Save the Date: Oct. 16

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We are excited to welcome Anthony McLean to West Prep!

Anthony McLean is a rapper, YouTuber and motivational speaker who has delivered hundreds of presentations across Canada, the U.S. and Australia. He combines powerful teaching, practical strategies, and Hip Hop music for a high-energy presentation that audiences love. As a respected voice in his field, he has appeared as a guest speaker on Breakfast Television, Global Toronto’s Morning Show, CTV News, 680 News, and CBC’s Here and Now.



Anthony will be spending some time with our students during the day and in the evening at 7pm, West Prep families are invited to join us to hear Anthony's message.  Please join us on Tuesday, October 16th from 7-8:30pm.

French @ the TDSB



Please Note: While admission to the Early French Immersion (SK entry)/Junior Extended French (Grade 4 entry) program is guaranteed at the entry points to all on time applicants, admission to a specific school is not guaranteed if the school reaches capacity.


French Programs

Learning a second language is an advantage for students and studies show is a key factor in academic success. A second language enhances overall skills in learning, expands career opportunities, promotes understanding among cultures, and creates multilingual world citizens. The TDSB offers a variety of French as a Second Language Programs in elementary and secondary schools. 

In addition to the Core French program provided in all schools, the TDSB offers two specialized French programs:

Application to begin these programs is open to all students not already enrolled in an FSL program. Application to these programs is made online the year the student is in JK (FI) or Grade 3 (EF).

Please note:

  • You must apply by the deadline.
  • You must have a Toronto address.
  • All communication about the program will continue through the original email address provided as part of the online application.
  • While admission to a TDSB French Immersion/Extended French program is guaranteed to on-time applicants, admission to a specific school is not guaranteed if the school reaches capacity.
  • Admission to French Immersion/Extended French programs is governed by the processes outlined in PR597.

West Prep Fall Lunch/After 4 Programs

A message from West Prep SAC:


We have some great after 4 and lunch programs for the fall session! All registration forms and links are below.  Be sure to SIGN UP to receive West Prep emails. Our database will be reset and you will need to sign up to get further emails from the school.  Some of the programs have online registrations and others require you to send a cheque to the school. Please pay attention to the grade requirements when signing your kids up for the programs offered. Most programs will begin the week of October 15th and run for 8 weeks.  Most programs will end the week of December 3rd.  Exceptions are noted below. 

For questions, please contact: Danielle Sucher - or Keren Groll -



Yoga -     lunch - Grades 1-6 Registration

Chess -   lunch - Grades 1-6 Register online at:

Sprangler Science - after school - Grades 1-4 Students will discover the characteristics of different materials and how they can be manipulated. Find out how to bring science to life! Register online at:

Outdoor Soccer – after school – Grades 1-6 ** Starts September 17th**  Register online at:



Coding -  lunch -  Grades 2-6 - Computer Coding class from Hatch Canada. Register online at:

Stuffed Animals - lunch - Grades 1-3 Create a friend that is unique, fun to play with, and totally you. You will learn the skills for hand sewing and you will get to create your very own Stuffy. Register online at:

Cooking -after school - Grades 1-4 **10 week session** - Register online at:



Ten Ten Artists club - lunch - Grades 1-4 register online at:

TenTen sports - after school - Grades 1-6 register online at:



LEGO Space - lunch - Grades 1-3 Students will take their LEGO® knowledge up a notch, learning about outer space through LEGO® building! - Register online at:

Coding - lunch - Grades 2-6 Students will learn how to program video games to create entertaining and interactive games with Scratch.



Wash Your Hands! - PSA

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Some of our students put together a Public Service Announcement as part of their "20% Project" on the importance of Washing Hands. Take a look.


Trustee Message

A message from our School Trustee, Shelley Laskin:


Dear Parent/Guardian,

For those of you who have not met me yet, let me introduce myself. I am your local school trustee. I am your link with the Toronto District School Board, which governs Toronto’s public schools. As your elected representative, I make decisions with the rest of the trustees on the Board and act as your advocate and ‘sounding board,’ should the need arise. I believe we all have a role to play to help our public schools thrive. What does a trustee do? Visit watch?v=sDb80j3rjmQ&

We are, more than ever, focused on ensuring that all students have access to the programs, opportunities and supports needed to reach high levels of achievement and well-being. This priority is ... continue reading

Welcome Back!




On behalf of our entire staff at West Prep, we would like to welcome everyone back to school.  Please come by our webpage every so often, check our calendar and especially our Twitter page to find out about all the amazing things that are going on at the best school in the TDSB! 


Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

New Elementary Safe Arrival Telephone System - School Messenger

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Re:  SchoolMessenger –   Elementary Safe Arrival

The Toronto District School Board will be moving from SchoolConnects to SchoolMessenger as its automated call-out system for our Elementary Safe Arrival Program.

West Preparatory Jr. P.S. will start using the new system on June 15th.

In accordance with the TDSB Safe Arrival policy PR707A, “If a pupil is absent or late for any reason, the Parent(s)/Guardian(s) must contact the school immediately to report the reason for the absence”.  For an unexplained absence, Parents/Guardians will be contacted by SchoolMessenger and must indicate the reason for the absence.

The telephone number 833-250-2290 will display on the caller ID.

For unexplained absences, the system call-out will work as follows:

Parents/Guardians identified in the TDSB’s student database who have access to student records and are an emergency contact with priority 1 or 2 will receive .... (continue reading)

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