Weekly Happenings

Exploration Classrooms

Ms. Farahmand is a Math Lead in our School District who has been working with teachers at MacMillan and other schools to help establish effective and inclusive math practices in our learning network. On November 6th, we had the Superintendent, Marc Sprack, as well as teachers and principals from five other schools visit MacMillan to learn about the amazing things our students are doing! 

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Teams visited the classrooms of Mr. Andrews, Ms. Tremblay, Ms. Iorga, Mr. Marshall and Mr. MacDonald to see our students in action while engaging in various math tasks. These teachers then spent time with our visitors to share resources and answer any questions they might have. It was a wonderful day of learning and sharing, thank you to all of the teachers and students who participated!

Yoga Sessions

Mental health and wellness is definitely an important factor in our lives, so our X-traordinary class of 8X has been doing something to boost our everyday health: yoga! Not only does it improve our fitness, but we also feel grateful, relaxed, refreshed, and happy. Bringing our own yoga mats and clothes ensure that we feel the most comfortable. We will be having more yoga sessions throughout the year to maintain a healthy mindset.

By: Meagan (8X)

Remembrance Day Assembly

Remembrance Day is Sunday. and this coming Monday we will have our Remembrance Day assembly. Our annual Remembrance Day Ceremony will take place on Monday, November 12th.  The Ceremony will begin at 10:15 a.m.  All community members are invited to join our staff and students as we take time to reflect on the sacrifices made by members of the our Armed Forces (soldiers, sailors and airmen). We ask that you arrive no later than 10:00 a.m. and take a seat on the chairs at the back of the gym. Students will be given poppies to wear, and we will be accepting donations. Donations are going to Royal Canadian Legion to support veterans and their families in the community.

Report Cards

Report Cards will be going home on November 12th. Parent/Teacher Conferences will be conducted in the evening of November 15 from 3:15pm – 7:30pm and the morning of November 16 (which is also a PA Day) from 8:30am – 11:30am. A conference letter has been sent home with each student today. Please read it over.

High School Information Nights

Grade 8s are reminded that High School Information nights are happening in November and early December. Deadlines for specialized program applications are also happening in the next few weeks. Please check the TDSB website for a list of specialized programs and information nights: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/High-School/Going-to-High-School

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School Council

Please join us for our next School Council meeting on Wednesday, November 21st at 6:00pm. Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Dates

  • November 12: Remembrance Day Assembly
  • November 14: Jackson’s Point @ Dr. Norman Bethune C.I. (Mac Band)
  • November 14: Girls Basketball Tournament @ MacMillan (PM)
  • November 15: Parent/Teacher Conferences (3:15pm – 7:30pm)
  • November 16: PA Day (No School)
  • November 16: Parent/Teacher Conferences (8:30am – 11:30am)
  • November 22: Robotics Practice Tournament @ Thompson C.I.
  • November 23: 8C field trip to Forest Valley
  • November 23: Mark Quattrocch Motivational Speech & Student Workshops (Mac Cares)
  • November 28: Girls Basketball Tournament @ MacMillan (PM)
  • November 30: Shortened Day AM Schedule (Character Assembly)
  • December 4: 8X Field Trip to Mackenzie House
  • December 7: PA Day (No School for Students)
  • December 11: Winter Arts Showcase Dress Rehearsal
  • December 12: Winter Arts Showcase (6:30pm)
  • December 14: Grade 7 1st Immunization Clinic
  • December 14: Dr. Norman Bethune Feeder School Concert
  • December 18: 8X Field Trip to the Scarborough Museum
  • December 21: Character Assembly & Winter Snowy Party