Rawlinson Newsletters

November 16-20, 2020

 

November is Indigenous Education Month at TDSB 

November is Hindu Heritage Month at TDSB

 

Upcoming Dates

November 18 - Progress Reports Sent Home for In Person Learning

Grade 8 to 9 Information Session 7pm (Zoom details below)

November 20 - PA Day - Interviews for In Person Learning

November 27 - Early French Immersion applications due (see below for details)

November 30 -December 3- The Virtual School Kindergarten Communication of Learning and Elementary Progress Reports For Grade 1-8 will be sent home

December 2  - School Council Zoom Meeting (details to follow)

December 4 - PA Day - Interviews for Virtual Learning

December 21--January 3-Winter Break

 

Greetings from Rawlinson

 

Happy Friday, Rawlinson Families.  As families have been informed this past weekend, I will be leaving my role as principal at Rawlinson at the winter break to become the Acting Superintendent for Learning Network 20.  I am sad to leave our Rawlinson families and our learning community, but I am grateful that I will still have connection with the Rawlinson school community as the Acting Superintendent.  

 

Part of the process for finding a new Principal for the school is for the School Council to complete a School Statement of Needs (SSON).  Time was set aside at the meeting on Tuesday to discuss the existing SSON and a survey will be coming out next week to all families (both in-person and virtual) for their input.  Should you have specific questions, you can contact Alexis Dawson and Marty Venalainen at rawlinsonsac@gmail.com

 

Staff have been asked for their input and our staff have been spending time with their classes this week to find out from our students what is important to them, their learning and their school experience.  We have been receiving insightful ideas from our students.  In addition to submitting their ideas in class, students can submit their ideas anonymously by placing their ideas on paper and putting the paper in our attendance bin.  For our virtual families, students can submit their ideas to our Rawlinson general delivery email at RawlinsonCommunitySchool@tdsb.on.ca or to myself, Mr Vella or Mr Wallace.

 

As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to us at:

 

erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca

edward.vella@tdsb.on.ca

jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca

 

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.  

 

Rocket Stars

Kobi for helping us to replenish our masks and hand sanitizer supplies at each door.

Mme Cottreau’s class for reaching 100 acts of kindness and brave actions.

Snack Volunteers for organizing our snacks.

 

Rawlinson Gallery

student paintings of poppy flowersmore student paintings of poppy flowersstudent self portraits

 

Annual Garden Clean 

Thank you to Anne Fullerton for coordinating our community playground and garden clean up on Saturday November 7.  We truly appreciate the efforts of our families who contributed! 

 

Nutrition Program

This year we opted for a paperless donation and permission system (School Cash Online and Google Form) for our nutrition program.  Currently, we are working with our technology department to fix the issues we are encountering. Next year we will send both forms together which will solve some of the problems. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We hope to have our lists fixed in the coming week. 

 

Progress Reports - In Person Learning

Progress reports will be sent home on Wednesday, November 18th.  Teachers will be scheduling virtual or phone interviews with all families to discuss the progress of their child(ren).  Friday, November 20th will be a PA Day for all In-Person students.

 

Going to High School

 

High School is an exciting time in a student’s life, full of opportunity and a chance to explore a variety of programs as you start planning your experience. This TDSB page is a valuable resource full of information about the wide range of learning opportunities available to you at the TDSB.

 

We will be hosting a Zoom Information Meeting for our grade 8 families.

Please join us on Wednesday November 18, 2020 from 7:00pm-8:00pm for a Q & A on the process for transitioning to secondary school.

Please preview the Google Slide show and the attachments to assist you in asking and answering your questions.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1uZQEGVIFlcn8Dr6yxTMzVmtBIRIdyzWym5RnevBwMAY/edit?usp=sharing

Join Zoom Meeting

https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/98214820587?pwd=UUYyeC84MkY0eDAvOE4xRHQzNUhiQT09

Meeting ID: 982 1482 0587

Passcode: 329800

Find your local number: https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/u/aGP9qI2nY 

The Beyond 8 Choices for 9 is an interactive guide for students and families to answer many of the questions that families may have about the transition from elementary to secondary school.

Open Houses and Information evening information for all of the high schools in the tdsb is  available here.  Open Houses start at the beginning of November.  Please connect with us or with your child’s teacher if you have any questions or need further information.

 

French Programs Application Deadline

For families interested in the Toronto District School Board's system-wide French Programs, we offer an online process to apply for Early French Immersion (begins in Senior Kindergarten) and Middle French Immersion (begins in Grade 4). An offer of placement in the program (not a specific school) is guaranteed to all on-time applicants. The timelines for applying for these programs for September 2021 are:

Early French Immersion: Applications must be completed online between November 2 and November 27, 2020.

Middle French Immersion: Applications must be completed online between January 4 and January 29, 2021.

Offers of placement within your chosen program (not a specific school) will be made to all on-time applicants in the weeks following the close of the application window. Families with an older sibling currently in a French program are still required to complete an online application for the new student.

Virtual Web-Chat Information Sessions (for the Early French Immersion (SK) application and placement process):

November 19, 2020, 10 a.m.

For more information about the Virtual Information Sessions, please visit www.tdsb.on.ca/Elementary-School/School-Choices/French-Programs/Information-Sessions

For more information about French as a Second Language programs, the application process and important dates, please visit www.tdsb.on.ca/french

 


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Mr. Vella's Office

Cartoon depiction of Mr.Vella's office 

 

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

SAC Chair

Marty Venalainen

rawlinsonsac@gmail.com

 

October 19-23, 2020

October is Islamic Heritage Month at the TDSB

October is Somali Heritage Month at the TDSB

Upcoming Dates

Halloween @ Rawlinson October 30 (see below for details)

November 2 - Nutrition Program Begins(see below for details) 

November 20 - PA Day 

 

Greetings from Rawlinson

Thank you to all of the families who were able to virtually attend our School Council Meeting last evening; it was wonderful to see everyone.  We had 54 families on Zoom from both In Person Learning and the Virtual School!  We would like to thank our outgoing executive of Alexis Dawson, Marty Venalainen & Tricia Hong for the hard work over the past year and our weekly calls to keep our Rawlinson community connected.

We also welcome 35 new voting members and a new executive:

Co-Chairs: Alexis Dawson & Marty Venalainen

Co-Secretaries: Kate Gatto, Colin Leonard, and Christina Olebu

Treasurer: Ash McGhee

We are looking forward to engaging more families in the learning at Rawlinson.

As always, if you have any questions, concerns and/or ideas, please let us know

erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca

edward.vella@tdsb.on.ca

jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca

 

NUTRITION PROGRAM 

We are proud to continue to offer the Nutrition Program again this year. Due to COVID 19 we will be following the recommended procedures from Public Health and Nutrition Services. This year if you sign up your child for the daily snack they will receive their snacks for the day individually bagged by nutrition services. Our volunteers will sort these bags into class bins which will be collected by students in the cohorts.

 A google form will be emailed out shortly.

 

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?

