Dear Parents and Guardians,

We have had another busy week at Brookville! With the snow that we have had this week, students were excited to build, explore and play.   We would like to remind families to label hats, mitts, scarves and jackets just in case they go missing.

  •  World Kindness Day! Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 was World Kindness Day. Brookville is taking Kindness to heart. We are spreading the word.  Our kindness focus will have an amazing impact on each and every one of us both inside and outside of our school.  Call it Brookville’s “ rose-coloured glasses” where our lens will always see the word KIND in all that we do.  Stay tuned for more information!!
  • Take your Child to Work Day:  On Wednesday, November 14th it was take your child to work day.  We had 8 students come to Brookville and learn the ins and outs of working in a school.  The students enjoyed exploring new technology, learning about the operations of a school and working in classrooms.  It was great seeing graduates from Brookville and a few new faces!

  • ME to WE Challenge for November Continues:   Our goal is 1 non-perishable food item each week per student.   Bring in 1 yes only 1 canned food item or dry pasta package in next week.  Let us all do our part and bring in only 1 item.

  •  Progress reports:  Progress reports go home on Monday, November 19th. We are looking forward to having families attend student let conferences with their children over the next few weeks.
  • Scholastic Book Fair will be opening its doors November 19th in the Library Learning Commons. Many classes will have the chance to tour the Book Fair. Students and parents will have opportunities to make purchases throughout the week. Hope to see you there!
  • Inclement Weather  Please find within this link information regarding bus cancelations and inclement weather.

  • School News from the Grade 4’s:  Last Friday the Grade 4 students traveled to the Royal Botanical Gardens Nature Interpretive Centre to learn about Rocks, Minerals and Erosion.  Students had a fun-filled trip that was informative, interesting and had hands-on activities. Students were able to test rocks using a variety of different experiments including colour/ luster, hardness, magnetism, streak test, limestone test, and texture.   Despite the wet weather, students had fun walking through the forest area, learning about erosion and why the hardness of a rock is important. They discovered that granite was harder than marble and discovered a granite rock that was unusual for this area. Students enjoyed the turtles that were in the building as they enjoyed their lunches.  What a great trip we had!

  • Our second week of "Ketchup and get ahead" has been a success with many students from a variety of grades joining us in the library at the 2nd break on Monday’s and  Friday’s. Students are invited to join us for a little extra help, a quiet space to read, time to work on projects with classmates, do some coding or to edit the video announcements. This club is open to all students from grades 4 to 8. We are looking forward to students joining us next Monday and Friday during the second break. See you next week!

  • School Council: Our next School Council meeting is on Monday, December  10th at 7:00 pm in the Library. All are welcome!

  •  Coats for Kids:  Thank you for sending in your gently used coats, boots, and other warm attire.  Our bin is overflowing with wonderful donations. Thank you for your kindness and support.  
  •  Volleyball News:  Congratulations to the boys and girls volleyball teams for their dedication and hard work.  The girls and boys teams showed leadership on and off the court and once again showed their tremendous skills. Both teams played well and worked hard at delivering amazing serves, digs, hits, and blocks! The games were extremely competitive from the first serve to the last but unfortunately, neither team ended up on top. Congratulations to all the boys and girls who participated on the volleyball team this year.   You should all be very proud of yourselves! Thank you to all the parents and students who supported us this season and all of the linesman and scorekeepers as well. A special thank you to the staff who supported these teams and providing them with an opportunity outside of the classroom. You all contributed to our wonderful success.
  •  Calling all three-year-olds! Families are invited to attend a Kindergarten Open House to help make this first school experience a happy one. Drop by P.L. Robertson PS (840 Scott Blvd., Milton) on Thursday, Nov. 15 anytime between 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  For additional Kindergarten Open House dates and to learn more about the Kindergarten program, please visit https://bit.ly/2z9KYlt.

