Final Blog update for the 2015-2016 school year

Dear Parents/Guardians:

As an outstanding school year at Courcelette PS comes to a close,  I would like to thank our dedicated and creative teachers, support staff and parent volunteers for providing terrific support and rich learning opportunities through curricular and extra-curricular activities. Courcelette PS has, without a doubt, an extensive variety of clubs, teams and parent led initiatives which are planned throughout the year providing many experiential opportunities for our students.

Some of our most memorable moments include: the Terry Fox run, the Grade 8 trip to Quebec City, the Kearney Outdoor Education Centre visit for Grade 6 students, numerous field trips, the great efforts of our sports teams and, of course, our production of  A Midsummer Night’s Dream. These, among many other events exemplify the rich life at Courcelette PS.  I would also like to thank our Parent Council and the broader community whose dedication to our school is unwavering.

Finally, to our Grade Eight students, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best as you venture out into secondary school. Regardless of the paths you choose to take, work hard, do your best, be kind to others and strive to be happy and successful.

All the best!

Richard Bradley

Grade 8 Graduation Celebration – June 23rd

We are very proud of our graduating class. We wish them the very best in the next phase of their educational journey.

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Play Day – Fun, fun, fun!

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Office information

If you are moving over the summer months, please call to inform us. Please know that Courcelette has closed school status, which means that only students with an address within the TDSB determined catchment are able to attend Courcelette.

The last day of school for students is Wednesday, June 29th. If you are planning an early start on the summer break, please let Ms. Hepner know.

Important dates to remember 

June 29th – Last day of school – report cards go home

September 1 – Next Blog update

September 6 – First day of school

Have a safe, fun and happy summer!

Richard

:-)

 

Blog update for June 19th

To all dads:

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

:-)

YEARBOOK ORDERS!

Time is running out!

Order the 2015-2016 Courcelette Yearbook while you still can.

Hello we are once again putting together memories from the year and will be offering yearbooks for sale.  The cost is $30 for 1 yearbook.  To accommodate families that will be ordering multiple yearbooks we will be providing a discounted price of $25 per yearbook.

We will be using Munchalunch.com instead of filling out a paper order form this year.  Parents will place their yearbook orders Online using MunchaLunch.com!   You can pay for your orders by credit card OR Paypal account OR cheque made payable to “Courcelette Community Council”

Go to: http://www.munchalunch.com/schools/courcelette/

  • If you do not have an account:
    • Click the “Register Here” button . The system will guide you throu
    • After adding your children, click the “Fundraising Open” link to order
  • If you have an account just click the “Login Here” button to access your account
    • Click the “Fundraising Open” link to order

A week in Review

Principal for a Day

Sienna did a fabulous job serving as Principal for s Day. She made PA announcements, visited classes, introduced herself to Courcelette parents and oh yes, she turned down Mr. Knight’s request to have the afternoon off. LOL! Well done Sienna.

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Nice try Mr. Knight!

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Signing school documents with Ms. Hepner

Staff appreciation lunch

Our wonderful and supportive Parent Council treated our staff to a wonderful meal. The staff appreciation lunch was much appreciated by all. Thank you so very much!

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Getting physically active

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Kindies at our Primary track event

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Rugby tournament at Birchmount

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Bravo! Ultimate Frisbee tournament finalists

Mars Mission Project

Our Grade 8 students, led by Ms. Wilkins, got a chance to demonstrate their creative work to their parents. It was a great event!mars1mars2mars3

 

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At the same event, some Grade 7 students showed the sturdy bridges they had built

 

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Ms. Campbell and Ms. Frendjian – hard at work doing a little building of their own

Creative dance

Friday, students from Ms. Pennington and Ms. Frendjian’s classes performed  creative dances for many parents. What moves!:-)

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 Office information

If you are moving over the summer months, please call to inform us. Please know that Courcelette has closed school status, which means that only students with an address within the TDSB determined catchment are able to attend Courcelette.

The last day of school for students is Wednesday, June 29th. If you are planning an early start on the summer break, please let Ms. Hepner know.

