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