Upcoming dates and events:

Nov 19 ~ Progress Reports go home

Nov 19th-23rd~Scholastic Book Fair

Nov 23 ~ PA Day - NO School

Nov 28~MDHS band to visit Brookville

Dec 7 Grade 7’s visit to the Career Centre

Dec 21 ~ Early Dismissal at 1:10 pm

Dec 24- Jan 4 ~ Winter Break





November 2nd, 2018

We have a wonderful community at Brookville!    As we start the weekend, here is a recap of some of our weekly highlights, reminders and upcoming events:

  • ME to WE updated:  Thank you for supporting our We Scare Hunger Food Drive campaign.  Monday, November 6th will be our final count so we still have time to bring in a few more items.  As of today, we have collected 1,102 items. We look forward to matching this amount at our next campaign in December.

  • Wreaths, poinsettias and planter sales:  If you would like to order a decorative holiday wreath we encourage you to order through our “ Me to We” initiative.   All funds raised will be donated to this year's "Christmas Hamper Program". Order packages will be sent home on Monday and all orders will be available for pick up at Brookville on Thursday, November 23rd.  

  • Halloween:  Our Halloween parade was a great success.  The students enjoyed showcasing their costumes and sharing their creativity.  The Grade 6, 7 and 8’s participated in a Halloween dance and had lots of fun!

  • MADD Smart Wheels:  The MADD Smart Wheels RV was at Brookeville on Wednesday, October 31st.  Students from Grades 4 to 6 were educated on making smart decisions concerning drugs and alcohol using technology and a multimedia format.  

  • Walking Wednesday:  Unfortunately, the weather was not cooperative this week and we were unable to celebrate walk to school month with an outside walk around the school on Wednesday, October 31st.

  • Treaties Recognition Week 2018:  From November 4 - 10th it is Treaties Recognition Week. If you have an opportunity to be in the school check out Brookville’s display case next to the Library as we recognize treaties and raise awareness regarding the significance of treaty relationships.  We believe all students, staff, and community, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, benefit from learning about the histories, cultures, contributions, and perspectives First Nations, Métis, Inuit.

  • Junglesport:  Monday, November 5th to Thursday, November 8th, all students will have the opportunity to participate in Jungle Sports. This program provides students with a variety of physical activities which will be in our school gym.   Check out some of the great activities that will be taking place here at Brookville:http://www.junglesport.ca/school-programs/elementary-school.

  • Progress reports:  Progress reports go home on Monday, November 19th. Student-led conferences will be held during that week, primarily on Thursday, November 22nd and on Friday, November 23rd during the morning (PD Day). Information will be coming home with students to help us schedule our conference times.

  • Book Fair: The upcoming Scholastic Book Fair will be coming to Brookville the week of student/teacher conferences November 19th-23rd. This is a great opportunity to supplement your personal libraries at home as well as building the school library collection.

  • Girls /Boys Volleyball: Congratulations to both the girls and boys volleyball team who have shown great enthusiasm, skill and leadership on the court.  

  • School Council: Our next School Council meeting is on Monday, December  10th at 7:00 pm in the Library. All are welcome!

  • Coats for Kids:  Help a child stay warm this winter!  Donate those outgrown coats, boots & other warm attire to help a child!  The Holiday Blue Barrell will be at Brookville located in our foyer to collect outdoor clothing for families in need.  Thanks for your help!.

  • Peanut and Allergen reminder:   As a reminder, we ask that candies and other treats that may contain peanuts or other allergens not be brought to school. Also, as always, no food, including candy is to be consumed or shared on any of our busses. Thank you for continuing to do your part to keep all our students safe.

  • Technology Info: Do you know how to protect yourself from ransomware, phishing, malware, and viruses? Learn how your information can be compromised and how to protect yourself online by getting cyber safe here:www.getcybersafe.gc.ca. To learn more about the importance of being safe online, visit the Halton District School Board's Technology & You resources atwww.hdsb.ca (Search: Technology & You) or follow #TECHandU on Twitter.


