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Parent Information Night

Interested in trying Summer Camp?

Camp Kearney is holding parent information nights in your area. (for campers 8-18 years old)

Parents’ Nights will be held at:

 (7:30-8:30 pm)


Blantyre PS, 290 Blantyre Avenue, Thursday February 4.  Library

Tredway Woodsworth, 112 Sedgemount Drive, Thursday February 18. Room 4 

John McCrae Sr. PS, 431 McCowan Road, Tuesday,  February 23.  Library 

Kennedy PS, 20 Elmfield Crescent, Thursday,  March 3.  Room 103 

West Rouge Jr. PS, 401 Friendship Avenue, Thursday,  March 31.  Library 

William G. Davis, Jr. PS, 128 East Avenue, Thursday,  April 7.  Library


Kindergarten Registration @ Kennedy P.S.

2015/2016  Kindergarten Registration Dates


Wednesday, February 3rd        9:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

                                                    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Wednesday, February 10th      9: 15 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

                                                   1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


         Wednesday, February 17th      9: 15 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

                                                             1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.



            To register your child we require the following documents:


  • Birth Certificate if the child was born in Canada
  • Immigration papers if the child was born outside of Canada
  • Immunization records
  • Ontario Health card (Optional)
  • Custody papers if custody is an issue
  • TWO (2) proofs of address; One (1) MUST be a lease, purchase agreement or a tax bill.  The other can be a telephone bill, cable bill, utility bill


Scholastic Book Fair!

Join us at the Scholastic Book Fair!

Monday November 30th, 2015
Friday December 4th, 2015

Please help support the book fair! 

A large portion of the money goes toward buying 
books for classrooms and the library.

How your child can buy books:

1.   Send money with your child to school

2.   Come to the Book Fair with your child any day
Monday – Thursday after school until 4:00 pm

FAMILY EVENT on Tuesday December 1st, 2015!
       Book Fair will be open in the evening: 3:20pm - 5:00pm
Come to our Family Event and get the chance to win 
$25 for you and $25 for your classroom!

See you there!

Mental Health Workshop

The Scarborough Hospital Community and Patient Advisory Council
A Community Education Session on
Mental Health Resources in Scarborough
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Scarborough Civic Centre
Committee Rooms 1 and 2
150 Borough Drive, Scarborough ON
 Learn more about how to break the stigma surrounding mental health
 Find out how to access mental health resources in Scarborough
 Discover some of the available resources servicing youth, immigrants, and caregivers
 Hear from specialists in the field

Everyone is welcome.

Please refer to link below for additional information.
INVITATION-Mental Health Session-Nov25-FINAL.pdf

Update: Progress Reports and Interviews

                                                                                                       2015 11 6


我们非常高兴地通知您,代表学校支持人员的安大略省小学教师联盟(ETFO) 加拿

大公务人员联盟 (CUPE),与代表安大略省公立学校董事会的安大略省政府安大略省公立

学校董事会协会 (OPSBA) 达成了临时性协议。



这意味着,小学生将收到其秋季进度报告,这些报告将于 2015 12 10 日发


找学生家长面谈。 如果您在收到自己孩子的进度报告卡之后,担心其学习进度,





我们致力于随时向您通知此事件的动态。 请继续访问 www.tdsb.on.ca/labour 了解



Robin Pilkey                                 Donna Quan

PIAC Conference

Parent Involvement Makes a Difference!

Unlocking Your Child's Full Potential

9th Annual Conference

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Earl Haig Secondary School

100 Princess Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

Please refer to link for more information.


Update on Progress Reports: Chinese


我们写信给您旨在告诉您安省小学教师联盟 (ETFO) 和加拿大联盟公务人员(CUPE) 目前正在进行的全省范围合法临时性罢工示威(怠工)的持续影响。前者代表 TDSB 小学教师,后者代表我们学校的支持人员。

ETFO 已指示小学教师停止填写成绩单,或完成进度报告。因此,我们无法按预定计划在 11 6 日至 12 日之间发放幼儿园至八年级的小学成绩单。 如果与 ETFO 达成临时协议,则情况可能有所改变。

ETFO 已指示小学教师停止就进度报告与家长/监护人进行面谈,除非教师确实担扰学生的学习进度。

10 28 日星期三开始,小学教师也将不监督自愿性课外活动(例如,体育运动和俱乐部)。许多小学课后和课外活动也将取消或延期。


我们期望尽快与这些联盟签订新的雇用合同,以使学校恢复常规。我们致力于随时向您通知此事件的动态。 请继续访问www.tdsb.on.ca/labour 了解更多信息。


Robin Pilkey                                                    Donna Quan

董事会主席                                                 教育主任

Update on Progress Reports

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As ETFO has directed its members to NOT prepare report card comments or complete or package progress reports, we are unable to issue Kindergarten to Grade 8 elementary progress report cards between November 6 and 12, as previously scheduled. Should a tentative agreement be reached with ETFO, we will revisit the situation.

In addition, ETFO has directed its members to NOT conduct parent/guardian interviews that are related to progress reports unless the teacher identifies a concern about a student’s progress.

Please refer to the following link for more information.


You're Invited!


“Successful Pathways for Every Transition (STEP)”

2300 Pharmacy Avenue PHONE: 416.396.6793

Successful Transitions for Every Pathway
Library, Sir John A. Macdonald C.I.
Wednesday October 21, 2015
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

❏ Do you have an IEP ? Require extra support in school?

❏ Learn how to access ACCOMMODATIONS and how to ADVOCATE
for what you need!
❏ Hear about RESOURCES available at post-secondary through a
PANEL DISCUSSION with post-secondary representatives.

Daycare & Refreshments are provided.
Parking located on south side of school, off Pharmacy Avenue.

