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Principal’s Update

13 Feb

Dear Parents & Guardians,

A reminder that the First Term Report Cards will be going home with your child tomorrow (Wed. Feb 14th, 2018).  While the progress report you received in the fall had an indication as to how your child(ren) were doing in a general view, this Term 1 Report Card will have marks (for students in grades 1-6) and more detail remarks.  All students from JK to Grade 6 will be receiving a report card (unless your child recently joined our school).

Teachers have reached out to parents, where there is a need, for a report card interview.  Parents who have contacted their teacher may also request a meeting.  These meetings take place Thursday after school/evening (Feb 15) and Friday morning (Feb 16), though some teachers may have scheduled interviews at other times and dates.

As you know, there are many events happening at our school.  This Friday is a PA Day, and Monday is Family Day.  You can continue to stay on top of events by visiting our Google Calendar, the link is on the right side of this web page.

Many school clubs continue to run on a weekly basis including the Social Justice League (with Mrs. Mercer and Mr. Chen), Pathfinders (with Mr. Buckingham), ECO schools (with Mrs. Marchiori), the Robotics Club (with Mr. Chen), and the school play (with Ms. Brock, Ms. Greco, Ms. Bates).

Some of the newer events, clubs running at our school include a morning soccer club (with Mr. Eschle and Mr. Khaja) and a morning basketball club (with Mr. Khaja and Mr. Chen).

We’ve had a number of school teams complete their seasons recently.

The Kids Lit Team competed in their competition last week.  They competed against nearly 100 other teams from across the TDSB on literature knowledge.  We are very proud of the team who finished in the top 20!  Thanks to Mrs. Greco and her team of teachers for working with our students!

Mrs. Eisen completed the primary Bench Ball house league last week.  Students competed in very spirited games of bench ball during the pm recess, with lots of good sportspersonship and athleticism!  Way to go students!

The Girls’ Volleyball team finished their season last week.  The girls played with passion, energy and great attitudes, way to go girls!  Thanks to Mr. Anton and Mr. Kellesis for coaching the team this year.

The co-ed ice hockey team finished their regular season today with a big “under-dog” win against Allenby PS today, winning 4-3!  The team is awaiting to hear about their playoff outlook.  We are very proud of the team’s progress and how well they represented our school on the ice this year.  A huge thanks to Coach Kellesis (and Mr. Mah). Special thanks to parent-volunteers Mr. Siegel, Mr. Benayon for helping behind the bench as well as Mr. Yu, Mr. Kozak and Mr. Miller for score-keeping when called upon.

Our school recently had a 4-day session of table tennis/ping-pong during our PE classes, compliments of the staff from Human Moves.  The staff held up-beat, fun and cooperative table tennis sessions for all for our classes in our gym.  The students (and even staff) had a great time during these sessions.

This week, master drummer Frederick Kwasi Dunyo (http://www.dunyo.com/) began his sessions of working with all of our students on African Drumming!  Kwasi will be with us over the next few weeks and leading interactive, fun, informative lessons on drumming, dancing and singing!  This special opportunity is funded by you, our parents, via the Parent Council – thank you parents for this great experience for our students!

Thanks for reading!

Mr. B. Mah,
Principal.

 
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