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Why a Pink Shirt Day?

February 26, 2019
​The idea comes from two Nova Scotia high school students in 2007. When a fellow student was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt, they decided to take a stand. They went out and bought pink shirts to give to fellow students to show their support for a boy who was...
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Brooklin HS Information Night

January 10, 2019
​Parents of current grade 8 students who will be attending Brooklin HS next year are invited to an information night. Course selection and pathway planning information will be presented. The evening takes place on February 7, beginning at 7 p.m. 
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Kindergarten Registration

December 20, 2018
​ Online pre-registration for new kindergarten students is now underway. After you have submitted your registration, the school will contact you by email to schedule a registration appointment. All documentation including original copies of the birth certificate, proof of address, and immunization records must be brought to the registration appointment. We...
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Parent Interview - Online Booking

November 05, 2018
Online booking for our Student-Led Conferences is now open. Last week, all students brought home scheduling instructions (purple handout). The instruction sheet is attached but for security the school's parent code has been removed. Please ask another parent or teacher for this code if you have lost or misplaced your original instruction sheet. Booking...
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QSP: Durham East Community Savings Pass

September 27, 2018
​QSP is more than magazine subscriptions! This year, shop for the Durham East Savings Pass. $25 gets you great savings on s ome featured local merchants such as: Baldwin Street Burger, Boston Pizza, Montana's, Talize, Los Cabos, Cup of Tea, Melanie Pringles, Sky Zone, St. Louis, Kelsey's, Booster Juice, Dairy Queen, Boston Pizza, Tomlin...
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Municipal Elections

September 17, 2018
October 22 is municipal election day. Please see the attached document with respect to protocols to be followed at schools. October 22 is a P.A. Day so municipal elections will not have an impact on our school space for students.   Municipal.School Trustee Elections - 2018.pdf
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Homeroom Assignment

August 30, 2018
​Homeroom assignments for the 2018/19 school year. You will need your child's Ontario Education Number (OEN) to find his/her homeroom assignment. This list is sorted by OEN. 
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Our administration cannot review concerns with respect to homeroom assignments until the end of the first week of school when all late...
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Viewing Homeroom Assignment

August 29, 2018
Beginning August 30, parents can log into the Parent Portal to view their child's homeroom assignment after they have completed the Returning Student Registration process (student verification). If you have difficulty accessing the portal or creating an account, you can view your child's placement as long as you have his/her Ontario...
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Student Accident Insurance

August 27, 2018
Providing safe learning environments is a strong and constant focus at the Durham District School Board. Families should however recognize that there is always a potential risk of injury with field trips, sports and other student activities both on and off school grounds. Accidents can happen, despite precautions to prevent them....
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Wednesday is Track & Field Day

May 07, 2018
​Dress for the weather and bring your water bottle. Bottles can be refilled at our waterbottle filling station outside the primary washrooms.
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Pancake Day - Olympic Kick-Off

February 12, 2018
​To kick off the Blair Ridge Olympics, our SCC will be hosting Pancake Day for all students on Friday, Feb. 16. Pancakes will be made on site by SCC volunteers using Aunt Jemima Complete mix and Aunt Jemima Original syrup. Pancakes will be served on a rotation throughout the morning and...
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Kindergarten Registration

January 15, 2018
Children born in 2014 are eligible to attend Junior Kindergarten in September 2018. Registration begins on Monday, January 15 at 4 p.m. Please DO NOT call the school directly to register your child, registration is done online. ​Once your online registration is reviewed, the school will contact you with further information....
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School Climate Survey

November 22, 2017
The Durham District School Board is committed to providing a safe and caring learning environment for all students in the Durham Region. To this end, we want to engage parents/guardians in sharing their perceptions on safety at your child's school and invite you to complete our School Climate Survey. One survey...
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Bobcat Bulletin - November 3

November 06, 2017
Our messaging system is removing attachments from our emails. While this is being resolved, we invite you to review the Bobcat Bulletin attached to this message. Thank you for your patience. ​
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Magazine Fundraiser

