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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.

Student Drop-Off Reminder

Morning entry is at 8:48 a.m. for grades 1-8. The schoolyard is supervised beginning at 8:35 a.m. Please do not drop-off children earlier than this unless they are coming for a scheduled activityFor student safety, as parking lots can be very busy, the use of the school parking lot is not permitted for drop-off and pick-up (including for daycare) and vehicles without an authorized TDSB permit are subject to towing. We have had concerns from residents in the area of cars blocking the sidewalk as they are trying to enter the parking lot. The designated drop-off/pick-up lane is located in front of the school on Margueretta Street.

Kindergarten Registration 2019

Registration for all TDSB Kindergarten programs (for students starting JK in September 2019) begins in February. Families will have the option of registering their child in-person at school or beginning the registration process via online registration (OLR) atwww.tdsb.on.ca/kindergarten. Regardless of which process caregivers select, they will be required to visit the local school to validate registration information.

If you are registering the child in-person please call the school to take an appointment. Registration is from Feb 20 – Feb 22 from 1.00 p.m- 4.00 p.m. An appointment is necessary.

Junior Extended French (Gr 4 entry) Parent/Guardian Information Evenings

It has been decided once again this year that the Junior Extended French (Gr. 4 entry) Parent/Guardian Information evenings will be held at specific area secondary schools across the system, hosted by the French as a Second Language Department rather than at each individual Junior Extended French school site. The change is intended to streamline the communication process, ensure consistent messaging to all parents/guardians who attend, reinforce the message that families are applying to a program and not to a particular school and to ensure that we can support all 38 of our Junior Extended French sites.

The secondary schools have been selected to ensure reasonable access across the system (location/parking/TTC where possible); 7 different dates/locations have been chosen. We will also be offering 1 online information evening as another opportunity for families to become familiar with the application process.

Please take note of the dates/location of the Parent/Guardian Information evenings below:

Location Date Time

George S. Henry Academy

200 Graydon Hall Drive

January 9th, 2019 7:00-8:00pm

Etobicoke CI

86 Montgomery Road

January 10th, 2019 7:00-8:00pm
Online Information Session January 15th, 2019 7:00-8:00pm

Central Tech School

725 Bathurst Street

January 16th, 2019 7:00-8:00pm

Albert Campbell CI

1550 Sandhurst Circle

January 22nd, 2019 7:00-8:00pm

Forest Hill CI

730 Eglinton Avenue West

January 24th, 2019 7:00-8:00pm

Birchmount Park CI

3663 Danforth Avenue

January 28th, 2019 7:00-8:00pm

Danforth CTI

800 Greenwood Avenue

January 29th, 2019 7:00-8:00pm

 

French Programs Update

Early French Immersion Applications:  We are approaching the deadline for ONLINE submissions for the Early Immersion Program 2019-2020 school year.  Deadline for submission is November 26th , 2018.

Junior Extended French Program:  Application process opens January 7th , 2019  Deadline for applications: February 4th  , 2019

Grade 7 Extended French Program:  Applications due Feb. 4th , 2019

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.

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