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North Agincourt Junior Public School: Parent E-Communication Updates

Dear North A Families,

We hope that your child(ren) had a fantastic first month of school. We enjoyed welcoming all of our families at last week’s Curriculum Night and are looking forward to a year full of sharing in activities and celebrations of learning together. 

We will be sending Parent E-Communication Updates every few months. The hope is that throughout the year, we will have student leaders write articles for the e-communication, as we wish to celebrate their voice and hone our Junior student’s leadership potential. The North Agincourt JPS Website will be updated sporadically throughout the year. Please do not hesitate to contact the school at 416-396-6490 if you have any questions or concerns.

Warmest regards,

Ms. Chadha and The North Agincourt Team


2023-2024 Staff

In late September, we began the reorganization process and as a result, some students’ classes were shifted or reorganized to meet the needs of our school community. Due to the switches, we had to say goodbye to some staff at North Agincourt Junior Public School. We are very grateful and fortunate to have had them here during their time. :

  • Ms. Spizzirri
  • Mr. Chu 


  • Ms. Taylor-Allum (JSK - English)
  • Ms. Wang (Special Education)

Therefore our staff is as follows:

Any general queries need to be directed to the office staff at (416) 396- 6490.



Should your child(ren) be sick, please ensure that they are kept home. Please call Safe Arrival at 416-396-6490.  



If your child eats lunch at school, please ensure that you send your child with their lunches in the morning. Please remember we have a Bommerrang Luch system (students dispose of their own garbage at home). Kindly ensure that your children are sent with cutlery, as we do not have any at the office. Thank you for understanding!


Parking Lot Safety Concerns

Are you making safe decisions? - Alberta Motor Association

North A Families,

Please ensure that if you are walking your children to the back pavement, you do so by following along the path. It is important that families DO NOT cut through the parking lot. Please hold your child(ren)’s hand(s). As you are aware, we have several buses and families here in the mornings so we ask for your cooperation to ensure student safety. It is highly recommended that all families walk to school and follow the designated paths. 

Just a reminder, only North A staff may park in our parking lot. 


Start of Year Forms

The Start of Year forms (listed below) were to be delivered by IT Services to all TDSB students digitally through Permission Click this week. 

Permission to Participate in Off-Site Walking Excursions

Student Media Release Consent (for School/TDSB Events)

Student Media Release Consent (Media Organizations)

Permission to Leave School in Severe Weather Conditions (Grades 6-12)

Use of Personal Email Address

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation

Medical Information Form (511E)

Code of Conduct

Code of Online Conduct

Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources

If you did not receive these forms via email or require help completing them, please contact Kathy.Kouretsos@tdsb.o.ca and Nancy.Gledhill@tdsb.on.ca to request that they be sent again. 


Parent Concern Protocol

Please view the Parent Concern Protocol. Should our families have any concerns, the first point of contact should be the homeroom teacher. 

If you have an issue to discuss with your child’s teacher, please make an appointment to see him/her. A convenient time will be arranged for a phone conversation or in-person/virtual meeting. If your child informs you of a concern, please be sure to:

  • Connect with the teacher first and find out what happened from all sources
  • Keep an open mind (there may be details that you may not be aware of)
  • Remember, we are here to ensure that your child is successful and has a positive experience at our school

Through conversation with your child’s teachers, many queries and concerns could be addressed. 




Everyone learns most effectively in a safe environment. To that end, we know that home and school must work together as active partners to maintain a safe learning environment and to help each student develop the self-discipline, appropriate behaviours, and skills necessary to become responsible members of a democratic society. In accordance with Ministry and  Board policies and procedures, our guidelines,  expectations, and rules are designed to help students develop these attributes. 

In the schoolyard, we work hard to ensure student safety. Guidelines for safe yard use are regularly  brought to the attention of our students through announcements, in-class instruction and close supervision on the yard. We anticipate that parents and caregivers will support our guidelines, review them with their children and reinforce them when using the schoolyard outside school hours. 

Rough body contact in sports and games is not permitted. This includes play-fighting, pushing, shoving, wrestling, body-checking, kicking, etc.  

Bullying, through physical aggression or teasing, is not tolerated at North Agincourt. We emphasize that students use only respectful language and tone.  

Behaviour that threatens the safety or well-being of anyone at North Agincourt is taken very seriously. When negative behaviours such as bullying, discrimination, hateful words or physical violence occur, the school staff will respond appropriately to ensure the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and community. 