October 16, 2017
Unfortuately, our QSP magazine fundraiser did not receive significant support by our Blair Ridge families. Funds raised through QSP enable us to offer so many activities to our students, at no cost. We have extended the deadline for sales until Monday, October 23. Please support this important initiative that funds many...
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Change Makers: Making a Difference in the Lives of Others

October 12, 2017
Our Change Makers club is collecting warm clothing and canned items for local food banks and clothing drives. Items can be brought to the school's front foyer and placed in the appropriate bins. Blair Ridge students have been given the challenge of bringing in two canned items, meaning we could donate...
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Urgent: Verify Your Child's Contact & Medical Information

September 22, 2017
​We have well over 200 students whose contact and medical information is waiting to be verified online. Please do this as soon as possible. Verify Online Now
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Parent Portal Accounts

August 31, 2017
By default, the DDSB now provides only one parent portal account per student. On August 31 the primary parent, or first parent listed on the registration form, received an email from the DDSB with instructions on setting up an account. This single account can combine all of your DDSB children under one...
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Student Homeroom Assignments

August 31, 2017
To check your child's homeroom assignment, you will need his/her Ontario Education Number (OEN). This is available from the Ontario report card. Homeroom Assignments 2017Aug31
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School Connects Account

August 28, 2017
The DDSB is in the process of e-mailing parents with new user information for their School Connects account. Please review all messages from the DDSB carefully to ensure you do not delete this iimportant information. Once you set up a single account, you can add all students in your household to just...
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Class Assignments

August 28, 2017
The DDSB will populate student homeroom assignments on August 31. This information is accessed by logging into your School Connects Safe Arrival account. The Safe Arrival account may not be accessible to some families until August 31. If you cannot access or did not set up a Safe Arrival account, the...
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Office Hours

June 30, 2017
Were you away during report card distribution or did you forget medication or another item at school? You can pick these items up from the office during the following hours:

Pick Up Hours:
Friday, June 30:                 9-2 p.m.
Tuesday, July 4:                 9-2 p.m.
Wednesday, July 5:          9-2 p.m.
Thursday, July 6:               9-2 p.m.
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Report Cards

June 16, 2017
Reports cards will be sent home with students at the end of the day on June 28. Any students not at school on this day may pick their report card up from the office beginning June 29 until July 7. Only the student or student's parent may pick up a student's...
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Special Education Community Information Session

January 26, 2017
​The DDSB is reshaping Special Education supports and services to improve the delivery of service for students with special needs and families. More information: CommunityInformationFlyer.pdf
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Ski Club

January 26, 2017
Our Ski Club coordinator has been in contact with Skyloft Resort this morning. Based on current conditions, Ski Club is still operating today (Jan. 26). Skyloft will contact us by 12 noon if this information changes. Ski Club parents will be sent a notification by Synrevoice email service ONLYif there is...
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DRPS Media Release

January 25, 2017
Parents: Please find attached a media release from Durham Regional Police Services with respect to yesterday's attempted luring in the area of Carnwith Drive and Cachet Boulevard. This letter is being sent home with all students today.
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Safety Matters

January 25, 2017
Parents, a reminder to regularly review important safety information with your children, especially if they are walking to school without an adult. Always walk with a buddy to and from school. Do not talk to strangers. Inform your parents and the school if a stranger approaches you. Remember, adults do not...
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Rafiki Bracelets

December 06, 2016
Thank you to those who ordered Rafiki bracelets in support of empowering women in developing countries. We sold 165 bracelets which equates to $825 raised to support Me to We's endeavour. Bracelets have been ordered and will arrive the week of December 19. 
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Congratulations Intermediate Co-Ed Volleyball

November 14, 2016
You've probably noticed that volleyball is a big sport here at Blair Ridge and our Intermediate Co-Ed team proved it over the weekend by taking the Durham Region championship. Way to go Bobcats, your skill, hardwork and sportsmanship always make us proud. ​Good luck to those boys who'll be playing with...
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Support Our Boys at Durham College

November 12, 2016
Our Intermediate Boys Volleyball team will be defending its DEAA title at Durham College on Tuesday, November 15 at 7 p.m. It's down to the Final Four teams and our boys have worked hard for this moment all season long. Wear your school colours and come out and cheer for the...
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Remembrance Day

