William G Miller Public School

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Good evening,
 
Our Remembrance Day ceremony will take place tomorrow at 10:30am. Parents and community members are welcome to attend. For those parents who are not able to attend, we will be attempting to stream segments of the ceremony live on our Twitter account (@WGMillerSchool). For parents not on Twitter, you can access it through our website (www.schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/williammiller/ ).
 
Our first movie night is less than two weeks away on Thursday, November 21st. Dinner will be served at 6:00pm and the movie will begin at 7:00pm. Please see the attached flyerfor additional information and visit our website for pricing.  It is always great to bring the Miller community together.
 
It appears we may receive a significant amount of snow over the next 24 hours. Please remind your child(ren) to come to school prepared for the weather conditions (winter boots, hats, gloves, etc.). We will continue to reinforce this message at school as some students chose not to wear the warm clothing you send with them. Also, school supervision begins at 8:35am. Due to supervision regulations students are not permitted to be in the school building unless they are being supervised by a staff member. Also, to track potential bus delays visit: https://busplannerweb.torontoschoolbus.org/Cancellations.aspx .
 
Here are a few important dates at William G. Miller PS:
November 11 - Remembrance Day Ceremony at 10:30am.;
November 11 – Early French Immersion application process open from November 4 - 29. Visit: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Elementary-School/School-Choices/French-Programs/Application-Process/Early-French-Immersion ;
November 11 – Band Practice Drop-in.;
November 12 – Progress Reports sent home with interview confirmation times.;
November 12 – Primary choir at lunch.;
November 13 – Burundian drumming at lunch.;
November 14 – Pizza Lunch.;
November 14 – Photo Re-Takes.:
November 14 – Parent/teacher/student conferences (evening).;
November 15 – PA Day for parent/teacher/student conferences (morning).;
November 16 - PIAC’s 13th Annual Parent Involvement Makes a Difference Conference! Visit https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Community/How-to-Get-Involved/PIAC-2019-Event for more information.
November 21 – Movie Night at Miller.;
November 26 – Miller Advisory Council (MAC) meeting at 6:30pm. All parents/guardians are welcome. Child care is provided.;
November 27 – Grade 7 Immunizations.;
November 27 – Walkthrough Wednesday. An opportunity for parents/guardians to walkthrough William G. Miller PS. Please meet at the office at 9:15am.;
November 28 – Ward 22 Forum at Morrish PS. Please see flyer for additional information.; &
November 29 – Deadline to apply for Early French Immersion application.
 
RESOURCE OF THE WEEK:  http://nlvm.usu.edu/fr/nav/vlibrary.html Math resource in French and English.
 
STAY INFORMED: There are a couple additional ways to stay connected with the school: 1.) The Miller Advisory Council Facebook group - WGMiller Families - A Private group for families currently attending Miller which will be used to share information. & 2.) The Miller Advisory Council has a Twitter account - @TeamWGMiller.
 
PARENT INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES:
PIZZA LUNCH – Our next pizza lunch is Thursday, November 14. Volunteers are needed.
MOVIE NIGHT – Volunteers will be needed on Thursday, November 21to help in various ways.
MILLER ADVISORY COUNCIL (MAC) – Our next MAC meeting is Tuesday, November 26 at 6:30pm. To view past agendas and principal reports & future meeting dates please visit our website (http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/williammiller/School-Council/Agenda).
PIAC 13th ANNUAL PARENT INVOLVEMENT MAKES A DIFFERENCE CONFERENCE on November 16th. Visit https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Community/How-to-Get-Involved/PIAC-2019-Event for more information.
 
MILLER ROBOTICS: The robotics team continues to meet and prepare for the competition on December 7. Please encourage your to speak to Mlle. McCormack if they are interested in joining the robotics club.
 
STUDENT LEADERSHIP:
EcoSchools - Encourage your child to speak with Mrs. Thibault if they are interested.
Student Council - Grade 5 - 8 classes have elected 2 class representatives and they have selected their executive.
Safety Patrollers - Thanks to Mrs. Norbraten and our community police officer for training over 50 students to be safety patrollers. Please support them as they work to ensure the safety of all students.
Student Voice - Students who are interested in school leadership are encouraged to join Student Voice. Please see Mrs. Norbraten if you are interested.
 
