Thursday, June 1, 2017

A HUGE thank you to everybody who worked so hard to organize and run our exceptional Spring Fair! It was a beautiful day, full of fun and was a great community event. Thanks to the families who came to support the fair, through donations, purchases and volunteering. We are truly fortunate to be part of such a fantastic school community.  Don’t forget that tomorrow is a P.A. day and that there is no school for students. A few more of our Brookville happenings this week are:

 

  • EQAO: Our grade 6’s wrapped up their EQAO writing this week, and have worked hard. A big thanks to the teachers and students at Brookville for being so accommodating as our 3’s and 6’s wrote these assessments over the past few weeks. Well done!

 

  • Track & Field: On Tuesday our Senior team went to Iroquois Ridge High School in Oakville to compete in the Watson Track and Field meet. The weather was great until lightning in the late afternoon forced an early finish to the day. Our students had an exceptional day on the track and in the field.

    • A few notable performances include Aaralyn M who placed 1st in the long jump, triple jump and 800m, and second in the 200m. Tela C had a strong day and finished 1st in the 400m and 2nd in the 100m. Alex C put out a strong effort, finishing 1st in the Long Jump, 3rd in the 100m and 1st in the 200m. As well, the grade 6 boys 4x100m relay finished in a solid 3rd place. Dylan S placed 3rd in the grade 7 boys TurboJav, and Liam S finished in 2nd for grade 8 boys TurboJav.

    • Our Grade 7 girls won the pennant as the top team at the meet. Be sure to check it out in the gym next time you’re in the school!

    • A big thanks to our 3 grade 8 volunteers; Laura, Sara and Thea who made the day a success and the teachers who ran the long jump (Mr.O’Neill and Mr.Feaver) and those who supervised the students (Madame Young and Mr. Periard).

Congratulations to all the athletes who qualified and participated at the meet:

Aaralyn Cam Gabriela Julia Mya Sarah M
Alex C Cassandra Grayson Kira Nathan H Skyeler
Alex L Cassianne Harry Lauren Nicole Tanya K
Aly Colin Isabelle O Lena Paige Tavian D
Alysse Daniel Isabelle W Liam S Rachel W Tela
Amin A Deklyn Jacob L Logan M Rhys Uma
Amy Drew James C Luc O Rylie Will
Athena Dylan Jason Michael A
Brielle Easton Jayna Michael B
Callista Erika Joey Michael K

GO BENGALS!

 

 

  • Grade 3-5 Track and Field meet, Thursday June 8: Next Thursday June 8, 42 of our grade 3, 4 and 5 students will travel to Iroquois Ridge High School in Oakville to compete in the North area meet.  We wish our athletes the best of luck at the event and know they will represent Brookville well with great sportsmanship and effort!  For details of the timing of the event please click on this link Grade 3, 4, 5 Track and Field schedule

 

  • Eco Council: The Eco Council spent the last two weeks presenting a slideshow about the Pine Marten to all classes. The money raised with the Chocolate fundraiser with go towards preserving the Boreal Forest which is the natural habitat for the Pine Marten along with many other animals, plants  and bird species. When communities, local businesses and companies work together a lot can be done to help preserve our beautiful ecosystems. As a result of the Eco Council’s hard work Earth Rangers will be visiting Brookville on Tuesday June 6th. They will be bringing some wildlife with them which will be an exciting  learning opportunity for us all.

 

  • Hockey Sticks? We are still collecting old or broken hockey sticks for building activities in our Design & Technology Lab. If the shaft is intact, we will take it!

 

  • Flag Football: Congratulations to the flag football team who competed today in their first flag football tournament. The team played well and showed great sportsmanship and skill. Our next tournament is next Friday at Kilbride Public School. Great work team!

 

  • New-to-Kindergarten Orientation Evening: Tonight is our New-to-Kindergarten orientation evening from 6:00-7:00 pm. We look forward to meeting our newest JK friends and can’t wait for them to join us in September.

 

  • School Council Meeting: We had a great turnout this week at our last School Council meeting of the year. Our Council shared the success of the Spring Fair (total to be shared once finalized). We reviewed some wish list items, and look forward to seeing new purchases for our students.  Thanks to all for their hard work on Council this year. If you would like to become involved in School Council, all are welcome to attend our September meeting.

 

  • Town of Milton Surveys: May – June 2017   We welcome input from parents of school children. We wanted to let you know about opportunities to provide your feedback on a variety of important community topics via a number of surveys happening in the next few weeks. We welcome and value your input as parents of school children and as residents in the community.  We look forward to having you take part in the following surveys: Milton Transit Survey (May 24 – June 6) We’re listening so let’s talk transit - that’s just how we roll!  Take the Milton Transit survey to share your ideas about how our services can help you get to school, work, play and leisure destinations. Complete the survey for your chance to win a fitbit.  www.miltontransit.ca/survey            Budget Survey (May 30 - June 16) Let’s talk budget! We invite you to share your thoughts on the 2018 Capital & Operating Budgets to help us set priorities for Town infrastructure, programs and services. Comment on the road network, transit, recreation, library, planning for growth and more. Get involved to shape the future! There are two ways to have your say: 1.      Online: www.milton.ca/budgetsurvey  2.      Phone: Answer the random call from Nanos Research           Transportation Master Plan Survey: Roads, Trails, Bikeways and Transit (Until June 30)  Participate in the development of our Transportation Master Plan, which will define a network for walking, cycling, transit routes and streets to help you reach school, work and play destinations. Use our interactive survey and mapping tool to provide your feedback.   http://www.milton.ca/transportationmasterplan

 

 

 

 

  • Youth Needs Survey: Our City Councillor, Cindy Lunau, has asked us to pass on the opportunity for you to participate in a Youth Needs Survey, for youth of the Nassagaweya / Brookville / Campbellville / Rockwood and surrounding area. They want to know what the community can do to better serve our youth and what young people want in the community. Young people and families with young people are invited to fill out a short online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/JDQPG5P

 

 

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

  • Friday, June 2nd: P.D. Day ~ No School for Students

  • Thursday, June 8th: Grades 3/4/5 Track & Field

  • Friday, June 9th: Flag Football team travel to Kilbride for tournament

  • Tuesday, June 13th: Band Trip to Wonderland

  • Tuesday, June 13th: Grade 3’s to Heritage Park

  • Wednesday June 14th: Grades ½ trip to Reptilia

  • Thursday, June 15th: Grade 8 Career Display

  • Friday, June 16th: Brass Rubbings activity for Grade 4 students (library)

  • June 19th-22nd: Grade 8 Trip to Quebec

  • Tuesday June 27th : Grade 8 Graduation

  • Wednesday, June 28th: Report Cards Home

  • Friday, June 30th: Last Day of School

 

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. DiMatteo & Ms. Carli



Friday May 26th, 2017

It’s finally here...the day before our Amazing Spring Fair!!! The weather forecast looks great, and our parents and office staff have worked tirelessly to organize incredible prizes, games and more for our event. We can’t thank everybody enough for their dedication and hard work. We are VERY lucky to have such a great community and support for our school. A few more of our  Brookville happening this week are:

 

  • SPRING FAIR (Sat. May 27th):  Tomorrow is the day!  The fair runs from 10:00-2:00 here at Brookville School. We have new menu items on our BBQ like famous pulled pork on a bun for you to enjoy.  New inflatables such as a HUMAN Hamster Balls, and Wipeout, as well as our obstacle course and bouncer.  Silent Auctions items to WOW you include:  Private Chef and Wine Sommelier to entertain you and 5 guests, 1 week rental in a 5 bedroom house only 3 miles from Disney, Participation in a FULL MOTION FLIGHT SIMULATOR at Air Canada’s facility, Blue Jays Tickets, Toronto FC tickets, Golf packages, spa treatments, and SO much more.  Winning Bidders will have until Tuesday, May 30 to pay and pick up their items. We thank you for your continued support. See you then! Check out the Brookville Spring Fair Facebook page for more details!

 

  • Skipping Team: Members of the Brookville Skipping Team are excited to showcase their talents at our Annual Spring Fair.  Come on out and see the Team perform at 11:00!

 

  • Canada 150 T-Shirts: Our orders arrived today and were sent home with our students just in time to wear at Spring Fair tomorrow! If you still wanted to place an order (front design only), please check out the T-Shirt table. Looking forward to seeing all of the t-shirts at the Fair!

 

  • EQAO: Congratulations to our Grade 3’s who have finished their EQAO writing this week. They have worked hard and we are proud of their commitment. Next week our Grade 6’s write. Thanks to our families for ensuring that their children are here on time, well rested and having eaten breakfast before arriving. We appreciate your support!

 

  • Public Speaking Contest:  On May the fourth Brookville P.S. held its annual speech contest.  Class winners from grades 4 through 8 wowed the audience with their uncanny ability to present persuasive arguments.  The competition was extremely difficulty for our judges!  Our junior champion (Grade 4 to 6) was Story D. and our intermediate champion was Ben H. (grade 7 and 8).  Both speakers went on to represent Brookville at the Halton North competition.  Story won the silver medal for his speech, and Ben H. was crowned the Halton North champion.  Bravo boys!  Thank you for representing Brookville!

 

  • Intermediate Think Bowl:  A group of 4 Grade 8 students travelled to Milton to participate in the annual think bowl competition.  16 teams from across Halton participated in the problem solving and drama event.  Our team of Melissa G., Ariel L., Sara G., and Rachel W. represented Brookville with pride and pizzazz, and had a great day! Thanks to Mr. Gardiner for working with our team!

 

  • Junior Track & Field: Our grades 3, 4 and 5 students held their track and field events here at Brookville this past Tuesday. 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!

 

  • Eco Council: The Eco Council spent the last two weeks presenting a slideshow about the Pine Marten to all classes. The money raised with the Chocolate fundraiser with go towards preserving the Boreal Forest which is the natural habitat for the Pine Marten along with many other animals, plants  and bird species. When communities, local businesses and companies work together a lot can be done to help preserve our beautiful ecosystems. As a result of the Eco Council’s hard work Earth Rangers will be visiting Brookville on Tuesday June 6th. They will be bringing some wildlife with them which will be an exciting  learning opportunity for us all.

 

  • Hockey Sticks? We are still collecting old or broken hockey sticks for building activities in our Design & Technology Lab. If the shaft is intact, we will take it!

 

  • New-to-Kindergarten Orientation Evening: Next Thursday, June 1st we are excited to invite our new-to-kindergarten students and their families to Brookville to learn about all the great things Brookville has to offer. Invitations were emailed to families, but if you didn’t receive one, please let us know at the office. Pass the word on to your neighbours...we really want to meet our newest Bengals!

 

  • School Council Meeting: Our last School Council meeting for the year is next Tuesday, May 30th at 7:00 pm in the library, and is always an exciting one. It’s a great way to celebrate the hard work that our dedicated Council members have put in over the year, and a time to allocate funds raised from Spring Fair fundraising.

 

  • PA Day: Don’t forget that next Friday (June 2nd) is a PA Day, and there is no school for students.

 

 

 

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

  • May 23rd-June 5th: EQAO Dates for Grades 3 & 6 students

  • Saturday, May 27th: Spring Fair (10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

  • Tuesday, May 30th: Grades 6-8 Track and Field Meet

  • Tuesday, May 30th: School Council Meeting, 7:00 pm

  • Thursday, June 1st: Flag Football team heads to Frank J Hayden for tournament

  • Thursday, June 1st: New-to-Kindergarten Orientation Evening (6:00-7:00 pm)

  • Friday, June 2nd: P.D. Day ~ No School for Students

  • Thursday, June 8th: Grades 3/4/5 Track & Field

  • Friday, June 9th: Flag Football team travel to Kilbride for tournament

  • Tuesday, June 13th: Band Trip to Wonderland

  • Tuesday, June 13th: Grade 3’s to Heritage Park

  • Wednesday June 14th: Grades ½ trip to Reptilia

  • Thursday, June 15th: Grade 8 Career Display

  • Friday, June 16th: Brass Rubbings activity for Grade 4 students (library)

  • June 19th-22nd: Grade 8 Trip to Quebec

  • Tuesday June 27th : Grade 8 Graduation

  • Wednesday, June 28th: Report Cards Home

  • Friday, June 30th: Last Day of School

 

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. DiMatteo & Ms. Carli




Friday May 19th, 2017

It’s an exciting time here at Brookville as we are getting ready for a long weekend, followed by our famous Spring Fair! We hope that you and your families are able to join us at the Spring Fair, as it always proves to be an amazing community event. Here are some of the great things happening here at Brookville this week:


  • SPRING FAIR (Sat. May 27th):  Our Spring Fair this year is shaping up beautifully.  We have new menu items on our BBQ like famous pulled pork on a bun for you to enjoy.  New inflatables such as a HUMAN Hamster Balls, and Wipeout, as well as our obstacle course and bouncer.  Silent Auctions items to WOW you include:  Private Chef and Wine Sommelier to entertain you and 5 guests, 1 week rental in a 5 bedroom house only 3 miles from Disney, Participation in a FULL MOTION FLIGHT SIMULATOR at Air Canada’s facility, Blue Jays Tickets, Toronto FC tickets, Golf packages, spa treatments, and so much more.  Winning Bidders will have until Tuesday, May 30 to pay and pick up their items. We are also still collecting Donations.  If you or family members own a business and are able to make a donation to our annual Spring Fair Fundraiser, please contact Bev at the school.  We are looking for donations of product, gift cards, etc to be used as prizes for our Silent Auction/Raffle, as well as smaller items for prizes on our $5 Spin-to-Win table.  If you are interested in more information on how your business or family can help, please give Bev a call at the school.  We thank you for your continued support.


  • Spring Fair T-Shirt Fundraiser: Our spring fair t-shirt fundraiser is now complete and we are pleased with the support as we sold over 260 t-shirts.  If you missed ordering one, you will be able to do this the day of the Spring fair.  We thank you for supporting this fundraiser and hope to see everyone wearing their shirts at the fair.


  • EQAO: The next two weeks are our administration dates for Grades 3 and 6 EQAO. Letters went home to families with more specific details. Just a reminder to those students who are participating in assessments to be well rested, have a great breakfast to start the day, and to bring some healthy snacks for the day. We thank you for ensuring that your children are at school on time on these days.


  • Skipping Team: Members of the Brookville Skipping Team are excited to showcase their talents at our Annual Spring Fair.  Come on out and see the Team perform at 11:00!


  • CASHLESS:  In September, we will be switching to SCHOOL CASH ONLINE. With the new system you will be able to pay using e-check (like debit) and credit card.  Current accounts will close on June 30.  If you have any extra funds in your cashless account, you can donate to our Spring Fair.  There is a link for donations. If you need a tax receipt for your donation, please contact Bev at the school.  We thank you for your continued support.


  • Junior Track & Field: Our Junior Track and Field will be on Tuesday May 23rd, weather permitting.  This is an all day outside event so make sure all Grade 3, 4 & 5 students are prepared with extra water bottles, sunscreen & dress in layers depending on the weather.  Thanks to all the parents who have volunteered to help run our Brookville meet.  


  • Senior Track & Field: Congratulations to all of the Grade 6-8 girls and boys who participated in the track and field day on Wednesday. It was definitely a fun filled day with so many events! All of the students worked so hard throughout the day. Good work everyone!!


  • Eco Council: The Eco Council spent the last two weeks presenting a slideshow about the Pine Marten to all classes. The money raised with the Chocolate fundraiser with go towards preserving the Boreal Forest which is the natural habitat for the Pine Marten along with many other animals, plants  and bird species. When communities, local businesses and companies work together a lot can be done to help preserve our beautiful ecosystems. As a result of the Eco Council’s hard work Earth Rangers will be visiting Brookville on Tuesday June 6th. They will be bringing some wildlife with them which will be an exciting  learning opportunity for us all.


  • Junior Relay:  On Tuesday, May 16th, our Junior Relay team travelled to Hayden High School in Burlington to compete against 23 other schools from Halton.  Our runners demonstrated amazing team work and great sportsmanship throughout the day, despite the rainy weather.  Congratulations runners!  A huge thank you to Rhys and James who helped coach the team right up until run time!


  • Hockey Sticks? -We are still collecting old or broken hockey sticks for building activities in our Design & Technoloy Lab. If the shaft is intact, we will take it!



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

  • May 23rd: Grade 3, 4, & 5 Track & Field day at Brookville (rain-date May 30th)

  • May 23rd-June 5th: EQAO Dates for Grades 3 & 6 students

  • Saturday, May 27th: Spring Fair (10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

  • Tuesday, May 30th: Grades 6-8 Track and Field Meet

  • Tuesday, May 30th: School Council Meeting, 7:00 pm

  • Thursday, June 1st: flag football team heads to Frank J Hayden for tournament

  • Thursday, June 1st: New-to-Kindergarten Orientation Evening

  • Friday, June 2nd: P.D. Day ~ No School for Students

  • Thursday, June 8th: Grades 3/4/5 Track & Field

  • Friday, June 9th: flag football team travel to Kilbride for tournament

  • Tuesday, June 13th: Band Trip to Wonderland

  • Tuesday, June 13th: Grade 3’s to Heritage Park

  • Wednesday June 14th: Grades ½ trip to Reptilia

  • Thursday, June 15th: Grade 8 Career Display

  • Friday, June 16th: Brass Rubbings activity for Grade 4 students (library)

  • June 19th-22nd: Grade 8 Trip to Quebec

  • Tuesday June 27th : Grade 8 Graduation

  • Wednesday, June 28th: Report Cards Home

  • Friday, June 30th: Last Day of School


Have a great weekend,

Mrs. DiMatteo & Ms. Carli


Friday May 12th, 2017

Wishing all of our Brookville Mothers, and those filling the role of mother, a Happy Mother’s Day! We hope that our students let you know how much they appreciate you! Here are some of the great things happening here at Brookville this week:


  • SPRING FAIR:  Our Spring Fair this year is shaping up beautifully.  We have new menu items on our BBQ like famous pulled pork on a bun for you to enjoy.  New inflatables such as a HUMAN Hamster Balls, and Wipeout, as well as our obstacle course and bouncer.  Silent Auctions items to WOW you include:  Private Chef and Wine Sommelier to entertain you and 5 guests, 1 week rental in a 5 bedroom house only 3 miles from Disney, Participation in a FULL MOTION FLIGHT SIMULATOR at Air Canada’s facility, Blue Jays Tickets, Toronto FC tickets, Golf packages, spa treatments, and so much more.  Winning Bidders will have until Tuesday May 30 to pay and pick up their items. We are still collecting  Donations.  If you or family members own a business and are able to make a donation to our annual Spring Fair Fundraiser, please contact Bev at the school.  We are looking for donations of product, gift cards, etc to be used as prizes for our Silent Auction/Raffle, as well as smaller items for prizes on our $5 spin to win table.  If you are interested in more information on how your business or family can help, please give Bev a call at the school.  We thank you for your continued support.


  • Spring Fair T-Shirt Fundraiser: Our spring fair t-shirt fundraiser is now complete and we are pleased with the support as we sold over 260 t-shirts.  If you missed ordering one, you will be able to do this the day of the Spring fair.  We thank you for supporting this fundraiser and hope to see everyone wearing their shirts at the fair.


