Congratulations & Updates

Dear Friends & Families,

Congratulations to Ms. Kim Daskalogiannakis, the new Vice-Chair of the Courcelette Community Council. Kim and her husband John have two children in our school in Grade 1 (Marko) and in Grade 4 (Ariadne). We are really thankful for Kim’s enthusiasm and the leadership she brings to the council. Our next council meeting is April 17th and we hope to see you there to meet Kim (if you haven’t already) and help us build capacity on the council.

Right now, I am reaching out to all of our families to consider helping with some important upcoming events:

  1. Spring Social. This event is being held at the Toronto Hunt Club on MAY 24th, 2019. Please save this date on your calendar. If you would like to assist with the planning and execution of the Spring Social, please contact: Tara O’Grady <>Screen Shot 2019-03-26 at 10.33.40 AM

2. Grade 8 Graduation. In the past Grade 7 parents have assisted with organizing and decorating. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Ms. Gillan at:

This year our Grade 8 Graduation will take place at Courcelette PS during the evening of Tuesday, June 25th.



World Autism Awareness Day. The United Nations General Assembly has designated April 2nd as a day to increase awareness, acceptance and understanding  for neurodiversity. This year, the UN aims to bring awareness to the fact that many people with autism world-wide face barriers to accessing affordable assistive technology. We’re very fortunate at Courcelette PS to have access to technology due to the fundraising efforts of our community and because we can than utilize computer programs like Read,Write, Gold made available through the TDSB.

Tomorrow, consider wearing blue or your shirt inside out to show your support and acceptance, and to advocate for all people with autism.


We are completing the Caribou Math Contest on-line. For students who have been part of Caribou Club all year, the Grade 3/4s will write the test Wednesday & the Grade 4 – 8 will write the test Thursday. Both at lunch time and in the Library Computer Lab.

Please note this special message from the Caribou Contest Organizers:

Our next contest will be taking place Wednesday April 3rd, 2019 to Thursday April 4th, 2019. The next interactive question will be MASTERMIND which your students can practice now on our games page. If you or your students have any problems with the game, please let us know.

We also will have a history question about Blaise Pascal. Please let your students know that they can read about him on our history page, also available in French.


Kindergarten Classes to the Zoo

Ms. Laverne, Ms. Pennington, & Mr. Quintin take their classes to the AGO

ROCKS & RINGS Program in the Gym. Every class is participating over two days. Thank you the Courcelette Council for providing the funding for this fun workshop to take place during each classes’ gym period.

HEADS UP!!! Mark the Calendar.

Don’t be away on April 18th, it’s Sports Teams & Clubs photography day. Our school photographers will be taking formal pictures of each Club or Team. Please wear your Bronco Spirit Wear to school if possible.

Courcelette PS Track & Field Day will take place April 25th & 26th in the afternoon. More details to come from Ms. Robertson (our librarian & Head Track & Field Coach).

Thank you everyone for your continued support,

Ms. Gillan






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