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John G. Althouse Middle School

Welcome to our school web site. As part of the Toronto District School Board, we value

  • each and every student;
  • a strong public education system;
  • a partnership of students, schools, family and community;
  • the uniqueness and diversity of our students and our community;
  • the commitment and skills of our staff;
  • equity, innovation, accountability and accessibility; and
  • learning environments that are safe, nurturing, positive and respectful.


06-16-17

JGA Retirement
We wish to announce the retirement of Robin Barnes, our HSP Teacher. We thank her for her many years of service to the JGA community and wish her the very best in her retirement.


Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon
The parents of the John G. Althouse Parent Council are once again planning our annual Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, June 23rd in the Staff lounge. As done in the past, we would like to honour and thank all our school’s hardworking and dedicated teachers and staff for all their outstanding work, both in the classroom and in the many extra-curricular activities that are organized for our children. We want to show all the staff that we appreciate their hard work in making John G. such an incredible school.
We are requesting parents make a small monetary donation to assist with the purchase of food and drinks. If you wish to donate, please send your donation into the Main Office c/o: Lynda Tran, on or before Monday June 19th.
Thank you,

Parent Council


Grade 8 Graduation

Any interested parents are invited to sign up to help out with this year’s Grade 8 Graduation with SignUp Genius using the link below. We are still in need of servers during the reception.


http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0A4AAAAB23A1FF2-grade


Important Dates Coming Up:

Book Club Trip – June 19th

STEM Club Trip to Ryerson – June 19th

6D to EFSC – June 20th

Comic Book Club Trip – June 21st

Grade 8 Reports sent home – June 22nd

Grade 8 Graduation Ceremony– June 22nd 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. @ Martingrove

Staff Appreciation Lunch – June 23rd (sponsored by the School Council)

Grade 8 Graduation Trip – June 26th – 29th

Grade 6 and 7 Reports sent home – June 27th

Grade 6/7 Dance – June 28th P4 – Grade 6; P5, 6 – Grade 7

PA Day – June 30th


Upcoming Events 05-26-17

Grade 6 EQAO May 29th

8FGH to Kortright Centre – May 29th

Senior Girls’ Soccer Conference Qualifying Game @ Hilltop – May 29th @ 10:00 a.m.

Concert at Palais Royale (Jazz Choir, Stage Band, Chamber Strings) – May 29th @ 7:00 p.m.

Grade 7 trip to Camp Manitou – May 31st, June 1st, June 2nd (busses are leaving at 8:30 a.m., please arrive between 8:00 to 8:15)

Freezie Friday – June 2nd

Sr. Ultimate Conference Finals @ Centennial – June 5th

School Council Meeting – June 5th @ 7:00 p.m.

West Conference Track and Field – June 6th

Volunteer Tea – June 6th @ 7:45 a.m. in staffroom

Crazy Hat/Hair Day – June 7th (Student Government)

Grade 6 Girls’ Soccer Conference Semi-finals and Finals @ Hollycrest – June 7th

Grade 5 student visits for the morning from our feeder schools - June 8th

PA Day – June 9th

Final Immunization Clinic – HPV and Hep B – June 12th

Track and Field City Finals @ Centennial – June 13th

Crescendo Concerts: Grade 6 – June 13th, Grade 7 – June 14th, Grade 8 – June 15th

Pizza Lunch – June 14th

Grade 8 Graduation – June 22nd starting at 4:00 p.m. @ Martingrove

Upcoming Events 05-12-17

Removal of old portable – May 13th

Dental Screening - May 15th, 16th, 17th

Grade 6 Boys’ Soccer Tournament @ West Grove – May 16th

Pizza Lunch – May 17th

Grade 6 Ultimate Tournament @ Hilltop – May 18th

7F Weather Network Trip – May 18th

Live Different presentations – May 19th a.m.

Twin Day – May 19th

Victoria Day – May 22nd 

6ABCD Zoo Trip – May 23rd

Sr. Ultimate Tournament – May 23rd

Eco Audit – May 23rd from 1-3 p.m.

Sr. Girls’ Soccer Tournament – May 24th

Graduation Parent Committee meeting @ JGA (Conference Room) – May 24th @ 7:00 p.m.

Grade 8 Boys’ Soccer Tournament @ Hollycrest – May 26th

Grade 6 EQAO May 25th, 26th and 29th

Concert at Palais Royale (Jazz Choir, Stage Band, Chamber Strings) – May 29th @ 7:00 p.m.