  • CASHLESS:  In September, we will be switching to SCHOOL CASH ONLINE. With the new system you will be able to pay using e-check (like debit) and credit card.  Current accounts will close on June 30.  If you have any extra funds in your cashless account, you can donate to our Spring Fair.  There is a link for donations. If you need a tax receipt for your donation, please contact Bev at the school.  We thank you for your continued support.


  • Grade 8 Baby Photos: Just a reminder to our grade 8 students and families to submit your baby photos for the graduation slide show & yearbook to Mrs. DiMatteo (dimatteol@hdsb.ca) as soon as possible. Electronic versions are preferable, but we can scan for you if you need to send in print copies.


  • Junior Relay Meet On Tuesday May 16th:  On Tuesday May 16th, 36 grade 3, 4 and 5 students will travel to Frank J. Hayden High School in Burlington to compete in the Gapes Relay event.  The runners have been training every day at first break to prepare for this event.  Working together as a team to pass a baton for 400 m is no easy task.  We wish the runners good luck on Tuesday.  A big thank you to Rhys C. and James C. in grade 8 who have given up their recesses to help the teams learn to work together.  The schedule of the order of races have been sent home with the runners, however, a copy has been attached here as well.  If you are planning on attending, please be advised that parking is to take place on side streets as posted by parking signs and city bylaws, as well as the Norton Community Field across from the High School. The library and school lot are to remain open for patrons of the library and school staff.  City bylaw officers have been notified of the event and will ticket if bylaws are not being followed. https://docs.google.com/document/d/17wbPC0lG6HDzv19mXwn5oweq42IbBh4-3LwQe4ceJmI/edit


  • Friday May 19 is a spirit day with a western theme.  Time to get those cowboy boots and hats out.


  • High School Visits: Our Grade 8s who are attending both Acton and Milton District visited their new schools this past Wednesday, and had a great time. It was exciting to take tours of the schools with the “Link Crews”. How exciting for our upcoming graduates!


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

  • May 16th:  Grade 3, 4, & 5 Relay meet

  • May 17th: Grade 6, 7, & 8 In school Track and Field day

  • May 23rd: Grade 3, 4, & 5 Track & Field day at Brookville (rain-date May 30th)

  • May 23rd-June 5th: EQAO Dates for Grades 3 & 6 students

  • Saturday, May 27th: Spring Fair

  • Tuesday, May 30th: Grades 6-8 Track and Field Meet

  • Tuesday, May 30th: School Council Meeting

  • Thursday, June 1st: New to Kindergarten Orientation Evening

  • Thursday, June 8th: Grades 3/4/5 Track & Field

  • Tuesday, June 13th: Band Trip to Wonderland

  • Tuesday, June 13th: Grade 3’s to Heritage Park

  • June 19th-22nd: Grade 8 Trip to Quebec

  • Tuesday June 27th : Grade 8 Graduation

  • Wednesday, June 28th: Report Cards Home

  • Friday, June 30th: Last Day of School


Have a great weekend,

Mrs. DiMatteo & Ms. Carli



Friday, May 5th,  2017    

We hope that you’ve been keeping dry this past week! It was great to see so many families come out to our Family Literacy Night yesterday, and to engage with their children in some fun activities. Here are some of the great things happening here at Brookville this week:


  • Spring Fair Donations:  If you or family members own a business and are able to make a donation to our annual Spring Fair Fundraiser, please contact Bev at the school.  We are looking for donations of product, gift cards, etc to be used as prizes for our Silent Auction/Raffle. We are also looking for business sponsorships for the purchase of our bouncy castle, inflatable obstacle course, human hamster inflatable and our Wipeout Inflatable.  If you are interested in more information on how your business or family can help, please give Bev a call at the school.  We thank you for your continued support.


  • Family Literacy Night: A huge thank you to Mrs. Hasselfeldt and many, many staff members who worked so hard to coordinate and run such a successful evening. We had a large number of families in attendance, and it seemed that everybody had a great time learning about Literacy. Thanks for showing your support! Book draws happened this morning, and our lucky students have their prizes ready to take home for the weekend. Congratulations to those draw winners.


  • Student of Excellence: Last night we had the opportunity to celebrate our Student of Excellence Award Winner, Sara G., at the ceremony in Georgetown. A huge congratulations to Sara on her accomplishments!


  • Grade 8 Baby Photos: Just a reminder to our grade 8 students and families to submit your baby photos for the graduation slide show & yearbook to Mrs. DiMatteo (dimatteol@hdsb.ca) as soon as possible. Electronic versions are preferable, but we can scan for you if you need to send in print copies.



  • Cashless Schools Change: In the 2017-18 school year, Halton District School Board will replace Cashless Schools with a new system called School Cash Online.  Parents who have already been using Cashless Schools will be asked to register to use School Cash Online before September and consent to receive email about school events and fees.  Detailed instructions will be provided by your school in May.  The Board has arranged to offer a parent help desk, staffed 24/7 to assist you when using School Cash Online. For the remainder of the current school year, we wish to alert parents not to add excessive amounts to their Cashless School wallets.  For families who deposited balances in their Cashless Schools wallets earlier in the school year, the Board will provide instructions on how to obtain a refund on any balances remaining after June 30th before the end of the school year.


  • Young Women’s Conference: ALL our Grade 7 girls traveled to the Toronto Congress Centre on Monday to explore the world of trades. Interactive displays, keynote speaker Kayleen McCabe (host of DIY Network’s Rescue Renovation), and a visit to the Ontario Skills Competition made for an informative day.  Thanks to Ms. Stone and Mrs. O’Neill for supervising the trip.


  • High School Visits: Our Grade 8s who are attending both Acton and Milton District will be visiting the high schools on Wednesday, May 10th. Tours of the facility with the “Link Crew” help our students connect with their new school and peers.


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

  • May 8th: Summer School Prep forms due for gr 7 & 8 students

  • May 9th: Grade 7 Girls Immunizations (this is a rescheduled date)

  • May 10th: Grade 8 High School Tours

  • May 16th:  Grade 3, 4, & 5 Relay meet

  • May 17th: Grade 6, 7, & 8 In school Track and Field day

  • May 23rd: Grade 3, 4, & 5 Track & Field day at Brookville (rain-date May 30th)

  • May 23rd-June 5th: EQAO Dates for Grades 3 & 6 students

  • Saturday, May 27th: Spring Fair

  • Tuesday, May 30th: Grades 6-8 Track and Field Meet

  • Tuesday, May 30th: School Council Meeting

  • Thursday, June 1st: New to Kindergarten Orientation Evening

  • Thursday, June 8th: Grades 3/4/5 Track & Field

  • Tuesday, June 13th: Band Trip to Wonderland

  • Tuesday, June 13th: Grade 3’s to Heritage Park

  • June 19th-22nd: Grade 8 Trip to Quebec

  • Tuesday June 27th : Grade 8 Graduation

  • Wednesday, June 28th: Report Cards Home

  • Friday, June 30th: Last Day of School


Have a great weekend,

Mrs. DiMatteo & Ms. Carli





Thursday, April 27th,  2017    

Just a reminder that tomorrow is a PD Day, and that there is no school for our students. Below is a summary of some of the great things happening here at Brookville:


  • Spring Fair T-Shirt Fundraiser: Did you order your “Brookville Celebrates Canada 150” T-shirt yet? They sell for $20 each, and sample sizes are available in the office. T-shirts will be here in time for the Spring Fair at the end of May, and can be purchased for family and friends. Order forms and a sample of the logo can be found on our website (brv.hdsb.ca). We’ve been working hard at the designs for the backs of classroom shirts, and they are looking great! Orders were due back this week, but if you haven’t already submitted, we will still accept orders next week.


  • Spring Fair Donations:  If you or family members own a business and are able to make a donation to our annual Spring Fair Fundraiser, please contact Bev at the school.  We are looking for donations of product, gift cards, etc to be used as prizes for our Silent Auction/Raffle. We are also looking for business sponsorships for the purchase of our bouncy castle, inflatable obstacle course, human hamster inflatable and our Wipeout Inflatable.  If you are interested in more information on how your business or family can help, please give Bev a call at the school.  We thank you for your continued support.


  • Family Literacy Night:  Thursday May 4th! May the Force of Literacy be with you! :)

A letter was sent home to families regarding their intent to attend or not.  Please return the letter to your classroom teacher by this Wednesday.  Every student who attends will be entered into draws for prizes and we will have Bingo for Books where the winners will win a free book!  Hope to see everyone there!


  • Student of Excellence: Next Thursday evening on May 4th, our Brookville Student of Excellence, Sara G., will be travelling to Georgetown High School with her family to receive this prestigious award. Congratulations to Sara on her achievements, we are very proud of her!


  • Staff/Student Basketball Game: Today our two student teams played against each other, and then against a staff team, as a nice wrap up to a fantastic basketball season. The games were fast paced, full of excitement and great to watch. Thanks to the staff who participated in these games, and congratulations to our student teams on a great season.


  • Nassagaweya Roadside Clean-Up: On Saturday, May 6, 2017, a community group will meet at the Nassagaweya Tennis Club Parking lot at 8:00 am to participate in a roadside cleanup. If you are able to help clean an area outside of your home, or to participate in this event, please contact Jean Woods at 905-854-2107


  • Relay Tryouts: Despite the rainy weather we’ve been having we have managed to get our relay tryouts completed for Grades 3, 4 & 5 students.  Practices with the relay teams will begin next week for those students who made the team.  Congratulations to all students who tried out for relays!  


  • Cashless Schools Change: In the 2017-18 school year, Halton District School Board will replace Cashless Schools with a new system called School Cash Online.  Parents who have already been using Cashless Schools will be asked to register to use School Cash Online before September and consent to receive email about school events and fees.  Detailed instructions will be provided by your school in May.  The Board has arranged to offer a parent help desk, staffed 24/7 to assist you when using School Cash Online. For the remainder of the current school year, we wish to alert parents not to add excessive amounts to their Cashless School wallets.  For families who deposited balances in their Cashless Schools wallets earlier in the school year, the Board will provide instructions on how to obtain a refund on any balances remaining after June 30th before the end of the school year.


  • Athletic Council: Thank you so much to the Athletic Council for running the intramurals for Grades 5-8. You have all worked so hard to make a difference!


  • Young Women’s Conference: Brookville's Grade 7 girls will be traveling to the Toronto Congress Centre on Monday to participate in the Young Women's Conference and explore the Ontario Skills Competition. A great opportunity for our students to be inspired and engaged!  https://www.skillsontario.com/ywc



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

  • Friday, April 28th: PA Day (No School for Students)

  • Monday, May 1st: Gr.7 Girls to YWC and Skills Competition

  • Thursday May 4th:  Family Literacy Night 6:00-7:30pm

  • Thursday, May 4th: Student of Excellence Night for Sara G!

  • May 16th:  Grade 3, 4, & 5 Relay meet

  • May 17th: Grade 6, 7, & 8 In school Track and Field day

  • May 23rd: Grade 3, 4, & 5 Track & Field day at Brookville (rain-date May 30th)

  • May 23rd-June 5th: EQAO Dates for Grades 3 & 6 students

  • Saturday, May 27th: Spring Fair

  • Tuesday, May 30th: Grades 6-8 Track and Field Meet

  • Tuesday, May 30th: School Council Meeting

  • Thursday, June 1st: New to Kindergarten Orientation Evening

  • Thursday, June 8th: Grades 3/4/5 Track & Field

  • Tuesday, June 13th: Band Trip to Wonderland

  • Tuesday, June 13th: Grade 3s to Heritage Park

  • June 19th-22nd: Grade 8 Trip to Quebec

  • Tuesday June 27th : Grade 8 Graduation

  • Wednesday, June 28th: Report Cards Home

  • Friday, June 30th: Last Day of School



Have a great weekend,

Mrs. DiMatteo & Ms. Carli



Friday, April 21st,  2017    


We hope our families enjoyed a lovely four day weekend last week, followed by a four day week! Here is a summary of some of the great things happening here at Brookville:


  • Principal Changes: We wish to announce that Brookville’s Principal, Mrs. DiMatteo, will be moving to Central Public School in September. Joining us as our new Principal will be Mrs. Napier. We extend our warmest Brookville welcome to Mrs. Napier, and know that she will love it here as much as Mrs. DiMatteo has.


  • Spring Fair T-Shirt Fundraiser: This year, to celebrate Canada 150, we are selling “Brookville Celebrates Canada 150” T-shirts, which will feature either a plain back, or classroom art. T-Shirts will sell for $20 each, and will be available in many sizes. Order forms went last week for “youngest / only” and can be returned as a family order on one sheet and with one payment. T-shirts will be here in time for the Spring Fair at the end of May, and can be purchased for family and friends. Order forms and a sample of the logo can be found on our website (brv.hdsb.ca). We are asking for T-shirt orders to be back for April 24th.


  • Spring Fair Donations:  If you or family members own a business and are able to make a donation to our annual Spring Fair Fundraiser, please contact Bev at the school.  We are looking for donations of product, gift cards, etc to be used as prizes for our Silent Auction/Raffle. We are also looking for business sponsorships for the purchase of our bouncy castle, inflatable obstacle course, human hamster inflatable and our Wipeout Inflatable.  If you are interested in more information on how your business or family can help, please give Bev a call at the school.  We thank you for your continued support.


  • Family Literacy Night:  Thursday May 4th! May the Force of Literacy be with you! :)

A letter came home this week to families regarding their intent to attend or not.  Please return the letter to your classroom teacher by this Wednesday.  Every student who attends will be entered into draws for prizes and we will have Bingo for Books where the winners will win a free book!  Hope to see everyone there!


  • Moving???  If your son or daughter is not returning to Brookville for the September 2017 school year, please notify the school office as soon as possible, as this helps with our planning for September. If you know of families with school age children moving into the Brookville area, please advise them to contact the school office or pass along our number 905-854-2424.


  • Nassagaweya Roadside Clean-Up: On Saturday, May 6, 2017, a community group will meet at the Nassagaweya Tennis Club Parking lot at 8:00 am to participate in a roadside cleanup. If you are able to help clean an area outside of your home, or to participate in this event, please contact Jean Woods at 905-854-2107


  • Sub Days : Don’t forget that we are in between our Sub sessions right now, and that the next Sub orders start up again on May 5th.


  • Earth Day:  The Eco Council has been very busy doing many school projects to promote Earth Day. Most recently Brookville students and staff participated in an Earth Day Button campaign. Close to 440 buttons were decorated and made this past week alone by all classes!  Everyone did a fabulous job creating their buttons, writing encouraging messages and designs about our precious Earth.  Today, everyone at Brookville wore their buttons to support Earth Day. A special thank you goes out to the Eco council for putting the buttons together with the button machine. They worked very hard to ensure all buttons were completed in time for Earth Day.  


  • Relay Tryouts (Grade 3, 4, & 5): Relay tryouts have started for Grade 3, 4, & 5 students who have returned their permission forms.  Students are reminded to listen to the announcements as to when tryouts are happening.  Further information & permission forms will come home soon once teams have been chosen.  It’s great to see all the students who have come out to tryout for the team.


  • Congratulations: A special congratulations to Mr. Periard and his family on the birth this week of a beautiful baby girl. We are very excited to meet the newest member of our Brookville family!


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

  • Friday, April 28th: PA Day (No School for Students)

  • Thursday May 4th:  Family Literacy Night 6:00-7:30pm

  • Thursday, May 4th: Student of Excellence Night for Sara G!

  • May 16th:  Grade 3, 4, & 5 Relay meet

  • May 23rd: Grade 3, 4, & 5 Track & Field day at Brookville (rain-date May 30th)

  • May 23rd-June 5th: EQAO Dates for Grades 3 & 6 students

  • Saturday, May 27th: Spring Fair

  • Tuesday, May 30th: School Council Meeting

  • Thursday, June 1st: New to Kindergarten Orientation Evening

  • Thursday, June 8th: Grades 3/4/5 Track & Field

  • Tuesday, June 13th: Band Trip to Wonderland

  • Tuesday, June 13th: Grade 3s to Heritage Park

  • June 19th-22nd: Grade 8 Trip to Quebec

  • Tuesday June 27th : Grade 8 Graduation

  • Wednesday, June 28th: Report Cards Home

  • Friday, June 30th: Last Day of School



Have a great weekend,

Mrs. DiMatteo & Ms. Carli






Thursday, April 13th, 2017  

  

As we get ready for some time off, we want to wish our families a very “hoppy” four-day weekend! Here is a summary of some of the great things happening here at Brookville:


  • Spring Fair T-Shirt Fundraiser: This year, to celebrate Canada 150, we are selling “Brookville Celebrates Canada 150” T-shirts, which will feature either a plain back, or classroom art. T-Shirts will sell for $20 each, and will be available in many sizes. Order forms went home today for “youngest / only” and can be returned as a family order on one sheet and with one payment. T-shirts will be here in time for the Spring Fair at the end of May, and can be purchased for family and friends. Order forms and a sample of the logo can be found on our website (brv.hdsb.ca).


  • Spring Fair: Our next meeting is on Thursday April 20, at 11:00 a.m.  Plans are coming together for a great day, and any volunteer assistance you are able to provide is welcomed!


  • Spring Fair Donations:  If you or family members own a business and are able to make a donation to our annual Spring Fair Fundraiser, please contact Bev at the school.  We are looking for donations of product, gift cards, etc to be used as prizes for our Silent Auction/Raffle. We are also looking for business sponsorships for the purchase of our bouncy castle, inflatable obstacle course, human hamster inflatable and our Wipeout Inflatable.  If you are interested in more information on how your business or family can help, please give Bev a call at the school.  We thank you for your continued support.



  • Senior Girls Basketball: On Tuesday night the girls basketball team travelled to Chris Hadfield to play in the North Halton Semi-finals. The girls really picked up their intensity and physical play and at half-time trailed by only 1 point, 9-8. The team kept up the same great effort in the second and pressed Hadfield in an effort to come back all the way to the final buzzer and made the other team work for every bucket they got, but fell just short, 24-16. Coach Feaver, Marques and Kirk would like to thank the girls and their families for all their dedication and support all season long. You did Brookville proud. Way to go Bengals!


  • Family Literacy Night:  It’s back!!  Last year Brookville had its first Family Literacy Night which was a successful evening full of family fun. Mark your calendars, Family Literacy Night this year will be on Thursday May 4th from 6:00-7:30pm.  All families from JK-Gr 4 are invited to come out that evening to explore hands on learning and literacy activities as a family.  More information will come home soon.


  • Family Literacy Night Book Donations: If you have any new or very gently used children’s books / novels that you no longer need, we would be happy to accept these as donations. These books will be used as prizes during our Family Literacy Night, and any support you are able to provide is appreciated. Books can be sent to Mrs. Hasselfeldt in grade 2.


  • Moving???  If your son or daughter is not returning to Brookville for the September 2017 school year, please notify the school office as soon as possible, as this helps with our planning for September. If you know of families with school age children moving into the Brookville area, please advise them to contact the school office or pass along our number 905-854-2424.


