Final Newsletter for the 2019-2020

School Year

Have a Safe and Enjoyable Summer!

Upcoming Dates

Labour Day - No School

September 8 - First Day of Class for Students

Greetings from Rawlinson

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the students, staff and Rawlinson families for welcoming me into your learning community. The 2019-2020 school year has been eventful and historical and the world outside of our windows has changed.  These events are significant and will be part of your story, your narrative.  And you, our Rawlinson learning community will be a part of our story, our narrative.  Thank you for learning alongside us this year and we look forward to learning from and with you next year.

On behalf of the Rawlinson staff and the Rawlinson SAC we wish all of our families a safe and relaxing summer!

Report Cards

Report cards are being sent out via email to families.  If you do not receive your report card by end of day today, please send us an email at erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca, edward.vella@tdsb.on.ca or jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca

Secondary Program Review Interim Report 

The Interim Report of the Secondary Program Review was presented to Trustees last month, a first step in the development of a plan to address the inequities and imbalances throughout our current system. This report supports our next step forward as we start to re-imagine and re-draw our system in consultation and collaboration with our communities to enhance equity and support the achievement and well-being of each and every student in the TDSB, now and in the future.

We want to hear from you! Any recommendations made through this process will have an impact on current elementary students, as young as Grade 1. Our plan, if approved by Trustees in the fall, will create the roadmap for changes to our secondary schools and programs over the next 8 to 10 years. 

No specific schools have been named for consolidation and no further steps will be taken without extensive local community consultation. Over the next four months, students, parents, staff and community members can continue to provide feedback and further insight through delegations and their local Trustee, by email to secondaryreview@tdsb.on.ca or on our online form. The Secondary Program Review Final Report will be presented to the Board in October 2020. 

Retirements

Ms Beemer is Retiring

Karen Beemer is retiring after an amazing career with TDSB. She would like to acknowledge all the students and families she has worked with over the years and wish them the very best.

The staff at Rawlinson are wishing Ms Beemer the very best in her new adventure.

Ms Bailey is Retiring

Thank you to everyone who was able to join our Google Retirement Party for Ms. Bailey. It was so nice to get together and hear all the wonderful ways in which Ms. Bailey has influenced students, parents, guardians, caregivers and staff. Happy Retirement Ms. Bailey!

Volunteers

This week we would like to recognize all of  the volunteers who helped out during the school in a variety of ways: School Council,Pizza Lunches, Class trips, Scientist in the school, celebrations, reading stories, helping with learning centres, helping teachers, organising lost and found etc….The following is not a complete list, we thank everyone for helping to make Rawlinson a Rocking Place and apologize for any names missing. Please see below for volunteers who were recognized in previous newsletters.

Paulet S., Cheridal B., Noam S., Alanna B., Leila C., Michael C. Vincent C., Ivor C., Kate G.,Jodi G., Tricia H., Paulette K. Christella M., Barbara P., Tania P., David R., Sophia R., Lilian S., Jeanne “Gina” T., Maha T., Lora W., Vanessa A., Bill L. Tammy D., Tammy F., Nordan P.,Romy M., Erin O.,Jessica P.,Hana A.

Sandra C , Thomas M,  Jodie F,  Elizabeth P ,Fazia A,Nikki N, Luke R, Sayer D, Jordana L, Leventhal,C. Symes I. Boudakov ,K.Mentier , A. Wahbe , J.Behan, M. Behan , O. Kalaritis , A.Tso,M. Dawson,A,Spear,R., Z.Colebatch,V. Gallegos, A.Graham,R. Golan, M.Mangao , J.Weiss, .Stenges, Ms. Javier, E. Maraj, F. Delosreyes, A. Orom, M. Power, J. Ship, R. Zborovski, H.Naestle, N.De Gasperis Tedesco, J. Cattuci,C. Estrada,C.Hypolite, S.Hypolite, R. Criscione,A. Fullerton,M.Veneleinan, Maha,Cristina,Delia, Leah,A. Tso, B.Barrie, K.Ralston, A. Dawson, K. Sharp, S. Cohen, T. McDermott, J. Ferrante, E.Peixoto,F. Ali,N. Nicastro, L. Radoch,S. Detling-Edsall, J. Leventhal-Vermaat, Mrs. Leventhal

Volunteers (From June 15)

We would normally have our Volunteer Tea in June which we plan on rescheduling in the fall. In the meantime we would like to start by thanking our wonderful Nutrition program volunteers:  Bill L, Tammy F, Sophia R, Fazia A, Rheana C, Adrienne T,  Rebecca Z. Your dedication and commitment to our students is outstanding! We appreciate your early morning commitment in getting our snack ready for our students who eagerly look forward to them. A special thank you to  Paulet S. who has been a long time volunteer supervisor.  We thank you for your commitment to the nutrition program and so many other initiatives you took on. Students will surely miss your sense of humour and knowing that you always had snacks available for them. We wish you all the best, Paulet!   

 Volunteers (From June 22)

This week we would like to recognize all of  the volunteers who helped our Library Learning Commons. Thank you to everyone who donated the beautiful plants, sewed the beautiful pillows and reshelved our books.  We all appreciate your dedication and commitment to our students!

School Council Final Meeting and Meet and Greet

We had our last school council meeting on Monday, June 22nd at 7pm.  Thank you to everyone who was able to attend. Congratulations to the Rawli Community for adapting to the virtual world during these unprecedented times.

Teddy Bear Picnic

Thanks to our Rawlinson School Council (SAC) who hosted our annual Teddy Bear Picnic for all Kindergarten families virtually for the first time!  It was so nice to see everyone and their teddy bears!  

Remote Learning Gallery

Mr. Dewey’s Class

 Room 215’s Virtual Learning

Cm by Cm by Virtual Room 215 The students in Virtual Room 215 were learning how to measure objects using standard and non-standard units. They used their understanding to illustrate a Canadian version of the story Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni.

Virtual Room 215's Favourite Recipes The students in Virtual Room 215 share their favourite recipes after learning how to write a procedure from reading and creating recipes at home.

Mme Shembri’s Class

"We are Committed" is a culmination of the conversations around social justice that we have had throughout the year. The students have had courageous conversations and are taking a step towards making positive changes in their communities and for themselves. This is how they plan on making a difference. 

 We are Committed

Virtual Grade 8 Graduation

Thank you to everyone who was able to help Rawlinson in congratulating our 2019-2020 Graduates virtually.  We are so proud of all of you!

Yasmin A.

Alexander B.

Kaitlyn F.

Anna L.

Oliver R.

Oscar B.

Raymond G.

Claire M.

Luliana S.

Murat B.

Timea G.

Maverick M.

Geminii S.A.

Fabian B.

Athanasia G-T.

Maria M.C.

Akeelia S.

Lucas C.

Csaba H.

Georgia M.

Maxim T.

Mason C-R.

Reka H.

Saige M.

Tavaris T-P.

Meesha C.

Jahmeah H.

Obi O.

Tyneisa W.

Jordi C.

Hamzah K.

Stevie P.

Anyla W.

Zaria D.P.

Isaiah K.

Abteen P.

Nardos Y.

Adjoa E.

Grace L.

Arra R.

Samantha F.

Lamario R.

Reminders:

A Message for our Student Athletes

Given that the end of the school year is upon us, we would like to share our goodbye wishes with you!  We invite you to do the same.  

See our wishes and post your own message here: https://sites.google.com/tdsb.on.ca/timeforgym/message-wall 

Click on the pink + symbol at the bottom right corner.

Mr. McIntosh and Mrs. Wells

Pizza Lunch 

We have missed many pizza lunches due to the mandatory school closures.  Families have the option to have their funds returned or have the funds put towards next year’s pizza lunches.   Please complete the pizza lunch survey to let us know your preference.  You can also call the school at 416-394-3080 and leave your child(ren)’s name, your contact information and your preference.   

Summer School Rawlinson

Another Summer School Opportunity for Rawlinson Students.

PreK through grade 2.  Please contact erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca or jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca  should you have any questions.  The highlights of the program are below.

August 12 to August 28, 2020

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The Journey to Success- Remote Early Years Summer Learning Experience Program:

  • Provides foundational early literacy and numeracy experiences through rich and inclusive learning opportunities
  • Nurtures positive self-identity, confidence and self-awareness
  • Reflect children’s interests, families and communities connections
  • Focuses on play-based learning and inquiry
  • Strengthen community-school relationships
  • Honours family as the child’s first teachers
  • Founded on responsive relationships

Register by July 6, 2020

Click the link to register: https://bit.ly/EarlyLearnersReg

Welcome to Kindergarten at Rawlinson Google Meets

It was so nice to get to meet our newest members of Rawlinson virtually! Thank you to our dedicated Teachers, ECE’s and School Council Chair. Please check out our Kindergarten Virtual Classrooms:

http://bit.ly/RawlinsonFI

http://bit.ly/RawlinsonJK

FAQ from the evening:

When do we know when classes will resume in September?

We take our direction from the Minister of Education.  An announcement is expected next week to let us know the plans for September.

Will there be two jk classes?

There are 3 JK/SK classes for next year.

When do we find out who our child's teacher will be?

Traditionally, lists are posted outside the school on the Friday before the September long weekend.

If kindergarten becomes online, how will that work.? 

Depending on what the Minister of Education announces, the TDSB will provide us with details on how your child will be learning. 

What is the typical class size?

Our classes are currently projected at 29

Do all three classes have a DECE and teacher?

Yes

Is the 8:15am start time the same for all GRADES or just JK?

Yes, all students have the same entry time.

What are the Before and After Care Programs at Rawlinson?

Heather Repton, RECE

Supervisor - Rawlinson Before & After Care

231 Glenholme Ave. York, ON, M6E 3C7

phone: 647 207-3037

email: rawlinson@lefca.org

St. Albans - Boys and Girls Club only provides after care.  http://www.stalbansclub.ca/

Are JK and SK students in the same classroom?

