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Sept. 4       Labour Day

Sept. 5  First Day of School
Sept. 5  Assembly - 9:30 a.m.
Sept. 11-15  Inspirational Math Week
Sept. 11  Lice Checks
Sept. 13  Lice re-entry Checks for absentees
Sept. 13  Welcome Back BBQ - 5:30-7:30
Sept. 14  Red and White JRR Spirit Day
Sept. 14  SPA DAY (Spirit, Pizza, Assembly) - Assembly - 9:40 a.m. - NO PIZZA in Sept.
Sept. 14-22  Dental Screening
Sept. 21-22     Rosh Hashanah
Sept. 21  National Aboriginal Day
Sept. 22  First Day of Autumn
Sept. 26      School Photo Day
Sept. 27  Curriculum Night - 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 28  New Parent Breakfast - 8:30 a.m.
Sept. 28  Terry Fox Run/Walk/Roll - p.m.
Sept. 29      Yom Kippur
Sept. 29  Orange Shirt Day

Staffing 2017-2018

The following are the Staffing assignments for the 2017 - 2018 School Year. These assignments remain tentative and are subject to reorganization prior to September and into September.

English Track
Ms. Baker/Ms. Amandar (FDK)
Ms. Epstein/Ms. Maquiling (FDK)
Ms. Altman/Ms. Podolean (FDK)
Ms. Courage/Ms. Astilean Rist (FDK)
Ms. McGregor (Grade 1)
Mr. Doolittle (Grade 1)
Ms. Geller (Grade 1) 
Ms. Smyrniotis (Grade 1/2) 
Ms. Prentice (Grade 2)
Ms. Yee (Grade 2)
Ms. Abtan (Grade 2/3)
Ms. Jones (Grade 3)
Ms. Kassel (Grade 3)
Ms. Wilson (Grade 3)
Mr. Coopersmith (Grade 3/4)
Mr. Fithern (Grade 4)
Mr. McCormack (Grade 4/5)
Mr. Posno (Grade 5)
Mr. Young (Grade 5/6)
Mr. Simoes (Grade 6)

French Track
Mme. Alvarez (Grade 4)
Mme. Haeri (Grade 5)
Mr. Duench (Grade 6)

Specialty Staff
Ms. Shiner (1.0 Special Education)
Ms. Kahane (0.5 Special Education)
Ms. Osborne (1.0 Music)
Ms. Johnston (0.5 Music)
Ms. Mekuz (0.5 Health/Phys. Ed.)
Ms. Ward (0.5 Health/Phys. Ed.)
Ms. George-Hughes (0.5 Health/Phys. Ed.)
Ms. George-Hughes (0.5 ESL)
Mme. Swedko (1.0 Core French)
Ms. Tong (Library/Tech)

Office Staff
Arpita Patel - OA 
Mari Strazzeri-Pandolfi - Secretary (am)

Important letter to the J.R.R. Community, June 8, 2017
JRR June 2017 -Principal TFR.pdf



Call now to book an appointment.

You will need to bring:

Student Reg form201701231419.pdf

Immunization form201701231424.pdf

Developmental History form201701231423.pdf

5Kindergarten Readiness Checklist 2014.pdf

We would like to acknowledge that this school is situated upon traditional territories. The territories

include the Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee

Confederacy, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations, and the Métis Nation.

The treaty that was signed for this particular parcel of land is collectively referred to as the Toronto Purchase

and applies to lands east of Brown’s Line to Woodbine Avenue and north towards Newmarket. We

also recognize the enduring presence of Indigenous peoples on this land.

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John Ross Robertson Junior Public School is a Kindergarten to Grade 6 school located at 130 Glengrove Avenue in the Toronto District School Board in Toronto, Ontario Canada.

Since opening in 1921, John Ross Robertson has offered stimulating academic and enrichment programs for elementary students. Our motto is "Learning Together". The word Learning reflects our focus on high academic standards and on helping students reach their full potential. The word Together reflects our collaborative culture where students, teachers, parents and community members work as a team.  The mission of the school is "To build the best within ourselves and find the good within each other".

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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.
Our website is one way we can demonstrate these values. 

Click on the menu items (to the left) to find out more about our school.

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If you are planning to visit our school, please wait to be buzzed in at the front door of the school and begin your visit at the main office. Thank you.

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We are wheelchair accessible with designated accessible parking and an elevator. 

If you have accommodation needs and will be attending an appointment, meeting or event at John Ross Robertson, please let us know how we may be of assistance to you.

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