John English Weekly Update – Friday, April 27th 2018

This Week’s Friday Update: Grade 6 Space Expo, JETV – Episode 2, We Walk for Water, Little Mermaid – Musical, Earth Week Activities, Raffle Basket Looking for Winner, Special Education Update, Bag 2 School, Spring Concert – New Date, Earth Rangers, John English Lunch time Programs, Sports Update

Grade 6 Space Expo: The John English cafeteria was full of space facts and ideas on Thursday afternoon as all of our Grade 6 students presented their Space Expo projects to the school. The projects represented a range of topics including; exploration, travel, strange planets, outer solar systems and much more. All the students can be proud of their work and achievement. Our younger students who were in attendance were amazed and dazzled by the knowledge and understanding of our Grade 6 space researchers.

John English Television – Episode 2: Episode 2 of JETV is now available for viewing. Unfortunately, there were some technical difficulties during the production period which delayed this episode. Our JETV student team under the supervision of Ms. Roberts, Mme Elias and Mr. Newman are proud of the work that they have done creating our second episode. We hope that you enjoy the production.

We Walk for Water: The sunny weather on Friday, April 27 made for a great day to participate in WE Walk For Water, a global fundraising event of the ‘We Schools in Action’ program. Our students carried bottles and buckets of water to empathize with all the women and children who travel hours each day to collect water. Ms. Rajmoolie and the EcoTeam members surpassed the goal of $1000.00 combining bake sale donations and $635.00 in donations from the walk. Our students, Ms. Rajmoolie and the EcoTeam members can be proud of this event as it not only raised money but it raised awareness.

Little Mermaid – Musical – The Show Will Go On!: Repairs to our auditorium are well underway and our students have been rehearsing their parts. We are planning to have the Little Mermaid Musical ready for audiences on May 9th and 10th as originally scheduled. It appears as though we will not need to postpone the original dates. There is a limited number of tickets available and can be purchased through Cash Online. The show dates are quite near and the after school rehearsals originally scheduled for Wednesday, May 2 and Thursday, May 3 will end at approximately 5:00 p.m. as opposed to 4:30 as originally communicated. We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Earth Week Activities:On behalf of the EcoTeam, we would like to thank all of the teachers and students who participated in the Clean Toronto Together Campaign held on Monday, April 23rd. The school grounds, neighbouring streets and parks look amazing due to your efforts.

Enthusiastic Grade two Students participated in our Earth Day Play Day event organized by the members of the Grade 7/8 student EcoTeam. Approximately 80 Grade two students rotated through four different co-operative environmental activities lead and designed by 18 of our student leaders. Students created a beautiful ‘End Plastic Pollution’ mural which is the theme of this year’s Earth Day. Students also had the opportunity to construct a variety of environmental floor puzzles and to partake in a role playing game using the Parachute where they removed plastic from our oceans to save marine life. An informative session was presented on constructive ways to Reduce, Refuse, Reuse, Recycle and Remove plastics and concluded with each class making an Earth Day pledge to END PLASTIC POLLUTION! More information on this year’s campaign can be found at the following website: https://www.earthday.org/about/

Movie Night Basket Still Looking for a Winner: Our movie night was a tremendous success. Over 35 baskets were raffled, a nutritious meal was served to over 300 people and Coco was enjoyed by all. We still are looking for a winner for the Summertime 2 basket. The winning ticket – 885518 – was announced during the evening and has yet to be claimed. If the prize is not claimed by May 3rd , the contents will be donated to our classrooms. Again, thank you to all those who attended, donated, participated and volunteered.

Special Education Update: The TDSB Special Education Plan continues to move toward a greater level of inclusion for our students with special education needs. Please see the attached letter from Superintendent Robinson updating parents as to the progress with the 2018 -2019 plan.

Bag2School: Our EcoTeam sends a very big thank you to all those families and community members who have brought in to the school textile items to be repurposed. This is our second collection of the year and the amount of items is easily twice that of the previous period. The donations raised a total of $186.00 for our Eco School Initiatives. For more information about Bag2School visit http://www.bag2school.ca/index.html

Spring Concert: As indicated last week, our Spring Concert has been postponed from May 16th. The new date will be Thursday, June 14th

Earth Rangers: On Thursday, May 3rd the Earth Rangers will be presenting to our students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Earth Rangers is a children’s conservation organization, dedicated to educating children about biodiversity, inspiring them to adopt sustainable behaviours, and empowering them to become directly involved in protecting animals and their habitats. During this assembly students will have the opportunity to see live animals and connect with issues facing wildlife and their habitats.

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*

Kilometre Club – postponed until the spring

Art in Action – Rm 227*

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Arts Express Cartooning – Rm 205*

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class) Coding club – Computer Lab (Mr. Hyatt, Grades 4-8)

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Last week- Intramural Badminton

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Maker Kids – Computer Lab *

Art in Action 2 – Rm. 227 *

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Arts Express Yoga – GP room*

Ms. Sternig opens her art room Day 1 and 3 for all the grades she teaches and it is open on all days except Day 5 for Grade 7 and 8 students.