We are suggesting a $30.00 donation for the session which will run from November to January.  However, any contribution is accepted and every child can participate-even if they don’t donate (but you must complete the form).Please make cheques payable to TFSS (Toronto Foundation for Student Success) in order to receive a tax receipt.

Once you sign up your child is enrolled in the Snack Program for the year.

Save the Date for the TDSB Virtual Parents as Partners Conference!

Join us on October 24th and 25th for our first-ever virtual parent conference. This online version offers all the same exciting, inspiring and informative content as our in-person conference, but allows you to participate all from the comfort of your own home.

This year’s conference includes two amazing keynotes as well as a host of breakout sessions that you can choose to tailor to your own interests and needs.

Some of the sessions offered include special education, mental health and well-being, anti-Black racism and virtual engagement. In the breakout sessions – led by both TDSB experts and panelists from outside organizations – you also get a chance to connect in a more intimate way with other parents, ask questions and participate in discussions.  Registration opens on Tuesday, October 13. Learn more at www.parentsaspartners.ca

 

Halloween 

This year, there will be some changes to how Halloween can be recognized and celebrated in schools. Regular masks/face coverings must still be worn and not to be replaced with costume masks. In line with physical distancing practices, school parades and dances are not allowed. 

Dogs on School Property

This is a reminder that dogs are not permitted on TDSB property.  We appreciate all of the community support to ensure that owners are cleaning upThank you for your cooperation.

Lunch 

The Toronto District School Board provides supervision for those students who remain at school for lunch. However, if your child  is able  to walk  home and  if there  is an adult  at  home during lunchtime, we recommend  that  your child(ren) go home  for  lunch. Children remaining at school during lunch are expected to eat in their classroom and stay on school property in their designated cohort for the duration of the lunch hour. 

PLEASE COMPLETE THE attached form to let us know if your child will be staying at school at lunch or whether they have your permission to leave school property at lunchtime. PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE A FORM FOR EACH CHILD IF SOME MUST STAY ONSITE AND OTHERS CAN GO OFFSITE (Mrs Altosaar is working on developing more sophisticated forms!).

For intermediate students who are going off of school property at lunchtime, we are asking them not to return to school property until 11:35 so that we can ensure a safe cohorted transition between those students entering the school from the playground to eat lunch and those students exiting the school after eating lunch to have their time on the playground.

Should your child be able to leave school property at lunch occasionally, the absence must be made in writing by parents and given to the homeroom teacher in the morning or sent via email to rawlinsoncommunityschool@tdsb.on.ca by 8:15 am - as we have new staggered lunches this year.

There are students attending our school who have life threatening allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish and other foods.  We are asking for your co-operation in not sending any snacks or lunches containing any nuts (including peanuts, pecans, walnuts, cashews etc.) and shellfish (including shrimp, crab, and lobster). Students who have severe allergies to such food substances are exposed to a severe health risk when certain products are consumed in their environment or shared with them.

 

Reminders:

Toronto Public Health Covid Information Updates

Thanks to Hana Anjema for answering questions at our school council meeting last evening.  The information was very informative to parents and staff. 

Here are some additional resources for families:  School Information for Parents and Caregivers

Please see the most up to date Decision Tool for Schools from Toronto Public Health.

 

Back to School Confirmation Form

Toronto Public Health has developed a Back to School Confirmation Form for parents/guardians to sign in the event of their child having a suspected or confirmed illness to confirm their child is safe to return to school.  

Rawlinson School Day

 

Kindergarten/Intermediate

Primary/Junior (1-6)

Entry

8:15 am

8:15 am

Lunch

10:48am-12:03pm

11:01am:12:03pm

Dismissal

2:35pm

2:48pm

Our grade 6/7 classes (in English, Extended French and French Immersion) will follow the intermediate timetable

Lunches/Dropped Off Items

We will have a table just inside the front doors for any lunches or forgotten items to be dropped off.  Please ensure that the item is clearly labelled with your child’s name and room number and we will ensure that it gets to your child.

 

Trustee Stephanie Donaldson’s Newsletter

Please find attached the latest newsletter from Trustee Donaldson

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

 

October 13-16, 2020

image of school yardHappy Long Weekend!

October is Islamic Heritage Month at the TDSB

October is Somali Heritage Month at the TDSB

 

Upcoming Dates

October 12 - Thanksgiving (no school)

October 13 - School resumes

October 15 - SAC Meeting and elections (Zoom information below)

November 20 - PA Day 

 

Greetings from Rawlinson

We welcome back all of our students who have returned to in-person learning and we wish all of our students who have gone to the virtual school, well.  During this time, the most important thing is that we remain connected as a learning community.  For those families who are in the virtual school who would like to connect with families who are attending in-person learning or vice versa, please let us know and we will find a way to connect students and families.  

As some of our families know, we have had to reorganize our Extended French classrooms.  Today the students impacted were able to visit and meet their new classmates, teachers and classrooms and learn about new timetables and entry/exit times as applicable.  We say goodbye and thank you to Mme Sproat, who has a new position at another school, and we welcome back Mme Doucette into the French Immersion program.  The new reorganization begins on Tuesday.

We look forward to seeing our families at our School Council Meeting on Thursday, October 15th at 7pm - zoom details are below.

We are wishing all of our families a great long weekend.   It is a time to be thankful but also it’s important for all of us to remember that the narrative of Thanksgiving is a settler one.

As always, if you have any questions, concerns and/or ideas, please let us know

erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca

edward.vella@tdsb.on.ca

jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca

The Rawli Staff are wishing our entire learning community, wellness and relaxation this long weekend.


 

Rawlinson Alumni

Congratulations to Annamie Paul, new leader of the Canadian Greens party. She is the first elected Black leader of a major Canadian political party. Annamie is a Rawlinson graduate from the French Immersion program.

 

Rocket Star

Thank you to William and his father for the new mesh on our basketball nets!

basketball net with mesh

Reminders:

Covid Information Updates

Please see the most up to date Decision Tool for Schools from Toronto Public Health.

 

Back to School Confirmation Form

Toronto Public Health has developed a Back to School Confirmation Form for parents/guardians to sign in the event of their child having a suspected or confirmed illness to confirm their child is safe to return to school.  

Start of the Year Forms

At the beginning of the school year, parents/caregivers are asked to complete many permission forms (walking excursion forms, medical information, Phys. Ed. Forms, etc.)  The Start of Year Forms will be completed for all students (both in-person and virtual). These forms are associated with the student and therefore will move with the student, regardless of the learning model chosen.  If you have not received these forms, please let us know.

Exemptions - Virtual School - Due Date October 20th

Learn more about requesting to be exempted from the minimum requirements of synchronous learning.

Switching from or Returning to In-Person Learning

We recognize that parents/guardians and/or students may want to switch between in-person learning and Virtual School. It is important to note that, for health and safety reasons, and because of the impact switching would have on staffing, physical distancing and space allocation, it will not be possible to immediately transition between the two models. As a result, an opportunity to enter the Virtual School or to return to in-person learning will be provided at three key dates during the school year, as outlined below.