Depending on the nature of the specific incident, the consequences for negative behaviour may include reprimands and warnings,  detentions, in-school suspensions, withdrawal from activities or events, formal suspensions, police involvement, and, in rare cases,  recommendations for expulsion from the Toronto District School  Board.

Student Expectations 

∙ to be treated with respect and dignity by all members of  the school community 

∙ to be offered a well-rounded course of study 

∙ to learn in an environment where they feel safe  and secure and where individual differences are  recognized and respected 

Parent Expectations 

∙ to be treated with respect and dignity by all members  of the school community 

∙ to receive regular communication from the school regarding student progress, attendance, and behaviour 

∙ to be kept informed of school activities and initiatives 

Staff Expectations 

∙ to be treated with respect and dignity by all members of  the school community 

∙ to have the support and co-operation of parents, staff,  and students while fulfilling their responsibilities to  provide a quality educational experience for all children 

∙ to work in an environment where they feel safe, secure and where individual differences are recognized and respected

Student Responsibilities 

▪ to show respect for themselves and others, the school and its property, and  the property of others 

▪ to come to school prepared, on time, and ready to learn 

▪ to refrain from behaving in any manner which may compromise the safety of themselves or others 

▪ to follow the established rules and take responsibility for their own actions

Parent Responsibilities 

▪ to support the efforts of school staff in maintaining a safe and respectful  learning environment for all students 

▪ to become familiar with the school's Code of Conduct, and to assist their children in following these  guidelines designed for everyone's safety and enjoyment 

▪ to ensure that their children attend school regularly, on time, appropriately dressed, and well-prepared to learn 

▪ to communicate regularly with the school and to promptly report their  children's absence or late arrival

Staff Responsibilities 

▪ to show respect for themselves and others, the school and its property, and  the property of others 

▪ to offer a quality educational experience to all students and help them work  to their full potential and develop their self-worth 

▪ to maintain and enforce consistent standards of behaviour for all students 

▪ to communicate regularly and meaningfully with parents

In the event that some older students may have a cell phone, they are not permitted to use their cell phones during school hours. They are forbidden from taking pictures of staff or students without permission. The North A staff discourage cell phones from being brought to school as our students do not require them. Any cell phones that are brought to school must be powered off and placed in their backpacks for safe keeping. The school is not responsible for lost or damaged cell phones. 

Please go over the rules with your child(ren). Cooperation with parents and staff enables us to create a school environment where all can flourish, as we are all on board about abiding by the rules and maximizing our time in enhancing positive relationships with one another.

Student Communication During the School Day

We are kindly requesting that parents refrain from texting, calling or messaging their child during the instructional day.  

Instructional time in the classroom is very valuable, parents are asked to call the school in the event of an emergency. Should any parent need to contact their child, please call the office at 416-396-6490 and we will ensure that they are connected with you.


Dogs are not allowed on school property at any time. Many people are surprised to learn that TDSB Policy prohibits dogs (leashed or unleashed) from being on school property. Section 6.10 PR523 Access to School Premises prohibits canines on our properties “at any time” (except for service animals).


Transportation Eligibility

As in previous years, transportation is provided for students who meet the following criteria:

oJunior Kindergarten-Grade 5: More than 1.6 km from the school and within the catchment area (school bus service)

oGrades 6: More than 3.2 km from the school and within the catchment area (normally TTC service, some exceptions for school bus service - Empty Seat Application)

For more information please visit this website: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/EarlyYears/Kindergarten/Transportation/Routes-and-Times If you have general inquiries, please contact the number located on the website.

If you have any queries regarding bussing, please contact 416-394-4287. Staff at North Agincourt Junior Public School do not make decisions regarding bus transportation. 


Learn about Ontario’s revised language curriculum for Grades 1 to 8. The curriculum was issued in the Spring of 2023 for implementation in September 2023.

Language, Grades 1 to 8: A Guide for Parents

Learn about Ontario’s elementary math curriculum for Grades 1 to 8 (2020).

Math, Grade 1 to 8: A Guide for Parents

School Year Calendar

Please take a look at the school year calendar’s PA Days and holidays. 2023 2024 School Year Calendar Elementary.doc.pdf


Parent Resources 

The TDSB parent resources are full of valuable information including how to get involved, homework tips, community resources and more. https://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Innovation/ForParents


What If My Child Is Sick?  Can they still go to school?


Students, teachers, school staff, and visitors should continue to self-screen for symptoms of illness every day before going to school.

