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Reminder: All TDSB elementary (JK-8) and secondary (9-12) schools will be closed to students on Friday, February 21, 2020 as a result of a full strike by members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF). All TDSB schools will re-open to students on Monday, February 24, 2020.
Read more about the programs and services that will be impacted.

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Your child is involved in learning activities designed to develop good character and help children make good choices. Our focus this month has been on TEAMWORK.
 

Your child can show teamwork by:

•helping to complete a household chore with other members of the family

• working with peers in a group to complete school assignments

• participating in a sport and working as part of a team to be successful

• taking responsibility in household chores for the benefit of the family

Questions to discuss with your child:

• What does it mean to be a team player at home and to be an integral part of the family?

• How do you deal appropriately with conflict when it occurs during teamwork?

• What are some of the ways to resolve some of the arguments that occur at home?

• Sometimes a teammate may have to make a sacrifice so that the team can succeed. What does this mean?

Projects to do together:

• Play games as a family to develop teamwork and good sportsmanship.

• Participate in sports or leisure activities together and encourage communication including active listening.

Encouraging kindness and caring in your child:

• Stress the importance of teamwork and the aspects of being a team player that make being on a team worthwhile.

• Stress the importance of willing to work and play with others at school, in the home, and in the community.

• Share a story that will help your child understand that sometimes “fair” does not mean “equal.”

 

Thank you for supporting our Character Development program.