MILLER SPORTS:
Flag Football – Our team represented Miller very well at their tournament this past Friday and lost a tough quarter-final game. Thanks to Mlle. McCormack and Mrs. Broughton.
Grade 7 & 8 Girls Basketball – Try-outs began this past week. Thanks to Mlle. Golpayegani and Ms. Gooden for coaching.
Boys Volleyball Try-outs - Thanks to Mlle. Golpayegani and Ms. Norbraten for coaching.
 
MILLER ARTS:
Primary Choir – Participants continue to practice with Mme. Prescott. They will perform at our Remembrance Day ceremony.
Junior/Intermediate Choir – Participants continue to practice with Mme. Vernon-Baker. They will perform at our Remembrance Day ceremony.
Burundian Drumming – Participants continue to practice with Mr. Ndayisenga and Mrs. Jupiter.
Pop-up Concert in November – Interested students are encouraged to speak with Mme Vernon-Baker.
 
INDIGENOUS EDUCATION MONTH: In November, the TDSB celebrates Indigenous Education Month. This month provides an opportunity to centre Indigenous perspectives, histories and contemporary realities across the curriculum. https://www.tdsb.on.ca/News/Article-Details/ArtMID/474/ArticleID/1366/November-is-Indigenous-Education-Month-at-TDSB
 
HINDU HERITAGE MONTH: In 2016, the Government of Ontario declared the month of November each year as Hindu Heritage Month. On April 18, 2018, the TDSB Trustees voted to recognize the month of November as Hindu Heritage Month. The theme chosen this year is OM – Sound of the Universe. https://www.tdsb.on.ca/News/Article-Details/ArtMID/474/ArticleID/1367/November-is-Hindu-Heritage-Month
 
Please remember to visit our website: www.schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/williammiller/ and follow us on Twitter: @WGMillerSchool.
If you have any questions or concerns please let the school know.
Have a great week!
Matt Johnston
Principal
 

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Good evening,
Our Remembrance Day ceremony will take place tomorrow at 10:30am. Parents and community members are welcome to attend. For those parents who are not able to attend, we will be attempting to stream segments of the ceremony live on our Twitter account (@WGMillerSchool). For parents not on Twitter, you can access it through our website (www.schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/williammiller/ ).
 
Our first movie night is less than two weeks away on Thursday, November 21st. Dinner will be served at 6:00pm and the movie will begin at 7:00pm. Please see the attached flyerfor additional information and visit our website for pricing.  It is always great to bring the Miller community together.
 
It appears we may receive a significant amount of snow over the next 24 hours. Please remind your child(ren) to come to school prepared for the weather conditions (winter boots, hats, gloves, etc.). We will continue to reinforce this message at school as some students chose not to wear the warm clothing you send with them. Also, school supervision begins at 8:35am. Due to supervision regulations students are not permitted to be in the school building unless they are being supervised by a staff member. Also, to track potential bus delays visit: https://busplannerweb.torontoschoolbus.org/Cancellations.aspx .
 
Here are a few important dates at William G. Miller PS:
November 11 - Remembrance Day Ceremony at 10:30am.;
November 11 – Early French Immersion application process open from November 4 - 29. Visit: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Elementary-School/School-Choices/French-Programs/Application-Process/Early-French-Immersion ;
November 11 – Band Practice Drop-in.;
November 12 – Progress Reports sent home with interview confirmation times.;
November 12 – Primary choir at lunch.;
November 13 – Burundian drumming at lunch.;
November 14 – Pizza Lunch.;
November 14 – Photo Re-Takes.:
November 14 – Parent/teacher/student conferences (evening).;
November 15 – PA Day for parent/teacher/student conferences (morning).;
November 16 - PIAC’s 13th Annual Parent Involvement Makes a Difference Conference! Visit https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Community/How-to-Get-Involved/PIAC-2019-Event for more information.
November 21 – Movie Night at Miller.;
November 26 – Miller Advisory Council (MAC) meeting at 6:30pm. All parents/guardians are welcome. Child care is provided.;
November 27 – Grade 7 Immunizations.;
November 27 – Walkthrough Wednesday. An opportunity for parents/guardians to walkthrough William G. Miller PS. Please meet at the office at 9:15am.;
November 28 – Ward 22 Forum at Morrish PS. Please see flyer for additional information.; &
November 29 – Deadline to apply for Early French Immersion application.
 
