Blog update for May 13th, 2017

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To all Courcelette community moms: Happy Mothers Day! 🙂

 

THE BIG EVENT

SPRING SOCIAL is coming up!

Friday, May 26th 

See you there! 🙂

Please see the following links.

Spring Social Parent Form & Letter2017

LocalBusinessesLtr.Form2017

 

Parent Council Meeting

Please note that this month’s meeting will take place this coming Wednesday, May 17th, starting at 7:00pm

 

A Huge Thank you to our parent community

We are constantly reminded of the great support we receive from our parents and community supporters. The tools and opportunities that are made available to us do much to enhance learning and bring us together. Thank you on behalf of all of us.

School Photo

Next Thursday, we will be taking a whole school photo. The photographer will take the picture at approximately 1:00pm. This will be a casual photograph of all of us together.

Before and After school care

A survey of interest for before and after school care at Courcelette yielded initial interest to proceed to the next step. A registration session is scheduled for this coming Thursday, May 18th, 3:30-5:30pm in the Courcelette library. Hard copies of the two following documents will be sent home Monday.

Before and after care at Courcelette P.S.

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First half of May in Review

Math News!

Last week, a number of students completed this year’s last Caribou Competition task. This week, our Grade 7 and 8 students wrote the Gauss (University of Waterloo) test. We are building a culture of confidence in mathematics. Many thanks to both Damion Ketchum and Ashley Chang for supporting our efforts.

Eco Club News

Inspired by the Little Free Library boxes in the Beach, our Eco club has launched a new book exchange program. The idea is to take a book from these carts, located outside our school office, and put one in from home in its place. What a wonderful way to share great books.

A few water bottle filling station has been installed.

 

Ms. Banfai and Mr. Brown’s Grade 6/7 classes were lucky enough to enjoy a presentation from Navigation Officer Banfai (Ms. Banfai’s brother!) who works for the Canadian Coast Guard. He is a 3rd Officer on the Sir Wilfrid Laurier which sails out of Victoria, British Columbia. Some of his duties as 3rd Officer include charting routes (which involves lots of math!), instructing the helmsman where to go, ensuring the ship stays on route, and maintaining watch on the bridge. Officer Banfai gave an engaging presentation on his role in the Coast Guard and the role of the Coast Guard in Canada.  He discussed the Coast Guard’s role in the Finding Franklin Expedition as well as their responsibility to maintain a presence in the Arctic to ensure no illegal activity takes place. The students were especially thrilled with the videos of a polar bear and porpoises that were taken from the ship. A big thank you goes out to Navigation Officer Banfai for his presentation!

 

Mental Health week

Our fantastic Mental Health committee created wonderful activities for our students as we continue to promote well-being. Thank you for this important work.

 

 

 

Track and Field News

There has been much activity of late regarding track and Field activities. Congratulations to our athletes and thank you to the coaches. Next Friday is a big  day. Please follow Ms. Roberstson’s blog for up to the minute news.

https://courceletterobertson.wordpress.com/

 

Please know that this letter was sent home yesterday.

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Important dates to remember

May 17 Parent Council mtg 7:00pm

May 18th Registration for Before and After school care 3:30-5:30pm

May 19th Track and Field at Birchmount

May 25th Sharing assembly 12:50pm

 

Blog update, May 5th, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

On Thursday, May 11th, we will host two assemblies to celebrate Mr. McNaughton’s life : a student assembly at 1:00 pm and an adult only assembly at 4:15 pm. Please see the information below and click on the provided link to indicate if you will be attending.

Thank you

Richard

Kindly RSVP by Monday, May 8th, 2017 
Please click on the link below. 

Blog update for May 2nd, School Track date change

Dear Parents/Guardians,

An update from Ms. Robertson: https://courceletterobertson.wordpress.com/

Please check Track and Field blog for more information about Birchmount dates, etc.

CHANGE: Wednesday all day – bring lots of healthy snacks and water!

Also on Wed. 8am are the distance try-outs – 400, 800, and 1500m

Dress for the weather – 8am forecast is 5 degrees!! Bring coats and track pants!! Shorts are great – but you should have cover ups please.

Blog update, April 27th, Coyote sighted close to the school

Dear Parents/Guardians,

A coyote sighting was reported to us after lunch today by a community member. It was seen in the Fallingbrook/Windsor street area.

As a precautionary step, the children stayed in for recess this afternoon. Both the TDSB and the City of Toronto have been notified.