Upcoming Events:

Nov 5 - 8 ~ Junglesport

Nov 7th~FDK to Mountsberg

Nov 9th~Remembrance Day Ceremony

Nov 9th~ Grade 4 trip to RBG

November 11th~ Remembrance Day

Nv 12th~Grade 7 HEP B HPV

Nov 19 ~ Progress Reports go home

Nov 19th-23rd~Scholastic Book Fair

Nov 23 ~ PA Day - NO School

Nov 28~MDHS band to visit Brookville

Dec 7 Grade 7’s visit to the Career Centre

Dec 21 ~ Early Dismissal at 1:10 pm

Dec 24- Jan 4 ~ Winter Break


October 19th, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

We hope that you are enjoying the beautiful colours of fall.  Over the next week, we will be posting some photos of the fall colours captured around Brookville! They are beautiful!

  • Assembly:  Our social justice focus for the month of October has been centered around Sharing our Lives.  Students from Mrs. Cook and Mrs. Reimer’s class will be hosting this assembly. We are also very excited to have representatives from Dufferin Aggregates attend our assembly.  We want to formally thank them for their generous donation of 25 Armour Stones that are located in our courtyard.
  • Our school council meeting was very productive.  Council members haveallocated funds that will support learning at Brookville.   The next meeting will be held on Monday, December 10th @ 7:00 p.m.

  • Another successful  “Walk and Talk” was held on Wednesday.  We are looking forward to our next walk on Wednesday, October 24th.

  • Both of our girls and boys volleyball teams have begun their seasons.  They are working hard, learning new skills and representing Brookville in a positive manner.  We look forward to supporting both teams during the volleyball season.

  • The Pumpkin Book Character Decorating contest is next week. Entry deadline is Monday, October 22 by 9:00 a.m. We are looking forward to seeing all of the exciting entries.

  • The Peer Tutor program is up and running and off to a great start! We have over 40 students participating in the program. Thanks to all of our tutors for participating in the program and being a wonderful mentor to their reading buddy.

  • Our allies have been busy preparing and organizing interactive activities to play during breaks.  They will be teaching primary and junior students games and cooperative skills. What a great group of leaders we have!

  • On Thursday, October 25th Mr. Periard and five students will be attending a conference called Raise the Bar.  They will be focusing on the importance of daily fitness and strategies they can share to ensure all students participate in some form of daily fitness.  

  • Attention Grade 8 parents, we are having a Grade 8 class trip information night on Thursday, October 25th.   It will be held in the library at 6:00 p.m.

  • Your child will be receiving a Jungle Sports permission form.  Please ensure that you fill out each form, sign it and return to the school.  Thank you for your attention regarding this matter.

  • The We Team leaders are excited to begin one of two Food Drive campaignsthat will be happening this year.   “We Scare Hunger” beginning on Monday, October 22nd and ending on Friday, November 2nd. The second campaign will be in December.  This Halloween, we encourage all of you to try asking for non-perishable food items rather than candy at just a few of the houses you visit!  Thank you so much in advance for supporting us and our initiatives throughout the year! We will begin collecting non-perishable food items on Monday, October 22nd.  

  • This year all of our students are invited to participate in a costume spirit day on Tuesday, October 30th.  Halloween can be a very exciting time for all of our staff and students. In order for all of our school community to feel safe and included, we are requesting that costumes that mimic the traditional attire of an ethnic, religious, racial or gender group are not worn at school.  We are also requesting that students do not bring replicas of weapons. Costumes that are intended to, or have the impact of, inciting fear and anxiety, are also not appropriate within the school setting.

  • On Halloween (Oct. 31st),  students are invited to wear Black & Orange if they wish.


