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