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Festival of Lights assembly
Students and parents enjoyed an assembly filled with students singing and dancing to celebrate and
learn about the different cultural holidays that our diverse community celebrates. The theme of the
Festival of Lights was to focus on the fact that most of the holidays we celebrate, include “light” as a
central theme. Student performances recognized the theme of light through the celebrations of
Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, Diwali, Eid, Vaisakhi, Navratra and Janmashtmi.
Thanks to Mrs.Virk and Mrs. Dias for working with the SIB staff and students to put together this
Santa Claus stopped by Sir Isaac Brock –Ho Ho Ho!
Santa Claus dropped in and Sang-A-Long with us
to “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”
Sir Isaac Brock Public School Newsletter
January 2015 http://schools.peelschools.org/1417
Right to Play
On November 21, 2014 the Junior Leaders travelled to Stephen
Lewis Secondary School for the Right to Play Junior Leaders
Initiative training program. The 10 Grade 5 and 6 students
gained leadership skills, built character and learned a number of
different games that are based on social justice issues that
children are faced with from around the world.
Rinsy, Kiya, Simren, Jenish, Thiyva, Rahave, Poomicaa,
Shania, Parteek and Sarujan will be spending the next few
months putting together an action plan to bring the Right to Play Initiative to the students of Sir Isaac Brock. In the spring
the Junior Leaders will be hosting a Today we Play activity day
at which time they will be running the activities and games for
their peers. Stay tuned for more information from the Right to
Play Junior Leaders.
This past November and December the Grade 7 & 8 Senior Boys and Girls Volleyball teams participated in a tournament at
Southfields Village P.S. in Caledon. After many practices both at nutrition breaks and after school, the students went to the
tournament and made Sir Isaac Brock very proud!!
The girls team made up of Sachi, Vaisnavi, Priya, Jasmine, Stuti, Simreet, Vyoma, Aqsa and Preethi showed great improvement,
determination, spirit and sportsmanship as they played in the round robin tournament throughout the day. We are very proud of
their dedication and school spirit!!! Great work Ladies!!
The boys team travelled to Southfields Village later on in the week and played with great skill, team spirit, perseverance and
drive! The team played against 4 other Peel schools during the round robin winning all of their sets but one, sending them to the
Championship round! After playing both Walnut Grove and Palgrave in two very close games, the boys won both of their sets
against the schools, winning the Championship!! Congratulations to Dhariya, Triman, Jaskaran, Maulik, Yash, Manraj, Rwaha,
Pavanjot and Ahmet!! We are very proud of all of you!! Go SIB!!!
~ Ms. Adams & Ms. Gill
The Junior Girls Volleyball team worked hard all season. They are commended on their perseverance, dedication and
commitment to practicing their skills. The girls participated in a tournament and placed 5th. Way to go girls!
The Junior Boys Volleyball team demonstrated cooperation, team work and commitment throughout the volleyball season.
They participated in a tournament held at our school and won 1st place. We are proud to display their Championship banner
in our gym! Congratulations to all members of the team!
Bonne année et bonne santé! Madame Alarcon, Madame Bakhsh, Madame Virk, Madame Dias and Madame Graf are
excited to let you know about the fun opportunities coming up as part of the French program at SIB. The Grade 4-6 students
will have the opportunity to watch a live French theatre production of "Pinocchio" at the Young People's Theatre on March
11. Please remember to submit the permission form and money as this experience is closely tied in to curriculum and
classroom expectations. This trip is being heavily subsidized by an awarded government bursary and the SIB administration.
Also, on January 30th, Dufflebag Theatre will be visiting SIB for a wonderful performance of La Belle et la Bête. This
opportunity will be for all Grade 4-8 students. Stay tuned for the permission form and cost.
Coming up is SIB's French Carnival, taking place during the week of February 2-5. During the carnival, there will be many
fun French cultural activities going on to celebrate the Quebec Winter Carnival. The French club will continue to meet up
until March Break as well. We are very proud of the amazing performance by French Club students at the Festival of Lights
assembly in December!
Conference helps parents make a difference in numeracy and beyond
The Peel District School Board is hosting its annual parent conference on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Fletcher’s Meadow
Secondary School in Brampton. This year, the conference will focus on numeracy—25 out of 60 workshops help with math.
Parents will still have the opportunity to attend workshops on other topics, including literacy, special education and science.
This free learning event is open to Peel parents of students at all grade levels.
Registration opens February 2, 2015
For more information, look out for the conference flyer at your child's school in February or visit www.peelschools.org/
On Saturday, December 6th, our LEGO Robotics teams participated in the First Lego League qualification tournament held at
Tomken Road P. S. Our Bobcats came in fourth place out of 24 teams. They won the Rookie Team trophy for the best first-year
team at the tournament and qualified to go to the Provincial Championships at the University of Waterloo on February 7th.
Thanks to all the students and the coaches (Mrs. Gaur and Mr. Orazem) for their effort and dedication.
Important Dates to Remember
January 14 & 15 Dental Screening - Grades JK, SK, 2 and 8
January 15 SIB Story Night - 7:00-8:00 p.m. All SIB families welcome.
January 19 Report card writing/assessment day - No School for Students
January 21 & 22 Hearing & Vision Screening - All grades
January 22 School Council Meeting - 6:30-7:30 p.m. All parents welcome.
January 30 Character Assembly
January 30 Dufflebag Theatre at SIB for Grade 4-8 students
February 2-5 Kindergarten registration - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each day and 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 5th.
Regional Student Testing –for Grade 4 Students
Every year the Peel District School Board conducts a region-wide standardized test. The Grade 4 students completed the
Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test (C.C.A.T) in December. This aptitude test measures reasoning skills and problem-solving
abilities common to a number of core subject areas and predicts a student’s potential for learning academic material.
SciTech is Coming to Macville Are your children interested in Science? Do they enjoy using technology? Starting in September of 2015, Macville Public
School will be offering a new SciTech program for students who are currently in Grade 5 and going into Grade 6. If you or
someone you know are interested in finding out more, please come to the information evening on Thursday, January 22,
2015 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Humberview, 135 Kingsview Drive in Bolton. Online applications can be found through
at www.peelschools.org/parents/rpaapplication and will open on Jan. 23, 2015. Please go to the Macville website for more
Fitness Fun with Mr. Mathew
Happy New Year to all of our active SIB families! We had a great wrap up to 2014 with our Bobcat teams winning the Junior
and Senior volleyball championships! Our Colour Competition was a great success with each colour gaining points for their
team. This week we will be starting tryouts for the boys and girls Bobcat basketball team, with the tournament being held at our
school. Stay tuned for upcoming dates. Also, this February, our Grade 5-8 students will be travelling to Mansfield Ski Resort
for a day of fun and learning how to ski. What an exciting time for our students! Remember to stay active with your Family and