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Announcements

Be sure to visit the Announcements section of this website to learn more about school events and other important information.

Most content from the Homepage is migrated to this section for your reference.

Ward Forum with Trustee Alexis Dawson

ward 9 forum with trustee Alexis Dawson

Waste Reduction Week 2018

waste reduction weekNext week is Waste Reduction Week. As a Gold ECO School, we encourage all Brock students to bring lunches that have little to no packaging! Please help us cut down on litter and use reusable containers. Thank you!

Adopt a School Update

As of today, October 11, here is an update on the latest Adopt a School news. We are thrilled for what this means for our school! Thank you to all who supported this program in whatever way you supported it. It is truly a gift to all the students of our school.

adopt a school update

Message from Trustee Dawson

Please see this letter from our trustee, Alexis Dawson, about her role and how to get involved.

Early French Immersion

JK Parents: Senior Kindergarten is the ONLY time your child can begin the Early French Immersion Program. Applications to the Early French Immersion program are made the year your child is in Junior Kindergarten for entry in September of Senior Kindergarten. It is an entirely online process.

All communication will be sent via the email address you provide. Please check this email regularly.

Please visit the application site www.tdsb.on.ca/pars

You will need your child's date of birth and OEN. The OEN is a 9-digit number found on any report card from the TDSB. You may also refer to the application form sent home with your child.
 

On-time applicants will be offered a placement online via the email address you have provided. You MUST take action to accept this placement by the deadline requested when you are offered a placement.

Offers of placement will be ongoing throughout the weeks and months following the close of the application period. Please check your email regularly and follow all instructions found therein.

Dress Purple Day

On Wednesday, October 24 the TDSB will join with our community partners, child welfare agencies and the police to raise awareness about the rights of children and youth to safety and well-being in all aspects of their lives by wearing something PURPLE! This year’s theme is The Community that Cares for Kids. Join us at Brock to show kids that they have a right to be safe and that caring adults are always here to support them.

WE Scare Hunger Food Drive

Ms. Givelos's class is organizing the WE Scare Hunger Food Drive this year from October 9 to November 1. We welcome donations of non-perishable food items to the boxes in the main hallway. Please see the amazing poster below for more information!

we scare hunger food drive

Welcome to the 2018/2019 School Year!

We hope all our families had a restful and enjoyable summer vacation. It's time to come back to school already!

We are pleased to officially welcome Ms. Yasmin Buhariwalla as our new principal at Brock! More information can be found in this letter. We are looking forward to sharing our wonderful community with Ms. Buhariwalla.

School begins at 8:48 AM for grades 1 to 8 students and 9:02 AM for kindergarten students. We will see everyone outside in the yard on Tuesday September 4!  

***It may be helpful to save and print the school times for the year. Kindergarten, grades 1-6. and grades 7-8 follow different school hours. It is important that students are on time each day as important learning happens right away.***

Please read our September Newsletter carefully. All future newsletters will be posted online in our Newsletter Section. A few hard copies will be in the office if you wish to pick one up.

Please have a look at the Dates to Remember section on the right side of this home page for a link to a full year calendar that includes our 5-day cycle so you can plan when your child has gym. library, etc.

For the safety of all students, we kindly ask that parents remain outdoors during school hours (8:35 am-3:43 pm). Parents may use the north doors to bring students to and from daycare. Otherwise, we ask that you drop off and wait for your children in the school yard.

All visitors are asked to buzz the front doors and visit the office first for assistance if you arrive during school hours (eg. dropping off items, picking up for appointments, etc.). Thank you for your help and cooperation in keeping our school safe!

Schoolyard Safety Reminders

We are proud of the schoolyard we have and the green space it provides for our school community. To help keep the playground as clean and safe as possible, we would like to remind you of our school safety rules.


The playground is used by Brock students before school, at recess, lunch hour and after school. During each of these blocks of time we have staff on duty. In the morning, staff are on duty at 8.35 a.m. and after school staff are on duty until 3:43 p.m. Please ensure your children are supervised outside of these school hours.    

Students are expected to:

  • Stay on the playground during school hours and not go to the parking lot or the street
  • Play cooperatively with others
  • Not engage in physically aggressive behaviour
  • If hurt, go to the teacher on duty who will assist them with a band-aid or have them go to the office
  • Not climb the baseball diamond fixture or the stairs belonging to the childcare play area
  • There is to be no scooting or cycling on school property during school hours 

Parents are asked to:

  • Come to the office if they have a concern regarding behaviour to their child on the playground. Parents are asked not to pursue or question other students and/or parents.
  • Should you walk your child to school and bring your dog along there are 2 options:

1. Please tie your dog with a leash to the north fence or the fence on Brock Avenue and then walk your child on to the school premises

OR

2. Walk your child to the north school entrance, say your good-byes there, and watch them get into the playground safely. Then you can give them a good-bye wave.

DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED BY THE CITY OR TDSB ON SCHOOL PROPERTY (LEASHED OR CARRIED) AS LONG AS THE SCHOOL IS OPEN FOR LEARNING (8:35 a.m. to 3:43 p.m.)

The school addressed this issue in April and May of 2018.

For the privacy and safety of our students, parents are asked not to take pictures or videos of students on the playground and report to the office any person seen doing so.

 
By following the above we can make sure our children are safe. Thank you for helping to keep our playground a safe and welcoming place for our students.

 

School Cash Online

School Cash Online is a new tool for you to pay for a variety of events and items (field trips, pizza days, spirit wear, etc.) during the school year. Please consider using this quick and easy form of payment by reading the parent info letter and instructions to sign up. If you have any questions, please contact the office. 

Streetproofing Tips

We would like to take this opportunity to remind students and parents how to be safe both at home and in the community. It is important that students have the knowledge and skills to keep themselves out of harm's way.

Families, please review the following Streetproofing Tips for Elementary (K-6) and Streetproofing Tips for Intermediates (Grade 7-8) with your children. 

Let's work together to keep our community safe.

Tumble Book a Day

Click on the Library page of this website for access to a new Tumble Book everyday! These are free online stories that you can read with your family. Happy reading!


Brock Public School located near College and Dufferin was founded in 1887. In 2009, Brock was a finalist in the Garfield Weston Award for Excellence in Education. Our talented and dedicated staff work cooperatively to nurture excellence, responsibility, teamwork and joy through learning. Staff provide a broad range of activities for students to enjoy and become involved in. Students are encouraged to practise teamwork while having fun and keeping fit as they learn about themselves, each other and the world in which they live. Brock is very proud to be an ECO certified school. Our Rooftop Garden engages students with the natural world in a hands-on ecological learning environment. 

 

rooftop garden


As part of the Toronto District School Board, we value

  • each and every student;
  • a strong public education system;
  • a partnership of students, schools, family and community;
  • the uniqueness and diversity of our students and our community;
  • the commitment and skills of our staff;
  • equity, innovation, accountability and accessibility; and
  • learning environments that are safe, nurturing, positive and respectful.

Our web site is one way we can demonstrate these values. Click on the menu items to find out more about our school and please visit often.

Brock Rocks!

We are proud to share with you our school song, "Brock Rocks!"
Lyrics and a recording are below for your listening pleasure.

Brock Rocks- Our Song!.pdf