EQAO 2015-2016 Individual Student Results

Dear Parents/Guardians of students in Grades 4 and 7.

The individual student results for last year’s EQAO assessments will be coming home with your child today.

Please see the following link for a complete school Report.

https://eqaoweb.eqao.com/eqaoweborgprofile/Download.aspx?rptType=PBS&_Mident=125520&YEAR=2016&assessmentType=3&orgType=S&nF=qSFRsUhIZuV3yitMkjXcKwNfVx1rYg6Q3naF3vXUiro=&displayLanguage=E

Thank you

Richard

 

Blog Update September 23rd, 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It was fantastic to see everyone at Curriculum night. I wish to thank the Courcelette staff and all of you for creating such a dynamic, positive and caring school environment. We thank our Parent Council and parent volunteers for providing pizza and water at last evening’s event.

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Chine Drive Cross-country meet 

Over 70 Courcelette students made us proud at the Chine Drive meet. A number of students distinguished themselves and some earned top honours. All ran well and gave it their best effort. Well done runners! A special thanks to our coaches.

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For the latest XC news, please follow Ms. Robertson’s blog.

https://courceletterobertson.wordpress.com

 

FALL FEST – SATURDAY, OCT 22nd

For over 30 years we have kicked off the school year with this family & friend orientated day. Fall Fest will be on Saturday, October 22nd, from 11am to 3pm, at our school. This year again we look forward to our children, friends, and neighbours of all ages enjoying the many fun events of the day including Bouncy Castles, Obstacles Course, Carnival Games, Haunted House, Treasure Baskets, Face Painting, Book Sale, Cotton Candy, Delicious Food & Drinks, and much more!

In the coming weeks, please look out for notices on the school blog, emails from parent council, and handouts in your children’s agendas detailing the various ways you can participate.

For more information and/or to volunteer your time at any level of commitment for this annual school tradition, please contact Shan Collins, Fall Fest Chair, at:  shanwcollins@gmail.com

Additionally, we are grateful to Shan Collins who will be running this event for the third year, and we are actively seeking a parent volunteer to partner with Shan Collins to Co-chair this event this year and lead it next year.

 Parent Council – first general meeting of the 2016-17 school year

Our first Parent meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 28th 7:00 -8:30pm in the school gym. We urge you to get involved and have your voice heard. Please know that child care is provided during our monthly meetings.

We communicate with you through this channel about critical school, neighbourhood and community issues as well as produce the class lists that allow your children to stay in touch with their classmates. In order for your family to be included, sign up online: http://eepurl.com/cekuVT

 

Pizza Lunch via Munch-a-Lunch

Our first Pizza Lunch of the year is one week away. All orders must be in by Tuesday.

Please sign up on Munch-a-Lunch: http://secure.munchalunch.com/. Your Munch-a-Lunch account will be used to sign up for other school events throughout the year.

 XC Jerseys for Sale – Monday NOON Deadline

Mr. Fiddian-Green has organized an order for Eagle Beaver gear! If your child would like his/her own personal sports jersey or hoodie please order by: Mon. Sept. 26th (at NOON). Items will be ready before our first Qualifier meet in October!

 Jerseys and hoodie sweatshirts can also be ordered without the “XC” in children and adult sizes for those not on the cross-country team.

https://courcelettexc16.itemorder.com/sale

 Terry Fox Run

Our community Terry Fox run will be held on Thursday, September 29th after the afternoon recess (rain date: September 30). We will be collecting $2.00 donations – Toonie for Terry. All proceeds will be going to the Terry Fox Foundation. Thank you in advance for your support.

Our first Sharing Assembly  September 30th (9:00am)

The Grade 8 class will be facilitating our first Sharing Assembly. We will be sharing ways in which the September Character trait – Respect was demonstrated throughout our school. We will also discuss Mindfulness and Wellbeing. 

Safe Arrival

When you know your child will be away, please let the office know to ensure that we  accurately update our safe arrival program. For your convenience, we are providing a fridge magnet with the Safe Arrival information. Many of you have already received one during curriculum night. If you do not yet have one, please drop by the office to see Ms. Hepner.