JK and SK kids are in the same classroom 

When does the French Immersion program begin?

SK

Who do we reach out to if we have more questions?

erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca

edward.vella@tdsb.on.ca

jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca

rawlinsonsac@gmail.com




Draft School Year Calendar

The TDSB’s draft 2020-21 school year calendar has been posted to the website at https://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/School-Year-Calendar/2020-2021-Calendar.

Please note that the calendar has not yet been approved by the Ministry of Education. The Ministry has indicated that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, school year calendars are not being considered for approval at this time. For the latest information, including any updates regarding the TDSB’s 2020-21 school year calendar, please continue to check https://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/School-Year-Calendar/2020-2021-Calendar.  

Rawlinson Library Learning Commons

The Toronto Public Library continues to transform in the face of their closures!  Check out their new website with lots of ways to connect from home!  Lots of resources en français too! Mme Karen


Twitter

Don’t forget to follow us  @TDSB_Rawlinson

New this week:  Please check  for weekly updates and click on the images for different activities.

 Mr. Vella's Office 

TDSB Virtual Library

The TDSB Virtual Library is growing with a few vendors that have temporarily given us access to their resources!  Scroll down to the bottom on the ReadWatchLearn page.

TumbleBooks is an amazing ebook vendor that has opportunities for the students to watch/listen to books read aloud or read aloud themselves.  Tumble Books has texts in French and English and the resources are updated often!  Tumble Math provides opportunities for students to read a text and learn about mathematical concepts related to that book.  Finally, Teen Book Cloud has great resources for students in Junior and Intermediate grades.  Happy discovery! Mme Devonish-Mazzotta

Resources: 

1)       Remote Learning/Device Support for Parents/Guardians:

To receive assistance with questions about logging in, account issues or connecting to Wi-Fi, please email studentdevicesupport@tdsb.on.ca.  Please be sure to include your child’s name and school along with your name. Learn more here.

 2)    TDSB Children’s Mental Health

Please see the below link for ideas for staying mentally healthy.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vR0P7wO24TST8dC4ROM6S5qzAaLM6pJdpT_q1gt69crODmsaygPzj2xbvGhqwjcbtRYPtLNraiyAYtf/pub?start=true&loop=false&delayms=5000&slide=id.p

 3)    TDSB Community Support and Resources Page

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Elementary-School/Supporting-You/Health-Active-Living/Coronavirus/Community-Supports-and-Resources

 4)        Special Services at Home program

Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, has temporarily expanded their list of eligible expenses under the Special Services at Home program to support people and their families while community-based activities and settings are closed.

The changes will  allow families to use funding for goods and services that may make it easier for them to stay at home during physical distancing. Please share this link with your families if you feel they can benefit: Special Services at Home

5)      Hands Up Toronto 

Hands up Toronto is providing $25 worth of food per child in the home.  Families complete the Google form below, and consent to being contacted by Hand Up Toronto, to arrange for a food delivery.  

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIqcMEBCpzpQXr_S9K2BmdGab_PFTnGHcZU0Ex00tKRNhQKQ/viewform

Rawlinson Library Link

Be sure to check out our Library Link for resources:

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/library/HOME/schoolno/6367

École Communautaire Rawlinson Community School

231 Glenholme Avenue

Toronto, ON M6E 3C7

Telephone: 416-394-3080 Fax: 416-394-4159

Rawlinson School website: http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/rawlinson/Home.aspx

Principal

Erin Altosaar 

erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca

Vice-Principal

Edward Vella

edward.vella@tdsb.on.ca

Vice-Principal

Jemaine Wallace

jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca

SAC Chair

Alexis Dawson 

rawlinsonsac@gmail.com

Reminders:

A Message for our Student Athletes

Given that the end of the school year is upon us, we would like to share our goodbye wishes with you!  We invite you to do the same.  

See our wishes and post your own message here: https://sites.google.com/tdsb.on.ca/timeforgym/message-wall 

Click on the pink + symbol at the bottom right corner.

 Mr. McIntosh and Mrs. Wells

Pizza Lunch 

We have missed many pizza lunches due to the mandatory school closures.  Families have the option to have their funds returned or have the funds put towards next year’s pizza lunches.   Please complete the pizza lunch survey to let us know your preference.  You can also call the school at 416-394-3080 and leave your child(ren)’s name, your contact information and your preference.   

Summer School Rawlinson

Another Summer School Opportunity for Rawlinson Students.

PreK through grade 2.  Please contact erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca or jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca  should you have any questions.  The highlights of the program are below.

August 12 to August 28, 2020

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The Journey to Success- Remote Early Years Summer Learning Experience Program:

  • Provides foundational early literacy and numeracy experiences through rich and inclusive learning opportunities
  • Nurtures positive self-identity, confidence and self-awareness
  • Reflect children’s interests, families and communities connections
  • Focuses on play-based learning and inquiry
  • Strengthen community-school relationships
  • Honours family as the child’s first teachers
  • Founded on responsive relationships

Register by July 6, 2020

Click the link to register: https://bit.ly/EarlyLearnersReg

Welcome to Kindergarten at Rawlinson Google Meets

It was so nice to get to meet our newest members of Rawlinson virtually! Thank you to our dedicated Teachers, ECE’s and School Council Chair. Please check out our Kindergarten Virtual Classrooms:

http://bit.ly/RawlinsonFI

http://bit.ly/RawlinsonJK

FAQ from the evening:

When do we know when classes will resume in September?

We take our direction from the Minister of Education.  An announcement is expected next week to let us know the plans for September.

Will there be two jk classes?

There are 3 JK/SK classes for next year.

When do we find out who our child's teacher will be?

Traditionally, lists are posted outside the school on the Friday before the September long weekend.

If kindergarten becomes online, how will that work.? 

Depending on what the Minister of Education announces, the TDSB will provide us with details on how your child will be learning. 

What is the typical class size?

Our classes are currently projected at 29

Do all three classes have a DECE and teacher?

Yes

Is the 8:15am start time the same for all GRADES or just JK?

Yes, all students have the same entry time.

What are the Before and After Care Programs at Rawlinson?

Heather Repton, RECE

Supervisor - Rawlinson Before & After Care

231 Glenholme Ave. York, ON, M6E 3C7

phone: 647 207-3037

email: rawlinson@lefca.org

St. Albans - Boys and Girls Club only provides after care.  http://www.stalbansclub.ca/

Are JK and SK students in the same classroom?

JK and SK kids are in the same classroom 

When does the French Immersion program begin?

SK

Who do we reach out to if we have more questions?

erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca

edward.vella@tdsb.on.ca

jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca

rawlinsonsac@gmail.comDraft School Year Calendar

The TDSB’s draft 2020-21 school year calendar has been posted to the website at https://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/School-Year-Calendar/2020-2021-Calendar.

Please note that the calendar has not yet been approved by the Ministry of Education. The Ministry has indicated that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, school year calendars are not being considered for approval at this time. For the latest information, including any updates regarding the TDSB’s 2020-21 school year calendar, please continue to check https://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/School-Year-Calendar/2020-2021-Calendar.  

Rawlinson Library Learning Commons

The Toronto Public Library continues to transform in the face of their closures!  Check out their new website with lots of ways to connect from home!  Lots of resources en français too! Mme Karen

Twitter

Don’t forget to follow us  @TDSB_Rawlinson

New this week:  Please check  for weekly updates and click on the images for different activities.

 Mr. Vella's Office 

TDSB Virtual Library

The TDSB Virtual Library is growing with a few vendors that have temporarily given us access to their resources!  Scroll down to the bottom on the ReadWatchLearn page.

TumbleBooks is an amazing ebook vendor that has opportunities for the students to watch/listen to books read aloud or read aloud themselves.  Tumble Books has texts in French and English and the resources are updated often!  Tumble Math provides opportunities for students to read a text and learn about mathematical concepts related to that book.  Finally, Teen Book Cloud has great resources for students in Junior and Intermediate grades.  Happy discovery! Mme Devonish-Mazzotta

Resources: 

1)       Remote Learning/Device Support for Parents/Guardians:

To receive assistance with questions about logging in, account issues or connecting to Wi-Fi, please email studentdevicesupport@tdsb.on.ca.  Please be sure to include your child’s name and school along with your name. Learn more here.

 2) TDSB Children’s Mental Health

Please see the below link for ideas for staying mentally healthy.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vR0P7wO24TST8dC4ROM6S5qzAaLM6pJdpT_q1gt69crODmsaygPzj2xbvGhqwjcbtRYPtLNraiyAYtf/pub?start=true&loop=false&delayms=5000&slide=id.p

 3) TDSB Community Support and Resources Page

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Elementary-School/Supporting-You/Health-Active-Living/Coronavirus/Community-Supports-and-Resources

 4)        Special Services at Home program

Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, has temporarily expanded their list of eligible expenses under the Special Services at Home program to support people and their families while community-based activities and settings are closed.

The changes will  allow families to use funding for goods and services that may make it easier for them to stay at home during physical distancing. Please share this link with your families if you feel they can benefit: Special Services at Home

5)      Hands Up Toronto 

Hands up Toronto is providing $25 worth of food per child in the home.  Families complete the Google form below, and consent to being contacted by Hand Up Toronto, to arrange for a food delivery.  