RESOURCE OF THE WEEK:  http://nlvm.usu.edu/fr/nav/vlibrary.html Math resource in French and English.
 
STAY INFORMED: There are a couple additional ways to stay connected with the school: 1.) The Miller Advisory Council Facebook group - WGMiller Families - A Private group for families currently attending Miller which will be used to share information. & 2.) The Miller Advisory Council has a Twitter account - @TeamWGMiller.
 
PARENT INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES:
PIZZA LUNCH – Our next pizza lunch is Thursday, November 14. Volunteers are needed.
MOVIE NIGHT – Volunteers will be needed on Thursday, November 21to help in various ways.
MILLER ADVISORY COUNCIL (MAC) – Our next MAC meeting is Tuesday, November 26 at 6:30pm. To view past agendas and principal reports & future meeting dates please visit our website (http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/williammiller/School-Council/Agenda).
PIAC 13th ANNUAL PARENT INVOLVEMENT MAKES A DIFFERENCE CONFERENCE on November 16th. Visit https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Community/How-to-Get-Involved/PIAC-2019-Event for more information.
 
MILLER ROBOTICS: The robotics team continues to meet and prepare for the competition on December 7. Please encourage your to speak to Mlle. McCormack if they are interested in joining the robotics club.
 
STUDENT LEADERSHIP:
EcoSchools - Encourage your child to speak with Mrs. Thibault if they are interested.
Student Council - Grade 5 - 8 classes have elected 2 class representatives and they have selected their executive.
Safety Patrollers - Thanks to Mrs. Norbraten and our community police officer for training over 50 students to be safety patrollers. Please support them as they work to ensure the safety of all students.
Student Voice - Students who are interested in school leadership are encouraged to join Student Voice. Please see Mrs. Norbraten if you are interested.
 
MILLER SPORTS:
Flag Football – Our team represented Miller very well at their tournament this past Friday and lost a tough quarter-final game. Thanks to Mlle. McCormack and Mrs. Broughton.
Grade 7 & 8 Girls Basketball – Try-outs began this past week. Thanks to Mlle. Golpayegani and Ms. Gooden for coaching.
Boys Volleyball Try-outs - Thanks to Mlle. Golpayegani and Ms. Norbraten for coaching.
 
MILLER ARTS:
Primary Choir – Participants continue to practice with Mme. Prescott. They will perform at our Remembrance Day ceremony.
Junior/Intermediate Choir – Participants continue to practice with Mme. Vernon-Baker. They will perform at our Remembrance Day ceremony.
Burundian Drumming – Participants continue to practice with Mr. Ndayisenga and Mrs. Jupiter.
Pop-up Concert in November – Interested students are encouraged to speak with Mme Vernon-Baker.
 
INDIGENOUS EDUCATION MONTH: In November, the TDSB celebrates Indigenous Education Month. This month provides an opportunity to centre Indigenous perspectives, histories and contemporary realities across the curriculum. https://www.tdsb.on.ca/News/Article-Details/ArtMID/474/ArticleID/1366/November-is-Indigenous-Education-Month-at-TDSB
 
HINDU HERITAGE MONTH: In 2016, the Government of Ontario declared the month of November each year as Hindu Heritage Month. On April 18, 2018, the TDSB Trustees voted to recognize the month of November as Hindu Heritage Month. The theme chosen this year is OM – Sound of the Universe. https://www.tdsb.on.ca/News/Article-Details/ArtMID/474/ArticleID/1367/November-is-Hindu-Heritage-Month
 
Please remember to visit our website: www.schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/williammiller/ and follow us on Twitter: @WGMillerSchool.
If you have any questions or concerns please let the school know.
Have a great week!
Matt Johnston
Principal


Sunday, November 3, 2019

Good evening,

Thanks to the many parents who attended the October MAC meeting this past Tuesday night. I have attached my principal's report.

