MILLWOOD JUNIOR SCHOOL
On Tuesday afternoon we had a fox on our school grounds. The students staying in the school and we proceeded as we normally would without going outside. Please look for the e-mail note from the school regarding this issue.
Instead of taking the bus, if you can drop off your child and come in to pick up your child it would be a good idea. We have communicated our concerns to Attridge, but I am not sure everything is going to run smoothly for the next few weeks.
The issue of homework is always an interesting one. Some parents and students want hours and hours of homework to be assigned. Others want less and some others don't want any at all. If you have any questions or concerns please talk to your child's teacher and together you will be able to come up with a plan to help your child in and out of the classroom.
The TDSB policy regarding homework can be found here.
Reminder - Please send in your money for the agendas.
Upcoming Practices/Tryouts Before School (barring changes)
X-C (Cross-Country) Gr 1,2,3- Monday and Wednesday
X-C Gr 4 and 5 - Tuesday and Thursday
Baseball Gr 4 and 5 - Monday and Friday (not Photo Day)
Rugby Gr 4 and 5 (lunchtimes tba)
Boys' Volleyball (Wednesday before school)
Girls' Basketball (lunchtimes for now tba)
Terry Fox Fundraiser
Like our other fundraisers this is of course optional. We do have many special ideas planned as students will be sharing their thoughts and ideas on Google Drive with each other via a series of videos. There will be also be special days... please see below.
Tuesday Sept. 27 - bring a toonie and participate in CRAZY HAIR
Thursday Sept 29 - bring a toonie and participate in blue/yellow day (colours of Canadian cancer society) Day of Race at 2:30
Tuesday Oct. 4 - bring a toonie and participate in HERO DAY (dress up like a hero)
Thursday Oct. 6 - bring a toonie and participate in PAJAMA DAY
The Millwood School Community always does a super job every year with this initiative. Thank you for your continued support. Pledge forms will be sent home on Friday Sept. 23rd after classes have watched the video announcement.
Sign-up for teams, clubs, choirs and more has begun! Please encourage your child to join or tryout for all of the wonderful opportunities we have at Millwood. Be sure to follow along and track when these groups are having their practices, tryouts, etc.
I have heard some positive feedback regarding our Chocolate Fundraiser this year. Thank you for your enthusiasm. Should you wish to simply donate directly without the chocolate that is an option. This system was chosen in part because the number of volunteers is down (we know everybody is busy) and we all continued to want Millwood to have all of the "extras" that help give our students the great experiences they have at our school. By having everyone participate we can make the suggested donation much more reasonable than some schools propose. A third option you all have is to donate what you wish. A fourth option you all have is of course to pass and not participate. Thank you for your support.
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.
Please follow the Twitter feed on the right side of this page for the most frequent updates.
Don't forget that we have several books in my office specifically for you. Several parents have started to sign out books which is fantastic. The books relate to many pressing issues including positive discipline with your kids and raising an anxious child.