It is hard to believe that almost one year has passed since we first heard about something called COVID-19. Since then, we have been through a lot of changes, pivoted learning platforms a few times and adapted to many new health and safety protocols. As we reflect on the past year we try to look at things with a new perspective and as we plan ahead we consider things we will keep and those things we will be glad to return to that we have missed. Despite it all, we continue to be thankful to each and every one of you for doing your part as we all hold onto hope for the future and a return to “normal’. Until then we must continue to do our part by screening daily, wearing our masks, washing our hands and keeping our distance.
Our Brookside priorities continue to be the health, well-being and education of our students as we learn and grow together each day. We will continue to be committed to doing this while building individual strength in our students to be kind, confident, compassionate and determined to be the best they can be! More than any other year, thank you for being the greatest educational partners we could ask for.
We are better and stronger together!
Don't forget to screen before you go! It's the first line of defence against the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening
Snowshoes - Thank you!
Thank you to Jayne from Maitland Conservation for dropping off snowshoes for our Grade 3 and up to use last week. Thanks to the generosity of the Foundation for Education Perth Huron, the rental fee was waived for snowshoes this winter.
Water Bottle Reminders
Please bring a refillable water bottle to school. The water fountains are closed and we only have available the water bottle filling stations.
March Spirit Days
Brookside Calendar of Events link: Click Here
Friday March 5 - Hat Day
Friday March 12 – Fluorescent Friday – Wear your brightest colours
Wednesday March 17 – Wear Green for St. Patrick’s Day
Friday March 19 - Rock your Socks Day
Rock your Socks on March 21st by wearing your LOUDEST, CRAZIEST and most FUN pair of MISMATCHED socks and show your support worldwide for those with Down Syndrome and in celebration of WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY!
Friday March 26 – Wear Purple for Epilepsy awareness
Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness.
School Council Meeting
Monday March 8, 2021 at 7:00pm.
Trustee Colin Carmichael will be presenting about AMDSB Strategic Direction here is the link to view before the meeting: https://www.amdsb.ca/apps/pages/stratplan
Please contact the school for the link to the virtual meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Great Big Crunch
The Great Big Crunch will be taking place on March 11th! The purpose of the Great Big Crunch is to celebrate and bring awareness to healthy school food. Each classroom will receive washed and wrapped apples to participate in the Great Big Crunch Wednesday, March 11.
Daylight Savings Time - Clocks Spring Ahead Sunday, March 14
Bus Route and Weather Cancelations
Route and weather cancelations can occur at any time. Please use the following sites to stay informed.
Huron Perth Transportation Services Website: ourschoolbuses.ca
Bus Planner Alerts Page: https://geoquery.hpsts.ca/Alerts
BusPlanner® Delays APP: Indicates if the cancellation is AM or PM or All Day. As soon as a notification is posted to the BusPlanner® Website, it appears as a notification on the app.
School Bus Provider: Montgomery Bus Lines Phone: 519-357-9191
Twitter: @BrooksidePS @yourschools
Radio: AM 920 CKNX
FM 101.7 The One
Cool FM 94.5
Country FM 104.9
When buses are not running, and school is open for students who can get there safely, here are the drop off and pick up times.
Start Time (Drop Off): 8:45 a.m.
End Time (Pick Up): 3:05 p.m.
Supervision is not available outside of these times.
Students must be signed in and out at the office and contact with an adult must be made.
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