Leslieville Newsletter – December 2020
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.
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.
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.
wish all of our Leslieville families a wonderful season no matter what you
celebrate. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy New Year!
remember that the last day of school is Friday December 18th and first day back
is Monday January 4
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.
The Winter Holidays are from December 19 – January 3rd,
2021. Parents, the first day back to school is Monday January 4
Dressing for the Weather
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
• Make eye contact with
• Walk on the right side
of the crosswalk.
• Wear appropriate
footwear to reduce the chances of slipping.
• Never run into the
• 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.
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
Education - International Languages Elementary and African Heritage Programs
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
for more information. @TDSB_ConEd
Saturday December 19 –
Sunday January 3
rd – Winter Holidays (School Closed)
Monday January 4th – School
th – P.A. Day – No School