Brookville Buzz November 9 2018

posted Oct 22, 2018, 12:30 PM by Margaret Napier   [ updated Nov 10, 2018, 10:01 AM ]

Friday, November 9th, 2018

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

  • Remembrance Day: We were very proud of how respectful and caring our students were today for our Remembrance Day assembly. Our social justice focus this month is on Peace and our Grade Eight students under the guidance of Mr. Gardiner shared valuable messages about Remembrance Day and Peace.   

  • WE Team:  Thank you so much, Brookville Students and families!  Thanks to your overwhelming support, we have collected nearly 1400 food items to support families within Halton.   The students at Brookville were so excited about the food collection and loved the challenge we have a November Challenge.  We would like to continue the gift of giving. We are asking each student to bring in 1 yes only 1 canned food item or dry pasta package in each week for the next 4 weeks.   Let us all try and meet this goal....we can do it Brookville!

  • Wreaths, poinsettias and planter sales:  If you would like to order a decorative holiday wreath we encourage you to order through our “ Me to We” initiative.   All funds raised will be donated to these years "Christmas Hamper Program". Order packages and pictures are posted on our website under forms.  Orders will be ready of pick up at Brookville on Thursday, November 23rd.http://brv.hdsb.ca/forms-files

  • Progress Reports:  Progress reports go home on Monday, November 19th. Student-led conferences will be held during that week, primarily on Thursday, November 22nd and on Friday, November 23rd during the morning (PD Day). If you have not submitted your availability please do so ASAP. Thank-you.

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

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

  • Volleyball News:  The boys and girls volleyball teams are in the playoffs!  We would like to wish both teams good luck on Tuesday. The boys will be playing at Ethel Gardiner and the girls will be playing Anne J MacArthur.  Thanks to parents and coaches for supporting our teams!

  • Calling all three-year olds! Families are invited to attend a Kindergarten Open House to help make this first school experience a happy one. Drop by P.L. Robertson PS (840 Scott Blvd., Milton) on Thursday, Nov. 15 anytime between 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  For additional Kindergarten Open House dates and to learn more about the Kindergarten program, please visit https://bit.ly/2z9KYlt.

 

November 11th~ Remembrance Day

Nov 12th~Grade 7 HEP B HPV

Nov 19 ~ Progress Reports go home

Nov 19th-23rd~Scholastic Book Fair

Nov 23 ~ PA Day - NO School

Nov 28~MDHS band to visit Brookville

Dec 7 Grade 7’s visit to the Career Centre

Dec 21 ~ Early Dismissal at 1:10 pm

Dec 24- Jan 4 ~ Winter Break



Brookville Buzz November 2, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Upcoming Events:

Nov 5 - 8 ~ Junglesport

Nov 7th~FDK to Mountsberg

Nov 9th~Remembrance Day Ceremony

Nov 9th~ Grade 4 trip to RBG

November 11th~ Remembrance Day

Nv 12th~Grade 7 HEP B HPV

Nov 19 ~ Progress Reports go home

Nov 19th-23rd~Scholastic Book Fair

Nov 23 ~ PA Day - NO School

Nov 28~MDHS band to visit Brookville

Dec 7 Grade 7’s visit to the Career Centre

Dec 21 ~ Early Dismissal at 1:10 pm

Dec 24- Jan 4 ~ Winter Break



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 first food 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, Madame 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 30 ~ Halloween (costumes optional)

October 31 ~ Black & Orange Day( no costumes) 

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!




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  • Assembly:   Students from Mrs. Cook and Mrs. Reimer’s class will be hosting an assembly on Thursday, October 25th at 11:30 a.m. We are also recognizing Dufferin Aggregates to formally thank them for their generous donation of 25 Armour Stones that are located in our courtyard.

  • Both of our girls and boys volleyball teams have begun their seasons.

  • The Pumpkin Book Character Decorating contest is next week.

  • The Peer Tutor program is up and running and off to a great start!

  • Our allies have been busy preparing and organizing interactive activities to play during breaks.  

  • On Thursday, October 25th Mr. Periard and five students will be attending a conference called Raise the Bar.  

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

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

  • The We Team leaders are running a "We eSchare Hunger" Food Drive campaign.   Beginning Monday, Oct. 22nd and ending on Friday, Nov 2nd.

  • Spirit day on Tuesday, October 30th.  In order for all of our school community to feel safe and included, we are requesting that costumes that mimic the traditional attire of an ethnic, religious, racial or gender group are not worn at school.  We are also requesting that students do not bring replicas of weapons. Costumes that are intended to, or have the impact of, inciting fear and anxiety, are also not appropriate within the school setting.

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

  • If you have not ordered for next week's Lunch Box program you still have some time.  Place your order by this Sunday at noon for next week's lunch days. Check out what is available at https://www.lunchboxorders.net/eng/login.aspx

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