Friday, May 26, 2017 – John English Weekly Update

Friday, May 26, 2017 – John English Update Twitter @JohnenglishJM

Thank You: Thank you, parents and students, for providing a wonderful breakfast for staff on the morning of Friday, May 26th. Your generosity and kindness was truly overwhelming. Your support makes John English a special place to learn and work. We also thank you for your continued partnership and support of your children as we work to provide them the greatest possible success in their learning.

Speak Up John English: During the evening of Thursday, May 25th parents had an opportunity to see and hear a presentation written, directed, acted and staged by some of our Grade 8 students. All in attendance were amazed at the professionalism and the maturity of our student actors. The focus on the play was social justice, with the aim to inspire those in attendance to speak up when they are in the presence of unfair action. Our students can be extremely proud of their hard work and dedication to this project.

Bike to School Week May 29th – June 2nd:Students are encouraged to Bike to School all this week ( and every day). Students can lock up their bikes on the bike racks at the back of the school – near the playground. The first 25 students to bike to school on Monday will receive a colourful sticker!The warmer weather and longer days make spring a great time of year to walk, bike or roll to school. Using these modes of active transportation helps to reduce congestion, improve air quality and promote health. Students who travel to school actively arrive at school more alert, focused and ready to learn. Find out more at

EcoSchools: Congratulations to our John English Community! Due to our environmental efforts, we have been awarded PLATINUM status – the highest status for all participating EcoSchools. Thanks to staff, students and community members who do their part for our planet. Thank you to Ms. West, Ms. Jenkins and all of our Eco team members for their effort and our Eco-schools initiatives.

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast: Parents and community members who have volunteered throughout the year are invited to our annual volunteer appreciation breakfast on Friday, June 2ndbeginning at 8:00 a.m. Invitations were sent home with our students, but if we missed you with our delivery service and you offered your time and effort as a volunteer for our school, join us this morning for some coffee, tea, juice and a small bite. The time and commitment of so many of our volunteers make John English a great place for learning.

Screenagers – The Movie: There has been considerable discussion and debate about the increase in the volume of screen time to which children and students are exposed. Screenagers is a movie that discusses this 21st century change in the lives of our young people, and speaks about the possible impact of these many devices that we have available to us. A free screening of the movie will happen on Monday, May 29th from 6:00–8:00 p.m. at Etobicoke School of the Arts. A trailer can be viewed at If you are interested in attending this event please RSVP at the following link Screenagers Movie

Healthy Bites: The Healthy Bites lunch program provides a well-balanced, nutritious lunch for our students at a minimal cost. Healthy Bites Registration for Grade 1–8 students in the 2017/18 school year will start soon. Forms will be sent home with students starting June 1st,. Applications and payment will be accepted in the school office from June 5–16, 2017 before closing for the summer and may resume in September as registration allows. For any questions please contact Healthy Bites directly at healthybites.

Franklin Horner Community Centre 30th Anniversary Party: Franklin Horner Community Centre is celebrating their 30th anniversary and grand re-opening on Saturday, June 10th from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm. Further information is available in the attached flyer.

Sports Update: The Grade 8 girls soccer team participated in a preliminary tournament on Friday, May 26th and finished with a 3–0 record. They will be moving on to the next round in the coming week. The track and field team continues to practise in preparation for the West Conference finals that will be held at Centennial Stadium on Tuesday, June 6th.

From School Council

Staff Appreciation Breakfast: May 26th, beginning at 7:30 a.m., the staff of John English was treated to a wonderful breakfast that lasted throughout the day. Thank you to all those parents and students who provided support for the staff appreciation breakfast. Your time and support of this event has been greatly appreciated by all the staff of John English. Your donations of food and beverages provided a wonderful breakfast for those who teach and support our children.

Next School Council Meeting: September 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library.

Looking Ahead:

May 29: Screening of ‘Screenagers’at Etobicoke School of the Arts 6:00-8:00 p.m.

June 2: Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

June 6: Run, Jump, Throw event for Grade 2 (a.m.) and Grade 3 (p.m.) students

June 9: P. A. Day (No School)

June 15: School Safety Patrol Play Day

June 16: Pizza Day

June 21-23: Grade 7 (Tang/Romanick/Hehn) Trip to Albion Hills

June 26-28: Grade 7 (Kamaka/Elias) Trip to Albion Hills

June 27: Grade 8 Graduation

June 29: Last Day of School

June 30: P. D. Day (No School)

Doors Open.pdf

Franklin Horner Anniversary Party.pdf