Constable Mike Hunchuk visited our Grade 7 and 8 students this week to remind them about safety and best practices when using the internet and more specifically, social media.  Our students were able to recall much of the information they had learned in Grade 6 when they took part in BRAVO. Thanks to Halton Police Services for running these programs and for providing our students with valuable insights and information on how to use technology safely.

Technology Tip:

Are you aware of the latest trends being used to steal personal information online? To help ensure your data isn't being compromised, brush up on online safety tips by checking out the HDSB's Technology & You resources at www.hdsb.ca (Search: Technology & You) or follow #TECHandU on Twitter.

Information Regarding Bus Cancellations and School Closures:

The decision to cancel buses and/or close schools before the start of a school day is made prior to 6:00 a.m. This information is then posted on http://www.haltonbus.ca and/or www.hdsb.ca typically just after 6:00 am.  TV and radio stations are also informed by 6:30 a.m.  Please access the HDSB’s Inclement Weather Procedures for further information and details.  


FDK Registration:

We know a few of you have not registered yet!   We are looking forward to welcoming all our new Kindergarten students who register!  Our school is a wonderful place to be each and every day! Our FDK team is looking forward to welcoming new friends to our school.   Registration forms are available at schools and on the HDSB website here. Please contact your home school to register your child. Learn more on the kindergarten webpage.

Grade 8 Graduation:

Grade 8 Graduation will take place on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.   On Thursday, February 21st @ 10:00 a.m. there will be a meeting for Grade 8 parents interested in being on the graduation committee.    

Badminton Team:  

Our badminton teams are at Bruce Trail Public School tonight to compete in a tournament.  We wish our students good luck and know that they will represent us well. Thanks again to all of you who help support Brookville’s teams and provide transportation for our athletes.  

In addition, our Badminton Teams will be at home and will host a tournament here at Brookville afterschool on Thursday, February 14th.  We look forward to welcoming other Halton District Schools to the home of the Bengals and watching the action unfold on the courts.

Grade 6 Ski Trip:

The weather continues to affect our ski trips as we had to cancel and reschedule the grade 6 ski trip that was headed to Chicopee yesterday.  We are working with Chicopee to set a new date which will be communicated to you once we know.

Author Visit/Shane Peacock:

Author Shane Peacock will be visiting Brookville on Tuesday, February 12th to work with all our students during the day.  Shane’s presentations are engaging and are designed to promote a love of reading in students.

Red and Pink Day:

Students are invited to wear red and pink on Thursday, February 14th to celebrate Valentine’s Day and caring.


Upcoming Events:

February 11th - School Council

February 12th - Author Visit Shane Peacock

February 14th - Badminton Tournament at Brookville

- Red and Pink Day

-FDK Lunch in Libary

February 15th - PA Day

February 18th - Family Day- No School

February 19th - Int. Girls & Boys Basketball vs Sam Sherratt

February 21st - Int. Girls & Boys Basketball @ Martin Street

February 25th - First Term Reports Go Home

February 26th - Ski Trip Gr. 7 and 8 -Hockley Valley

February 27th - Int. Girls & Boys Basketball @ Chris Hadfield

February 28th - Ski Trip Gr. 6 Chicopee

February 28th - Int. Girls & Boys Basketball vs Boyne

March 5th - Int. Girls & Boys Basketball @ Silver Creek

March 7th - Int. Girls & Boys Basketball vs MSB

March 8th - Pajama Day

March 11th - 15th - Spring Break

March 18th - First Day Back After Spring Break



Brookville Buzz ~ Feb 1st 2019

We hope you enjoy your day today-stay warm!  Here is a recap of some of our weekly highlights, reminders and upcoming events:


Cold Weather:

You really do not need a reminder about the cold weather as we are sure all of you are bundling up before going out.  Please consider sending your child to school with a sweatshirt or sweater as the temperature in various areas within the school fluctuate.   Please access the HDSB’s Inclement Weather Procedures for further information and details.  


Candy Grams:

Candy grams will be sold starting next week at a price of twenty-five cents each.


Brookville Student Raises Awareness:

A Brookville student in Grade 5 has been actively promoting awareness of the impact development can have on local water resources.  Rand P. was featured in a recent article in The Tanner, has a YouTube Channel and has been invited to Queen’s Park for conversations around preserving our water resources.    one of the many exemplary examples of the great work that our students are doing at Brookville!



Parent Council Meeting:

Our next Parent Council meeting will take place in the Library at 7 pm on Monday, February 11th.