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Important dates:

September 28th Parent Council Meeting 7:00-8:30pm

September 29th Terry Fox Run (Rain date – September 30th)

September 30th Sharing Assembly 9:00-9:45am

September 30th Pizza lunch

October 5th Photo Day

October 24th-26th Grade 6 trip to Kearney

 

 

XC Jerseys for sale, September 21

XC Jerseys for Sale!

September 21, 2016 – Leave a Response

Mr. Fiddian-Green has organized an order for Eagle Beaver gear! If your child would like his/her own personal jersey or hoodie ~ here are the details:

~Shirts will be available for sizing Thursday am and Friday am @ 8am ~ 

Orders must go in by: Mon. Sept. 26th (at NOON) and will be ready before our first Qualifier meet in October!

Here’s the website: Please copy and paste it into a new window as I can’t get it to hyperlink!

https://courcelettexc16.itemorder.com/sale

Pricing: is

– $20 for T-shirt with XC on back

– $35 for Hoodies with XC on back

If want to add name to back of either item, cost is additional $8 per item.  There is a $4.95 processing fee for each order.  Taxes are included in above prices (i.e. $35 hoodie will cost $39.95).

Thanks for doing this for our team, Mr. Fiddian-Green!!

Ms Robertson and the coaches

Chine Drive Cross Country, September 21,\

Dear Parents/Guardians,

For your convenience, please find the approximate run times for tomorrow’s meet.

Chine Meet Order of Races

September 21st, 2016

 Start Time: 4:05 p.m. sharp

 All times are approximate:

4:05 p.m.                     Grade 1 Girls and Boys together

4:20 p.m.                     Grade 2 Girls and Boys together

4:35 p.m.                     Grade 3 Girls and Boys together

4:50 p.m.                     Grade 4 Girls and Boys together

5:05 p.m.                     Grade 5 Girls and Boys together

5:20 p.m.                     Grade 6 Girls and Boys together

5:35 p.m.                     Grade 7 Girls and Boys together

5:50 p.m.                     Grade 8 Girls and Boys together

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Parents/Guardians,

I believe the links are now operational.

Richard

FALL FEST – SATURDAY, OCT 22nd
Our annual Fall Fest will be on Saturday, October 22nd, from 11am to 3pm, at school. For over 30 years we have kicked off the school year with this family & friend orientated day. This year again we hope our children, friends, and neighbours of all ages will enjoy the many fun events of the day including Bouncy Castles, Obstacles Course, Carnival Games, Haunted House, Treasure Baskets, Face Painting, Book Sale, Cotton Candy, Delicious Food & Drinks, and much more!
In the coming weeks, please look out for notices on the school blog, emails from parent council, and handouts in your children’s agendas detailing the various ways you can participate.
For more information and/or to volunteer your time at any level of commitment for this annual school tradition, please contact Shan Collins, Fall Fest Chair, at: shanwcollins@gmail.com.  Additionally, we are grateful to Shan Collins who will be running this event for the third year, and we are actively seeking a parent volunteer to partner with Shan Collins to Co-chair this event this year and lead it next year.
Parent Council – first general meeting of the 2016-17 school year
Our first Parent meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 28th 7:00 -8:30pm in the school gym. We urge you to get involved and have your voice heard. Please know that child care is provided during our monthly meetings.
Pizza Lunch via Munch-a-Lunch
Our first Pizza Lunch of the year is two weeks away.  Please sign up on Munch-a-Lunch:  http://secure.munchalunch.com/schools/courcelette/.  Your Munch-a-Lunch account can be used to sign up for other school events throughout the year.
Parent Council News
We communicate with you through this channel about critical school, neighbourhood and community issues as well as produce the class lists that allow your children to stay in touch with their classmates.  In order to be included, please take a moment to sign up online for your family:http://eepurl.com/cekuVT

September 16, addendum

Dear Parents/Guardians,

On today’s blog update there were technical issues with the links. I hope that the following reissue of the problematic sections will now work better.

Many thanks for your patience.

