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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.

Happy Summer!

Happy summer! We had a wonderful year of excitement and learning at Brock. On behalf of all staff, we now wish all our families an equally wonderful summer filled with family, fun, and lots of good memories!

School begins on Tuesday September 3, 2019.

Please also note the new school times. Entry is the same for most students (except for FDK), but the entire school is now dismissed earlier. Please read carefully.

You may also wish to download and save/print a copy of the full school year calendar with the 5-day cycle. It will make remembering gym shoes, library books, and PA Days easier!

Again, enjoy the summer! We will see you in September!

Important Safety Procedure Reminders

Please read the safety procedures letter that went home carefully. We ask for your cooperation to follow these procedures to ensure a safe environment for our students. 

Here are the key points:

  • Students should enter the school with their classes at 8:48 a.m. from the schoolyard. Supervision starts at 8:35 a.m. Please do not drop students off earlier. Students and families should not be in the building early unless they are in daycare or attending a club or practice.

  • Please do not wait in hallways or stairwells to pick up students. This is a fire hazard and makes safe dismissal difficult. Kindergarten families are asked remain outside when picking up siblings.

  • The parking lot is for TDSB and Early Learning staff only. Cars parked between 7:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. without proper permits will be ticketed and subject to towing. Pass this message on to neighbours who park overnight.

  • The designated drop off area is on Margueretta. You may leave your car for a few minutes to walk your child into the schoolyard.

  • Students are urged to come to school on time so as not to miss valuable learning time.

  • Check in at the office. Families are asked to not walk through the halls or wait by classrooms and in hallways. This is a safety issue.

We thank you for your cooperation and adherence to these policies to ensure a safe school environment.

 

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