Oct 23rd~ Kindie Family Pumpkin Day, ~volleyball girls home game

​​​​​​​October 25 ~ Photo retakes ~volleyball boys home game  ~ Assembly

Oct 26th Flag football

October 29th Volleyball boys home game

October 31 ~ Halloween (costumes optional)

October 31 ~ Black & Orange Day

Nov 5 - 8 ~ Junglesport

November 11th~ Remembrance Day

Nov 19 ~ Progress Reports go home

Nov 23 ~ PA Day - NO School

Dec 7 Grade 7’s visit to Career Centre

Dec 21 ~ Early Dismissal at 1:10 pm

Dec 24- Jan 4 ~ Winter Break


Have a great week!

Ms. Napier and Mr. Morton


October 5th, 2018

Brookville Buzz

We want to wish all of our families a Happy Thanksgiving and hope you enjoy the long weekend with your family. A few highlights and reminders for the week are:

A Snapshot of our Week:

Walk to School Day:

International Walk to School Day was celebrated at Brookville with a walk around the school on Wednesday, October 3rd.  Many students joined in the walk around the school and many asked if it was something they could do every Wednesday. Mission accomplished, and yes we will be doing this on every Wednesday throughout the month of October.

Cross Country:

Congratulations to Brookville 70 members of the Cross Country for their meet at Kelso on Tuesday.  Students showed their Brookville spirit by cheering each other on and represented Brookville well in all age categories.  A huge thank you goes out to all the parents who came and supported the event and cheered on Brookville.

Fire Drill:

Students and staff took part in the Brookville's second fire drill on Thursday, October 4th and did an amazing job.  Students were quiet, exited the building promptly and followed the fire safety plan for the school.

Mansfield:  

Our Grade 7 students went to Mansfield Outdoor Education Center from Monday, Oct 1st to Wednesday, Oct 3rd.  They had an amazing time and built relationships, collaborated, solved problems and learned survival strategies.  Our students are excited to bring their learning back to Brookville and apply new skills both at school and at home.


A Look at What’s Happening Around Brookville:

Spirit Wear:

If you would like your child to be sized please have them visit the office on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday to try on items that will be sale through our Spirit Wear.  (t-shirts, track pants, hoodies, sweatshirts, shorts)

Me To We:

Our Me To We team needs your help!  Please support our local charity the Darling House.  If you are able to support their upcoming Gala please contact Nicole Walker, Events & Sponsorship Lead at nwalker@darlinghomeforkids.ca or by phone at 905.878.7673 ext. 232.  When donating to the Darling Home, please indicate you are part of the Brookville community so we can track the contributes made.

PD Learning:

Teaching staff took part in professional development for mathematics on Friday October 5th.  Teachers enjoyed the conversations and learning which focused on fundamentals in math and planning for assessment. 

Lunch Box Orders:

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 Next Week:

  • We look forward to walking with students on Wednesday October 10th as we continue to celebrate International Walk to School month.
  • Grade 6 classes will be going to the Warplane Museum on October 9th.
  • Flag football tournament on Friday October 12th 


Up and Coming

  • PIC (Parent Involvement Committee) Conference: The 11th 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 theme is Future Global Competencies and features keynote speaker Amber Mac. Information about the conference can be found at thislink

(You can also view our school calendar on our website)

October 8 ~ Thanksgiving—No school

October 9 ~ Gr 6 to Warplane Museum

October 25 ~ Photo retakes

October 26 ~ Assembly

October 31 ~ Halloween

October 31 ~ Black & Orange Day

Nov 5 - 8 ~ Junglesport

Nov 19 ~ Progress Reports go home

Nov 23 ~ PA Day - NO School

Dec 7 Grade 7’s visit to Career Centre

Dec 21 ~ Early Dismissal at 1:10 pm

Dec 24- Jan 4 ~ Winter Break


Have a great weekend!

Ms. Napier and Mr. Morton



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  • We have had a number of parents inquire about before and after school programs since school started.  If you are interested, please contact Sara Ward at the Milton Community Resource Centre. She can be reached at (905) 876-1244 ext. 416.  Please note that there are a minimum number of students required before a program can be offered.


  • 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.



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