Richard

 

FALL FEST – SATURDAY, OCT 22nd
Our annual Fall Fest will be on Saturday, October 22nd, from 11am to 3pm, at school. For over 30 years we have kicked off the school year with this family & friend orientated day. This year again we hope our children, friends, and neighbours of all ages will enjoy the many fun events of the day including Bouncy Castles, Obstacles Course, Carnival Games, Haunted House, Treasure Baskets, Face Painting, Book Sale, Cotton Candy, Delicious Food & Drinks, and much more!
In the coming weeks, please look out for notices on the school blog, emails from parent council, and handouts in your children’s agendas detailing the various ways you can participate.
For more information and/or to volunteer your time at any level of commitment for this annual school tradition, please contact Shan Collins, Fall Fest Chair, at: shanwcollins@gmail.com.  Additionally, we are grateful to Shan Collins who will be running this event for the third year, and we are actively seeking a parent volunteer to partner with Shan Collins to Co-chair this event this year and lead it next year.
Parent Council – first general meeting of the 2016-17 school year
Our first Parent meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 28th 7:00 -8:30pm in the school gym. We urge you to get involved and have your voice heard. Please know that child care is provided during our monthly meetings.
Pizza Lunch via Munch-a-Lunch
Our first Pizza Lunch of the year is two weeks away.  Please sign up on Munch-a-Lunch:  http://secure.munchalunch.com/schools/courcelette/.  Your Munch-a-Lunch account can be used to sign up for other school events throughout the year.
Parent Council News
We communicate with you through this channel about critical school, neighbourhood and community issues as well as produce the class lists that allow your children to stay in touch with their classmates.  In order to be included, please take a moment to sign up online for your family:http://eepurl.com/cekuVT

Blog update, September 16th

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This blog update provides a window on the many wonderful activities and upcoming events at Courcelette.

Curriculum Night (Thursday, September 22)

Please join us anytime after 5:00pm and enjoy pizza and water provided by our Parent Council. The classroom visits will begin at 6:30 and again at 7:00 and will end at 7:30. The purpose of curriculum night is for you to meet your child’s teachers, hear about the main features of the curriculum and learn about the school day and classroom routines. We look forward to seeing you.

FALL FEST – SATURDAY, OCT 22nd
 Our annual Fall Fest will be on Saturday, October 22nd, from 11am to 3pm, at school. For over 30 years we have kicked off the school year with this family & friend orientated day. This year again we hope our children, friends and neighbours of all ages will enjoy the many fun events of the day including Bouncy Castles, Obstacles Course, Carnival Games, Haunted House, Treasure Baskets, Face Painting, Book Sale, Cotton Candy, Delicious Food & Drinks, and much more!
In the coming weeks, please look out for notices on the school blog, emails from parent council, and handouts in your children’s agendas detailing the various ways you can participate.
 For more information and/or to volunteer your time at any level of commitment for this annual school tradition, please contact Shan Collins, Fall Fest Chair, at: shanwcollins@gmail.com.  Additionally, we are grateful to Shan Collins who will be running this event for the third year, and we are actively seeking a parent volunteer to partner with Shan Collins to Co-chair this event this year and lead it next year.
 
Parent Council – first general meeting of the 2016-17 school year
Our first Parent meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 28th 7:00 -8:30pm in the school gym. We urge you to get involved and have your voice heard. Please know that child care is provided during our monthly meetings.
Pizza Lunch via Munch-a-Lunch
Our first Pizza Lunch of the year is two weeks away.  Please sign up on Munch-a-Lunch:  http://www.munchalunch.com/schools/courcelette/.  Your Munch-a-Lunch account can be used to sign up for other school events throughout the year.
 

Communication

School communication is vital to other success of our students. We urge you to follow the school blog regularly and visit our school website, which is administered by Mrs. Robertson. The school website link is  http://schools.tdsb.on.ca/courcelette/

Also, please see Mrs. Robertson’s blog for all important Cross country dates at:

https://courceletterobertson.wordpress.com

Parent Council News
Student Class Lists (as well as other notices) are distributed through parent council.  In order to be included, please take a moment to sign up online for your family: http://eepurl.com/cekuVT

 

Parent Council Communication
Sign up for parent council communications at the following link:  http://eepurl.com/cekuVT
We communicate with you through this channel about critical school, neighbourhood and community issues as well as produce the class lists that allow your children to stay in touch with their classmates.

Ms. Rigó’s Blog

Ms. Rigó, who teaches French to all grade 4-8 students and drama and dance to Ms. Banfai’s Grade 3 class invites you to visit her blog at the following link.

https://msmargaritamariarigo.wordpress.com/

Athletics

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Many thanks to all coaches and students involved in cross country and boys and girls slow pitch. Students, please make sure to get your permission forms in to your coach.