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIqcMEBCpzpQXr_S9K2BmdGab_PFTnGHcZU0Ex00tKRNhQKQ/viewform

Rawlinson Library Link

Be sure to check out our Library Link for resources:

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/library/HOME/schoolno/6367

École Communautaire Rawlinson Community School

231 Glenholme Avenue

Toronto, ON M6E 3C7

Telephone: 416-394-3080 Fax: 416-394-4159

Rawlinson School website: http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/rawlinson/Home.aspx

Principal

Erin Altosaar 

erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca

Vice-Principal

Edward Vella

edward.vella@tdsb.on.ca

Vice-Principal

Jemaine Wallace

jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca

SAC Chair

Alexis Dawson 

rawlinsonsac@gmail.com


Grade 8 Grad Photos Submitted by Families

Congratulations to our 2020 Graduates! Please view the following link for photos of our Graduating Rawli  Rockets! We are proud of you all!



June 22-26, 2020

June is National Indigenous Peoples History Month

June is Pride Month

June is Portuguese-Speaking Heritage Month

June is Italian Heritage Month

Upcoming Dates

June 22nd (7:00 pm)          SAC meeting and meet and greet (details below)

June 23rd (10 am)              Teddy Bear Picnic (details below)

June 24  (3:00-3:30pm)      Ms. Bailey’s Retirement Celebration (details below)                         

June 25   (3:30pm)             Rawlinson’s Grade 8 Graduation. (details and meet code will be available early next week)

June 26                              Last day of school

Greetings from Rawlinson

Please join all of our staff at Rawlinson in congratulating our 2019-2020 Graduates.  We are so proud of all of you!

Alexander B.

Kaitlyn F.

Anna L.

Oliver R.

Oscar B.

Raymond G.

Claire M.

Luliana S.

Murat B.

Timea G.

Maverick M.

Geminii S.A.

Fabian B.

Athanasia G-T.

Maria M.C.

Akeelia S.

Lucas C.

Csaba H.

Georgia M.

Maxim T.

Mason C-R.

Reka H.

Saige M.

Tavaris T-P.

Meesha C.

Jahmeah H.

Obi O.

Tyneisa W.

Jordi C.

Hamzah K.

Stevie P.

Anyla W.

Zaria D.P.

Isaiah K.

Abteen P.

Nardos Y.

Adjoa E.

Grace L.

Arra R.

Samantha F.

Lamario R.

We will be hosting a google celebration for our grads and their families on Thursday, June 25th at 3:30pm.  Details and meet information will be sent to grad families early next week.  Our formal graduation will be fall 2020.

Volunteers

This week we would like to recognize all of  the volunteers who helped our Library Learning Commons. Thank you to everyone who donated the beautiful plants, sewed the beautiful pillows and reshelved our books.  We all appreciate your dedication and commitment to our students! 

School Council Final Meeting and Meet and Greet

We will be having our last school council meeting on Monday, June 22nd at 7pm.  We will look at the year in review and also talk about possible plans for the 2020-2021 school year.  The meet code and information on how to access the google meet will be sent to all families.  We look forward to seeing you.

Teddy Bear Picnic

The Rawlinson School Council (SAC) invites all Kindergarten families to join us next Tuesday at our annual Teddy Bear Picnic!

Bring your picnic blanket and favourite stuffie along for a fun, online adventure that will include a

TIME: 10:00-10:40am

LOCATION: ZOOM (link and instructions to be forwarded to Kindergarten families next week) 

All family members welcome! Can't wait to see you! 

A Message for our Student Athletes

Given that the end of the school year is upon us, we would like to share our goodbye wishes with you!  We invite you to do the same.  

See our wishes and post your own message here: https://sites.google.com/tdsb.on.ca/timeforgym/message-wall 

Click on the pink + symbol at the bottom right corner.

Mr. McIntosh and Mrs. Wells

Welcome to Kindergarten at Rawlinson Google Meets

It was so nice to get to meet our newest members of Rawlinson virtually! Thank you to our dedicated Teachers, ECE’s and School Council Chair. Please check out our Kindergarten Virtual Classrooms:

http://bit.ly/RawlinsonFI

http://bit.ly/RawlinsonJK

FAQ from the evening:

When do we know when classes will resume in September?

We take our direction from the Minister of Education.  An announcement was made today.  More details will follow. 

Will there be two jk classes?

There are 3 JK/SK classes for next year.

 When do we find out who our child's teacher will be?

Traditionally, lists are posted outside the school on the Friday before the September long weekend.

What is the typical class size?

Our classes are currently projected at 29

 Do all three classes have a DECE and teacher?

Yes

Is the 8:15am start time the same for all GRADES or just JK?

Yes, all students have the same entry time.

 What are the Before and After Care Programs at Rawlinson?

LEF Heather Repton Supervisor - Rawlinson Before & After Care

phone: 647 207-3037

email: rawlinson@lefca.org

- St. Albans - Boys and Girls Club only provides after care.  http://www.stalbansclub.ca/

 Are JK and SK students in the same classroom?

JK and SK kids are in the same classroom 

When does the French Immersion program begin?

SK

Who do we reach out to if we have more questions?

erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca

edward.vella@tdsb.on.ca

jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca

rawlinsonsac@gmail.com

Remote Learning Gallery

Music at Rawlinson

Mr. Prager’s classes are working on a Summer Jams mixtape for music class. Mr. Prager pointed the students towards a bunch of free online music-making tools and he is collecting them below.

The tracklist can be found on slide 2 of this slideshow. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSwntP7Xu7UiPbcWnsnD0x_wmVB4ax7CetZd2yJvR6BzeDJGJV5p9TsYDlRi5lfFnOlquAAn6_NW-Uo/pub?start=true&loop=false&delayms=3000

Reminders:

Ms Bailey is Retiring

After almost 30 years in education, Ms Bailey has decided to embark on a new adventure, retirement.  We thank her for many years of service to the Rawlinson learning community.  

We will be having a google meet to say goodbye to Ms Bailey on Wednesday, June 24th from 3-3:30pm.  More details and the google meet link will be shared shortly.  If you are unable to attend the google meet, we invite you to share your fond memories with Ms Bailey and you can send them to her at ellen.bailey@tdsb.on.ca  

Learning of Staff and Resources for Families

As a staff and as a learning community, it is our personal and collective responsibility to confront anti-Black racism and other forms of hate.  Staff have met this week to build our knowledge and many left with more questions than answers.  We will be continuing our learning over the summer.

A resource this evening that families may be interested in:

Pizza Lunch 

We have missed many pizza lunches due to the mandatory school closures.  Families have the option to have their funds returned or have the funds put towards next year’s pizza lunches.   Please complete the pizza lunch survey to let us know your preference.  You can also call the school at 416-394-3080 and leave your child(ren)’s name, your contact information and your preference.    

 Time for Gym website UPDATED WEEKLY

Hey Rawlinson. A new feature of the Time for Gym website is an Interview page. Mrs Wells, Mr. McIntosh and several other teachers have been interviewed. A new teacher is being featured daily on the site. 

To find out how your teachers stay active and healthy keep checking out the following links:

https://sites.google.com/tdsb.on.ca/timeforgym/welcome,https://sites.google.com/tdsb.on.ca/timeforgym/new-interviews

Should you want to make a video of yourself, we would love to see it and with your permission post it as well. 

Summer School Rawlinson

Another Summer School Opportunity for Rawlinson Students.

PreK through grade 2

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The Journey to Success- Remote Early Years Summer Learning Experience Program:

  • Provides foundational early literacy and numeracy experiences through rich and inclusive learning opportunities
  • Nurtures positive self-identity, confidence and self-awareness
  • Reflect children’s interests, families and communities connections
  • Focuses on play-based learning and inquiry
  • Strengthen community-school relationships
  • Honours family as the child’s first teachers
  • Founded on responsive relationships

Register by June 24, 2020

Click the link to register: https://bit.ly/EarlyLearnersReg

 For more information, you can visit the TDSB summer school web site

Or through the online google form

Draft School Year Calendar

The TDSB’s draft 2020-21 school year calendar has been posted to the website at https://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/School-Year-Calendar/2020-2021-Calendar.

Please note that the calendar has not yet been approved by the Ministry of Education. The Ministry has indicated that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, school year calendars are not being considered for approval at this time. For the latest information, including any updates regarding the TDSB’s 2020-21 school year calendar, please continue to check https://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/School-Year-Calendar/2020-2021-Calendar.  

Rawlinson Library Learning Commons

The Toronto Public Library continues to transform in the face of their closures!  Check out their new website with lots of ways to connect from home!  Lots of resources en français too! Mme Karen

Twitter

Don’t forget to follow us  @TDSB_Rawlinson

New this week:  Please check  for weekly updates and click on the images for different activities.

 Mr. Vella's Office 

TDSB Virtual Library

The TDSB Virtual Library is growing with a few vendors that have temporarily given us access to their resources!  Scroll down to the bottom on the ReadWatchLearn page.

TumbleBooks is an amazing ebook vendor that has opportunities for the students to watch/listen to books read aloud or read aloud themselves.  Tumble Books has texts in French and English and the resources are updated often!  Tumble Math provides opportunities for students to read a text and learn about mathematical concepts related to that book.  Finally, Teen Book Cloud has great resources for students in Junior and Intermediate grades.  Happy discovery! Mme Devonish-Mazzotta

Resources: 

 1) TDSB Children’s Mental Health

Please see the below link for ideas for staying mentally healthy.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vR0P7wO24TST8dC4ROM6S5qzAaLM6pJdpT_q1gt69crODmsaygPzj2xbvGhqwjcbtRYPtLNraiyAYtf/pub?start=true&loop=false&delayms=5000&slide=id.p

 2) TDSB Community Support and Resources Page

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Elementary-School/Supporting-You/Health-Active-Living/Coronavirus/Community-Supports-and-Resources

 3)        Special Services at Home program

Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, has temporarily expanded their list of eligible expenses under the Special Services at Home program to support people and their families while community-based activities and settings are closed.

The changes will  allow families to use funding for goods and services that may make it easier for them to stay at home during physical distancing. Please share this link with your families if you feel they can benefit: Special Services at Home

4)      Hands Up Toronto 

Hands up Toronto is providing $25 worth of food per child in the home.  Families complete the Google form below, and consent to being contacted by Hand Up Toronto, to arrange for a food delivery.  