  • Canadian Citizenship Ceremony: The Canadian Citizenship Ceremony was a great success!  21 very happy new Canadians proudly took their Oath of Citizenship as all of our grades 5-8 students and teachers accompanied them in both English and French!! Mayor Gordon Krantz, School Trustee Donna Danielli and Town Councillor Cindy Lunau all shared their warm wishes and kind words of encouragement and congratulations to all of the New Citizens.  The Ministry clerks, presiding Citizenship Judge and the New Canadian citizens remarked at how beautiful our school looked with all of its Canadian glory in the displayed student artwork!  They also noted how respectful and attentive our students were throughout the ceremony.  Another very proud Brookville moment that students will share with their families and hang onto as a very special memory.  Thank you again to the Miller family who so generously donated bottles of maple syrup for all of our New Canadians!  And a final thank you to Harpreet Dhaliwal, parent and settlement worker who inspired this great event, and to Darlene Falbo for her hard work and dedication in organizing it and bringing it to life!  Bravo!


  • International Day of Pink: Today our Brookville students and teachers wore pink to commemorate International Day of Pink which is a day to raise awareness and stand up  against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia and Transphobia across the world. Many of our students took the 24 hour vow of silence for the We Are Silent Campaign, raising awareness of how many young children around the world and even in our playgrounds who do not have a voice to speak up and change their circumstances. This vow of silence teaches young people the power of voice.     


  • Campbellville Girl Guides: If you are interested in working with girls age 9-11, Campbellville Girl Guides needs you!  They are currently looking for 2 leaders who can commit to the weekly meetings starting this fall. If interested, please email brenda.speck@outlook.com.


  • Nassagaweya Roadside Clean Up: On Saturday, May 6, 2017, a community group will meet at the Nassagaweya Tennis Club Parking lot at 8:00 am to participate in a roadside cleanup. If you are able to help clean an area outside of your home, or to participate in this event, please contact Jean Woods at 905-854-2107


  • Sub Days : There is NO SUB DAY on April 21st.  Our next session of sub days will begin on May 5th, and order forms will be going home shortly.


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

  • Friday, April 14th : Good Friday, No School

  • Monday, April 17th : Easter Monday, No School

  • Thursday, April 20th: School Council Meeting, 7:00 pm

  • Thursday, April 20th: Spring Fair Meeting, 11:00 am

  • Friday, April 28th: PA Day (No School for Students)

  • Thursday May 4th:  Family Literacy Night 6:00-7:30pm

  • May 23rd-June 5th: EQAO Dates for Grades 3 & 6 students

  • Saturday, May 27th: Spring Fair

  • Tuesday, May 30th: School Council Meeting

  • Thursday, June 1st: New to Kindergarten Orientation Evening

  • Thursday, June 8th: Grades 3/4/5 Track & Field

  • Tuesday, June 13th: Band Trip to Wonderland

  • Tuesday, June 13th: Grade 3s to Heritage Park

  • June 19th-22nd: Grade 8 Trip to Quebec

  • Tuesday June 27th : Grade 8 Graduation

  • Wednesday, June 28th: Report Cards Home

  • Friday, June 29th: Last Day of School



Have a great long weekend, we’ll see everybody back at school on Tuesday!

Mrs. DiMatteo & Ms. Carli





Friday, April 7th, 2017


You know what they say about April….if this week is any indication, the rain (and snow) this week means LOTS of flowers in May! It’s been a long week of indoor recesses, but we’ve been productive and working hard. Here is a summary of some of the great things happening here at Brookville:


  • Easter Treats:   The Eco Council students are very passionate about doing what they can to protect our endangered Canadian species and have decided on a fundraising campaign to protect the Pine Marten. The Pine Marten is a very curious weasel type mammal that is now becoming threatened due to habitat loss and trapping for their fur pelts.  During the week of April 10th the Eco Council will be selling Individually wrapped, nut free little chocolate Easter Eggs in the front hallway to bring more awareness to this animal.  All proceeds will go to Earth Rangers to help them protect this adorable, playful mammal. Easter Eggs will be sold for 3/$1.00.  Eco Council’s goal is to raise over $200.


  • Spring Fair T-Shirt Fundraiser: In the past, classrooms have designed projects for sale at the Spring Fair (e.g., classroom canvas art). This year, to celebrate Canada 150, we are selling “Brookville Celebrates Canada 150” T-shirts, which will feature either a plain back, or classroom art. T-Shirts will sell for $20 each, and will be available in all sizes. Watch for order forms to come home shortly, so that product will be here in time for the Spring Fair at the end of May. T-shirts can be purchased for family and friends, and you can view a sample of the logo on our website (brv.hdsb.ca).


  • Spring Fair: Our next meeting is on Thursday April 20, at 11:00 a.m.  Plans are coming together for a great day, and any volunteer assistance you are able to provide is welcomed!


  • Spring Fair Donations:  If you or family members own a business and are able to make a donation to our annual Spring Fair Fundraiser, please contact Bev at the school.  We are looking for donations of product, gift cards, etc to be used as prizes for our Silent Auction/Raffle. We are also looking for business sponsorships for the purchase of our bouncy castle, inflatable obstacle course, human hamster inflatable and our Wipeout Inflatable.  If you are interested in more information on how your business or family can help, please give Bev a call at the school.  We thank you for your continued support.


  • Basketball: It has been a long and exciting season for our Boys and Girls Teams. We want to say a huge thank you to our coaches, Mr. Kirk, Mr. Knaggs, Mr. Feaver and Mr. Marques for their hard work and dedication to our student teams. Thank you to Mrs. Falbo and Mr.Gardiner for helping out as well.  Our students have practiced and played hard, and we are really proud of their commitment to their sport. Way to go, Brookville!


  • Senior Boys Basketball Playoffs: The Boys regular season finished on Tuesday and they travelled to play in finals at Chris Hadfield School on Thursday. They played very hard but were eventually defeated. Congratulations on all your hard work and dedication boys!


  • Senior Girls Basketball Playoffs: The Girls regular season ended on Tuesday and they finished with a record of (6-2), earning them the 3rd seed in the North A division. They travelled to Gardiner on Thursday for the North Halton Quarterfinals and played P.L. Robertson. They jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, winning 28-16. The Girls will now play in the North Halton Semi-Finals on Monday at Chris Hadfield P.S.at 4:00 pm. Good luck girls!


  • Family Literacy Night:  It’s back!!  Last year Brookville had its first Family Literacy Night which was a successful evening full of family fun. Mark your calendars, Family Literacy Night this year will be on Thursday May 4th from 6:00-7:30pm.  All families from JK-Gr 4 are invited to come out that evening to explore hands on learning and literacy activities as a family.  More information will come home soon.


  • Family Literacy Night Book Donations: If you have any new or very gently used children’s books / novels that you no longer need, we would be happy to accept these as donations. These books will be used as prizes during our Family Literacy Night, and any support you are able to provide is appreciated. Books can be sent to Mrs. Hasselfeldt in grade 2.


  • Moving???  If your son or daughter is not returning to Brookville for the September 2017 school year, please notify the school office as soon as possible, as this helps with our planning for September. If you know of families with school age children moving into the Brookville area, please advise them to contact the school office or pass along our number 905-854-2424.


  • Old Hockey Sticks: Do you have any old, tired, or broken hockey sticks lying around? Please contact Mr. O’Neill if you’d like to donate them to the school. Reminder: sticks should not be brought to school on the bus!


  • Canadian Citizenship Ceremony: As part of the Social Studies/History curriculum, our grades 5 - 8 students will have the opportunity and great honour to attend a Canadian Citizenship Ceremony taking place at Brookville PS on April 12th.  Guest speakers at this ceremony will be The Honourable Member of Parliament Lisa Raitt, His Worship Mayor Gordon Krantz, and School Trustee, Donna Danielli. Other noted guests include, Board Superintendent Jacqueline Newton and Town Councillor, Cindy Lunau.  At this ceremony, 22 new Canadians will proudly take their Canadian Citizenship Oath.  We sadly cannot open this ceremony to the public due to limited space. Please make sure to speak to your children about this wonderful event as they share what they learned about becoming a new Canadian Citizen!  In support of this day, we are inviting all of our students to wear red and/or white or shirts with Canadian emblems.  We would also like to thank the Miller family for their thoughtful donation of Maple Syrup for each of our New Canadians!


  • International Day of Pink: The Day of Pink is the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia and Transphobia across the world. While the official day is on Wednesday, we will be wearing red and white to show our support for the Citizenship Ceremony. Instead, we have chosen an alternate day to show our support. On Thursday, April 13th, we are inviting our staff and students to celebrate diversity by wearing pink. Show your support by wearing a t-shirt, headband, or any pink accessory!


  • Campbellville Girl Guides: If you are interested in working with girls age 9-11, Campbellville Girl Guides needs you!  They are currently looking for 2 leaders who can commit to the weekly meetings starting this fall. If interested, please email brenda.speck@outlook.com.


  • Brookville Tents: A huge thank you to our School Council and parent community for their fundraising efforts. We just received our two customized Brookville tents to take with us to Track and Field meets this spring, and to use at the Spring Fair. They look amazing, and show our great school spirit. If you want to see a picture, check out the twitter feed on our website!


  • Hot Lunch Days: Thank you to our dedicated volunteers who have just sorted, counted and coordinated the last hot lunch day for this school year. We are lucky to have parents who work so hard to provide this opportunity for our students. Our last session of Hot Lunch will start on April 12 and run for 10 weeks until June 21.


  • Sub Days : There is NO SUB DAY on April 21st.  Our next session of sub days will begin on May 5th, and order forms will be going home in the next couple of weeks.


  • Pizza Days: Our last pizza session starts Monday April 11th and runs until Monday June 26th.  We thank you for your support for funds raised with pizza sales this year enabling the purchase of materials for classes, in-school presentations, assisting with our Grade 8 graduation, etc.


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

  • Monday, April 10th: Senior Basketball Playoff Games at Chris Hadfield PS @4:00 pm

  • Wednesday, April 12th: Citizenship Ceremony (Red & White Spirit Wear)

  • Thursday, April 13th: Brookville’s International Day of Pink

  • Friday, April 14th : Good Friday, No School

  • Monday, April 17th : Easter Monday, No School

  • Thursday, April 20th: School Council Meeting, 7:00 pm

  • Thursday, April 20th: Spring Fair Meeting, 11:00 am

  • Friday, April 28th: PA Day (No School for Students)

  • Thursday May 4th:  Family Literacy Night 6:00-7:30pm

  • May 23rd-June 5th: EQAO Dates for Grades 3 & 6 students

  • Saturday, May 27th: Spring Fair

  • Tuesday, May 30th: School Council Meeting

  • Thursday, June 1st: New to Kindergarten Orientation Evening

  • Thursday, June 8th: Grades 3/4/5 Track & Field

  • Tuesday, June 13th: Band Trip to Wonderland

  • Tuesday, June 13th: Grade 3s to Heritage Park

  • June 19th-22nd: Grade 8 Trip to Quebec

  • Tuesday June 27th : Grade 8 Graduation

  • Wednesday, June 28th: Report Cards Home

  • Friday, June 29th: Last Day of School



Have a great weekend!

Mrs. DiMatteo & Ms. Carli




Friday, March 31st, 2017


No fooling...tomorrow is already April! Here is a summary of some of the great things happening here at Brookville:


  • Halton Skills:  Congratulations to our Halton Skills competitors who journeyed to White Oaks Secondary School in Oakville on Tuesday March 28th. Our 15 Brookville students were among the 1000 competitors who converged on the school to demonstrate their technological prowess in dozens of different categories. As always, our Brookville students represented our school fantastically and impressed all the judges with their great teamwork. Way to go Skillers!


  • Spring Fair:   Our next meeting is Monday April 3rd at 8:30 a.m.  If you are interested in helping please join us for the meeting.  If you can’t attend, please contact Bev in the office for more information.


  • Spring Fair Donations:  If you or family own a business and are able to make a donation to our annual Spring Fair Fundraiser, please contact Bev at the school.  We are looking for donations of product, gift cards, etc to be used as prizes for our Silent Auction/Raffle. We are also looking for business sponsorships for the purchase of our bouncy castle, inflatable obstacle course, human hamster inflatable and our Wipeout Inflatable.  If you are interested in more information on how your business or family can help, please give Bev a call at the school.  We thank you for your continued support.


  • Family Literacy Night:  It’s back!!  Last year Brookville had its first Family Literacy Night which was a successful evening full of family fun. Mark your calendars, Family Literacy Night this year will be on Thursday May 4th from 6:00-7:30pm.  All families from JK-Gr 4 are invited to come out that evening to explore hands on learning and literacy activities as a family.  More information will come home soon.


  • Family Literacy Night Book Donations: If you have any new or very gently used children’s books / novels that you no longer need, we would be happy to accept these as donations. These books will be used as prizes during our Family Literacy Night, and any support you are able to provide is appreciated. Books can be sent to Mrs. Hasselfeldt in grade 2.


  • Moving???  If your son or daughter is not returning to Brookville for the September 2017 school year, please notify the school office as soon as possible, as this helps with our planning for September. If you know of families with school age children moving into the Brookville area, please advise them to contact the school office or pass along our number 905-854-2424.


  • Old Hockey Sticks: Do you have any old, tired, or broken hockey sticks lying around? Please contact Mr. O’Neill if you’d like to donate them to the school. Reminder: sticks should not be brought to school on the bus!


  • Senior Basketball: The boys and girls teams continued their regular season this week with 2 games. The boys are now (1-6), and the girls are (6-1). Both teams play 2 games next week. They play here at home on Tuesday vs. Chris Hadfield and start the playoffs on Thursday. Come out and show your support. Let’s Go BENGALS!!!


  • Eco Council Update: Special Thank you to everyone’s participation in the Earth Hour event. Brookville continues to do their part in energy conservation and a one hour energy blackout is a great way for the school to  show their support.


  • Eco Council Project (Treat Day): The Eco Council students are very passionate about doing what they can to protect our endangered Canadian species and have decided on a fundraising campaign to protect the Pine Marten. The Pine Marten is a very curious weasel type mammal that is now becoming threatened due to habitat loss and trapping for their fur pelts.  During the week of April 10th the Eco Council will be selling tasty treats in the front hallway to bring more awareness to this animal.  All proceeds will go to Earth Rangers to help them protect this adorable, playful mammal the Pine Marten.


  • Athletic Council: Thank you to all members of the Athletic Council who have worked really hard to get some wonderful activities running around the school. They are currently running Intramurals for the Grade 5-8 students and are also running primary games on the playground two recesses a week. Great work Athletic Council!


  • New Campbellville Bus Route: The Town of Milton would like to let students, parents and staff at Brookville School know about a new Milton Transit pilot route for Campbellville that starts up on Monday, April 3.  This new pilot route (Route 62) provides Monday to Sunday service to/from Campbellville, and provides connections to three weekday morning and afternoon GO Trains at the Milton GO Station, and other Milton Transit routes. They also want to remind passengers that they can take advantage of their bike and ride capabilities – their buses have bike racks! See the attached pdf for information about this route.



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

  • Monday, April 3rd: Spring Fair Meeting, 8:30 am

  • Tuesday, April 4th: SK & Grade 8 Grad Photos

  • Tuesday, April 4th: Senior Basketball @ Brookville

  • Friday, April 14 : Good Friday, No School

  • Monday, April 17 : Easter Monday, No School

  • Thursday, April 20th: School Council Meeting, 7:00 pm

  • Thursday May 4th:  Family Literacy Night 6:00-7:30pm

  • Saturday, May 27th: Spring Fair

  • Tuesday June 27 : Grade 8 Graduation




Have a great weekend!

Mrs. DiMatteo & Ms. Carli



Thursday, March 9th, 2017


We want to wish our Brookville families a relaxing March Break. Enjoy the week off, and we’ll see everybody back at school on March 20th! Don’t forget that tomorrow (Friday) is a PD Day as well, and there is no school for students. The following is a recap of some of our weekly highlights, reminders and upcoming events:


  • Halton Skills : On March 28th, 15 Brookville students from Grade 4-8 will participating in our Board skills competition. Thank you to all the applicants; it was difficult to select the participants from such a great group of student applicants. We are pleased to bring an entirely new group of students this year to experience the day. For more info: www.haltonskills.com


  • Spirit Day: Today was our “Green” Spirit day, and it was great to see so much St. Patrick’s Day Spirit. Thanks to our students for their support of our spirit days!


  • Senior Basketball: We wish our teams luck as they play again tonight here at Brookville. Go, Bengals!


  • Community Baseball: Registration forms went home last week from Brookville Minor Baseball for any students wishing to play spring and summer baseball. Families can also download registration forms at: www.brookvilleminorbaseball.ca.  Let’s play ball!


  • Moving?: If your son or daughter is not returning to Brookville for the September 2017 school year, please notify the school office as soon as possible, as this helps with our planning for September. If you know of families with school age children moving into the Brookville area, please advise them to contact the school office or pass along our number 905-854-2424.


  • Grade 8 Parents: Halton Region is hosting a Milton parent focus group about the transition of students from grade 8 to grade 9. They are inviting parents/guardians/caregivers of current grade 8 students in HDSB and HCDSB to participate in a small focus group. They need 1-1.5 hours of your time in March (place and time TBD), as well as your feedback on supports for the transition from grade 8 to grade 9.  You will receive: refreshments, a small token of appreciation, the opportunity to share your ideas with other parents/guardians/caregivers and the knowledge that you are helping future families with starting high school.  Please contact Halton Region employees Dannielle Nicholson-Baker, RN Student (905-825-6000 x2981), or Cheryl Deszpoth, Public Health Nurse, Halton Region (905-825-6000 x3639) if you are interested in being part of this focus group, by Friday March 17. They can also be reached by email at Dannielle.Nicholson-Baker@halton.ca or  Cheryl.Deszpoth@halton.ca



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

  • Friday, March 10th: PD Day, no school for students

  • March 13-17: March Break, School Closed

  • Tuesday, March 28th: Halton Skills Competition

  • Thursday, March 30th: Ontario Science Centre Trip -Grades 4 & 5

  • Tuesday, April 4th: SK & Grade 8 Grad Photos

  • Friday, April 14 : Good Friday, No School

  • Monday, April 17 : Easter Monday, No School

  • Thursday, April 20th: School Council Meeting, 7:00 pm

  • Saturday, May 27th: Spring Fair

  • Tuesday June 27 : Grade 8 Graduation




Have a great March Break,

Mrs. DiMatteo & Ms. Carli



Friday, March 3rd, 2017


Happy Friday to all, as we march into March! The following is a recap of some of our weekly highlights, reminders and upcoming events:


  • Student of Excellence: Today at our Recognition Assembly, we were very pleased to announce our Student of Excellence recipient for this year. This HDSB award is presented to a student who shows great leadership, high levels of involvement, academic and athletic prowess, as well as community involvement, among other criteria. We are very proud that Sara G. in grade 8 is our recipient this year, and she will receive her award in May at the HDSB Student of Excellence evening. Congratulations to Sara, we are very proud of you!


  • Recognition Assembly: We held a great recognition assembly today, keeping with the theme of Kindness. This student-driven assembly featured performances by our School of Rock, as well as our School Band. Great performances, and lots of recognition of our amazing Brookville Students. Thanks to our Student Allies for their hard work on this assembly. It’s amazing to see so many students who are “Working Hard, Being Nice and Making a Difference”!


