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Track and Field Information 2016

Hi Track Families,
My favourite day of the year is almost here. Friday, May 20 is our Track and Field meet at Birchmount Stadium.   Ms. Papel and I will be there supervising this awesome event! 
Leaving early with Ms. Samuel
Some students who have early events be arriving at school for 7:45 am and will drive with Ms. Samuel to the stadium.  They are Makenna, Ryan, Astrid and Olivia.  They have already been notified of this plan.  
All other track athletes are asked to meet Ms. Papel in the gym at 8:30am with all of their gear, ready to get their numbers and get organized.  The bus leaves at 9:00.
Must have items for students:
Brock spirit wear clothing, (with names written inside), running shoes, shorts and T-shirt underneath track pants and sweatshirts, sunscreen, a hat, jacket, a healthy lunch, healthy snacks, a water bottle, a quiet activity like a book, and an umbrella.  Please dress for the weather.  I always bring my wooly hat!  Conditions at the track can be very unpredictable, so please make sure your child is prepared.  We will provide a school shirt if your child does not have one.
Track Information:
-the meet happens rain or shine. It will only be cancelled if the weather is extreme.  Notification of cancellation will be posted on my twitter feed and the school web site as early as possible.  (@BrockMsSamuel,
-event times are approximate. Some events can run up to an hour early or late. Here is the event schedule.
-in some cases track and field events happen at the same time. Students must check in to their field event first and then go to the track event, when they are finished on the track, they go back and compete in their field event. Track events do not wait for field events. If you miss your event, you miss your event. :-(
-students will be permitted to buy snacks from the snack bar.  However, please understand it is usually very crowded and does not offer many healthy options.

Returning to Brock: 
There are a few students who will be travelling back to Brock in parent vehicles because their final event might have to marshal after the bus leaves.  Ms. Papel  will return on the bus at 2:00 with the majority of the team. In the past some of these events have been early and the students have made it back on the bus. But just in case the events run late we have made car pools as follows:

Ryan's dad: Ryan, Gabor, Myles, Michael, Alex. L.
Hollis' dad: Hollis, Dristi, Sidonie, Veronica
Kayla's mom: Kayla, Carmen, Amy
Henry's mom: Henry, Zayne, Makenna

Our students have trained very hard for this day--through cold, wind and rain--they have showed great courage and determination.  I am really looking forward to watching them compete.  

Go Brock Go!

Virginia Samuel

Brock PS

Arts and Technology Showcase

Brock is holding an Arts and Technology Showcase on Thursday May 26 at 6pm! This is a great opportunity to learn about how technology is being used to enhance our students' learning in the classroom! There will also be amazing dance and drumming performances, as well as an opportunity to purchase original art created by our students! All proceeds go to benefit our school programs. More information can be found in the Arts and Technology flyer.

Please let us know if you are planning on attending by May 19. We look forward to seeing you!

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!


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

Connect with Brock Online

Follow us on Twitter... @TDSB_BrockPS!

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

We have a library blog/website!

Visit our Library Blog to read book reviews and keep up to date on everything library! More information is in the Library page of this site.

Visit the Class Websites!

Click on the Class Website page on the left for links to websites that teachers have created. 

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

May 18-20: Grade 7/8 Year End Trip

May 20: Grade 3-6 Track Meet

May 26: Arts and Technology Showcase; Final Immunization Grade 7/8

May 27: FDK Science Centre Trip; Junior Girls Soccer

May 31: Movie Night- The Lorax at 6pm

June 1: Panoramic Photo

June 2: Recognition Assembly

June 3: Pizza Day

June 10: PA Day (no school)


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