Reminders!

Anthony McLean

Anthony will be giving his 75 minute presentation titled “What’s Up With Kids These Days?!” TONIGHT! The session will begin at 6:30pm in the school cafeteria and is for all parents and guardians who are interested! Please see this link for a quick clip of the presentation https://www.anthonymclean.org/parents

Parent Council Meeting

Just a reminder our meeting is tomorrow, Thursday October 17, at 9am!

Scorpion Sizzle – October 11, 2019

Photo Day

Photo Day is now October 30th! Mark your calendars.

Anthony McLean

Anthony will be giving his 75 minute presentation titled “What’s Up With Kids These Days?!” on Wednesday October 16. The session will begin at 6:30pm in the school cafeteria and is for all parents and guardians who are interested! Please see this link for a quick clip of the presentation https://www.anthonymclean.org/parents

Please let us know you will be joining us, by clicking here!

Anthony will be speaking with all of our students at 1pm on Wednesday!

Grade 8 Families

Our Grade 8 students had the pleasure of hearing from a variety of High Schools this week. They learned of different programs that may be of interest to them across the TDSB system. Please ask your child about the session.

Please continue to check the TDSB website for dates and times of High School visits. They are starting up now, and are so helpful when making decisions for next year.

Upcoming Dates

Thanksgiving  – school is closed – October 14th

Pizza Lunch – October 16th

Anthony McLean- Speaking to students – October 16th – 1pm

Anthony McLean – Parent Speaker – October 16th – 6:30pm

Parent Council Meeting – October 17th – 9am – School Cafeteria

Transitions’ Night for Grade 8 Families – October 23 – 6pm – St. Andrew’s MS

MaCS Program Information Night for Grade 8 Families – October 30th, 6:30pm – at William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute

Claude Watson Information Night for Grade 8 Families – November 7th, 6:30pm

Progress Reports Sent Home – November 8th

York Mills Collegiate Institute Information Night for Grade 8 Families – November 12th, 6pm

Parent/Teacher Conference Night – November 14th – evening

Parent/Teacher Conference Morning – November 15th – AM

 

Scorpion Sizzle – October 4, 2019

Photo Day

Photo Day has been postponed. Photo Day will not take place on October 7th. We will let you know the new date, once we have the date scheduled with the photographer.

Cross Country

A huge congratulations to all of our Scorpion Athletes who participated in today’s Cross Country event! A very big thank you to Mr. Baluyot and to all of the parents who supported their children through this event and to those who helped transport our students to and from! We are so proud!

Concert Band

We are so excited for the Concert Band students from Grades 7 and 8 that are rehearsing with Professor Jacquie Dawson, from the University of Manitoba, to prepare for being the demonstration concert band at the Ontario Band Association’s Beginning Band Symposium on Saturday October 5 at York University. Bravo to all of you!!

Anthony McLean

Anthony will be giving his 75 minute presentation titled “What’s Up With Kids These Days?!” on Wednesday October 16. The session will begin at 6:30pm in the school cafeteria and is for all parents and guardians who are interested! Please see this link for a quick clip of the presentation https://www.anthonymclean.org/parents

Please let us know you will be joining us, by clicking here!

Drills

We want to congratulate all of our students and staff for working through our 3 mandatory fire drills and 1 lock down drill for the Fall season. There will be 3 more drills and 1 more lock down drill in the Spring.

Grade 8 Families

Claude Watson Secondary School for the Arts will be offering a Grade 8 Student Open House on Wednesday, October 30 2019 from 9:30am to 11:30am. This session is for students who are interested in attending an arts specialized school.   Your child’s home school teachers will not be taking the students to the session. Students who will be attending will be supervised by the teachers of Claude Watson.

On the evening of Thursday, November 7th there will be a Parent/Guardian information night at 6:30pm, students are also welcome to attend.

 If you would like your child to attend the Student Open House, please email bianca.angheloni@tdsb.on.ca  with your child’s name, school, and homeroom by Wednesday, October 16.

