Newsletter » October 2020

October 2020

Hello Brookside Families

 

On behalf of all of the Brookside PS staff, I can say without hesitation, that we are so thrilled to be back with our classrooms filled with learners, our playground busy and the sounds of laughter, giggles and excitement filling our classrooms.  We thank everyone for their patience in adjusting to our new routines and schedules. It is clear that our students are very adaptive, flexible and resilient and as adults we have learned to take our cues from our learners and adapt along with them.

Thank you to all families who are keeping us well informed about symptoms that your family or your child is experiencing that may be on the COVID list. We appreciate that it is difficult to manage the return to work and school as well as days at home for possible illness. Time away from others and waiting for symptoms to subside or waiting for medical advice can be very challenging and we appreciate that our community is doing its part to keep everyone safe and well. 

Please continue to use this new online screening tool:

 https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/context 

 


School Council 

Our school council is an essential part of the success of our school. The Council members meet to learn about our school improvement plans, curriculum updates and learning strategies. The members provide support and direction to the school in ensuring that our work in meeting our goals in Literacy/Numeracy; Well being and Sense of Belonging can be achieved. The Council makes recommendations on support for resources for teachers and students and determines needs for fundraising and how the money will be allocated. In addition to these important functions, the Council also works to build our community of families and create a school where all families are well connected, supported and engaged. While many events and activities will be changed and adapted this year, we will continue to ask for nominations for executive positions and for members to attend our meetings.

Our first meeting will be online Tuesday October 6/20 at 8:00 p.m. A link to the Zoom meeting can be emailed to you if you are interested . We are accepting nominations for executive members as well (secretary, treasurer and vice chair) Please let me know if you or someone you know would like to be nominated.