November 02, 2016
​Our Remembrance Day Assembly is on Friday, November 11. We encourage students who are part of a community service group (Girl Guides, Scouts, Cadets, etc.) to wear their uniform, and ask all other students to wear black or white as a sign of unity and respect for our Veterans. All students...
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Lost & Found On Display and Online

October 31, 2016
Our Lost & Found is overflowing again! Items are on display in the front foyer outside the gym. To help you search for lost items, you can also view our quick 55 second video of the Lost & Found table. Items not picked up by the end of the day on...
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Make Hunger Disappear

October 24, 2016
Our Change Makers group is collecting non-perishable food items for the local foodbank. Items such as canned vegetables, whole grain crackers, soup, rice, beans, and lentils can be dropped off in the foyer until October 31, 2016. Thank you for supporting our community.​
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Blair Ridge Spiritwear

October 15, 2016
Did you miss the October 12 deadline to order your spiritwear? You can still order directly from the supplier and pick up yourself once it's ready. For those who submitted their order prior to the deadline, your order will arrive at the school in November. Order here. ​
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QSP is Here!

October 06, 2016
​Our QSP Fundraiser is happening now! Visit the QSP website to start shopping and support our school. Our Group ID is 3743614.
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Lunch Supervisors Needed

September 08, 2016
If you have one hour a day to spare please see Mrs. Cleveland to help with Lunch Supervision.  We need daily supervisors from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  Whether you can help 1 or 5 days we would love to have you.  This is a paid position and a great team to work with....
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Gifted Testing Parent Information Night

September 06, 2016
Parents of children in grade 3 or higher are invited to learn more about the Gifted Program and testing. More Information.
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Student Placements - OEN Listing

September 02, 2016
We understand families are experiencing frustration trying to log into the new system to obtain their child's homeroom placement for September. For your convenience, we have posted the OEN listing here. You will need to obtain your child's June report card to look up the student by OEN. Thank you for...
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School Connects Parent Portal - Locked Out?

September 01, 2016
​Have you locked yourself out of the School Connects Parent Portal? The portal will automatically unlock you after 12 hours. If you cannot remember your password, please enter your email then select "Forgot" beside the Password field. You will receive an email with instructions on how to set up a new...
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September Homeroom Placements

July 07, 2016
Due to privacy issues, schools are no longer permitted to post class lists with student names.​ To obtain information about your child's homeroom placement for September, parents are asked to set up a School Connects Safe Arrival​ account. By August 31, t​he DDSB will message parents with sign up instructions for their School Connects account. ​Families...
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Safe Arrival

June 30, 2016
The School Connec​ts  'Safe Arrival'  program enables you to  conveniently notify the school wh en an absence or late will occur.
Parents may make use of phone, internet or mobile app to notify the school of upcoming absences. Parents will no longer contact their child's school to report an absence or late; they will report the...
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Weather Guidelines - Heat

June 20, 2016
As we get into our last weeks of school we remind parents of some important guidelines with respect to heat and humidity. Please plan for your child to be outside on a daily basis. Excerpts from the DDSB Extreme Weather Guidelines for heat have been attached.
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Brooklin Spring Fair Parade

May 30, 2016
​If you're joining our school in the parade, please meet at the Brooklin High School on Saturday morning at 9:45 a.m. A map of the parade route is attached. BSF_ParadeRoute.pdf
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Brooklin Spring Fair Parade

May 11, 2016
Are you intersted in walking with Blair Ridge during the annual Brooklin Spring Fair Parade? The parade takes place on Saturday, June 4.​ Let's show our Bobcat pride!
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Lunch Supervisors Needed

May 11, 2016
We are in need of Lunch Supervisors. If you can offer 1 to 5 days per week to help us during the lunch hour, please see Mrs. Cleveland. This is a paid position.
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Talent Show

April 07, 2016
Students in grades 1-8 are invited to audition for this year's talent show. Before signing up, students must submit a signed Permission Form.
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Wrestling Mini Meet

April 07, 2016
April 7: Today's wrestling mini meet at Blair Ridge will now be a practice. There are no changes ​to the scheduled end time.
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Lunch Lady Calendar

March 23, 2016
​Lunch Lady orders can only be placed online. For your convenience, the April - June menu is attached for reference only. Visit the Lunch Lady at www.lunchlady.ca.
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Grade 9 Option Selection Info.