Grade 7 trip to Camp Manitou – May 31st, June 1st, June 2nd

West Conference Track and Field – June 6th

Volunteer Tea – June 6th @ 7:45 a.m. in staff room

Grade 5 student visits for the morning from our feeder schools - June 8th

Crescendo Concerts: Grade 6 – June 13th, Grade 7 – June 14th, Grade 8 – June 15th

Grade 8 Graduation – June 22nd starting at 4:00 p.m. @ Martingrove

Upcoming Events 05-05-17

Concert Choir @ Blue Jays - May 8th (evening)

Gauss Math Contest (Grades 7 and 8) – May 10th a.m.

Grade 6 Info Night/Open House - May 11th from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Dental Screening - May 11th, 12th, 15th, 16th, 17th

Removal of old portable – May 13th

Grade 6 Boys’ Soccer Tournament @ West Grove – May 16th

Grade 6 Ultimate Tournament @ Hilltop – May 16th

Pizza Lunch – May 17th

Live Different presentations – May 19th a.m.

Victoria Day – May 22nd J

6ABCD Zoo Trip – May 23rd

Sr. Ultimate Tournament – May 23rd

Eco Audit – May 23rd from 1-3 p.m.

Sr. Girls Soccer Tournament - May 24th

Grade 8 Boys’ Soccer Tournament @ Hollycrest – May 26th

Grade 6 EQAO May 25th, 26th and 29th

Concert at Palais Royale (Jazz Choir, Stage Band, Chamber Strings) – May 29th @ 7:00 p.m.

Grade 7 trip to Camp Manitou – May 31st, June 1st, June 2nd

Grade 5 student visits for the morning from our feeder schools - June 8th

Crescendo Concerts: Grade 6 – June 13th
                                       Grade 7 – June 14th
                                       Grade 8 – June 15th

Grade 8 Graduation – June 22nd starting at 4:00 p.m. @ Martingrove

Upcoming Events 04-28-17


Richview Orientation for Grade 8 students attending Richview for Grade 9 – May 2nd afternoon

Concert Choir @ Blue Jays - May 8th (evening)

Gauss Math Contest (Grades 7 and 8) – May 10th a.m.

Grade 6 Info Night/Open House - May 11th from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Dental Screening - May 11th, 12th, 15th, 16th, 17th

Pizza Lunch – May 17th

Victoria Day – May 22nd

6ABCD Zoo Trip – May 23rd

Grade 6 EQAO May 25th, 26th and 29th

Palais Royale Concert – May 29th @ 7:00 p.m. (Stage Band, Jazz Choir and Chamber Strings)

Grade 5 student visits for the morning from our feeder schools - June 8th

Crescendo Concerts: Grade 6 – June 13th
                                       Grade 7 – June 14th
                                       Grade 8 – June 15th

Grade 8 Graduation – June 22nd starting at 4:00 p.m. @ Martingrove

Upcoming Events 04-13-17

Pizza Lunch – April 19th

Youth Speak – April 19th - student presentations in the a.m. and parent session @ 6:30 p.m.

Grad Photo Retake Day - April 21st  

Club Blue Note – April 21st @ 7:00 p.m. (Stage Band, Jazz Choir and Chamber Strings)

School Council – April 24th @ 7:00 p.m.

6FGH Zoo Trip – April 25th

Camp Manitou Parent Information Evening – April 27th @ 6:30 in the lunchroom

6ABCD Zoo Trip – May 23rd

Grade 6 EQAO May 25th, 26th and 29th

Palais Royale Concert – May 29th @ 7:00 p.m. (Stage Band, Jazz Choir and Chamber Strings)

Crescendo Concerts: Grade 6 – June 13th, Grade 7 – June 14th, Grade 8 – June 15th

Grade 8 Graduation – June 22nd starting at 4:00 p.m. @ Martingrove

Upcoming Events 04-07-17


Grade 8 Popcorn Fundraising Assembly – April 10th

Grade 6 Purple Co-ed Volleyball @ John English – April 11th @ 12:00

George Brown Skilled Trades Presentations for Grade 7/8 students – April 11th P4

Grade 6 Space Day – April 12th @ Lakeshore CI

International Day of Pink
– April 12th

Grade 7 Co-ed Volleyball West Conference Championships @ Silverthorn CI – April 12th

Fandom Day - April 13th (Student Council School Spirit)

Grade 6 White Co-ed Volleyball West Conference Championships @ LKS – April 13th @ 10:00

Good Friday – April 14th (no school)
Easter Monday – April 17th (no school)

Pizza Lunch – April 19th

Youth Speak – April 19th - 2 student presentations in the a.m. and parent session @ 6:30 p.m.

April 21st – Grad Photo Retake Day and Team/Club Photo Day
April 21st - Club Blue Note @ 7:00 p.m. in Gym A (Stage Band, Jazz Choir and Chamber Strings)

School Council – April 24th @ 7:00 p.m.

