Trustee Ford's Parent Social June 4, 2018 3:30 - 5:00

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Summer Camp At Gracedale

Fusion Toronto Community Services will be offering their 5th year of camps at Gracedale Public School this summer and their 10th year in the area! Camps will run from Tuesday, July 3rd until Friday, August, 17th. Two exciting weeks of science camp will be offered with lots of hands-on activities with different themes: Making Waves - The Dazzling Science of Light & Sound , and The Magic of Science and the Science of Magic. Five weeks of multi-sports camps will be offered to allow children to acquire new sports skills, build character, and have an amazing amount of fun, while developing a life-long love for being active. Generous financial subsidies are available to all those with financial need. Half day rates are available for summer school students. Many of their unbelievable staff return year after year, creating a unique family environment that is second to none.Come discover for yourself what makes their summer camps unique, and keeps campers returning year after year! See www.fusiontoronto.orgfor registration details. E-mail FusionToronto@gmail.com or call 416-748-0483 / 647-833-1810 if you have questions. 

Summer School Newsletter

Please find our July Newsletter attached.

summerschoolnewsletter.pdf

Gracedale STEM Night

Wednesday June 7 is Gracedale's Math Night presented by the Gracedale School Council. Students and parents are invited to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through LEGO. Please return your form asap, spots are still available.

Trustee Ford Ward Forum

Our TDSB community is invited to participate in a working session to develop strategies and to improve equity in your school. This highly interactive session is an opportunity to share what’s working well, consider solutions for challenges and develop an action plan that will benefit everyone. The Enhancing Equity Ward Forum will take place on May 23rd. Please see the Equity Ward Forum Flyer for details.

Parent Academy Training Week

Please see the links below for information on the Parent Academy Training Week information from our Community Support Worker, Mr. Omar Omar. The second link is a flyer to Thursday's workshop on Community Safety.

Parent Academy Training week flyer

Community Safety flyer - Thursday's workshop

Workshop on Canadian Tax System

Parents, if you are interested in attending a tax workshop put on by our very own settlement worker, Nowshin Choudhury, please click here to access the flyer.

Trustee Ford Meet and Greet

All Gracedale families are invited to meet Trustee Ford on Tuesday March 7 between 3 and 4:30.

GRACEDALE.pdf

After School Program

Please click here to see details regarding a free after school program offered by Empower Children for a Greater Tomorrow.

Supporting Math Skills at Home Workshop

Please see the information in the attached flyer (Click Here) if you are interested in a workshop on how to support your child's math skills at home. Parents and children will be engaging in math activities at this workshop on February 2nd. We hope you can attend!

New Lunch Procedures Gr. 1-5

Hello Parents and Guardians,

We have a new lunch procedures (split lunch) starting on Wednesday, December 21st for students in Grades 1 to 5. Please click on the link below for details.

New Lunch Routine Gr 1-5.pdf

Gracedale Weather Guidelines

Please see attachment for information about extreme weather condition procedures in TDSB.

weather guidelines.pdf

Grade Three EQAO Information

Hello Grade Three Families,

   Thank you all for attending our EQAO sessions last week and we hope that you found it useful.  Here is the link for the Math tool-kit that was sponsored by CODE.  This will help you focus on math at home:  http://www.ontariodirectors.ca/parent_engagement-math/en/index.htm

Secondly, the link to the Queen’s University resources is another excellent resource to help parents and teachers support their children to develop a positive mindset about math:

http://educ.queensu.ca/coc/resources

Both these resources also support literacy development both at home and at school. 

Ward 4 Meeting

Please see attachment for details about upcoming meeting.

Ward 4 Meeting Poster - Nov 3-16 - Emery CI.pdf

Resiliency Survey

Please find information about the upcoming resiliency survey which will be completed by grade 4 and 5 students.

Resiliency Survey.pdf

Claude Watson School For The Arts Information Session

Please see attachment for upcoming sessions about the Arts program occurring at Claude Watson School for the Arts.

