Nelson Mandela Park Public School

NMPPS Weekly Message

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NMPPS Weekly Message

Monday, February 26, 2024

Reading For the Love of It!

There are lots of reading activities happening in the library this month. Would your child like to be entered into the 'Where Do You Read?' draw? If so, please send a photo of them reading - it could be at home, at the bus stop, with your cat, etc. - to

The month's activities will end with a Community Library Drop In! Come to the library to meet many of the 'book people' in Regent Park, and to read with your child.

What: Community Library Drop In

Where: Nelson Mandela Library 

When: Thursday, February 29th - 3:30-5 pm

Who: Mandela parents/children

Mandela School T-Shirts For Sale

Order online from the comfort of your home and the school will deliver the shirt directly to your child! Haven't used School Cash Online, see below for more information.

You can revisit school cash online to make multiple purchases if you would like to buy multiple shirts of the same size, such as 3 Youth S Black Short Sleeve T-Shirts

Hot Lunch

Hot Lunch is open to all students at any time during the school year. The menu for our hot lunch program will be shared with families on a monthly basis. The cost for March is $30. The hot lunch program is optional. March Hot Lunch Menu 

Travelling abroad for March Break? Measles is just a plane ride away.

Last week, TPH announced an investigation of a confirmed case of measles linked to travel. This virus continues to spread in many parts of the world. If you are planning to leave the country over March Break, get the best protection for you and your loved ones by staying up-to-date with your routine vaccines, including the measles vaccine.

These vaccines are available from your primary health care provider or at a TPH community clinic for school-aged children, by appointment. Visit for more information.

If you are unsure of your child’s vaccination status, check their yellow card (Ontario Immunization Record), TPH’s Immunization Connect Ontario (ICON) or by speaking with their primary health care provider.

To learn more, visit or contact TPH at, or 416-338-7600 (TTY: 416-392-0658), Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Nelson Mandela Park P.S.

As part of the Toronto District School Board, we value

  • each and every student;

  • a strong public education system;

  • a partnership of students, schools, family and community;

  • the uniqueness and diversity of our students and our community;

  • the commitment and skills of our staff;

  • equity, innovation, accountability and accessibility; and

  • learning environments that are safe, nurturing, positive and respectful.

As a school we continue to focus on:

Academic Achievement

  • Numeracy – Addressing educator learning needs in understanding the student numeracy learning continuum

  • Literacy – Comprehensive literacy with a focus on using Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy.


  • Promoting an anti-oppressive stance within an explicit focus on confronting anti-black racism


  • Building staff strategies to support student coping skills to build feelings of optimism and safety