  • Prehistoric Club: A big thank you goes out to all of the students who participated in the Prehistoric Club in grades 3, 4 and 5.  A special thank you also  goes out to some of our kindergarten friends who were so inspired by the student projects that they decided to make projects of their own to add to the museum!  Club members, your displays, models and dioramas of volcanoes, dinosaurs, fossil excavation and rock and mineral collections were truly amazing. Many classes had great fun participating in the Museum Tour. The Prehistoric Club members will have a special celebration next Tuesday morning in the Library Learning Commons at first break. We ask that students make arrangements with their parents for the creative projects to be taken home by Monday March 6th.  


  • Spirit Day: Thursday, March 9th is our “Green Spirit Day”. Come dressed as your best!


  • School Council Meeting: This month’s School Council meeting was cancelled, as many of our members were unable to attend. Please mark your calendars for our April meeting, which is on Thursday, April 20th at 7:00 pm. We hope to see you there!


  • Senior Basketball: The boys and girls teams started their regular season this week with 2 games. The boys split their games and are now (1-1), and the girls were successful in both games and are (2-0). Both teams play 2 games next week. They play on Tuesday at Anne J. MacArthur and here at home on Thursday vs. Silver Creek Public School. Come out and show your support. Let’s Go BENGALS!!!


  • Halton Skills : On March 28th, 15 Brookville students from Grade 4-8 will participating in our Board skills competition. Thank you to all the applicants; it was difficult to select the participants from such a great group of student applicants. We are pleased to bring an entirely new group of students this year to experience the day. For more info: www.haltonskills.com


  • Message From the Town of Milton: Public input is invited for park redevelopment in Campbellville. An existing park, known as Campbellville “New” Park, will be undergoing improvements and public input is being sought to help shape future experiences in the park. The session takes place on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (presentation at 6:30 p.m.) at the Nassagaweya Tennis Centre & Community Hall, 9267 Guelph Line. Online comments are also being welcomed. Possible enhancements to the park include improvements to the baseball field, parking lot, and site drainage along with a new playground, site furnishings and minor upgrades to the concession building. Proposed design concepts will be available for review and comments at a second input session on Wednesday, April 19 as well as online. For more information on this redevelopment project, visit www.milton.ca/campbellvillenewpark or contact Thomas Chamberlain at Thomas.chamberlain@milton.ca




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

  • Thursday, March 9th: Green Day (Spirit Day)

  • Friday, March 10th: PD Day, no school for students

  • March 13-17: March Break, School Closed

  • Tuesday, March 28th: Halton Skills Competition

  • Thursday, March 30th: Ontario Science Centre Trip -Grades 4 & 5

  • Tuesday, April 4th: SK & Grade 8 Grad Photos

  • Thursday, April 20th: School Council Meeting, 7:00 pm




Have a great weekend!

Mrs. DiMatteo & Ms. Carli





Friday, February 24th, 2017


What a great week we’ve had here at Brookville, as our students have enjoyed some nice, warm weather! The following is a recap of some of our weekly highlights, reminders and upcoming events:


  • Prehistoric Club: Students who are participating in the Prehistoric Club have sent in some incredible displays, which are set up in the Library for all to view. Classes have been coming down for an interactive tour of the projects, and have been raising some great questions. Incredible work, Brookville! Thanks to Mrs. Kennedy for organizing such a great inquiry project for us.


  • Grade 6 Ski Trip: This past Wednesday our Grade 6’s enjoyed spring-like conditions at Chicopee, and continued to build on their ski skills. A great day for all!


  • Spring Fair Planning: School Council members who will be working on Spring Fair planning met this week to start making plans for our always-popular Spring Fair! Mark your calendars, the Spring Fair is on Saturday, May 27th, and is a great community event and school fundraiser. Watch for future communications about volunteer recruitment, donations, etc.


  • School Council Meeting: Next Wednesday, March 1st, is our School Council meeting at 7:00 pm. You are welcome to join us in the library to hear about the great initiatives that Council is discussing!


  • Message From the Town of Milton: Public input is invited for park redevelopment in Campbellville. An existing park, known as Campbellville “New” Park, will be undergoing improvements and public input is being sought to help shape future experiences in the park. The session takes place on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (presentation at 6:30 p.m.) at the Nassagaweya Tennis Centre & Community Hall, 9267 Guelph Line. Online comments are also being welcomed. Possible enhancements to the park include improvements to the baseball field, parking lot, and site drainage along with a new playground, site furnishings and minor upgrades to the concession building. Proposed design concepts will be available for review and comments at a second input session on Wednesday, April 19 as well as online. For more information on this redevelopment project, visit www.milton.ca/campbellvillenewpark or contact Thomas Chamberlain at Thomas.chamberlain@milton.ca


  • Grade 8 Grad Wear: Just a reminder to Grade 8 families that orders for Grad wear were due today. Any late orders must be in by Monday, so that the committee may place their orders.


  • Dressing for the Weather: It seems that we are fluctuating between some extreme weather conditions lately, and students are having to adjust to what they wear at recess. Please make sure that your child has some layers, and is dressing for ever changing weather conditions. We’re sure that we’ll still get some more winter weather, and want to make sure students are prepared!


  • Recognition Assembly: On Friday, March 3rd at 10:40 am, we will be hosting a Recognition Assembly. The focus is on recognizing the hard work of our Brookville students who exemplify our motto to “work hard, be nice and make a difference”. Performing at the assembly will be our Grade 7/ 8 Band and School of Rock.


  • Lost & Found: Our Lost and Found is again on display in the front hall for the week. Please stop by to take a look and see if anything belongs to you! Anything that is labelled is returned to our students.


  • Basketball: Our boys and girls Intermediate teams have been practicing hard, and will start their regular season games next week. Please check the calendar on our website for game times and locations. We wish them well in their season!


  • Inclement Weather: At this time of year, we wanted to remind families that when buses are cancelled due to inclement weather, Brookville School will be closed. The decision to cancel buses and/or close schools before the start of a school day will be made prior to 6:00 a.m. and radio/tv stations will be informed by 6:30 a.m. Please visit our school website for details about which stations/channels will post information as well as the websites http://www.haltonbus.ca and/or www.hdsb.ca for up-to-date inclement weather information. We also try to update our website and send a twitter message, in addition to an email that is sent from the board.



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

  • Monday, February 27th: Report Cards sent home

  • Wednesday, March 1st: School Council Meeting, 7:00 pm

  • Friday, March 3rd: Recognition Assembly

  • Friday, March 10th: PD Day, no school for students

  • March 13-17: March Break, School Closed

  • Tuesday, April 4th: SK & Grade 8 Grad Photos

  • Thursday, April 20th: School Council Meeting, 7:00 pm


Have a great weekend!

Mrs. DiMatteo & Ms. Carli





Friday, February 17th, 2017

As we lead into a long Family Day weekend that promises some spring-like weather, we wanted to wish our Brookville community a fun-filled weekend! The following is a recap of some of our weekly highlights, reminders and upcoming events:


  • Dance-A-Thon: A huge thank you to our School Council for hosting this fundraiser for us, and to Mr. O’Neill for his fabulous DJ skills. After the committee did some preliminary counting today, and were very pleased with the generosity of our community! These funds are going towards the purchase of outdoor equipment for our students. A total will be shared in the future as it is finalized.


  • Kindie Valentine’s Luncheon: A great day this past Tuesday for our FDK students and their families as they had a Valentine’s Day luncheon here at the school. It was great to see so many families participate!


  • WE Team Update: Our WE team had a very successful Candy-Gram campaign, and our Brookville students shared lots of positive messages with their friends and teachers.


  • Inclement Weather: At this time of year, we wanted to remind families that when buses are cancelled due to inclement weather, Brookville School will be closed. The decision to cancel buses and/or close schools before the start of a school day will be made prior to 6:00 a.m. and radio/tv stations will be informed by 6:30 a.m. Please visit our school website for details about which stations/channels will post information as well as the websites http://www.haltonbus.ca and/or www.hdsb.ca for up-to-date inclement weather information. We also try to update our website and send a twitter message, in addition to an email that is sent from the board.


  • Prehistoric Club: The Prehistoric Club, made up of students in grades 3, 4 and 5, has been very busy these past few weeks making their creative projects. They are now officially on display in the Library Learning Commons.  We have quite a variety of interesting projects that range from massive volcanoes displays to dinosaur models, and a range of fossils, rocks and minerals. Museum tours will be open over the next few weeks for classes to visit. You are guaranteed to have a “roaring” good time. Thanks to Mrs. Kennedy for organizing such a great club for our students.


  • Basketball: Our Intermediate Boys and Girls Basketball teams have now competed in their first tournaments this year, prior to the start of the regular season. We look forward to a successful season for our Bengals! Thanks to Mr. Feaver, Mr. Marques, Mr. Kirk and  Mr. Knaggs for their coaching.



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

  • Monday, February 20th: Family Day Holiday

  • Wednesday, February 22nd: Grade 6 Ski Trip to Chicopee

  • Monday, February 27th: Report Cards sent home

  • Wednesday, March 1st: School Council Meeting, 7:00 pm

  • Friday, March 10th: PD Day, no school for students

  • March 13-17: March Break, School Closed



Have a great weekend!

Mrs. DiMatteo & Ms. Carli




Friday, February 10th, 2017

Happy Snowy Friday to all! Another short week for us at Brookville as we had an ice day this week. The following is a recap of some of our weekly highlights, reminders and upcoming events:


  • Dance-A-Thon: Don’t forget about our Dance-A-Thon Fundraiser this Tuesday, February 14th! We thank you in advance for your support of our School Council Fundraising initiatives, as these funds are going towards the purchase of outdoor activities for our students. Remember to bring back your pledge forms by Tuesday, and dress in Valentine’s Day colours to help celebrate! Thanks to School Council for sponsoring this event for us!


  • WE Team Update: The WE team has been selling Candy-Grams this week for .25 each. They thank students for their purchase of Candy Grams to kick off their “WE Are Love” campaign this month. They were encouraged students to “spread the love” by writing loving messages to friends on the backs of their Candy Grams. A small number are still available for purchase during first break on Monday for students who are still interested.


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


  • Inclement Weather: At this time of year, we wanted to remind families that when buses are cancelled due to inclement weather, Brookville School will be closed. The decision to cancel buses and/or close schools before the start of a school day will be made prior to 6:00 a.m. and radio/tv stations will be informed by 6:30 a.m. Please visit our school website for details about which stations/channels will post information as well as the websites http://www.haltonbus.ca and/or www.hdsb.ca for up-to-date inclement weather information. We also try to update our website and send a twitter message, in addition to an email that is sent from the board.


  • Grade 8 Graduation Committee Meeting: Our parent committee met this week to start planning for graduation celebrations. If you are the parent of a grade 8 student, please watch for information to be sent home soon on Class of 2017 hoodies and t-shirts.


  • Grade 8 Year-End Trip: Just a reminder to grade 8 parents that the trip deposits are due by February 16th. Please contact Mrs. Smith in the office if you have any questions.



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

  • Tuesday, February 14th: Dance-a-Thon

  • Wednesday, February 15th: Boys Basketball Team Tournament

  • Monday, February 20th: Family Day Holiday

  • Wednesday, February 22nd: Ski Trip to Chicopee

  • Monday, February 27th: Report Cards sent home

  • Wednesday, March 1st: School Council Meeting, 7:00 pm

  • Friday, March 10th: PD Day, no school for students

  • March 13-17: March Break, School Closed



Have a great weekend!

Mrs. DiMatteo & Ms. Carli




Thursday, February 2nd,  2017

Just a reminder to families that tomorrow is a PD day and there is no school for students. The following is a recap of some of our weekly highlights, reminders and upcoming events:


  • Dance-A-Thon: Our School Council is pleased to announce their first big fundraiser of the school year! On Tuesday, February 14th they are hosting a Dance-A-Thon for our JK-Grade 8 students. This year, the students will be raising money to go towards the purchase of outdoor equipment. Top fundraisers will be eligible to win a set of 4 tickets to a Toronto Blue Jays game this season. Pledge forms are going home on Monday, Feb. 6th and are due back on Tuesday, February 14th. Pledges can be made online through the Cashless Schools program or by cash, or cheque (payable to Brookville School Council). We thank you in advance for your support of this fundraiser and look forward to a fun day of dancing!


  • WE Team Update: The WE team is excited to be taking on Candy Grams this year! They are also very busy planning for their February Campaign which is: “WE are love”. Their focus this month is to spread love by sending loving messages to one another. The WE team is kicking off their February Campaign with the Candy Gram sales! More information about Candy Gram sales will be announced next week!  


  • Sub Days: Our first sub days for this session start on Friday, February 10th. Forms have been collected and subs have been ordered. A huge thank you to our School Council volunteers for all of the work they have done to coordinate this project.


  • Birth Announcement: A huge congratulations to Mme. Roundell and her family on the birth of their new baby daughter, Finnlay. We are very excited that Finnlay has finally arrived, and we look forward to meeting her.


  • Boys Volleyball: The grade 5/ 6 boys finished their season this week at Centennial Middle School. They played a great tournament winning the first two games. The boys improved so much throughout the season and they should be proud of their performance. Thanks to the Grade 8 boys who helped with coaching!


  • JK/SK Registration: Registration forms were due in the office on February 1st. If you have a child who will be attending Brookville in September for JK or SK, please contact the school office to start the registration process.


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


  • Grade 8 Year End Trip: Information packages were sent home today with your grade 8 students. Please see the forms for detailed information on payment dates and required paperwork.


  • Inclement Weather: At this time of year, we wanted to remind families that when buses are cancelled due to inclement weather, Brookville School will be closed. The decision to cancel buses and/or close schools before the start of a school day will be made prior to 6:00 a.m. and radio/tv stations will be informed by 6:30 a.m. Please visit our school website for details about which stations/channels will post information as well as the websites http://www.haltonbus.ca and/or www.hdsb.ca for up-to-date inclement weather information. We also try to update our website and send a twitter message, in addition to an email that is sent from the board.


  • Grade 8 Graduation: Mark your calendars, our Grade 8 Graduation is scheduled for Tuesday, June 27th. A letter went home today with our Grade 8 students inviting any parents interested in working on a Grad Parent Committee to meet on Thursday, February 9th at 8:30 am at the school.


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

  • Friday, February 3rd: PD Day, no school for students

  • Wednesday, February 8th: Girls Basketball Team Tournament

  • Tuesday, February 14th: Dance-a-Thon

  • Wednesday, February 15th: Boys Basketball Team Tournament

  • Monday, February 20th: Family Day Holiday

  • Monday, February 27th: Report Cards sent home

  • Wednesday, March 1st: School Council Meeting, 7:00 pm

  • Friday, March 10th: PD Day, no school for students

  • March 13-17: March Break, School Closed



Have a great weekend!

Mrs. DiMatteo & Ms. Carli





Friday, January 27th,  2017

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


  • Travelling Stage: Yesterday and today our students all participated in the Travelling Stage Dance program. A huge thank you to our School Council for their fundraising support of this engaging, active and dynamic program. Make sure to ask your children about the dances they learned and about their performances. A great time was had by all!


  • Dance-A-Thon: Our School Council members are planning a Dance-A-Thon fundraiser for Tuesday, February 14th. Mark your calendars for this fun event! Details to follow soon.


  • Sub Days: Forms have now gone home for Sub Days, and are due back next week. Please make sure to mark the sub days on your calendars, so your children know which weeks they ordered subs for. Thanks to the parents who are organizing these days for our students.


  • Girls 5/ 6 Volleyball: Congratulations to the girls grade 5 and 6 Volleyball team who competed in their final tournament last night at Centennial. They worked well as a team, had many amazing rallies and never gave up! A huge thanks to Tanya, Riley, Melissa, Elise, Jayna and Alysse who gave up recesses and evenings to help coach. Thanks also to Mrs. Kitching and Mrs. O’Neill for their coaching and organizing. Way to go, girls!


  • Boys 5/ 6 Volleyball: Congratulations to the boys volleyball team who competed in their tournament at Stewarttown yesterday. They played some amazing, close games and worked their way into the semi-finals, losing a close game to the home team. Thanks to Mr. Marques for coaching our team. Way to go, boys!


  • Grade 6 Ski Trip: Our re-scheduled Grade 6 trip to Chicopee was this week, and it turned out to be good weather for it! We heard lots of great comments from our students about what a great day it was, and how much skills were improving. Thanks to our teachers and parents for chaperoning this excursion.



  • Kindergarten Registration :  Forms and packages are ready in the main office.  Proof of address, proof of birth and immunization record are required.  Completed forms should be submitted by February 1, 2017. Please pass this information on to any neighbours and friends who have children of JK and SK age.


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


  • School Council: Thanks to the parents who attended last night’s School Council meeting. We had a great presentation by our student leaders, Ben and Eli, who shared a lot about school events with the council members. Our next meeting is on Wednesday, March 1st at 7:00 pm. We hope to see you there!


  • Inclement Weather: At this time of year, we wanted to remind families that when buses are cancelled due to inclement weather, Brookville School will be closed. The decision to cancel buses and/or close schools before the start of a school day will be made prior to 6:00 a.m. and radio/tv stations will be informed by 6:30 a.m. Please visit our school website for details about which stations/channels will post information as well as the websites http://www.haltonbus.ca and/or www.hdsb.ca for up-to-date inclement weather information. We also try to update our website and send a twitter message, in addition to an email that is sent from the board.


  • Grade 8 Graduation: Mark your calendars….our Grade 8 Graduation is scheduled for Tuesday, June 27th. Details to follow.


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

  • Thursday, February 2nd: “Wacky” Spirit Day (Hair, PJs, whatever!)

  • Friday, February 3rd: PD Day, no school for students

  • Wednesday, February 8th: Girls Basketball Team Tournament

  • Tuesday, February 14th: Dance-a-Thon...details to follow

  • Wednesday, February 15th: Boys Basketball Team Tournament

  • Monday, February 20th: Family Day Holiday

  • Monday, February 27th: Report Cards sent home

  • Wednesday, March 1st: School Council Meeting, 7:00 pm

  • Friday, March 10th: PD Day, no school for students

  • March 13-17: March Break, School Closed



Have a great weekend!

Mrs. DiMatteo & Ms. Carli




Friday, January 20th,  2017

Another busy week here at Brookville for students and staff as they have been working on some exciting projects. We love to see the great learning that is happening in our classrooms! Have you asked your children about the dinosaur that now lives in our library? The following is a recap of some of our weekly highlights, reminders and upcoming events:


  • Hot Lunch: Our first Hot Lunch of 2017 starts this Wednesday, January 25th. Thanks to our dedicated group of parents who have organized, sorted and ordered for this session. We really appreciate your support!


  • Sub Days: The first Sub day will start on February 10th. Order forms will be going home next week.


  • Grade 7 / 8 Ski Trip: A huge thank you to the staff and parent volunteers for their supervision on a great ski trip for our grade 7  & 8 students this past Monday. The weather cooperated, and a great time was had by all!


  • Grade 6 Ski Trip: Due to the weather conditions, the ski trip originally scheduled for our grade 6 students to Chicopee was cancelled for this past Tuesday. We’ve re-booked for Tuesday, January 24th instead. Please watch your email and Twitter for updates as we will continue to monitor weather conditions leading up to the excursion. A reminder for students to dress appropriately for changing weather conditions!