Important dates to remember

June 23rd – Grade 8 graduation

June 24th – Pizza lunch

June 29th – Last day of school

Blog update for June 8th

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Given that this coming Friday is a PA day, I am issuing the blog a little earlier than usual.

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YEARBOOK ORDERS!

Hello we are once again putting together memories from the year and will be offering yearbooks for sale.  The cost is $30 for 1 yearbook.  To accommodate families that will be ordering multiple yearbooks we will be providing a discounted price of $25 per yearbook.

We will be using Munchalunch.com instead of filling out a paper order form this year.  Parents will place their yearbook orders Online using MunchaLunch.com!   You can pay for your orders by credit card OR Paypal account OR cheque made payable to “Courcelette Community Council”

Go to: http://www.munchalunch.com/schools/courcelette/

  • If you do not have an account:
    • Click the “Register Here” button . The system will guide you throu
    • After adding your children, click the “Fundraising Open” link to order
  • If you have an account just click the “Login Here” button to access your account
    • Click the “Fundraising Open” link to order

LOST AND FOUND

There are many winter clothing items at present in the school. If your child is missing such items, would you please come by and check the lost and found.

Registration 2016

Please see the following attachment with important registration information for new students moving into the Courcelette catchment.

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Other office information

If you are moving over the summer months, please call to inform us. Please know that Courcelette has closed school status, which means that only students with an address within the TDSB determined catchment are able to attend Courcelette.

The last day of school for students is Wednesday, June 29th. If you are planning an early start on the summer break, please let Ms. Hepner know.

Important dates to remember

June 10th – P A day (No school)

June 15th – Parent Council meeting (7:00-8:30 pm)

June 23rd – Grade 8 graduation

June 24th – Pizza lunch

June 29th – Last day of school

 

 

Blog update for June 3rd

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Since the last blog update much has been happening at our very fine school. Please read on.  

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Two messages from Parent Council

Spring Social Thanks

Last Friday evening’s 4th annual Spring Social at the Hunt Club was another smashing success. The weather was ideal to soak in glorious views of Lake Ontario, listen to live music performed by the jazz band of Mr. Bradley’s son, and toast to the spring season with friends and neighbours.  The silent auction represented over 130 local and Courcelette-family affiliated businesses who donated services, merchandise, and gift certificates to our fundraiser, as well as class art made by our children with Courcelette parent, Danielle Ward.  Our live auction was our most thrilling to date, with star lots including autographed sports memorabilia, the chance to be Courcelette Principal-for-a-Day, and vacation stays at a Collingwood chalet.  With deep gratitude, we thank all those who attended, all the parents who helped solicit donations and organize the evening, and our numerous and generous Family and Corporate Sponsors—especially The Miyauchi Family, our Diamond Sponsor, and most notably, Mark Richards of The Richards Group Re/Max, who was our Evening Sponsor.  We are still calculating the fundraised totals from the evening—please stay tuned.

2015-2016 Courcelette Yearbook

Hello we are once again putting together memories from the year and will be offering yearbooks for sale.  The cost is $30 for 1 yearbook.  To accommodate families that will be ordering multiple yearbooks we will be providing a discounted price of $25 per yearbook.

We will be using Munchalunch.com instead of filling out a paper order form this year.  Parents will place their yearbook orders Online using MunchaLunch.com!   You can pay for your orders by credit card OR Paypal account OR cheque made payable to “Courcelette Community Council”

Go to: http://www.munchalunch.com/schools/courcelette/

  • If you do not have an account:
    • Click the “Register Here” button . The system will guide you throu
    • After adding your children, click the “Fundraising Open” link to order
  • If you have an account just click the “Login Here” button to access your account
    • Click the “Fundraising Open” link to order

 Grade 1 and 2 T Run, Jump and Throw event.

We congratulate our students who participated in the Run, Jump and Throw event. Thank you Ms. Laverne and parents who attended the event. Well done Kids!

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New life at Courcelette!

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This week, we marvelled at the birth of baby chicks. Ms. Reynolds’ classroom became a very popular place for our students to visit.