Families can use the COVID‑19 school and child care screening tool to assess their child(ren) for symptoms. The results will tell you:

  • if you should go to school or stay home
  • what to do next

Free Prescription Glasses: CLEARLY👈

  • Sharing this Clearly promotion for free glasses for kids 10 years old and under! 
  • Downtown Location: 315 Queen Street West, (647) 499-3998

**Please note, that the school should not be contacted regarding this. We are merely sharing this information.



SPIRIT WEEK - December 18  to 22, 2022







Festive Sweater


Dress in your Best Sparkle and Bling Day

Red and Green Day

Blue and White - Snow


Pyjama Day

I hope we can all come together to show our school spirit. 

This is only for those students who want to participate. 

Neither of the days recommended attire is mandatory.


The following link will help you learn how to access School Messenger: 


Have a Question or Concern? Our office team can help.

Attendance, Parent Inquiries, Safe Arrival & Registration, School Information, School Schedule, General Inquiries, Special Education, School Council, Academic & Safety Concerns - NorthAgincourtPSJr@tdsb.on.ca


Attention to all Parents/Caregivers

Nominations for School Council 2022-2023 will be open from October 4-12, 2022

Nominations are due by October 12, 2022.


Nomination Form

How School Council Elections Work

Roles on School Council

Q & A

Welcome Letter - September 6, 2022

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Dear North A Families,

Welcome to all of our new and returning families for the 2022-2023 school year! My name is Puja Nikki Chadha and I am the new Principal of North Agincourt. We hope that you had a wonderful, relaxing summer and are looking forward to the new year. Parents play an integral role in the education of children and we look to you as partners in your child’s education journey. 

We encourage you to check the North Agincourt JPS Website for updates on upcoming events and activities. Please ensure that you have provided us with your current email address, as school-wide newsletters and parent communication will be forwarded via email throughout the year. Please send an email to NorthAgincourtJPS@tdsb.on.ca your most updated email address and any questions you may have. 

The entire North Agincourt staff has been working tirelessly to ensure we are ready to welcome back our students on Wednesday, September 7th, 2022. The classrooms are thoughtfully organized and ready to welcome learners in all grade levels in a manner that will be inviting, and challenging and provide the environment necessary for students to succeed. We would like to thank our office staff, Ms. Gledhill and Ms. Fan, for working tirelessly to prepare the school for the start of the year. 

We are continuing on a journey of creating a welcoming, positive, and accepting school climate where our students, families, and staff can thrive. It is our hope that you quickly feel at home at North Agincourt J.P.S. Our School Council does wonderful work for our school and if you would like to get involved at North Agincourt, the School Council would be a great place to start.

Please remember to call Safe Arrival at 416-396-6490 if your child is going to be late or absent. A critical part of school success is students’ presence in the classroom.  Please make every effort to get your child to school regularly and on time.  The daily entry bell is at 8:20 a.m. Students are not permitted to be on school property prior to 8:05 am without parental supervision due to safety concerns. Our staff will be on yard duty at 8:05 am. Our lunch is from 11:05 to 12:05 pm daily.

Our school is a mask-friendly environment. Students are welcome to wear a mask if they wish to do so. Students should continue to do a daily self-assessment before entering school. We do ask that should your child be sick, please keep them home until they have recovered. We are waiting on an updated screening tool from the Ministry and will share it as soon as it is available. Please ensure that the office is contacted if you are keeping your child home due to illness. The TDSB continues to follow guidance from the Ministry of Education and Toronto Public Health to keep our school communities safe. Read more about health and safety practices related to COVID-19: 


Some of you may have already been contacted by your child’s teacher, as they chose to take time out of their summer holiday to do so. Other parents should be receiving an email from your child’s teacher today, which is the first day teachers return to work. 

On Wednesday, September 7th, your child will need to stand in line on the pavement. Please refer to this North A Entry Map. We ask that parents drop off their child(ren) and then immediately stand at the perimeter of the pavement so that all of our students can meet with their classes. Your consideration will be greatly appreciated. We will have staff holding class signs and wearing vests to assist your child(ren) and you tomorrow. To assist us in ensuring the smoothest transition back to school, please see the list of teachers below, along with the door your child will be entering and exiting from.

Please note, only students who will be taking the bus will be allowed to leave by the front door of the school.

