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Leslieville Newsletter – December 2020

Principal’s Message

Our school community (Staff & Parents) has truly come together “as one” to help support and to provide gift card donations to those families in need during this holiday season. Thank you to the staff and parents for raising over $2,500 in donations to help 10 families in need. The families receiving the gift card donations are very appreciative of the support from our school.

We have also received brand new winter jackets for boys and girls from the Knights of Columbus organization. If you are need of a jacket for your child, please contact the office at 416 393-9480. We would like to extend a special thanks to the Knights of Columbus for their kind donation.

A very special thanks to School Council and parents for the collection for the hats and mittens drive. It has become very “handy” for the students who don’t have these warm items available to wear during outside recess or lunch.

We wish all of our Leslieville families a wonderful season no matter what you celebrate. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy New Year!

Please remember that the last day of school is Friday December 18th and first day back is Monday January 4 th, 2021.

I look forward to seeing you all on Monday January 4 th, 2021 unless we pivot to remote learning and you will be contacted by your homeroom teacher.


K. Yee

Holiday Break

The Winter Holidays are from December 19 – January 3rd, 2021. Parents, the first day back to school is Monday January 4 th, 2021.

Dressing for the Weather

A friendly reminder to the parents of our Kindergarten to Grade 6 students, particularly if your children stay for lunch to put on winter coats, snow pants, boots, mitts and hats. By taking some time at home to have your child develop these independent, self-help skills, they will feel more confident in getting themselves ready for outdoor play at recess time. Also, many children have similar outdoor clothes that make identifying their own belongings difficult. Labelling your child’s shoes, boots, coats etc. with his/her initials is helpful. Please send an indoor pair of shoes to be kept at school since all children must have shoes on at all times for safety. This is extremely important in case we have to suddenly evacuate all students must wear shoes at all times inside the school.

Traffic Safety Trips: Help This Winter to make it safe

As winter approaches, we know that severe weather will be part of our daily lives for the next several months. While traffic safety is an important matter all year long, this is a particularly good time to review what we can do to keep students safe.

The need to be aware and alert at all times, on any road, and even in the most routine circumstances is key to traffic safety. This applies to students and drivers alike. Road conditions can be challenging in the winter months. So to those of us who drive, please take extra care on the roads and in parking on the streets (Leslie St., Curzon St. & Sproat Ave.) especially in areas where the street is narrow and children might be present.

School staff periodically review street and traffic safety with students. Parents can help reinforce these safety messages with children at home. Below are some tips that might be helpful to review.

• Stop, look, and listen for traffic.
• Only cross at corners and crosswalks.
• Make eye contact with drivers.
• Walk on the right side of the crosswalk.
• Wear appropriate footwear to reduce the chances of slipping.
• Never run into the street.
• Obey crossing signals.
• Cross only if clear.
• Walk on sidewalks.
• Where there are no sidewalks, walk as far away from traffic as possible, facing traffic.

The safety of our students is always a top priority. Let’s work together to make the winter season safe so we can enjoy all it has to offer.

Middle French Immersion

French Programs Application Deadline

For families interested in the Toronto District School Board's system-wide French Programs, we offer an online process to apply for Middle French Immersion (begins in Grade 4). An offer of placement in the program (not a specific school) is guaranteed to all on-time applicants. The timeline to apply to the Middle French Immersion Program for September 2021 is:

Middle French Immersion: Applications must be completed online between January 4 and January 29, 2021.

Offers of placement within the program (not a specific school) will be made to all on-time applicants in the weeks following the close of the application window. Families with an older sibling currently in a French program are still required to complete an online application for the new student.

Virtual Web-Chat Information Sessions – Middle French Immersion Program:

§ January 14, 2021 – 10 a.m.
§ January 21, 2021 – 7 p.m.
§ January 27, 2021 – 7 p.m.

For more information about the Virtual Information Sessions, please visit

For more information about French as a Second Language programs, the application process and important dates, please visit

Continuing Education - International Languages Elementary and African Heritage Programs

The International Languages – Elementary / African Heritage Program is offering online language classes to students (TDSB and non TDSB) Kindergarten to Grade 8. One day each week, students have live face-to-face interactive lessons with their instructor and classmates for approximately 30 minutes. Activities are focused on building student’s abilities in oral communication, reading and writing.
Visit for more information. @TDSB_ConEd

Important Dates

Saturday December 19 – Sunday January 3 rd – Winter Holidays (School Closed)

    Monday January 4th – School Resumes      

Friday January 15 th – P.A. Day – No School


Kent Yee


Leslieville JPS

416 393-9480

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