Brookside Intermediate

Parent Teacher Interviews

Hi everyone, parent teacher interviews are set for Wednesday, March 28th from 1 - 5 and 6 - 8:30. Students will be dismissed at 12:06 and buses will leave our parking lot at approximately 12:16.

This year, we will be using Optis, the on-line interviewing system which allows parents and guardians to set up interviews with teachers. The instructions on how to do this are on the attached sheet. You can register to start the process immediately.

If you have any questions, please call 895-7181 and ask to speak to one of our secretaries Ms. Courtney Dunn or Trina Francis.

Click here to enter the Optis system to book interview times

Click here to see an instruction page on how to use the Optis system


Welcome to our interim website! Here you will find info on our new school. This site will be live until we have a full website published. You can also follow us on Twitter at

Phone: (709) 895-7181

Principal: Leo Etchegary

Assistant Principal: Doug Pippy

Information for Parents/Guardians of PCSPI

School phone: 895-7181

Principal: Leo Etchegary (

Assistant Principal: Doug Pippy (

Secretaries: Trina Francis ( and Courtney Dunn (

Twitter: @PCSP_New_School


Hi everyone, our school is off to a great start. Here are some updates and information that we want to bring to your attention.

  1. PD days - Our first pd day will take place on Friday, October 6. We only confirmed this date yesterday. We have contacted the School Lunch Association as well because some parents have already sent in money for this date. This will be adjusted for future purchases. Apologies for any inconvenience. We have a pd day (district close out) on Thursday, October 19th as well. This was communicated in an earlier note.

2. Bussing:

  • Students who are in the walk zone can apply for a courtesy seat by filling out the following application and bringing it to the office. Please fill out page 6. We hope to start reviewing these applications at the end of this week.
  • There are some changes to several routes starting tomorrow and they may have already happened. We will let you know when the changes are permanent.

3. Cafeteria Services

  • The School Lunch food service at PCSP Intermediate will start on Sept. 25th. Prior to that time, students will need to bring all food and snacks from home. Please see the documents below that explain how the School Lunch will work. For more details you can also visit their website at

PLEASE NOTE: There is a one time registration for school lunch. Your child must officially register for the program before they can be served food. You can complete the registration form online or by paper copy which is being sent home with your child today. This registration is separate from the food selection envelopes you may have used.

4. Lunchtime for 5-6 students

  • Students in 5-6 will have supervised outside play during the first 25 minutes of lunch weather permitting. If the weather is poor, students will have supervised inside play in the gym and library.
  • During the second half of lunch, students in 5-6 will eat their lunch.

5. Lunchtime for 7-9 students

  • Students in 7-9 can walk home to lunch if they have permission from their parent/guardian. Please send a written note or e-mail to or
  • If 7-9 students are staying for lunch they are permitted to go outside and use the skate park, playground, softball field and soccer field (after the grade 5 and 6 students have left). The boundaries are Thorburn Rd. and Rainbow Gully Rd and our school.

6. Resources - We are waiting for a number of items to be delivered: locks, cafeteria tables, computers, book shelves, etc. We expect most of these to be delivered by the end of next week.

7. Open House/Curriculum night - Our curriculum night is scheduled for Thursday, September 21 from 7-9. We are waiting for some exterior and interior lighting to be finished before we have our Open House. Stay tuned for details.

8. Staff list - In case you need to contact a teacher

Baldwin, David

Bartlett, David

Bavis, Lindsay

Brazil, Jasmine

Burke, Clifford

Carey, Vanessa

Clarke, Kendra

Crane, Brenda

Curnew, Jessica

Dawe, Jillian

Doyle, Joanne

Durdle, Lisa

Fitzgerald, Jonathan

Grant, Amelia

Johnson, Verle

Keeping, Monique

Keough, Brittany

Kirby, Kim

Ledwell, Colleen

Lynch, Charlotte

Mahoney, Kelly

Malone, Brian

Nixon, Tracy

Norman, Kelly

Norman, Susan

Paterson, Sam

Pearson, Jocelyn

Pippy, Douglas

Roberts, Roxanne

Ryan, Gordon

Shortall, Lori

Smart, Natalie

Smith, Lesleigh

Vinnedge, Jennifer

Walsh, Kerry

Whalen, Jacinta

Williams, Raven

9. Allergies:

We have students and staff with severe allergies to: Eggs, all nuts and all fish. We are still compiling this list.

Bus Routes

Please click here to get to our school profile page where you will find information on our bus routes.

School Supply Lists:

PCSPI 5-6 Supply List
PCSPI 7-9 Supply List