John English Weekly Update – Oct 6, 2017

Friday, October 6th, 2017 – John English Update Twitter @JohnenglishJM

This Week’s Friday Update: Oct. 9, Thanksgiving – No School, French Immersion and Extended French Applications, Terry Fox Walk, Absences from School, John English Musical, Grade 8 to 9 Information Nights, Sports Update, and JOHN ENGLISH ROCKS, an event sponsored by our School Council, Mimico Choir.

October 9th Thanksgiving Holiday: October 9th is Thanksgiving and is a TDSB holiday and as such there will be no school on that day. School for students will resume on Tuesday, October 10th.

French Immersion: Students who are interested in applying for French Immersion can access the application online at The application for French Immersion (Junior Kindergarten students eligible to apply) will be open beginning October 30, 2017. The application deadline closes on December 1, 2017.

John English Musical 2017–2018: Auditions for ‘The Little Mermaid’ will take place each lunch time from October 10th through to October 27th. Students are to sign up for an audition time outside of Ms. McLeggon’s music room.

Grade 8 to 9 Information Nights – October 19th: While it may seem early in the year, we want to offer students and their families time to thoughtfully consider their options. Ms. Bryer, our school guidance counsellor, will be meeting with all Grade 8 classes in the next few weeks to outline the process and provide information to the students about making choices for Grade 9.

In order to provide specific information about secondary schools and programs, all secondary schools in the Toronto District School Board offer open house evenings. This is an excellent opportunity to visit schools of interest and hear directly from their staff about the programs, courses and extracurricular opportunities that are offered. We know that this can be a busy time for families, so to facilitate planning, here is a link to the list of dates of open house evenings and times for all schools in the TDSB.

Lego Robotics Team: Our Lego Robotics team has begun their practices for the competition this year. Students learn about the robots and learn how to build and program the robots for assigned tasks. We look forward to another successful robotics year. We thank Mr. Nunes, Mr. Bowen, Mr. Dunn and Mr. Ursino for their time with the team.

Sports Update:

Cross-Country: It was great to see so many students tryout for the Cross-Country teams. All students can be proud of their effort. Any student in Grade 3 – 8 who qualified for the West Conference Finals will continue to practice in the upcoming week. The TDSB Conference finals take place on Tuesday,, October 17th.

Many sports teams are practising at this time of the year, they are;

Grade 3, 4 and 5 Cross–Country: Mme Baillet, Mme D’Sa and Mme Loares

Grade 6, 7 and 8 Cross–Country: Mme Kamnik and Mr. Poyser

Grade 6 Girls Soccer: Mme Gitto

Grade 6 Boys Football: Mr. Poyser

Grade 6 Boys Soccer: Mr. Poyser

Grade 7 and 8 Boys Football: Mr. Panou

Grade 7 and 8 Boys Volleyball: Ms. Sharda, Mme Smith, Mme Gitto

School Council

Mimico Children’s Choir is accepting new members until end of September!

Rehearsals Thursdays 4-5pm

Location: Mimico Baptist Church, right next to John English JMS

After school pick up and childcare is available before rehearsal!
No audition – all are welcome – Grades 1-8 in two divisions.

Visit for details and to register.
Not sure? Try the first class free!


An ALL-AGES Rock Concert FUNdraiser Brought to your by your JE SAC

Date: Thursday November 2, 2017
Time: 7:00pm (Doors open: 6:30pm)
Location: John English JMS.
Tickets now available online – special pricing for John English families – $40 for a family 4-pack!

Looking Ahead:

October 6: PA Day – No school

October 9: Thanksgiving – No school

October 11: Grade 8 Boys Soccer

October 12: Grade 6 Boys Football

October 12: School Council Meeting – 7:00 p.m. Library

October 16: Grade 8 Girls Soccer

October 17: Cross – Country Grade 3 – 8 West Final – Centennial Park

October 18: Grade 6 Girls Soccer

October 19: Grade 8 Girls touch football

October 26: Cross – Country Grade 4 – 8 Finals – Centennial Park

October 27: Pizza Day

October 27: Grade 6 – 8 Fall Activity day in the afternoon

November 16: Parent – Teacher Interviews evening

November 17: Parent – Teacher Interviews morning

November 17: PD Day – No school