Buzz November 16th 2018

Dear Parents and Guardian

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming dates and events:

Nov 19 ~ Progress Reports go home

Nov 19th-23rd~Scholastic Book Fair

Nov 23 ~ PA Day - NO School

Nov 28~MDHS band to visit Brookville

Dec 7 Grade 7’s visit to the Career Centre

Dec 21 ~ Early Dismissal at 1:10 pm

Dec 24- Jan 4 ~ Winter Break

Brookville Buzz

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 We have had another great week at Brookville.  We are certainly a busy school with lots of great learning happening both in and outside of the classroom.  

  •  The We Team leaders are in full swing and their firstFood Drive campaign “We Scare Hunger” is off to a frighteningly good start.  The drive began on Monday, October 22nd and is ending on Friday, November 2nd.  Please send in your food drive donations next week to help.


  • Thanks to Mrs. Cook and Mrs. Reimer’s classes for the wonderful assembly we had on Thursday.  The message that the students gave us helps reinforce the importance of getting to know one another and valuing our differences.  For the duration of October, we will continue to reflect on sharing our lives and in November our focus will be on Peace.

  • We would like to thank Maddi U, Maya V, Sienna S and Madeline B, for creating a fantastic thank you video that was presented to Dufferin Aggregates.  This talented team captured our gratitude for the twenty-five armour stones that were donated to Brookville by Dufferin.

  • Thanks to Mrs. Giles for organizing the Big Crunch, that took place on Thursday.  It was lots of fun to end our assembly sharing the importance of healthy eating from our local farmers.  

  • We bundled up for yet another successful  “Walk and Talk” that was held on Wednesday.  We are looking forward to our next walk on Wednesday, October 31st.  It will be spooktacular!

  • Both of our girls and boys volleyball teams are continuing to build their skills and working together as a team.  Way to go Bengals! Thank you to the coaches, Mr. Periard, Mr. Perczyszyn, Madamme Curtis and Mrs. Lillycrop for supporting each of these teams.  

  • The Pumpkin Book Character Decorating contest was a huge success.  The students not only showcased their artistic talents but they shared their love of fictional characters.  Please check out our twitter feed for photos. Thanks to Mrs. Kennedy for supporting students as they displayed their creations which featured characters from their favourite books.    

  • The allies were out in full force this week teaching students new games and activities to play during the outdoor portion of our nutrition breaks.  They were also spotted helping solve outdoor concerns by using their peer mediation skills. Way to go Allies. Thanks to Mrs. O’Neill for supporting this team.  

  • Yesterday Mr. Periad and five students attended a conference hosted by OPHEA (Ontario Physical and Health Education Association) They are very excited to share their learning with staff and students.  

  • This is a reminder to please fill in and return your child(rens)  Jungle Sports permission form.  

  • The results for the 2018 Cross Country season are now official.  We want to thank the team again for their hard work & dedication to running.  Our junior team (Grades 3, 4 & 5) won the Amos participation award, having 73% of our student population participating.  Congrats to our junior students for showing such team spirit. Team ribbons were won by the following grades: Grade 6 boys were 5th, Grade 5 boys 6th, Grade 5 girls 6th, Grade 4 girls were 5th and finally, Grade 3 boys were 5th.  Thank you to the coaching staff, Mrs. Brox, Mrs. Kitching, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Cook and Mrs. Smart for supporting this team.

  • School of Rock is back!  We look forward to this talented group of students perform for us during this school year.  Thanks to Mr. St. Louis for running this club for us.

  • Students from Grades 4, 5 and 6 will have an opportunity next week to visit MADD’s Smartwheels classroom.  This fully decked out mobile RV allows groups of up to 30 students to participate in presentations which describe the effects of drugs and alcohol on developing brains and bodies.  Look for the MADD RV in the south end of the school’s parking lot on October 31st.

  • Did you know the Skipping club is up and running!  This team practices every Monday and are learning new tricks and routines.  Thanks to Mrs. Badgley and Mrs. Hasselfelt for supporting this group of students.   

  • Next week all of our students are invited to participate in a costume spirit day on Tuesday, October 30th.  We would like to remind students that costumes that mimic the traditional attire of an ethnic, religious, racial or gender group are not worn at school.  We are also requesting that students do not bring replicas of weapons. Costumes that are intended to, or have the impact of, inciting fear and anxiety, are also not appropriate within the school setting.

  • Thank you for not sending in candy to distribute to your child’s class or Halloween treats.   We have many students and staff with airborne allergies and dietary constraints. If you would like to send in something for each student we would suggest pencils, erasers, trinkets etc.  Thank you for helping us keep all our students and staff safe.

  • For students in grades 6-7-8 we will be holding our first school dance on Tuesday, October 30th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  We are looking forward to the Monster Mash, Time Warp, and the Monster shuffle. We are asking each student to bring in a non-perishable food item to the dance.  

