Yet another week of excellence, brilliance, and joy here at CR. I cannot help but marvel at how quickly the weeks are moving by. We are also moving along but not too fast as not to give you our very best. This week's bulletin has a number of important upcoming dates please take some time to read through and keep in the loop.
CR MARCHANT ATHLETICS
We have a number of sports teams including grades 7 & 8 Male Volleyball and grades 6, 7 and 8 Female Basketball starting soon at CR. In order for students to participate, parents must complete a team tryout and participation form online using the EMA System. Please see the instructions here on how to login or create an account if you have not done so already. Once you have logged into the system please follow these Team Tryout and Participation Form Instructions for Parents to submit a tryout/participation form so that your child can participate. Once you login into the system, you will see a list of teams that your child is eligible to participate in. Once you have completed the tryout form/ participation form, the teacher will be notified.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Dream Community Foundation and Play Forever are teaming up to provide after-school programming. This will be a sports and homework support program on Mon - Thurs at CR Marchant MS. If you are interested in participating please click on the LINK, read the information carefully and sign up. There are only 20 spaces available, so please sign up ASAP to retain a spot.
CR’s photo retake day is on November 1, 2023. Retakes will be for students who were absent on September 21st and for those with letters from their parents.
UPCOMING SAC MEETING
November 1st 2023 @ 6:30pm
The next upcoming School Council will be held on November 1st 2023 @ 6:30 pm. Please click on this link for the SAC Agenda.
This will be a hybrid meeting where you can join in person or use the Zoom Link here.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/98656449693?pwd=TkpPVE9jcWlic29xZlg3Z3pqbkRSZz09Meeting ID: 986 5644 9693
CULTURES ARE NOT COSTUMES - HALLOWEEN 2023
Each year, Halloween is marked in a variety of ways in school communities across the TDSB. Students can choose whether or not to participate in Halloween-related activities.
As TDSB schools prepare for this day, there are often questions and concerns about Halloween costumes. To support safe, welcoming, and dynamic learning spaces, educators are encouraged to engage students in critical conversations about cultural appropriation, stereotypes, and caricature. This includes reminding students and staff that certain costumes are viewed as offensive, inappropriate and/or discriminatory to many different cultures/peoples, and as a result, can cause harm to members of that community and the TDSB community.
Additionally, school communities are reminded that it is important to be aware of the potential negative and triggering impact violent images and/or scenarios can have on students and families with varying lived experiences and backgrounds.
CR would like to invite students to dress up for Halloween on October 31st. Just a reminder that costumes may NOT include:
- No Weapons
- No Masks
- No Offensive Contexts
- No Cultural Dress (unless you are of that culture)
As an alternative to a costume students are also invited to wear Orange and Black to get points for their Colour Houses.
Please use this link for the October 27th, CSW UPDATE.
TOKTWD INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES
Take Our Kids to Work Day is Canada's most recognized career exploration event, engaging students with employers and the community for nearly 30 years. On November 1st, parents/guardians may choose to have their Grade 9 student(s) participate in Take Our Kids to Work Day events at their workplace or at the workplace of another adult in their circle of care. Parents/guardians should complete the Take Our Kids to Work Day – Parent/Guardian Consent Form, and submit the completed form to their child’s school by October 31st. Parents/guardians assume the risk/responsibility of their child’s participation in this experiential learning opportunity.