* Clubs run by outside organization

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

Track and Field: Our track and field coaches are beginning to hold tryouts and practices periodically throughout the week. Students should listen very carefully to the announcements for tryout dates.

School Council

Save the Date! The John English Staff Appreciation Breakfast is coming up on June 1st, and we will need your help! Each year this event gives us a chance to show the staff of John English how much we appreciate all that they do, and each year the John English families help us do just that. We will be looking for donations of food, people to help with set up the day before, volunteers to help set up, serve and clean up the day of the breakfast, monetary donations to be used for food and supplies, and artwork from your kiddos to help decorate the staff room. If you would like to donate your time, money, food, or participate in any other way please contact Arja Lytle – arjalytle. Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the event.

Our next School Council meeting will be happening on May 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the school library. Please note that this is a change in date from previous notices.

Looking Ahead:

May 8: School Council Meeting – 7:00 p.m. Library

May 9: Little Mermaid Musical – 7:00 p.m.

May 10: Little Mermaid Musical – 7:00 p.m.

May 16: ***Postponed***Spring Concert – 7:00 p.m. – New date June 14

May 17: Screenagers – the Movie 7:00 p.m. Auditorium

May 21: Victoria Day Monday – No School

May 22 – 25: Grade 8 Trip

June 7: Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

June 8: P.A. Day – No School

June 14: Spring Concert – 7:00 p.m. Choir, Band and Strings

June 26: Grade 8 Graduation – 4:00 p.m. – Auditorium

June 28: Last Day of School

June 29: PD Day

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Friday, April 20th 2018 – John English Weekly Update

This Week’s Friday Update: We Walk for Water, Little Mermaid – Musical, Summer School, Bag 2 School, Spring Concert – New Date, John English Lunch time Programs, Sports Update

WE Walk For Water: Thank you to all those that donated baked goods for Thursday’s ‘We Walk for Water’ Bake Sale. The sale was a great success, raising $383.60 which will provide access to clean water to almost 16 people for the rest of their lives. Thanks to Ms. Rajmoolie and her “We Walk for Water” team for organizing this event as well as Mme Kim, Mme Trudeau and Mme Baillet who assisted at the Bake Sale.

On Friday, April 27th, we will continue to raise awareness as John English will be joining schools across the country for WE Walk For Water, a global fundraising event to walk and raise money for all the women and children who travel hours each day to collect water. Clean water is a basic human right, but more than 800 million people lack access to it. When communities have access to clean water, girls can attend school and families can lead healthier lives. We’re asking everyone to donate a toonie or more. Every $25 we raise gives one person clean water for life. For more information visit we.org/we-schools/program/campaigns/we-walk-for-water/

Little Mermaid – Musical: We are intending to have our auditorium ready for the musical onMay 9th and 10th. Rehearsals are continuing to happen and repairs are being made to our auditorium. If it is necessary to postpone the musicals, our new dates will be May 15th and May 16th. Tickets continue to be on sale through Cash Online. Please see the attached flyer for further information. The John English musicals are always one of the highlights of the year.

Summer School: Although it is only the beginning of March, many families are beginning to plan for the summer months. This year, John English JMS will be home to the KKSA Leadership Arts Academy from July 4–27. Application forms available at http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/karenkain/KKSA-Summer-Program Any questions should be directed to 416-394-7979

John English EcoSchool Initiative – Bag2school – Spring Drive: Thank you to all families and staff who have already made donations of used clothing and textiles. Donations can be dropped off to our front foyer. If you have donations that you have not yet sent to the school, there is still time. Our campaign will run until next Friday, April 27th. More information about the program can be found at http://www.bag2schoolfundraising.com

Spring Concert: Our Spring concert originally scheduled for May 16th has been postponed. Unfortunately with the events that have happened in our auditorium in the past few weeks, it has been difficult to practise. Just as unfortunately, our strings instructor, Ms. Christmas is on leave from her position. We have been able to secure two instructors who will work alternately on Day 1 and Day 5 to help prepare the students for the concert.

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*

Kilometre Club – postponed until the spring

Art in Action – Rm 227*

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Arts Express Cartooning – Rm 205*

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class) Coding club – Computer Lab (Mr. Hyatt, Grades 4-8)

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Last week- Intramural Badminton

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Maker Kids – Computer Lab *

Art in Action 2 – Rm. 227 *

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Arts Express Yoga – GP room*

Ms. Sternig opens her art room Day 1 and 3 for all the grades she teaches and it is open on all days except Day 5 for Grade 7 and 8 students.

* Clubs run by outside organization

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

Badminton: Congratulations to all of our Badminton team members who competed and played in our intramural program this year. Your coaches hope that you enjoyed your time and look forward to your participation next year. This coming week will be the last week for badminton intramurals.

Track and Field: Our track and field coaches are beginning to hold tryouts and practices periodically throughout the week. Students should listen very carefully to the announcements for tryout dates.

School Council

Save the Date! The John English Staff Appreciation Breakfast is coming up on June 1st, and we will need your help! Each year this event gives us a chance to show the staff of John English how much we appreciate all that they do, and each year the John English families help us do just that. We will be looking for donations of food, people to help with set up the day before, volunteers to help set up, serve and clean up the day of the breakfast, monetary donations to be used for food and supplies, and artwork from your kiddos to help decorate the staff room. If you would like to donate your time, money, food, or participate in any other way please contact Arja Lytle – arjalytle. Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the event.

