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Gaming and Internet Addiction Presentation

Dr. Norman Bethune’s

Parent Council Presents:

Gaming and Internet Addiction

Monday, May 9, 2016

7:00 p.m. in Bethune’s Library

·        Student Leaders from Dr. Norman Bethune will do a presentation on the initiatives that have taken place at Bethune to raise awareness on this issue.

·        Representatives from CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) will do a presentation for parents on the signs of gaming and internet addiction.

·        Community and school support professionals will be available to answer questions on how parents can help or access counselling for their teens. 

Please consider contributing a treat or appetizer for this workshop!

SmartSAVER

SmartSAVER
In collaboration with SmartSAVER, the Toronto District School Board has launched a board-wide campaign to help families access free money for their children’s future education. Research shows that even a small amount of education savings can improve student achievement, well-being, equity of opportunity and outcomes. Through this campaign, we can help an estimated 50,000 TDSB students access as much as $100 million dollars in free education money through the federal government’s Canada Learning Bond.
Starting May 2, families are encouraged to open a no-fee, no contribution required Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) through SmartSAVER’s safe and secure online application available at www.tdsb.on.ca/SmartSAVER with their choice of financial institution.
The Canada Learning Bond is a kick-start government contribution into the RESP of a child born since 2004 whose family has received the National Child Benefit Supplement (NCBS). Even one year of previous eligibility for the NCBS will allow a child to take advantage of the Canada Learning Bond.
Next week, all TDSB elementary and middle schools will receive a kit that includes postcards that can be distributed to families with information on the Bond and how to apply and posters to help build campaign awareness in your school community.
For each successful Canada Learning Bond application generated by the TDSB, SmartSAVER will donate $25 to the TDSB to be used for technology in the classroom.
For more information on the campaign, please visit www.tdsb.on.ca/SmartSAVER or contact Vicky Branco, System Superintendent, Inner City, Community Investment and Model Schools atvicky.branco@tdsb.on.ca or 416-395-6742.

Scholastic Book Fair!

Join us at the Scholastic Book Fair!

Monday May 16th, 2016
-
Friday May 20th, 2016 (AM Only)

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 with your child Monday – Thursday until 4:00 pm

Family Event Tuesday May 17th, 2016

Book Fair will be open for extended hours after school: 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!

Reading Circle

Mental Health and Well Being Newsletter


Mental Health and Well-Being Belongs to Us

Put it All Together: Perseverance, Grit, Self-Regulation and

Executive Functioning & You Have a Recipe for…Well-Being

MARCH 2016 Issue #17


Join us as we welcome Gail Vaz-Oxlade to Bridlewood P.S.!

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Gail Vas-Oxlade has had to postpone her parent evening at Bridlewood.  She is not able to be here this Wednesday as scheduled.  While we regret the short notice, we have rescheduled the presentation for the same time on April 20.
We realize that this may or may not work for those of you who have RSVPed already, so please RSVP again to bridlewoodchair@gmail.com  if this new date works for you (along with any childcare requirements with the age of the children).  

IF WE DO NOT HEAR FROM YOU, I WILL ASSUME THAT YOU WILL NO LONGER BE ATTENDING.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
 



Bridlewood Jr. P.S.School Advisory Council Presents:
Raising Financially Literate Children
with
Gail Vaz-Oxlade

Join us as we welcome Gail to Bridlewood to talk with us about how and why to raise financially literate children.
Gail Vaz-Oxlade is the host of television's Til Debt Do Us Part, Princess and most recently Money Moron. She has also hosted radio shows, worked as a financial columnist and authored numerous books including Money Rules, It's our Money, Debt-Free Forever and Money Talks: When to Say and How to Say No.

When: Wednesday April 6th, 2016 at 7:00pm
Where: Bridlewood Jr. P.S.- 60 Bridlewood Blvd., Scarborough
Who: Parents (children in grade 5 and up may also attend)
Space is limited and will be made available on a first-come first-served basis by RSVP

Childcare will be available for children aged 2-12

RSVP to bridlewoodchair@gmail.com

(Provide your name, number of attendees, whether you require childcare and the age of the children requiring childcare)

Parenting Teens Workshop

Parenting Teens:
Saying “No” when the world says “Yes”

Speaker: Jennifer Kolari

With warmth and humour, this workshop will explore the delicate bond between teens and their parents. Using many of the skills therapists use in their work with clients, parents will learn to balance empathy with limit setting to strengthen and deepen their relationships with their teens. Connected Parenting will offer parents effective strategies to avoid power struggles, help their kids make safe choices and instill in their kids the confidence and resilience to say ‘No’ to their peers.

Date: Monday, April 11th
Location: Sir John A. Macdonald C.I.,
2300 Pharmacy Ave.
Time: 7:00—8:00 pm

RSVP: Everyone is Welcome!

 

Graduation Photo Retake Information

Graduation Portrait Retakes

Edge Imaging is hosting citywide graduate portrait session days for those
students who missed the original photo day or would like retakes.

Please share these details with your graduating class.