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIqcMEBCpzpQXr_S9K2BmdGab_PFTnGHcZU0Ex00tKRNhQKQ/viewform

Rawlinson Library Link

Be sure to check out our Library Link for resources:

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/library/HOME/schoolno/6367

École Communautaire Rawlinson Community School

231 Glenholme Avenue

Toronto, ON M6E 3C7

Telephone: 416-394-3080 Fax: 416-394-4159

Rawlinson School website: http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/rawlinson/Home.aspx

Principal

Erin Altosaar 

erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca

Vice-Principal

Edward Vella

edward.vella@tdsb.on.ca

Vice-Principal

Jemaine Wallace

jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca

SAC Chair

Alexis Dawson 

rawlinsonsac@gmail.com

June 15-19, 2020

June is National Indigenous Peoples History Month

June is Pride Month

June is Portuguese-Speaking Heritage Month

June is Italian Heritage Month

Upcoming Dates

June 15th                    Retrieval of Personal Belongings (see schedule below)

June 17th (6:30pm)    Welcome to SK FI Google Meet 

June 18                        Jump Rope for Health Day (details below)

June 18th (6:30 pm)    Welcome to JK Google Meet

June 22nd (7:00 pm)   SAC meeting and meet and greet (details to follow)

June 23rd (10 am)       Teddy Bear Picnic (details to follow)

Greetings from Rawlinson

Ms Bailey is Retiring

After almost 30 years in education, Ms Bailey has decided to embark on a new adventure, retirement.  We thank her for many years of service to the Rawlinson learning community.  She has readily shared her knowledge, her wealth of experience and her stories and artifacts particularly around Remembrance Day when she has created annually a meaningful and informative display in the front hall with artifacts and information about her father’s contributions during World War II.

Ms Bailey looks back on her years and memories of her time at Rawlinson with fondness and has truly enjoyed working with her students, families and colleagues.  She is looking forward to pursuing her hobbies which include: music, reading, travelling and seeing friends.  

We will be having a google meet to say goodbye to Ms Bailey on Wednesday, June 24th from 3-3:30pm.  More details and the google meet link will be shared shortly.  If you are unable to attend the google meet, we invite you to share your fond memories with Ms Bailey and you can send them to her at ellen.bailey@tdsb.on.ca  

Ms Bailey, we thank you for shaping not only the lives of your students but also your colleagues.  We have all learned from you.  We look forward to you returning for a visit when it is safe to do so.

With gratitude and best wishes,

The Staff at Rawlinson

Pride Flag

Thanks to our caretakers for raising Rawlinson’s Pride flag. Be sure to check it out on your social distancing walks.

Learning of Staff and Resources for Families

As a staff and as a learning community, it is our personal and collective responsibility to confront anti-Black racism and other forms of hate.  To begin and continue our learning, staff have been provided with some resources and articles and they have been challenged to choose one resource from the list and read it.  Reflect on it.  Share it with someone (a neighbour, a friend, a partner, a parent/guardian, your children, a colleague) and discuss.  And then to pick another resource and read it.  Share it with someone (a neighbour, a friend, a partner, your children, a colleague) and discuss.  As a staff, we will be having conversations before the end of the school year to build our knowledge on how to best support our students to ensure that equity and inclusion drive the learning experiences of our students.

Some resources that may be beneficial to families include:

 The TDSB Virtual Library features children’s books read aloud, on the subjects: I Can Do Anything!, Black Heroes, and Black lives matter, prepared by TDSB educators

Something Happened in Our Town A Child's Story About Racial Injustice  This reading of the children’s book offers multiple perspectives and can promote a conversation with all learners as there is something for children and adults.

Anti-Racism Resources for all ages  Cooke, N. A. (2020, May 30). Anti-Racism Resources for all ages. [A project of the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair at the University of South Carolina]. 

Volunteers

We would normally have our Volunteer Tea in June which we plan on rescheduling in the fall. In the meantime we would like to start by thanking our wonderful Nutrition program volunteers:  Bill L, Tammy F, Sophia R, Fazia A, Rheana C, Adrienne T,  Rebecca Z. Your dedication and commitment to our students is outstanding! We appreciate your early morning commitment in getting our snack ready for our students who eagerly look forward to them. A special thank you to  Paulet S. who has been a long time volunteer supervisor.  We thank you for your commitment to the nutrition program and so many other initiatives you took on. Students will surely miss your sense of humour and knowing that you always had snacks available for them. We wish you all the best, Paulet!     

Pizza Lunch 

We have missed many pizza lunches due to the mandatory school closures.  Families have the option to have their funds returned or have the funds put towards next year’s pizza lunches.   Please complete the pizza lunch survey to let us know your preference.  You can also call the school at 416-394-3080 and leave your child(ren)’s name, your contact information and your preference. 

 Jump Rope for Health Day - Thursday June 18

Mrs. Wells, Mr. McIntosh and Mr. Zikos will host two virtual (Google Meet) jump rope sessions on Thursday, June 18.  Grades K-3  will be invited between 1:00-1:30 and Grades 4-8 will be invited between 2:00-2:30.  Everyone is welcome to join for all or part of their designated half hour session. 

On the website:  https://sites.google.com/tdsb.on.ca/timeforgym/fitness-activities  you can find several videos (courtesy of the Ship family) of skipping activities you can set up at your house. These are just ideas but you can certainly include other activities that you think of. 

If you don't have ropes, you can still participate!  Come and dribble a ball or come and dance!  DJ Wells will be in the house!

 Google Meet links are below and will be posted on each Google classroom as well. 

Grades K-3:

https://meet.google.com/dcr-ukye-qjv

Grades 4-8:

https://meet.google.com/zzc-xwbb-qrg

SAC Meeting and Meet and Greet

We will be having our last school council meeting on Time for Gym website 

Hey Rawlinson. A new feature of the Time for Gym website is an Interview page. Mrs Wells, Mr. McIntosh and several other teachers have been interviewed. A new teacher is being featured daily on the site. 

To find out how your teachers stay active and healthy keep checking out the following links:

https://sites.google.com/tdsb.on.ca/timeforgym/welcome,https://sites.google.com/tdsb.on.ca/timeforgym/new-interviews

Should you want to make a video of yourself, we would love to see it and with your permission post it as well. 

Cooking with Mrs. Wells

 Mrs. Wells invited Grades K-3 into her kitchen on Wednesday, so that she could share her smoothie recipe. Here is the video!  

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WcE5cPk2tXwQyKkM9ZVbJt2sfuqNQHGw 

Remote Learning Gallery

Grade Five Science

PROJECTS

Social Studies

PROJECTS

Mme Bastien’s  Class 

Poetry by Mme Bornstein’s Class

IMG-9072.MOV

Reminders:

Welcome to Kindergarten at Rawlinson!

Please Join us for a google meet on:

Wednesday June 17- French Immersion

Thursday June 18 – Junior Kindergarten

@ 6:30 pm

Please RSVP by Monday June 15 and we will send you the link to the meet and our virtual classrooms.

The Kindergarten staff and Rawlinson Administration look forward to meeting with everyone. 

Grade 8 Graduation

We met with grads and their parents/caregivers on Wednesday and have many great ideas on how to celebrate our grads.  An email has been sent to all grade 8 families.  We will be setting up a link on our website for grads and we welcome pictures of our grads with their parent(s)/caregiver(s).  We will also be sending families a google meet with date and time so that we can all celebrate our graduates together.  Please send your photo to your teacher or to one of us at:

erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca

edward.vella@tdsb.on.ca

jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca 

If you did not receive the email, please contact us via email or by phone at 416-394-3080 and we will get you the necessary information.

Extracurricular Opportunity

Retrieval of Student Belongings from Rawlinson

Many families have been retrieving their belongings this week from Rawlinson.   The TDSB has a comprehensive protocol — developed in consultation with the Ministry of Education and Toronto Public Health — and guidelines that will allow for the retrieval of personal belongings.  Anything that is not collected will be bagged, labelled and stored until Rawlinson reopens.  

We have staggered times by LAST NAME.  Please use the first initial of your youngest child’s last name to determine your scheduled time.

Parents/guardians/caregivers and students are expected to go directly to classrooms and/or lockers, gather belongings and promptly leave the school. Plan to be in the building for no longer than 15 minutes (additional time will be allotted for students/parents/caregivers retrieving items for more than one child), only during your scheduled time.

Our last scheduled day to retrieve belongings is Monday, June 15th:

9-10 am Last name begins with U-V

10:30-11:30   Last name begins with W-Z

12-3pm Families can email to arrange a time to retrieve belongings  at rawlinson@tdsb.on.ca.

Epi-pens and inhalers can be picked up in the office if needed.

Summer School Rawlinson

 For more information, you can visit the TDSB summer school web site

Or through the online google form

Draft School Year Calendar

The TDSB’s draft 2020-21 school year calendar has been posted to the website at https://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/School-Year-Calendar/2020-2021-Calendar.

Please note that the calendar has not yet been approved by the Ministry of Education. The Ministry has indicated that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, school year calendars are not being considered for approval at this time. For the latest information, including any updates regarding the TDSB’s 2020-21 school year calendar, please continue to check https://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/School-Year-Calendar/2020-2021-Calendar.  

Sun Safe Behaviour

This spring and summer, the Toronto District School Board and Toronto Public Health want kids to be safe while playing outdoors.

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, please follow all guidelines from Toronto Public Health, including social distancing.

Getting students outside and active is good for their health but too much sun can have serious side-effects, including burns, eye damage, premature aging of the skin and skin cancer. We encourage all students to practice sun safety.

What exactly does sun safe behaviour look like?

