Nelson Mandela Park Public School

NMPPS Weekly Message

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NMPPS Weekly Message

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Grade 1/2C - Ms. Angela's - C ross-curricular Investigation of Community, Belonging, and Identity

1/2C is engaging in a cross-curricular investigation of community, belonging, and identity. Through the use of rich mentor texts, technology, and collaboration students are investigating their community. First, we looked at pictures from our community, discussed and wrote about our favourite places, and represented our writing with loose parts. Then we read the book, Sisters From the 6ix, and looked at the different roles people within our community hold. Then students worked in small groups to fill in a Frayer Model Chart about the people and places and activities within Regent Park. 

Students then engaged in a discussion about challenges in the community. We took a community walk with iPads to document different challenges we see. Students documented positive challenges like the monkey bars and choosing a book from the Book Bank. Students also noticed negative challenges such as; littering, a lack of bike racks, cigarettes in planters and have been thinking of creative solutions to these problems. 

Now the 1/2s are working on turning their documentation into an interactive presentation. We’re excited to see where this investigation takes us. 

Daily Announcements

Each morning at 9:20 AM we have our daily announcements. At that time we listen to the Land Acknowledgement, O Canada, Allyship Pledge and information related to the Days of Significance and Heritage Months. This is followed by announcements about what is happening in the school such as clubs and sports. Click on the link and you can read the same announcements that are shared each day with our students.  NMPPS Daily Announcements  Alternatively, you can go to the Nelson Mandela school website and you will see a link saying Daily Announcements Page on the top right corner.


Summer School at Nelson Mandela

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TDSB  Summer Music Camp 2024

We are excited to share that the registration for TDSB summer music and art camp is now open.

Our camps welcome young artists and musicians of all skill levels, offering diverse programs including band, orchestra, strings, and personalized instruction. It is not simply a place but a chance to develop participants’ skills, build friendships, and celebrate in an exciting final concert.

The camps are running in four different locations including day camps or overnight staying at Mono Cliff Outdoor education center in July.

Detail is available on our website .


Important Measles Update from Toronto Public Health

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted routine vaccinations, leading to an increase in measles cases globally. Cases have also been detected here in Toronto. Measles is a very contagious disease that spreads easily through the air or touching contaminated surfaces.
If a measles case is identified at school, undervaccinated/unvaccinated staff and students (without documented immunity) may be excluded for 21 days to prevent further spread of the virus. This highlights the importance of ensuring your and your child’s measles vaccinations are up-to-date to protect them and the school community.

Read the Letter for more details  


Trustee Williams Newsletter - Budget Town Halls

Read the latest newsletter from Trustee Deborah Williams here: Trustee Williams Newsletter - Budget Town Halls

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