Scorpion Sizzle – June 7, 2019

What a Great Week!

This was a busy week full of excitement! We raised our Pride Flag in honour of Pride month and celebrated inclusivity and diversity. We also had 3 spirit days which were very popular! We had crazy hat day, beach day and of course Raptors/ Day!! Let’s go Raptors!!!

We also hosted a number of feeder school students this week to offer them a tour and give them information to get excited about – as they start here in September!

We now have our Grade 8 Graduation on the horizon and we cannot wait to celebrate these amazing students on Wednesday!

Dates on the Horizon

Grade 8 Graduation – June 12, 2019 (evening) – students to arrive for 5pm

Report Cards are sent home – June 26th

Last Day of School for students – June 27th

PA Day – No School for students – June 28th

Scorpion Sizzle – May 30, 2019

Music Night

What a night! We are forever blown away by the amazing talent of our St. Andrew’s musicians. We are so thankful for the parent support and of course for our incredible teachers!

Scorpions we are so proud of your dedication, determination and drive! Thank you for bringing music into our lives!

SAMS’ Parent Council

As our final Parent Council meeting comes to a close, we want to take this time to thank our amazing parents, the incredible executive and of course our phenomenal leads, Denise & Amanda! We are so thankful for the dedication and heart that this fantastic group of parents have put into our school. From pizza lunches, to bake sales…to HUGE tech purchases for our students at the school – THANK YOU!

EQAO

EQAO has been completed! We are so proud of our Grade 6 students for pushing through and finishing their assessment. We have a few more students to complete any missing sections on Monday and then it is fully complete! Thank you to all of the parents for ensuring that your child was here and on time!

GO RAPTORS!!! We hope to hear the Raptors cheers from across the city on Sunday night!

Dates on the Horizon

 Gifted Orientation #2 – June 3rd, 5pm

Crazy Hat Day – June 4th

PA Day – No school for students – June 7th

Grade 8 Graduation – June 12, 2019 (evening) – students to arrive for 5pm

Report Cards are sent home – June 26th

Last Day of School for students – June 27th

PA Day – No School for students – June 28th

Today at St. Andrew’s Middle School

Dear Parents/Guardians,

At approximately 11:15am, the staff smelled an odour at our school and we had staff and students promptly exit the building.  Toronto Fire Services and Enbridge were called and arrived on the scene.

We remained outside until insert 12:45pm, at which time we were advised by the Fire Department that students and staff could return to the school. We will now continue with our academic school day.

Our cafeteria staff stayed on site, for an extra 50 minutes to allow students to purchase meals, after we were given the all clear to come back into the building.

As you know, the safety of our students is a top priority at our school and we followed appropriate TDSB policies to ensure the safety and well-being of our students. We practice various drills and procedures hoping never to have to use them, but always prepared to do so if necessary.

The response and cooperation from our students and teachers was exceptional and we want to commend them for their efforts. Staff calmly lead students out of the school in an orderly way and ensured that everyone was accounted for.

We also want to thank Toronto Fire for their actions and the TDSB’s staff for their role.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 416-395-3090.

 

Sincerely,

Jessica Feldberg      Ryan Heritage

Principal                   Vice Principal

Scorpion Sizzle – May 24th, 2019

Slo-Pitch 

We are so proud of our Slo-Pitch athletes who went out and shone on the field this week! Way to go!

Thank you to the teacher coaches and to the parent drivers!

Bike to School Day

We are encouraging students, if feasible, to bike to school on Monday!

Grade 5 to 6

We had a great visit from many of the Grade 5 students who will be joining the St. Andrew’s family in September! The students had a tour of the school, heard from some of our current students and watched a fantastic performance by our Grade 6-8 musicians!

We look forward to seeing these students in September!

We are also looking forward to another transition opportunity from other feeder schools on June 6th!

Dates on the Horizon 

EQAO – Grade 6 – please do not book any appointments or trips during these dates! – May 23-June 3rd

Bike to School Day – May 27th

Complete Grade 7 Immunizations – May 28th

Music Night – 6:30pm on May 30th

Parent/School Council Meeting(all parents welcome) –May 31st – 9am

Gifted Orientation #2 – June 3rd, 5pm

PA Day – No school for students – June 7th

Grade 8 Graduation – June 12, 2019 (evening) – students to arrive for 5pm

Report Cards are sent home – June 26th

Last Day of School for students – June 27th

PA Day – No School for students – June 28th

Scorpion Sizzle – May 17th, 2019

Wishing all of our Families a wonderful long weekend ahead! Please remember the schools are closed on Monday and we will see everyone back to school on Tuesday, May 21st!

Instagram!

Please follow us on Instagram! We are now posting on a new Insta page! You can follow us @standrewsmsofficial for the latest updates and news!

Looking Ahead

Shortly we will begin to make class placement decisions for 2019-2020. Our staff will be working collaboratively to place students in the best learning environment for each child to be successful. To do this many factors are taken into account, such as Ministry and Board Guidelines, individual needs, social and emotional development, behaviours, gender balance, English Language Learners, academic needs and work habits. We also work diligently to build classes that work for our various programs. We assure that our staff know their students well and we will use our professional judgement in this process.

As we believe that parents are our partners, we are reaching out to you to see if you would like to share any input regarding your child’s learning style or social development with us. We are not taking teacher requests, but we value information and insights you may have into your child’s learning and social/emotional well-being. If you would like to share information with us, please e-mail jessica.feldberg@tdsb.on.ca by May 20th, 2019.

Music Fest

So much to celebrate! 120 students were off to Ottawa this week to show off their musical skills! Our students not only made an amazing name for themselves this week – but they have also brought home much deserved recognition! Congratulations on the following:

Jazz Band – GOLD!

Senior Concert Band – SILVER!

Senior Strings – GOLD!

Junior Band – GOLD!

A huge thank you to the teachers who organized and supervised this trip for our students. And a HUGE bravo to Mr. Corbett and Ms. Lo for helping our students reach these incredible heights!

Thank you so much to Serena, Lisa and Burcu for joining the St. Andrew’s students on this trip and making it all possible!

Thank you to all of our parents for supporting your child to attend this event! We couldn’t do it without you!

Dates on the Horizon

EQAO – Grade 6 – please do not book any appointments or trips during these dates! – May 23-June 3rd

Music Night – May 30th

Parent/School Council Meeting(all parents welcome) –May 31st – 9am

Gifted Orientation #2 – June 3rd, 5pm

PA Day – No school for students – June 7th

Grade 8 Graduation – June 12, 2019 (evening) – students to arrive for 5pm

Report Cards are sent home – June 26th

Last Day of School for students – June 27th

PA Day – No School for students – June 28th