  • Travelling Stage: Thanks to our generous community and School Council, we are pleased to announce that our popular Travelling Stage Dance program is back next week on January 26th and 27th. Our students always look forward to this exciting program!


  • Winter Clothing Donations: Thanks to our generous families for supporting the “Clothes for Kids”, a donation program to support needy families in the community. This program has now stopped for the year, and will return next winter.


  • Inclement Weather: At this time of year, we wanted to remind families that when buses are cancelled due to inclement weather, Brookville School will be closed. The decision to cancel buses and/or close schools before the start of a school day will be made prior to 6:00 a.m. and radio/tv stations will be informed by 6:30 a.m. Please visit our school website for details about which stations/channels will post information as well as the websites http://www.haltonbus.ca and/or www.hdsb.ca for up-to-date inclement weather information. We also try to update our website and send a twitter message, in addition to an email that is sent from the board.


  • Kindergarten Registration :  Forms and packages are ready in the main office.  Proof of address, proof of birth and immunization record are required.  Completed forms should be submitted by February 1, 2017. Please pass this information on to any neighbours and friends who have children of JK and SK age.


  • HDSB Pathways Planning Night: The Halton District School Board has hosted several Pathways Planning Information Evenings in January that will allow parents and Grades 7-12 students explore program opportunities that high schools have to offer in Halton. To learn more, visit www.haltonpathways.ca.  The final presentation is on Tuesday January 24, 2017: M.M. Robinson High School, 2425 Upper Middle Road, Burlington from 6-8 p.m.


  • Elementary Optional Attendance 2017-2018: Halton students seeking placement at schools other than their home schools, do so by way of Optional Attendance. Applications are being accepted at home schools between Dec. 1, 2016 and Jan. 31-2017. Not all schools are open to Optional Attendance, and Brookville is one of those schools. For a list of schools open to Optional Attendance and to obtain a copy of the registration form you can go to the board website at www.hdsb.ca and click on the following: Schools --Transfer Schools Within the HDSB--Schools Open to Optional Attendance 2017--Elementary Optional Attendance Application Form


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


  • Grade 8 Graduation: Mark your calendars….our Grade 8 Graduation is scheduled for Tuesday, June 27th. Details to follow.


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

  • Thursday, January 26th: Travelling Stage (Thanks, Parent Council!)

  • Thursday, January 26th: School Council Meeting 7:00 pm, all welcome

  • Friday, January 27th: Travelling Stage day 2

  • Friday, February 3rd: PD Day, no school for students

  • Tuesday, February 14th: Dance-a-Thon...details to follow

  • Monday, February 20th: Family Day Holiday

  • Monday, February 27th: Report Cards sent home

  • Friday, March 10th: PD Day, no school for students

  • March 13-17: March Break, School Closed



Have a great weekend!

Mrs. DiMatteo & Ms. Carli






Friday, January 13th,  2017


Happy New Year! We hope that you had a great holiday with your families, and we have been so happy to see our students back here at Brookville!  Here is a recap of some of our weekly highlights, reminders and upcoming events:


  • Hot Lunch & Food Days: Our next session of Wednesday Hot Lunch program will start on January 25 and run until April 12.   FORMS and PAYMENT are due MONDAY. (extended because of snow day this week).   Sub Days will be coming.  Forms will be going home soon.


  • Grade 6 and 7 / 8 Ski Trips: On Monday, January 16th our grades 7 and 8 students will be going skiing to Hockley Valley, and on Tuesday, January 17th our grade 6 students will be going skiing at Chicopee. Please watch Twitter and our website frequently in case of any cancellations due to inclement weather.


  • Winter Clothing Donations: There continues to be a bin in our front hall that is being used to collect “Clothes for Kids”, a donation program to support needy families in the community. They are asking for gently used (and clean) winter apparel (hats, mittens, coats, scarves, gloves, boots, etc.), which can be dropped off in the front hall. Cindy Lunau has been emptying the bin regularly, and we thank you so much for your donations!


  • Inclement Weather: At this time of year, we wanted to remind families that when buses are cancelled due to inclement weather, Brookville School will be closed. The decision to cancel buses and/or close schools before the start of a school day will be made prior to 6:00 a.m. and radio/tv stations will be informed by 6:30 a.m. Please visit our school website for details about which stations/channels will post information as well as the websites http://www.haltonbus.ca and/or www.hdsb.ca for up-to-date inclement weather information. We also try to update our website and send a twitter message, in addition to an email that is sent from the board.


  • Kindergarten Registration :  Forms and packages are ready in the main office.  Proof of address, proof of birth and immunization record are required.  Completed forms should be submitted by February 1, 2017.


  • HDSB Pathways Planning Nights: The Halton District School Board is hosting several Pathways Planning Information Evenings in January that will allow parents and Grades 7-12 students explore program opportunities that high schools have to offer in Halton. The Board offers more than 70 programs geared to meet individual needs, helping more students succeed in their chosen pathway after high school, whether they are pursuing apprenticeship, college, community, university or the workplace. The meetings provide information on how to better prepare students for a rapidly changing world, at the same time receiving a relevant and engaging education. Registration to attend is not required and all are welcome.  Pathways programs include the Specialist High Skills Major programs, Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programs, Specialty School to Career programs, the Employability Skills Certificate program, Dual Credit college programs, Grade 8-9 Transition programs and more. To learn more, visit www.haltonpathways.ca.  The 6-8 p.m. meetings will be held at the following locations:

  • Thursday January 12, 2017: Abbey Park High School, 1455 Glen Abbey Gate, Oakville

  • Tuesday January 17, 2017: Georgetown District High School, 70 Guelph Street, Georgetown

  • Thursday January 19, 2017: Milton District High School, 396 Williams Avenue, Milton

  • Tuesday January 24, 2017: M.M. Robinson High School, 2425 Upper Middle Road, Burlington


  • MADD Presentation: On Wednesday January 11, MADD Canada (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) delivered “In a Blink of an Eye” a powerful dramatization about the tragic consequences of impaired driving, to our grade 7 and 8 students.  The video ended with testimonials from real-life victims sharing their heartbreaking stories. This presentation complements the Healthy Living component of the Ontario grade 7 and 8 Health Curriculum.  


  • Elementary Optional Attendance 2017-2018: Halton students seeking placement at schools other than their home schools, do so by way of Optional Attendance. Applications are being accepted at home schools between Dec. 1, 2016 and Jan. 31-2017. Not all schools are open to Optional Attendance, and Brookville is one of those schools. For a list of schools open to Optional Attendance and to obtain a copy of the registration form you can go to the board website at www.hdsb.ca and click on the following: Schools --Transfer Schools Within the HDSB--Schools Open to Optional Attendance 2017--Elementary Optional Attendance Application Form


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


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

  • Monday, January 16th: Grade 7 /8 Ski Trip to Hockley Valley

  • Monday, January 16th: Grades 1 and 2 Bricks 4 Kidz in-school Workshop

  • Tuesday, January 17th: Grade 6 Ski Trip to Chicopee

  • Wednesday, January 18th: Wacky Spirit Day

  • Thursday, January 19th: Skills Ontario Presentation (grades 7 & 8)

  • Thursday, January 26th: Travelling Stage (Thanks, Parent Council!)

  • Thursday, January 26th: School Council Meeting 7:00 pm, all welcome

  • Friday, January 27th: Travelling Stage day 2



Have a great weekend!

Mrs. DiMatteo & Ms. Carli




Friday, December 16th, 2016

What a way to start the week, with the first snow day of the season! We hope you enjoyed the extra day at home and had some fun playing in the snow. As we start the weekend, here is a recap of some of our weekly highlights, reminders and upcoming events:


  • Inclement Weather: At this time of year, we wanted to remind families that when buses are cancelled due to inclement weather, Brookville School will be closed. The decision to cancel buses and/or close schools before the start of a school day will be made prior to 6:00 a.m. and radio/tv stations will be informed by 6:30 a.m. Please visit our school website for details about which stations/channels will post information as well as the websites http://www.haltonbus.ca and/or www.hdsb.ca for up-to-date inclement weather information. We also try to update our website and send a twitter message, in addition to an email that is sent from the board.


  • Snow Reminders: With the arrival of snow, we have seen a change in some of the playground behaviours of our students. We appreciate any conversations you might have with your children to help support some of the messaging that we are providing at school. For their safety and the safety of others, snow is to remain on the ground, and snow balls / ice are not to be thrown. As well, playing and building in the snow is great fun, but as you know, not one person “owns” the snow. While it’s frustrating to some students, we cannot police and patrol snow structures from one break to the next, and encourage our students to show resiliency while playing outside.


  • Early Dismissal on Last Day: Just a reminder that we have an early dismissal day next Friday, December 23rd at 1:10 p.m.  Mark your calendars!


  • Campbellville Christmas Parade: We invite you to come out and cheer on our Brookville Allies as they march in the Campbellville Christmas parade this Sunday, December 18th at 1:30 pm. Way to go, Brookville!


  • Spirit Day: Next Friday, December 23rd students and staff are invited to wear comfy pyjamas, festive seasonal attire or their favourite “ugly” Christmas sweater. We look forward to seeing our festive Brookville spirit!


  • Win a HATCHIMAL: We have received a generous donation from the Hartshorn family of a brand new HATCHIMAL, which is apparently one of the hottest Christmas toys out there! By making a donation of $2.00 you can submit your name to be drawn to win this special toy. ALL proceeds from this will go directly to Halton Women’s Place. Ballots can be completed and donations collected until Thursday, December 22nd, and the winner will be announced during our assembly on Friday, December 23rd. Your donations can be sent in with your children to submit during nutrition breaks, or you can pick up your ballot prior to the Primary Concert on Monday. Good luck to all!


  • Holiday Giving: A great big thank you for the donations in support of our families in need this holiday season. We were able to support our own families within the Brookville Community, as well as making donations to the Halton Women’s Place Christmas Program and Holiday Hamper Program through Links2Care. The canned food donations were in support of the Christmas Hamper Program and were picked up Thursday. Again, thank you to all and WOW, how generous our families are!


  • Winter Clothing Donations: There is a bin in our front hall that is being used to collect “Clothes for Kids”, a donation program to support needy families in the community. They are asking for gently used (and clean) winter apparel (hats, mittens, coats, scarves, gloves, boots, etc.), which can be dropped off in the front hall. Cindy Lunau has been emptying the bin regularly, and we thank you so much for your donations!


  • Eco Council: Thanks to all the students from grades one to four that participated in creating our Eco Friendly Bird Feeders. They are hanging proudly in the school garden and our winter birds will certainly enjoy the yummy treats!


  • Primary Christmas Concert: Thanks for your patience as we postponed the concert that was scheduled for yesterday. We didn’t want to take a chance with the safety of our families, and were heeding the weather warnings! Our new concert date is soon...on Monday, December 19th at 6:30 pm.


  • Grade 4 Generosity: Mrs. Kitching’s grade 4 class had a “Secret Santa” celebration with a twist this year. They gave gifts to someone in the class, created great clues to help classmates figure out who donated, and then donated ALL these toys to the Toys For Tots program. Tons of fun, and certainly the impact of their generosity will be appreciated by others. Way to go!


  • Elementary Optional Attendance 2017-2018: Halton students seeking placement at schools other than their home schools, do so by way of Optional Attendance. Applications are being accepted at home schools between Dec. 1, 2016 and Jan. 31-2017. Not all schools are open to Optional Attendance, and Brookville is one of those schools. For a list of schools open to Optional Attendance and to obtain a copy of the registration form you can go to the board website at www.hdsb.ca and click on the following: Schools --Transfer Schools Within the HDSB--Schools Open to Optional Attendance 2017--Elementary Optional Attendance Application Form


  • December Kindness Campaign: We are once again recognizing and celebrating random acts of kindness this month in keeping with our ongoing goal of promoting a positive and caring school climate.  Our Allies have been making morning announcements reminding students to strive at being good friends by being kind, nice, thoughtful, helpful and caring.  Students who are caught being kind by teachers and our Allies receive a “Caught Ya Being Kind” ticket that is then displayed on our “Kindness Heroes” bulletin board.  These students will be recognized and their acts of kindness will be celebrated at our Christmas assembly taking place on the last day of school before the break.  Families can reinforce kindness by catching their children being kind at home by pointing out the kind deed and sharing how these deeds have made a difference.   

  • Thank You! We wanted to say a special thank you to everybody who works so hard to make Brookville such a great place to be. Thanks to our wonderful teachers, educational assistants, Early Childhood Educators, Secretaries, Caretaking staff, Lunchroom Supervisors, School Council members and our parent volunteers. We really appreciate all that you do for our Brookville students.


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


  • French Teacher Update (Gr 6/7/8): Mme. Roundell has started her maternity leave, and we are pleased to officially announce that Mrs. Kaitlyn Young will be replacing her until the end of the school year. Mrs. Young has already been supplying in the class for the past few weeks, and has really been enjoying our students. Congratulations, Mrs. Young!


  • Grade 7 Health: This week the grade 7’s finished making smoothies as part of their health and nutrition unit. They worked cooperatively to create yummy masterpieces! Perhaps your child will show off their culinary skills for their families over the break!


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

  • Monday, December 19th: Primary Christmas Concert, 6:30 pm

  • Friday, December 23rd: Seasonal Sweater/PJ Spirit Day

  • Friday, December 23rd: Early Dismissal at 1:10 pm

  • Friday, December 23rd: Christmas Assembly 8:30 a.m., Parents are Welcome!

  • December 26th - January 8th, 2017: Christmas Break, No School

  • Monday, January 9th: Back to School!


Have a great weekend!

Mrs. DiMatteo & Ms. Carli



Friday, December 9th, 2016

As we start the weekend, here is a recap of some of our weekly highlights, reminders and upcoming events:


  • Inclement Weather: At this time of year, we wanted to remind families that when buses are cancelled due to inclement weather, Brookville School will be closed. The decision to cancel buses and/or close schools before the start of a school day will be made prior to 6:00 a.m. and radio/tv stations will be informed by 6:30 a.m. Please visit our school website for details about which stations/channels will post information as well as the websites http://www.haltonbus.ca and/or www.hdsb.ca for up-to-date inclement weather information. We also try to update our website and send a twitter message, in addition to an email that is sent from the board.


  • Holiday Giving: As part of our Brookville tradition of holiday giving, we are once again collecting canned goods (non-perishable items) in support of the Acton Holiday Hamper program. Donations need to be in to the school prior to December 14th, as they are being picked up on the 15th. We thank you in advance for supporting families in need.


  • Holiday Giving Program: Also in the spirit of giving, we continue to support this Christmas basket program and gather donations for local families in need. Information went home with details about specific family needs, sizes, requests, etc. Donations will need to be in by Tuesday, Dec. 13th to allow for delivery time. We are proud to be supporters for over 20 years of this great program.


  • Winter Clothing Donations: There is a bin in our front hall that is being used to collect “Clothes for Kids”, a donation program to support needy families in the community. They are asking for gently used (and clean) winter apparel (hats, mitts, coats, scarves, gloves, boots, etc.), which can be dropped off in the front hall. Already we have had two bins full that have been picked up to be distributed to those in need. Thank you for your generosity!


  • Eco Council: Starting this Monday, December 12th the Eco Council will be running their annual bird feeder craft during first break from 10:00am to 10:20am. This craft is open to interested students in grades one to three. Monday morning will be for grade ones, Tuesday will be for grade twos and Wednesday will be for grade threes. The Eco Council will meet students outside the library. Keep your eye on our learning garden, students will be hanging their bird feeders on the trees!


  • Primary Christmas Concert: Our JK-3 students will be performing in a Primary Christmas Concert next Thursday, December 15th. There is a dress rehearsal in the afternoon, starting at 1:00 pm, which parents are welcome to watch. The evening show will be held at 6:30 pm in the gym. Your children should be receiving detailed information through their classroom teachers on arrival times, what to wear, etc. We look forward to seeing some great performances!


  • Grade 6 Trip: The grade 6 classes had an awesome trip to The Second City Training Centre in Toronto today. We had the opportunity to take in a lively and funny performance, participate in some cooperative improv sessions and build some communication and performance skills that are useful in a wide variety of environments. A big thanks to Mr. Periard, Mr. Marques, Mr. Polkinghorne and Mrs. Arseneault for their supervision on the trip.


  • Primary Choir: Primary Choir has started this week.  Interested students in Gr.1-3 have signed up and are busy practising a song to perform at our Holiday Assembly on Dec. 23.  They all have a copy of our song and we will be practising on Tuesdays and Thursdays at first break.


  • Elementary Optional Attendance 2017-2018: Halton students seeking placement at schools other than their home schools, do so by way of Optional Attendance. Applications are being accepted at home schools between Dec. 1, 2016 and Jan. 31-2017. Not all schools are open to Optional Attendance, and Brookville is one of those schools. For a list of schools open to Optional Attendance and to obtain a copy of the registration form you can go to the board website at www.hdsb.ca and click on the following: Schools --Transfer Schools Within the HDSB--Schools Open to Optional Attendance 2017--Elementary Optional Attendance Application Form


  • Volleyball: Grade 5 & 6 girls interested in volleyball have been busy trying out for the girls 5/6 team.  We will continue tryouts next week on Tuesday 2nd break.  We will have the team chosen by the Christmas break & already have entered into 2 tournaments in January.


  • Basketball: We would like to thank Mr. Kirk and Mr. Knaggs, parents in our school, who have kindly offered to coach our intermediate boys basketball team.  Tryouts have been taking place this week and the final roster will be chosen by the Christmas break.  


  • December Kindness Campaign: We are once again recognizing and celebrating random acts of kindness this month in keeping with our ongoing goal of promoting a positive and caring school climate.  Our Allies have been making morning announcements reminding students to strive at being good friends by being kind, nice, thoughtful, helpful and caring.  Students who are caught being kind by teachers and our Allies receive a “Caught Ya Being Kind” ticket that is then displayed on our “Kindness Heroes” bulletin board.  These students will be recognized and their acts of kindness will be celebrated at our Christmas assembly taking place on the last day of school before the break.  Families can reinforce kindness by catching their children being kind at home by pointing out the kind deed and sharing how these deeds have made a difference.    


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

  • Tuesday, December 13th: See/Hear Screening

  • Thursday, December 15th: Primary Christmas Concert Dress Rehearsal, 1:00 pm

  • Thursday, December 15th: Primary Christmas Concert, 6:30 pm

  • Thursday, December 15th: Food Drive Pick up

  • Friday, December 23rd: Seasonal Sweater/PJ Spirit Day-Whether comfy pajamas, seasonal attire, or your favourite ‘ugly’ sweater, wear it on our pre-break spirit day.


Have a great weekend!

Mrs. DiMatteo & Ms. Carli




Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Wow, it’s already December! How the school year is flying by!  As we start the weekend, here is a recap of some of our weekly highlights, reminders and upcoming events:


  • Holiday Giving: As part of our Brookville tradition of holiday giving, we are once again collecting canned goods (non-perishable items) in support of the Acton Holiday Hamper program. Donations need to be in to the school prior to December 14th, as they are being picked up on the 15th. We thank you in advance for supporting families in need.