Office information

If you are moving over the summer months, please call to inform us. Please know that Courcelette has closed school status, which means that only students with an address within the TDSB determined catchment are able to attend Courcelette.

The last day of school for students is Wednesday, June 29th. If you are planning an early start on the summer break, please let Ms. Hepner know.

Important dates to remember

June 15th – Parent Council meeting

June 23rd – Grade 8 graduation

June 24th – Pizza lunch

June 29th – Last day of school

Blog Update for May 20

THE BIG EVENT!

Our Spring Social is only one week away!

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We are once again looking forward to the Courcelette Spring Social at the Hunt Club on Friday, May 27, when you can enjoy an evening out with your friends and neighbours with scenic lake views and also support our school in our biggest fundraiser of the year.  All money raised from the event go towards enhancing your children’s educational experience at Courcelette.  There are a variety of ways to participate:

  • To donate goods or services to our auction or to help solicit local and regional businesses to donate to our event, please contact Erica Yao (yaoerica@yahoo.com).  This is a wonderful opportunity for businesses to market themselves to our vibrant community.
  • To be a Family Sponsor, please contact Stephen Thurlbeck (stephen.thurlbeck@gmail.com).  Sponsorships start at $250+ and qualify for tax-receipts as well as tickets to Spring Social.
  • If you know of a business willing to provide Corporate Sponsorship, please contact Shan Collins (shanwcollins@gmail.com).
  • To be a part of the Spring Social organizing committee, or for general inquiries, please contact Tara O’Grady (tara@blissevents.ca).
  • Please check our event website, www.courcelettespringsocial.splashthat.com for updated information and ticket sales

Grade 8 Graduation: (June 23rd)

We are pleased to be able to accommodate up to 6 guests (not including the graduating student) for the family of each one of our graduates. Please call Ms. Hepner, 416-396-6185, to confirm the number of guests you will be bringing to the graduation ceremony.

Sharing Assembly (Wednesday, May 25th)

On Wednesday, May 25th we will be leading a school-wide sharing assembly at 12:45 in the afternoon with a focus on being inclusive.

Various grades have prepared videos, songs and dance performances to promote the importance of being inclusive.

The following classes will be sharing in this month’s assembly:

Ms. Reynolds: Friendship Songs

Ms. Nikoletopoulos: Courcelette Community Video

Ms. Cahill: Dance

Ms. Baldwin: Read Aloud – Aboriginal Acknowledgement

Ms. Frendjian: Inclusion Video

Ms. Wilkins: Video

 

Victoria Day Holiday

Please enjoy a safe and restful long weekend!

:-)

Important dates to remember:

May 23rd Victoria Day holiday

May 25th Sharing Assembly

May 27th – Spring Social

May 27th – Second hepatitis B shot (Grade 7)

May 27th – Pizza Lunch

June 23rd – Grade 8 graduation

 

Blog update for May 13, 2016

This year’s SPRING SOCIAL is just 2 weeks away!

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We are once again looking forward to the Courcelette Spring Social at the Hunt Club on Friday, May 27, when you can enjoy an evening out with your friends and neighbours with scenic lake views and also support our school in our biggest fundraiser of the year.  All money raised from the event go towards enhancing your children’s educational experience at Courcelette.  There are a variety of ways to participate:

  • To donate goods or services to our auction or to help solicit local and regional businesses to donate to our event, please contact Erica Yao (yaoerica@yahoo.com).  This is a wonderful opportunity for businesses to market themselves to our vibrant community.
  • To be a Family Sponsor, please contact Stephen Thurlbeck (stephen.thurlbeck@gmail.com).  Sponsorships start at $250+ and qualify for tax-receipts as well as tickets to Spring Social.
  • If you know of a business willing to provide Corporate Sponsorship, please contact Shan Collins (shanwcollins@gmail.com).
  • To be a part of the Spring Social organizing committee, or for general inquiries, please contact Tara O’Grady (tara@blissevents.ca).
  • Please check our event website, www.courcelettespringsocial.splashthat.com for updated information and ticket sales.