6FGH Zoo Trip – April 25th

6ABCD Zoo Trip – May 23rd

Grade 6 EQAO May 25th, 26th and 29th

Palais Royale Concert – May 29th @ 7:00 p.m. (Stage Band, Jazz Choir and Chamber Strings)

Crescendo Concerts: Grade 6 – June 13th 
                                       Grade 7 – June 14th
                                       Grade 8 – June 15th

Grade 8 Graduation – June 22nd starting at 4:00 p.m. @ Martingrove

Upcoming Events 03-31-17

Grade 7 Co-ed Volleyball @ JGA – April 4th a.m.
Grade 6 Co-ed Volleyball @ LKS – April 4th p.m.

Grade 6 Badminton @ LKS – April 5th

Grade 8 Badminton Conference finals - April 6th

Grade 8 Co-ed Volleyball Quarter Finals – April 6th

 School Play in Gym A (directed by Mr. McWilliam) – April 7th (P4 – Grade 6; P5 – Grade 7; P6 – Grade 8) – Parents are welcome to attend our 30 minute school play

Grade 6 Co-ed Volleyball @ John English – April 11th

George Brown Skilled Trades Presentations for Grade 7/8 students – April 11th P4

Grade 6 Space Day – April 12th @ Lakeshore CI

Fandom Day - April 13th

 Good Friday – April 14th

 Easter Monday – April 17th

Pizza Lunch – April 19th

April 21st – Grad Photo Retake Day and Team/Club Photo Day

Club Blue Note – April 21st @ 7:00 p.m. (Stage Band, Jazz Choir and Chamber Strings)

6FGH Zoo Trip – April 25th

6ABCD Zoo Trip – May 23rd

 Grade 6 EQAO May 25th, 26th and 29th

Palais Royale Concert – May 29th @ 7:00 p.m. (Stage Band, Jazz Choir and Chamber Strings)

Crescendo Concerts: Grade 6 – June 13th, Grade 7 – June 14th, Grade 8 – June 15th

Grade 8 Graduation – June 22nd starting at 4:00 p.m. @ Martingrove

Upcoming Events 03-03-17

Important Dates Coming Up:

Grade 7 Girls’ Volleyball Team playing in City Finals @ Humber College – March 7th

March Break - March 13th - 17th J

Pizza Lunch – March 22nd

Grade 8 Graduation Photos – March 27th

Club Blue Note – April 21st @ 7:00 p.m. (Stage Band, Jazz Choir and Chamber Strings)

Palais Royale Concert – May 29th @ 7:00 p.m. (Stage Band, Jazz Choir and Chamber Strings)

Upcoming Events 02-24-207

Important Dates Coming Up:

Grade 6 Boys’ Basketball Tournament @ John English - February 27th (Mr. Doreleyers)

School Council meeting – February 27th @ 7:00 p.m.

Grade 6 Trip to Harbourfront – February 28th

West Conference Finals for Girls’ Volleyball @ Lakeshore CI – March 1st (Mr. Zee)

6H to Etobicoke Field Studies Centre – March 3rd

8B to Opera Trip – March 3rd a.m.

March Break - March 13th - 17th J

Pizza Lunch – March 22nd

Grade 8 Graduation Photos (small comm. room) – March 27th

Club Blue Note – April 21st @ 7:00 p.m. (Stage Band, Jazz Choir and Chamber Strings)

Palais Royale Concert – May 29th @ 7:00 p.m. (Stage Band, Jazz Choir and Chamber Strings)

Upcoming Events 01-20-17

School Council Meeting – January 23rd @ 7:00 p.m.

Ski Day – January 24th
Grade 8's will be leaving John G at 7:10 am
Grade 7's will be leaving John G at 7:20 am
Grade 6's will be leaving John G at 7:30 am
Please make sure your child arrives 15 - 20 minutes before their scheduled departure time.


Pajama/Popcorn Day (Student Council) – January 25th

Play “Outside” – Grades 7 and 8 – January 27th P5, P6
SYNOPSIS: Outside is the story of Daniel, a teen who triumphs over homophobic bullying, depression and suicide. At his new school he shares his story at a meeting of the Gay Straight Alliance. Meanwhile, at his old school, struggling to come to terms with what happened, his friends Krystina and Jeremy attempt to start their own GSA. Through flashbacks, we travel through Daniel’s harrowing experience with bullying that began with a taunt and a text message and eventually led to a serious physical assault. Three friends, two high schools, one lunch hour. #RoseneathOutside

MADD Presentations Grades 7/8 – January 30th @ 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. in Gym A
Mothers Against Drunk Driving presentation that speaks to making safe decisions and the potential deadly consequences around drinking and driving.