  • Holiday Giving Program: Also in the spirit of giving, we continue to support this Christmas basket program and gather donations for local families in need. Information is coming home on Monday with details about specific family needs, sizes, requests, etc. Donations will need to be in by Tuesday, Dec. 13th to allow for delivery time. We are proud to be supporters for over 20 years of this great program.


  • Winter Clothing Donations: There is a bin in our front hall that is being used to collect “Clothes for Kids”, a donation program to support needy families in the community. They are asking for gently used (and clean) winter apparel (hats, mitts, coats, scarves, gloves, boots, etc.), which can be dropped off in the front hall. Thanks in advance for your support as you clean out those closets!


  • Cashless:  Thank you for choosing to use the Cashless payment system as often as you can! Just a reminder when you are paying for field trips, pizza, hot lunch,  etc using the online payment system there is a cut off date.  Cashless is closed after the due date and you will not be able to see the options to pay. If you have any questions about accessing Cashless, and wish for more information, please contact us at the school office for assistance.


  • Pizza Orders: Pizza orders for January have now been sent home with your children. Forms and payment are due on December 8th to enable us to have the pizza program starting right after the Christmas Break.



  • Volleyball: The Grade 5 & 6 Volleyball teams for both boys and girls have begun their tryouts.  Good luck to all students trying out -it’s great to see such enthusiasm.  Tryouts are Tuesdays and Thursdays.


  • Skipping Team: It’s that time of year again.  Tryouts began this week for the Brookville Skipping Team.  Grade 3 and 4 students came out to show off their skills.  Next week will be other grades, please listen to the announcements for specifics.  Mrs. Hasselfeldt and Mrs. Badgley would like to thank all the boys and girls who came out to Skipping Club every Monday.  They learned many new skills and got lots of exercise!  Thank you to the skipping team leaders who helped to run the stations for Skipping Club.  


  • Book Fair: Our Scholastic Book Fair was an amazing success. Thanks to the Brookville Community for your participation in this event. With the credits earned from our sales over $1000 worth of new books will go back into the library.  Congratulations Quinn! Quinn in Mrs. Crossfield’s / Ms. Dinardo’s SK class was the winner of the Scholastic Book Fair Family Prize. She received $25 worth of books for her personal collection and an additional $25 went towards her classroom library. Winners of the Pumpkin/Gourd Character Contest also selected their prizes from the the Book Fair. Thanks again for your support it was a very successful event!


  • Eco Council: Eco Council spent some time in the Living Classroom garden pruning the trees in the mixed hardwood forest. Their next eco project  will be making bird feeders for interested students in the primary division. Stay tuned!


  • Coding Club: The Coding Club have been meeting this month to learn the basics of programming. Our Grade 3, 4, & 5 students have “maxed capacity” every Tuesday. Students can work on this great STEM initiative at home as well. Check out  https://code.org/ for full courses and different entry levels for “ages 6-106”.


  • School of Rock: A big turnout for School of Rock the last three weeks. Mr. St. Louis and our students are putting together their own takes on winter favourites for our December assembly.


  • Elementary Optional Attendance 2017-2018: Halton students seeking placement at schools other than their home schools, do so by way of Optional Attendance. Applications are being accepted at home schools between Dec. 1, 2016 and Jan. 31-2017. Not all schools are open to Optional Attendance, and Brookville is one of those schools. For a list of schools open to Optional Attendance and to obtain a copy of the registration form you can go to the board website at www.hdsb.ca and click on the following: Schools --Transfer Schools Within the HDSB--Schools Open to Optional Attendance 2017--Elementary Optional Attendance Application Form


  • Caribou Math Contest: Congratulations to all our Caribou Math contestants for participating in the November Contest. Some amazing results! Thanks to Mr. O’Neill and Mrs. O’Neill for their work with students on these contests.


  • A HUGE thank you to our Ally’s who worked very hard to create Compliment Posters that were spread around the school last week for Bullying Awareness Week!  We saw many students handing out and receiving kind words throughout the week.  The Primary classes even started to create their own Compliment Posters!  Let’s keep the positive messages going throughout the year!


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

  • Thursday, December 8th: Pizza orders due

  • Thursday, December 15th: Primary Christmas Concert, 6:30 pm (info to follow)

  • Thursday, December 15th: Food Drive Pick up

  • Friday, December 23rd: Seasonal Sweater/PJ Spirit Day-Whether comfy pajamas, seasonal attire, or your favourite ‘ugly’ sweater, wear it on our pre-break spirit day.


Have a great weekend!

Mrs. DiMatteo & Ms. Carli




Thursday, November 24th, 2016

We look forward to seeing our Brookville families around the school for student-led conferences this evening and tomorrow, and know you’ll be excited to hear about the successes and goals your children are setting!  As we start the weekend, here is a recap of some of our weekly highlights, reminders and upcoming events:


  • Thank You & Welcome Back: A huge thank you to Mr. Lyall who has been filling in as a VP here at Brookville for the last little while. We really appreciated his dedication and support to our students, staff and parents. While we will miss Mr. Lyall, we are VERY excited to welcome Ms. Carli back! She has really missed her friends here at Brookville and is excited to return. Welcome back!!


  • Farewell: We also want to bid a fond farewell to Mme. Roundell, our new grade 6,7,8 Core French teacher. Mme. Roundell is leaving to start her maternity leave, and to await the arrival of the newest member of her lovely family. We wish her well, and can’t wait for her return next year.


  • Elementary Optional Attendance 2017-2018: Halton students seeking placement at schools other than their home schools, do so by way of Optional Attendance. Applications are being accepted at home schools between Dec. 1, 2016 and Jan. 31-2017. Not all schools are open to Optional Attendance, and Brookville is one of those schools. For a list of schools open to Optional Attendance and to obtain a copy of the registration form you can go to the board website at www.hdsb.ca and click on the following: Schools --Transfer Schools Within the HDSB--Schools Open to Optional Attendance 2017--Elementary Optional Attendance Application Form


  • School Council: Our next School Council meeting is on Monday, November 28th at 7:00 pm in the Library. All are welcome!


  • Congratulations to Cam, Alex and Caleb as they visit Frank Hayden High School tomorrow to help out with the 2016 OFSAA “AAA” Boys Volleyball tournament.  We know you will be great representatives of Brookville and ambassadors for the HDSB. Good luck in your day!


  • The Grade 7’s are busy learning about healthy foods and the impacts healthy food choices have on their body. They will be working in the kitchen for the next couple of weeks, preparing delicious healthy snacks and foods. Bon Appetit!


  • The Primary intramurals have been a ball! All of the students participating in the soccer intramurals have shown great skill and sportsmanship. Thank you to all of the Grade 6, 7 and 8 students running the intramurals and the athletic council for organizing this activity for the younger students. The last week of primary intramurals will be the week of November 28th. Great work!  


  • Holiday Giving: As part of our Brookville tradition of holiday giving, we are once again collecting canned goods (non-perishable items) in support of the Acton Holiday Hamper program. Donations need to be in to the school prior to December 14th, as they are being picked up on the 15th. We thank you in advance for supporting families in need.


  • Holiday Giving Program: Also in the spirit of giving, we continue to support this Christmas basket program and gather donations for local families in need. Information will be out shortly with details about specific family needs, sizes, requests, etc. Donations will need to be in by Tuesday, Dec. 13th to allow for delivery time. We are proud to be supporters for over 20 years of this great program.


 

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

  • Friday, November 25th: PA Day (no school for students), interviews for some

  • Monday, November 28th: School Council Meeting, 7:00 pm

  • Thursday, December 1st: Milton District HS Band plays (10:50-11:30)

  • Thursday, December 15th: Primary Christmas Concert, 6:00 pm (info to follow)


Have a great weekend!

Mrs. DiMatteo & Ms. Carli



Friday, November 18th, 2016

With the sun and beautiful weather we’ve been having today, it’s hard to believe we’re expecting snow this weekend! As we start the weekend, here is a recap of some of our weekly highlights, reminders and upcoming events:



  • Report Cards & Student Led Conferences: Progress reports go home on Monday, November 21. Student-led conferences will be held during that week, primarily on Thursday evening and on Friday during the morning (PD Day). Information has been sent home with students to help us schedule our conference times.


  • Pediculosis (Head Lice): Today we have had a number of students (from a variety of classes), where head lice has been found. When a case is reported to the school we contact We Care, who comes to check all of the students in the class. If lice/nits/eggs are found, they continue to check the heads of students in other classes. At that time, parents of students with lice are contacted and asked to pick up their children. They then treat the case of lice and need to have their child declared free of lice before returning to school. Please make sure that you contact us at the school if your child has had lice, even if it has been treated, so that we can ensure other children are checked. We strongly encourage you to check your children over the weekend to monitor and prevent a further spread. More information about this can be found on the board website at (www.hdsb.ca).


  • Monitor in Front Hall: A HUGE thank you to our School Council and to our parent community for their generous support through fundraising initiatives. This week we had a large television monitor installed in the front hall, where we can share news, reminders, photos and more. Make sure to take a look the next time you are in the building. Thank you!!!!


  • Class 6-1 and 6-2 are excited to be sending their letters to their penpals in Kenya today. We have raised over $200 for the students! We can’t wait to hear back from them!


  • Elementary Optional Attendance 2017-2018: Halton students seeking placement at schools other than their home schools, do so by way of Optional Attendance. Applications are being accepted at home schools between Dec. 1, 2016 and Jan. 31-2017. Not all schools are open to Optional Attendance, and Brookville is one of those schools. For a list of schools open to Optional Attendance and to obtain a copy of the registration form you can go to the board website at www.hdsb.ca and click on the following: Schools --Transfer Schools Within the HDSB--Schools Open to Optional Attendance 2017--Elementary Optional Attendance Application Form


  • School Council: Our next School Council meeting is on Monday, November 28th at 7:00 pm in the Library. All are welcome!


  • Acton High School Parent Night: If your grade 8 student is going to be going to Acton High School, you are invited to a Grade 8 Parent Night on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.  Please note this is a new date than previously advertised.


  • Book Fair: The Scholastic Book Fair was set up today, and will run next week, from November 21-24th. This is a great opportunity to supplement your personal libraries at home as well as building the school library collection. If you have time in between your conferences, you may want to stop by the library and take a look.


  • Congratulations to the girls volleyball team who advanced to the division finals on Tuesday against Chris Hadfield. The girls showed leadership on and off the court and once again showed their tremendous skills. The girls played a great game with amazing serves, digs, hits and blocks! The games were extremely competitive from the first serve to the last but unfortunately did not end up on top. Congratulations girls! 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 score keepers as well. You all contributed to our wonderful success.

  



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

  • Monday, November 21st: Progress Reports sent home

  • Friday, November 25th: P.A. Day (Interviews, no school for students)

  • November 21-24: Scholastic Book Fair in the Library

  • Monday, November 28th: School Council Meeting, 7:00 pm

  • Thursday, December 15th: Primary Christmas Concert, 6:00 pm (info to follow)


Have a great weekend!

Mrs. DiMatteo & Mr. Lyall




Friday, November 11th, 2016

As we start the weekend, here is a recap of some of our weekly highlights, reminders and upcoming events:



  • Report Cards & Student Led Conferences: Progress reports go home on Monday, November 21. Student-led conferences will be held during that week, primarily on Thursday evening and on Friday during the morning (PD Day). Information will be coming home with students to help us schedule our conference times.


  • Acorn Cards Fundraiser:  This popular fundraiser from the past has made a re-appearance as our School Council has chosen to offer the Acorn Cards fundraising program this year. Student artwork and order forms have been sent home.  If you wish to order folding cards, postcards, calendars or placements, please complete the form and send in with your payment by Monday, November 14.  All cheques should be make payable to Brookville School Council.  We thank you for your continued support.


  • Christmas Wreaths:  If you missed your chance to order a wreath, door swag or votive, it is not too late.  Orders can still be handed in until Wed. Nov. 16.  Delivery will be around Dec. 1.  Cheques payable to Brookville School, or pay on cashless.


  • Elementary Optional Attendance 2017-2018: Halton students seeking placement at schools other than their home schools, do so by way of Optional Attendance. Applications are being accepted at home schools between Dec. 1, 2016 and Jan. 31-2017. Not all schools are open to Optional Attendance, and Brookville is one of those schools. For a list of schools open to Optional Attendance and to obtain a copy of the registration form you can go to the board website at www.hdsb.ca and click on the following: Schools --Transfer Schools Within the HDSB--Schools Open to Optional Attendance 2017--Elementary Optional Attendance Application Form


  • School Council: Our next School Council meeting is on Monday, November 28th at 7:00 pm in the Library. All are welcome!


  • Acton High School Parent Night: If your grade 8 student is going to be going to Acton High School, you are invited to a Grade 8 Parent Night on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.  Please note this is a new date than previously advertised.


  • Book Fair: The upcoming Scholastic Book Fair will be coming to Brookville the week of student/teacher conferences November 21-24th. This is a great opportunity to supplement your personal libraries at home as well as building the school library collection.


  • Girls Volleyball: Congratulations to the Girls volleyball team who won both playoff games this week. The girls continue to the division finals on Tuesday at Chris Hadfield after school. The girls have continued to play well throughout the regular season and playoffs demonstrating their tremendous skills on the court. Please come cheer on the girls, as they hope to continue to Wednesday’s cross division semifinals at Iroquois Ridge High School which will take place at 6pm. Good luck girls! We wish you the best!  Keep up the great work!


  • Boys Volleyball: Tuesday night, the Senior Boys volleyball team travelled to Milton to play in the quarter-finals.  The boys knew they were going to be in for a tough pair of games as Sam Sheratt finished the regular season in second place. In the first game, our Bengals showed moments of brilliance but eventually lost. In the second game, the boys made some great passes, blocks and spikes… and won! This forced a third game where Brookville played well, but lost a close game 15-11. The boys made steady improvement and showed determination throughout the season. A big thanks go out to all the parents who supported us this year (by driving and cheering!!), Mrs.O’Neill and Mr.Lyall for their awesome officiating and a special thank-you goes out to Caleb, Alex, Alex, and Joey for their awesome scorekeeping and working the lines. Thanks to Mr. Periard and Ms. Bernard for their superb coaching! Go Bengals!!


  • Remembrance Day: We were very proud of how respectful and caring our students were today for our Remembrance Day assembly. The assembly featured some poignant performances by students, and was completely student led.


  • Rabies Announcement from Halton Region: The Halton Region Health Department has received test results confirming cases of raccoon rabies found in skunks in Burlington. The rabies virus is spread through the saliva of an infected animal, usually entering through a bite or scratch. Halton Health Dept reminds anyone who comes into physical contact with a raccoon or other wild animal to see a physician immediately about post-exposure rabies treatment and to report the exposure to the Health Dept as soon as possible, by calling 311. The Health Department is reminding residents to: teach children to avoid unfamiliar cats and dogs, not to touch sick or dead animals and to observe wild animals from a distance, ensure dogs and cats are kept up-to-date with their rabies vaccinations, not allow pets to roam free and keep them indoors at night to prevent contact with wild animals, take pets that come in contact with a raccoon or other wild animal to a veterinarian for follow-up, not attempt to relocate wild animals.  More information about rabies is available at www.halton.ca/rabies


  • Coding Club: Coding Club has begun, and is offered for students from grades 3-8! Students who are interested in programming are still welcome to come out and join in the learning, just listen for on the announcements for the next meeting date. Thanks to Mr. O’Neill and Mrs. Stone for organizing this group!


  • Lunchroom Supervisors: We are looking for Supply Lunchroom Supervisors, who would be available to fill in when our regular team is unavailable. This is a paid position, with duties in our Kindergarten and Primary areas, where you work for an hour over the nutrition breaks. If you are interested in this, please contact us at the school for more information. It’s a rewarding way to get to know some of our amazing Brookville students


  • WE Team:  Thank you so much, Brookville Students and families!  Thanks to your overwhelming support, we donated nearly 3,000 food items to the Acton Food Share last week, nearly doubling our initial goal!  Looking forward, we are very excited to be sharing with you the initiatives and campaigns that we will be supporting throughout the rest of the school year!  The team has decided that for our Global connection, we will be supporting Haiti in the area of Clean Water and Sanitation.  If you would like to know more about why Haitians need help with this issue, please take time to read here: https://www.we.org/we-villages/where-we-work/haiti/



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

  • Tuesday, November 15: Moustache Spirit Day (for Movember)

  • Monday, November 21st: Progress Reports sent home

  • Friday, November 25th: P.A. Day (Interviews)

  • November 21-24: Scholastic Book Fair in the Library

  • Monday, November 28th: School Council Meeting, 7:00 pm


Have a great weekend!

Mrs. DiMatteo & Mr. Lyall



Friday, November 4th, 2016

We started the week off with Hallowe’en and lots of candy, and are ending it with above seasonal temperatures and a great weekend forecast! As we start the weekend, here is a recap of some of our weekly highlights, reminders and upcoming events:


  • Parent Night: Thanks to our School Council for sponsoring our parent event last night. Parents who attended had the opportunity to hear Sara Westbrook talk about managing emotions and making choices beyond your feelings. A great message which was  enjoyed by our attendees.


  • Sara Westbrook: Sara spoke with and presented to all of our students on Thursday. Her message to students was inspiring, and individual classes set goals and talked about choice making. We look forward to continuing this work with our students throughout the year.


  • Report Cards & Student Led Conferences: Progress reports go home on Monday, November 21. Student-led conferences will be held during that week, primarily on Thursday evening and on Friday during the morning (PD Day). Information will be coming home with students next week to help us schedule our conference times.


  • Acton High School Parent Night: If your grade 8 student is going to be going to Acton High School, you are invited to a Grade 8 Parent Night on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.  Please note this is a new date than previously advertised.


  • Black & Orange Day:  GO BENGALS! The spirit Brookville staff, students and volunteers demonstrated Monday was AWESOME. Everywhere you looked there was a sea of Black and Orange.  Thank you to all who participated. Keep up the great spirit!


  • Book Fair: The upcoming Scholastic Book Fair will be coming to Brookville the week of student/teacher conferences November 21-25th. This is a great opportunity to supplement your personal libraries at home as well as building the school library collection.


  • Girls Volleyball: Congratulations to the Girls Volleyball team who finished second in their division. The girls have shown great enthusiasm, skill and leadership on the court! They have been working very hard and their hard work has paid off! Our first playoff game is Tuesday, November 8th after school with home court advantage! Way to go girls! Keep up the great work!  


  • Boys Volleyball: Congratulations on the hard work this season which allowed us to advance into the playoffs. Our first game will be this coming Tuesday, November 8th at Sam Sherratt. We will need parent drivers to help get our team members to this game, so if any parents are available to drive on this date, please email Ms. Barnard at barnardb@hdsb.ca or Mr. Periard at periardr@hdsb.ca over the weekend so that we can make sure we have rides organized for Monday.  


  • Christmas Wreaths:  It is that time of year we start thinking of the holiday season.  Order Forms have been sent home for Holiday wreaths and votives.  Forms and payment are due back November 8, and delivery of these beautiful fragrant balsam wreaths will be around December 1.


  • Terry Fox Total: The Terry Fox Leadership team is so excited about final tallies on our fundraising efforts.  In September we asked each student bring in a Toonie to support the Terry Fox Foundation.  Brookville showed way more generosity and giving spirit than we imagined.  We were hoping to raise $650, instead we raised $3258.80!!!  Way to go Brookville!!


