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Second Street Junior Middle School

Second Street Junior Middle School

Weekly Update September 25-29, 2023






Upcoming Dates

September’s Character Trait - Respect

September 25 - Snack program begins

September 26 - First Pizza Day of the Year

September 27 - School Advisory Council Information Night 

September 28 - Immunization Clinic for Grade ⅞

September 29 - Orange Shirt/ Truth and Reconciliation Day at Second Street-

September 29 - Lunch Lady

October 3 - School Advisory Committee Meeting 

October 4 - Cross Country Meet

October 4 - Curriculum Night (6 to 7pm) - See below for details

October 6- PA Day(No School)

October 9 - Thanksgiving (No School)

October 13 - Terry Fox Run

October 16 - Terry Fox Run Rain Date

October 19 - Photo Day (individual-class done in December)

November 16 - Photo Retake Day

School Hours:

Supervision before School: 9:00 am - 9:15 am

Entry Bell for al Students: 9:15 am

Lunch for Kindergarten and Intermediate Students: 11:45 am - 12:55 pm

Lunch for Grade 1-6: 11:55 am - 12:55 pm

Supervision after School: 3:25 pm - 3:45 pm

Dismissal for Kindergarten and Intermediate Students: 3:25 pm

Dismissal for Grades 1-6: 3:35 pm

Good evening,

This week will be a busy one with the start of our snack program and our first Pizza Day of the year.  Please join us via zoom on September 27 for our School Advisory Council Information Night. Grade 7 and 8 students are reminded of the Immunization Clinic on Thursday. Please remember to return the Immunization forms before Thursday. On Friday we will be having our Orange Shirt/ Truth and Reconciliation Day at Second Street. 

We are pleased to invite you to our annual Curriculum night on Wednesday, October 4. Teachers will have two sessions with the first beginning at 6:00pm and the second at 6:30pm. Please bring your children so that they can show you around their classrooms and introduce you to their teachers. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Edward & Sylvia

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Second Street Junior Middle School

Soccer Tryouts are happening this week!

Second Street will be fielding a Grade 6 (junior) and Grade 8 (intermediate) team this fall. Grades 4, 5, and 6 (girls and boys) are welcome to try out for the Grade 6 team.  Grades 7 and 8 (girls and boys) are welcome to try out for the Grade 8 team.

Dates for Tryouts:

Grade 6 team:  Monday Sept 25 and Thursday Sept 28

Grade 8 team:  Tuesday Sept 26 and Wednesday Sept 27

All tryouts are after school on the Second Street field between 3:45 and 4:45pm.

 Go Storm!

Mr. Merrick, Mr. Osorio and Mr. Grigorenko

Cross Country

Another fantastic week of running! We will continue to train next week and the final runoff will be on Wednesday. This date could change depending on the weather. If your child is a member of the team, our first meet is on October 4 at Centennial Stadium. More details to follow. Go Storm!

School Advisory Council Information Night - Sept 27 

Hope you had a great couple of weeks at school and you're getting into the swing of things with new routines as we move into the fall!  As you have seen in our last email, the School Advisory Council (SAC) is starting up again. If you are interested in joining the SAC, or want to know more, we encourage you to join us at the SAC Information Night on Wednesday, September 27th at 6:30pm ahead of the October 3rd elections. This is your chance to: 

  • Meet the Principal Edward Vella or Vice-Principal Sylvia Ghobranios
  • Learn about what the SAC does from current SAC Exec (SAC website)
  • Ways to get involved (get involved)
  • SAC executive roles and membership (SAC Elections)
  • ... or ask us questions!

Every TDSB school has an elected school council and the Second Street SAC is an important forum for involving parents/family and community in matters that affect the education of students.This is your way to see what's going on, and help in decision making around things like fundraising funds allocation, or new initiatives.  

Please pre-register for the meeting using the following link: 

When: Sep 27, 2023 06:30 PM

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting from Mr Vella. 

As a reminder SAC Elections will be held October 3rd  (registration link to follow), and SAC future meetings will be held on Tuesdays: Oct 17, Nov 7, Jan 16, Feb 6, Apr, May 14, and Jun 4. 

If you cannot make it, but have questions, please reach out to us at, or go directly to the SAC Elections page and click on apply now. 


 SAC Exec

 PA Day Information

Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers,

During the school year, school staff participate in a number of Professional Activity (PA) Days. Beginning this school year, boards of education are now required to publicly share detailed information about PA Days, as outlined in Policy and Program Memorandum (PPM) 151.

As per the Ministry of Education, 2023-24 PA Days will focus on the priority areas of Literacy and Mathematics, Curriculum Implementation, and Student Well-being, School Safety and Violence Prevention. Additional topics identified by the TDSB will also be covered during PA Days.

All information and details will be posted to at least 14 days in advance of the scheduled PA Day.

If you have any questions, please speak to the Principal at your child’s school. Thank you.

Lunchroom Supervisor Opportunities(Still in need!)

We have openings for Lunchroom Supervisors. If any parent is interested in this paid position, please contact Sylvia ( for more information on how to apply for this position.


Parking Lot:

A reminder that there is no dropping off or picking up of students in the parking lot. Please use our kiss n ride located on Maple Street before and after school. Parking is available on Dwight Street. 



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Boomerang Lunch

In order to help reduce waste and garbage we are continuing to encourage boomerang lunches. A boomerang lunch is a lunch that has every piece of it returned home. Everything in the lunch goes back home at the end of the day. No matter if it is leftover food, containers, recyclables or garbage, it all goes back to be washed, recycled, or disposed of at home. Thank you for helping us to continue to be an eco-friendly school. 

Severe Weather

Regardless of the season, weather can have an impact on system-wide school board operations or individual schools, staff and students. Whether it’s cold and snow or extreme heat, the Toronto District School Board has a number of practices and policies in place to manage the impact of this weather on the school board.

For further information about how the TDSB supports schools during extreme heat, Read more.

For further information about how the TDSB makes snow day/cold weather decisions, Read more.


While we love our shaggy pets, please remember dogs are not permitted on school property. Thanks for leaving our furry friends at home. Thank you for your cooperation.


The Playscape will be  closed before and after school as there is no supervision.