Week of April 8th

Thank you to all of the students who auditioned for the May 3rd “May the Force Be With You” Variety Show. A team of staff and students worked together to host the auditions. Staff then made the VERY difficult decision of deciding on the chosen acts. Ms. Gillan made an announcement last Friday to congratulate all the students who auditioned and to let everyone know how wonderful the audition panel thought their performances were. We sincerely hope everyone benefitted from learning a little bit more about their strengths and teamwork. For those students who will be performing, there will be rehearsals after school on April 23rd and April 30th. Thank you again 🙂 The list of performers is on the office door.

Monday, April 8th

Mindful Mondays continue. Our positive affirmations challenge led by the Grade 6 – 8 Wellness Leaders continues. Our goal is is to promote positive self-talk for all students, encouraging each other to embrace our strengths and needs.

Tuesday, April 9th

Grade 7/8 students and their teachers are working with TDSB Student Equity Program Advisors to provide interactive leadership and equity resource supports for students and staff. Their work is guided by the TDSB’s strategic plan and contributing to our commitment to Inclusive Design for Learning.

You can read the TDSB’s Multi-Year Strategic Plan https://mytdsb.on.ca/+CSCO+0h75676763663A2F2F6A6A6A2E6771666F2E62612E706E++/Leadership/Boardroom/Multi-Year-Strategic-Plan

Wednesday, April 10th

International Day of PINK

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On April 10 we celebrate The International Day of Pink. A day of action, born when a youth in a high school in Cambridge, Nova Scotia was bullied because he wore a pink shirt to school. His fellow students decided to stand up to bullying; and hundreds of students came to school wearing pink to show support for diversity and stopping discrimination, gender-based bullying, homophobia and transphobia.

Our students and staff are invited to wear pink in support of diversity.

The International Day of Pink is more than just a symbol of a shared belief in celebrating diversity – it’s also a commitment to being open minded, to being understanding of differences and to learning to respect each other.

We recently welcomed the GET REAL movement to our school to promote anti-bullying,

SAVE THE DATE:

  • Wednesday, April 17: School Council Meeting 7 pm in the gym.
  • Friday, April 19: School is Closed.
  • Monday, April 22: School is Closed for the Easter Holiday.
  • April 25 & 26 – AFTERNOON Track & Field Days.
  • April 26: AM Sharing Assembly organized and hosted by our Wellness Leaders. It’s also Green & Gold Bronco Spirit Day!!!
  • April 30: MADD Canada Presentation for Grade 7/8
  • May 3:MAY THE “FORCE” BE WITH YOU DAY. Dress as your favourite character from Star Wars, or anything that is special about you!  There will be 2 Student Variety Show Performances. We honour Mr. McNaughton’s memory by celebrating every individual’s unique strengths.

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Variety Show Times

  • 10:00 AM: Primary Classes
  • 1:00 PM: Junior/Intermediate Classes

Courcelette PS’s Spring Social. Friday, May 24th, 7:30 pm. Purchase tickets via School Cash On-Line – the same way you pay for Pizza Lunch & School Trips.

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OTHER NEWS:

Application for TDSB Music Camps are available in the Office.
Add to your child’s summer vacation with music camp. Through three unique programs – Summer Sounds, DownTown Summer Strings and Toronto Summer Music Camps – the TDSB offers band, strings and orchestral experiences for students from Grades 3-9. Registration is open now.
For more information please visit http://www.tdsbsummercamps.ca @TDSB_ConEd

Nominate Someone for an Excellence Award!

Staff at the Toronto District School Board are among the most dedicated and qualified in Canada. Every day, nearly 39,000 professionals support our students and help them achieve their very best. We want to recognize those staff who go above and beyond every day in support of students, staff, parents and the community. The Excellence Awards is our opportunity to honour and celebrate outstanding TDSB individuals and programs.

We invite you to nominate a TDSB staff member or team who work has made a difference in your life or the lives of those around you for an Excellence Award.

Ready to nominate? To start, you need to gather one letter of reference and one statement of recognition, submitted by different people. Then, you can complete the online nomination form, which can be found at http://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Excellence after April 1.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 26, 2019.

The winners will be at the Excellence Awards ceremony on May 23, 2019.

TDSB Celebrates Latin-America History Month

Latin-America History Month is celebrated at the TDSB during the month of April.

During the month of April, the Latin-America History Planning Committee has organized many educational opportunities for our students, staff and the TDSB community to attend and learn about their history, culture and customs. This year’s theme is The Universal Language of Art / Arte: El Idioma Universa.

TDSB Celebrates Sikh Heritage Month

Sikh Heritage Month is celebrated at the TDSB during the month of April. On March 22, 2016, Trustees voted to designate April of each year as Sikh Heritage Month, making TDSB the first school board in Canada to do so, and matching recognition by the Province of Ontario in 2013.

Sikh Heritage Month is to provide an opportunity for staff, students and community members to learn more about Sikh traditions and history, and celebrate the many contributions of Sikh Canadians. The theme for the year is A Century of Pioneer Families. We acknowledge that in 1919, Prime Minister of Canada Robert Borden at the Imperial War Conference was pressured after the great Valour of Sikh soldiers to ease restrictions of wives and children to join their husband and fathers in Canada.

The Sikh community is just one of the many ways that made our school board so rich in its diversity and we’re proud to celebrate this heritage with everyone.

Looking forward to a wonderful week & month,

Ms. Gillan

 

 

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