Brookside Junior High

February 13th, 2020

African Heritage Month Fact
Do you know the name of the woman that helped hundreds of enslaved people escape slavery? It’s Harriet Tubman! Harriet was a conductor on the  underground Railroad. After she first arrived in Canada, she returned to the U.S.A. many times to help guide people to freedom. She lived in St. Catharines, Ontario for many years before returning to live in the U.S.A.

Show your love for Brookside
Today is: Show your love for Brookside!
Student Leadership: On Tuesday we set a reading goal of 150 hours. Thanks to all the students and teachers who helped support the goal, we read an amazing 230.5 hours. This means a special treat for all students tomorrow.

YSPACE is offered by the ROC/PRCC in partnership with the WYCA Halifax.  Open New Tab (ONT) is a revitalization of the WYCA Youth Programs. The new programs, including GirlSpace, GuySpace, and YSpace, are dynamic, community-responsive, and incorporate best practices in program delivery & community development.
While the program offered will be called YSPACE it will combine elements from all three Open New Tab programs; GirlSpace, BoySpace & YSPACE
The program will be free of charge & will be open to local Jr. High School students.
The program is voluntary for the youth to join & pre-registration is not required. YWCA staff will be on-site to hang out with the youth from 2-3pm in the gymnasium, followed by some guided discussion & light snacks from 3-4pm.
The program will be offered on Tuesdays, bi-weekly, from 2-4pm after school.
February 4th & 18th
March 3rd & 31st
April 14th & April 28th
May 12th & May 26th
June 9th & June 23rd

Grade 7 Immersion
A reminder to any grade 6 students planning to go into French Immersion next year that you are asked to bring your signed form back to the main office asap.

Grade 9s - O2 Program
Grade 9 students interested in applying to the O2 Program are reminded that their applications are due to Ms. Meehan by Friday, February 14th! You also need to make sure that you’ve given a teacher reference sheet to one of your teachers. Extra copies are on the door outside Ms. Meehan’s office!

There will be badminton practice today at lunch.

Bake Sale and Cupcake Walk
The Me to We Team is putting on a Valentine’s Bake Sale and Cupcake Walk today at lunch in Room 112. $2 for baked goods and $1 to participate in the cupcake walk. All money raised goes to We Villages. If you are going to the Bake Sale & Cupcake Walk you are to use the back stairwell by the cafeteria only.

Popcorn on sale @ recess/lunch - $1.00 per bag

Lunch Activities
Grade 8/9 band @ lunch
Me to We @ lunch in room 202
Library open @ lunch
Schools Plus drop-in @ lunch in room 109
Hackergals today in room 211

Lunch Hour
All students may go outside from 11:00-11:52
Students are reminded you must choose a location and remain there. You are not to be roaming the halls.