Our next School Council meeting will be happening on May 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the school library. Please note that this is a change in date from previous notices.

Looking Ahead:

April 26: Morning of Music Grades 3 – 5

May 8: School Council Meeting – 7:00 p.m. Library

May 9: Little Mermaid Musical – 7:00 p.m.

May 10: Little Mermaid Musical – 7:00 p.m.

May 16: ***Postponed***Spring Concert – 7:00 p.m. – New date June 14

May 17: Screenagers – the Movie 7:00 p.m. Auditorium

May 21: Victoria Day Monday – No School
May 22 – 25: Grade 8 Trip

June 7: Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

June 8: P.A. Day – No School

June 14: Spring Concert – 7:00 p.m. Choir, Band and Strings

June 26: Grade 8 Graduation 4:00 p.m. Auditorium

June 28: Last Day of School

June 29: PD Day

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John English Weekly Update – Friday, April 13th 2018

Friday, April 13th 2018 – John English Update http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/johnenglish Twitter @JohnenglishJM

This Week’s Friday Update: John English Movie Night – April 13th, Thank You, Student Safety, Kiss ‘n Ride, Grade 8 Trip Information Night, We Walk for Water – Bake Sale, Little Mermaid – Musical, Summer School, Bag 2 School, John English Lunch time Programs, Sports Update

Still Time to Attend – John English Movie Night – Friday, April 13: John English School Council is pleased to present Coco and a delicious Healthy Bites dinner tonight. The movie will be screened in Gym 1 rather than the auditorium. Tickets are available at the door: $10.00/person or $30.00/family of four.

Thank You: We send out a huge John English thank you to the parents who organized our movie night and basket raffles and to those who contributed so many tremendous items to our baskets. Without all of your efforts the night would not have happened. The wonderful John English community spirit was strong on Wednesday night when all the baskets were being wrapped in wonderful presentation style for raffle. Thank you as well to our Healthy Bites team of Jen Hara, Mary-anne Muzos and Liz Canrinus plus all the wonderful volunteers who gave of their time to prepare a nutritious meal for everyone attending.

Student Safety: Student safety is always a priority at John English which is a busy place during morning drop off and afternoon pick up. Students and parents are reminded to cross at the crosswalks or at the intersection and to look carefully both ways when they are about to cross the street. We also remind drivers to use extra caution when travelling on streets around the school. For more information, see the attached Fact Sheet from Toronto Public Health.

Kiss’n’ride: Parents who must drive their children to school are encouraged to use our Kiss `n Ride loop which is supervised between 8:35 a.m. and 8:50 a.m. and in the afternoon from 3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please do not park on either side of the street near the parking lot entrance or exit. If you must accompany your child into the school, please park a safe distance from the school and walk your child in.

Grade 8 Trip Information Night: A Grade 8 trip information night is scheduled for April 19th at 6:00 p.m. The night will provide final details about the trip and will be an opportunity for parents to speak directly to teachers and camp representatives.

We Walk for Water Bake Sale: On Thursday, April 19th at lunch in the cafeteria, we will be having a Bake Sale to raise money for our “We Walk for Water” campaign. Every $25 we raise gives one person access to clean water for life! Students can bring a loonie or toonie to get a sweet treat and make a difference in the lives of women and children around the world. For more information about We Walk for Water visit WE Walk for Water

Little Mermaid – Musical: We are intending to have our auditorium ready for the musical onMay 9th and 10th. Any decisions about postponing the production due to repairs will be sent out in next week’s update. Tickets are available to cast members beginning April 9th and will be available to the rest of the school beginning April 23rd. The John English musicals are always one of the highlights of the year.

Dental Screening: Our annual dental screening took place last month over a period of 2 weeks. Any children who were found to have dental problems will be followed up by the public health dental staff. Please note that Toronto Public Health provides free dental care for eligible clients at convenient locations across the city. Please visit https://www.toronto.ca/health/dental for more information.

Summer School: Although it is only the beginning of March, many families are beginning to plan for the summer months. This year, John English JMS will be home to the KKSA Leadership Arts Academy from July 4–27. Application forms available at http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/karenkain/KKSA-Summer-Program Any questions should be directed to 416-394-7979

John English EcoSchool Initiative – Bag2school – Spring drive: Do you have any unwanted clothing, sheets, towels, cloth shopping bags, shoes or purses that are just taking up space at home? Did you know that all of these items are NOT accepted by our city recycling program and that they take up a huge amount of space in our landfill? But most of these items can be reused or recycled! Bag2School is an organization that takes all of these items to keep them out of the landfill stream, reuses/recycles them and they pay participating schools for the amount of textiles collected. Mr. Tang’s class, as part of our EcoSchool program, is doing a spring collection drive for Bag2School now until April 27th. Postcards with information of which items are accepted have been sent home and more information about the program can be found at http://www.bag2schoolfundraising.com

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*

Kilometre Club – postponed until the spring

Art in Action – Rm 227*

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Arts Express Cartooning – Rm 205*

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class) Coding club – Computer Lab (Mr. Hyatt, Grades 4-8)

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Badminton Intramural Gr. 5

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Maker Kids – Computer Lab *

Art in Action 2 – Rm. 227 *

Basketball – Grade 5 – 8 Gym 1

Badminton Intramural -Grade 6 – Gym 2

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Arts Express Yoga – GP room*

Ms. Sternig opens her art room Day 1 and 3 for all the grades she teaches and it is open on all days except Day 5 for Grade 7 and 8 students.

