Feb 02 2016

Parents as Career Coaches (for grade 8/9 parents)

We are pleased to offer this session offered by trained professionals in career coaching for the parents of grade 8 and 9 Brookside students .

The session is going to be held at Ridgecliff Middle School in Beechville on Tuesday, Feb 23 from 6:30 – 9:00. 

Please click here for further information and to find the link to sign up! If you do not wish to sign up using the link, please call the school so we can add your name to the guest list for the evening.

www.parentsascareercoaches.ca and click Program Schedule 2015-16 on the right hand side to register!

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Jan 15 2016

Home and School Association

If anyone is interested in getting involved in Brookside’s Home and School, please send an email to Mrs. Kirkpatrick (jkirkpatrick@hrsb.ns.ca).

We usually meet once a month and take on such things as fundraising projects for various needs!!

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Jan 08 2016

Info on the Grade 7 French Immersion program

Click here for the form that must be filled out and returned to your child’s homeroom teacher by Tues, Feb 16. This form must be filled out by all grade 6 parents to indicate English OR French Immersion program for grade 7!


If you missed the meeting, please click here for the link to the presentation!!

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Nov 24 2015

School Closures due to inclement weather


The Halifax Regional School Board takes great care when making the decision to alter the normal operations of schools in the event of severe or inclement weather.

Key Messages to Parents:

  • The decision to cancel school will usually be made as close to 6:00 a.m. as possible and it will be communicated on the radio, the Board’s website and Twitter  www.hrsb.ns.ca /  www.twitter.com/HRSB_Official, the main switchboard and through the school cancellation number: 464-INFO (4636).
  • Listen for either the Family name “Halifax West Family of Schools” or “Brookside Junior High” in all cancellation announcements if the cancellation is not for ALL SCHOOLS
  • Parents should ensure that students are properly dressed for the weather conditions, regardless of whether they travel by bus or walk.
  • Before dropping students off at school on inclement weather days, parents should ensure that staff have arrived and are immediately available to provide supervision.
  • When busses are cancelled and schools are open, parents must use their own discretion with regard to sending their children to school.
  • When schools are open, meaningful learning activities will be going on in classrooms.
  • Students who are unable to attend due to inclement weather and/or bus cancellation will not be penalized because of assignments given or due on that day.

If you are interested in learning more on how decisions regarding closures and cancellations are made, visit http://www.hrsb.ns.ca/content/id/1137.html .

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Oct 09 2015

Grade 9 Trip Info & 50/50 winnings

Updated financial statements will be sent home Jan 15, 2016


Click here for the Power Point information from the parent meeting on Tues, Oct 6.


Update letter sent home Dec 11, 2015 – payment schedule included!


Our 50/50 fundraiser for the grade 9 trip has begun!

Please check under the grade 9 trip link to find out how much was won each week.

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Jun 23 2015

Upcoming Important dates/events



Friday, February 5 – Progress Reports sent home

Monday, February 15 – Joseph Howe Day Holiday

Tuesday, February 23 (storm date Feb 24) Parents as Career Coaches at Ridgecliff Middle School (for grade 8/9 parents)  (click here for more info!)

Friday, February 26Ski Trip – grades 6, 7, 8 and 9


March 14 – 18th – March Break

Friday, Mar 25 – Good Friday Holiday

Monday, Mar 28 – Easter Monday Holiday



Friday, April 1 – Assessment Day (end of term 2) – no students present

Thursday, April 7 – Report Cards Issued

Thursday, April 14 – Professional Development AM (no students present)

Thursday, April 14 – Parent Teacher Interviews – 12:30-2:30 and 6:00 – 8:00


Click here – Calendar of Dates for 2015-16 School Year

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Jan 09 2015


@brooksidejh – Brookside on Twitter

We have a new Twitter campaign starting next week “Random Acts of Kindness”!  Check daily for new tweets!!

Since the beginning of January, we have had over 1400 new followers to our twitter page and we are excited to bring some positive thinking to others!  Thanks to all students who took part and keep checking – yours may be posted next!!!

If you aren’t already, please follow us on Twitter @brooksidejh or click here to view the tweets!!

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Oct 31 2014

Community Events




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Sep 04 2014

Safe Arrival

Please call 902-852-2062, ext 1

for all student absenses before 8 am – even if your child will be late!

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