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


 October 29th Volleyball boys home game

October 31 ~ Halloween (costumes optional)

October 31 ~ Black & Orange Day

October 31 ~ MADD RV (Grades 4, 5 and 6)

Nov 5 - 8 ~ Junglesport

November 11th~ Remembrance Day

Nov 19 ~ Progress Reports go home

Nov 23 ~ PA Day - NO School

Dec 7 Grade 7’s visit to the Career Centre

Dec 21 ~ Early Dismissal at 1:10 pm

Dec 24- Jan 4 ~ Winter Break


Have a great week!

Brookville News

posted Oct 22, 2018, 12:30 PM by Margaret Napier   [ updated Jan 11, 2019, 10:00 AM ]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Up Coming Events:

January 15th ~MADD assembly Gr 7 / 8

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

January 18th ~Hat Day

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

January 22nd~ Dental Screening

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

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

January 31st ~Ski Trip Gr. 6 Chicopee

February 1st - PA Day

February 7th - Ski Trip Gr. 6 Chicopee

February 12th - Author Visit Shane Peacock

February 14th - Badminton Tournament at Brookville

February 14th - Red and Pink Day

February 15th - PA Day

Kindergarten registration for the 2019/20 school year is underway at the Halton District School Board! Registration forms are available at schools and on the HDSB website ( Contact your home school to register your child by Feb. 1, 2019. Learn more at (Search: "Kindergarten"). 

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December 21st, 2018

What a great day we had yesterday.  We had two concerts one in the morning and one in the evening. It was wonderful bringing our community together to celebrate the holiday season. A special thank you goes out to all of the teachers and support staff who organized the concerts, to the students for their brilliant performances and to our parent community for coming out and sharing these wonderful moments with their children.  Today we brought our school together for the final assembly for 2018. We enjoyed the leadership of our Me to We and Ally teams who coordinated this assembly! Students sang together, listened as others performed and recognized the many celebrations that occur during this festive season.

On behalf of Mr. Morton, the staff and myself, we would like to wish each and every one of you a safe and happy holiday. We look forward to working with students and families in 2019.   

Merry Christmas

Ms. Napier 

Reminder:  Winter Clothing Donations: We will continue collecting winter items until the new year. Thanks again for your donations.

Reminder:   Elementary Optional Attendance 2018-2019: 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, 2018, and Jan. 31-2019. Not all schools are open to Optional Attendance.  We are pleased to announce that Brookville is open to Optional Attendance. 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 and click on the following: Schools --Transfer Schools Within the HDSB--Schools Open to Optional Attendance 2018--Elementary Optional Attendance Application Form

Reminder: Inclement Weather:  As we head into the colder weather please ensure your child comes to school dressed for outdoor time.  Students will spend a minimum of two twenty minutes breaks outside. For more information please see the information regarding Bus Cancellations and Inclement Weather page at this link.

Up Coming Events:

January 7th~first day of class 2019
January 9th ~ Tour for Humanity

January 9th ~ Girls Volleyball tournament Jr. Brookville

January 9th-10th~ Travelling Stage

January 10th ~ Boys Volleyball tournament Jr. Brookville

January 15th ~MADD assembly Gr 7 / 8

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

January 18th ~Hat Day

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

January 22nd~ Dental Screening

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

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

January 31st ~Ski Trip Gr. 6 Chicopee

Brookville Buzz

posted Sep 11, 2018, 4:06 AM by Margaret Napier   [ updated Sep 11, 2018, 4:07 AM ]

If you are not receiving our Brookville Buzz please contact the school and we will ensure you receive our weekly communication.  We hope you stay dry and have a great day!!

School Messenger

posted Aug 30, 2018, 4:55 AM by Margaret Napier

The Halton District School Board has transitioned to a new Student Absence Reporting system called SchoolMessenger. Families can register for SchoolMessenger through the SchoolMessenger website ( or the HDSB Mobile App (available for download on the App Store or Google Play). Forinformation on how to register for SchoolMessenger and how to report absences for your child, please visit the HDSB's website at and search "SchoolMessenger". 



posted Jul 6, 2018, 6:25 AM by Bev Smith   [ updated Sep 12, 2018, 10:36 AM ]

Pizza will be offered for sale on Mondays.  The first term, pizza will start on Monday September 24 and run for 10 weeks until Monday December 3, 2018.  Payment must be made on schoolcash by September 18, 2018,

Parking Lot Reminders

posted Apr 28, 2016, 6:34 AM by Robert Periard   [ updated Sep 1, 2017, 7:14 AM by Bev Smith ]

Just a friendly reminder to our parents and caregivers that when dropping off or picking up your students before and after school, to please use the Kiss and Ride area only. With all of the buses arriving, it is too unsafe for students to walk across the parking lot. As well, this allows our buses to have easy access, so they can drop off our students safely. Thanks for your attention to this!

Attendance Line Reminders

posted Apr 28, 2016, 6:29 AM by Robert Periard   [ updated Sep 1, 2017, 7:14 AM by Bev Smith ]

Please call the school attendance line at 1-877-409-6310 or go to before 8:20 a.m. to inform the school that your child will be absent or late.  A note or call from the parent is necessary if the student must leave the school during the day.  Students arriving or leaving during the day must sign in or out at the proper time in the office.

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