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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.

Vaccination Clinic at Brock

Please see this information letter. The pop up vaccination clinic will be on Tuesday October 12 from 3:20 - 6:00 p.m. in the gym.

Welcome Back 2021-2022

Welcome back to school! We so enjoyed welcoming everyone back last week. It was so nice to see everyone's smiling faces (even if they were behind masks!). Please be sure to check your emails for important information and reminders for making this school year as safe as possible. We appreciate all families following all rules and procedures. If you are not receiving our emails, please contact the office.

Please also see this letter from our trustee, Stephanie Donaldson.

We are looking forward to connecting with our students and families thoughout this new school year!

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!

Honouring Those Lost

Like so many around the world, we are extremely saddened to learn of the discovery of 215 children in British Columbia and over 1000 more in other provinces, whose deaths were a direct result of the residential school system in Canada. Such a finding further highlights the atrocities that occurred at residential schools and the need to take real, actionable steps towards reconciliation if we are ever to truly learn from this dark period in our history.

Staff and students at Brock have created a memorial on our front steps to honour and remember not only the 215 children most recently found, but all those who have suffered and continue to suffer as a result of residential schools and colonization. 

We invite the community to pay their respects and add more shoes to the steps. Thank you.

Steps

Important Safety Procedures

During this unprecedented time, we ask for your cooperation to follow these procedures to ensure a safe environment for our students. 

Here are some key points:

  • Students should enter the school with their classes at 8:45 a.m. from the schoolyard. Supervision starts at 8:35 a.m. Please do not drop students off earlier (daycare drop off is located by the gym entrance). Families are asked to drop off students and exit the yard immediately to avoid congestion.
  • Pick up must be done in the school yard. Students are supervised by staff until 3:35 p.m. only. Kindly exit school property as soon as possible to avoid crowding the area.
  • The parking lot is for TDSB and Early Learning staff only. Cars parked between 7:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. without TDSB permits will be ticketed and subject to towing. Pass this message on to neighbours who park overnight.
  • Students are urged to come to school on time so as not to miss valuable learning time.

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


Additional Yard 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.    

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:

  • Call 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 3:35 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.


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]