Claude Watson.pdf

Email Registration

If you would like to receive emails from the school with information regarding various events, important announcements, fundraising, etc., please click on the link below to add your email information.

https://goo.gl/forms/X34pMkzEBhOSXqEK2

Welcome To Gracedale Public School

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Welcome to Gracedale P.S.!

It is with great pleasure that we welcome our community of students, parents and staff to Gracedale Public School for an exciting new school year in 2016-2017! Gracedale Public School is an excellent elementary school that strives for high levels of achievement for each student in an environment that promotes lifelong learning and the TDSB Character Traits of Respect, Responsibility, Empathy, Kindness and Caring, Teamwork, Fairness, Honesty, Cooperation, Integrity and Perseverance. We set high expectations and create a safe and caring environment for our students. Research tells us that schools work best when the school, family and community work together and we look forward to working in partnership and celebrating student success throughout the year! 

Mr. Collict, Principal & Ms. Schneider, Vice Principal

This year school starts on Tuesday September 6, 2016.

Here are our Bell Times:
8:25 am Supervision Begins, 8:33 am Students Line Up,
8:35 am Students Enter the School
Recess: 10:00-10:15 am, 1:45-2:00 pm
Lunch starts at 11:25 am
12:10 pm Supervision Begins, 12:18 pm Students Line Up
12:20 pm Students Enter the School
3:10 pm Dismissal

 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.

School Council Elections

Terry Fox

Gracedale P.S. Achieves Platinum Eco School Award

Platinum Eco Award 

  It is with excitement that Gracedale
  Public School received the news
  that we have been awarded
  the Platinum Eco Schools Award!  
  We are thrilled to be outstanding
  stewards of our earth through
  the teamwork from our students,
  staff, parents and community.

Platinum Eco Award

Bette Stevenson Award

Dr. Bette Stevenson Award of Excellence

image of awardGracedale Public School has been awarded the 2014 Dr. Bette Stephenson Recognition of Achievement Award!  We are one of 27 schools in the province of Ontario to receive this special honour!  We were chosen for the award by EQAO who analyzed student achievement data and recognized that there has been significant improvement in our school’s EQAO test results over the past several years.  Our school has been recognized by EQAO for its leadership, use of evidence-informed instructional strategies to help students learn and for our sincere effort to help every child strive for high levels of academic achievement.   It also recognizes the strong partnership that we value so much between home and school and our belief that children must have a supportive learning environment.  
A representative from EQAO visited our school last spring to interview us.  Our story was written by EQAO and published on their web site. We hope you will access the article written about our school by going to EQAO website  Click on School Stories (on the left hand side of the screen) and then choose Gracedale Public School.

It has been exciting to have our school story published on the EQAO website and to receive the Dr. Bette Stevenson Recognition of Achievement award.  As staff, parents and students, we have all worked hard to make Gracedale the school that it is today and we will continue to strive to promote excellence in teaching and to create a warm, welcoming, caring and safe school environment.  

Gracedale excels in EQAO

GRACEDALE CONTINUES TO EXCEL ON EQAO Provincial Assessments 2014


Well done Gracedale students and staff!  Our grade 3 students continue to surpass the Board and Provincial achievement levels again this year in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.  See Gracedale P.S. results below.

Graph of EQAO results

Gracedale Public School Story on the EQAO Website

Gracedale is one of 27 schools in the province of Ontario that has been chosen by EQAO this year to have our story shared on the EQAO website as a School on the Journey of Learning.  Our school was chosen because there has been significant improvement in EQAO scores over the past several years.  The trend in our student achievement data over time on provincial assessments shows that successful programs and strategies are being used in our school.  EQAO has communicated that schools that are chosen are “notable for their leadership, proactive initiative, data driven strategies and whole school approaches to help every child succeed.”

We hope you will take some time to read the Gracedale Public School EQAO success story.  


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