FDK Registration:

We are looking forward to welcoming all our new Kindergarten students who register!  Our school is a wonderful place to be each and every day! Our FDK team is looking forward to welcoming new friends to our school.   Registration forms are available at schools and on the HDSB website here. Please contact your home school to register your child by Feb. 1, 2019. Learn more on the kindergarten webpage.


Badminton Team:  

The badminton teams went to a tournament on Wednesday evening to McKenzie Smith Bennett Public School in Acton.  They had a lot of fun and represented Brookville with great Bengal spirit! A big thank you goes out to all participants and staff for supporting this team.  Also, thank you to our parents who helped with transporting the team.


Grade 6 Ski Trip:

Thank you to all the Grade 6 families for working with us when we canceled the ski trip to Chicopee on Thursday.  Since the temperatures were forecasted to hover below the -30-degree mark, we postponed the trip. Please mark your calendars as we have rescheduled the trip for Thursday, February 28th.  


Twitter:

Don’t forget that you can follow us on Twitter! @BrookvillePS

Upcoming Events:

February 1st - PA Day

February 7th - Ski Trip Gr. 6 Chicopee

February 11th - School Council

February 12th - Author Visit Shane Peacock

February 14th - Badminton Tournament at Brookville

February 14th - Red and Pink Day

February 15th - PA Day

February 18th - Family Day

February 19th - Int. Girls & Boys Basketball vs Sam Sherratt

February 21st - Int. Girls & Boys Basketball @ Martin Street

February 25th - First Term Reports Go Home

February 26th - Ski Trip Gr. 7 and 8

February 27th - Int. Girls & Boys Basketball @ Chris Hadfield

February 28th - Ski Trip Gr. 6 Chicopee

February 28th - Int. Girls & Boys Basketball vs Boyne


Brookville Buzz ~ January 26, 2018

Happy Friday to all! Don’t forget that next Friday is a PD Day, and there is no school for students (Friday, February 1st). The following is a recap of some of our weekly highlights, reminders and upcoming events:

Cold Weather:

We would like to remind families to send their children to school with hats, mitts scarves and snow pants.   Students will be outdoors twice a day to enjoy fresh air and play with their friends. We will have an indoor recess if the temperatures outside are -20 degrees Celsius or colder.  This week on Monday and Tuesday temperatures were below -20 degrees resulting in us having an indoor recess three out of the four breaks. Please access the HDSB’s Inclement Weather Procedures for further information and details.  

What Kindness Means to You: Design Contest

Brookview students in Grade 6 recently participated in a Scholastic Canada contest for poster design.  Students designed and created posters on the topic of ‘what kindness means to you’. We are excited to announce that two of our students won the contest.  Congratulations to Zeda-Lynn and Jonathan who designed the winning posters and won books for their classroom and for classes chosen charity Darling House. We’d also like to convey that we are proud of the effort made by all participating students who endeavoured to make a difference.  

FDK Registration:

This is a reminder to please register your child if they are going to be attending Kindergarten in September.  Registration forms are available at schools and on the HDSB website here. Please contact your home school to register your child by Feb. 1, 2019. Learn more on the kindergarten webpage.

Junior Boys and Girls Volleyball:  

The Junior Boys and Girls Volleyball Teams both finished their season’s this week.  They attended their final tournaments and represented Brookville with positive spirits, hard work, and great teamwork.  The girl's team represented us at Centennial and the boys went to Stewarttown. A big thank you goes out to all participants and the student volunteers for doing such a great job on the road and for demonstrating Brookville Bengal pride.  Also, thank you to our parents who helped with transporting the team.

Intermediate Ski Trip:

Thank you to all the Grade 7 and 8 families for working with us when we canceled the ski trip to Hockley Valley on Monday.  Since the temperatures were forecasted to hover around the -30-degree mark, we postponed the trip. We certainly want our students to have an enjoyable trip on the hills skiing and not just enjoying hot chocolate in the chalet.   Please mark your calendars as we have rescheduled the trip for Tuesday, February 26th.

Senior Boys Basketball:  

We’d like to say thank you to everyone who came to try out for the Senior Boys Basketball Team.  The selection process has almost been completed and we look forward to the exciting action that will take place on the court.


Twitter:

Don’t forget that you can follow us on Twitter! @BrookvillePS

Upcoming Events:

January 21st ~Ski Trip Gr. 7 / 8 Hockley Valley

January 22nd~ Dental Screening

January 23rd ~Volleyball tournament (boys Jr.) Stewarttown

January 24th ~Volleyball tournament (girls Jr.) Centennial

January 31st ~Ski Trip Gr. 6 Chicopee

February 1st - PA Day

February 7th - Ski Trip Gr. 6 Chicopee

February 11th - School Council

February 12th - Author Visit Shane Peacock

February 14th - Badminton Tournament at Brookville

February 14th - Red and Pink Day

February 15th - PA Day

February 18th - Family Day



January 18th, 2019

Happy Friday everyone!  Just a quick note to our families if you haven’t already; you can follow us on Twitter! @BrookvillePS.   Here is a quick recap of some of our weekly highlights, reminders and upcoming events:

MADD Assembly for Grade 7 and 8:

Grade 7 and 8 students listened to a very powerful presentation regarding the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.   We hope that they have shared their learning and the messages that were conveyed.

Volleyball Tournaments:

On Wednesday, January 16th the Junior Girl’s Volleyball team competed in a tournament at  Georgetown District High School. We are very proud of how the girls persevered and had great Brookville spirit.   They were competing on larger courts which was a great experience for them. The Junior Boy’s Volleyball Team competed on Thursday, January 17th at a tournament hosted at Centennial.  The boy's team advanced to the quarterfinals before being eliminated in a closely contested match. Congratulations to both teams for continuing to showcase and represent Brookville when they are visiting other schools.

Volleyball Tournaments next week:

The Junior Boys Volleyball Team will be going to Stewarttown Public School on January 23rd for a volleyball tournament.  The Junior Girls Volleyball Team will also be on the road at Centennial to compete in their tournament on January 24th. We wish both teams good luck and know they will represent Brookville with impeccable sportsmanship and citizenship.  Go Bengals Go!

Hat Day:

Today was Hat Day at Brookville and students celebrated by showing off their hats throughout the day.  We had summer hats, winter hats, decorated hats, and even a few turkey hats!! Thanks to all the students and staff who participated and made the day such a great success.  

Ski Trip for Grade 7 and 8:

A reminder to parents that grade 7 and 8 students will have an opportunity to go skiing at Hockley Valley on January 21st.    Please remind your students to dress appropriately for conditions and bring extra socks and mitts! We certainly look forward to hearing from students about their adventures on the slopes when they return to the school.

Dental Screening:

Dental screening will be taking place in the school on January 22.  This is a free service which is offered in Halton schools to promote student health and well-being.  Students in JK, SK and Grade 2 will have their teeth examined professionally while they’re at school on Tuesday.


Inclement Weather:

Please be advised that schools are open on mornings that buses are canceled.  Please refer to the board website and/or radio and television stations for information regarding bus cancellations and school closures.  For links and further information please see this page.

​​​​​​​FDK Registration:

Kindergarten registration for the 2019/20 school year is underway at the Halton District School Board! Registration forms are available at schools and on the HDSB website here. Please contact your home school to register your child by Feb. 1, 2019. Learn more on the kindergarten webpage.

Kiss n Ride:

We are asking all parents/guardians to please use the Kiss and Ride area to drop off any children ( located on the south side of our school parking lot).  Extra vehicles in the bus loading zone can interfere with the process and could present a safety concern to students as the get on or off the buses. We really appreciate your support concerning this matter.   

Teacher update:

Mrs. Cook will be leaving Brookville.  Although we are very sad to see her go we are excited for her new adventure.  Mrs. Cook has been part of our primary team for many years and has provided students with amazing opportunities.  Mrs. Cook will be missed by staff, students and parents.  We would like to welcome Miss MacDonald who will be replacing Mrs. Cook.  Miss MacDonald is very excited to join our school community and be a part of the primary team.  

Upcoming Dates:


January 21st ~Ski Trip Gr. 7 / 8 Hockley Valley

January 22nd~ Dental Screening

January 23rd ~Volleyball tournament (boys Jr.) Stewarttown

January 24th ~Volleyball tournament (girls Jr.) Centennial

January 31st ~Ski Trip Gr. 6 Chicopee

February 1st - PA Day

February 7th - Ski Trip Gr. 6 Chicopee

February 11th - School Council

February 12th - Author Visit Shane Peacock

February 14th - Badminton Tournament at Brookville

February 14th - Red and Pink Day

February 15th - PA Day

February 18th - Family Day




Dear Parents and Guardians,

We would like to welcome everyone back from the holidays!  It was so nice to hear our students sharing stories of how they created great memories with family and friends traveling south, enjoying winter activities or just staying warm inside drinking hot chocolate by the fireplace.  2019 surely came in with some interesting weather. Within a week we have gone from +8  to -17 degrees Celsius with the wind chill. Parents, please ensure that your child comes to school dressed for the cold temperatures.  Snow pants are recommended for students who enjoy playing in the snow and an extra pair of mittens or socks can come in handy when these articles of clothing get wet.