Opportunity to ChangeDate the Change of Class Deadline to Request Change

After the progress report            November 23, 2020                         November 6, 2020

After the First Term report     February 16, 2021                            January 29, 2021

 

School Council Elections

Any parent/caregiver can run for these positions and we encourage participation from everyone.  It doesn't matter if your child attends in-person learning or the virtual school and it would be beneficial to have representation from all.  Becoming a voting member is an excellent way of participating on the school council with very little time commitment. 

Attached here is the link for families to Declare their Interest/Self-Nomination for a position on SAC  Your response will come directly to Mrs Altosaar, principal at Rawlinson.

Zoom Meeting Info 

https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/95607362495?pwd=ZW94ekQwb25IL2VtTkt0d2p4VzZMZz09

Meeting ID: 956 0736 2495

Passcode: 48As you know, on October 15th from 7-8:30pm, we will be having School Council Elections.  

Zoom Meeting Info 

https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/95607362495?pwd=ZW94ekQwb25IL2VtTkt0d2p4VzZMZz09

Meeting ID: 956 0736 2495

Passcode: 482704

Find your local number: https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/u/adztKE4lVI

EXECUTIVE:

Co-Chair

Average Monthly Volunteer Hours = 5-10 hrs

Treasurer

Average Monthly Volunteer Hours = 3 to 5 hours

Secretary

Average Monthly Volunteer Hours = 3 to 5 hours

NOTE:  Executive roles are ideally shared between 2 people

ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS:

Ward 9 Representative

Average Monthly Volunteer Hours: 1.5-3hrs

  • Attends Ward 9 Trustee meetings every 6-8 weeks and provides updates at the following school council meeting

Voting Members

Average Monthly Volunteer Hours = 1.5hrs

  • Attends monthly School Council meetings
  • Provides input and votes toward various initiatives and annual budget

If you have any questions regarding these positions or in general, please contact us.  

Email:              rawlinsonsac@gmail.com

facebook:       fb.me/RawlinsonSAC or search @RawlinsonSAC

Twitter:        @RawlinsonSAC  

 

Upcoming Dates

September 30 - Orange Shirt Day

October 12 - Thanksgiving

October 15 - SAC Meeting and elections (more details to follow)

Greetings from Rawlinson

We’ve had a wonderful week with our students here at Rawlinson.  Students have engaged in learning in their classrooms and outside on our playground as well.  Our students have been amazing at adapting to the new routines at Rawlinson - we are so proud of them!  Thanks to all of the families who joined us last evening for our school council information evening...we look forward to seeing everyone at our October School Council Meeting.  

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.

Switching from or Returning to In-Person Learning

We recognize that parents/guardians and/or students may want to switch between in-person learning and Virtual School. It is important to note that, for health and safety reasons, and because of the impact switching would have on staffing, physical distancing and space allocation, it will not be possible to immediately transition between the two models. As a result, an opportunity to enter the Virtual School or to return to in-person learning will be provided at three key dates during the school year, as outlined below. 

Please email erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca if you would like to switch from or return to in-person learning.  Please include your child’s name and grade.

Opportunity to Change           Date the Change of Class         Deadline to Request Change

One month into the year            October 13, 2020                             September 30, 2020

After the progress report            November 23, 2020                         November 6, 2020

After the First Term report     February 16, 2021                            January 29, 2021

Exemptions - Virtual School

Learn more about requesting to be exempted from the minimum requirements of synchronous learning.Important Changes to Mask Guidelines

 Last night the TDSB refined their mask guidelines, which has a significant change for everyone on school property. 

“School visitors, including parents/guardians, are required to wear a mask/face covering when indoors and outdoors on school property, such as during pick-up and drop-off.” 

For the full changes to the guidelines, please click on the link below:

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Portals/0/docs/TDSBMaskGuidelinesUpdatedSeptember24.pdf 

As well, there are some masks that are not approved for use.  Some commercially available masks have exhalation (breathable) valves or openings that make the mask more breathable for the person wearing it. However, these masks also allow infectious respiratory droplets to spread outside the mask. Masks with exhalation valves are therefore not to be used because they do not protect others from COVID-19 and do not limit the spread of the virus.

Toronto Public Health Update/TDSB Procedures

 

What do I do if I have symptoms of COVID-19?If your child has one or more (new or worsening) symptoms of COVID-19, they should stay at home, self-isolate, and get tested. Call your child’s school to let them know that your child has COVID-19 symptoms.

Household members should self-monitor for symptomsHousehold members should monitor for symptoms for 14 days. They can go to school or work if they do not have symptoms and the child with symptoms has not tested positive for COVID-19. This includes while you are waiting for the test results. If the child has symptoms and was a close contact of someone who had COVID-19 then household members should stay home and self-isolate.

Get testedContact your child’s health care provider if you have questions about testing. Find an Assessment Centre near you to get tested. Children can often get a throat swab or swab at the tip of the nose so it is more comfortable than a deep nasal swab.  When going to an assessment centre, don’t use public transit. Drive your child if you can, ask for a ride, or use a taxi or ride share. Wear a mask, sit in the back seat, and keep the windows open.

Check your child’s test results You can check your test results at covid-19.ontario.ca by clicking on “check your lab results.” Results can take a few days.

If your child tests negative for COVID-19:

  • Your child may return to school after they have no symptoms for 24 hours.
  • Young children may have ongoing mild symptoms, such as a runny nose. If it is not new or worse, they may go back to school if they don’t have other symptoms.

If your child tests positive for COVID-19:

  • Your child must stay home and self-isolate for 14 days from the day the symptoms started.
  • Household members and close contacts must also self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Let your school know that your child tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Toronto Public Health will contact you to do an investigation and with further instructions.

Not tested If your child has COVID-19 symptoms and did not have a COVID-19 test, they must stay home and self-isolate for 14 days from the day the symptoms started. Even if their symptoms get better sooner, they will need to stay home for 14 days. Household members will continue to self-monitor for 14 days. Household members can continue to attend school or work as long as they do not have any symptoms.

Sick for other reasons  Sometimes children are sick for other reasons. If your health care provider has ruled out COVID-19, your child may return to school once they are free of all symptoms for 24 hours. Note that TPH does not recommend requiring a medical note to confirm this.

Here is the link for TPH's  Covid 19: School Information for Parents and Caregivers

Start of the Year forms

At the beginning of the school year, parents/caregivers are asked to complete many permission forms (walking excursion forms, medical information, Phys. Ed. Forms, etc.)  The Start of Year Forms package will be made available to parents/guardians digitally again this year. The forms will be emailed to all parents/guardians with an email on file between Monday, September 28, 2020 - Wednesday, September 30, 2020. The Start of Year Forms will be completed for all students (both in-person and virtual). These forms are associated with the student and therefore will move with the student, regardless of the learning model chosen.

TDSB Recognizes Orange Shirt Day on September 30, 2020

In 1973, 6 year-old Phyllis Webstad was excited to wear her new orange shirt to her first day of school. Phyllis says of the shirt, "it was so bright and exciting—just like it felt to be going to school!" When she arrived at St. Joseph Mission Residential School, her shirt was taken and never given back. For Phyllis, "the color orange has always reminded me of that and how my feelings didn't matter, how no one cared and how I felt like I was worth nothing. All of us little children were crying and no one cared."

