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Brookville Buzz

As a paperless school, we send a weekly email to parents on Fridays called the "Brookville Buzz". If you are not receiving this email, please contact the school office to confirm your email address with us. The weekly message can also be found by choosing the "Parent Info" tab at the top of this page, and then choosing the "Brookville Buzz". This will stay as an archive of all weekly messages.

Spring Fair

posted Jan 17, 2017, 3:22 AM by Laura DiMatteo   [ updated Apr 13, 2017, 10:42 AM by Bev Smith ]

Please mark the date on your calendar:  Saturday May 27, 2017.  We will be looking for lots of volunteers to help with this event.  You will be able to sign up on Volunteer Spot soon.  Watch this page for the link.If you wish to donate or sponsor, please check the School Council Page for further information.


The following is a list of sponsorships available for our Spring Fair 2017.  Business and or families wishing to sponsor can do so with several options.  A donation can be made and a tax receipt will be issued.  No advertising permitted.A sponsorship can be given, and no tax receipt but recognition of sponsorship will be provided on our Facebook page, signage at the fair and an acknowledgement after the event.  Form for donations and sponsorships can be found under the Forms tab. For more information, contact Bev Smith at the school.


Brookville Buzz

posted Sep 9, 2016, 1:52 PM by Laura DiMatteo

We send a weekly email to parents on Fridays called the "Brookville Buzz", which contains reminders and information about the great things happening here at Brookville.  If you are not receiving this email, please contact the school office to confirm your email address with us. The weekly message can also be found by choosing the "Parent Info" tab at the top of this page, and then choosing the "Brookville Buzz". This will stay as an archive of all weekly messages.

Brookville Buzz ~ Friday, April 29th, 2016

posted Apr 29, 2016, 4:02 PM by Robert Periard

Happy Friday to all! A few of our weekly highlights and reminders are:

**JK-Gr 4 Family Literacy Night: May 5th 6:00-7:30. All primary classrooms set up with literacy based activities. Prize draw entry for every student and family that attends. Each family will receive a take home package. Book Swap: bring in gently used books and swap them out for some other gently used books. All families to gather at the end of the evening together for a Family Read Aloud. It promises to be a great night of family fun and learning!

**Calling all parents!! The Brookville Spring Fair is set for Saturday May 28 and with so many exciting activities and events we need your help to make it a huge success. We need volunteers for many tasks. So, if you have time before, during or after the event to volunteer please sign up. We only need an hour of your time (but we will take more if you have it!) so you will still have lots of time to spend with your family at the fair. Please click on this link to our online volunteer sign up: Thank you for your time.

**On Facebook? “Like” Brookville Spring Fair 2016 so that you keep up to date on Spring Fair updates!

**Spring Fair Planning: The committee is busy canvassing business and community members for donations of items for our raffles and silent auction. We are also taking monetary donations as sponsorships for our bouncy castles, obstacle courses, kids alley games, etc. If you or your company would like to donate either a prize or a make a monetary donation, please contact Brookville School Council via email at or call the school at 905-854-2424. Also watch our Facebook Events Page for updates. 

**On May 2nd, our Grade 7 & 8 girls will have the opportunity to visit the Ontario Young Women’s Conference (@ Bingeman’s, Kitchener) and Ontario Skills Competition (@ RIM Park, Waterloo). A great opportunity to empower our students. The event and transportation has been sponsored by the HDSB Pathways department.

**On Wednesday May 4th Brookville PS will continue in its long tradition of public speaking excellence, by showcasing class champions from Junior and Intermediate classes in our annual school public speaking competition. The event will be held in the Gymnasium beginning at 10:45 AM

**Band Update: Both the Jazz Band and the Concert Band will be performing at Spring Fair on Saturday, May 28 at 10:30AM. Our Wonderland Trip is booked for Tuesday June 14 from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm. Save these dates in your calendar! Our Jazz Band will be performing tonight at the Health and Wellness Night. Students will be performing in the foyer as people enter. 

**Library Renovations: We have now moved back in to our library after extensive renovations, and are excited about the re-imaging of our space. Everything is looking great, and we are excited to be back working in the library. Thanks to Mrs. Kennedy for all of her hard work during renovations and to get us set up and running again so quickly!

**The last Sub orders for the year are now overdue! Orders were due today, April 29th. If you missed this deadline, we will continue to accept orders first thing Monday morning only. Forms can be found on our school website.