* Clubs run by outside organization

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

Co-Ed Volleyball: On Wednesday, our Senior Co-ed Volleyball team played in their quarter final match against Bloordale. Our team continued to show their skills and team spirit until the end of the game. Unfortunately, a loss ended the volleyball season; however, the team had a great year and created wonderful memories. Mme Gitto and Ms. Sharda are so proud of the team and they look forward to celebrating their season next week.

School Council

Thank you to all of our volunteers who assisted with preparations for the basket raffles and the Movie Night. Without your assistance, these events would not happen.

Our next School Council meeting will be happening on May 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the school library. Please note that this is a change in date from previous notices.

Looking Ahead:

April 13: Movie Night/Basket Raffle

April 13 – 27: Bags2school Textile Recycling Campaign

April 19: Grade 8 Trip Information Night – 6:00 p.m. Cafeteria

April 26: Morning of Music Gr. 3 – 5

May 8: School Council Meeting – 7:00 p.m. Library

May 9: Little Mermaid Musical – 7:00 p.m.

May 10: Little Mermaid Musical – 7:00 p.m.

May 16: Spring Concert – 7:00 p.m.

May 17: Screenagers – the Movie 7:00 p.m. Auditorium

May 21: Victoria Day Monday – No School

May 22 – 25: Grade 8 Trip

June 7: Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

June 8: P.A. Day – No School

June 26: Grade 8 Graduation 4:00 p.m. Auditorium

June 28: Last Day of School

June 29: PD Day

John English Weekly Update – April 6, 2018

Friday, April 6th 2018 – John English Update

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This Week’s Friday Update: John English Movie Night – April 13th – Ticket Going Fast!, Little Mermaid – Musical, Urban Voices, The Assemby Hall Advisory Committee, Summer School, John English Lunch time Programs, Sports Update

John English Movie Night – April 13th: John English School Council is pleased to present Coco and a delicious Healthy Bites dinner, on Friday, April 13th. Tickets are $8.00/person or $25.00/family of four (tickets available that night: $10.00/person or $30.00/family of four). Parents can order tickets by using marieandtrevor

Little Mermaid – Musical: May 9th and 10th the Little Mermaid Musical production will grace the John English stage. Tickets are available to cast members beginning April 9th and will be available to the rest of the school beginning April 23rd. The John English musicals are always one of the highlights of the year.

Urban Voices: Congratulations to Will, Scott, Miranda, Sarah and Erin who had their poems selected to be included in the TDSB book of poetry, Urban Voices.

The Assembly Hall Call for Volunteers: The Assembly Hall is looking for Advisory Committee volunteers. If you are interested, please see the attached flyer.

Summer School: Although it is only the beginning of March, many families are beginning to plan for the summer months. This year, John English JMS will be home to the KKSA Leadership Arts Academy from July 4–27. Application forms available at http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/karenkain/KKSA-Summer-Program Any questions should be directed to 416-394-7979.

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*

Kilometre Club – postponed until the spring

Art in Action – Rm 227*

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Arts Express Cartooning – Rm 205*

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class) Coding club – Computer Lab (Mr. Hyatt, Grades 4-8)

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Badminton Intramural Gr. 5

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Maker Kids – Computer Lab *

Art in Action 2 – Rm. 227 *

Basketball – Grade 5 – 8 Gym 1

Badminton Intramural -Grade 6 – Gym 2

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Arts Express Yoga – GP room*

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.

* Clubs run by outside organization

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

Co-Ed Volleyball: On Tuesday April 3rd, our Sr. Co-ed volleyball team played a total of 10 games in their tournament, winning all 10 games. Ms. Sharda and Mme Gitto are proud of the team that continues to demonstrate that you can work hard and still have fun. Their continued cooperation and encouragement for and to each other is inspiring. Well done team! Your coaches are very proud of you.

POSTPONED DUE TO COLD Weather – Kilometre Club: The Kilometre running club will return to running each Friday beginning on April 6th, weather permitting. The Kilometre Club is a group of Grade 2 – 5 students who are interested in running for exercise and enjoyment. The club will continue for the next two month until June 8th. Mme D’sa is supervising the running club.

Badminton: Congratulations to all of our Badminton teams for their progress and success with their tournaments this year. Our Grade 5 – 8 teams have been competing in a busy schedule for the past two weeks.

School Council

Dinner and a Movie is Back! Continuing the success of previous movie nights, JE SAC is pleased to present Coco and a delicious Healthy Bites dinner, on Friday, April 13th. Tickets are $8.00/person or $25.00/family of four (tickets available that night: $10.00/person or $30.00/family of four). Flyers are attached to this update, and also coming home with your children this week, so be sure to check their backpacks!

