John G Althouse Middle School

Important Upcoming Dates April-Aug 2023

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Important dates coming up:


April 18 School Council at 7:00 PM

April 19 Pizza Lunch

April 24 Common Rehearsal Time for IM


Student Census

The TDSB Student Census is a confidential and voluntary survey that asks students important questions about their school experiences and identities including participation in school activities, safety, well-being, mental health, outdoor learning, etc. It is an opportunity for students to share their voice and provide valuable information to help improve our schools and system.

The TDSB is asking all parents/guardians/caregivers and/or students to consider filling out a census survey online.

  • Kindergarten to Grade 3: Parents/guardians/caregivers will receive an email link to complete the census at home on behalf of their child(ren).
  • Grades 4 to 8: A new consent process for students in grades 4 to 8 will provide parents the choice of having their child complete the Census themselves at school, or at home. Watch for an email to provide consent within the next few days.
  • Grade 9 to 12: Students will receive an email link to complete the census during class time.
  • Intensive Support Programs: Parents/guardians/caregivers with children in a Developmental Disability (DD) or Mild Intellectual Disability (MID) program will receive an email link to complete the census in whole or in part on behalf of their child.

Please watch for more information about the Student Census in an email from the address For more information, please visit the TDSB Student Census website.


Summer School

Dixon Grove will also be hosting Jays Care Camp for the summer.

For families who are interested in summer school, the program is from Kindergarten to Grade 8.


Toronto Summer Music Camp 2023!!!!

The Toronto Summer Music Camp is a TDSB run over-night music camp which is held at the Mono Cliffs Outdoor Education Centre. This camp is open to ANY student from any school board, private school or even if you live outside the city. The campers will be offered a full music program (Band Strings, Orchestra, master classes sectionals, small ensemble) as well as an outdoor program with a number of different activities.

Registration is now open...we are offering 3 sessions this year.

Camp 1 - July 4th - 8th - Grade 6-9 (2 or more years of experience - Band/Strings)

Camp 2 - July 10th - 14th - Grade 5-8 (1 or more years of experience - Band/Strings)

Camp 3 - July 17th - 21st - Grade 5-8 (1 or more years of experience - Band/Strings)

                                             and a Beginner Band and Beginner Strings Program

To register, please click the link: TDSB Music Camp

Hope to see everyone at TSMC this summer!!

Mr. Samotowka

Camp Director, Toronto Summer Music Camp


Additionally -The TDSB also runs 3 other day camps here in the city, again open to ANY student from any school board, private school or even if you live outside the city.

Downtown Summer Strings - Strings only

Summer Sounds - Band, Strings, other programs

Scarborough Arts Camp - Band, Strings, other programs



We are planning our Grade 8 Graduation for Monday, June 26, 2023.  We are waiting for confirmation from Martingrove CI.

We will share more details soon!  We do have a Grade 8 Grad Assembly planned for early next week.



School Council

Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 18th in our School Library at 7:00 PM

We welcome all parents to attend School Council meetings and if you're interested in a voting member position, please reach out. The meetings for the year will be as follows, in the school library:  April 18th, May 16th, June TBD.  For any questions or comments for the School Council, we can be reached at

The JGA Council has created a private Facebook group for parents to better connect to each other, the school and the community. We hope this will be a good resource for all.  To join please visit: John G Althouse Council FB