Author visit at Courcelette

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Today, Alex A. the author of a series of graphic comics called Super Agent Jon le Bon was at Courcelette to speak to many of our students. He spoke of his journey as an author and illustrator and inspired our students to enjoy writing. Many of his graphic comic books are in Courcelette’s library circulation.

Track and Field update

Last Monday, over 90 students participated in the Track and Field meet at Birchmount CI. We are very proud of them. Many will be moving on to the next round. For detailed information, please see Ms. Robertson’s blog.

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Grade One & Two Run, Jump, Throw & Relay Event at Birchmount Park Stadium

At the end of May, Courcelette P.S. has been invited to join in a special Track and Field type event at Birchmount Park Stadium. This day will consist of some running, jumping, throwing and relay events.  4 girls and 4 boys from each grade will be invited to attend this event.  On Wednesday, May 18, 2016 in the morning (Rain Date: Friday, May 20, 2016) the Grade One and Two students will participate in a variety of events to determine which children will attend the event on May 30, 2016.  Later on in June, there will be another track day for our primary students at Courcelette P.S. to continue to enhance their Track & Field skills.  Both days are intended to be fun.  Good sportsmanship and participation is expected by all.

Vision/Hearing Clinic

Sufficient forms were returned for the vision/hearing clinic. The service providers will be at Courcelette on May 17th.

Student Safety

When your child is away, please always let the office know by calling us or leaving a message on our voicemail. We ask that you kindly follow this process rather than letting your child’s teacher know.

Lost And Found

Many clothing items are presently in our Lost and Found bin. Please come by if you suspect that clothing items that belong to your child are at school. A parent volunteer will be here on Monday to take way unclaimed items.

Important dates to remember:

May 17th – Vision and Hearing clinic

May 18th – Parent Council Meeting

May 27th – Spring Social

May 27th – Second hepatitis B shot (Grade 7)

May 27th – Pizza Lunch

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Blog Update for May 6th, 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Our thoughts are with those from the Fort McMurray community. If you wish to help, please consider the Canadian Red Cross. The Federal government will match every dollar raised. Thank you

Our OPEN HOUSE and WELCOME to KINDERGARTEN sessions were tremendously successful. This was a lovely way to recognize Education Week. Thank you so very much for supporting student learning. I wish to thank our Parent Council for supporting these events.

Track and Field update!

This Monday, 91 students will be participating in Track and Field at Birchmount Park CI.  A bus will be shuttling the kids in advance of their event and will be returning them to school. A bus schedule and seating plan will be posted on the school’s main doors later this afternoon.

If you are driving your child to the meet due to an early event, please contact the school to let us know. If you are present at the meet and wish to take your own child home or back to school please notify a teacher so that the child’s name is removed from the bus list.

Here is the schedule:

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For more important details, please see Ms. Robertson’s blog at:

https://courceletterobertson.wordpress.com

Please ensure that your child is comfortably dressed for the weather conditions. Please  send a lunch, as per usual, and a bottle of water on which your child’s name is written. The weather appears promising for Monday. It will be an awesome day!

Thanks to our coaches for their work in supporting our Track and Field Athletes. Best wishes to all participants!

This year’s SPRING SOCIAL is just 3 weeks away!

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We are once again looking forward to the Courcelette Spring Social at the Hunt Club on Friday, May 27, when you can enjoy an evening out with your friends and neighbours with scenic lake views and also support our school in our biggest fundraiser of the year.  All money raised from the event go towards enhancing your children’s educational experience at Courcelette.  There are a variety of ways to participate:

  • To donate goods or services to our auction or to help solicit local and regional businesses to donate to our event, please contact Erica Yao (yaoerica@yahoo.com).  This is a wonderful opportunity for businesses to market themselves to our vibrant community.
  • To be a Family Sponsor, please contact Stephen Thurlbeck (stephen.thurlbeck@gmail.com).  Sponsorships start at $250+ and qualify for tax-receipts as well as tickets to Spring Social.
  • If you know of a business willing to provide Corporate Sponsorship, please contact Shan Collins (shanwcollins@gmail.com).
  • To be a part of the Spring Social organizing committee, or for general inquiries, please contact Tara O’Grady (tara@blissevents.ca).
  • Please check our event website, www.courcelettespringsocial.splashthat.com for updated information and ticket sales.