Also, the John English EcoSchools is planning a second Bags2school campaign, which will begin on April 13th, families are invited to bring their used clothing and textile donations with them on Movie Night. Details to follow.

Volunteers needed!

The event begins officially at 5:30 p.m. but shifts can start as early as 3:00 p.m. and end when we close-up shop. Shifts include: food prep, food serving, clean-up and selling basket raffle tickets.

We also need help on Wednesday, April 11th starting at 5:00 p.m. to assemble the baskets for the basket raffle as well as folks to sell basket raffle tickets at lunch on Thursday, April 12th and Friday, April 13th

Please contact: marieandtrevor

Looking Ahead:

April 13: Movie Night/Basket Raffle

April 13 – 27: Bags2school Textile Recycling Campaign

April 26: Morning of Music Gr. 3 – 5

May 9: Little Mermaid Musical – 7:00 p.m.

May 10: Little Mermaid Musical – 7:00 p.m.

May 15: School Council Meeting – 7:00 p.m. Library

May 16: Spring Concert – 7:00 p.m.

May 17: Screenagers – the Movie 7:00 p.m. Auditorium

May 21: Victoria Day Monday – No School

May 22 – 25: Grade 8 Trip

June 6: – P.A. Day – No School

June 26: Grade 8 Graduation 4:00 p.m. Auditorium

June 28: Last Day of School

June 29: PD Day

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John English Weekly Update – Thursday, March 29

Thursday, March 29th 2018 – John English Update

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This Week’s Thursday Update: Good Friday / Easter Monday – School closed, John English Movie Night – April 13th – Ticket Going Fast!, Little Mermaid – Musical, Newcomer Club, Summer School, John English Lunch time Programs, Sports Update

Good Friday and Easter Monday Holiday: The school will closed on Friday, March 30th and Monday, April 2nd for Good Friday and Easter Monday. School will resume on April 3rd at regular hours.

John English Movie Night – April 13th: John English School Council is pleased to present Coco and a delicious Healthy Bites dinner, on Friday, April 13th. Tickets are $8.00/person or $25.00/family of four (tickets available that night: $10.00/person or $30.00/family of four). Parents can order tickets by using marieandtrevor

Little Mermaid – Musical: May 9th and 10th the Little Mermaid Musical production will grace the John English stage. Tickets are available to cast members beginning April 9th and will be available to the rest of the school beginning April 23rd. The John English musicals are always one of the highlights of the year.

Newcomer Youth and Kids Program: The TDSB’s Welcoming Communities for Newcomer Youth and Kids program is once again up and running at John English JMS. Sixteen students will be joining our Community Supervisor and ESL teacher, Ms. West for a recreational program that is designed to help ease some of the transitional challenges new Canadian students experience when integrating into the Canadian school system and Canadian culture. The club will be held on Mondays, starting April 9th and will run until June 18th. Activities will include arts & crafts, cooking, board games, English conversation circles and assistance with any homework during the lunch hour. After school, students will then enjoy the opportunity to play table tennis and basketball in Gym 2.

EcoSchool Update: John English School was recently visited by an auditor from the TDSB EcoSchools program who indicated that we are once again well on our way to achieving Platinum certification status, with an interim audit score of 93.80. The auditor highlighted our well-established EcoTeam, composed of eight staff members and student representation from across all grade levels, and outdoor learning spaces being used regularly by multiple grades and classes. Thanks to all members of the John English community for working together to make our school eco-friendly.

Summer School: Although it is only the beginning of March, many families are beginning to plan for the summer months. This year, John English JMS will be home to the KKSA Leadership Arts Academy from July 4–27. Application forms available at http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/karenkain/KKSA-Summer-Program Any questions should be directed to 416-394-7979.

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*

Kilometre Club – postponed until the spring

Art in Action – Rm 227*

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Arts Express Cartooning – Rm 205*

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class) Coding club – Computer Lab (Mr. Hyatt, Grades 4-8)

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Badminton Intramural Gr. 5

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Maker Kids – Computer Lab *

Art in Action 2 – Rm. 227 *

Basketball – Grade 5 – 8 Gym 1

Badminton Intramural -Grade 6 – Gym 2

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Arts Express Yoga – GP room*

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.

* Clubs run by outside organization

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

Badminton Team Update: Congratulations to our Grade 7 and 8 Badminton Team members who played in tournaments this week. The Grade 8 team, with a 5 – 0 record were given a bye to the Conference finals on April 3. Our Grade 7 team advanced to the playoffs but lost a close match 3 – 2 and have ended their season. Coaches, Mr. Nunes and Mme DaSilva continue to see player improvement at each event and look forward to the Grade 5, 6 and 8 team events in the week of April 3 – 6.

Kilometre Club: The Kilometre running club will return to running each Friday beginning on April 6th, weather permitting. The Kilometre Club is a group of Grade 2 – 5 students who are interested in running for exercise and enjoyment. The club will continue for the next two month until June 8th. Mme D’sa is supervising the running club.