PHOTO DAY...Say Cheese!

Get ready Kennedy P.S.!

Photo Day is: Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Back to School! It’s the start of a new school year and time for annual school portraits!

Helpful Hints for a Picture Perfect Pose:

1. Smile: Practice with your child on how to get a beautiful big smile in front of the camera.

2. What to Wear: For best results we recommend wearing bright, solid coloured clothing.

3. Sleep: Make sure your child gets a good night sleep and wakes up a bit early so you can style their hair for photo day.

Photo proofs will be sent home with your child approximately two weeks after photo day to place an order. Please note, a class group photo will also be taken on photo day.

TVO Homework Help

TVO’s Homework Help (homeworkhelp.ilc.org) will be hosting its annual Fall Digital Open House, October 6th to 9th from 9am to 2pm each day. During this special math event, our expert Homework Help tutors, who are all Ontario certified math Teachers, will be available to answer student questions live.  
Set-up a smart board, come up with a class question to ask the tutor and have all your students experience this fantastic online math resource.
The Fall Digital Open House is a great way to demonstrate the various types of the support that homeworkhelp.ilc.org offers to your students. Now there are no more excuses for not completing their math homework!
The homeworkhelp.ilc.org website is funded by the Ministry of Education and powered by TVO. Our mandate is to support math achievement for all students in publicly funded schools in Grades 7 to 10.

Dance-a-thon 2015

Support Kennedy's Dance-a-thon! We are fundraising to purchase playground equipments and support SickKid's Pets at Work (PAWS) program. Student gets a ballot for every $5 donation. Our goal is to have each student gather at least $20 in sponsorship.Thanks to our staff and community support, we have many amazing prices to be drawn. Some examples are McDonalds meals, Casey's Bar and Grill gift certificates, Scholastic gift certificates, sport equipments, gold fish, stuffed animals, pizza lunches, etc. Check our display case and bulletin board at school for more prizes. We also have the privilege to welcome GrooveEDGEucation, who will run curriculum-based dance sessions for all students at the Dance-a-thon. Thank you in advance for your incredible support Let’s make this an amazing fundraising event.

New Health and Physical Education Curriculum

On behalf of Karen Gill, Director, Curriculum and Assessment Policy Branch

As you are aware, the ministry is committed to supporting our parent communities with information about the recently released curriculum for Health and Physical Education, Grades 1 to 12.

I am pleased to inform you that the following parent resources are now available in Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Farsi, Polish, Punjabi and Urdu:
· A Parent’s Guide to the Revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum, Grades 1 to 12
· A Parent’s Guide: Human Development and Sexual Health in the Health and Physical Education Curriculum, Grades 1 to 6
· A Parent’s Guide: Human Development and Sexual Health in the Health and Physical Education Curriculum, Grades 7 to 12
· Quick Facts for Parents: Learning about Online Safety, including Risks of Sexting
· Quick Facts for Parents: Learning about Healthy Relationships and Consent

These resources are may be accessed using the following links: Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Farsi, Polish, Punjabi and Urdu. They may also be accessed from the ministry’s Health and Physical Education curriculum page in the Parent Resources in Additional Languages section at


On May 9th 2015, the first annual Mental Health and Well-Being Parent Symposium, “Parents as Partners – Taking Action Together” will take place at Earl Haig Secondary School, 100 Princess Avenue, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

The day will feature workshops for parents that will:
§ Increase parent engagement in supporting mental health and well-being of their children
§ Raise awareness regarding mental health issues
§ Provide an opportunity for parents to gain an understanding of what mental health and well-being supports are available within the TDSB and the community.

To register please click here or visit www.tdsb.on.ca/mentalhealth

Literacy Day Celebrations!

Hello all, 

Kennedy PS will be celebrating Family Literacy Day on Tuesday January 27th (Day 2).  

If your child would like to participate in the book swap, they are asked to bring in a new or used book in exchange for 1 ticket that they are able to use at the BOOK SWAP!

Image source: abclifeliteracy.ca

Kennedy's Winter Concert - Vivace (December 11th - 7pm)

Come celebrate the holiday with Kennedy's students and staff at our annual Winter Concert, December 11th - 7:00pm at the Toronto Chinese United Church (beside Pizza Pizza). Tickets go on sale December 8th during morning and afternoon recess in front of the office or at the door for $5 per person (to cover the cost of rental).

Family Movie Night - Thursday Nov 27th! (K-5)

Movie Night - Thursday November 27th! (Gr.6-8)

Curriculum Night - Thursday, October 2nd 2014

Mark it on your calendar! Curriculum Night will be taking place on Thursday, October 2nd 2014 starting from 5:30pm. Come meet the staff! Come visit the classrooms! Come meet members of the community! Come for dinner! There will be yummy BBQ food, ice cream and baked goodies for sale. Make sure you drop by the library too because Book Fair is also taking place at the same time. There will be a lot of good books at great price! It will be a fun evening!

Bring a Toonie - our annual Terry Fox Run is coming up!

It's happening again! The Terry Fox Run at Kennedy PS will be taking place in the morning of Wednesday, September 24th. Please be dressed appropriately for this event and please bring a toonie to support this good cause.

terry fox picture

A great way to start the year!

Kennedy P.S. (Toronto District School Board), has accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge nominated by one of our teachers. Thanks to the support of our staff, students and parents, Kennedy P.S. is donating $500 to ALS Society of Canada. This was a great activity to bring our school together and bring awareness of this disease to our community. We hope our small contributions will help those affected by this disease and one day, a cure will be found. We are now nominating all ER18 schools!

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20 Elmfield Cres
Scarborough, ON
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Superintendent: Beth Veale
Trustee: Manna Wong

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