Please note that a hard copy of the following letter is being sent home today with every child. Please take the time to read this letter with your child/children.

Thank You

Richard

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Blog Update for Tuesday, April 25th

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please remember that this Friday, April 28th is PIZZA LUNCH

 

THE BIG EVENT

SPRING SOCIAL is coming up!

SAVE THE DATE – Friday, May 26th 🙂

Please see the following links.

Spring Social Parent Form & Letter2017

LocalBusinessesLtr.Form2017

 Math News!

Our Caribou Math program continues to grow and we are looking to integrate it into every grade 3-8 class next year as part of the curriculum.  8th grader Ray Chen placed 1st in the TDSB for the April competition and 40th in the world.

TRACK and FIELD is fast approaching. Please see Ms. Robertson’s blog for details and updates.

https://courceletterobertson.wordpress.com/

Kimmirut Donations

Thank you very much for your generosity. Please know that the campaign for donations has ended. Many thanks for your support

Cashless Schools – Please sign up soon!

Ms. Hepner is happy to report that we currently have 53 students or a 16% school-wide adoption rate so far. Please sign up soon! Thank you

The Toronto District School Board will soon be launching School Cash Online, an easy to use, safe and convenient way for parents/guardians to pay for their children’s school fees, including agendas, yearbooks and class trips. School Cash Online will be available to our school starting the week of April 3.

All school fees applicable to your child will be posted on School Cash Online. Once you register, you can choose to purchase the items or activities using a debit or credit card. You will be able to see when the school has a new item posted online for purchase and you will also have the option to be notified whenever your child has a new school event requiring payment.

Registration will open the week of April 3 , 2017.  To register for School Cash Online, please visit https://tdsb.schoolcashonline.com select “Get Started Today” and complete the three registration steps. For more information on the registration process, please see the handout attached to this letter. Once registered, you will receive an email notification when items become available online.

If you have questions about the registration process or using School Cash Online, please select the “Get Help” option on the top of School Cash Online web page. You can also contact the School Cash Online Parent Help Desk at 1-866-961-1803 and parenthelp@schoolcashonline.com. The Parent Help Desk is available to assist parents/guardians with the registration process, password recovery, accessing your account or payment issues.

 

TDSB EARLY YEARS SUMMIT – This is a great opportunity for parents and caregivers

 Early Years Flyer Register 4 Parents

Sharing Assembly (April 24th)

We had a “spirited” sharing assembly on Monday. Thanks to Ms. Pennington and her class for hosting.

Today, we had our Jump Rope for Heart assembly. Thanks Ms. Bowers for organizing this event.

Parent Engagement presentation

Our friends at Blantyre School are hosting a parent event. Please see the following attachment for details.

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Blog update, April 23rd, 2017 Robert McNaughton – Celebration of Life

Dear Parents/Guardians,

On Thursday, May 11th, we will host two assemblies to celebrate Mr. McNaughton’s life : a student assembly at 1:00 pm and an adult only assembly at 4:15 pm. Please see the information below and click on the provided link to indicate if you will be attending.

Thank you

Richard

Kindly RSVP by Friday April 28, 2017 
Please click on the link below. 

 

Blog update for April 20th, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

THE BIG EVENT

SPRING SOCIAL is coming up!

SAVE THE DATE – Friday, May 26th 🙂

Please see the following links.

Spring Social Parent Form & Letter2017

LocalBusinessesLtr.Form2017

Sharing Assembly: FYI, our next sharing assembly will take place this coming Monday, April 24th starting at 9:15am.

Jump Rope for Heart Assembly kick-off is this coming Tuesday, April 25th at 9:15am.

Request for Donations in Support of Kimmirut

Here is an opportunity for us to help children who are in need. Please see the attached link. Donations can be left in the green bin located in our school foyer. Thank you to those who have donated some of the needed goods.

Kimmirut

Cashless School

Courcelette PS is on route to becoming a “cashless” TDSB school. Please read the important information in the following link.
TDSB Census – a gentle reminder
 Thank you to all those who completed and submitted the TDSB census. Please return them at your earliest convenience.
 Sight and Sound Program

This program will be available to us on May 11th. A notice will be coming home this week.

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 Important dates
April 24th – Sharing Assembly
April 25th – Jump Rope for Heart Assembly
April 28th – pizza lunch
May 1-5 – Mental Health week
May 11th – Mr. McNaughton’s Celebration of Life – more information will be made available very soon