MILLWOOD JUNIOR SCHOOL


Bag2School -  EcoTeam Initiative

Have you started your spring cleaning yet or have a pile of clothes at home that the kids have outgrown or is not being worn? The Eco Team can help you! Millwood will be participating in the Bag2School program which aims to reduce clothing and textile waste from the landfill and raise money for our school. Did you know that the textiles thrown away in one year in Canada could fill Toronto's Rogers Centre three times over! 

The Eco Team will have a clothing and textile drop off box in the front lobby from April 16th to April 23rd. You can donate textiles, clothing, hats, belts, purses, footwear (tied in pairs) and soft/stuffed toys. As well, for every ton of clothes we collect the school will receive 200 dollars from Bag2School. To find out more information about Bag2School please see their website; www.bag2school.ca



Save the dates

  • Grade 5 Group Grad Photo – April 9, 2018 at 10:20 a.m.
  • Pink Day - April 11, 2018 (we encourage everyone to wear pink to school on this date!)
  • Grade 5 French Immersion Hilltop Orientation – April 17, 2018 
  • Parent Math Night Presentation with Professor Trevor Brown – April 19, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Millwood Gym
  • Spring Concert for English Classes – April 24, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Spring Concert for French Classes – April 25, 2018 (grades 1-3 at 6:00 p.m.;grades ¾ and 4-5 at 7:30 p.m.)
  • Grade 5 Parent Open House for French Immersion students going to Hilltop – April 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. (at Hilltop C.S.)
  • Home and School Meeting – April 30, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
  • School Council Meeting – April 30, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.


Parent Math Workshop

Millwood School Council presents… an exciting night of math for parents!

Millwood Junior School is very excited to host Math Consultant, Professor Trevor Brown for a fun and interactive evening of math for parents!  


When: Thursday April 19, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Millwood School gym


Professor Brown will be discussing topics such as: Why math is being taught the way it is today; how parents can help kids succeed in math in fun and engaging ways; and how to think about old problems in new ways.


All Millwood parents are welcome and childcare will be available in the school library.


About Professor Trevor Brown:

Associate Professor at Tyndale University College, a Course Director at York University Faculty of Education Additional Qualification Courses, and a Co-Author/Consultant for the popular “Math Makes Sense” series.


Please RSVP by Monday April 16, 2018 using the link below, if you are planning to attend.

https://goo.gl/forms/G1I9C5R8JzMc5J4p1



Elementary Summer School:

Elementary summer programs increase engagement and build self-confidence in our students. This summer, from July 4 – 27, we are opening schools across the city to help build reading, writing and math skills in students from Kindergarten to Grade 8. Visit www.tdsb.on.ca/summer for a complete list of participating schools. @TDSB_ConEd



Parents as Partners Conference 2018

The Parents as Partners Conference 2018 is on Saturday, April 28 and all parents are welcome!

This free conference – planned by parents, for parents – includes a variety of workshops and resources that will help any parent support their child in their achievement and well-being at school and at home.

This year’s keynote speaker is Unstoppable Tracy, an award-winning educator and leader in schools, business and in sport, humanitarian, advocate, decorated athlete and international speaker.

Transportation, childcare, food and translators are all provided. Registration opens in February at  www.parentsaspartners.ca



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! 



Consultation: A New Vision for Student Transportation

The Ministry of Education has undertaken a consultation on the future of student transportation to find out how transportation services can be improved to better serve students, families and communities. To help guide the consultation, the Ministry has developed a discussion paper, A New Vision for Student Transportation, which focuses on four key areas: responsiveness, equity and accessibility, safety and well-being, and accountability.
As part of the consultation, the Ministry is looking for feedback from all stakeholders, including students and parents. The Ontario Public School Boards Association and individual boards including the TDSB will be sharing extensive feedback with the Ministry as part of this consultation, but it is imperative that parent and student voices are also heard so that the unique needs of our students are considered in any changes that go forward. 

To participate in the consultation, please review the discussion paper and send your responses to ST.newvision@ontario.ca by March 28, 2018. For questions that will help guide your submission, please see pages 13-16 of the discussion paper. For more information on the consultation, please visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/consultation-new-vision-student-transportation



Staff Appreciation Day!

Thank you so much to all of the families who decorated our doors and provided incredibly delicious food for our breakfast and lunch!  We are truly grateful for your kindness and generosity!





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




Optional Attendance January 2018:

The TDSB website has now been updated with optional attendance status for admission in 2018. Many schools that are limited have their available spaces filled in the spring. Please confirm if a limited school has space available by calling the school directly.

Please Note the Following:
  1. Priority of placement in the requested school will be based on a lottery if applications exceed the space available at the requested school.
  2. If admitted, a student is expected to continue at the requested school until graduation.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR SCHOOL ADMISSION BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 2018

ELEMENTARY
  • Applications must be received by Friday, 16 February 2018.
  • A lottery, if necessary, will be held to determine the successful applicants.
  • Parents/guardians will be informed of acceptance or non-acceptance no later than March 9, 2018.
  • Parents/guardians must inform the requested school of their acceptance of the offer by Friday, 23 March 2018.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.  


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.   

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Our next Home and School meeting is on April 30th with a 6:30 p.m. start. 


Our next School meeting will take place on April 30th at 8:00 p.m.  

Everybody is welcome!

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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!