On the first day of school, please have your child meet their teacher at the following locations:

Door 2 (South door):

Grade 1/2 English Room 2(Mr. Porter)

Grade 1 French Immersion Room 5 (Mme. Sribavan)

Grade 2/3 English Room 22 (Mrs. Sharma)

Grade 4 Middle French Immersion Room 24 (Mme. Hicken)

Grade 4/5 French Immersion Room 25 (Mme. Scanlon)

Grade 5/6 French Immersion Room 21 (Mme. Ravichandra)

Door 3 (North door):

Grade 3/4 English Room 26 (Mr. Wong) 

Grade 5/6 English Room 27 (Ms. Fou-Tsang)

Grade 6 Extended French Room 28

(Mrs. Taylor-Allum (AM), Mme. Denov (PM))

Door 2C (Kindergarten Space):

JK/SK English Room 4 (Mrs. Spizzirri and Ms. Xu)

JK/SK French A Room 7 (Ms. Tkachova)

JK/SK French B Room 9 (Mme. Semaan (AM), Mme. Sinanansingh (PM), Mme. Veeramalay)

Portable 2: Grade 3/4 French Immersion (Mme. Dima)

Portable 3: Grade 2 French Immersion (Mme. Petrin)

Portable 4: Grade 4 Middle French Immersion (Mme. Caraiani)

Portable 5: Grade 2/3 French Immersion (Mme. Dilanian)

We firmly believe in maintaining a strong partnership between our students, staff, and families, and look forward to another dynamic school year at North Agincourt J.P.S.

Warmest regards,

Ms. Chadha



2022/2023 English Kindergarten Registration

Register Now!

English Kindergarten Registration Begins in February.

For children turning 4 in 2022 (born in 2018).

Registration for all TDSB English Kindergarten programs begins in February. All registrations are to be completed using the TDSB’s Online Registration System. Following your online registration you will contacted by the school to complete the process via zoom.

For more information, please click here.

All applicants must live in the North Agincourt Attendance Area for regular program. North Agincourt is closed to Optional Attendance.

For further information on English Kindergarten, Attendance Area and Optional Attendance Status please visit tdsb.on.ca.

In order to register your child you are required to provide the following original documents for photocopying:

  • Proof of age (birth certificate or passport)
  • Proof of address (two pieces of identification that show your address, such as a purchase agreement and hydro bill)
  • 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, Toronto, for a TDSB school admission letter.

Please note: only parents or legal guardians can register a child for TDSB programs.

TDSB French Programs

The timelines for applying for French Programs for September 2022 has past. Late applications will only be considered for students living in TDSB designated school areas if space is available. North Agincourt JPS is closed to Optional Attendance.

Early French Immersion which begins in JK/SK (for September 2022 only). Applications must have been completed online between

November 1, 2021 and November 26, 2021.

Middle French Immersion which begins in Grade 4. Applications must have been completed online between

January 3, 2022 and January 28, 2022.

**Please note that the Extended French Program is being phased out across TDSB.**

Bell Times

In order to provide the best possible program for students, it is necessary for them to attend school regularly and on time.  The Education Act states that it is the responsibility of the parent (or guardian) to ensure that their children attend school regularly, until the age of 18.

Students who arrive late to school tend to do so more regularly in the mornings. As noted in previous 'Updates' it is a healthy habit to walk to school and the traffic loop out front of North Agincourt JPS is often congested and very slow.

To help families plan their mornings we are providing a reminder of bell times and letting your know that staff are in the yard beginning at 8:05 to assist with COVID-19 safety precaution routines prior to the beginning of class. Students will be expected to go to their cohort space in the morning and family members will be required to remain at a specified location beyond these spaces. DON'T FORGET TO SEND SIGNED HEALTH PASSES EVERY DAY.

8:05 AM - Supervision begins. Students are to remain in their designated area. Health Screening verification begins.

8:20 AM - Classes begin.

9:30 AM - Recess (children will have outdoor, supervised play in designated areas for their cohort)

˜10:45 AM - Lunches will be eaten in classrooms with teacher supervision (time is approximate)

11:05 AM - Lunch break begins, Lunchroom Supervisors (LRS) and teachers are present for outdoor supervision (inclement weather procedures include indoor supervision)

12:05 PM - Classes begin.

1:25 PM - Recess (children will have outdoor, supervised play in designated areas for their cohort)

2:50 PM - Classes end, students MUST be picked up promptly at this time.

Everyone is asked to leave school property promptly at dismissal to maintain COVID-19 cohorting and physical distancing.

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