 

It was great to see many several parents at our character education assembly this past Friday. Several pictures and videos are posted on the school’s Twitter account (@WGMillerSchool) and website (www.schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/williammiller/ ).

 

November is going to be another busy month. The November calendar was sent home this past Friday. I have attached a copy for your convenience. Please note our first movie night of the year is Thursday, November 21. Additional information will be distributed at a later date.

 

There are a couple additional ways to stay connected with the school: 1.) The Miller Advisory Council Facebook group - WGMiller Families - A Private group for families currently attending Miller which will be used to share information. & 2.) The Miller Advisory Council has a Twitter account - @TeamWGMiller.

Here are a few important dates at William G. Miller PS:

November 4 – Interview request forms will be sent home with your child. I have attached a copy for your convenience.;

November 4 – Early French Immersion application process opens. Visit: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Elementary-School/School-Choices/French-Programs/Application-Process/Early-French-Immersion ;

November 4 – Band Practice Drop-in.;

November 4 – Primary choir at lunch.;

November 5 – Primary choir at lunch.;

November 6 – Burundian drumming at lunch.;

November 7 – Let’s Talk Science workshop for rooms 9, 11, & 12;

November 8 – Jr/Int choir at lunch.;

November 11 - Remembrance Day Ceremony at 10:45am.;

November 12 – Progress Reports sent home.;

November 14 – Pizza Lunch.;

November 14 – Photo Re-Takes.:

November 14 – Parent/teacher/student conferences (evening).;

November 15 – PA Day for parent/teacher/student conferences (morning).;

November 16 - PIAC’s 13th Annual Parent Involvement Makes a Difference Conference! Visit https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Community/How-to-Get-Involved/PIAC-2019-Event for more information.

November 21 – Movie night at Miller.;

November 26 – Miller Advisory Council (MAC) meeting at 6:30pm. All parents/guardians are welcome. Child care is provided.;

November 27 – Grade 7 Immunizations.;

November 27 – Walkthrough Wednesday. An opportunity for parents/guardians to walkthrough William G. Miller PS. Please meet at the office at 9:15am.;

November 28 – Ward 22 Forum at Morrish PS. Please see flyer for additional information.; &

November 29 – Deadline to apply for Early French Immersion application.

RESOURCE OF THE WEEK:  Youcubed - Inspire ALL Students with Open, Creative Mindset Mathematics www.youcubed.org/resource/parent-resources/

PARENT INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

PIZZA LUNCH – Our next pizza lunch is Thursday, November 14. Volunteers are needed.

MOVIE NIGHT – Volunteers will be needed on Thursday, November 21to help in various ways.

MILLER ADVISORY COUNCIL (MAC) – Our next MAC meeting is Tuesday, November 26 at 6:30pm. To view past agendas and principal reports & future meeting dates please visit our website (http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/williammiller/School-Council/Agenda).

PIAC 13th ANNUAL PARENT INVOLVEMENT MAKES A DIFFERENCE CONFERENCE on November 16th. Visit https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Community/How-to-Get-Involved/PIAC-2019-Event for more information.

FRENCH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE: The FSL advisory committee has a website (https://www.tdsb.on.ca/fslac ) that provides a wealth of information, including resources for homework help. You are also able to sign up for their newsletter.

MILLER ROBOTICS: The robotics team continues to meet and prepare for the competition on December 7. Please encourage your to speak to Mlle. McCormack if they are interested in joining the robotics club.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP:

EcoSchools - Encourage your child to speak with Mrs. Thibault if they are interested.

Student Council - Grade 5 - 8 classes have elected 2 class representatives and they have selected their executive.

Safety Patrollers - Thanks to Mrs. Norbraten and our community police officer for training over 50 students to be safety patrollers. Please support them as they work to ensure the safety of all students.

