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High Performer Program Parent Information Night

Save The Date: Thursday, November 26, 2020 @ 6 PM


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Parent Council Meeting Schedule for 2020-21

Hollycrest MS will be holding a School Council meeting on Monday, November 16th, 2020 at 4 p.m. virtually.  We will meet 4 times throughout the year as a School Council.  Here are the dates for the 2020/2021 school year: November 16th, 2020 @ 4 p.m., February 22nd, 2021 @ 4 p.m., April 12th, 2021 @ 4 p.m., and May 17th, 2021 @ 4 p.m.  Please email us at HollycrestMS@tdsb.on.ca for link if you are interested in joining us at School Council this year.

Parents who are interested in serving as an executive member of our School Council are asked to nominate themselves for the executive positions.  Please review the descriptions of these positions and access our nomination form through this link https://forms.gle/pi3Kb4Ukb6RCehtX8 if you are interested.

The nomination form is now available with nominations due by noon on Friday, October 30th, 2020

Roles of School Council executive

Chair/co‐Chairs

Note: a person employed by the board cannot be a Chair or co‐Chair of School Council

The Chair of the School Council shall:

  • establish and communicate a School Council meeting schedule for the year, in consultation with the principal
  • prepare the agenda for the meetings
  • chair all council meetings and have general supervision of the operations of the council
  • in consultation with the principal develop rules of order for the meetings, if required
  • attend and participate in information and training sessions
  • participate, as an ex‐officio member, of all committees established by School Council
  • facilitate collaborative decision‐making
  • be responsible for making public statements on behalf of the School Council
  • ensure that School Council members are aware of their responsibility to behave ethically and responsibly at all times, to adhere to the council’s code of ethics and to disclose conflicts of interest, where they exist
  • ensure regular communication occurs between the council and the school community
  • consult with senior Board staff and trustees, as required
  • review and approve the School Council category reports and any other financial records of School Council
  • communicate regularly with the school principal and involve him/her in the planning of all School Council activities and/or initiatives that will involve or impact on the school staff or students

Secretary

The secretary of the School Council shall:

  • ensure that full and accurate minutes of the council meetings are recorded, maintained, reported and available at each meeting
  • verify and record all consensus or voted decisions of the council
  • ensure that the minutes of the council meetings are available in the school office for parents and guardians of the students enrolled at the school
  • maintains list of all attendees at each meeting and includes list of council members present in the minutes
  • send minutes to the principal and Chair for review/approval within two weeks of the meeting. Once the minutes have been approved by the principal and Chair, the secretary will distribute them prior to the next meeting/the Chair will distribute them through the School Council email address to council meetings prior to the next meeting. Minutes will be approved by council before being made available to the school community. Minutes will be available in the school office and on the school website.

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Renowned Etobicoke Swim Coach Kevin Thorburn Passes

With a heavy heart, we regret to inform you of the sudden passing of Etobicoke Swim's Head Coach Kevin Thorburn. He has been instrumental in the mentoring of swimmers of our High Performing Athletes Program. We send our deepest condolences to ESwim and Coach Thorburn's Family. 

For more details, please click on this link: ESwim Coach Thorburn, 63

High Performer Program - Offer of Placement Letter

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application package for our High Performer Program for September 2020 by our February 7th, 2020 deadline. 

We have received a high volume of applicants for September 2020.  As of the February 7 th deadline, we have processed 110 applications across all grades.

 

Over the next few weeks, our team will be reviewing the packages and will be reaching out to parents if there is anything missing from the application package. 

 

We are hoping to send out Offer of Placement Letters to parents for September 2020 prior to the start of March Break.  Those who submitted their application package by the February 7th, 2020 deadline will be consider first for placement.  Offers will be sent out via email. 

 

Applications will continue to be accepted and processed however, placements will only be offered if spots are available.  All applicants are placed on a Wait List if we are unable to offer a placement and will be notified as soon as a spot becomes available.

Please contact the school if you have any questions.  

Junior Traffic Reporters visit 680 NEWS for special VIP experience

 

Junior Traffic Reporters visit 680 NEWS for special VIP experience

Congratulations to Mayah Abramson for winning the first inaugural 680 NEWS Junior Traffic Reporter contest for her age category.

Each winner received:

  • $500 for the student
  • $500 for the student’s school
  • VIP experience for the winner in the 680 Newsroom – including a tour and feature on-air and online at 680news.com.

For full story and for Mayah's feature on-air and online, please visit the following link.

https://www.680news.com/2020/02/21/junior-traffic-reporters-visit-680-news/

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Room 16 Visits Loblaw's East Mall

Room 16 visited Lowblaw's East Mall on Nov. 13 to discover how Canada's Food Guide is seen in real life. With Loblaw's dietitian, Megan, they were able to participate in Nutrition in the Aisles program, an interactive learning experience where students learn about the improtance of a balance meal, how different nutrients benefit their bodies and discover that not all cereals are the same.  After exploring the aisles at Loblaw's they had the opportunity to bake calzones with chef Vanita.  The trip is the class' first TTC trip for this year. It complements their life and social skills curriculum. 

 

Cooperation Video

Check out the Character Trait (Cooperation) video created by Mr. Shih and Ms. Cnossen's classes: