Parents/Guardians,

Happy April 1st. There were some fun April fools gags today; Lots of fun! ūüôā

Our gym floor has been restored to its original glory. It looks great and the kids are really happy about it. Yes, that is our Bronco logo at centre court.

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Kearney

Monday morning, our Grade 6 students, accompanied by Ms. Nikelotopoulos, Mr. Montuno and me are leaving for Kearney. We look forward to learning in a beautiful natural setting.

Earth Rangers

The Earth Ranger presentation was a great success. We learned a lot of important facts and realities about different species of animals and about what we must collectively do to ensure their survival. The Earth Rangers also brought along some beautiful animal friends. Please enjoy the pictures.

 

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Professional Learning

Courcelette teachers are taking part is great professional learning to enhance instruction in the area of mathematics. We are working together to improve student achievement. I wish to thank both Ms. Wilkins and Ms. Bowers for leading these teacher learning sessions.

Folk Dancing

Ms. Pennington and Bowers are happy to announce that folk dance practices are back on track, now that the gym is available. The practices are Mondays 3:15-4:00 and at lunch on Thursdays 12:00-12:25. This year’s jamboree at the Scarborough Civic Centre is scheduled for May 2nd starting at 5:30 pm.

Open House

On May 4rth, 5:00-6:30, we will be hosting a school Open House during which each classroom will be demonstrating how technology and other hands-on learning strategies are being integrated in a variety or curriculum areas. Our Parent Council will provide pizza and drinks. Please plan on joining us!

Grade 8 Graduation

The date for this year’s graduation is Thursday, June 23rd. Preparations are on!

The Grad photo retake date is April 8th at 1:00pm

Island Natural Science School Summer Camp 2016!

If you are thinking ahead to summer learning opportunities for your child (ages 9-13) you might wish to consider the Island Natural Science School Summer Camp. Please see the following link for details.

http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/islandoutdoor/SummerPrograms.aspx

Parent Speaker Night @ Blantyre PS

Our good friends at Blantyre PS have extended an invitation to us to attend this event. Thank you Mr. Cooper.

April 20, 6:00-8:00pm

Listen and Learn About Raising Responsible Children with Liz Berholz

This speaker event will include:

  • How to end the power struggles
  • What compels kids to take responsibility and WANT to work as a team
  • How to manage allowance and chores effectively
  • How to transform your family atmosphere
  • In-the-moment tools to manage the most common parenting challenges around¬†responsibility

This will take place in the Blantyre PS Library Learning Commons on April 20 from 6:00-8:00pm. Babysitting will be provided.

Click into this flyer to learn more and to register (using the link at the bottom of the flyer).