Dates:
Saturday, April 2nd
Saturday, April 23th

Location:
North Toronto Christian School
255 Yorkland Blvd.
North York, Ontario
M2J 1S3

Students can book their time slot by calling Edge Customer Care at
1-888-416-3343 (EDGE) or by emailing customercare@edgeimaging.ca.


Thank you,
The Edge Team
Edge Imaging
940 Gateway Drive, Burlington, Ontario L7L 5K7
edgeimaging.ca 

Dental Health Seminar

尊敬的家长/监护人:

 

邀请你参加201639 日星期三上午9:00 11:00点在学校教师休息室举办的关注孩子牙齿健康讲座。

本次讲座由多伦多卫生局护士Zhang Qing主讲。她将和我们一起讨论下述问题:

 

·        如何使你的孩子有健康的牙齿

·        牙齿与牙龈的护理

·        预防牙病

·        免费与低收费牙医



讲座语言:普通话。

如需进一步信息,请与学校安居服务员苏珊联系 647-296-5903

报名参加讲座,请填写划线以下部分,裁下并于201632日星期三之前将其交回学校。

 

Dental Health Seminar

Dear parents/guardians:

 

You are invited to our workshop on

Children’s Dental Health that will be held on

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 9:00am to 11:00am

in the Staff Lounge.

 

At this session, Ms. Qing Zhang, the public health nurse from the Toronto Public Health will give us a presentation covering the following areas:

·        how to help your child have healthy teeth

·         caring for teeth and gums

·         preventing tooth disease

·         finding low-cost and free dental care







The workshop will be delivered in Mandarin.

Please feel free to contact your School Settlement Worker, Susan at 647-296-5903 if you have further questions or need more information.

To register for this session, please fill out the tear off section below and return it to the school by Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2016.

 

Mental Health Workshop


Dr. Norman Bethune C.I.

Parent Council Presents...


Mindfulness and Stress Reduction


How parents can support their teens? 


Monday, March 7th , 2016 @ 7:00 pm.


Please see link below for further details.



Environmental Advisory Committee

Environmental Advisory Committee

- General Meeting

- All are welcome!

 

The Toronto District School Board's Sustainability Office is helping to revitalize the Board's Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC). We are inviting parents of TDSB students and

representatives from environmental organizations to become new members and attend ourGeneral Meeting on Monday, February 22nd.

 

Since forming in 2010, impacts of the EAC have included:

  • Successfully advocating for the TDSB to adopt a strategic direction focused on the environment
  • Providing direction on the TDSB Charter for Active, Safe, and Sustainable Transportation
  • Advising on programming regarding professional development for ecological literacy

You should attend this meeting if you are interested in:

  • Knowing more about environmental actions happening at the TDSB
  • Helping inform the TDSB on their environmental policies and programming
  • Networking with other TDSB community members that are passionate about the environment

During the meeting we will give an overview of the role of the Committee, highlight some of the environmental projects currently happening, and vote in a new co-chair.

 

Meeting Details

Date: Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Time: 5:30-6:00pm - Registration and food, 6:00-8:00pm- meeting.

Location: Central Technical School, 725 Bathurst St, Toronto, Committee Room 208

NOTE: A light supper will be provided for participants.

 

For more details, visit the TDSB's Environmental Advisory Committee webpage.

 

Please complete the EAC Meeting RSVP Form by Tuesday, February 16th if you are planning to attend.

 

If you have any questions please contact Erin Wood at  erin.wood@tdsb.on.ca.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,

 

Erin Wood

CAMP KEARNEY

                                                        

CAMP KEARNEY SUMMER ADVENTURE 2016

(AT THE SCARBOROUGH OUTDOOR EDUCATION SCHOOL)

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

 

Mental Health Workshop

The Scarborough Hospital Community and Patient Advisory Council
presents…
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

尊敬的小学和初中家长/监护人:

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。

安大略省小学教师联盟和加拿大公务人员联盟已协定停止全省范围的临时性罢工示

威,立即生效。

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

出。作为临时性协议之一部分,如果教师担心其学生的学习进度,则可自行决定

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,

请直接联系教师。

我们感谢在此异常时期仍致力于维持学生学习的所有学校教职工和中心团队。

随着我们继续达成省级和当地集体协议,我们对家长/监护人的持续耐心和谅解表

示感谢。

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。

此致!

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.

PIAC_Conference.pdf

Update on Progress Reports: Chinese

尊敬的家长/监护人:

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。


我们关注于让学校对学生和教职工保持开放且对其安全,以确保以后能够继续学习。我们在监视我们学校的情况,并评估此次事件在健康和安全方面对学生、教职工和访客造成的任何影响。

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。


此致!

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.


ProgressReportsParentLetterFINALv2.pdf

You're Invited!

 

“Successful Pathways for Every Transition (STEP)”

COME AND JOIN US!
SIR JOHN A. MACDONALD COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE
2300 Pharmacy Avenue PHONE: 416.396.6793

S.T.E.P.
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
www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/elementary/health.html

MENTAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING PARENT SYMPOSIUM

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).

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!

Check out our video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SowmH7sL-d8



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