Newsletters


Student Journalism Club

If you haven’t already done so, take a look at the latest issue of Queen A Buzz written by the student journalism club. Students who contribute articles get their own copy, otherwise it can be found online at https://issuu.com/queenabuzznews. Students don't necessarily have to attend the Journalism Club meetings all the time if they want to contribute an article. Please connect with Ms Liu if students have submission proposals.

 

2018-2019 News

First School Council Meeting!

Our first school council meeting will be on Monday, September 24th at 6:00 p.m. in the school library. All parent(s)/ guardian(s) are welcome! Please consider either volunteering on a committee or consider nomination for School Council Executive position. An excellent way to be involved in your child’s education is to attend School Council meetings. If you are interested in taking on the position of Chair, Treasurer or Secretary , please fill out the form attached and return it to the school by Monday, September 24th, 2018 (copies of the form are also available in the main office). This form is only required for executive positions (e.g., Chair). 

 

Meet the teacher night

Thank you to everyone who came out to our annual Meet the Teacher Night. It was so nice to meet everyone! We extend a special welcome to all the new families joining us! Thank you to the families who donated gift cards to the two Queen Alexandra families who have been displaced by the Parliament Street fire! They were appreciated!

 

DROP IN BASKETBALL

Queen A's drop in basketball with our community officer will start again on Tuesday after school in the big gym! See you every Tuesday at 3:15! Other sports news coming soon! 

 

Me to We

Queen A's "Me to We" club has started again. Please see  Ms Donald, Ms Griffith or Ms Liu for more information. Have fun at the "WE DAY" event next week! 

https://www.we.org/we-day/we-day-events/toronto/  

 

Indigenous Languages

If students have an interest in learning an Indigenous Language (e.g., Ojibway / Anishinaabe), please send an email to mervi.salo@tdsb.on.ca and if there are a few students interested, then she will engage resources to provide interested Queen Alexandra M.S. students with additional language learning opportunities. This can be open to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

 

Guidance Information ( from Ms. Domenico):

The guidance schedule at Queen Alexandra is Monday afternoons and all day on Thursday.  Ms Domenico has started her classroom rounds and hopes to have an opportunity to see everyone in class by mid-October.  If you need to meet/speak, her contact information is susan.domenico@tdsb.on.ca and she can arrange a mutually convenient time for a discussion.

 

Please find some useful information below

Free Tutoring resources:

https://tvo.org/education

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/teens/learning.jsp

Grade 8 families: 

Please note that the updated information nights for all high schools is on the TDSB website, but is “still under construction” so some changes may be made. 

http://www.tdsb.on.ca/High-School/Going-to-High-School/Open-Houses-and-Information-Nights

TDSB offers an updated Parent site with some good resources around schools and mental health:

http://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Innovation/ForParents

 

September 7, 2018

Bienvenue, biindigen, Tekwanonwerá:tons, welcome back to all of our students and families! We hope that a safe and enjoyable summer was had by all, and that everyone is well-rested and ready to bring their best to Queen Alexandra M.S.  We are all looking forward to an exciting new school year filled with new challenges and opportunities. Staff members have been busy over the last week preparing classrooms for the students and planning for the upcoming school year.  A very special thank you to our caretaking staff, who have done a super job of making the school shine and ready for the first day. We are all very excited about the 2018-2019 school year and we look forward to working with students, parents, and staff to make Queen  A an outstanding place to learn and grow. Encourage your child to take advantage of the teams and clubs that we have at Queen A.  The extra-curricular opportunities enhance your child’s middle school experience, teach them how to organize their time, how to work with others, and help them develop into responsible young men and women. We are all looking forward to an exciting year!  Good luck to all!  This year's "meet the teacher night" is on Thursday, September 13th at 6:30 p.m. Also, a friendly reminder that the first day package of forms were due to the office today. If you have not submitted them yet, can you return the forms asap?

 

September 1, 2018

Welcome back, we hope you are all excited and ready for the new school year!  As you may have seen over the summer, our back field is getting a much needed face-lift, which we expect to be finished sometime in the early Fall.  Until this work has been completed, the back field of the school will not be accessible to students, so for this reason, on the first day of school we ask that students report to the south side of the building, (the area just north of Kintyre Ave.), where grade 8s will find their class lists, and grade 6 and 7 students will be met by staff members who will bring them into the school at the bell, and then the students will meet their homeroom teachers in our large gym, and then proceed to their classrooms.  We are looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Good luck to everyone in the 2018/2019 school year.