FDK Registration  Kindergarten registration for the 2019/20 school year is underway at the Halton District School Board! Registration forms are available at schools and on the HDSB website here. Please contact your home school to register your child by Feb. 1, 2019. Learn more on the kindergarten webpage.

Volleyball Tournaments  It’s been a busy week here at Brookville as we also hosted Junior Girl’s and Boy’s Volleyball Tournaments on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.  Students on both teams showcased their skills on and off the court and displayed great sportsmanship as the host school. Congratulations, to both teams who both brought home the silver from their respective tournaments.  Your coaches were certainly proud of you! Also a big thank you to all the student volunteers and staff who made both events such a success.

Travelling Stage  This week Travelling Stage visited Brookville on Wednesday and Thursday.  Sarah the instructor worked with students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 to teach dance and movement skills.  At the end of each day, students showcased their skills by sharing their newly learned choreographed dance routine.   It’s truly amazing to watch what all of our students can do when working together towards a common goal. Truly inspiring to witness.  Also, we should note that the Travelling Stage has been working with students at Brookville for many years. Our Grade 8 students have been participating yearly since they were in Kindergarten.

Tour for Humanity  Tour for Humanity visited the school on Wednesday, January 9th with their mobile classroom.  Students who visited the bus examined current and historic world events with an empathetic ear, eye, and heart to help raise their awareness of the intolerance that exists around the globe.  Students were challenged by thoughtfully designed presentations which were tailored for specific grade levels to recognize the power of their voices to foster human rights and make the world a better place for all.  This presentation was certainly timely as our social justice focus for this month is the Rights of the Child.

Congratulations  We are pleased that two students attending Brookville, Erika, and Pierce, had their Focus on Nature photos selected by Fresh Perspectives to be featured in an upcoming exhibit.  The exhibit will feature work from students throughout Halton Region and will run between January 19th and February 8th at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre in Oakville. The exhibit will be open Monday to Friday, 12-7pm, Saturday and Sunday, 12-5pm from January 19-February 8, 2019.  This was a fantastic program for our students and we hope we will have the opportunity to participate again next year. Congratulations Erika and Pierce for having your work showcased at this event.

Author Visit  With support from School Council, Author Shane Peacock has been scheduled to come to Brookville on Tuesday, February 12th.  In early February we will have information available about the author to provide background information and highlight some of his works.  We’re looking forward to Shane Peacock’s visit and meeting him in person.

Winter Clothing Donations  We would like to thank all families who supported this year winter clothing donations.  The last day to donate will be next Friday, January 18th, 2019.  We also appreciate the support of Cindy Lunau has been emptying the bin regularly and ensuring all items are being donated to families in need.  

We would like to thank all families for supporting the Holiday Giving Program.  Your kind heart has made a difference for many families. Please see the attached message from our friends at Link2Care.   Thank you   We also received recognition for the generous donations given to the 2018 Christmas Hamper program, once again thank you for your generousity and contributions this year!   Hamper Program 

Inclement Weather  Please be advised that schools are open on mornings that buses are canceled.  Please refer to the board website and/or radio and television stations for information regarding bus cancellations and school closures.  For links and further information please see this page.


Up Coming Events:

January 15th ~MADD assembly Gr 7 / 8

January 16th ~Volleyball tournament (girls Jr.) Stewarttown
January 17th ~Volleyball tournament (Boys Jr.) Centennial 

January 18th ~Hat Day

January 21st ~Ski Trip Gr. 7 / 8 Hockley Valley

January 22nd~ Dental Screening

January 23rd ~Volleyball tournament (boys Jr.) Stewarttown

January 24th ~Volleyball tournament (girls Jr.) Centennial

January 31st ~Ski Trip Gr. 6 Chicopee

February 1st - PA Day

February 7th - Ski Trip Gr. 6 Chicopee

February 12th - Author Visit Shane Peacock

February 14th - Badminton Tournament at Brookville

February 14th - Red and Pink Day

February 15th - PA Day