Rawlinson Library Learning Commons

The Toronto Public Library continues to transform in the face of their closures!  Check out their new website with lots of ways to connect from home!  Lots of resources en français too! Mme Karen

Twitter

Don’t forget to follow us  @TDSB_Rawlinson

New this week:  Please check  for weekly updates and click on the images for different activities.

 Mr. Vella's Office 

TDSB Virtual Library

The TDSB Virtual Library is growing with a few vendors that have temporarily given us access to their resources!  Scroll down to the bottom on the ReadWatchLearn page.

TumbleBooks is an amazing ebook vendor that has opportunities for the students to watch/listen to books read aloud or read aloud themselves.  Tumble Books has texts in French and English and the resources are updated often!  Tumble Math provides opportunities for students to read a text and learn about mathematical concepts related to that book.  Finally, Teen Book Cloud has great resources for students in Junior and Intermediate grades.  Happy discovery! Mme Devonish-Mazzotta

Resources: 

1)       Remote Learning/Device Support for Parents/Guardians:

To receive assistance with questions about logging in, account issues or connecting to Wi-Fi, please email studentdevicesupport@tdsb.on.ca.  Please be sure to include your child’s name and school along with your name. Learn more here.

 2) TDSB Children’s Mental Health

Please see the below link for ideas for staying mentally healthy.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vR0P7wO24TST8dC4ROM6S5qzAaLM6pJdpT_q1gt69crODmsaygPzj2xbvGhqwjcbtRYPtLNraiyAYtf/pub?start=true&loop=false&delayms=5000&slide=id.p

 3) TDSB Community Support and Resources Page

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Elementary-School/Supporting-You/Health-Active-Living/Coronavirus/Community-Supports-and-Resources

 4)        Special Services at Home program

Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, has temporarily expanded their list of eligible expenses under the Special Services at Home program to support people and their families while community-based activities and settings are closed.

The changes will  allow families to use funding for goods and services that may make it easier for them to stay at home during physical distancing. Please share this link with your families if you feel they can benefit: Special Services at Home

5)      Hands Up Toronto 

Hands up Toronto is providing $25 worth of food per child in the home.  Families complete the Google form below, and consent to being contacted by Hand Up Toronto, to arrange for a food delivery.  

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIqcMEBCpzpQXr_S9K2BmdGab_PFTnGHcZU0Ex00tKRNhQKQ/viewform

Rawlinson Library Link

Be sure to check out our Library Link for resources:

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/library/HOME/schoolno/6367

École Communautaire Rawlinson Community School

231 Glenholme Avenue

Toronto, ON M6E 3C7

Telephone: 416-394-3080 Fax: 416-394-4159

Rawlinson School website: http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/rawlinson/Home.aspx

Principal

Erin Altosaar 

erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca

Vice-Principal

Edward Vella

edward.vella@tdsb.on.ca

Vice-Principal

Jemaine Wallace

jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca

SAC Chair

Alexis Dawson 

rawlinsonsac@gmail.com

June 8-12

June is…

National Indigenous Peoples History Month

Pride Month

Portuguese Speaking Heritage Month

Italian Heritage Month

Upcoming Dates

June 9-16th                    Retrieval of Personal Belongings (see schedule below)

June 16th (10am)           Teddy Bear Picnic (details to follow)

June 17th (6:30pm)       Welcome to SK FI Google Meet 

June 18th (afternoon)   Jump Rope Google Meet Sessions (details to follow)

June 22nd (7pm)           SAC meeting and meet and greet (details to follow)

Greetings from Rawlinson

This is a difficult time. Acts of anti-Black racism continue to plague our system, city, North America and beyond. As a staff, we are experiencing a range of emotions and with that uncertainty on how best to support our students and families.

We know that silence gives permission and as educators, we cannot be silent when injustice occurs.  We must begin with the learning of the adults in the building in order to support our students to ensure that equity and inclusion drive the learning experiences of our students. 

As a staff, we need to continue to learn and recognize that these conversations will be uncomfortable.  We must listen and learn from the Black community and the multiple books that exist on how to combat racism. As a staff and as a learning community, it is our personal and collective responsibility to confront anti-Black racism and other forms of hate.

Some resources that we have found and have been shared with us to support families (both staff and community)  include: 

This Saturday at 10 a.m., Sesame Street is joining with CNN for a 60 minute special called, Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism.  Please click on the link below for details:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/02/us/cnn-sesame-street-standing-up-to-racism/index.html?fbclid=IwAR26d-YjUJiDMDT38uX2h69KVXcjnJA2vyvZ3aiUF-32sJvL2djmZ9jP1sU

Something Happened in Our Town A Child's Story About Racial Injustice  This reading of the children’s book offers multiple perspectives and can promote a conversation with all learners as there is something for children and adults.

Resources for talking about race, racism, racialized violence with kids; talking about racism with kids and justice: a list for parents, caregivers and educators: raising race conscious children

There is a lot of work to be done learning about equity and anti-oppression and as a staff we will continue to engage in conversations to determine the best ways to support students through distance learning and we will be sharing additional resources, as they become available, to support the conversation at home.

As always, we welcome your questions, concerns and/or ideas.  You can reach the main phone line which is picked up several times a day at 416-394-3080 or you can reach us online at:

rawlinsonsac@gmail.com 

erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca

edward.vella@tdsb.on.ca

jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca

Welcome to Kindergarten at Rawlinson!

Please Join us for a google meet on:

Wednesday June 17- French Immersion

Thursday June 18 – Junior Kindergarten

@ 6:30 pm

Please RSVP by Monday June 15 and we will send you the link to the meet and our virtual classrooms.

The Kindergarten staff and Rawlinson Administration look forward to meeting with everyone. 

Recent News from the TDSB

Statement from TDSB Chair Robin Pilkey and Director John Malloy

Remote Learning Gallery

Grade 8 Graduation

We met with grads and their parents/caregivers on Wednesday and have many great ideas on how to celebrate our grads.  An email will be coming to grade 8 families shortly with all of the details.  In the meantime, please note that we will be setting up a link on our website for grads and we welcome pictures of our grads with their parent(s)/caregiver(s).  Please send your photo to your teacher or to one of us at:

erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca

edward.vella@tdsb.on.ca

jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca Retrieval of Student Belongings from Rawlinson

We know that students and families are eager to gather their belongings and return items (i.e. library books) to Rawlinson.  The TDSB has now finalized a comprehensive protocol — developed in consultation with the Ministry of Education and Toronto Public Health — and guidelines that will allow for the retrieval of personal belongings beginning the week of June 8, 2020. It is not mandatory to come to the school to pick up belongings and students or parents/guardians should only visit the school if absolutely necessary. Anything that is not collected will be bagged, labelled and stored until Rawlinson reopens.  

We have staggered times by LAST NAME.  Please use the first initial of your youngest child’s last name to determine your scheduled time.

Parents/guardians/caregivers and students are expected to go directly to classrooms and/or lockers, gather belongings and promptly leave the school. Plan to be in the building for no longer than 15 minutes (additional time will be allotted for students/parents/caregivers retrieving items for more than one child), only during your scheduled time.

Bring a backpack or bag for your belongings.

If you have extenuating circumstances that prevent you from coming at your scheduled time, please email us at rawlinson@tdsb.on.ca.

* additional times for families to schedule a time if they are unable to come during their scheduled time.

Epi-pens and inhalers can be picked up in the office if needed.

Summer Programs – TDSB - Don't forget to register for Summer School At Rawlinson!

 For more information, you can visit the TDSB summer school web site

Or through the online google form

International Languages Elementary/African Heritage

The International Languages Elementary/African Heritage Program offers language classes to students Kindergarten to Grade 8.  Classes will run from July 6 to 31, 2020 from 1:30 to 4pm.  A minimum of 23 students is required to open a language class.  Remote synchronous learning will be offered.  There is a possibility that language learning may move from remote learning to in-class learning environments in accordance with the ongoing guidance of the Ministry of Education. Registration will be online and open on Monday, May 25, 2020.  More information is available on www.ileprograms.ca

 Community Programs

Adult General Interest courses will be offered in July to continue to engage with existing learners, while increasing the presence and awareness of Learn4Life programs to new learners.  Courses will be offered from July 6 to 31, 2020 through a synchronous online delivery model.  Registration will be available through our website at www.learn4life.ca

Adult ESL

Adult ESL is planning on delivering a remote synchronous learning model, with whole group and small group instruction, from July 6 to July 24, 2020 from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Classes will be five days a week for three weeks. We will also be implementing a modified Portfolio-Based Language Assessment program to include 1 to 2 assessments. The number of classes and levels will be based on student enrollment, interest and funding. More information is available on www.ESLtoronto.ca

  Learn About TDSB Digital Tools – Sessions for Families

We are pleased to announce upcoming sessions for families on some of the digital tools available to students throughout the TDSB. Discovery Education and Knowledgehook will share tips on using these tools to enhance the remote learning experience.  

On Tuesday, June 2, at 6:30pm Discovery Education will host an information session to explore  Discovery Experience, STEM Connects and Math Techbook (Grades K-12). Please register for the Discovery Education session here.

On Wednesday June 3, at 11:00 am and Thursday, June 4 at 4:00 pm Knowledgehook will be hosting a session with tips on how to use key features within the digital resource (Grades 3 - 9).  Please register for the Knowledgehook sessions here.

Please check our TDSB Mathematics for Families website for upcoming sessions.

If you have any questions please contact Centrally Assigned Principal, Wendy Terro.

Pizza Lunch 

We have missed many pizza lunches due to the mandatory school closures.  Families will have the option to have their funds returned or have the funds put towards next year’s pizza lunches.  A short survey will be sent to families early next week to indicate your preference.  Please note, that if you paid cash or by cheque, it may take longer as we do not have access to return funds via cheque as of yet.

