MILLWOOD JUNIOR SCHOOL


Save the date:

  • QSP Fundraising Initiative - Wednesday September 19th, 2018
  • Toonie Crazy Hat and Hair Day in Support of Terry Fox - Wednesday September 19th, 2018
  • Toonie Sports Jersey Day in Support of Terry Fox - Friday September 21st, 2018
  • Toonie Pyjama Day in Support of Terry Fox - Monday September 24th, 2018
  • School Council Meeting – Monday September 24th at 6:30 p.m. ***Please note the new time***
  • Home and School Meeting – Monday September 24th at 7:30 p.m. *** Please note the new time***
  • Individual and Class Photo Day – Tuesday September 25th, 2018
  • Terry Fox Run/Walk – Thursday September 27th at 2:10 p.m. (rain date is Friday September 28th at 2:10 p.m.)
  • Orange Shirt Day - Friday September 28, 2018
  • Walk to School Day - Wednesday October 3, 2018
  • P.A. Day – Friday October 5th, 2018
  • Thanksgiving Monday – Monday October 8th, 2018
  • Individual Photo re-take day – Friday October 26th, 2018
  • Grandparents Tea – Wednesday October 31st, 2018
  • Scholastic Book Fair - Week of November 12th, 2018
  • Parent/Teacher Interviews – Thursday November 15th in the evening
  • P.A. Day – Friday November 16th, 2018
  • Sight and Sound Clinic - starts November 20th, 2018
  • PaintNite - Wednesday November 28th at 7:00 p.m. (adult only event)
  • P.A. Day - Friday December 7th, 2018
  • Winter Concert – Thursday December 20th at 6:00 p.m.
  • P.A. Day – Friday January 18th, 2019
  • P.A. Day – Friday February 15th, 2019
  • P.A. Day – Friday June 7th, 2019
  • P.A. Day – Friday June 28th, 2019


2018-2019 School Calendar Dates:

http://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Calendar


TDSB Virtual Library

Did you know that your child can get help from their school library even when they’re not at school?

Please click here for a video tutorial to help you access the tdsb virtual library from home.

  

The TDSB Virtual Library has carefully selected resources, to enhance your child’s learning, that can be accessed online anytime, anywhere.

Attached to this letter you will find the 2018-19 Virtual Library Learnmark which includes passwords your child will need to access some Virtual Library resources from home. Please keep the Learnmark in a place where you and your child can easily find it.


The Virtual Library is designed to help your child find:

  • Curriculum relevant online resources/tools to help with projects, homework, and to encourage reading and viewing in a variety of formats for K to 12 learners - eBooks, database articles, streamed media, and online tools (find them in QUICK FINDS and in SEARCH)
  • Subject links to help with math practice, games, homework (find them in SEARCH)
  • Resources for starting an inquiry or research project (find them in INQUIRY and SEARCH)
  • Reading suggestions, student book reviews and lots more! (find them in SPACES - K-6 or 7 - 12)

There are 3 ways students and parents/guardians can find the Virtual Library:

  1. ***TDSB Public site (http://tdsb.on.ca) -- Find Your School -- the Virtual Library link is on the left.***
  2. AW (http://aw.tdsb.on.ca), login using student number and network password.  Click on the My Home tab. The Virtual Library link is on the left.
  3. Search online for “school name” TDSB virtual library.


For more information about how to use the Virtual Library with your child at home, we’ve created a section on the site just for you! From the homepage, look for the orange Spaces and choose the white Parent button.

If you’d like to learn more about the Virtual Library and your school’s library resources, please contact your school’s Teacher-Librarian.




Millwood Lunch Program Provider:

The Lunch Lady will be coming to your school beginning Tuesday, Sept 11

HOW TO ORDER...
  • Our current online portal plays best with Internet Explorer
  • Go to www.thelunchlady.caORDER NOW to set up your account, accounts for your students and schedule your meals.
  • Use the menu drop down on the order page to find the menu you want
  • Use the scroll bar to move up and down the list of food items. We have lots of choice to look at!
  • More than one child? Enter, Save after each child and pay once at the end
  • Pay by MasterCard, Visa, Visa Debit or Interac via a secure 3rdparty partner. No credit card information is stored on our site.
  • To avoid the 10 minute TIME OUT, SAVE every now and then to avoid losing your order. That would be too frustrating (PS –we are currently working on a new version of our ordering system)
  • If you miss the order deadline, call us for assistance.
Have a child with ALLERGIES, FOOD PREFERENCES? We are here to help. Contact us first
Look for PLASTIC CUTLERYunder “FIXINGS” on the order page or send a fork and spoon from home. Many thanks if you can help us reduce the amount of plastic cutlery we deliver
SICK CHILD or need to cancel? We understand. We’re parents too! Let us know before 8am and we will give you a credit to use another time. **Uncollected lunches are NOT left at school.**
SNOW DAY POLICY. Even if the buses are cancelled, we deliver. Email before 8am if your child will not be at school to get a credit to use another time.

We will be delivering every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday



Kiss N’ Ride – bus loop:

Safety is slowly starting to improve at the Kiss N’ Ride bus loop!Thank you to the dedicated members of our Millwood Pedestrian Safety Student Committee who have been doing a phenomenal job of generating strategies to improve pedestrian safety at Millwood.Please review some of the student suggestions to continue to support safety in the Kiss N’ Ride bus loop…

  • Drivers are asked to enter the loop and to drive up behind the car immediately in front of them.
  • Students are asked to sit on the passenger side of the vehicle and to have everything that they need ready on their lap.
  • Please say good byes, prior to entering the kiss n’ ride loop.
  • Once the car comes to a complete stop, students are asked to immediately exit the vehicle and proceed into the playground.
  • Drivers are asked to remain in their vehicles while using the kiss n’ ride area.
  • Thank you for not parking in the kiss n’ ride loop.

Thank you for your support of student safety at Millwood! 



Some Important Reminders:

The chain goes across our Parking Lot every morning between 8:45 and 9:15 for safety reasons. If you are not walking or biking to school you may wish to choose to park on the west side of the school and walk through the forest. This would allow you to miss some of the busy traffic out in front of the school.




Junior Kindergarten Registration 2018:

Step 1

Access the online registration system (system is live as of February 1) to create an account, find your local school and complete a registration form: www.tdsb.on.ca/kindergarten

Please note: Once you have completed the online portion of the registration process, you will receive a confirmation e-mail, including information about next steps (e.g. when to visit the school). Please be sure to check your Inbox and Junk Mail folder to avoid missing the e-mail.

Step 2

To complete registration, please call the school at 416-394-7070 to book an appointment.  The registration will take place from Tuesday February 20th to Friday February 23rd.

The following documents are required when you visit the school to complete the registration:

Thank you,

Millwood JS Kindergarten Team


Other Information:

Please remember that our doors are always open. If you have a question or a concern about something it is always a good idea to come in and talk with us so that we are all on the same page. Thank you for your ongoing support. We understand the importance of positive relationships as we move forward together.   

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In the past some of our English Stream students and French Immersion students received support outside of the bigger classroom. This is no longer the case in the majority of schools in Toronto. The Toronto District School Board is now encouraging all of their schools to focus on inclusionary practices as much as we can. We want every single one of our students to aim for the stars! 


At Millwood all of our French Immersion and our English Stream teachers are continuing to get support on how to meet the different strengths and needs in their classrooms.   


Millwood Home and School Association link here  

(or you can access it on the left hand side of this page)


Please get involved! We LOVE our volunteers. We hope that everyone can make a positive difference for our students in some way. Thank you for your support!