Looking Ahead:
~Monday, May 2nd: Ontario Young Women’s Conference/Ontario Skills Visit
~Tuesday May 3rd Boys 4/5 volleyball @Silver Creek
~Tuesday, May 3rd: Intermediate Think Bowl
~Wednesday May 4th Brookville Public Speaking Contest
~Thursday, May 5th: Family Literacy Night (JK-Grade 4)
~Thursday, May 5th: Student of Excellence Night
~Friday May, 6th: Spirit Day- Western Day
~Thursday, May 19th: Spring Dance - Grade 6 to 8 1pm to 2:40pm
~Tuesday, June 14th: Band Trip to Wonderland, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Thank you, and enjoy your weekend!
Mrs. DiMatteo & Mrs. Carli

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SPRING FAIR - Saturday May 27, 2017

posted Apr 28, 2016, 6:45 AM by Robert Periard   [ updated Oct 25, 2016, 12:08 PM by Bev Smith ]

MARK THIS DATE : Our annual spring fair will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017.  Watch our School Council link for updates.  We will be looking for over 100 volunteers to continue to make this event as successful as in previous years. 

3rd Annual Health & Wellness Night ~ Save the Date!

posted Apr 28, 2016, 6:43 AM by Robert Periard

Please mark the date! We would like to invite our community to attend our 3rd annual Health & Wellness Night here at Brookville, on Thursday, April 21st, 2016. Please see the letter below to read more about this event, or to discover how to host a table for the evening. Looking forward to seeing you there! More information to follow closer to the night.

Health and Wellness Letter.pdf

Are you NOT receiving Email from Board/School?

posted Apr 28, 2016, 6:43 AM by Robert Periard

October 21, 2015

Dear Parent/Guardian,  

The Halton District School Board relies heavily on the Home Notification System for communication with parents.  The system, called Synre-Voice (or SchoolConnects), enables the Board and its schools to send messages by telephone or by email to the parent/guardians of our more than 60,000 students.

We have recently learned some parents are not receiving emails.  This includes emails sent by individual schools as well as emails sent by the Halton District School Board.  The problem is difficult to detect because the sender (whether it is your child's school or the Halton District School Board) does not receive a “bounce-back” or “undeliverable mail” message, leading us to believe the messages are being received by the email servers at your email provider.

We are continuing to investigate the problem and have learned it currently appears to be impacting parents who use “Sympatico" and "MSN" as their Internet Service Provider (ISP).  This may be as a result of these ISPs recently strengthening their spam filters which are now filtering out the HDSB messages sent by "SchoolConnects".

How can you get these email messages?
Parents can login to their Parent Student Attendance Portal and find the messages that have been emailed to them.  Here's how:
  • Go to and login.
  • Click on “Review Messages Sent to You”.  
  • All messages will be found there.  
The pdf below provides some helpful tips for parents/guardians who are not receiving these email messages.  We will continue to investigate the problem and post any new information or helpful tips on the HDSB website at  (under the Parent tab).

It is important to understand this is not a school, Halton District School Board or SchoolConnects problemIt is a problem with your Internet Service Provider.

We encourage parents / guardians to contact their Internet Service Provider (ISP) to help resolve this issue.

tips Oct 21 3.pdf

Brookville Buzz Weekly Communication

posted Apr 28, 2016, 6:41 AM by Robert Periard

Communication with our families is very important to us, and we want to make sure that you are receiving our weekly email updates "The Brookville Buzz". Please note that the Buzz is sent out every Friday to the email addresses of parents that we have on file. If you have not been receiving this, please contact the school. As well, the Buzz is placed under the "Parent" tab on our website, where you can access all archived Buzz messages. Please note that the board is currently having some challenges with Sympatico email addresses, that they are trying to resolve. If you have a Sympatico email address and haven't been receiving the Buzz, please contact the school so that we can look for a resolution to this.

Mental health and well-being is everyone's responsibility

posted Apr 28, 2016, 6:40 AM by Robert Periard

The Halton District School Board has produced a mental health video for parents and guardians as part of its strategy to improve awareness and promote positive mental health and well-being.  The two-minute video is linked from the main page of the Board’s website at  (Mental Health and Well-being) as well as posted on YouTube and on HDSB TV for staff.

Parking Lot Reminders

posted Apr 28, 2016, 6:34 AM by Robert Periard

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

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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