Eglinton Safety & Construction Updates

Please visit this page for updates regarding the construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT across from the school.

Kindergarten Registration

 SEPTEMBER 2018 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Kindergarten is the first step in a lifelong journey that will see your child learn, grow, and succeed at the Toronto District School Board. At the TDSB, we know early learners learn best through doing; so our four and five year olds are introduced to math and science through play as part of k-12 STEM programming. To inspire a love for learning, kindergarten classrooms are bustling with inquiry and exploration through science activities, math games, art projects and more.

Admission Eligibility Requirements

As you are aware, if a child will be four by December 31, 2018, he or she can start Junior Kindergarten in September 2018. If a child will be five by December 31, 2018, he or she can start Senior Kindergarten in September 2018.

 

*NEW* Please Note: the age at which a child is eligible to attend and/or must attend school depends on whether their date of birth falls on/before or after the first day of school (September 4, 2018).  Please register your child based on the year of their birth.  If your child is born September 5th or later, you have the option to delay registration.  Please see the chart below:

 

Age 4 (born 2014)

Junior Kindergarten

Junior Kindergarten

Age 5 (born 2013)

Senior Kindergarten

Options: Junior Kindergarten (delaying senior kindergarten until the next school year) OR Senior Kindergarten

Age 6 (born 2012)

Grade 1 (attendance is mandatory)

Options: Senior Kindergarten (delaying Grade 1 until the next school year) OR Grade 1

Registration for students in the Eglinton catchment area will take place at Eglinton P.S. on Wednesday February 21st  (9:00 – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.) and Friday February 23rd  (9:00 – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.). Parents are invited to the school during the above times and may have to wait as the registration will take place on a first come, first served basis.  If you live in the specified school area, there will be space for your child(ren).

A new Online Registration (OLR) System is being implemented in early 2018. Beginning in February 2018, the option to register online will also be available to parents/guardians registering students to begin Kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year.  The link to registration can be found at www.tdsb.on.ca 

Through the new OLR, parents/guardians will submit their child's information, validate their address and also have the opportunity to complete an optional Ministry of Education questionnaire (EYE@K) about child care and related activities in the community in which their child participated prior to Kindergarten. This questionnaire will also be provided in paper format, along with the Student Registration Form at school offices in February 2018. 

Regardless of whether a parent/guardian chooses to register a child online or in person at a school, as has been the practice in past years, they are required to visit the school in person to present the following information/documents: 

  • Proof of age (birth certificate or passport).
     
  • Proof of address (a current lease (if renting) and one other piece of identification that shows address, such as a residential phone bill) or if owning property, property tax and water/sewage bill).
     
  • Proof of immunization (the card that shows a list of needles a child has received).
     
  • Verification of date of arrival, if a child was not born in Canada. Families who are permanent residents and refugee claimants may register directly at the school. 

    Note: Children without immigration status are welcome in our schools and information about them or their families will not be shared with immigration authorities. To register, families must visit the International Programs and Admissions Office (5050 Yonge Street - Main Floor) to obtain a TDSB school admission letter.

Please visit the TDSB website at Find Your School to determine where you should be registering your child.
 

It is essential that you have all required documents to proceed with registration. If you do not have all the required documentation, you will be asked to book an appointment for a future date to register your child.

Documents Required for Kindergarten Reg at Eglinton P Ssm .doc
 

Eglinton Students in the News

We are so proud of Lucas in Mme Brewer's class for bringing his idea to help newly arriving refugees to life! Lucas decided to begin a clothing drive and our community showed their true colours by donating a large amount of clothing, hats, mittens and scarfs that will be delivered today to a welcoming center for Syrian Refugees. Watch Lucas, Mila and Roxanne on City News below!

http://www.citynews.ca/2015/12/09/video-boy-10-fills-christmas-tree-with-mittens-to-keep-syrian-refugees-warm/?show_id=0

Mental Health and Well Being

TDSB Mental Health and Well Being January Newsletter

The 3 Rs: Relationships, Relationships, Relationships
"The Caring Adult"

MHWB Newsletter Jan 2015.pdf

Eglinton Public School Logo



Mr. Leverty, the Administration and Staff of Eglinton PS and the Eglinton Parent Council have been working on developing a new logo for the Eglinton Eagles to identify us as a school.

First of all, our staff narrowed approximately 80 proposed logo submissions down to 2. Then we set up a week of online voting that was open to the staff, students and community of Eglinton PS to hear the collective voice of our community. Thanks to all of your support, we have selected our new logo! Thanks to all those who voted for being part of history.

Dismissal Procedures

Please review the information in the memo and discuss these procedures with your children. We want to ensure that all students are accounted for and are safely picked up at the end of the day.

Thank you!

updated dismissal procedure letter.pdf

Mental Health Belongs to Us

Mental Health and Well-Being is essential to student success. As we know, children of all ages can and do experience anxiety. See the TDSB September Mental Health Newsletter for information on the signs of anxiety and how to address these feelings with your children.

MH Newsletter September.pdf

Student Planner Update

Student Planner Update

All student planners have information regarding the TDSB’s Code of Conduct which includes the chart, “Chart of Consequences of Inappropriate Student Behaviour”. This year’s version was printed in error as this chart is out of date. Please retain this updated chart for your reference as the version in your child’s planner no longer applies.

Thank you for your ongoing involvement in supporting our students’ safety and well-being.

Chart of Consequences.pdf

Reading and Writing at Home

Reading and Writing with Your Child, Kindergarten to Grade 6: A Parent Guide

Learning to read and write happens at school and at home. This guide offers practical ideas, strategies and engaging games to engage the whole family with literacy at home.

Ministry Parent Guide

Kindergarten Eyes

This rainbow smile was spotted above the kindergarten playground by rooms 109 and 111 on Thursday at about 3 pm. It put a smile on everyone's face!

Weekend Reading

Interesting blog post on 21st century learning and the skills that children need to be successful 21st century learners. 

- Grit
- Resilience
- Hope and Optimism
- Vision
- Self-Regulation
- Empathy & Global Stewardship

The author, Jackie Gerstein, contributes these attributes as some of the skills that our children need to embrace.  She goes on to list some children's books that are good examples to help teach children and youth about these skills.  Some are even appropriate and applicable for adults. Children’s books, as they are written and presented as stories, have great potential to explain these often abstract concepts. Take a look at some of the books below, you've probably read some already.

Grit

Resilience

Hope and Optimism

Vision

Self-Regulation

Empathy and Global Awareness

Here are some other skills that may fit as well:

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Collaboration

Curiosity and Imagination

--- Jackie Gerstein Ed.D.

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