Rawlinson Library Learning Commons

The Toronto Public Library continues to transform in the face of their closures!  Check out their new website with lots of ways to connect from home!  Lots of resources en français too! Mme Karen

Twitter

Don’t forget to follow us  @TDSB_Rawlinson

New this week:  Please check  for weekly updates and click on the images for different activities.

 Mr. Vella's Office 

TDSB Virtual Library

The TDSB Virtual Library is growing with a few vendors that have temporarily given us access to their resources!  Scroll down to the bottom on the ReadWatchLearn page.

TumbleBooks is an amazing ebook vendor that has opportunities for the students to watch/listen to books read aloud or read aloud themselves.  Tumble Books has texts in French and English and the resources are updated often!  Tumble Math provides opportunities for students to read a text and learn about mathematical concepts related to that book.  Finally, Teen Book Cloud has great resources for students in Junior and Intermediate grades.  Happy discovery! Mme Devonish-Mazzotta

Resources: 

1)       Remote Learning/Device Support for Parents/Guardians:

To receive assistance with questions about logging in, account issues or connecting to Wi-Fi, please email studentdevicesupport@tdsb.on.ca.  Please be sure to include your child’s name and school along with your name. Learn more here.

 2) TDSB Children’s Mental Health

Please see the below link for ideas for staying mentally healthy.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vR0P7wO24TST8dC4ROM6S5qzAaLM6pJdpT_q1gt69crODmsaygPzj2xbvGhqwjcbtRYPtLNraiyAYtf/pub?start=true&loop=false&delayms=5000&slide=id.p

 3) TDSB Community Support and Resources Page

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Elementary-School/Supporting-You/Health-Active-Living/Coronavirus/Community-Supports-and-Resources

 4)        Special Services at Home program

Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, has temporarily expanded their list of eligible expenses under the Special Services at Home program to support people and their families while community-based activities and settings are closed.

The changes will  allow families to use funding for goods and services that may make it easier for them to stay at home during physical distancing. Please share this link with your families if you feel they can benefit: Special Services at Home

5)      Hands Up Toronto 

Hands up Toronto is providing $25 worth of food per child in the home.  Families complete the Google form below, and consent to being contacted by Hand Up Toronto, to arrange for a food delivery.  

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIqcMEBCpzpQXr_S9K2BmdGab_PFTnGHcZU0Ex00tKRNhQKQ/viewform

Physical Education

We have created a Twitter page for the It's Time for Gym website. The link to the website is in the Twitter bio. The Twitter page can be accessed at @MrsWellsHPE. 

The link to the Gr 1-6 website is https://sites.google.com/tdsb.on.ca/timeforgym/welcome. There is also a Kindergarten It's Time for Gym website. The link is https://sites.google.com/tdsb.on.ca/kindigym/welcome

Stay active and healthy

Mrs. Wells and Mr. McIntosh

Rawlinson Library Link

Be sure to check out our Library Link for resources:

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/library/HOME/schoolno/6367

École Communautaire Rawlinson Community School

231 Glenholme Avenue

Toronto, ON M6E 3C7

Telephone: 416-394-3080 Fax: 416-394-4159

Rawlinson School website: http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/rawlinson/Home.aspx

Principal

Erin Altosaar 

erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca

Vice-Principal

Edward Vella

edward.vella@tdsb.on.ca

Vice-Principal

Jemaine Wallace

jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca

SAC Chair

Alexis Dawson 

rawlinsonsac@gmail.com

June 1 -5, 2020

June is…

National Indigenous Peoples History Month

Greetings from Rawlinson

Mr Wallace, Mr Vella and I had 4 wonderful google class meets with Ms Bailey’s, Mme Armstrong’s, Mr Paskauskas’s and Mme Schembri’s classes this week.  We were able to meet a few pets, learn about new movies and games, catch up with students, sing Happy Birthday and also see the wonder in students’ eyes as they were able to see their friends again.  We will be doing  more meets over the next few weeks and emails will be sent to families with the date and time of the meet and the link that students and families can log into.  

We are missing seeing all of our students and families and in order to plan a few social events before the end of the school year we are asking families, if you haven’t already, to please complete this anonymous short online survey .  This will help us to continue to connect and build our Rawlinson School Community.

As always, we encourage you to also connect with us via phone or by email with any questions, concerns and/or ideas.  You can reach the main phone line which is picked up several times a day at 416-394-3080 please leave your name, your child’s name and a contact number or you can reach us online at:

rawlinsonsac@gmail.com 

erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca

edward.vella@tdsb.on.ca

jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca

Wishing good health to you and your family.

Grade 8 Graduation

We want to send our graduates off by recognizing and celebrating them throughout the month of June.  We will be meeting with students and families virtually on Wednesday, June 3rd to gather ideas about how we can celebrate their growth and achievements during their time at Rawlinson (google meet instructions have been sent to all grade 8 families).  Even if you don’t have a child in grade 8, we welcome your ideas as we want to give our graduates a great ROCKIT launch into high school.  Please share your ideas with us at

rawlinsonsac@gmail.com 

erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca

edward.vella@tdsb.on.ca

jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca 

Or with your teacher, child’s teacher or favourite grad!  

Retrieval of Student Belongings from Rawlinson

We know that students and families are eager to gather their belongings and return items (i.e. library books) to Rawlinson.  The TDSB has now finalized a comprehensive protocol — developed in consultation with the Ministry of Education and Toronto Public Health — and guidelines that will allow for the retrieval of personal belongings beginning the week of June 8, 2020. It is not mandatory to come to the school to pick up belongings and students or parents/guardians should only visit the school if absolutely necessary. Anything that is not collected will be bagged, labelled and stored until Rawlinson reopens.  There are many details and arrangements that we will need to finalize to ensure that all 700 students have access and these details will be sent to families next week.

Remote Learning Gallery

Mandalas and Loose Parts Flowers

Monochromatic Art Challenge

ttps://ago.ca/learn/ago-makes/monochromatic-composition

Please see the link below for a collection of samples of Room 205's monochromatic art challenge from the AGO.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vQjlA4IhhnLpNQslneKcd3fAf0GZ-g3InGmtRVXlM9qlKEU_RjhEVjomsZMYPuJSOWSdsq7X9q61-Yt/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

Physical Education

Students have been asked to try the activities on the Time for Gym website and to send us videos of them in action. There is a “Your Turn” page on the website to feature those who have given the activities a try. Here are two submissions:

https://youtu.be/Sgb0NSdUbp0

https://youtu.be/AUyTt64P88g

Summer Programs – TDSB

 For more information, you can visit the TDSB summer school web site or contact us at the school.

Or through the online google form

International Languages Elementary/African Heritage

The International Languages Elementary/African Heritage Program offers language classes to students Kindergarten to Grade 8.  Classes will run from July 6 to 31, 2020 from 1:30 to 4pm.  A minimum of 23 students is required to open a language class.  Remote synchronous learning will be offered.  There is a possibility that language learning may move from remote learning to in-class learning environments in accordance with the ongoing guidance of the Ministry of Education. Registration will be online and open on Monday, May 25, 2020.  More information is available on www.ileprograms.ca.

www.learn4life.ca. 

Adult ESL

Adult ESL is planning on delivering a remote synchronous learning model, with whole group and small group instruction, from July 6 to July 24, 2020 from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Classes will be five days a week for three weeks. We will also be implementing a modified Portfolio-Based Language Assessment program to include 1 to 2 assessments. The number of classes and levels will be based on student enrollment, interest and funding. More information is available on www.ESLtoronto.ca

  Learn About TDSB Digital Tools – Sessions for Families

We are pleased to announce upcoming sessions for families on some of the digital tools available to students throughout the TDSB. Discovery Education and Knowledgehook will share tips on using these tools to enhance the remote learning experience.  

On Tuesday, June 2, at 6:30pm Discovery Education will host an information session to explore  Discovery Experience, STEM Connects and Math Techbook (Grades K-12). Please register for the Discovery Education session here.

On Wednesday June 3, at 11:00 am and Thursday, June 4 at 4:00 pm Knowledgehook will be hosting a session with tips on how to use key features within the digital resource (Grades 3 - 9).  Please register for the Knowledgehook sessions here.

Please check our TDSB Mathematics for Families website for upcoming sessions.

Reminders:

Pizza Lunch 

We have missed many pizza lunches due to the mandatory school closures.  Families will have the option to have their funds returned or have the funds put towards next year’s pizza lunches.  A short survey will be sent to families next week to indicate your preference.  Please note, that if you paid cash or by cheque, it may take longer as we do not have access to return funds via cheque as of yet.

School Grounds

Rawlinson Library Learning Commons

The Toronto Public Library continues to transform in the face of their closures!  Check out their new website with lots of ways to connect from home!  Lots of resources en français too! Mme Karen

Twitter

Don’t forget to follow us  @TDSB_Rawlinson

New this week:  Please check  for weekly updates and click on the images for different activities.

 Mr. Vella's Office

TDSB Virtual Library

The TDSB Virtual Library is growing with a few vendors that have temporarily given us access to their resources!  Scroll down to the bottom on the ReadWatchLearn page.

TumbleBooks is an amazing ebook vendor that has opportunities for the students to watch/listen to books read aloud or read aloud themselves.  Tumble Books has texts in French and English and the resources are updated often!  Tumble Math provides opportunities for students to read a text and learn about mathematical concepts related to that book.  Finally, Teen Book Cloud has great resources for students in Junior and Intermediate grades.  Happy discovery! Mme Devonish-Mazzotta

Resources: 

1)       Remote Learning/Device Support for Parents/Guardians:

To receive assistance with questions about logging in, account issues or connecting to Wi-Fi, please email studentdevicesupport@tdsb.on.ca.  Please be sure to include your child’s name and school along with your name. Learn more here.