Science Fair (Grades 7/8) – February 2nd - open to parents from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m.
Reminder: Science Fair boards need to be submitted to the proper science teacher by January 30th.

Kiwanis

Dear Parents,
As in past years, the students of John G. will be performing and competing at the Kiwanis Music Festival from February 7th to February 22nd. We have been working very hard in rehearsals to prepare for the Festival.
Please ensure that your child has a white shirt or blouse (no T-shirts please) and dark pants or a dark skirt (black preferably) and if possible, black dress shoes.

Please see the full schedule of dates on our music page.

Upcoming Events 11-25-16


Senior Girls’ Basketball Tournament @ North Kipling – November 28th

Character Education Assemblies – November 28th – P4 – Gr. 6; P4/5 – Gr. 7; P5 – Gr. 8

Pun Day (Student Council) – November 29th

Grade 7 Boys’ Volleyball Tournament @ Smithfield – November 30th

Grade 8 Boys’ Volleyball Tournament @ Dixon Grove – December 1st

PA Day – December 2nd

Jazz Choir singing @ the Raptors Game – December 2nd @ 7:30 p.m.

Grade 8 IPRC Reviews: December 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13

Grade 6 Boys’ Volleyball Tournament @ LKS – December 7th

Student Council Bake Sale – December 8th

Officer Rich Presentations – December 13th a.m.

Pizza Lunch – December 14th

Weston Collegiate Presentation for Grade 8 classes – December 15th p.m. in lunchroom

MCI Music Concert – December 16th @ 9:30 a.m.

Upcoming events 09-30-2016

Officer Rich – October 6th a.m. (Grade 6 and 8 presentations)

PA Day – October 7th

Thanksgiving Monday – October 10th

Pizza Lunch – October 12th

Cross-Country West Qualifier @ Centennial Park– October 13th

QSP Big Event – October 17th

Grade 6 Boys’ Slo-Pitch @ LKS – October 18th

Cross-Country West Conference Finals– October 19th

We Day – October 19th

Grade 6 Boys’ Slo-Pitch Conference Finals – October 20th – Location TBD

Cross – Country City Finals @ Centennial Park – October 27th

Martingrove CI: Nuit Blanche: A Night of Shadows

Martingrove CI will be hosting an integrated arts show, Nuit Blanche: A Night of Shadows. They are excited to invite our students at John G. Althouse and their parents to this special event. It will be held at the school on Friday, September 30th from 7-9 p.m. This is a free event although concessions can be purchased such as popcorn and drinks.

Upcoming events


Music Camp – September 24th

School Council – September 26th @ 7:00 p.m. in the staffroom

QSP Kick-Off – September 27th

Terry Fox National Run Day – September 29th Periods 2 and 3

Freezie Fridays – September 30th

Officer Rich – October 6th a.m. (Grade 6 and 8 presentations)

PA Day – October 7th

Thanksgiving Monday – October 10th

Cross-Country West Qualifier @ Centennial Park– October 13th

Cross-Country West Conference Finals– October 19th

Cross – Country City Finals @ Centennial Park – October 27th

CURRICULUM NIGHT
SEPT. 15TH

6:00 - 7:15 PM

Session 1:
6:00– 6:30 Grade 6 Assembly in Gym A 

6:00– 6:30 Grade 7/8 classroom presentations



Session 2:

6:40– 7:10 Grade 7/8 Assembly in Gym A               

6:40– 7:10  Grade 6 classroom presentations


We hope to see all parents!

End of first week update 09-09-2016

It has been a fantastic first week back to school. A huge welcome to our new students and families and welcome back to our returning students and families!! Everyone looked refreshed and excited to be back at school. Our cross-country running has already started early in the mornings with Mr. Zee. We are looking forward to many more activities and clubs starting up in the near future.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Pizza Lunch – September 21st
Photo Day – September 23rd
Music Camp – September 24th
School Council – September 26th
QSP Kick-Off – September 27th
Officer Rich – October 6th a.m. (Grade 6 and 8 presentations)
PA Day – October 7th
Thanksgiving Monday – October 10th

Welcome Back! 09-06-2016

Welcome back to all our returning students and parents as well as warm first hello to all new students and parents.
We have an exciting year ahead of us at John G. and the staff and administration are happy to have you along for the journey.

As you may know, our Vice- Principal Mr. D'Andrade left at the end of June. We would like to welcome our new Vice- Principal Ms. Ashley Bishara from Bloordale MS as our new VP in September. She brings with her a wealth of experience working in Special Education and in Middle School.

John G Althouse Middle School

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Telephone
(416) 394-7580

Mail
130 Lloyd Manor Rd
Etobicoke, ON
M9B 5K1

Superintendent: Annie Appleby
Trustee: Chris Glover

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