Student Voice - Students who are interested in school leadership are encouraged to join Student Voice. Please see Mrs. Norbraten if you are interested.

MILLER SPORTS:

Flag Football – Our team represented Miller very well at their tournament this past Friday and lost a tough quarter-final game. Thanks to Mlle. McCormack and Mrs. Broughton.

Grade 7 & 8 Girls Basketball – Try-outs began this past week. Thanks to Mlle. Golpayegani and Ms. Gooden for coaching.

Boys Volleyball Try-outs - Thanks to Mlle. Golpayegani and Ms. Norbraten for coaching.

MILLER ARTS:

Primary Choir – Participants continue to practice with Mme. Prescott. They will perform at our Remembrance Day ceremony.

Junior/Intermediate Choir – Participants continue to practice with Mme. Vernon-Baker. They will perform at our Remembrance Day ceremony.

Burundian Drumming – Participants continue to practice with Mr. Ndayisenga and Mrs. Jupiter.

Pop-up Concert in November – Interested students are encouraged to speak with Mme Vernon-Baker.

INDIGENOUS EDUCATION MONTH: In November, the TDSB celebrates Indigenous Education Month. This month provides an opportunity to centre Indigenous perspectives, histories and contemporary realities across the curriculum. https://www.tdsb.on.ca/News/Article-Details/ArtMID/474/ArticleID/1366/November-is-Indigenous-Education-Month-at-TDSB

HINDU HERITAGE MONTH: In 2016, the Government of Ontario declared the month of November each year as Hindu Heritage Month. On April 18, 2018, the TDSB Trustees voted to recognize the month of November as Hindu Heritage Month. The theme chosen this year is OM – Sound of the Universe. https://www.tdsb.on.ca/News/Article-Details/ArtMID/474/ArticleID/1367/November-is-Hindu-Heritage-Month

Please remember to visit our website: www.schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/williammiller/ and follow us on Twitter: @WGMillerSchool.

If you have any questions or concerns please let the school know.

Have a great week!

Matt Johnston

Principal

 

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Good evening,
 
Did you receive your child’s school photo order form? They were sent home this past week with your child. Ordering instructions and the deadline are listed on the form.
 
Tuesday, October 30 is the final day to donate clothing and fabrics. Miller has partnered with bag2school (http://www.bag2schoolfundraising.com/bio ) and is collecting used clothing and fabrics. Any clean clothing in reasonable condition, shoes (tied together, please), belts, purses, handbags and other soft bags can be placed on the stage in the small gym.
 
This past week William G. Miller PS hosted a planning meeting for Learning Centre 3 principals and vice-principals and a math professional learning session for six local schools. I want to thank the many Miller student leaders who arrived early and stayed late to welcome our visitors. They represented our student body very well.
 
Here are a few important dates at William G. Miller PS:
October 28 – Band Practice Drop-in.;
October 29 – Primary choir at lunch.;
October 29 - Grade 8 Trip meeting with Brightspark representative at 6:00pm in library.;
October 29 - Miller Advisory Council (MAC) meeting at 6:30pm. Please see the attached letter which introduces MAC’s 2019-2020 representatives and voting members. All parents/guardians are welcome. Child care is provided.; &
October 30 – Walkthrough Wednesday. An opportunity for parents/guardians to walkthrough William G. Miller PS. Please meet at the office at 9:15am.;
October 30 – Primary choir at lunch.;
October 30 – Burundian drumming at lunch.;
October 31 – Jr/Int Choir - sopranos
October 31 - 
  • Kindergarten parade takes place in the morning. 
  • Grades 1 - 8 students can wear their costume in the afternoon. Their parade will start at 1:05pm.
  • Alternative activities will take place in the library.
November 1 – Monthly character education assemblies: Primary at 9:15am & Jr/Int at 10:45am
November 1 – Jr/Int choir at lunch.;
November 1 – Grade 7/8 Co-ed Flag Football Tournament.;
November 12 – Progress Reports sent home.;
November 14 – Photo Re-Takes.:
November 14 – Parent/teacher/student conferences (evening).;
November 15 – PA Day for parent/teacher/student conferences (morning).;
November 16 - PIAC’s 13th Annual Parent Involvement Makes a Difference Conference! Visit https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Community/How-to-Get-Involved/PIAC-2019-Event for more information. &
November 29 – Deadline to apply for Early French Immersion application.
 