Girls’ slow pitch practices are on Mondays and Wednesdays

Boys’ slow pitch practices are on Tuesdays and Thursdays

*All slow pitch practices are after school

Terry Fox Run

Our community Terry Fox run will be held on Thursday, September 29th after the afternoon recess (rain date: September 30). We will be collecting $2.00 donations – Toonie for Terry. All proceeds will be going to the Terry Fox Foundation. Thank you in advance for your support.

Message from Mrs. Robertson

 If any family in our Courcelette family has a small loveseat that they are throwing out/ recycling… please consider donating it to our Library!  It would be awesome if it was bonded leather or leather for wiping, but anything would be appreciated!  Many thanks for your consideration.
 
Sincerely,
Mrs. Robertson, teacher-librarian

 

Important dates:

September 22nd Curriculum Night  5:00-6:30pm

September 28th Parent Council Meeting 7:00-8:30pm

September 29th Terry Fox Run (Rain date – September 30th)

September 30th Sharing Assembly 9:00-9:45am

September 30th Pizza lunch

October 5th Photo Day

October 24th-26th Grade 6 trip to Kearney

Blog Update for September 9th, 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The new school year is in full bloom. Despite the warm temperature, the students are smiling and engaging in their new routines.  :-)

Kearney Outdoor Education Centre

The Grade 6 trip to Kearney is confirmed. The dates are October 24-26. This is a great time of year to enjoy the fall colours and smell the fresh crisp air. Information and forms will be coming home soon.

Quebec Trip (Grade 8)

We have tentative dates for a trip to Quebec City. They are February 7-10. The date for an evening information session will be announced soon.

Curriculum Night

Curriculum night will be on Thursday, September 22nd. Please join us and find out more about the grade specific curriculum that your child will be learning. The Courcelette Parent Council will provide a light meal which will be served between 5:00-630pm and the classroom visits will take place from 6:30 to 7:30pm. We look forward to seeing you!

Terry Fox Run

Our run in the community is scheduled for Thursday, September 29th (Rain date, September 30th).

Toronto Public Health

All grade 7 students and grade 8 girls will be receiving information packages regarding human papillomavirus immunization and meningococcal and hepatitis B vaccines. The first session is booked for Thursday, September 22nd. Please see the following information from Toronto Public Health.

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Grade 8 OPEN HOUSES for secondary school specialized programs

To the parents of Grade 8 students, please find a schedule for open house sessions for specialized program offerings.  It’s hard to believe that preparations for transitioning our Grade 8 students to secondary schools has already begun. Please see the following link.

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First Parent Council Meeting

Please join us at this year’s first Parent Council meeting: September 28th, 7:00-8:30pm. Child care is provided. We hare hoping for a full house.

Pop Tabs

Two of our students are collecting pop tabs for a wheelchair program. We ask that you send all your pop tabs in a plastic bag to the office. Many thanks in advance.

Have a great weekend!

Richard

 

Blog Update for September 2nd, 2016

Greetings All and Welcome Back!

I hope you had a great summer and that your children are ready to return to school. :-)

Our caretakers have worked all summer to clean and prepare the school for September 6th. It is looking great! Ms. Hepner has been working very hard to keep us all organized.

We have experienced an unexpected number of new registrations. We welcome all new students and their families to the Courcelette school community. The additional students will exceed the projected number, which will impact class sizes. As always, enrollment is closely monitored by the TDSB during the first two weeks of September and schools that need to be reorganized will be notified before the third week of September.

We are welcoming new staff members to Courcelette. This too is subject to change due to hiring processes that need to be followed by district school boards. Should staff changes occur, I will communicate the changes in advance.

Celebrating our Rio Olympics achievements

Toronto Mayor John Tory has proclaimed Wednesday, Sept. 7 as Toronto Olympians and Paralympians Day. To celebrate our Olympians’ achievements, we encourage everyone to come to school Canada proud. Should your children have red and white pieces of clothing, please encourage them to wear them on Wednesday.

Finally, the classroom placements lists will be posted on the school doors later this afternoon.

I wish everyone a safe long weekend and a smooth return to school.

Richard

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

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