Friday, November 11, 2016 – John English Friday Update

Remembrance Day Ceremony: On November 11th at 10:30 a.m. John English students and guests filled the auditorium to participate in our Remembrance Day Ceremony to honour and remember those who gave their lives to defend and protect the rights and freedoms that we enjoy each and every day as Canadians. The solemn occasion which included speaking presentations, songs of remembrance and interpretive dance helped to provide context to the importance of our Remembrance Day activities. We thank our many student speakers, our chorus and our dancers for their efforts and determination. We are appreciative of the efforts of Ms. McLeggon, Mme Trudeau, Mme Gitto, Ms McWhinnie and the many other teachers who assisted with the day’s ceremony.

Early French Immersion Applications for 2017–2018 Senior Kindergarten Students – Deadline December 1, 2016: Parents who wish to apply for the French Immersion program for their children who are presently in Junior Kindergarten should be aware that the application is online and is open now. The application process can begin at

Extended French Applications for 2017-2018 Grade 4 Students: The online application process for students presently in Grade 3 who wish to apply for the Extended French program at Second Street School opens on January 9th, 2017 and closes on February 2nd, 2017. All applications must be made online at

Lakeshore C. I. Open House Wednesday, November 16th 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Each and every day at Lakeshore Collegiate students accomplish wonderful things. On Wednesday, November 16you are invited to the Open House to experience LCI as a real Grade 9 student: in the wood shop, in a drama class, in a math and English class, in the cafeteria eating food made by the cooking students. Visit the Dome, the CyberArts and Science labs, traditional classrooms and Auditorium. Discover the spirit; learn about the programs: Pre-AP, CyberArts, SHSM Certifications in Business, ICT, Hospitality and Tourism, and Construction. It is an experience not to be missed – we are saving you a place.

Trustee Gough’s Ward Forum – Tuesday November 15th: Trustee Gough will be holding her November Ward Forum on Tuesday, November 15th beginning at 7:00 p.m. The title of the forum is ‘Ask Me Anything’ and features Director John Malloy, Trustee Pamela Gough, and Superintendents Sandra Tondat and Tracy Hayhurst. The forum will take place in the school library. If parents have questions about the school board, board policies and directions, you are encouraged to attend. More information is available in the attached flyer.

John English Staff Support Movember Initiative: Don’t be surprised by the increase in facial hair amongst the male staff members of John English. November is the month that is dedicated to raise awareness about prostate cancer. The John English team is hoping to raise awareness for this worthy cause. The ‘John English Mini Mo’ team website is located at where weekly photographs will be posted of the team.

From School Council

Fresh from the Farm Delivery and Pick up Dates – November 17th and 18th: Our apples and vegetables have been scheduled for delivery. For families who previously submitted an order for Fresh from the Farm, your bundles will be ready for pick up on Thursday, November 17th and Friday, November 18th – please see times below. Thank you to all those who donated items to the Daily Bread Food bank, on your behalf over 1500 pounds of food will be delivered to them. Thank you for your support with our Fresh from the Farm fundraiser. This fundraiser supported our families, our students, the farmers and the food bank! Pick up times coincide with our P.A. Day

  • Thursday, November 17 from 3pm-4pmafter school pick up
  • Thursday, November 17 from 5pm-8pmduring parent/teacher interviews
  • Friday November 18 from 9am-12pmduring parent/teacher interviews

Pick up Location:In front of the Auditorium (on the North side of the building).

Winter Coat Drive: Do you have a gently used winter coat or other winter clothing that is looking for a new home. The John English School Council in partnership with Carquest is supporting the Children’s Breakfast Clubs by collecting gently used winter clothing (i.e., coats, sweaters, boots, hats, mittens, snowpants) to help prepare those in need for the winter season. Items may be placed in the large cardboard box outside of the main office. We thank you for your generosity. We are collecting the warm clothing until November 30, 2016.

Looking Ahead:

November 15 – Trustee Gough’s Ward Council Meeting: 7:00 pm – Meet with TDSB Director John Malloy

November 17 – Parent/Teacher Interviews (evening)

November 18 – P.A. Day – NO SCHOOL

November 18 – Parent /Teacher Interviews (morning)

November 25 – Pizza Day

December 2 – P.A. Day – NO SCHOOL

December 14 – Winter Concert: Kindergarten to Grade 5 classes, Grade 7/8 Band and Strings

December 23 – Last day of school prior to the winter holiday

January 9, 2017 – Return to school

Trustee Gough Ward Forum Tuesday November 15.pdf