Established in 2013, Orange Shirt Day recognizes the legacy of the Residential Schools System for First Nations, Métis and Inuit families and communities. By wearing orange, we acknowledge the history of Residential Schools in Canada and we honour Survivors.

On Wednesday, September 30, 2020 wear orange to Rawlinson to participate in Orange Shirt Day. Follow @UIEC_tdsb https://twitter.com/UIEC_Tdsb and @tdsbDon’t forget to follow us https://twitter.com/tdsb on Twitter to see how students and staff from across the Toronto District School Board recognize Orange Shirt Day.

For more information, visit the Urban Indigenous Education Centre website: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Community/Indigenous-Education/Resources/Indigenous-Days-of-Significance. To learn more about Phyllis' story and Orange Shirt Day visit https://www.orangeshirtday.org.

Fire Drills

We had our first social distanced fire drill on Thursday, September 24th. This is the first of 3 that we will have this fall. We will also have a lockdown drill this fall.

End of Day Playing on the Playground

We know that students would like to play on our play structures and playgrounds at the end of the day.  Please help us to reinforce social distancing during play - we continue to remind our students that they need to be 2m apart and if they are not, then they need to be wearing their masks outside.  We thank you in advance for helping to keep all of our students safe.

Birthdays

We know how special birthdays are for our students (and our staff)!  Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept any food to celebrate (due to allergies) nor can we accept any items to be distributed to students to celebrate as we want to limit the contacts with students as much as possible.  We will ensure that we recognize our students and ‘hum’ Happy Birthday for them.

Student Medical Management Plans

Medical Management Plans were sent home this week. If your child did not receive a plan and they have Anaphylaxis, Asthma or any other serious and/or life threatening medical conditions please let us know as soon as possible and we will send home the medical plan.

Rawlinson School Day

 

Kindergarten/Intermediate

Primary/Junior (1-6)

Entry

8:15 am

8:15 am

Lunch

10:48am-12:03pm

11:01am:12:03pm

Dismissal

2:35pm

2:48pm

Our grade 6/7 classes (in English, Extended French and French Immersion) will follow the intermediate timetable

Health Screening Assessment

Before coming to school each day, all students must conduct an active health screening self-assessment, considering the following questions:

  • Do you have any of the following symptoms (new or worsening):
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Sore throat, trouble swallowing
    • Runny nose or red eyes
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Not feeling well, tired or sore muscles
    • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea 
  • Have you returned from travel outside Canada in the past 14 days?
  • Have you been in close contact with someone who is sick or has confirmed COVID-19 in the past 14 days without wearing the appropriate PPE?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, please stay home; self-isolate right away; and call Telehealth or your health care provider to find out if you need to be tested. For more information about testing, please visit www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/

If you answered no to all of these questions, please record the information daily in one of the following ways, which will allow you to enter to your school or administration building:

Health Screening App

To use the app, please note:

  • Parents/guardians are to use their child’s student account information to login to the Health Screening App. 
  • If you don’t know your child's student account information, please contact IT Services Support via Student Password / Device Help
  • For a step-by-step guide, please refer to How to Use the Health Screening App

Health Screening Paper Pass

  • If you don’t know your child’s student account information or cannot access it, please feel free to use the Health Screening Paper Pass

We will provide families with a copy of the Health Screening Pass - which needs to be signed each day (and dated) indicating verification of the screening being completed.

Please click on this Health and Safety link for additional tdsb information.

Lunches/Dropped Off Items

We will have a table just inside the front doors for any lunches or forgotten items to be dropped off.  Please ensure that the item is clearly labelled with your child’s name and room number and we will ensure that it gets to your child.

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 

Trustee Stephanie Donaldson’s Update

Please see the attached update for Trustee Donaldson.  There is great information and links to a variety of resources.

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

Rawlinson Weekly

September 14-18, 2020

Upcoming Dates

Sept 15 School begins for students in SK, grade 4 & grade 8

Sept 16 School begins for students in JK, grades 1, 5 & 7

Sept 17 School begins for students in grades 2, 3, & 6

Sept 24 School Council Meeting 7-8:30pm via Zoom

Greetings from Rawlinson

We are so excited to be welcoming our students back to school this week.  Staff have been working diligently to prepare their classrooms and materials and the only thing that is missing is our students!  

We’d like to thank all of our families for their patience over the past few weeks as we have been preparing for the return of our students.  Many things have changed and our staff and families have been amazing about adapting.  Please continue to check the Return to School link on the tdsb website for the most up to date information.  Please also check out this daily checklist for students (it has helped Mrs Altosaar organize her own children). 

Families should have received an email with their child(ren)’s class placement and date of entry.  Due to technical difficulties, some families received multiple emails and some did not receive one at all.  If you have not received any welcome email, please let us know as soon as possible and we will connect you with your child’s teacher.  We apologize to all of our families for this inconvenience.  We know how eager our students were to find out their placements and we recognize that some students are disappointed.  Unfortunately, due to the structure of the reorganization for in-school learning, we cannot change student placements at this time.

On the first day of entry this week, administration and additional staff will be outside wearing their fluorescent vests (so that we are easy to find) and will be able to answer questions or provide directions.

Our first week of school will be spent reacquainting ourselves and building classroom communities while reinforcing the routines (i.e. entry/exit, handwashing, recess, lunch etc).  It is a new year for everyone and an exciting time to build, with our students and families, new ways of doing things at Rawlinson.

Thank you to Alexis Dawson, Marty Venalainen & Tricia Hong for all of their support during the past two Rawli Return to School Q & A sessions and we look forward to our first school council meeting on Thursday, September 24th from 7-8:30 pm on Zoom - details to follow.

As always, please contact us with your questions.  You can call the school at 416-394-3080 or you can email us at

erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca

edward.vella@tdsb.on.ca

jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca

Looking forward to seeing everyone this week.

Rawlinson School Day

 

Kindergarten/Intermediate

Primary/Junior (1-6)

Entry

8:15 am

8:15 am

Lunch

10:48am-12:03pm

11:01am:12:03pm

Dismissal

2:35pm

2:48pm

Our grade 6/7 classes (in English, Extended French and French Immersion) will follow the intermediate timetable

Health Screening Assessment

Before coming to school each day, all students must conduct an active health screening self-assessment, considering the following questions:

  • Do you have any of the following symptoms (new or worsening):
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Sore throat, trouble swallowing
    • Runny nose or red eyes
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Not feeling well, tired or sore muscles
    • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea 
  • Have you returned from travel outside Canada in the past 14 days?
  • Have you been in close contact with someone who is sick or has confirmed COVID-19 in the past 14 days without wearing the appropriate PPE?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, please stay home; self-isolate right away; and call Telehealth or your health care provider to find out if you need to be tested. For more information about testing, please visit www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/

If you answered no to all of these questions, please record the information daily in one of the following ways, which will allow you to enter to your school or administration building:

Health Screening App

To use the app, please note:

  • Parents/guardians are to use their child’s student account information to login to the Health Screening App. 
  • If you don’t know your child's student account information, please contact IT Services Support via Student Password / Device Help
  • For a step-by-step guide, please refer to How to Use the Health Screening App

Health Screening Paper Pass

  • If you don’t know your child’s student account information or cannot access it, please feel free to use the Health Screening Paper Pass

We will provide families with a copy of the Health Screening Pass - which needs to be signed each day (and dated) indicating verification of the screening being completed.

