MILLWOOD JUNIOR SCHOOL


Save the date:

  • School Council Meeting – Monday February 25th at 6:30 p.m.
  • Home and School Meeting – Monday February 25th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Shakespeare in Action Visiting junior classes - Thursday February 18th in morning
  • Pancake Day - Tuesday March 5th, 2019
  • Officer Shari visiting grade 4 & 5 students for presentations about online safety - Thursday March 7th, 2019 
  • Beach Day -  Friday March 8th, 2019
  • Jump Rope for Heart Assembly  - Monday March 18th, 2019
  • Dental Screening - Monday March 18th - Friday March 22nd, 2019
  • X Movement Dance Workshops - Monday March 25th - Thursday March 28th, 2019
  • X Movement Dance Workshop for parents and students - Thursday March 28th at 6:30 p.m.
  • Spring photos and Grade 5 Group Grad photo - Tuesday April 2, 2019
  • Staff Appreciation Lunch - Thursday April 4, 2019
  • Will Jams Bilingual Performance - Thursday April 11th, 2019
  • Jump Rope for Heart Event - Thursday April 18th, 2019
  • Grade 1-5 Trip to the Symphony -  Thursday April 25th, 2019
  • School Council Meeting – Monday April 29th at 6:30 p.m.
  • Home and School Meeting – Monday April 29th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Spring Concert - Wednesday May 1st at 6:00 p.m. & Thursday May 2nd at 6:00 p.m. (more details to follow)
  • EQAO for grade 3 students - Tuesday May 21st - Friday May 31st, 2019
  • Bike/Walk to school day - Monday May 27th, 2019
  • Grade 5 trip to Camp Wahanowin - Monday June 3rd - Thursday June 6th, 2019
  • School Council Meeting – Monday June 3rd at 6:30 p.m.
  • Home and School Meeting – Monday June 3rd at 7:30 p.m.
  • P.A. Day – Friday June 7th, 2019
  • Grade 5 Graduation - Thursday June 20th (Ceremony starts at 5:00 p.m. at Silverthorn Collegiate followed by reception on front lawn of Millwood)
  • Term 2 Report Cards sent home - Tuesday June 25th, 2019
  • P.A. Day – Friday June 28th, 2019


2018-2019 School Calendar Dates:

http://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Calendar


Winter Clubs at Millwood 2018-2019

Club

Grades

Meeting Schedule

Math Club

1-5

Wednesdays at lunch

Board Games Club

4-5

K-2

Thursdays

Tuesday at lunch

Drama Club

TBD

TBD

STEM Club

1,2,3

Day 1 at lunch

Dance Club

TBD

TBD

Ukulele Club

4-5

Day 5 at lunch

Junior Choir

4-5

Day 3 in the afternoon

Lego Club (indoor)

1-3

Thursdays at lunch

Lego Club (outdoor)

1-5

Monday - Friday at lunch recess

Eco Club

Eco Watch Dogs

Single Use plastics

Eco club

K-5

Gr 3

Gr 4&5

Gr. 2,3

Mondays at lunch

Tuesday at Lunch (Dec-May)

TBD

Thursday Lunch

Forest of Reading

3-5

TBD

Library Ambassadors

5

Individual student schedules

Yoga Club

3-5

Day 5 at lunch

Intend to start at the end of January



Kindergarten Registration:

Registration for all TDSB Kindergarten programs begins in February.  We look forward to welcoming you and your child! You may choose to register in person at your local school or by using our new online registration system.

Children who will be four by December 31, 2019, can start Junior Kindergarten in September 2019.

Please note:

  • Only parents or legal guardians can register a child for TDSB programs.
  • There is a separate process to apply for optional attendance.  If you wish to register your child at an elementary alternative school or elementary academy, please contact the school directly for more information about requirements and the registration process.

Online Registration:

Step 1

  • Access to the online registration system will open on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 9 a.m.
  • Please note: Once you have completed the online portion of the registration process, you will receive a confirmation e-mail, including information about next steps (e.g. when to visit the school). Please be sure to check your Inbox and Junk Mail folder to avoid missing the e-mail.

    You will also receive an e-mail with a link to complete a Developmental History Form for your child online. If you choose to complete this form online, please let the school staff know when you visit in person that you have already submitted this information.

Step 2

  • The following documents are required when you visit the school to complete the registration:
    • Proof of age (birth certificate, Canadian passport, Canadian Citizenship card or certificate or baptismal record) 
    • Proof of address, including any two of the following current documents: lease or deed, car registration, utility bill, residential telephone bill, moving bill, property tax bill, health card, bank statement, credit card statement, or correspondence from a government agency.
    • Proof of immunization (the card that shows a list of needles your child has received)
    • Verification of date of arrival, if your child was not born in Canada. Families who are permanent residents and refugee claimants may register directly at the school. Children without immigration status are welcome in our schools and information about them or their families will not be shared with immigration authorities. To register, please visit the International Programs and Admissions Office at 5050 Yonge Street, on the main floor, for a TDSB school admission letter.



Junior Extended French (JEF) (Grade 4 Entry)

Applications to the Junior Extended French program may be submitted, on behalf of students in the English program, the year the child is in Grade 3 for entry in September of Grade 4. It is an entirely online process. All communication will be sent via the email address you provide. Please check your email regularly, including junk mail folders.

Please visit the application site www.tdsb.on.ca/pars

  • You will need your child’s date of birth and OEN. The OEN is a 9-digit number found on any report card from the TDSB. 
  • For non-TDSB students, please select the “Non-TDSB Student” option and follow the steps to generate an identification number. You must then return to the PARS site and follow the application procedure with this number.
  • Please select Junior Extended French from the drop-down menu and complete the application process.

