John English Weekly Update – Dec 15, 2017

Friday, December 15th 2017 – John English Update Twitter @JohnenglishJM

This Week’s Friday Update: Winter Concert, Candygrams, Ugly Sweater Day, Trustee Gough Ward Forum, Toy Drive, Sports Update, Donate Your Used Hockey Equipment.

Candygrams: The sale of Candygrams by our Student Council has now concluded. The orders are being tabulated and the tasty items will be delivered on December 22nd. Thank you to all those who participated in this kind and caring event.

Student Council – Ugly Sweater Day: The Student Council continues having fun this holiday season! Next Friday, December 22nd, John English will be having an ‘Ugly Sweater Day’. Students are encouraged to wear their strangest and/or ugliest sweater!

LEGO Robotics: Congratulations to our Lego robotics teams. Our two teams competed this past weekend at Runnymede Collegiate. Both teams can be proud of their effort and their success in this very challenging competition.
Our senior robotics team, H2r0es will be moving on to the provincial championships at Durham College on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Team coaches Mr. Nunes, Mr. Bowen and Mr. Dunn are proud of all of our students.
We look forward to hearing the results from the provincial competition.

Winter Concert: It was wonderful to see so many parents and families in attendance at our annual Winter concert. The auditorium, as usual, was a full house. Thank you as well to all those families who gave so generously to our food and toy drive. Our students can be proud of their performances as they displayed their skills dancing, singing, playing instruments and showering everyone in attendance with goodwill. Our newly refurbished stage provided an excellent backdrop for our student talent. We are appreciative of the generous applause from the audience and the support that parents provide for these events. We thank Ms. McLeggon for her efforts organizing the choirs and Mme Trudeau and Mme Gitto for their creation of the gingerbread story.

Trustee Gough Ward 3 Forum: The Ward 3 Council meeting which is being held on Monday, January 22, 2018, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Etobicoke School of the Arts (Library). The focus of the meeting will be the TDSB’s Enhancing Equity Initiative. Please see the attached flyer.

John English Lunch Time Programs: John English staff and others provide a variety of lunch time activities for our students every week. Below is a list of activities that take place at John English.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Chess – Rm 310, 221, 211
Kilometer Club – Outside
Art in Action – Rm 227
Robotics Clubs – Rm 311 Robotics Clubs – Rm 311
Coding club – Computer Lab
Robotics Clubs – Rm 311 Yoga – GP Room
Maker Kids – Computer Lab
Ms. Sternig opens her art room Day 1 and 3 for all Grades she teaches and it is open on all Days except Day 5 for Grade 7 and 8 students.

Our school library is open at lunch from 11:50 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for students in Grades 4-8 who wish to work in a quiet, cellphone free setting, to complete homework or enjoy a good book. Interested students need to get a library pass from their teacher, each day they plan to attend.

Sports Update

Kilometre Club: Congratulations to the Kilometre Club! There were 40 runners who, altogether, ran a total of 197 kilometres, that is over 4.5 marathons! Well done. We look forward to running again in the spring when the snow has melted. Continue to be active and enjoy the outdoors during the winter.

School Council

Collection of Gently Used Hockey Equipment: Mimico Hockey Association is collecting any gently used hockey equipment and shipping it to northern Ontario. The collection will take place this Sunday, December 17th from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm at the Mimico Arena. The Mimico Blue Atom Select team is also supporting the Toronto Fire Fighters Toy drive and will accept any new unwrapped items for infants, children and teens. A flyer is attached.

Looking Ahead:
December 22: Last day of school before the Winter Holiday
January 8, 2018: Return to school

Ward 3 Council Equity Poster (Jan 22) .pdf
Mimico Hockey.pdf