FOR THE FIRST WEEK, WE ARE ENCOURAGING FAMILIES TO USE THE PAPER PASS WHILE WE SET UP THE TECHNOLOGY NEEDED TO UTILIZE THE APP

Arrival at School

Once students arrive at school and the bell rings, students line up at their designated doors where their classroom teacher will verify their health screening information before school entry.

Simply show the staff member either your signed Health Pass, or, if you used the Health Screening App, show your QR code or provide your name for verification. 

If you were unable to record your active health screening at-home or forgot to, students will be asked if they feel well and then parents will receive a follow-up call for verification purposes.

Students will then sanitize their hands, take a mask if necessary and continue to their classroom.  We are loading students into the school with the furthest class going in first.

If a student arrives late, the only point of entry is through the main front door and students will be able to be recorded late in their classroom up until 8:30am.  After 8:30am, students will need to enter the front door and go to the main office for a late slip.

Students will be lining up in new locations this year.  Students will need to look for their class number which has been painted in fluorescent pink on the colas area.  They are to stand behind the number and distance themselves as they line up.

Staggered Recesses and Lunches

We will be staggering our recesses and lunches with half of the school going outside at one time (intermediate classes will not go out for morning and afternoon recess as their teachers will take them out for breaks).  Please see the attached chart 

Cohort A Classes - recess and lunch (outside first)

Cohort B Classes - recess and lunch (outside second)

Betty

Dewey

Cottreau

Winick

Saverino

Sproat

Morgan

Birch

Creedon

Mahmoud

Ramsay

Bornstein

Beveridge

Armstrong

Paskauskas

Stadus-Soo

 

Dodic

 

Schembri

 

Doucette

 

Hong/Norberg

 

Taylor

Kindergarten Drop Off

We recognize that the first day of school can be unsettling for students and because of that, we will enable families to come into the kindergarten playground for drop off on their child’s first day of school.  For our JK families, on Wednesday, you have 2 options, you can line up with the rest of the class at 8:15 am or you can join us at 8:30 on the kindergarten playground for a staggered entrance.  We had a wonderful time today meeting so many new Rawlinson families.

Lunches/Dropped Off Items

We will have a table just inside the front doors for any lunches or forgotten items to be dropped off.  Please ensure that the item is clearly labelled with your child’s name and room number and we will ensure that it gets to your child.

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 

Trustee Stephanie Donaldson’s Update

Please see the attached update for Trustee Donaldson.  There is great information and links to a variety of resources.

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

September 11, 2020

Good evening Rawlinson Families.

We have sent out class placements to the families in the following homeroom classes:

English:  JKSK-A, JKSK-B, JKSK-C, 1/2, 2/3-A, 2/3-B, 6/7, 7/8

Extended French 4/5, 6/7, 7/8

French Immersion SK-A, SK-B, 1, 2, 2/3, 3, 3/4

Unfortunately, not all of our homerooms have been loaded into the school messenger system.  We recognize that students and families are eager to find out their teacher's name and class so we will continue to check the school messenger system throughout the weekend and send the class placements out as soon as the homerooms are loaded into the system.

We apologize for the delay - technology is great...until it isn't.

Our Rawlinson Weekly will come out Sunday evening.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend and we cannot wait to see our students.

The Rawlinson Staff

August 2020 Letter to Families

We are so excited to be able to see everyone over the course of this school year. We miss  you and would like to thank all families for your patience.   We know you are anxious to learn more about what to expect as we open TDSB schools and welcome students back. As a school and a learning community, our main goals continue to be the safety and well-being of our students, staff and families, as well as providing the best learning opportunities for our students.

Our TDSB trustees have made a number of important decisions including the approval of more than $30 million in funding to hire an additional 366 teachers to lower elementary class sizes to help improve student and staff safety in schools.  At the board meeting on Thursday, August 20, the TDSB trustees made a number of decisions that will impact the return to school.  All the information about the TDSB plan for a return to school can be found on the board website www.tdsb.on.ca

Registration for In-School or Virtual Learning

All families received a phone call earlier this month from a 1-833 number to begin a pre-registration process to learn which students planned to attend school in September and which students planned to take part in fully remote (home) learning. 

This Wednesday, August 26 the TDSB will ask parents/guardians via email to make a final decision and register their children to attend school or choose remote learning through the Virtual School. The email will contain a unique link to an online registration form for each student. Parents/guardians with more than one child will receive one email per child and will be required to complete a separate registration for each child. The online registration will be available in twenty different languages.

It is very important for all parents/guardians to complete this online registration, even those who have already responded to the pre-registration phone call.  Parents/guardians who do not have an email address on file or do not complete the registration online will receive a registration phone call asking them to make their selection. For more information and to learn about the different registration options, we encourage all parents/guardians to visit the TDSB website at www.tdsb.on.ca .

On  Saturday, August 29: Registration closes.

Delayed Start: Tuesday, September 15

Given the time required to prepare for the return to school, the TDSB has to move the first day of school (for elementary, secondary and virtual school) to Tuesday, September 15th. The entry of all grades will then be staggered over three days. This extra time will help all schools, including Rawlinson, open in a safe and orderly manner. We will be sending more information and specific details prior to the first day of school.  We will also be holding meet and greets for families as more information is available. Stay tuned!

Mask/Face Covering Guidelines

To improve health and safety in schools, all students and staff will be required to wear masks/face coverings in TDSB buildings and on school buses. This decision is in line with the overall City of Toronto requirement that anyone over the age of two wear a mask/face covering in indoor public spaces — with exemptions for medical reasons. While schools will have masks available for students if required, the expectation is that students will provide and wear their own masks/face coverings. Particularly for younger students, we will ensure there are outdoor breaks, so students are not wearing masks for multiple hours at a time. More details on mask/face coverings will be coming shortly.

All the information about the TDSB plan for a return to school can be found on the board website www.tdsb.on.ca.  

For your information and based on the TDSB plan, classes, at Rawlinson, will be capped at 27 for FDK/SK FI, 20 for grades 1-3 and 27 grades 4-8.   

Stephanie Donaldson - Trustee Ward Forum –  On Tuesday, August 25 – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. :  Trustee Stephanie Donaldson will be holding a Ward Forum with Robin Pilkey on Building Positive School Climates During Covid.   Please join, for a panel discussion with Superintendents, Principals, Parent representatives, and Trustees about the importance of school-level partnerships and initiatives that can help us all work together in our school communities to ensure student wellness, mental health, and re-engagement of students and families. Time will also be provided for questions and answers about school re-opening plans.

