Many thanks to all for your support through the transition to Harbourside and Shipyard. Words are not enough to express the gratitude our staff and students feel towards their students and staff.
Holiday Hot Dog Dinner at Harbourside: Due to the current labour situation with the Nova Scotia Teachers Union, the annual Festive Dinner at Harbourside must be changed from a turkey dinner on Dec. 12th to a Holiday Hot Dog Dinner on Dec. 19th. This will be a free lunch for studnets and will be the only food item offered from the cafeteria. If your child has specific dietary restrictions, please contact the office so we can make appropriate arrangements. If you child does not like hot dogs, please send a non-heatable lunch for him/her to eat.
Turkey Dinner at Shipyard: This event has been canceled.
Book Fair: Thank you to the PTA and Schools Plus for hosting another successful Book Fair. Our totals are not in yet but we are very pleased with the turnout given our relocation.
Building Update: A recent visit to Brookland School by Ms. Lively brings us some positive news. The air was clear and warm, the contractors are waiting for the new transformer to arrive and be installed. This will be the first step, to have electricity reconnected and likely won't happen for a few more weeks. Following this, security and safety measures must be reinstated and final environmental assessments conducted. Preliminary assessments have been encouraging and when the final assessment reports are in, a school-community meeting will be announced.
NSTU Strike Activity: Due to the job action by teaching staff, most school acstivities that occur outside of curricular instruction have been cancelled. This does not include Band and Ukulele. These lessons are part of the music teachers' instructional time that happens to occur outside the usual school hours.
Teaching staff will arrive 20 before the school day and leave 20 minutes after dismissal. For Brookland teaching staff this will be 8:20am and 2:35pm. There will be ground supervisors on duty from the time the first bus leaves Brookland at 7:50 am until the last bus returns at 2:40 and children are safely in the care of parents, guardians or after-school care. No child will be left unsupervised within these guidelines. Please send your children by bus for proper supervision. The safety of students is extremely important to all.
School Cafeteria and milk programs will continue. We encourage everyone to use School Cash Online as your means of payment as teachers will not be collecting money.
The following activities will be postponed until further notice: Basketball, Hockey, Yoga, School Concert, PTA Events