 2)

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vR0P7wO24TST8dC4ROM6S5qzAaLM6pJdpT_q1gt69crODmsaygPzj2xbvGhqwjcbtRYPtLNraiyAYtf/pub?start=true&loop=false&delayms=5000&slide=id.p

 3)

 4)   

The changes will  allow families to use funding for goods and services that may make it easier for them to stay at home during physical distancing. Please share this link with your families if you feel they can benefit: Special Services at Home

5)     

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIqcMEBCpzpQXr_S9K2BmdGab_PFTnGHcZU0Ex00tKRNhQKQ/viewform

Physical Education

We have created a Twitter page for the It's Time for Gym website. The link to the website is in the Twitter bio. The Twitter page can be accessed at @MrsWellsHPE. 

The link to the Gr 1-6 website is https://sites.google.com/tdsb.on.ca/timeforgym/welcome. There is also a Kindergarten It's Time for Gym website. The link is https://sites.google.com/tdsb.on.ca/kindigym/welcome

Stay active and healthy

Mrs. Wells and Mr. McIntosh

Rawlinson Library Link

Be sure to check out our Library Link for resources:

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/library/HOME/schoolno/6367

École Communautaire Rawlinson Community School

231 Glenholme Avenue

Toronto, ON M6E 3C7

Telephone: 416-394-3080 Fax: 416-394-4159

Rawlinson School website: http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/rawlinson/Home.aspx

Principal

Erin Altosaar 

erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca

Vice-Principal

Edward Vella

edward.vella@tdsb.on.ca

Vice-Principal

Jemaine Wallace

jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca

SAC Chair

Alexis Dawson 

rawlinsonsac@gmail.com




May 25-29, 2020
May is…
 
 
Greetings from Rawlinson
Dear Rawlinson Families,
We are missing seeing all of our students and families.  As we now know that we aren’t returning to Rawlinson for the 2019-2020 school year, we are looking for new and innovative ways to engage our students and our families.  
As parents, we understand that this situation is different for everyone and we also recognize the importance of families connecting with one another.  School Council representatives and our administration continue to have weekly calls to connect, answer questions, seek feedback and share successes and challenges.  
Our discussions often focus around how we can engage our families in meaningful and useful ways when we are unable to convene at the school.
What we need from the parents/guardians/caregivers of our students is, how can we best connect with you that would be of benefit and be meaningful to you.  
We have an anonymous short online survey that will help us plan some fun events for the last 6 weeks of school so that we can continue to connect and build our Rawlinson School Community.
As always, we encourage you to also connect with us via phone or by email with any questions, concerns and/or ideas.  You can reach the main phone line which is picked up several times a day at 416-394-3080 please leave your name, your child’s name and a contact number or you can reach us online at:
Wishing good health to you and your family.
 
SAC Executive Rawlinson Administration 
(Alexis Dawson, Marty Venalainen, Tricia Hong and Erin Altosaar, Ted Vella & Jemaine Wallace)
 
Meet and Greets with Classes
Mr Vella, Mr Wallace and Mrs Altosaar are missing seeing our students in classes, the halls, the lunchroom, the gym and on the playground.  We are starting ‘meet and greets’ next week with classes so that we have a chance to ‘catch up’ with our students.  Each family will receive an email with the date and time of the meet and the link that students and families can log into.  Meet and greets will be 20 minutes to half an hour in length.  Don’t worry if you don’t get an email this weekend.  Your meet and greets will be coming!
 
Graduation
We are deeply saddened that we are unable to celebrate our grade 8 graduates this year in the school.  There are a great many traditions that our students look forward to that we are unfortunately unable to provide at this time due to the school closures.  But, we know that we have an immensely creative student body, staff and Rawlinson community and we are already seeking ideas for ways to celebrate and commemorate our graduates.  Teachers have been and will continue to reach out to students for their wishes and ideas and we welcome ideas from our Rawlinson community as well.  Please forward your ideas to us at
 
We want to give our graduates a great ROCKIT launch into high school!
 
Student Belongings
We know that students and famlies are eager to gather their belongings and return items (i.e. library books) to Rawlinson.  The TDSB is currently working on a protocol that will provide guidelines for how students/parents/guardians can retrieve their belongings and return items to the school.  Our teachers are just as eager to get additional teaching resources for the remainder of the school year.  Stay tuned!
 
Rawlinson’s School Gardens
Thank you to Virgenia Lemieux and Gisele Lemieux who added mulch to our gardens which was generously donated by their neighbour. Looking good!
 
 
 
 
Eco Schools Update
Congratulations to Rawli Rockets! The TDSB ECO department has decided because of the current closure of  schools that all schools who were certified last year and have completed their final application by May 21st will remain at their current level. We will continue as a Bronze level ECO school for the 2020-2021 school year and we will receive our seal in September to add to the plaque in the front entrance of  Rawlinson.  Thanks to Ms. Karmazyn for completing our application remotely! 
 
School Grounds
 
Rawlinson Library Learning Commons
The Toronto Public Library continues to transform in the face of their closures!  Check out their new website with lots of ways to connect from home!  Lots of resources en français too! Mme Karen


Remote Learning Gallery
Mme Bastien’s Class:
Students were asked to create a drawing about spring with the app.

 
An integrated Art activity on the importance of Water and Indigenous communities.
 

 
Reminders:

Twitter
Don’t forget to follow us  @TDSB_Rawlinson
New this week:  Please check  for weekly updates and click on the images for different activities.
 
Summer School
For more information, you can visit the TDSB summer school web site
TDSB Virtual Library
The TDSB Virtual Library is growing with a few vendors that have temporarily given us access to their resources!  Scroll down to the bottom on the ReadWatchLearn page.
TumbleBooks is an amazing ebook vendor that has opportunities for the students to watch/listen to books read aloud or read aloud themselves.  Tumble Books has texts in French and English and the resources are updated often!  Tumble Math provides opportunities for students to read a text and learn about mathematical concepts related to that book.  Finally, Teen Book Cloud has great resources for students in Junior and Intermediate grades.  Happy discovery! Mme Devonish-Mazzotta
Resources: 
1)       Remote Learning/Device Support for Parents/Guardians:
To receive assistance with questions about logging in, account issues or connecting to Wi-Fi, please email studentdevicesupport@tdsb.on.ca.  Please be sure to include your child’s name and school along with your name. Learn more here.
 2) TDSB Children’s Mental Health
Please see the below link for ideas for staying mentally healthy.
 3) TDSB Community Support and Resources Page

 
 4) French Translation Support - for French Immersion and Extended French families at home to help with English/French translations https://www.wordreference.com/
 
 5) Typing resources to support students  - Many families have asked for support with helping their child learn typing skills.  Here are 2 links that can help students practice at home.
Dance Mat Typing:
 
Typing Club which has the capacity to set the instructor's voice to another language:
 
 6)        Special Services at Home program
Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, has temporarily expanded their list of eligible expenses under the Special Services at Home program to support people and their families while community-based activities and settings are closed.
The changes will  allow families to use funding for goods and services that may make it easier for them to stay at home during physical distancing. Please share this link with your families if you feel they can benefit: Special Services at Home
7)      Hands Up Toronto 
Hands up Toronto is providing $25 worth of food per child in the home.  Families complete the Google form below, and consent to being contacted by Hand Up Toronto, to arrange for a food delivery.  
 
Physical Education
We have created a Twitter page for the It's Time for Gym website. The link to the website is in the Twitter bio. The Twitter page can be accessed at @MrsWellsHPE. 
The link to the Gr 1-6 website is https://sites.google.com/tdsb.on.ca/timeforgym/welcome. There is also a Kindergarten It's Time for Gym website. The link is https://sites.google.com/tdsb.on.ca/kindigym/welcome
Stay active and healthy
Mrs. Wells and Mr. McIntosh
 
Technology Update
For those families who completed the tdsb request for technology survey (which was online), you will be contacted just prior to the device being shipped to your home address.  When the device has been shipped, Mrs Altosaar, Mr Vella and Mr. Wallace receive an email listing the tracking numbers and which student is to receive the device.  If you would like us to let you know when we receive that tracking email, please contact us - our email addresses are above and below.
Rawlinson Library Link
Be sure to check out our Library Link for resources:
 
École Communautaire Rawlinson Community School
231 Glenholme Avenue
Toronto, ON M6E 3C7
Telephone: 416-394-3080 Fax: 416-394-4159
 
Principal Erin Altosaar  erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca
Vice-Principal Edward Vella edward.vella@tdsb.on.ca
Vice-Principal Jemaine Wallace jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca
SAC Chair Alexis Dawson  rawlinsonsac@gmail.com

May 18-22, 2020

Happy Long Weekend Everyone!

May is…

Mark Your Calendar:

April 23 -May 23- Ramadan 

May 18 - Victoria Day (Holiday)

Greetings from Rawlinson

Our Rawlinson staff continue to make connections with and among students and with our families.  We are excited to share some of the learning that has been happening this week and we encourage you to please share with us the learning that is happening in your home.  Be sure to check out Mr Vella’s virtual office (the link is below) and click on different parts of the office and watch it come to life.  Please let us know what you notice that is missing from Mr. Vella’s office.

As always, you can reach us with any questions and/or concerns at:

erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca

edward.vella@tdsb.on.ca

jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca

Or on the main school telephone line at 416-394-3080.  Families will be receiving a parent survey next week, seeking your feedback on remote learning and also what virtual social gatherings you might be interested in participating.  Stay tuned!

 

Wishing all of our families good health and a wonderful long weekend.

 

Rawlinson Library Commons

We miss all your happy faces in Rawlinson's Library Commons and look forward to the day when we can all be together!  At least SPRING is here!  Feel free to explore some SPRING resources from the Virtual Library in English on this choice board  and a Choice boardinFrancais@ https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vQGByXjssF71Ke0n3pZpoRvn84ddvlrv5euSrkCZupCdKvYz19YsFNhrhNSH2r786NKDZxvKsG8WSpa/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000  Just click on each leaf and discover!

