Weekly Update

Pizza Lunch Tomorrow – December 14

December`s Pizza Lunch is tomorrow, December 14! Thank you to all our wonderful parent volunteers who make this possible, you are greatly appreciated!

Winter Concert – December 21 at 6:30 pm in GPR

Our first concert date is set, and the following classes/groups will be performing;

·        Room 210 – Grade 2 (Plytas)

·        Room 201 – Grade 2 FI (Hafner)

·        Room 102 – Grade 3 FI (Smith)

·        Portable 3 – Grade 3 FI (Pace)

·        Portable 2 – Grade 4/5 FI (Godin)

·        Room 314 – Grade 4 (Cheng)

·        Primary Choir with Ms. Singh

Please note that our GPR has limited seating capacity, and we appreciate families limiting themselves to 2 seats per family. Daycare will be provided.

Our Student Council is co-ordinating our Annual Jackman Food Drive, and we ask that families consider bringing a food donation to the concert. Our Student Council will be there to help organize the donations.

School Information Nights

School Information Night dates have been set for families to visit schools that they may be interested in attending next year. These information events allow students to visit specific schools, and to learn about their programs. We will be working with our Grade 6 students and families in the early new year as we share program options and next steps for families, and ask that you mark your calendars for these School Information Nights. For more information on schools, please visit http://www.tdsb.on.ca/highschool/goingtohighschool/openhousesandinformationnights.aspx

Dates of Interest


Grade 4-8

Downtown Vocal Music Academy – January 12 @ 6:30

Grade 6

Westwood MS – January 18 @ 6:30 pm (For Grade 5 students interested in Optional Attendance for Grade 6)

Grade 7

Horizon Alternative School – January 18 @ 6:00 pm

Equinox Holistic Alternative School – January 19 @ 6:30 pm

Earl Grey MS – January 19 @ 6:00

Quest Alternative School – January 24 @ 6:30 pm

Spectrum Alternative School – January 25 @ 6:00 pm

East Alternative School – January 26 @ 6:30 pm

Applications Being Accepted

Karen Kain School of the Arts – Deadline for application is December 23

Please visit: http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/karenkain/Admissions.aspx

Food Drive Continue, Giving Tree, and Red Nose Campaign

Our Student Council continues their work to challenge classrooms to set a goal for food and hat, gloves, mitts donations to our Annual Food Drive and Giving Tree. The food drive needs canned fish, pasta/pasta sauce, peanut butter, baby food, rice, lentils, chick peas. The students are also continuing with their work on the Red Nose Campaign. This special annual event organized by the Toronto Foundation for Student Success, raises funds to support families in need through breakfast, snack, and after school programs in schools. The campaign runs until Dec 21.

Cookie Dough Orders Arrive December 15

A reminder to families who ordered cookie dough, that delivery is scheduled for December 15. Please pick up your cookie dough order in the GPR, starting at 3:30 pm. Thank you for your support.

Winter Weather Reminder

It`s forecasted to be a snowy winter, and we remind families to take their time driving in inclement weather, and to dress appropriately. Snow pants, boots, hat & mitts all help keep our students warm and dry during outdoor recess.

Late Arrivals

We have seen an increase in late arrivals to school, and remind families that school starts at 8:45 a.m. Please be on time for school, it helps start the day on a positive note, and reduces interruptions in the classroom while direct instruction is taking place.

Mark Your Calendars

Winter Break – December 24 to January 8, 2017

Next Parent Council Meeting – January 9 @ 7:00 pm

January PA Day – January 20

January Pizza Lunch – January 25

Movie Night – January 27

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