Upcoming Dates

PA Day – no school for students – October 11th

Thanksgiving  – school is closed – October 14th

Anthony McLean – Parent Speaker – October 16th – 6:30pm

Parent Council Meeting – October 17th – 9am – School Cafeteria

Transitions’ Night for Grade 8 Families – October 23 – 6pm – St. Andrew’s MS

MaCS Program Information Night for Grade 8 Families – October 30th, 6:30pm – at William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute

Claude Watson Information Night for Grade 8 Families – November 7th, 6:30pm

Progress Reports Sent Home – November 8th

York Mills Collegiate Institute Information Night for Grade 8 Families – November 12th, 6pm

Parent/Teacher Conference Night – November 14th – evening

Parent/Teacher Conference Morning – November 15th – AM

Guest Speaker at St. Andrew’s M.S.!

We are excited to announce that Anthony McLean will be speaking to our students, during the day, on October 16th. We are so thankful that our Parent Council is supporting the parent session, which is being held that same evening. Please see the attached poster.

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Anthony will be giving his 75 minute presentation titled “What’s Up With Kids These Days?!” on Wednesday October 16. The session will begin at 6:30pm in the school cafeteria.

 Here is a quick clip from the presentation:

https://www.anthonymclean.org/parents

Please register, using the Google form below, so we have an idea how many  parents/guardians will be attending. This event is open to parents and guardians in our community. Please feel free to tell your friends, and have them register as well.

https://bit.ly/2mJc0vj

We look forward to seeing you for what will be an informative evening!

We Need You! Pizza Lunch

Dear St. Andrew’s MS Parents,

The first Pizza Lunch is on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019.  We need help from parent volunteers to make Pizza Lunches possible for our children. We meet in the foyer outside the cafeteria at 11:10am.

Simply, use the volunteer sign up system SignUp.com to save your spot.  You could even pre-plan by signing-up for volunteer spots for Pizza Lunch days through to the end of the school year. It’s easy.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our Pizza Lunch SignUp: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2868486/true#/invitation
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Lisa Hemi at hemilisa@gmail.com and LIsa can sign you up manually.

Thank you!

St. Andrew’s Parent Council

Scorpion Sizzle – September 27, 2019

Curriculum Night

Thank you to all the families who joined us at our annual Meet the Teacher, Curriculum Night event. The energy in the building was so positive and for that we are so thankful to all of you! As always, we remind you to keep the lines of communication open. All of our teacher contacts are on our school website and  you are always welcome to call any of us at the school.

Orange Shirt Day

Please remind your child to wear orange on Monday to stand up and remind the world that Every Child Matters!

“This is an annual event that started in 2013 to recognize the legacy of Residential school system for First Nations, Métis and Inuit families and communities. It is a show of support and understanding of the history of the school system that impacts many First Nations, Métis and Inuit families today. 

The phrase “Every Child Matters” reminds everyone that children are such an important and integral part of our communities and that they are our future generations of change makers. By wearing orange, we have an opportunity to bring awareness to the history of residential schools and to stand up against other injustices that may impact our students.” (TDSB Aboriginal Education site)

School Wear

Our School Fall Wear store is up and running! Today is the last day for orders! Please see the link for more information  schoolwear.ca/saj

A Message from our Trustee

Please see the newsletter from Trustee Chernos Lin.2019_09_23 R. Chernos Lin Ward 11 MyEmma Newsletter

Safe Arrival

If you will be away for the Jewish Holidays this coming week, or for any reason at all – please call into our Safe Arrival Number and report the absence. The school number is 416-395-3090 – option 1.

Upcoming Dates

Orange Shirt Day – September 30th

Picture Day – October 7th – all day

PA Day – no school for students – October 11th

Thanksgiving  – school is closed – October 14th

Anthony McLean – Parent Speaker – October 16th – 6:30pm

Parent Council Meeting – October 17th – 9am – School Cafeteria

Tentative Transitions’ Night for Grade 8 Families – October 23 – 6pm – St. Andrew’s MS

MaCS Program Information Night for Grade 8 Families – October 30th, 6:30pm – at William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute

Claude Watson Information Night for Grade 8 Families – November 7th, 6:30pm

York Mills Collegiate Institute Information Night for Grade 8 Families – November 12th, 6pm

Curriculum Night

We welcome all families to join us tomorrow night for Curriculum Night! We will start the night off with a welcome performance by our Band and hellos from the staff. Then all parents will follow their own set timetable to meet the teachers! Our event is from 6pm-7:30pm, September 26th. See you soon!