If you are interested in attending this virtual meeting, please ensure that you register at https://forms.gle/NhAEgnE3DxpU1YbY6

Meeting links and details will be sent to those who registered.  The video conference platform used will be WebEx.If you are not familiar with WebEx you can refer to this YouTube video https://youtu.be/fE5FnEUKtaE

Information on the return to school in September including reports, plans, timeline, survey results, and Q&A can be found athttps://www.tdsb.on.ca/returntoschool 

We are missing all of our students and families and cannot wait to connect with everyone.  As always, if you have any questions, please contact us by phone at 416-394-3080 and via email at:

erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca

edward.vella@tdsb.on.ca

jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca

Wishing everyone a wonderful last few days of summer.

Best,

The Staff at Rawlinson

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.caedward.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

Rawlinson Newsletters

 
 

Upcoming Dates

September 30 - Orange Shirt Day

October 12 - Thanksgiving

October 15 - SAC Meeting and elections (more details to follow)

Greetings from Rawlinson

We’ve had a wonderful week with our students here at Rawlinson.  Students have engaged in learning in their classrooms and outside on our playground as well.  Our students have been amazing at adapting to the new routines at Rawlinson - we are so proud of them!  Thanks to all of the families who joined us last evening for our school council information evening...we look forward to seeing everyone at our October School Council Meeting.  

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.

Switching from or Returning to In-Person Learning

We recognize that parents/guardians and/or students may want to switch between in-person learning and Virtual School. It is important to note that, for health and safety reasons, and because of the impact switching would have on staffing, physical distancing and space allocation, it will not be possible to immediately transition between the two models. As a result, an opportunity to enter the Virtual School or to return to in-person learning will be provided at three key dates during the school year, as outlined below. 

Please email erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca if you would like to switch from or return to in-person learning.  Please include your child’s name and grade.

Opportunity to Change           Date the Change of Class         Deadline to Request Change

One month into the year            October 13, 2020                             September 30, 2020

After the progress report            November 23, 2020                         November 6, 2020

After the First Term report     February 16, 2021                            January 29, 2021

Exemptions - Virtual School

Learn more about requesting to be exempted from the minimum requirements of synchronous learning.Important Changes to Mask Guidelines

 Last night the TDSB refined their mask guidelines, which has a significant change for everyone on school property. 

“School visitors, including parents/guardians, are required to wear a mask/face covering when indoors and outdoors on school property, such as during pick-up and drop-off.” 

For the full changes to the guidelines, please click on the link below:

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Portals/0/docs/TDSBMaskGuidelinesUpdatedSeptember24.pdf 

As well, there are some masks that are not approved for use.  Some commercially available masks have exhalation (breathable) valves or openings that make the mask more breathable for the person wearing it. However, these masks also allow infectious respiratory droplets to spread outside the mask. Masks with exhalation valves are therefore not to be used because they do not protect others from COVID-19 and do not limit the spread of the virus.

Toronto Public Health Update/TDSB Procedures

 

What do I do if I have symptoms of COVID-19?If your child has one or more (new or worsening) symptoms of COVID-19, they should stay at home, self-isolate, and get tested. Call your child’s school to let them know that your child has COVID-19 symptoms.

Household members should self-monitor for symptomsHousehold members should monitor for symptoms for 14 days. They can go to school or work if they do not have symptoms and the child with symptoms has not tested positive for COVID-19. This includes while you are waiting for the test results. If the child has symptoms and was a close contact of someone who had COVID-19 then household members should stay home and self-isolate.

Get testedContact your child’s health care provider if you have questions about testing. Find an Assessment Centre near you to get tested. Children can often get a throat swab or swab at the tip of the nose so it is more comfortable than a deep nasal swab.  When going to an assessment centre, don’t use public transit. Drive your child if you can, ask for a ride, or use a taxi or ride share. Wear a mask, sit in the back seat, and keep the windows open.

Check your child’s test results You can check your test results at covid-19.ontario.ca by clicking on “check your lab results.” Results can take a few days.

If your child tests negative for COVID-19:

  • Your child may return to school after they have no symptoms for 24 hours.
  • Young children may have ongoing mild symptoms, such as a runny nose. If it is not new or worse, they may go back to school if they don’t have other symptoms.

If your child tests positive for COVID-19:

  • Your child must stay home and self-isolate for 14 days from the day the symptoms started.
  • Household members and close contacts must also self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Let your school know that your child tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Toronto Public Health will contact you to do an investigation and with further instructions.

Not tested If your child has COVID-19 symptoms and did not have a COVID-19 test, they must stay home and self-isolate for 14 days from the day the symptoms started. Even if their symptoms get better sooner, they will need to stay home for 14 days. Household members will continue to self-monitor for 14 days. Household members can continue to attend school or work as long as they do not have any symptoms.

Sick for other reasons  Sometimes children are sick for other reasons. If your health care provider has ruled out COVID-19, your child may return to school once they are free of all symptoms for 24 hours. Note that TPH does not recommend requiring a medical note to confirm this.

Here is the link for TPH's  Covid 19: School Information for Parents and Caregivers

Start of the Year forms

At the beginning of the school year, parents/caregivers are asked to complete many permission forms (walking excursion forms, medical information, Phys. Ed. Forms, etc.)  The Start of Year Forms package will be made available to parents/guardians digitally again this year. The forms will be emailed to all parents/guardians with an email on file between Monday, September 28, 2020 - Wednesday, September 30, 2020. The Start of Year Forms will be completed for all students (both in-person and virtual). These forms are associated with the student and therefore will move with the student, regardless of the learning model chosen.

TDSB Recognizes Orange Shirt Day on September 30, 2020

In 1973, 6 year-old Phyllis Webstad was excited to wear her new orange shirt to her first day of school. Phyllis says of the shirt, "it was so bright and exciting—just like it felt to be going to school!" When she arrived at St. Joseph Mission Residential School, her shirt was taken and never given back. For Phyllis, "the color orange has always reminded me of that and how my feelings didn't matter, how no one cared and how I felt like I was worth nothing. All of us little children were crying and no one cared."

Established in 2013, Orange Shirt Day recognizes the legacy of the Residential Schools System for First Nations, Métis and Inuit families and communities. By wearing orange, we acknowledge the history of Residential Schools in Canada and we honour Survivors.

On Wednesday, September 30, 2020 wear orange to Rawlinson to participate in Orange Shirt Day. Follow @UIEC_tdsb https://twitter.com/UIEC_Tdsb and @tdsb https://twitter.com/tdsb on Twitter to see how students and staff from across the Toronto District School Board recognize Orange Shirt Day.

For more information, visit the Urban Indigenous Education Centre website: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Community/Indigenous-Education/Resources/Indigenous-Days-of-Significance. To learn more about Phyllis' story and Orange Shirt Day visit https://www.orangeshirtday.org.

Fire Drills

We had our first social distanced fire drill on Thursday, September 24th. This is the first of 3 that we will have this fall. We will also have a lockdown drill this fall.