On-time applicants will be offered a placement online via the email address you have provided. You MUST take action to accept this placement by the deadline requested when you are offered a placement.

Offers of placement will be on-going through the weeks and months following the close of the application period. Please check your email regularly, including junk mail folders, and follow any instructions.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Application process opens: Monday, January 7, 2019

Deadline for applications: Monday, February 4, 2019
 

Please note:

  • while every effort will be made to place students in the school identified as their area JEF school, this is not always possible. In cases where the number of applications in a given area is greater than the number of spaces in the school, students may be redirected to schools with available space.
  • Placements are made based on the address you provide prior to the application deadline. If your address changes between the application deadline and the fall of the Grade 4 year, there is no guarantee of placement in your new area.


TDSB Virtual Library

Did you know that your child can get help from their school library even when they’re not at school?

Please click here for a video tutorial to help you access the tdsb virtual library from home.

  

The TDSB Virtual Library has carefully selected resources, to enhance your child’s learning, that can be accessed online anytime, anywhere.

Attached to this letter you will find the 2018-19 Virtual Library Learnmark which includes passwords your child will need to access some Virtual Library resources from home. Please keep the Learnmark in a place where you and your child can easily find it.


The Virtual Library is designed to help your child find:

  • Curriculum relevant online resources/tools to help with projects, homework, and to encourage reading and viewing in a variety of formats for K to 12 learners - eBooks, database articles, streamed media, and online tools (find them in QUICK FINDS and in SEARCH)
  • Subject links to help with math practice, games, homework (find them in SEARCH)
  • Resources for starting an inquiry or research project (find them in INQUIRY and SEARCH)
  • Reading suggestions, student book reviews and lots more! (find them in SPACES - K-6 or 7 - 12)

There are 3 ways students and parents/guardians can find the Virtual Library:

  1. ***TDSB Public site (http://tdsb.on.ca) -- Find Your School -- the Virtual Library link is on the left.***
  2. AW (http://aw.tdsb.on.ca), login using student number and network password.  Click on the My Home tab. The Virtual Library link is on the left.
  3. Search online for “school name” TDSB virtual library.


For more information about how to use the Virtual Library with your child at home, we’ve created a section on the site just for you! From the homepage, look for the orange Spaces and choose the white Parent button.

If you’d like to learn more about the Virtual Library and your school’s library resources, please contact your school’s Teacher-Librarian.




Millwood Lunch Program Provider:

The Lunch Lady will be coming to your school beginning Tuesday, Sept 11

HOW TO ORDER...
  • Our current online portal plays best with Internet Explorer
  • Go to www.thelunchlady.caORDER NOW to set up your account, accounts for your students and schedule your meals.
  • Use the menu drop down on the order page to find the menu you want
  • Use the scroll bar to move up and down the list of food items. We have lots of choice to look at!
  • More than one child? Enter, Save after each child and pay once at the end
  • Pay by MasterCard, Visa, Visa Debit or Interac via a secure 3rdparty partner. No credit card information is stored on our site.
  • To avoid the 10 minute TIME OUT, SAVE every now and then to avoid losing your order. That would be too frustrating (PS –we are currently working on a new version of our ordering system)
  • If you miss the order deadline, call us for assistance.
Have a child with ALLERGIES, FOOD PREFERENCES? We are here to help. Contact us first
Look for PLASTIC CUTLERYunder “FIXINGS” on the order page or send a fork and spoon from home. Many thanks if you can help us reduce the amount of plastic cutlery we deliver
SICK CHILD or need to cancel? We understand. We’re parents too! Let us know before 8am and we will give you a credit to use another time. **Uncollected lunches are NOT left at school.**
SNOW DAY POLICY. Even if the buses are cancelled, we deliver. Email before 8am if your child will not be at school to get a credit to use another time.

We will be delivering every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday



Kiss N’ Ride – bus loop:

Safety is slowly starting to improve at the Kiss N’ Ride bus loop!Thank you to the dedicated members of our Millwood Pedestrian Safety Student Committee who have been doing a phenomenal job of generating strategies to improve pedestrian safety at Millwood.Please review some of the student suggestions to continue to support safety in the Kiss N’ Ride bus loop…

  • Drivers are asked to enter the loop and to drive up behind the car immediately in front of them.
  • Students are asked to sit on the passenger side of the vehicle and to have everything that they need ready on their lap.
  • Please say good byes, prior to entering the kiss n’ ride loop.
  • Once the car comes to a complete stop, students are asked to immediately exit the vehicle and proceed into the playground.
  • Drivers are asked to remain in their vehicles while using the kiss n’ ride area.
  • Thank you for not parking in the kiss n’ ride loop.

Thank you for your support of student safety at Millwood! 



Millwood Home and School Association link here

(or you can access it on the left hand side of this page)

Please get involved! We LOVE our volunteers. We hope that everyone can make a positive difference for our students in some way. Thank you for your support!



Some Important Reminders:

The chain goes across our Parking Lot every morning between 8:45 and 9:15 for safety reasons. If you are not walking or biking to school you may wish to choose to park on the west side of the school and walk through the forest. This would allow you to miss some of the busy traffic out in front of the school.

Please remember that our doors are always open. If you have a question or a concern about something it is always a good idea to come in and talk with us so that we are all on the same page. Thank you for your ongoing support. We understand the importance of positive relationships as we move forward together.