Vision/Hearing Clinic

Recently, a two page package was sent home regarding an available service for vision and hearing testing. For your convenience, I am attaching these documents. Please note that the service providers will only come if we have a minimum of 25 students registered for the program. The closing date for us to receive the completed registration forms is May 10th. Please return the completed forms to your child’s teacher. Should we have enough registrations, the clinic will run on May 17th.

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Important dates to remember:

May 9th – Track and Field at Birchmount

May 17th – Vision and Hearing clinic

May 18th – Parent Council Meeting

May 27th – Spring Social

May 27th – Second hepatitis B shot (Grade 7)

May 27th – Pizza Lunch

Blog udpdate, April 28th,

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Last Friday, we were treated to a wonderful sharing assembly during which students presented on the theme of Earth Day. We witnessed thoughtful presentations, entertaining and informative student created videos and performances by a number of classes. As always, the Courcelette spirit was high and proud.

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Ms. Robertson leading our grade 1 and 2 students into song

Track and Field

Last week, the students enjoyed participating in tremendous track and field activities. They worked hard and tried their best and our staff was out there supporting their efforts. Well done! For additional Track and Field information, please visit our school website  http://schools.tdsb.on.ca/courcelette/

Speech Arts

Congratulations to Leah Howard, Claire Nykoliation, Madeleine Stewart and Lee Neff for representing our school so beautifully at the ER-12 family of schools Speech Arts finals. Lee will be going to the District finals on May 12th. We are extremely proud of these very talented contestants.

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 2nd – Folk Dancing at the Scarborough Civic Centre- Here is the schedule: check in time is at 5:45-6:00pm, the march in is at 6:15, and the dancing starts at 6:30 until 7:30. Our folk dancers have been working hard and have been coached by Ms Pennington and Ms Bowers. Have a great time Folk Dancers!

Tuesday, May 3rd – Welcome to Kindergarten – 5:00-6:00 – Our kindergarten team along with some of our partners will welcome parents and their pre-JK children to learn more our Kindergarten program. This is a great opportunity to connect and share ways to ensure the best start possible for our incoming JK students.

Wednesday, May 4th – OPEN HOUSE – 5:30-7:00pm – Please join us and see first hand the many great learning opportunities taking place at our school. Our Parent Council will be serving pizza and water. Please inform your child’s teacher if you will be attending this event. This will help our Parent Council determine how much pizza to have on hand.

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May 2-6 is Children’s Mental Health Week – Each day, we will provide simple activities and exercises to our students to build awareness regarding our collective and individual wellness.

THE BIG EVENT! Please save the date

Spring Social – May 27, 2016

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We are once again looking forward to the Courcelette Spring Social at the Hunt Club on Friday, May 27, when you can enjoy an evening out with your friends and neighbours with scenic lake views and also support our school in our biggest fundraiser of the year.  All money raised from the event go towards enhancing your children’s educational experience at Courcelette.  There are a variety of ways to participate:

  • To donate goods or services to our auction or to help solicit local and regional businesses to donate to our event, please contact Erica Yao (yaoerica@yahoo.com).  This is a wonderful opportunity for businesses to market themselves to our vibrant community.
  • To be a Family Sponsor, please contact Stephen Thurlbeck (stephen.thurlbeck@gmail.com).  Sponsorships start at $250+ and qualify for tax-receipts as well as tickets to Spring Social.
  • If you know of a business willing to provide Corporate Sponsorship, please contact Shan Collins (shanwcollins@gmail.com).
  • To be a part of the Spring Social organizing committee, or for general inquiries, please contact Tara O’Grady (tara@blissevents.ca).
  • Please check our event website, www.courcelettespringsocial.splashthat.com for updated information and ticket sales.

Important dates to remember:

April 29th – Pizza lunch

May 2nd – Folk Dancers Jamboree – Scarborough Civic Centre

May 3rd – Welcome to Kindergarten

May 4th- Courcelette OPEN HOUSE

May 27th – Spring Social

 

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