Blog update for January 14th, 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Tomorrow, is “Wear a hat day”. The children are invited to wear a hat all day at school.

Junior Kindergarten Registration for September 2016 

We are currently welcoming Junior Kindergarten Registrations for the upcoming school year.  Children born in the year 2012 are eligible to register for Junior Kindergarten for September 2016.  If you have a child starting JK in September, please come to the office to pick up a registration form Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and to make an appointment to process your registration. Forms will be available as of January 18th and registration will begin on February 1.

*If you know families with children starting school in September and do not have a child currently enrolled at Courcelette, would you kindly pass on our blog link

or ask them to call the school 416-396-6185.

Thank you for your help.

Please note that only a parent or guardian may register a child for school. 

Please bring your completed registration form along with the following original documents to your appointment: (we will make all necessary copies)

Legal Name and Proof of Age for children born in Canada: a birth certificate, birth registration

  1. Legal Name and Proof of Age for children born outside of Canada: Record of Landing, Confirmation of Permanent Resident, Permanent Resident Card, Acknowledgement of Refugee Claimant
  2. Immunization Record: the card that shows the needles your child has received
  3. Ontario Health Card: optional, but recommended
  4. Proof of Address: two current pieces of identification that show your name and address, such as your telephone bill, cable bill, bank statement, income tax form, rental or lease agreement
  5. Legal Custody Documents: if applicable

We must receive all of the necessary original documents in order to complete the registration process.  We look forward to meeting with you and making the transition to school a smooth one for you and your child.


Courcelette school is embarking on a mathematics journey. We will be working together to enhance math education and student achievement.

Each family with children in K-6 will receive a copy of booklet called “Doing Mathematics with Your Child”, published by Ministry of Education. In it, you will find practical, fun and authentic ways to support your child’s development in mathematics. In addition, you will find many useful online resources on pp. 36-37. This booklet will help supplement what your child is learning in class.

Very shortly, your child will be talking to you about an online mathematics resource called Prodigy. This is an excellent tool which features the Ontario math curriculum. Prodigy reinforces learned concepts in an engaging manner and is a great way to help consolidate mathematics concepts using the wonderful school technology purchased through the support of our parent council.

Our teachers will be using this resource for assessment purposes and as an additional learning tool. While it is designed for students in Grades 1-8, we will gently introduce it to our students in kindergarten.

Here are some important dates to remember:

January 22 – PA day

January 26 – School Council meeting 7:00 – 8:30pm

January 29 – Pizza lunch

February 2-5 – Grade 8 trip to Quebec City

February 12 – PA day, (Parent Interviews)

February 15 – Family Day


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