  • Magazine Fundraiser:  Catalogues have been sent home for the QSP Magazine Fundraiser.  Magazine subscriptions and renewals can be order online only by going to the website QSP.ca with our ONLINE ID: 3717287.  30% of sales are returned to the school. Funds raised will go to support our School Improvement Plan.  We thank you for your continued support.


  • School Council: Our next School Council meeting is on Monday, November 28th at 7:00 pm in the Library. All are welcome!


  • Coding Club: Coding Club has begun, and is offered for students from grades 3-8! Students who are interested in programming are still welcome to come out and join in the learning, just listen for on the announcements for the next meeting date. Thanks to Mr. O’Neill and Mrs. Stone for organizing this group!


  • Lunchroom Supervisors: We are looking for Supply Lunchroom Supervisors, who would be available to fill in when our regular team is unavailable. This is a paid position, with duties in our Kindergarten and Primary areas, where you work for an hour over the nutrition breaks. If you are interested in this, please contact us at the school for more information. It’s a rewarding way to get to know some of our amazing Brookville students


  • Lost & Found: Are you missing a sweatshirt or two? We might have them! Our Lost & Found box was already overflowing, primarily with sweatshirts, hoodies and jackets. We were able to return 12 items to students who had labelled their clothing, but the rest remains a mystery. If you can take a few moments to label your items, it’s easier to return them to you. Please drop by the school to check out the table, or ask your child to take a look. Unclaimed items will be donated next week to a charity.


  • Peanut and Allergen reminder:  From all accounts, our students had a great time over the  Halloween weekend and we certainly enjoyed our festivities here at the school.  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.



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


  • Friday, November 11th: Remembrance Day

  • Monday, November 21st: Progress Reports sent home

  • Friday, November 25th: P.A. Day (Interviews)

  • November 21-25: Scholastic Book Fair in the Library

  • Monday, November 28th: School Council Meeting, 7:00 pm


Have a great weekend!

Mrs. DiMatteo & Mr. Lyall



Friday, October 28, 2016

It was great to see so many creative costumes in the school today, and to see our students dancing in the gym! Another busy week here at Brookville with lots of great things going on. A few of the highlights and reminders for the week are:


  • Parent Night: Sara Westbrook is providing a parent night presentation on how to support our children in making character-based choices that develop the skills of Resilience, Confidence and Mental Well-Being. A flyer was sent home with further information, and we encourage you to join us for this adult only event and to bring a friend! She is here on Thursday, November 3rd from 6:30 - 7:45 pm.


  • Pumpkin Contest: The Pumpkin/Gourd decorating contest was an amazing success with over 80 entries. Thanks to all of the student participants ! Their character creations were colourful, creative and thoroughly enjoyed by all. Our panel of judges selected an overall winner from each grade.  Each of the winners will receive a book  prize from our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair in  November.

    • Thanasi (J.K)- Mike Wazowski from Monster Inc.

    • Rowie (S.K)-Mr. Bump

    • Bella (Gr 1)-Wilbur from Charlotte’s Web and Evie (Gr 1)-Draculaura

    • Ashton (Gr. 2)-Minion Stuart from Despicable Me

    • Brody (Gr. 3)-Geronimo Stilton

    • Harlean (Gr. 4)-Thing 1 from Dr. Seuss

    • Sidney (Gr. 5) -Chewbacca  from Star Wars

    • Lauren (Gr. 6)-The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    • Brianna (Gr. 7)-The Cat and the Hat

    • Rylie (Gr. 8)- Horton from Horton Hears a Who.


  • Book Fair: The upcoming Scholastic Book Fair will be coming to Brookville the week of student/teacher conferences November 21-25th. This is a great opportunity to supplement your personal libraries at home as well as building the school library collection.


  • Boys Volleyball: Our senior boys volleyball team played hard again this week as we travelled to two away games facing Irma Coulson and A.J. Macarthur. Our team continues to improve on serve-receive and communication on the court. With 3 practices this week the boys have been working hard to prepare for their tournament this weekend at Tiger Jeet Singh. A schedule of our games on Saturday was sent home today with the players. If for any reason this schedule does not make it home and you should need an additional copy, please feel free to email Ms. Barnard at barnardb@hdsb.ca and she can forward you a hard copy of the schedule. We look forward to lots of volleyball this weekend!!  


  • Girls Volleyball: The Girls volleyball team continued to play well this week against Anne J. MacArthur and Irma Coulson, winning both games. The girls are continuing to show improvements on the court and are working really well together. The continue to have strong serves, hits and digs. Keep up the great work girls!!!  Next week the girls face Ethel Gardiner on Tuesday and Boyne P.S on Thursday. Both games are away.


  • Intramurals: The students on the Athletic Council have been working hard to organize and run soccer intramurals for the Primary students. This is the second week the intramurals have been up and running. The Grade 1’s play Tuesday, Grade 2’s play Wednesdays and the Grade 3 and 4’s play Fridays. The Primary students have been showing great skill and cooperation and have been having a lot of fun and exercise! Thank you so much to those Grade 6, 7, and 8 Leaders helping out. They have done an amazing job! The next set of intramurals for the Junior and Intermediate students will be up and running shortly.  


  • Magazine Fundraiser:  Catalogues have been sent home for the QSP Magazine Fundraiser.  Magazine subscriptions and renewals can be order online only by going to the website QSP.ca with our ONLINE ID: 3717287.  30% of sales are returned to the school. Funds raised will go to support our School Improvement Plan.  We thank you for your continued support.


  • School Council: Our next School Council meeting is on Monday, November 28th at 7:00 pm in the Library. All are welcome!


  • We Team: We have been thrilled and overwhelmed with the support from every family here at Brookville for our We Scare Hunger campaign!  If you have a chance to stop by the school, take a look at our display which is overflowing with donated items!  We would like to thank everyone and if you have not yet donated, please consider the following list of most needed items: Canned Fruit, Cold Cereal, Milk (dry & canned), Canned potatoes, Jam, Canned meat, Scalloped potatoes, Instant potatoes, Perked & Instant Coffee, Sidekicks Pasta & Rice, Canned Juices, Cookies, Hot Chocolate, Sugar, Hot Chocolate, Hamburger helper, Jello and puddings, Cans of Chili and Stews, Chunky Soup,Pancake Mix / Syrup. Remember, together, We can Scare Hunger!



  • Lunchroom Supervisors: We are looking for Supply Lunchroom Supervisors, who would be available to fill in when our regular team is unavailable. This is a paid position, with duties in our Kindergarten and Primary areas, where you work for an hour over the nutrition breaks. If you are interested in this, please contact us at the school for more information. It’s a rewarding way to get to know some of our amazing Brookville students!



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


  • Monday, October 31: Hallowe’en Black & Orange Spirit Day

  • Wednesday, November 2: Dental Screening JK, SK, Grade 2’s

  • Thursday, Nov. 3rd: Sara Westbrook Presentation & Parent Night 6:30-7:45pm

  • Friday, November 11th: Remembrance Day


Have a great weekend!

Mrs. DiMatteo & Mr. Lyall



Friday, October 21, 2016

With the rainy weather this week, it has certainly felt more like fall! Don’t forget to send your children with clothing appropriate for the changing weather. A few highlights and reminders for the week are:


  • Pumpkin Contest: Brookville School’s “Pumpkin Fun for Everyone” .The Library Learning Commons will be getting into the fall spirit by having a pumpkin/gourd decorating contest of a favourite book character. Information flyers were sent home with students. Entry deadline is Oct. 24th.


  • Parent Night: Sara Westbrook is providing a parent night presentation on how to support our children in making character-based choices that develop the skills of Resilience, Confidence and Mental Well-Being. A flyer is being sent home on Monday with further information, but we encourage you to join us for this adult only event, and to bring a friend! She is here on Thursday, November 3rd from 6:30 - 7:45 pm.


  • Evacuation  Drill: This week we conducted our first Evacuation Drill. Our students followed protocol very well, and ended the drill with a walk through Brookville Park. Well done!


  • Magazine Fundraiser:  Catalogues have been sent home for the QSP Magazine Fundraiser.  Magazine subscriptions and renewals can be order online only by going to the website QSP.ca with our ONLINE ID: 3717287.  30% of sales are returned to the school. Funds raised will go to support our School Improvement Plan.  We thank you for your continued support.


  • School Council: Our next School Council meeting is on Monday, November 28th at 7:00 pm in the Library. All are welcome!


  • We Team: WOW! We Day was incredible! As 18 students from the We Team headed to downtown Toronto to the Air Canada Centre on October 19th, we were unsure what to expect, attending our first We Day.  It ended up being a day of inspiration, excitement and planning and the We Team is so excited to share with you what we are planning for the upcoming months and the causes that we will be focusing on! A huge thank you to Mme. Roundell for organizing, supervising and facilitating this amazing experience for our children!


  • We Scare Hunger: This We Team initiative is under way and we are looking forward to seeing your support roll in with non-perishable and canned food items! Here are a list of most needed items: Canned Fruit, Cold Cereal, Milk (dry & canned), Canned potatoes, Jam, Canned meat, Scalloped potatoes, Instant potatoes, Perked & Instant Coffee, Sidekicks Pasta & Rice, Canned Juices, Cookies, Hot Chocolate, Sugar, Hot Chocolate, Hamburger helper, Jello and puddings, Cans of Chili and Stews, Chunky Soup,Pancake Mix / Syrup. Remember, together, We can Scare Hunger!


  • Volleyball: The girls Volleyball team continued to play well this week showing their tremendous effort and skill. They won 2 of 3 sets against P.L. Robertson on Monday, and all 3 sets against MSB Thursday. The girls play against Irma Coulson at Brookville on Tuesday, and against Anne. J. MacArthur Wednesday which is also at Brookville. Good luck girls! Keep up the great work!


  • Cashless Schools: We are PROUD to be a Cashless School, and encourage our families to sign up for the Cashless payment system. It makes all payments quick, easy and eliminates the need to send cash and cheques. Even more convenient, you get an instant receipt that your payment was made. You can find out more information and sign up for this service by visiting the Cashless site, which is on our school website. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the school.  


  • Community Updates: Cindy Lunau, our Town Councillor, sends a "Nass News" email - an email version of Town/Council issues & decisions that may interest Nassagaweya residents. If you do not already receive this & wish to be included, you can send her an email.  Events & Nass News are also posted on her website: www.cindylunau.ca If there is an event you wish to have included, email cindy@in.on.ca


  • We are on Twitter, and you can follow us @BrookvillePS. As well, our twitter feed appears on our website, if you want to see what it’s all about!


  • Lunchroom Supervisors: We are looking for Supply Lunchroom Supervisors, who would be available to fill in when our regular team is unavailable. This is a paid position, with duties in our Kindergarten and Primary areas, where you work for an hour over the nutrition breaks. If you are interested in this, please contact us at the school for more information. It’s a rewarding way to get to know some of our amazing Brookville students!


  • Hand Washing: As the cold and flu season is upon us, please review proper hand washing techniques with your children. It’s important that they take the time to wash their hands properly, so that we can keep germs to a minimum.


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


  • Tuesday, October 25 : Girls volleyball against Irma Coulson @ Brookville

  • Wednesday, October 26: Girls volleyball against Anne J. MacArthur @ Brookville

  • Friday, October 28: Costume Spirit Day & Parade for Primary

  • Monday, October 31: Hallowe’en Black & Orange Day

  • Thursday, Nov. 3rd: Sara Westbrook Presentation & Parent Night (more info to follow)


Have a great weekend!

Mrs. DiMatteo & Mr. Lyall



Thursday, October 6, 2016 Don’t forget that tomorrow is a PD Day, and there is no school for students. We want to wish all of our families a Happy Thanksgiving, and hope you enjoy the extra-long weekend with your family. A few highlights and reminders for the week are:

  • Cross Country: Congratulations to Brookville’s 105 members of the Cross Country for their meet at Sherwood Forest park on Monday. Students showed their Brookville spirit by cheering each other on and represented Brookville well in all age categories. A huge thank you goes to all the parents who came and supported the event and cheered on Brookville. As well as our Grade 8 leaders who took groups of students over to the start line and helped them prepare for the start of the race.
  • P.A. Day: Tomorrow, October 7th is a P.A. Day. Our staff will be offsite participating in Professional Development in the areas of Math and FDK (Full Day Kindergarten). We are excited about this day of learning and working alongside other school teams.
  • Meet the Teacher Night: What a great night! Thanks to all of our families for coming out to meet the teachers, enjoy a BBQ and tour the school. It was such a great community feeling, and we know our students were looking forward to introducing you to their teachers!
  • Sub Days: Orders have been sent home for our Friday Sub Days. If you wish to order sub lunches for your child, please complete form and return to your child’s teacher by Fri. Oct. 14. These days will begin on October 21st and run for 8 weeks until December 16th. Preferred payment is by CASHLESS. Cash and Cheques can also be used.
  • Picture Orders: Student Picture Orders were due October 5. If you have not handed yours in, please send in with your child on Tuesday October 11. Thank you.
  • Picture retakes: Picture retakes will be on Thursday October 20 for those students who missed picture day, or require a retake.
  • Terry Fox Walk/Run: The weather was much more cooperative this week, and we were finally able to get our Terry Fox Walk/Run in. Thanks to our community for your support of this event, and to our students for their dedication and interest in this great cause.
  • Magazine Fundraiser: Catalogues have been sent home for the QSP Magazine Fundraiser. Magazine subscriptions and renewals can be order online only by going to the website QSP.ca with our ONLINE ID: 3717287. 30% of sales are returned to the school. Funds raised will go to support our School Improvement Plan. We thank you for your continued support.
  • The We Team leaders are gearing up for our upcoming Food Drive, “We Scare Hunger”. We are so excited to be able to support families within our local community to get our year of giving back and contribution rolling! 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!
  • Bus Safety Presentations: We had two Bus Safety presentations today, one for Primary students and one for Jun/Int students. Our Brookville students represented us very well and were respectful, responsive and engaged. Please ask your child(ren) what their favourite part of the presentation was. Personally, I really enjoyed watching the Jn/Int presentation about youth volunteering across Canada. As for the primary presentation, Buster the talking Bus is always a crowd pleaser. Throughout both presentations students were reminded about the importance of sitting properly in their seats, looking forward and talking quietly to the people beside them. Bus safety is something we ALL need to practise every day.
  • PIC (Parent Involvement Committee) Conference: The 9th Annual PIC Conference for parents, guardians and members of the community will be held on Saturday, October 15th at Craig Kielburger S.S. Information about this conference can be found by on the board website.
  • Pediculosis (Head Lice): We have had a few cases of lice here at Brookville School, and wanted to make parents aware so that you can take extra care to check your children’s hair more frequently. When a case is reported to the school we contact We Care, who comes to check all of the students in the class. If lice/nits/eggs are found, they continue to check the heads of students in other classes. At that time, parents of students with lice are contacted and asked to pick up their children. They then treat the case of lice and need to have their child declared free of lice before returning to school. If a case has been found in your child’s class, we will send families a letter by email to indicate this. Please make sure that you contact us at the school if your child has had lice, even if it has been treated, so that we can ensure other children are checked. More information about this can be found on the board website (www.hdsb.ca), and on last week’s “Buzz” also on our school website.
  • Cashless Schools: We are PROUD to be a Cashless School, and encourage our families to sign up for the Cashless payment system. It makes all payments quick, easy and eliminates the need to send cash and cheques. Even more convenient, you get an instant receipt that your payment was made. You can find out more information and sign up for this service by visiting the Cashless site, which is on our school website. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the school.
  • Community Updates: Cindy Lunau, our Town Councillor, sends a "Nass News" email - an email version of Town/Council issues & decisions that may interest Nassagaweya residents. If you do not already receive this & wish to be included, you can send her an email. Events & Nass News are also posted on her website: www.cindylunau.ca If there is an event you wish to have included, email cindy@in.on.ca
  • We are on Twitter, and you can follow us @BrookvillePS. As well, our twitter feed appears on our website, if you want to see what it’s all about!
  • Lunchroom Supervisors: We are looking for Supply Lunchroom Supervisors, who would be available to fill in when our regular team is unavailable. This is a paid position, with duties in our Kindergarten and Primary areas, where you work for an hour over the nutrition breaks. If you are interested in this, please contact us at the school for more information. It’s a rewarding way to get to know some of our amazing Brookville students!
  • Hallowe'en / Black & Orange Day: This year our students are invited to participate in a costume spirit day on Friday, October 28th, where our primary students will have the opportunity to parade through the school for our older students to watch. Please remember that costumes are to be appropriate, not include weapons, and may not be too scary. We also ask that costumes be easy to remove so that they don't interfere with outside play time, lunch, recess, gym class, etc. On Hallowe'en (Oct. 31st), which is on a Monday this year, students are invited to wear Black & Orange if they wish.
Upcoming Events: (You can also view our school calendar on our website)
  • Friday, Oct. 7: P.A. Day, no school for students
  • Monday, Oct. 10: Thanksgiving Holiday, no school
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11: Boys Volleyball at Brookville
  • Thursday, Oct. 13: Big Crunch Apple Eating Day
  • Wednesday Oct. 19: We Day Family Event for We Team!
  • Thursday, Oct 20 : Picture Retake Day
  • Thursday, Oct 20: School Council Mtg. 7:00 pm
  • Friday, Oct. 28: Costume Spirit Day
  • Monday, Oct. 31: Black & Orange Spirit Day for Hallowe'en
  • Thursday, Nov. 3rd: Sara Westbrook Presentation & Parent Night (more info to follow)
Have a great long weekend!


Mrs. DiMatteo & Mr. Lyall




Friday, September 30, 2016

Thanks to all of our staff and students for a great first month of school!  A few highlights and reminders for the week are:


  • The We Team leaders are gearing up for our upcoming Food Drive, “We Scare Hunger”. We are so excited to be able to support families within our local community to get our year of giving back and contribution rolling!  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!


  • Meet the Teacher Night: Our Meet the Teacher Night is coming up this Tuesday, October 4th from 5:30-7:30 pm, and our teachers can’t wait to meet our Brookville families! We are also pleased that Harvey’s is providing a BBQ for families interested in eating at the school. They will be offering hamburgers, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs, alone or in combinations with pop and chips. No pre-ordering is required for this event. We will put pricing on our website next week. We hope to see you there!


  • Spirit Wear Orders: We will have a table set up in the front foyer during Meet the Teacher Night with sizing samples of our Spirit Wear offerings. Order forms will be available that night if you want to take any with you. We look forward to offering a wider selection of clothing options to our students this year, and encourage you to stop by the sizing area to check out some of the product to ensure a proper fit.


  • Terry Fox Run: We had an inspiring Terry Fox Assembly on Thursday Sept 29, put on by Mrs. Kitching and Mrs. Bradley’s classes.  Unfortunately, due to the weather we were not able to go out for the run as we usually do, however we will reschedule our Terry Fox Run for Wednesday October 5 at 1:00 pm.  


  • The Terry Fox Leadership Team set a goal for our school to raise $650 for the Terry Fox Foundation.  We underestimated the generosity of the Brookville community.