Remote Learning Gallery


Twitter

Don’t forget to follow us  @TDSB_Rawlinson

New this week:  Please check  for weekly updates and click on the images for different activities.

 Mr. Vella's Office 

Summer School Permission Form

Reminders:

TDSB Virtual Library

The TDSB Virtual Library is growing with a few vendors that have temporarily given us access to their resources!  Scroll down to the bottom on the ReadWatchLearn page.

TumbleBooks is an amazing ebook vendor that has opportunities for the students to watch/listen to books read aloud or read aloud themselves.  Tumble Books has texts in French and English and the resources are updated often!  Tumble Math provides opportunities for students to read a text and learn about mathematical concepts related to that book.  Finally, Teen Book Cloud has great resources for students in Junior and Intermediate grades.  Happy discovery! Mme Devonish-Mazzotta

Resources: 

1)       Remote Learning/Device Support for Parents/Guardians:

To receive assistance with questions about logging in, account issues or connecting to Wi-Fi, please email studentdevicesupport@tdsb.on.ca.  Please be sure to include your child’s name and school along with your name. Learn more here.

 2) TDSB Children’s Mental Health

Please see the below link for ideas for staying mentally healthy.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vR0P7wO24TST8dC4ROM6S5qzAaLM6pJdpT_q1gt69crODmsaygPzj2xbvGhqwjcbtRYPtLNraiyAYtf/pub?start=true&loop=false&delayms=5000&slide=id.p

 3) TDSB Community Support and Resources Page

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Elementary-School/Supporting-You/Health-Active-Living/Coronavirus/Community-Supports-and-Resources


 

 4) French Translation Support - for French Immersion and Extended French families at home to help with English/French translations https://www.wordreference.com/

 5) Typing resources to support students  - Many families have asked for support with helping their child learn typing skills.  Here are 2 links that can help students practice at home.

Dance Mat Typing:

https://www.dancemattypingguide.com/dance-mat-typing-level-1/stage-1/

 

Typing Club which has the capacity to set the instructor's voice to another language:

https://www.typingclub.com/

 6)        Special Services at Home program

Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, has temporarily expanded their list of eligible expenses under the Special Services at Home program to support people and their families while community-based activities and settings are closed.

The changes will  allow families to use funding for goods and services that may make it easier for them to stay at home during physical distancing. Please share this link with your families if you feel they can benefit: Special Services at Home

7)      Hands Up Toronto 

Hands up Toronto is providing $25 worth of food per child in the home.  Families complete the Google form below, and consent to being contacted by Hand Up Toronto, to arrange for a food delivery.  

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIqcMEBCpzpQXr_S9K2BmdGab_PFTnGHcZU0Ex00tKRNhQKQ/viewform

Use of School Grounds

We have had concerns from Rawlinson families regarding the use of our school grounds, specifically the presence of unleashed dogs, dog feces on school grounds and the use of our basketball nets.  We contacted Councillor Ana Bailão’s office and were informed that they will contact the by law officers.  In addition, our caretakers continue to bag our basketball nets.  We are asking families and community members to please respect the social distancing guidelines.  We all want to return to school as soon as possible.

Physical Education

We have created a Twitter page for the It's Time for Gym website. The link to the website is in the Twitter bio. The Twitter page can be accessed at @MrsWellsHPE. 

The link to the Gr 1-6 website is https://sites.google.com/tdsb.on.ca/timeforgym/welcome. There is also a Kindergarten It's Time for Gym website. The link is https://sites.google.com/tdsb.on.ca/kindigym/welcome

Stay active and healthy

Mrs. Wells and Mr. McIntosh

Technology Update

For those families who completed the tdsb request for technology survey (which was online), you will be contacted just prior to the device being shipped to your home address.  When the device has been shipped, Mrs Altosaar, Mr Vella and Mr. Wallace receive an email listing the tracking numbers and which student is to receive the device.  If you would like us to let you know when we receive that tracking email, please contact us - our email addresses are above and below.

Rawlinson Library Link

Be sure to check out our Library Link for resources:

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/library/HOME/schoolno/6367

École Communautaire Rawlinson Community School

231 Glenholme Avenue

Toronto, ON M6E 3C7

Telephone: 416-394-3080 Fax: 416-394-4159

Rawlinson School website: http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/rawlinson/Home.aspx

Principal

Erin Altosaar 

erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca

Vice-Principal

Edward Vella

edward.vella@tdsb.on.ca

Vice-Principal

Jemaine Wallace

jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca

SAC Chair

Alexis Dawson 

rawlinsonsac@gmail.com

May 11-15, 2020


May is…



Mark Your Calendar:

April 23 -May 23- Ramadan 

May 18 - Victoria Day (Holiday)



Happy Mother’s Day weekend  to all of our mothers and to everyone who has taken on the mother figure role in our students’ lives.  You are appreciated and valued!


Greetings from Rawlinson

We have seen many amazing learning activities in which our Rawlinson students have participated this week.  From creating TikTok and YouTube videos to replicating works of art, the learning has been inspiring.  Be sure to check out our remote gallery in the newsletter and if you would like to share some learning that is happening in your home, please send it to us!


erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca

edward.vella@tdsb.on.ca

jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca


Mr Vella, Mr Wallace and I are missing our students, we are so used to seeing them in the halls, in classes, in the lunchroom and on the playground.  We will be arranging some meet and greets for students so that we can reconnect with them and they can reconnect with one another.   More information will be coming at the beginning of next week.


We continue to seek your feedback as remote learning is new for all of us. We will be sending students and families a short survey next week to get your feedback on how remote learning is working for you and your family.   Please remember that you can always email your teachers and us if you have any questions or concerns and we are also picking up messages from our Rawlinson phone line at 416-394-3080

Planning for the 2020-2021 School Year

Early in June, teachers in each grade level and the principal and vice principals will meet to develop equitable and balanced instructional groupings.  Student class placement is a complex process, during which we take the time to ensure a good fit for all children.  Careful consideration is given by your child(ren)’s current teachers when considering the best learning environment for your child for next year.  The class list is reviewed by the principal, vice principals and previous classroom teachers, educational support staff and rotary teachers before the final class list is established. 

Parents can share additional information with us about the particular needs of their own child(ren) and request that these needs be considered when planning classroom placements.

Should you wish to offer further insights into the learning needs of your child, please submit them in writing to either Mrs Altosaar, Mr Vella or Mr Wallace. 

erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca

edward.vella@tdsb.on.ca

jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca

Please note that we cannot accept requests for particular teachers as teacher assignments remain tentative until September.  If there are significant changes in enrollment, classes may be reorganized at any grade level during the Fall of the 2020-2021 school year.

TDSB Virtual Library

The TDSB Virtual Library is growing with a few vendors that have temporarily given us access to their resources!  Scroll down to the bottom on the ReadWatchLearn page.

TumbleBooks is an amazing ebook vendor that has opportunities for the students to watch/listen to books read aloud or read aloud themselves.  Tumble Books has texts in French and English and the resources are updated often!  Tumble Math provides opportunities for students to read a text and learn about mathematical concepts related to that book.  Finally, Teen Book Cloud has great resources for students in Junior and Intermediate grades.  Happy discovery!



Remote Learning Gallery

Grade 5/6 Google Classroom's Creative Corner:

Art can be found in a variety of ways. You will see it in a painting, a sketch, sculpture, installation, collage, and so many more mediums.  In this great urban setting we call Toronto there are numerous examples of art found in graffiti on calls, buildings, and alleyways. 

This idea was first introduced by The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.   The challenge was posted on Instagram.  Very quickly people from all over the world submitted their interpretative creations.  Here is what our Rawlinson students are creating.




Measurement With Non-Standard Measuring Tools in Kindergarten:




7/8 FE Made Poetry Books Experimenting With Different Poetry Styles:




Resources: 

1)Remote Learning/Device Support for Parents/Guardians:

To receive assistance with questions about logging in, account issues or connecting to Wi-Fi, please email studentdevicesupport@tdsb.on.ca.  Please be sure to include your child’s name and school along with your name. Learn more here.

 2) TDSB Children’s Mental Health

Please see the below link for ideas for staying mentally healthy.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vR0P7wO24TST8dC4ROM6S5qzAaLM6pJdpT_q1gt69crODmsaygPzj2xbvGhqwjcbtRYPtLNraiyAYtf/pub?start=true&loop=false&delayms=5000&slide=id.p


3) TDSB Community Support and Resources Page

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Elementary-School/Supporting-You/Health-Active-Living/Coronavirus/Community-Supports-and-Resources



4) French Translation Support - for French Immersion and Extended French families at home to help with English/French translations https://www.wordreference.com/


 5) Typing resources to support students  - Many families have asked for support with helping their child learn typing skills.  Here are 2 links that can help students practice at home.

Dance Mat Typing:

https://www.dancemattypingguide.com/dance-mat-typing-level-1/stage-1/

Typing Club which has the capacity to set the instructor's voice to another language:

https://www.typingclub.com/


6)Special Services at Home program

Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, has temporarily expanded their list of eligible expenses under the Special Services at Home program to support people and their families while community-based activities and settings are closed.

The changes will  allow families to use funding for goods and services that may make it easier for them to stay at home during physical distancing. Please share this link with your families if you feel they can benefit: Special Services at Home

7)Hands Up Toronto 

Hands up Toronto is providing $25 worth of food per child in the home.  Families complete the Google form below, and consent to being contacted by Hand Up Toronto, to arrange for a food delivery.  

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIqcMEBCpzpQXr_S9K2BmdGab_PFTnGHcZU0Ex00tKRNhQKQ/viewform