Track and Field Grade 4 and 5: The Grade 4 and 5 track and field tryouts have begun. Students have had an opportunity to tryout at lunch time this week and will have further opportunities next week. Mme D’Sa, Mme Easton, Mme Baillet and Mme DaSilva are working with the students. Students are to listen to the morning announcement and to check our announcement board for practice times.

Badminton Intramurals: Mr. Nunes is organizing badminton intramurals:

  • Grade 5 students: Thursday at lunch
  • Grade 6 students: Friday at Lunch
  • Grade 7 students: Thursday after school
  • Grade 8 students: Friday after school

School Council

Dinner and a Movie is Back! Continuing the success of previous movie nights, JE SAC is pleased to present Coco and a delicious Healthy Bites dinner, on Friday, April 13th. Tickets are $8.00/person or $25.00/family of four (tickets available that night: $10.00/person or $30.00/family of four). Flyers are attached to this update, and also coming home with your children this week, so be sure to check their backpacks!

Also, the John English EcoSchools is planning a second Bags2school campaign, which will begin on April 13th, families are invited to bring their used clothing and textile donations with them on Movie Night. Details to follow.

Volunteers needed!

The event begins officially at 5:30 p.m. but shifts can start as early as 3:00 p.m. and end when we close-up shop. Shifts include: food prep, food serving, clean-up and selling basket raffle tickets.

We also need help on Wednesday, April 11th starting at 5:00 p.m. to assemble the baskets for the basket raffle as well as folks to sell basket raffle tickets at lunch on Thursday, April 12th and Friday, April 13th

Please contact: marieandtrevor

Looking Ahead:

  • March 30: Good Friday – No School
  • April 2: Easter Monday – No School
  • April 5: School Council Meeting – 7:00 p.m. Library
  • April 13: Movie Night/Basket Raffle
  • April 13 – 27: Bags2school Textile Recycling Campaign
  • April 26: Morning of Music Gr. 3 – 5
  • May 9: Little Mermaid Musical – 7:00 p.m.
  • May 10: Little Mermaid Musical – 7:00 p.m.
  • May 15: School Council Meeting – 7:00 p.m. Library
  • May 16: Spring Concert – 7:00 p.m.
  • May 17: Screenagers – the Movie 7:00 p.m. Auditorium
  • May 21: Victoria Day Monday – No School
  • May 22 – 25: Grade 8 Trip
  • June 6: – P.A. Day – No School
  • June 26: Grade 8 Graduation 4:00 p.m. Auditorium
  • June 28: Last Day of School
  • June 29: PD Day

Friday, March 23rd 2018 – John English Weekly Update

This Week’s Friday Update: World Water Day, TDSB Earth Hour, JETV On the Air, “Healthy Growing, Healthy Living”, Concours d’Art Oratoire, Trustee Ward Forum March 27th, Summer School, John English Lunch time Programs, Sports Update

World Water Day: John English JMS celebrated world water day on Thursday, March 22nd. Mme Way’s students completed the final component of their Great Waters Challenge entry by sharing their learning with the school community through a water day fair! The fair was filled with activities, games, movies, informative presentations, music, dancing, art, a raffle, a t-shirt design contest and fundraising for the World Wildlife Organization’s Freshwater Fund via donations and reusable water bottle sales. Thanks to everyone who attended and especially to the students of 6D who worked hard to create their booths and made sure that their activities ran smoothly!

Earth Hour: John English recognized Earth Hour by turning off and reducing the use of electricity from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 23rd. During this time, our EcoTeam students read picture books about our Earth and the environment to various classes and our grade 6 to 8 students were invited to the auditorium to watch a movie about climate change and how they could play their part, such as, the importance of using non-renewable resources wisely to ensure continued availability in the future. Part of our school EcoSchools focus is to ensure that students learn and develop life-long habits of care and concern for the environment both in our community and around the world.

JETV is on the Air: Our Grade 8 students, using their technical skills, are providing a video update of happenings at John English. The John English TV segments will be available on Youtube. The segments are unlisted and therefore cannot be searched by the general public. The inaugural episode of JETV is available to John English students and parents here. We look forward to more segments of our JETV as our videographers, reporters, editors and producers develop their skills.

“Healthy Growing, Healthy Living in South Etobicoke/Lakeshore”: This interactive workshop is being held at Humber College (Lakeshore Campus) on Wednesday, March 28th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please see the attached flyer for additional details on the event and how to register.

Concours d’Art Oratoire: On Tuesday March 22nd, John English sent 5 students to the West Region Concours d’Art Oratoire hosted at the TDSB West Education Centre. Paula Zygaitis, Landon Woods and Adam Booth represented John English during the day dazzling the audience with their oratory skills. Jack Kuttner Zubac, who competed in the Grade 4 – 6 Extended French category, and Alison Thompson who participated in the Grade 7 – 8 Core French category will be moving on to the Provincial level at Glendon College in May. Congratulations! All students can be very proud of themselves. We commend each presenter for the months of hard work and preparation for the event. A special thank you is sent to all parents, teachers and students for their time and effort in preparing for this contest. Way to go Royals!