At this time, the unofficial count for donations is $2296!!!  That is more than 3 times as much as we were hoping for!  Way to make a difference, Brookville!  We will continue to accept donations until Thursday October 6, so if you have not sent in your toonie or pledge forms, please send them in next week.  Stay tuned for the total amount that Brookville will be sending to the Terry Fox Foundation.


  • The Grade 7 & 8 classes participated in the Global Cardboard Challenge today, and boy did they have fun!  Students got to create something from (clean) recycled materials, in an activity that was all about innovation, imagination, and creativity with many links to the curriculum. The "Global" event is Saturday, October 1st. For more information:http://imagination.is/our-projects/cardboard-challenge/ Caine’s Arcade is an inspiring story that the students have watched to get their “minds on” the GCC. https://youtu.be/faIFNkdq96U


  • PIC (Parent Involvement Committee) Conference: The 9th Annual PIC Conference for parents, guardians and members of the community will be held on Saturday, October 15th at Craig Kielburger S.S. Information about this conference can be found by on the board website.


  • Pediculosis (Head Lice): We have had a few cases of lice here at Brookville School, and wanted to make parents aware so that you can take extra care to check your children’s hair more frequently. When a case is reported to the school we contact We Care, who comes to check all of the students in the class. If lice/nits/eggs are found, they continue to check the heads of students in other classes. At that time, parents of students with lice are contacted and asked to pick up their children. They then treat the case of lice and need to have their child declared free of lice before returning to school. If a case has been found in your child’s class, we will send families a letter by email to indicate this. Please make sure that you contact us at the school if your child has had lice, even if it has been treated, so that we can ensure other children are checked. More information about this can be found on the board website (www.hdsb.ca), and on last week’s “Buzz” also on our school website.


  • P.A. Day: Next Friday, October 7th is a P.A. Day. Our staff will be offsite participating in Professional Development in the areas of Math and FDK (Full Day Kindergarten). We are excited about this day of learning and working alongside other school teams.


  • Hot Lunch: Hot lunch began this week, and our students seemed to really enjoy it! A huge thank you to the dedicated parents who spent many days counting money, tallying orders and making all of the arrangements for this program. It’s a huge undertaking, and we really appreciate the work that they do to make this happen for our students. A reminder, especially if you didn’t order for all weeks, to please make note in your child’s agenda of which days you ordered lunch for them. Sometimes, especially with our younger students, they don’t know which days they are getting lunches, and this becomes challenging for our volunteers to sort out with them. We strongly encourage you to use our Cashless system when ordering, as it definitely makes it much easier for our volunteers, and helps to eliminate errors. If you need assistance with setting up the Cashless system, please call the school office, and we are happy to help you!


  • Sub Days: Sub Days are coming, and we will keep you informed of the dates as they are available.


  • Cashless Schools: We are PROUD to be a Cashless School, and encourage our families to sign up for the Cashless payment system. It makes all payments quick, easy and eliminates the need to send cash and cheques. Even more convenient, you get an instant receipt that your payment was made. You can find out more information and sign up for this service by visiting the Cashless site, which is on our school website. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the school.  


  • Fire Drill & Lockdown Drill: We had another successful Fire Drill this week, and have one to go this Fall where we will be joined by the Fire Department.  Next we will be scheduling a Lockdown Drill. Should you arrive at school to pick your child up during the Lockdown drill, you will note a sign on the front door indicating that a drill is in progress. Thanks for your patience as we practice these drills with our students.


  • Community Updates: Cindy Lunau, our Town Councillor, sends a "Nass News" email - an email version of Town/Council issues & decisions that may interest Nassagaweya residents. If you do not already receive this & wish to be included, you can send her an email.  Events & Nass News are also posted on her website: www.cindylunau.ca If there is an event you wish to have included, email cindy@in.on.ca


  • We are on Twitter, and you can follow us @BrookvillePS. As well, our twitter feed appears on our website, if you want to see what it’s all about!


  • Lunchroom Supervisors: We are looking for Supply Lunchroom Supervisors, who would be available to fill in when our regular team is unavailable. This is a paid position, with duties in our Kindergarten and Primary areas, where you work for an hour over the nutrition breaks. If you are interested in this, please contact us at the school for more information. It’s a rewarding way to get to know some of our amazing Brookville students!


  • Eco Council Update: The Eco Council’s  first project this year is to spearhead “Walking Wednesdays” beginning Wednesday October 5th, 2016. The month of October is “International Walk to School Month.” Although the majority of Brookville students are bussed to school, one way we can show our support towards this special event is by encouraging students to get involved by participating in Walking Wednesdays at first break recess each Wednesday for the month of October. In doing so we hope to track the distance,  promote physical fitness and also an appreciation for the outdoors. When possible walking is a very simple way to help reduce our carbon footprint and keeps us healthy at the same time.  Keep Brookville Green!


  • Congratulations to all the girls who made the Senior Girls Volleyball team. It was a tough decision this year as everyone worked extremely hard and showed us some great stuff on the court. We look forward to the upcoming season which starts October 11th.


  • A big thanks to all the Grade 7 and 8 boys who are trying out for the Senior Boys Volleyball team. The tryouts have been very productive, worthwhile, and will continue into next week. We look forward to setting the team later on in the week. The upcoming season starts October 11th at Brookville.


  • Library Club meets weekly for students in grades three, four and five. Our current project is making a Fall Book Display case in time for Brookvilles Open House.


  • Cross Country meet is on Monday Oct. 3rd.  Parents are welcome to come and cheer Brookville on.  The meet is at Sherwood Forest Park in Burlington and starts at 10:00; rain or shine!  Students are encouraged to wear Brookville spirit wear to the meet, we will have extra Brookville jerseys on hand for those students who need one. If the weather is not cooperating, the decision to postpone will be made on Sunday by the facilitators of the meet. Please check Twitter and our school website for details about this on Sunday night/Monday morning.


  • We would like to welcome Mr. Lyall to Brookville! Mr. Lyall is a retired administrator, who was formerly a VP at Brookville. He is filling in for Ms. Carli right now, and he looks forward to saying hello when you see him at the Meet the Teacher Night.



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

  • Monday, Oct. 3: Cross Country Meet

  • Tuesday, Oct. 4: Meet the Teacher Night & BBQ (5:30-7:30 pm)

  • Wednesday, Oct. 5: Walk to School Launch/ Terry Fox Rescheduled Walk

  • Thursday, Oct. 6: Bus Safety Presentations

  • Friday, Oct. 7: P.A. Day, no school for students

  • Monday, Oct. 10: Thanksgiving Holiday, no school

  • Wednesday Oct. 19: We Day Family Event for We Team!

  • Thursday, Oct 20 : Picture Retake Day

  • Thursday, Nov. 3rd: Sara Westbrook Presentation & Parent Night (more info to follow)


Have a great weekend!

Mrs. DiMatteo & Mr. Lyall



Friday, September 23, 2016


Officially we have now left summer behind, and have moved into fall! Just a reminder to dress according to the changing weather, as students are outside several times throughout the day. A few highlights and reminders for the week are:


  • Meet the Teacher Night: Our Meet the Teacher Night has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 4th from 5:30-7:30 pm, and our teachers can’t wait to meet our Brookville families! We are also pleased that Harvey’s is providing a BBQ for families interested in eating at the school. They will be offering hamburgers, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs, alone or in combinations with pop and chips. No pre-ordering is required for this event. We will put pricing on our website next week. We hope to see you there!


  • Terry Fox Run: (Written by our student leaders) It’s that time of year! The Terry Fox Run is here! Brookville is happy to inform you that this year’s annual school Terry Fox Run is taking place on September 29th at 1 p.m.  Remember to send your children with lots of water, sunscreen, and enthusiastic energy!  We will be accepting Toonies for Terry donations, parents are asked to donate to the Terry Fox Foundation!   Families who are interested in collecting pledges will have pledge forms sent home with your child. You can ask your neighbours and relatives for donations to help Brookville reach their school donation goal of $650!  Let’s work hard, be nice and make a difference by running for Terry Fox!


  • PIC (Parent Involvement Committee) Conference: The 9th Annual PIC Conference for parents, guardians and members of the community will be held on Saturday, October 15th at Craig Kielburger S.S. Information about this conference can be found by following this link and again through this link. Alternatively, you can find this on the board website.


  • Pediculosis (Head Lice) Protocol: At this time of year we sometimes see an increase in the cases of lice that are reported to the school. When a case is reported, we contact We Care, who comes to check all of the students in a specific class. When a case is found, they continue to check the heads of students in other classes of siblings, etc. At that time, parents of students where a case has been found are contacted and asked to pick up their children. They then treat the case of lice (see this link for Health Department Info) and need to have their child declared free of lice before returning to school. We endeavour to inform you if a case of lice has been found in your child’s class. More information about this can be found on the board website (www.hdsb.ca).



  • Pizza Days: Our first Pizza day will be Monday September 26.  Our first session of pizza Mondays will run until December 12th. The Hub in Acton will be our pizza provider for this first session of pizza.


  • Hot Lunch will begin Wednesday September 28.  Orders and Forms were due September 23.  If you missed ordering, you can still send your form and money in on Monday morning.


  • Sub Days:  Sub Days will begin on Friday, October 14th.  Order forms will be going home next week.   Just a friendly reminder that now is a great time to update your cashless account in time to order subs.


  • Cashless Schools: We encourage our families to sign up for the Cashless payment system. It makes all payments quick, easy and eliminates the need to send cash and cheques. Even more convenient, you get an instant receipt that your payment was made. You can find out more information and sign up for this service by visiting the Cashless site, which is found out through this link, or by looking under the parent tab on the www.hdsb.ca website. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the school.  


  • School Council: We had a great first meeting this past week, and wanted to thank our Council members for their dedication and support. Continuing in their executive roles are: Reuben St. Louis (Chair), Nichole Brock (Secretary) and Joanne Shea (Treasurer). New to the executive this year is Jeff Cornthwaite, who is taking on the Vice Chair position. Thanks also to Donna Danielli, our Trustee for joining the meeting, and to Cindy Lunau, our Town Councillor, for continuing on as the community representative. The next council meeting will be held on Thursday, October 20th at 7:00 pm.


  • Fire Drill & Lockdown Drill: In the next few weeks we will be conducting another Fire Drill, as well as a Lockdown Drill. Should you arrive at school to pick your child up during the Lockdown drill, you will note a sign on the front door indicating that a drill is in progress. Thanks for your patience as we practice these drills with our students.


  • Late arrivals: Just a reminder that should your child need to arrive late, they are to check in at the office for a late slip before heading to class. Please note that the beginning of the day is an important time for students to receive lessons and instructions to begin tasks. We encourage all students to do their best to arrive on time.


  • Community Updates: Cindy Lunau, our Town Councillor, sends a "Nass News" email - an email version of Town/Council issues & decisions that may interest Nassagaweya residents. If you do not already receive this & wish to be included, you can send her an email.  Events & Nass News are also posted on her website: www.cindylunau.ca If there is an event you wish to have included, email cindy@in.on.ca



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

  • Thursday, Sept. 29: Terry Fox Run

  • Monday, Oct. 3: Cross Country Meet

  • Tuesday, Oct. 4: Meet the Teacher Night & BBQ (5:30-7:30 pm)

  • Friday, Oct. 7: P.A. Day

  • Thursday, Oct 20 : Picture Retake Day

  • Thursday, Nov. 3rd: Sara Westbrook Presentation & Parent Night (more info to follow)


Have a great weekend!

Mrs. DiMatteo & Ms. Carli




Friday, September 16, 2016


We’re really back into the swing of things now, and students are engaged in learning! It’s great to see our students playing and working together, and showing outstanding leadership skills. A few highlights and reminders for the week are:


  • Meet the Teacher Night: Our Meet the Teacher Night has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 4th from 5:30-7:30 pm, and our teachers can’t wait to meet our Brookville families! We are also pleased that Harvey’s is providing a BBQ for families interested in eating at the school. They will be offering hamburgers, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs, alone or in combinations with pop and chips. No pre-ordering is required for this event. We will put pricing on our website next week. We hope to see you there!


  • Terry Fox Run: (Written by our student leaders) It’s that time of year! The Terry Fox Run is here! Brookville is happy to inform you that this year’s annual school Terry Fox Run is taking place on September 29th at 1 p.m.  Remember to send your children with lots of water, sunscreen, and enthusiastic energy!  We will be accepting Toonies for Terry donations, parents are asked to donate to the Terry Fox Foundation!   Families who are interested in collecting pledges will have pledge forms sent home with your child. You can ask your neighbours and relatives for donations to help Brookville reach their school donation goal of $650!  Let’s work hard, be nice and make a difference by running for Terry Fox!

  • Sara Westbrook: Sadly, our exciting presentation by Sara Westbrook, which was scheduled for this past Wednesday, had to be postponed as Sara became quite ill and was unable to perform. This presentation has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 3rd instead.


  • Pizza Forms: Forms for our pizza program have gone home this week. For this first term we are trying a new provider, “The Hub” in Acton. Forms are due on Tuesday, September 20th so that our pizza program can begin on Monday, September 26th.

  • Hot Lunch:  Hot Lunch Wednesdays will begin soon.  Forms will go home on Tuesday September 20, 2016.  We have new menu items, as well as Gluten free options offered each week.


  • School Council: Our first meeting of the year is on Monday (September 19th) at 7:00 pm in the library. We invite you to join us to hear our student report, teacher and Principal updates, and to hear about the roles available on school council. If you wish to run for a position on council executive (Chair/Co-Chair/Treasurer/Secretary), please contact the Principal,  Mrs. DiMatteo at the school for further information.


  • Fire Drill: Today we had our first fire drill practice of the year, and our students did a great job! They exited the building quickly, quietly and we couldn’t have asked for a smoother drill. We will have two more fire drills, one with the Fire Department, in the next several weeks.


  • Late arrivals: Just a reminder that should your child need to arrive late, they are to check in at the office for a late slip before heading to class. Please note that the beginning of the day is an important time for students to receive lessons and instructions to begin tasks. We encourage all students to do their best to arrive on time.


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

  • Monday, Sept. 19: School Council Meeting, 7:00 pm in Library

  • Thursday, Sept. 29: Terry Fox Run

  • Monday, Oct. 3: Cross Country Meet

  • Tuesday, Oct. 4: Meet the Teacher Night & BBQ (5:30-7:30 pm)

  • Friday, Oct. 7: P.A. Day

  • Thursday, Oct 20 : Picture Retake Day

  • Thursday, Nov. 3rd: Sara Westbrook Presentation


Have a great weekend!

Mrs. DiMatteo & Ms. Carli




Friday, September 9, 2016

Welcome Back to all! It has been a great summer for everyone to enjoy the outdoors and we hope everyone had an opportunity to enjoy family, friends and the fantastic weather.  We want to welcome back our returning students and staff, and extend a warm Brookville welcome to all of the newest members of our Brookville family. The custodial staff and office staff have been working hard to ensure a successful and smooth opening, and teachers were busy preparing to meet their students. Below is a highlight of messages and activities for the week:


  • School Information Packages: This week parents received a comprehensive package of materials related to school programs. Please read, complete and return all forms immediately to the homeroom teacher. A checklist is included to ensure all pieces are signed. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher, or the office staff, and we’ll be happy to assist you. All forms are due back by Monday, September 12, 2016.


  • Photo Day: Our photo day this year is on Tuesday, September 13th (next week!). Notices went home today with our students with more information. We can’t wait to see all of those great smiles!


  • Sara Westbrook Presentation for Students: Last year our students were inspired, engaged and motivated to demonstrate their “U-Power” by Sara. Her messages tie in well to our school motto of “work hard, be nice and make a difference”, as well as with the HDSB Mental Health strategy. Her focus is on helping students to make positive choices and develop resiliency. We are fortunate enough to have Sara returning to work with us on Wednesday, September 14th for the day. Don’t forget to ask your children about her positive message at the end of the day!


  • School Council:  If you are interested in being a general member or an executive member (chair, secretary, treasurer) of the School Council please contact the school for further information.  Our first School Council Meeting is on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the library, and all are welcome to attend.


  • Parking Lot / Kiss & Ride: We ask that you please adhere to the posted signs in the main parking lot during bus times. Parents are asked not to enter the lot at these times, to allow for all of our busses to enter safely. If there is a spot free in the Kiss & Ride area, you are welcome to park there, but please do not block the quick-drop area, to allow others to enter and leave. Another solution may be to park at Brookville Park and walk through the path to the school yard. Thanks for helping us to keep our students safe!


  • Clothing / Dressing for the Weather: This becomes the tricky time of year where we can sometimes experience what feels like many seasons in one single day (well, not this week...but soon!). If our students are dressed in layers, it’s easier for them to adjust their clothing for outdoor play as the temperatures change throughout the day. Don’t forget to label those sweatshirts, as we usually end up with a Lost & Found bin full of them!


  • New Staff: We have had a lot of exciting new changes to our staff this year. A full staff list with email and website and/or Twitter addresses is on our website (www.brv.hdsb.ca). We want to welcome the following staff members to Brookville….

    • Mrs. Peck, who is assisting in Grade 1 with Mrs. Smart

    • Ms. Barnard~ Grade 3

    • Mr. Marques~ Grade 6

    • Mrs. Stone~ Grade 7

    • Mr. Feaver~ Grade 7&8 Math

    • Mme. Roundell~ Intermediate French

    • Mrs. Maya~ Early Childhood Educator

    • Mrs. Jurak~ Educational Assistant

    • Mrs. King~ Educational Assistant


  • School Communication: We endeavour to provide weekly communication through this email newsletter (Brookville Buzz). This is sent automatically to parents through the email addresses that are in our system. If you know of somebody who isn’t receiving this, please encourage them to contact the office to check their email address. As well, we put a copy of this weekly message on our website for all to access.


  • Twitter: We have a school Twitter account and we invite you to follow us! We can be found at @BrookvillePS. Once we have our photo permission forms sent in, we try to send regular communication through Twitter to our families. It’s a great way to give you a glimpse into some of the happenings in our school, and to provide some quick reminders. You can also view our Twitter feed on the school website (on the left hand side of the page).


  • Cross country forms have gone out & are due back on Monday for any students in Grade 3-8 interested in running with our cross country team.  We will practice Monday, Wednesday and Fridays @ first break (10:00) up at Brookville Park.  This is a short season, so students are encouraged to attend all practices in order to be on the team for our Oct. 3rd meet.


  • Volunteering: We are always looking for volunteers to assist in the school, and certainly can’t do it without you! If you are interested in volunteering, and are new to volunteering, please stop by the office (or call) to pick up the volunteer application form and to receive information about obtaining your police check with vulnerable sector screening. If you have already been a volunteer here, please stop by the office as well to complete the new Offence Declaration forms. This paperwork is required to work in the school with students and to accompany students on field trips. Thanks in advance to all of our volunteers for all of your help!


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

  • Tues. Sept. 13: Photo Day for all students

  • Wed. Sept. 14: Sara Westbrook Presentation for students

  • Mon. Sept. 19: School Council Meeting, 7:00 pm in Library

  • Thurs. Sept. 29: Terry Fox Run

  • Mon. Oct. 3: Cross Country Meet

  • Friday: Oct. 7: P.A. Day


Thanks, and welcome back to an exciting new school year!

Mrs. DiMatteo & Ms. Carli