End of Day Playing on the Playground

We know that students would like to play on our play structures and playgrounds at the end of the day.  Please help us to reinforce social distancing during play - we continue to remind our students that they need to be 2m apart and if they are not, then they need to be wearing their masks outside.  We thank you in advance for helping to keep all of our students safe.

Birthdays

We know how special birthdays are for our students (and our staff)!  Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept any food to celebrate (due to allergies) nor can we accept any items to be distributed to students to celebrate as we want to limit the contacts with students as much as possible.  We will ensure that we recognize our students and ‘hum’ Happy Birthday for them.

Student Medical Management Plans

Medical Management Plans were sent home this week. If your child did not receive a plan and they have Anaphylaxis, Asthma or any other serious and/or life threatening medical conditions please let us know as soon as possible and we will send home the medical plan.

Rawlinson School Day

 

Kindergarten/Intermediate

Primary/Junior (1-6)

Entry

8:15 am

8:15 am

Lunch

10:48am-12:03pm

11:01am:12:03pm

Dismissal

2:35pm

2:48pm

Our grade 6/7 classes (in English, Extended French and French Immersion) will follow the intermediate timetable

Health Screening Assessment

Before coming to school each day, all students must conduct an active health screening self-assessment, considering the following questions:

  • Do you have any of the following symptoms (new or worsening):
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Sore throat, trouble swallowing
    • Runny nose or red eyes
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Not feeling well, tired or sore muscles
    • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea 
  • Have you returned from travel outside Canada in the past 14 days?
  • Have you been in close contact with someone who is sick or has confirmed COVID-19 in the past 14 days without wearing the appropriate PPE?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, please stay home; self-isolate right away; and call Telehealth or your health care provider to find out if you need to be tested. For more information about testing, please visit www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/

If you answered no to all of these questions, please record the information daily in one of the following ways, which will allow you to enter to your school or administration building:

Health Screening App

To use the app, please note:

  • Parents/guardians are to use their child’s student account information to login to the Health Screening App. 
  • If you don’t know your child's student account information, please contact IT Services Support via Student Password / Device Help
  • For a step-by-step guide, please refer to How to Use the Health Screening App

Health Screening Paper Pass

  • If you don’t know your child’s student account information or cannot access it, please feel free to use the Health Screening Paper Pass

We will provide families with a copy of the Health Screening Pass - which needs to be signed each day (and dated) indicating verification of the screening being completed.

Please click on this Health and Safety link for additional tdsb information.

Lunches/Dropped Off Items

We will have a table just inside the front doors for any lunches or forgotten items to be dropped off.  Please ensure that the item is clearly labelled with your child’s name and room number and we will ensure that it gets to your child.

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 

Trustee Stephanie Donaldson’s Update

Please see the attached update for Trustee Donaldson.  There is great information and links to a variety of resources.

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

Rawlinson Weekly

September 14-18, 2020

Upcoming Dates

Sept 15 School begins for students in SK, grade 4 & grade 8

Sept 16 School begins for students in JK, grades 1, 5 & 7

Sept 17 School begins for students in grades 2, 3, & 6

Sept 24 School Council Meeting 7-8:30pm via Zoom

Greetings from Rawlinson

We are so excited to be welcoming our students back to school this week.  Staff have been working diligently to prepare their classrooms and materials and the only thing that is missing is our students!  

We’d like to thank all of our families for their patience over the past few weeks as we have been preparing for the return of our students.  Many things have changed and our staff and families have been amazing about adapting.  Please continue to check the Return to School link on the tdsb website for the most up to date information.  Please also check out this daily checklist for students (it has helped Mrs Altosaar organize her own children). 

Families should have received an email with their child(ren)’s class placement and date of entry.  Due to technical difficulties, some families received multiple emails and some did not receive one at all.  If you have not received any welcome email, please let us know as soon as possible and we will connect you with your child’s teacher.  We apologize to all of our families for this inconvenience.  We know how eager our students were to find out their placements and we recognize that some students are disappointed.  Unfortunately, due to the structure of the reorganization for in-school learning, we cannot change student placements at this time.

On the first day of entry this week, administration and additional staff will be outside wearing their fluorescent vests (so that we are easy to find) and will be able to answer questions or provide directions.

Our first week of school will be spent reacquainting ourselves and building classroom communities while reinforcing the routines (i.e. entry/exit, handwashing, recess, lunch etc).  It is a new year for everyone and an exciting time to build, with our students and families, new ways of doing things at Rawlinson.

Thank you to Alexis Dawson, Marty Venalainen & Tricia Hong for all of their support during the past two Rawli Return to School Q & A sessions and we look forward to our first school council meeting on Thursday, September 24th from 7-8:30 pm on Zoom - details to follow.

As always, please contact us with your questions.  You can call the school at 416-394-3080 or you can email us at

erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca

edward.vella@tdsb.on.ca

jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca

Looking forward to seeing everyone this week.

Rawlinson School Day

 

Kindergarten/Intermediate

Primary/Junior (1-6)

Entry

8:15 am

8:15 am

Lunch

10:48am-12:03pm

11:01am:12:03pm

Dismissal

2:35pm

2:48pm

Our grade 6/7 classes (in English, Extended French and French Immersion) will follow the intermediate timetable

Health Screening Assessment

Before coming to school each day, all students must conduct an active health screening self-assessment, considering the following questions:

  • Do you have any of the following symptoms (new or worsening):
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Sore throat, trouble swallowing
    • Runny nose or red eyes
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Not feeling well, tired or sore muscles
    • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea 
  • Have you returned from travel outside Canada in the past 14 days?
  • Have you been in close contact with someone who is sick or has confirmed COVID-19 in the past 14 days without wearing the appropriate PPE?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, please stay home; self-isolate right away; and call Telehealth or your health care provider to find out if you need to be tested. For more information about testing, please visit www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/

If you answered no to all of these questions, please record the information daily in one of the following ways, which will allow you to enter to your school or administration building:

Health Screening App

To use the app, please note:

  • Parents/guardians are to use their child’s student account information to login to the Health Screening App. 
  • If you don’t know your child's student account information, please contact IT Services Support via Student Password / Device Help
  • For a step-by-step guide, please refer to How to Use the Health Screening App

Health Screening Paper Pass

  • If you don’t know your child’s student account information or cannot access it, please feel free to use the Health Screening Paper Pass

We will provide families with a copy of the Health Screening Pass - which needs to be signed each day (and dated) indicating verification of the screening being completed.

FOR THE FIRST WEEK, WE ARE ENCOURAGING FAMILIES TO USE THE PAPER PASS WHILE WE SET UP THE TECHNOLOGY NEEDED TO UTILIZE THE APP

Arrival at School

Once students arrive at school and the bell rings, students line up at their designated doors where their classroom teacher will verify their health screening information before school entry.

Simply show the staff member either your signed Health Pass, or, if you used the Health Screening App, show your QR code or provide your name for verification. 

If you were unable to record your active health screening at-home or forgot to, students will be asked if they feel well and then parents will receive a follow-up call for verification purposes.

