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SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING - Thurs, Apr 26th 6:00 - 7:00

Before Gr 2/3 Spring Fling - in Staff Room

No School Council Meeting This Thursday

With the Easter Holiday this weekend, the School Council Meeting scheduled for this Thursday (Apr 24) has been postponed.  It was felt that there would NOT be a very good turnout the Thursday night before Good Friday and the Easter long weekend.  The new date will be posted tomorrow.

International Day of Pink

As you can see, Millwood was bathed in a Sea of Pink to mark International Day of Pink - brought about to eradicate bullying in schools.  What an important message Millwood. 

April 6 - 12 - National Volunteer Week

I would like to take this opportunity to formally recognize and thank all the volunteers in the Millwood Community who have been very giving of their time in supporting the Millwood students and the teachers and the programs in place here at Millwood.  We are all here to work together for one common goal - to enrich the lives of students.

MOVING?

Usually at this time of year our focus turns to our enrolment for next year as we consider setting up our school organization.  Because of the Ministry Cap Size on classes, we must be as accurate as possible as to who will be here in September.  If you are planning a move over the summer or think you might not be here in September, please advise the office in writing so we can plan accordingly.

Edge Studio Day - Tuesday, April 8th

Day of Pink - April 9th

There will be a series of announcements about the importance of our ANTI-BULLYING messages in relation to the Day of Pink and also to encourage students to wear pink on April 9th to stand up against Bullying

 

Welcome Back

I hope that everyone had a wonderful March Break - despite nature's little surprise last Wednesday!!  As we begin the final stretch, please revisit the goals that you established at the beginning of the year with your child to chart the next steps to ensure success during the Term 2 Reporting Period.

Parking Lot

When the weather is bad, please reflect on whether you need to access the parking lot.  This morning, predictably, the ice and rain created a slippery situation in which some cars and trucks had difficulty leaving the lot.  This resulted in much frustration.  This is a reminder that it might be faster to park on one of the side streets and walk your child to the school.

Bus Loop

Thanks to Officer Rick for coming by 3 days last week to work in our Bus Loop and educate parents about how to make effective use of the loop.  He handed out flyers reminding parents to remain in their cars and to have their child ready to get out on the sidewalk side where the supervisors are.  The circulation in the loop was much better.  Let's keep it that way.

There is no School Council Meeting in February

Next Meeting - March 20, 2014

Congratulations to Rm 23 -  Winter Walk Day

Highest Participation Rate of students walking to school.

Wednesday is Winter Walk Day across Canada.  The Millwood class with the highest number of students who walk to school will win the Emerald Slipper.  Come on Millwood - let's walk to school on Wednesday.  This will help to raise awareness of the importance of walking - and lesson the unnecessary traffic around Millwood.

Parent Tips on Reading

This is a reminder to visit the Classroom Web Pages to see what you can to at home to help your child with his/her reading.  I have included a weekly 'tip' that may be of some help.

FOCUS ON MANNERS

We are having to remind students to always say, "Please" and "Thank You" when at school and to always be polite and respectful.  We have noticed that these responses are not as automatic as they should be.  Parents, you can help us by working together and reinforcing these core values at home as well.

Kindergarten Gates

There is a workorder in to repair the locks on the Kindergarten gates by Room 23.  Please use caution when dropping students off and keep the gates closed as much as possible.  With all the doors being locked during the day, there is much more foot traffic cutting through the Kindergarten yard.  

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See the Classroom Web Pages link for 'strategies' you can use at home to help your child with reading.

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WEATHER INFORMATION FOR THE TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD CAN BE FOUND ON www.tdsb.on.ca. PLEASE CHECK THE SITE FOR SCHOOL CLOSURES OR CANCELLED BUSING DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS.  The Severe Weather Guidelines for when recess is shortened is also included.

****Junior Kindergarten Registration will be in February, 2014. In January, registration packages will be available. Students born in 2010 and living in the Millwood area are welcome to come and pick up a registration package and sign up for a meeting time in February. For further information please call the office at 416-394-7070.****

The most current information on Millwood is found on the Principal's UPDATE. Please check out the link weekly as the activities, sports, and current events for Millwood are included.

Welcome to our school web site. As part of the Toronto District School Board, we value
  • each and every student;
  • a strong public education system;
  • a partnership of students, schools, family and community;
  • the uniqueness and diversity of our students and our community;
  • the commitment and skills of our staff;
  • equity, innovation, accountability and accessibility; and
  • learning environments that are safe, nurturing, positive and respectful.
Our web site is one way we can demonstrate these values. Click on the menu items to find out more about our school and please visit often.

YOUTH WITHOUT SHELTER

Congratulations Millwood on the Successful Fundraiser for
Youth Without Shelter
We raised just over $2 000. which will provide over 80 nights worth of shelter.

It's a Date!

Subway Lunches

February 4 & 18
March 4 & 18
April 1 & 15 & 29
May 13 & 27
June 10 & 24

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Pizza Lunches

February 7 & 28
March 28
April 11
May 2
June 20

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