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Summer School 2017

Brock is once again holding our Inquiry-Based Learning Environmental Summer Program this July 5-18. The program will run from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm for grades 1-8 students. Please see our flyer for more information.

Here is a complete registration package should you require one. Please ensure all pages are signed and complete and return to your child's home school or Brock PS by April 28, 2017. Please note your child's teacher or principal must sign the form and attach a copy of their February 2017 report card. Brock students may pick up registration forms from the office.

Confirmation letters will be sent in June.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to learning with you in July!

Creating the Empowered Family- Parent Workshop

Please join us on Monday, April 3, 2017 for an informative workshop by Michael Eisen of the Youth Wellness Network entitled Creating the Empowered Family: Restoring Connection and Harmony in the Modern Family. See our flyer for more information. Please RSVP to brockparentcouncil@gmail.com by March 29. 

Here is more information on Michael and his presentation.

We hope to see you there!

Jump Rope for Heart

It’s that time of year again! Our school will be participating in Jump Rope for Heart the week of March 20-24. We will be skipping during regularly scheduled PE classes. Last year our school raised $3348! This year we have set our goal at $3500!!

The best way to meet that goal is to fundraise online. Visit jumpropeforheart.ca to register. Every student that registers will get an automatic $5 kick start to begin their fundraising journey.

Steps:
1. Go to jumpropeforheart.ca
2. Click “Register” on the upper right corner of the page
3. Select “Ontario” as the province
4. Search “Brock Junior Public School”

Or you can use the envelopes to collect donations directly from friends and family. Students should not canvas door to door. Envelopes will be sent home this week. We hope that during the March break you can keep your envelopes handy as you visit your relatives and friends. Please return them to school after the break. The last day to return envelopes is March 31.

We are really proud of how much money our school raises for this worthwhile charity. By fundraising for Jump Rope for Heart, you’re collecting donations that fund critical research that’s saving lives, preventing heart disease and stroke, and supporting survivors and their families.

Here are just some of the ways the dollars you raise help:

- Close to $31 million funded research across Canada last year.
- 8,000 life-saving automated external defibrillators (AEDs) were placed in communities across Canada.
- eTools (such as the Heart&Stroke Risk Assessment) were developed to empower all Canadians to lead healthier lives.
- We partnered to create Stop Marketing to Kids — a campaign protecting kids from unhealthy food and beverage advertising.

It’s heartwarming to know that when kids raise funds for Jump Rope for Heart, they’re supporting research to help other kids. Over the past years, we’ve raised a grand total of $41, 869.33 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation! Way to go Brock!

Let’s keep up the great momentum this year. Let’s try to hit our goal of $3500!

Actively yours,

Ms. Samuel

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.

Our Newsletter Has Gone Green!

Starting January 2017, all monthly newsletters will be posted ONLINE only.

As an eco-school and after taking into account the large number of families who are active online already, we are endeavouring to reduce our paper consumption by not printing a newsletter for each student. We will however, have a small number of paper copies available in the office. Please have your child drop by if you would like one.

You may view a PDF of the current newsletter at http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/brock/Newsletters.aspx. The link is also pinned to our Twitter page @TDSB_BrockPS.

We try very hard to have the newsletter finished by the end of the month. However, please be patient as sometimes this is not possible. The grade 7s want to make sure it’s their best work. Some months may be combined as well (for example, a March/April edition).

We hope you continue to read and enjoy our newsletters that the grade 7 class works so hard to complete each month!

Attendance is Important

Our school social worker, Aliza Shupac, spoke with the School Council about how both regular attendance and punctuality impact the success of students' academic careers. Please read about how to build the habit of good attendance early in your child's school career. More great information is also in this informative powerpoint presentation.

School begins at 8:45am for grade 1 to 8 students and at 9am for kindergarten students.

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!

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 can be found in the Announcement section later on.

Connect with Brock Online

Follow us on Twitter... @TDSB_BrockPS and @BrockPS_Library!

We will post important dates and info. Student work and special events will also be showcased. 

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

 


Brock Public School located near College and Dufferin was founded in 1887. Our talented and dedicated staff work co-operatively to nurture excellence, responsibility, teamwork and joy through learning. Staff provide a broad range of activities including music, visual arts, drama and sports. Students are encouraged to practice teamwork while having fun and keeping fit as they learn about themselves, about each other and the world in which they live.

Brock is an arts focused, ECO certified school with walls that are covered with student art. Our Rooftop Garden engages students with the natural world in a hands-on ecological learning environment. In 2009, Brock was a finalist in the Garfield Weston Award for Excellence in Education.



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.

Dates to Remember

Here is a TDSB year-at-a-glance calendar with the 5-day cycle.

March 20-24: Jump Rope for Heart during PE Classes 

March 23: K-5 Roseneath Theatre Presentation

March 24: Pizza Day

March 30: K-3 Reading Everywhere Event

March 31: Recognition Assembly

April 7: Grad Photos

April 10-12: Grade 8 Ottawa Trip

April 13: Grade 3 and 3/4 Jazz FM Trip

April 14: Good Friday (no school)

April 17: Easter Monday (no school)

April 21: Forest of Reading Voting Day

April 28: Pizza Day


 

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