Students will then sanitize their hands, take a mask if necessary and continue to their classroom.  We are loading students into the school with the furthest class going in first.

If a student arrives late, the only point of entry is through the main front door and students will be able to be recorded late in their classroom up until 8:30am.  After 8:30am, students will need to enter the front door and go to the main office for a late slip.

Students will be lining up in new locations this year.  Students will need to look for their class number which has been painted in fluorescent pink on the colas area.  They are to stand behind the number and distance themselves as they line up.

Staggered Recesses and Lunches

We will be staggering our recesses and lunches with half of the school going outside at one time (intermediate classes will not go out for morning and afternoon recess as their teachers will take them out for breaks).  Please see the attached chart 

Cohort A Classes - recess and lunch (outside first)

Cohort B Classes - recess and lunch (outside second)

Betty

Dewey

Cottreau

Winick

Saverino

Sproat

Morgan

Birch

Creedon

Mahmoud

Ramsay

Bornstein

Beveridge

Armstrong

Paskauskas

Stadus-Soo

 

Dodic

 

Schembri

 

Doucette

 

Hong/Norberg

 

Taylor

Kindergarten Drop Off

We recognize that the first day of school can be unsettling for students and because of that, we will enable families to come into the kindergarten playground for drop off on their child’s first day of school.  For our JK families, on Wednesday, you have 2 options, you can line up with the rest of the class at 8:15 am or you can join us at 8:30 on the kindergarten playground for a staggered entrance.  We had a wonderful time today meeting so many new Rawlinson families.

Lunches/Dropped Off Items

We will have a table just inside the front doors for any lunches or forgotten items to be dropped off.  Please ensure that the item is clearly labelled with your child’s name and room number and we will ensure that it gets to your child.

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 

Trustee Stephanie Donaldson’s Update

Please see the attached update for Trustee Donaldson.  There is great information and links to a variety of resources.

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

September 11, 2020

Good evening Rawlinson Families.

We have sent out class placements to the families in the following homeroom classes:

English:  JKSK-A, JKSK-B, JKSK-C, 1/2, 2/3-A, 2/3-B, 6/7, 7/8

Extended French 4/5, 6/7, 7/8

French Immersion SK-A, SK-B, 1, 2, 2/3, 3, 3/4

Unfortunately, not all of our homerooms have been loaded into the school messenger system.  We recognize that students and families are eager to find out their teacher's name and class so we will continue to check the school messenger system throughout the weekend and send the class placements out as soon as the homerooms are loaded into the system.

We apologize for the delay - technology is great...until it isn't.

Our Rawlinson Weekly will come out Sunday evening.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend and we cannot wait to see our students.

The Rawlinson Staff

August 2020 Letter to Families

We are so excited to be able to see everyone over the course of this school year. We miss  you and would like to thank all families for your patience.   We know you are anxious to learn more about what to expect as we open TDSB schools and welcome students back. As a school and a learning community, our main goals continue to be the safety and well-being of our students, staff and families, as well as providing the best learning opportunities for our students.

Our TDSB trustees have made a number of important decisions including the approval of more than $30 million in funding to hire an additional 366 teachers to lower elementary class sizes to help improve student and staff safety in schools.  At the board meeting on Thursday, August 20, the TDSB trustees made a number of decisions that will impact the return to school.  All the information about the TDSB plan for a return to school can be found on the board website www.tdsb.on.ca

Registration for In-School or Virtual Learning

All families received a phone call earlier this month from a 1-833 number to begin a pre-registration process to learn which students planned to attend school in September and which students planned to take part in fully remote (home) learning. 

This Wednesday, August 26 the TDSB will ask parents/guardians via email to make a final decision and register their children to attend school or choose remote learning through the Virtual School. The email will contain a unique link to an online registration form for each student. Parents/guardians with more than one child will receive one email per child and will be required to complete a separate registration for each child. The online registration will be available in twenty different languages.

It is very important for all parents/guardians to complete this online registration, even those who have already responded to the pre-registration phone call.  Parents/guardians who do not have an email address on file or do not complete the registration online will receive a registration phone call asking them to make their selection. For more information and to learn about the different registration options, we encourage all parents/guardians to visit the TDSB website at www.tdsb.on.ca .

On  Saturday, August 29: Registration closes.

Delayed Start: Tuesday, September 15

Given the time required to prepare for the return to school, the TDSB has to move the first day of school (for elementary, secondary and virtual school) to Tuesday, September 15th. The entry of all grades will then be staggered over three days. This extra time will help all schools, including Rawlinson, open in a safe and orderly manner. We will be sending more information and specific details prior to the first day of school.  We will also be holding meet and greets for families as more information is available. Stay tuned!

Mask/Face Covering Guidelines

To improve health and safety in schools, all students and staff will be required to wear masks/face coverings in TDSB buildings and on school buses. This decision is in line with the overall City of Toronto requirement that anyone over the age of two wear a mask/face covering in indoor public spaces — with exemptions for medical reasons. While schools will have masks available for students if required, the expectation is that students will provide and wear their own masks/face coverings. Particularly for younger students, we will ensure there are outdoor breaks, so students are not wearing masks for multiple hours at a time. More details on mask/face coverings will be coming shortly.

All the information about the TDSB plan for a return to school can be found on the board website www.tdsb.on.ca.  

For your information and based on the TDSB plan, classes, at Rawlinson, will be capped at 27 for FDK/SK FI, 20 for grades 1-3 and 27 grades 4-8.   

Stephanie Donaldson - Trustee Ward Forum –  On Tuesday, August 25 – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. :  Trustee Stephanie Donaldson will be holding a Ward Forum with Robin Pilkey on Building Positive School Climates During Covid.   Please join, for a panel discussion with Superintendents, Principals, Parent representatives, and Trustees about the importance of school-level partnerships and initiatives that can help us all work together in our school communities to ensure student wellness, mental health, and re-engagement of students and families. Time will also be provided for questions and answers about school re-opening plans.

If you are interested in attending this virtual meeting, please ensure that you register at https://forms.gle/NhAEgnE3DxpU1YbY6

Meeting links and details will be sent to those who registered.  The video conference platform used will be WebEx.If you are not familiar with WebEx you can refer to this YouTube video https://youtu.be/fE5FnEUKtaE

Information on the return to school in September including reports, plans, timeline, survey results, and Q&A can be found athttps://www.tdsb.on.ca/returntoschool 

We are missing all of our students and families and cannot wait to connect with everyone.  As always, if you have any questions, please contact us by phone at 416-394-3080 and via email at:

erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca

edward.vella@tdsb.on.ca

jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca

Wishing everyone a wonderful last few days of summer.

Best,

The Staff at Rawlinson

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.caedward.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 usrawlinsonsac@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:

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.

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

erin.altosaar@tdsb.on.ca

edward.vella@tdsb.on.ca

jemaine.wallace@tdsb.on.ca

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.

Mr. Vella's Office

Summer School

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

Summer School Permission Form

Or through the online google form

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

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 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