Toronto Marlies Game (Winter)

John English night at the Marlies: Saturday March 23, 2019 @ 5:00pm

Are you interested in a fun family night watching hockey?  This is the event for you!  Tickets are on sale now for $20.00 each.  You can order your tickets using Cash Online and submitting the order form to the main office or you can send cash along with the form to the office.

A portion of the ticket sales comes back to John English.

Forms are due on Friday March 01, 2019

Help Needed!

We are looking for volunteers for the next Pizza day! Pizza day is usually the last Friday of the month (with a couple of exceptions).

  • Date: Friday February 22nd
  • Time: 11:00am – 12:00/12:30pm
  • Task: Hand out pizza slices to the students

Our biggest fundraising event Movie/Basket Raffle night will be happening in May. We are going to need all the help we can get! If you can spare an hour or two please help us make this into a great event.

  • Date: TBD (Sometime in May)
  • Time: Before & during the event
  • Various tasks (help with one or all!):
    • Organize the raffle baskets
    • Set up the raffle
    • Help with the meal
    • General organization for the event
    • Help at the actual event

We are always looking for volunteers for the Kindergarten Snack Program. It only takes 1/2 hour of your time!

  • Date: Monday – Friday
  • Time: 8:45am to 9:15am
  • Task: Prepare snacks for the JK/SK classes (ex. cutting up fruits)

If you are interest please email  sacinfo@johnenglish.ca

John English SAC – Meeting Minutes Thursday, October 11, 2018, 7 – 8:30 pm

Welcome & Introductions 7:00 – 7:05

  • Anyone is welcome to attend meetings.
  • Attendance sheet completed.
  • There are several open positions on SAC and the positions are open to the JEJMS parent community.

Principal Report7:05 – 7:30

Mr. Howe

· Meet the teacher night ran smoothly. Thank you to volunteers for running the pizza service.

· Painting the school interior is ongoing. Most of the school has been repainted.

· Trying to get a replacement for the kindergarten bunker which holds the outdoor toys in the rear school yard.

· School field upgrades are upcoming.

· Play structure may get a facelift or it may be replaced entirely. The timeline could be anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.

· Instrument music program for Grades 6, 7, 8 – there is a new band teacher this year. All students in Grade 6 have the opportunity to participate in the instrumental music program. This is new this year and will hopefully continue in future.

· Jungle Sport is coming next week to Gym 1. It’s a ropes course. All students will rotate through the course, at least once throughout the week.

· Photo retake day is November 1.

· Albion Hills Outdoor Education Center – three Grade 7 classes are there now. Next week three more Grade 7 classes go. Two more classes go to Alboin Hills in December.

· Tomorrow is Grades 1 and 2 Cross Country event.

· French Immersion Information Night is November 1, 7-8pm at Etobicoke Collegiate Institute.

· Remembrance Day Ceremony will be held at the school the morning of November 9.

· Progress Reports go home November 13 and November 16/17 are parent teacher interviews. November 17 is a PA day.

· Transition from Grade 8-9 meeting is October 17 in the JEJMS auditorium at 6:30pm.

· Healthy Bites – TDSB has received a complaint about this type of program.

Ms. Overland (New Vice-Principal)

  • Lunch programs start tomorrow with Mad Science. There will be two sections, a Grade 1-2 section and a Grade 3-4 section. Arts in Action and Chess will begin Monday.

Mme. Smith

  • Masquerade dance for Grades 6-8 on October 26. Alternatives are movie watching or board games. Ticket sales start on October 16. $5.00/ticket.
  • Safety patroller training will begin on October 15. The patroller will begin patrolling on the 25th of October.
  • Volunteers wanted to help with cooking or sewing in Family Studies. Day 4 or 5 on the school’s time table cycle. 12:30pm – 2pm. If interested in volunteering contact anne.piper@tdsb.on.ca.

SAC Board Business 7:30 – 8:35

Programs

  • November 13 – 17 Scholastic Book Fair – Volunteers needed to help younger students select books & manage purchase of books, shifts are 90-120 minutes long during the school day. If interested, please contact sacinfo.

Fundraising

  • Curriculum Night – HUGE success – thanks to all volunteers and David for leading event.
  • Pizza Lunch – available via CashOnline until October 19.
  • Fresh from the Farm – orders submitted, the official cut off for orders is Monday, October 15. Produce delivery in November.
  • Fundraising Contribution Letter – due October 19.
  • QSP Campaign – starts in late October. This will be the last year that JEJMS will offer the full paper envelope and color brochure for QSP magazine sales.
  • Toronto Marlies – date of game is TBD – planning for late March 2019.

Open Positions / Nominations

· QSP coordinator.

· Fundraising chair.

· Toronto Marlies Game coordinator.

· Healthy Bites committee members wanted.

Treasurer’s Report

o Motion made to approve the budget from 2017/18.

o Motion approved.

o Motion made to increase classroom support budget to $125 per teacher, from $100 in the 2018/19 budget.

o Motion approved.

o Ukulele budget increase discussed – due to increased costs of lessons, instrument repair and a greater number of students. Discussion is ongoing. To be reviewed in April 2019.

o Change made to add Toronto Marlies as proposed revenue of $1000 to 2018/19 budget.

o Suggestion made to remove the pizza lunch prize from the Dance-a-thon ($100) and the QSP class winners ($100) from the 2018/19 expenditures.

o Motion made to approve the 2018/19 budget.

o Motion approved.

Meeting Ends 8:35

Next Meetings: November 22, January 10, February 7, April 4, May 9

Trustee Pamela Gough – sign up for her monthly e-newsletter at www.tdsb.on.ca/ward3/Ward3.aspx or follow her on Twitter @pamelagough

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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