Trustee Gough Ward Forum – March 27th: Trustee Gough’s Ward 3 Forum is happening on March 27th at 7:00 p.m. at Islington JMS. The focus for the forum will be Special Education. If you have questions about Special Education come to the Ward Forum as board personnel will be there to provide answers.

Summer School: Although it is only the beginning of March, many families are beginning to plan for the summer months. This year, John English JMS will be home to the KKSA Leadership Arts Academy from July 4–27. Application forms available at http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/karenkain/KKSA-Summer-Program Any questions should be directed to 416-394-7979

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*

Kilometre Club – postponed until the spring

Art in Action – Rm 227*

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Arts Express Cartooning – Rm 205*

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class) Coding club – Computer Lab (Mr. Hyatt, Grades 4-8)

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Badminton Intramural Gr. 5

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Maker Kids – Computer Lab *

Art in Action 2 – Rm. 227 *

Basketball – Grade 5 – 8 Gym 1

Badminton Intramural -Grade 6 – Gym 2

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Arts Express Yoga – GP room*

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.

* Clubs run by outside organization

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: The Kilometre running club will return to running each Friday beginning on April 6th, weather permitting. The Kilometre Club is a group of Grade 2 – 5 students who are interested in running for exercise and enjoyment. The club will continue for the next two month until June 8th. Mme D’sa is supervising the running club.

Badminton Intramurals: Mr. Nunes is organizing badminton intramurals:

Grade 5 students: Thursday at lunch

Grade 6 students: Friday at Lunch

Grade 7 students: Thursday after school

Grade 8 students: Friday after school

School Council

Marlies Update: Over 200 people will be representing John English proudly at the Toronto Marlies game on Sunday, March 25th. Everyone is reminded that the start time of the game is 4:30 p.m. Tickets were sent home with students on Wednesday or Thursday of this week. If you have any questions, please email jen.zakrzewski

Dinner and a Movie is Back! Continuing the success of previous movie nights, JE SAC is pleased to present Coco and a delicious Healthy Bites dinner, on Friday, April 13th. Tickets are $8.00/person or $25.00/family of four (tickets available that night: $10.00/person or $30.00/family of four). A flyer is attached to this update, and will also be coming home with your children this week, so be sure to check their backpacks!

Also, the John English EcoSchools is planning a second Bags2school campaign, which will begin on April 13th, families are invited to bring their used clothing and textile donations with them on Movie Night. Details to follow.

Volunteers needed!

The event begins officially at 5:30 p.m. but shifts can start as early as 3:00 p.m. and end when we close-up shop. Shifts include: food prep, food serving, clean-up and selling basket raffle tickets.

We also need help on Wednesday, April 11th starting at 5:00 p.m. to assemble the baskets for the basket raffle as well as folks to sell basket raffle tickets at lunch on Thursday, April 12th and Friday, April 13th

Please contact: marieandtrevor

Looking Ahead:

March 25 (Sunday): John English at the Marlies – 4:00 p.m.

March 27: Grade 8 Graduation Photos

March 30: Good Friday – No School

April 2: Easter Monday – No School

April 5: School Council Meeting – 7:00 p.m. Library

April 13: Movie Night/Basket Raffle

April 13 – 27: Bags2school Textile Recycling Campaign

April 26: Morning of Music Gr. 3 – 5

May 9: Little Mermaid Musical – 7:00 p.m.

May 10: Little Mermaid Musical – 7:00 p.m.

May 15: School Council Meeting – 7:00 p.m. Library

May 16: Spring Concert – 7:00 p.m.

May 17: Screenagers – the Movie 7:00 p.m. Auditorium

May 21: Victoria Day Monday – No School

May 22 – 25: Grade 8 Trip

June 6: – P.A. Day – No School

June 26: Grade 8 Graduation 4:00 p.m. Auditorium

June 28: Last Day of School

June 29: PD Day

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John English Weekly Update – March 9, 2018

This Week’s Friday Update: March Break: March 12–16, First Episode of JETV, Daylight Savings Time, Spirit Week, Canadian Legion Essay Contest Winner, Dental Screening Reminder, World Water Day, TDSB Earth Hour, Screenagers – Save the Date, Summer School, John English Lunch time Programs, Sports Update

March Break: John English will be closed to students from March 12th to March 16th.  The March Break is a time for students to take a break from school and to enjoy time with family.  We wish everyone a very happy and healthy March Break.  School resumes on March 19th at regular school hours.

JETV is on the Air:  Our Grade 8 students, using their technical skills, are providing a video update of happenings at John English.  The John English TV segments will be available on Youtube.  The segments are unlisted and therefore cannot be searched by the general public.  The inaugural episode of JETV is available to John English students and parents here.  We look forward to more segments of our JETV as our videographers, reporters, editors and producers develop their skills.

Daylight Savings Time: Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, March 11th – remember to move your clocks forward 1 hour.

Spirit Week:  Thank you to our Student Council for their work organizing our Spirit Week.  John English students definitely have spirit.  They celebrated their school spirit this week by wearing their team shirts and crazy hats.  Students also cheered on the student/teacher volleyball and basketball games.  Thank you to all students who participated in these events making John English a great place to be and to our Student Council for their efforts organizing the week.

