Archive | December 2018

A Message From The Office…

We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday, and we can’t wait to see everyone back on January 7, 2019.

Please enjoy a happy and memorable break.

 

Just two reminders for the next two days:

  • On Thursday we are celebrating Pyjama, Teddy Bear and Onesie Day. It is hoped that everyone can join in, and we will make special arrangements for recess and lunch to make sure that we spend some “indoor” time just in case it is cold and rainy.
  • On Friday we are sending our Food Bank donations to the Vaughan Food Bank. Four students have helped us set up our food display in the main atrium, but we are still hoping to get to our goal of 1000 items, so please give what you can.

 

See you in 2019!

-Vincent Anania and Julia Waiser

Winter break and vacation dates

If your student(s) will be missing school before OR after the winter break please let the office know ASAP for safe arrival purposes.  The last day of classes before the break is Friday December 21st. School returns on Monday January 7th.

Please book your absence in Edsby, call the main office (905) 882-1864 or email wendy.berman@yrdsb.ca

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  Have a safe and restful break.

Lunches – Second Session

Just a reminder that TOMORROW (Friday) is the deadline for ordering lunches for the second session (January-March 2019).  Please ensure you place your orders ASAP so you don’t miss out on lunches the week we return from the winter break.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

A couple reminders …

Lunch orders

Please be reminded that the deadline for ordering lunches for Session 2 is Friday, December 14th.

If you would like to order please login to your school cash online account.

https://yrdsb.schoolcashonline.com/

 

Winter Break Vacation

If your student(s) will be missing school before OR after the winter break please let the office know ASAP for safe arrival purposes.  The last day of classes before the break is Friday December 21st. School returns on Monday January 7th.

Please book your absence in Edsby, call the main office (905) 882-1864 or email wendy.berman@yrdsb.ca

Thank you in advance.

Food Drive Begins Monday!

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Our ROCKETS EQUITY TEAM has organized a Holiday Food Drive for the Vaughan Food Bank.

The most important  items at this time of the year include:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Tuna
  • Baby Food
  • Pasta
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Canned Soups
  • Macaroni and Cheese

Please give generously in support of families in need.

Classroom collections start December 10 and finish on December 20.

Thank you for your continued support!

 

Cassidy’s Keychains Update

Thank you to everyone who supported Cassidy’s Keychains Sick Kids Fundraiser during Parent-Teacher Interviews.

She has raised over $1000!

The article is available through the link below (on page 12.)

http://www.postcity.com/Digital-Edition/2018/December/Thornhill/

Arts Night – TONIGHT!!

The 8th Annual Variety Show and Visual Arts Display is tonight at City Playhouse at 6:00pm. Tickets are 10.00 each and can be purchased at the door! Proceeds to go to Scholarships for Lunchtime Programs.

Come and celebrate the Arts with us! See you there!

Power Outage

Please be advised that we have been without power since about 11am. All students and staff are ok and dismissal will take place as usual.  Please take extra caution around the intersection of Bathurst and Atkinson as crews are working on the problem.

Variety Show

The annual Variety Show and Visual Arts Display will take place on Thursday December 6th at 6:00 pm at City Playhouse Theatre. We look forward to this special evening and helping to raise funds for scholarships for Lunch Programs. The evening will include performances by both the Drama Clubs, the Recorder Club, the School Band and other musical acts.  There will also be a lovely Visual Arts Display in the theatre lobby.

Tickets are now on sale and are 10.00 each. They can be bought through School Cash Online – THE DEADLINE TO ORDER TICKETS THROUGH SCHOOL CASH ONLINE BEING TONIGHT! All seating is reserved! Don’t miss this special evening!

Questions? Email Robbie Frankel at robbie.frankel@sympatico.ca

Every Student Counts

Dear Families,

On November 12, York Region District School Board invited all students to participate in the Every Student Counts Survey (ESCS). Thank you to all of the families who have completed the survey so far. Your participation is greatly appreciated. If you have already completed the survey, please disregard this letter.

This is a friendly reminder for families with child(ren) in Kindergarten to Grade 6 to please complete the online survey at home with your child. Please note that a survey should be completed for each child. The survey has been extended to December 14.

Early in November, you should have received a school letter with a link to the online survey. If you have misplaced your letter, please contact the school office. Families with more than one child in Kindergarten to Grade 6 were asked to complete one survey per child.

The online survey is available in English, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Farsi, Gujarati, Hebrew, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Tamil, Urdu and Vietnamese.

The ESCS is voluntary and confidential. Survey results will be used to help improve our schools and to:

  • Identify and eliminate systemic barriers to student success;
  • Create more equitable and inclusive school environments; and,
  • Improve student achievement and well-being.

A grouped data summary of the results will be available on the Board’s website in Spring 2019.

If you have any questions about the survey, please feel free to contact Mr. Anania at 905-882-1864. Additional information about the survey (i.e., FAQs and survey questions), is available at www.yrdsb.ca/escs.