MILLWOOD JUNIOR SCHOOL
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
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.
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:
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.
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:
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:
- Priority of placement in the requested school will be based on a lottery if applications exceed the space available at the requested school.
- If admitted, a student is expected to continue at the requested school until graduation.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR SCHOOL ADMISSION BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 2018
- 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.
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.
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.
Our next Home and School meeting is on February 26th with a 6:30 p.m. start.
Our next School meeting will take place on February 26th at 8:00 p.m.
Everybody is welcome!
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!