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We are going to have several exciting days this week at Millwood!

Book Fair Tuesday (noon-4:00pm), Wednesday (8:30a.m-4:00pm) and Thursday (8:30am-7:30pm)

Pancake Day Tuesday

Gym Re-Opens Monday - all teams and clubs will resume after our week of Junglesport

Report Cards Home on Tuesday

Hoodie Day at Millwood on Wednesday

Interviews on Thursday evening and Friday morning

Three new staff in different roles returning/starting on Monday (see below)

And with Millwood being Millwood much much more... :)

Safety First!

Please remember to follow the rules of the road at the end of the day!

The safety of our kids is of paramount importance. It is important that you follow the parking and other road rules in and around the school. Please also be sure not to leave your car at any point in the bus loop. Poor decisions with your car could have drastic consequences. If you are in a rush after school please plan ahead.

Don't be surprised if members of the Toronto Police Services are around in the upcoming weeks. Along with the students being safe, we don't want anybody to get a ticket!

Thank you.

Cindy Gorenkoff - our new afternoon secretary in the office
Sally Ngai - filling in on a temporary basis for Mme. Riddell in the afternoons
Annette Demontagnac - returning to the ECE role at Millwood

Please look for your Interview Form this week. It is on bright pink paper so we hope nobody misses it! Every child will get a sheet for your feedback. 

Check out Mr. Pinkney's Update for information from the Toronto District School Board. Topics and details relate to unique programs that are available and more...


We are now only sending forms and information out to our YOUNGEST & ONLY students. This initiative is part of our amazing Eco-School team's work as we push toward becoming a Platinum-level Eco-School. Thank you for your understanding and support of our small, but significant, steps.

Don't forget about the Millwood Skating Celebration this Sunday! All ability levels welcome at West Deane Park from 12:15-1:30 in the afternoon. Come and skate with your friends :)

The day is coming when notes from our school will only be sent home with our youngest students if their siblings are at the school, or with our only students if our students don't have siblings at the school. This system is called "youngest and only" and is another small step forward in our ongoing efforts to help our environment in many ways.

Junglesport is coming to town. Thank you Home and School Association for this most incredible unique week-long opportunity.

Please look for your permission form on yellow paper today.

link to information here

Your teacher will share your child's schedule to be part of these sessions with you. If your child is scheduled to start at 9:00 on any given morning, they are welcome to come in the school, before the second bell to get ready.

Proper clothing must be worn to participate.

Pizza Update...

*With the new PA Day on April 15th, we will move our Pizza Day to Thursday the 14th of April to accommodate the change.

*As some of our students will be away at the zoo this Friday, those that ordered pizza will get their food++ when they return to school at the end of the day. Please provide a lunch for the students that are on this trip.

Staff have been encouraged to not take trips on Fridays, with all of the lunchtime specials going on, but sometimes they don't have a choice. Thank you for your support and understanding.

If you are interested in getting involved in supporting our Pizza Days, as so many of you already do, please talk to Ms. Groulx. Once again she is doing an outstanding job leading this opportunity this year for our children and she truly appreciates your active support.

Our teachers all have websites that they maintain. Please be sure to have a look at their sites regularly so that you know what they want to be sure you are aware of.

Also please follow the Twitter feed on the right side of this page for the most frequent little updates.

Congratulations to our Parent Council led by Mr. Brad Gibson and Ms. Catherine Weber! As per my Twitter feed, our evening at Silverthorn CI with Judy Kolari was a huge success. They worked hard to organize the evening and creatively made it all work with Our Lady of Peace (TCDSB) as well. Bravo!

Those that attended the session (approximately 130 parents altogether) had lots of laughs and all walked away with a clear understanding of the value of connecting with our children and others in our lives. Judy Kolari spoke passionately about the value of mirroring with everybody in our lives.

You can find Kolari's spiel on youtube and we have a copy of her book in my office should you wish to borrow it.

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.

Congratulations to everyone involved in the #Geniushour initiative at Millwood. Ms. Glinos, Mme. Samayoa and I will be proudly sharing our journey thus far at an International Education Tech Conference in Niagara Falls in the spring. This is a most exciting opportunity for our team!

Ms. Glinos' hard work, and others' supportive efforts, to get the program up and running has paid off for our kids and will now help educators from across North America move forward with this progressive process. Bravo!

IT IS COLD OUTSIDE so please dress warmly. For a refresher or for information about TDSB's policies regarding the cold++ please check 


WALK TO SCHOOL is on the last Wednesdays of the month.  Thank you Eco-Club for leading this initiative.

Please check out this new opportunity Millwood!

Earn money for our school while you shop… (please look for more details in your e-mail)

Parents, did you know that the money you spend on every day things like groceries, gas, clothes, birthday gifts etc. could be raising money for Millwood Junior School? By simply purchasing gift cards to buy these items through the FundScrip program, we can feel good that part of the money we spend goes back to the school and directly benefiting our kids. 

What is the FundScrip program?

It’s an innovative program that lets you earn cash rebates for our school based on things you buy every day. Each month you spend hundreds of dollars for things like food, gas, clothing, pharmacy items, restaurant meals, electronics, home renovations, toys, books, movies and so on. All you have to do is pay for some, or all, of your purchases using Gift Cards bought at face value from FundScrip participating retailers and a percentage of every gift card purchased is contributed to our school’s fundraising efforts.

FundScrip list of participating retailers: http://www.fundscrip.com/retailers

How to order your Gift Cards and support Millwood Junior School...

Visit the FundScrip website at www.fundscrip.com and click on the “Support a Group”. Enter group Invitation Code: 7KJD2V. Fill in the required information. Once you have completed the sign up process, you will be sent a confirmation email. Click the link in the confirmation email to complete your registration. Now you are ready to login, place orders and start supporting Millwood Junior School. :)

We hope that you find that this system is a great way to help the school even if you're too busy to actually get involved in all the ways you would like. Thank you once again for your ongoing support.


It's a Date!

Subway Lunches - Friday

October 2, 16, 30

November 20

December 4, 18

January 15

February 5, 26

March 11

April 8, 22

May 6, 20

June 3, 24

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Pizza Lunches - Friday

October 9, 23

November 6, 27

December 11

January 8, 29

February 19

March 4

April 1, 14, 29

May 13, 27

June 17



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