February 08, 2016
​Information on selecting course options for current Grade 8 students attending Brooklin High School in September. Option Information Sheet.
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Blair Ridge School Climate Survey for Parents

February 03, 2016
What is a School Climate Survey? Provides information so administrators, teachers, students and parents can work together to keep improving our school climate The School Climate Surveys assist Safe and Accepting Schools Teams in gathering data to help make decisions in creating, maintaining and improving safe and caring learning environments for...
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Increasing Student Awareness & Well-Being Through Self Regulation

January 07, 2016
​Self-Regulation includes an awareness of what stresses us, how it imp​acts us and the ability to develop ways to manage it to be calm, alert, and willing to learn.​​​​ Learn more.
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A Message from DRPS

December 09, 2015
Durham Regional Police Services would like to remind the public that making and sharing nude photos of minors is a serious crime with consequences for everyone involved. Child Pornography includes naked or semi-naked sexual pictures or video of a person under 18. It is illegal to view, keep, send, post or...
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Lunch Lady is Coming

December 03, 2015
The Lunch Lady is coming to Blair Ridge beginning January 12, 2016. Look for information brochures coming home with your child before the winter break. Lunches will be offered every Tuesdays. Learn more about the Lunch Lady school lunch program. ​
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School Cash Online

November 26, 2015
For safety and efficiency reasons, the DDSB is moving to an online payment system. It is important to know that your banking information is not stored online with the new School Cash Online (SCO) system. You must enter this information each time you make a purchase or add to your online...
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Urgent: Crossing Guard Safety!

November 25, 2015
​ We have been contacted by the Town of Whitby via Durham Regional Police about safety issues at the crosswalk on the corner of Blackfriar and Cachet. We have addressed this at the school level and ask you to remind your children to cross AT the crosswalk; dismount bicycles, skateboards, and...
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Grade 7 Vandermeer Fundraiser

November 20, 2015
Register and login to School Cash Online to see the beautiful Vandermeer​ products available to order. Funds raised support the Grade 7 French trip to Saint Donat, Quebec.
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Scholastic Book Fair is Coming

November 13, 2015
The Scholastic Book Fair will take place in the library on the following dates and times:
November 18 - 8-8:30, 11:15- 12:15, 3:00-3:30 November 19 - 8:00-8:30, 11:15-12:15, 3:00-3:30 November 20 - 8:30-2:30 (PA Day) November 23 - 8:00-8:30, 11:15-12:15​

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Intramural Schedule for Lunch Gym Activities

November 11, 2015
​Students, please see the schedule for November and December lunch intramurals. If you choose to participate, it is YOUR responsibility to come prepared to participate on the scheduled day. The office phone is for emergencies and requests to phone home for gym shoes and equipment is not deemed an emergency.
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Lunch Supervisors Needed

October 15, 2015
We are in need of adult lunch supervisors. If you're available during our lunch hour for three to five days per week,  please see Mrs. Cleveland for an application package. These are paid positions. ​All successful applicants must undergo a successful vulnerable sector screening.
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QSP Update!

October 15, 2015
​Our in-school fundraising campaign ends October 16 but you can still place orders online after this deadline. See the attached form for details!
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Vision Screening (sorry, form deadline has expired)

October 05, 2015
Blair Ridge has the opportunity to have a Free vision screening day at our school pending parent interest. If you are interested in having your child's vision screened during the school day, please complete and return the attached form to the office no later than the morning of October 13 ....
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Blair Ridge Open House

October 02, 2015
Parents of Blair Ridge students are invited to our Open House next Thursday, October 8 starting at 2 p.m. See the attached flyer. Look for your child's orange invitation. ​
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Kiss and Ride

August 31, 2015
At Blair Ridge we put SAFETY over convenience. Please review our Kiss and Ride prodedures in the attached. As always, we encourage students to arrive at school on foot. Kiss and Ride Info.
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Agendas Costs

