Friday, September 16th, 2016 John English Weekly Update

Friday, September 16th, 2016 – John English Update Twitter @JohnenglishJM

Meet the Teacher/Curriculum Night Thursday September 22nd, 2016: Each year parents have an opportunity to meet with their child’s teacher at the beginning of the school year to discuss the curriculum, long range plans, classroom expectations and routines. On Thursday September 22nd, École John English JMS will be holding a Meet the Teacher/Curriculum Night.

  • 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. – Community Services Carousel in the cafeteria. We have invited many of the community services in the neighbourhood to set up information displays to provide parents and students with insight into all that our surrounding community offers.
  • 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Pizza and baked goods will be available for purchase, bring your own water bottle (thank you to our School Council and student volunteers for organizing the food for the evening).
  • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Teachers will be available in their classrooms.

Baked Goods Request: The School Council is hosting a bake sale on Curriculum Night and we are asking, if possible, for families to donate the delicious treats. Please drop off your contribution on September 22nd during the day and leave them in the dining lounge connected to the cafeteria. If you are available to help at the Bake Sale event, please email jen.zakrzewski. Donations must be nut free.

Solar Panel Installation: École John English JMS will receive solar panels on the roof as part of the TDSB Solar Schools Project. During the next 6 to 8 weeks workers will be delivering and installing the panels. Designated work areas and materials will be protected with fencing. For safety, students will be reminded to stay clear of these areas. During this project our parking areas may be limited. Parents continue to be encouraged to make use of the Kiss and Ride loop during the morning drop off and afternoon pick up times. A letter is attached with further information about the Solar Panel Project.

Clubs and Teams: When John English students speak about school life, they always mention the extra-curricular activities. Most of our clubs and teams are run by staff volunteering their time before and after school or at lunch time. The activities that are underway are our softball teams and our cross-country team. Students should listen carefully to the announcements for information about teams and activities. If students wish to review announcements they are available on the bulletin board in the cafeteria.

Kiss and Ride: Parents are reminded to use our Kiss and Ride if you are dropping off students in the morning. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. parents can use the south entrance to the parking lot and drive through to the drop off location near the school and then exit the north end of the parking lot. An adult will be supervising the drop off. We continue to look for volunteers to assist with the Kiss and Ride program.

Parent Safety Program Volunteers: Parents, we are looking for volunteers to assist with our Kiss and Ride program in the morning and afternoon. If you are available from 8:25 to 8:45 a.m. or 3:10 to 3:30 p.m. once a week please contact Ms. Jenkins at the school to inform her of your availability.

Avoid Parking on George Street: George Street is very busy with buses and students walking to school. We ask parents to avoid parking on George Street as this causes traffic congestion.

Mimico Children’s Choir: The Mimico Children’s choir is now accepting new members in Grades 1 to 7. The choir rehearses on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. at the Mimico Baptist Church – 80 Hillside Ave. The Mimico Children’s Choir, now in its 10th season has been providing accessible, high quality musical education in a community setting. To find out more or to register, please visit mimicochildrenschoir.

School Library: Our school library is in a state of transformation. While the major layout is finished, there still remains a lot of work to be done to re-organize the book collection. A library helper program will begin shortly with Grade 6 – 8 students. Also needed are some parent volunteers to help out with all the jobs needed to get the library up and running at full capacity and keep it running smoothly. No contribution is too small. Even if you can spare an hour every week or two, all volunteers are welcome. You will need to have a police check, though. Also, if you have a high school aged child, they could get some volunteer hours helping here in the library as well. Email or call Ms. Jenkins at becky.jenkins if you would like to volunteer or know a student who would like to do so.

Looking Ahead:

September 22 – Community Services Carousel – 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. – Cafeteria

September 22 – Meet the Teacher Night 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Classrooms

September 30 – Terry Fox Run

October 4 – School Photo Day

September Calendar .pdf
Solar panel advisory.pdf