Canadian Legion Essay Contest:  Congratulations to Kye Arienda-Jones who received 1st Place recognition in the Junior Remembrance Day Essay contest at the Royal Canadian Legion Zone level.  We are proud of our students’ participation in community activities and pleased that Kye has represented John English well.

Dental Screening: A reminder to all parents that beginning March 19th through to March 29th Toronto Public Health dental hygienists will be at John English to carry out a screening program that is offered to students in accordance with the Ontario Ministry of Health requirements for mandatory health programs. The dental hygienist will assess the need for topical fluoride, scaling, sealant and any other obvious dental needs. As a follow up to the screening, only parents whose children are identified as requiring dental services will be notified. A note to that effect will be sent home with your child/ren for your information and action. You may also receive a phone call from T.P.H. dental staff to assist you in accessing care. For further information, please find attached a letter from TPH.

World Water Day: John English will be recognizing World Water Day on Thursday, March 22nd, a day to focus our attention on water issues. Today, 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home; affecting their health, education and livelihoods. Students will learn about strategies to take care of this precious resource and Mme Way’s class will be hosting a ‘water fair’. The EcoTeam will be selling refillable John English water bottles during the fair and at lunch for a cost of $10.00.  The price includes a $2.00 per bottle donation to charities that work to ensure clean water for all. Attached is an order form for parents of younger students, who may wish to place an order.

TDSB Earth Hour 2018: On Friday, March 23rd, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., TDSB Schools and offices are asked to go as electricity-free as possible for ONE HOUR. Earth Hour is a time to focus on energy conservation and slowing climate change, not just for the one hour, but as a part of our daily lives. At John English, as a Platinum EcoSchool, we already have many areas where we use natural lighting on a regular basis, but during Earth Hour students will be participating in a variety of activities related to caring for Planet Earth.

Screenagers – the Movie:  Save the date of May 17th.  Screenagers (flyer attached), will be available for viewing in the John English JMS auditorium beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Screenagers is a documentary film about growing up in the digital age.   We thank TDSB Chair Pilkey, Trustee Gough and Trustee Glover for hosting the screening.  We look forward to a wonderful night of learning.

Summer School:  Although it is only the beginning of March, many families are beginning to plan for the summer months.  This year, John English JMS will be home to the KKSA Leadership Arts Academy from July 4–27.  Attached is information about the program.  Any questions should be directed to 416-394-7979

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*

Kilometre Club – postponed until the spring

Art in Action – Rm 227*

Drop  in Volleyball – Girls Gym (Ms. Broughton, Grades 6 only)

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Arts Express Cartooning – Rm 205*

Drop  in Volleyball – Girls Gym (Ms. Broughton, Grades 6 only)

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Coding club – Computer Lab (Mr. Hyatt, Grades 4-8)

Drop  in Volleyball – Girls Gym (Ms. Broughton, Grades 6 only)

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Badminton Intramural Gr. 5

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Maker Kids – Computer Lab *

Art in Action 2 – Rm. 227 *

Basketball – Grade 5 – 8 Gym 1

Badminton Intramural -Grade 6 – Gym 2

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Arts Express Yoga – GP room*

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.

* Clubs run by outside organization

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

Boys Grade 7 Basketball: Congratulations to our Grade 7 Boys Basketball team and to Mr. Poyser, their coach.  On Wednesday, March 6th, the team played a hard fought game against a strong team from Don Mills.  Our team was victorious and took home the title of Grade 7 City Champions!  The team can be proud of their accomplishment.

Kilometre Club: The Kilometre running club will return to running each Friday beginning on April 6th, weather permitting.  The Kilometre Club is a group of Grade 2 – 5 students who are interested in running for exercise and enjoyment.  The club will continue for the next two month until June 8th.  Mme D’sa is supervising the running club.

Badminton Intramurals: Mr. Nunes is organizing badminton intramurals:

Grade 5 students: Thursday at lunch

Grade 6 students: Friday at Lunch

Grade 7 students: Thursday after school

Grade 8 students: Friday after school

School Council

Movie Night: John English Movie Night will be happening on Friday, April 13th.  Students and families will have the opportunity to see the movie – COCO.  Movie night admission includes a meal prepared by Healthy Bites and admission to the movie.  There will also be raffle draws for many wonderful and fantastic prizes.  Keep watching this space for more information about the raffle and ticket sales.

Lunch Time Program

Art in Action: Classes will be held at lunchtime from 11:30-12:30 at John English for grade 1 -8 students.  They will be held on Mondays, February 26-May 28 or Fridays, April 6-May 25.  The cost is $135.00 for 8 weeks which includes all supplies.  As this is a program run by Art in Action please send all inquiries directly to: artinactiontoronto@gmail.com.

Looking Ahead:

March 12–16: March Break – No School

March 23: Pizza Day

March 25 (Sunday): John English at the Marlies – 4:00 p.m.

March 27: Grade 8 Graduation Photos

March 30: Good Friday – No School

April 2: Easter Monday  – No School

April 13: Movie Night/Basket Raffle