June 26, 2015
We are pleased to inform families that the cost of our Student Agendas for the 2015/2016 school year will be covered by the school. Students in Grades 1-8 will use school agendas this coming school year.
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Congratulations Jan Barrett

June 11, 2015
​Congratulations to Jan Barrett who has won the Volunteer of Distinction Award for 2014/2015. Mrs. Barrett will be recognized at the DDSB Awards' ceremony on October 29, 2015. Mrs. Barrett has worked with a variety of our children making crafts and reading with our younger students. She also assists teachers in...
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Rainbows Program at Blair Ridge

November 19, 2014
When something significant happens in the family, the entire family is affected. Even though death, divorce, or other types of loss appear to be grown up problems, they have a profound effect on the children that are touched by these experiences. When a painful loss happens in the family, not only...
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Transportation Weather Zones

October 11, 2014
In an effort to better address inclement weather cancellations, DSTS has introduced weather zones. DSTS encourages you to review the new zones on its website at    Durham Student Transportation Services    Blair Ridge Public School is part of Zone 4 -  Southern Durham Region Area.

For those riding the school...
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Lunchtime Pick Ups

September 09, 2014
Our student population means we have split our lunch into two groups. Our primary students will go outside at 11:15 and come inside to eat their lunch at 11:45. Our Junior and Intermediate students will eat their lunch first, then go outside at 11:45 a.m. Students going home for lunch should leave at 11:15...
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Scooters, Bikes, and Boards!

May 25, 2014
We are not able to offer indoor scooter parking to our students. Those who ride their scooters and bikes to school must use the outdoor lock and storage area for these items. Students using the storage racks should purchase and bring their own lock. The school cannot be held responsible for lost...
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Walking to School & Student Safety

May 16, 2014
We encourage our students to walk, bike, or scooter to school. This is a great time to remind your children about street safety when they are walking without an adult. Please review these important reminders with your child.
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Extra Curricular Activity Schedules

March 03, 2014
Whenever possible, we post team and club schedules on our website (not in our calendar). If your child loses his/her activity schedule, please look under parent information > athletics & clubs > and choose either athletics or clubs to see if your child's activity has a schedule posted. Permission forms are...
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Kiss 'n Ride Reminders

January 26, 2014
The colder weather means more families are driving their children to and from school. Please review our Kiss 'n Ride reminders to ensure all students are kept safe during these busy times of day day.
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Extreme Cold / Transportation

January 09, 2014
Learn more about how we decide if students will have an outdoor recess during cold weather, and how Transportation Services makes their decision regarding bus cancellations. ​Inclement Weather and Transporation Information

Announcement Archive

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Why a Pink Shirt Day?

February 26, 2019
​The idea comes from two Nova Scotia high school students in 2007. When a fellow student was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt, they decided to take a stand. They went out and bought pink shirts to give to fellow students to show their support for a boy who was...
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Brooklin HS Information Night

January 10, 2019
​Parents of current grade 8 students who will be attending Brooklin HS next year are invited to an information night. Course selection and pathway planning information will be presented. The evening takes place on February 7, beginning at 7 p.m. 
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Kindergarten Registration

December 20, 2018
​ Online pre-registration for new kindergarten students is now underway. After you have submitted your registration, the school will contact you by email to schedule a registration appointment. All documentation including original copies of the birth certificate, proof of address, and immunization records must be brought to the registration appointment. We...
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Parent Interview - Online Booking

November 05, 2018
Online booking for our Student-Led Conferences is now open. Last week, all students brought home scheduling instructions (purple handout). The instruction sheet is attached but for security the school's parent code has been removed. Please ask another parent or teacher for this code if you have lost or misplaced your original instruction sheet. Booking...
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QSP: Durham East Community Savings Pass

September 27, 2018
​QSP is more than magazine subscriptions! This year, shop for the Durham East Savings Pass. $25 gets you great savings on s ome featured local merchants such as: Baldwin Street Burger, Boston Pizza, Montana's, Talize, Los Cabos, Cup of Tea, Melanie Pringles, Sky Zone, St. Louis, Kelsey's, Booster Juice, Dairy Queen, Boston Pizza, Tomlin...