HALLOWEEN SAFETY: We know many students will be participating in Halloween activities in their communities. Please review the safety pamphlet from Toronto Police Service with your child(ren).
 
RESOURCE OF THE WEEK: https://www.khanacademy.org/
 
PARENT INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES:
PIZZA LUNCH – Thanks to the many volunteers who were present to support pizza lunch this past Thursday.
MILLER ADVISORY COUNCIL (MAC) – Our next MAC meeting is Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30pm. To view past agendas and principal reports & future meeting dates please visit our website (http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/williammiller/School-Council/Agenda).
PIAC 13th ANNUAL PARENT INVOLVEMENT MAKES A DIFFERENCE CONFERENCE on November 16th. Visit https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Community/How-to-Get-Involved/PIAC-2019-Event for more information.
 
FRENCH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE: The FSL advisory committee has a website (https://www.tdsb.on.ca/fslac ) that provides a wealth of information, including resources for homework help. You are also able to sign up for their newsletter. This past month’s newsletter included questions and answers related to the FSL Program Review Recommendations.
 
MILLER ROBOTICS: The robotics team and club continue to meet. Please encourage your to speak to Mlle. McCormack if they are interested.
 
STUDENT LEADERSHIP:
EcoSchools - Encourage your child to speak with Mrs. Thibault if they are interested.
Student Council - Grade 5 - 8 classes elected 2 class representatives this past week.
Safety Patrollers - Thanks to Mrs. Norbraten and our community police officer for training over 50 students to be safety patrollers. Please support them as they work to ensure the safety of all students.
Student Voice - Students who are interested in school leadership are encouraged to join Student Voice. Please see Mrs. Norbraten if you are interested.
 
MILLER SPORTS:
Cross Country – Congratulations to 20 competitors who participated in Monday’s conference finals and the 5 runners who participated in city finals this past Thursday. Thanks to Mrs. Norbraten, Mme. Larocque, Mlle. Lee, Mrs. Cloutier-Thornes and Mrs. Thibault who have been coaching.
Flag Football – Practises continue for our junior and intermediate teams. Thanks to Mlle. McCormack and Mrs. Broughton.
Grade 7 & 8 Girls Basketball – Try-outs began this past week. Thanks to Mlle. Golpayegani and Ms. Gooden for coaching.
 
MILLER ARTS:
Primary Choir – Participants continue to practice with Mme. Prescott.
Junior/Intermediate Choir – Participants continue to practice with Mme. Vernon-Baker.
Burundian Drumming – Participants continue to practice with Mr. Ndayisenga and Mrs. Jupiter.
Pop-up Concert in November – Interested students are encouraged to speak with Mme Vernon-Baker.
 
ISLAMIC HERITAGE MONTH: This year, the TDSB’s theme for IHM 2019 is, “Reflect. Celebrate. Learn.” 
 
SOMALI HERITAGE MONTH: This year’s theme is “Educate Elevate Excel.”
 
Please remember to visit our website: www.schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/williammiller/ and follow us on Twitter: @WGMillerSchool.
If you have any questions or concerns please let the school know.
Have a great week!
Matt Johnston
Principal


Sunday, October 20, 2019

Good evening,

 

I hope you had an enjoyable weekend.

 

As a reminder, all visitors are asked to access the building through the main entrance (entrance # 1) and start their visit at the main office. This includes anyone who is a dropping off a lunch for their child over the lunch hour. Thanks for your cooperation.

 

We are still collecting clothing and fabrics. The deadline has been extended until October 30. Miller has partnered with bag2school (http://www.bag2schoolfundraising.com/bio ) and is collecting used clothing and fabrics. Any clean clothing in reasonable condition, shoes (tied together, please), belts, purses, handbags and other soft bags can be placed on the stage in the small gym.

 

Here are a few important dates at William G. Miller PS:

October 21 – Federal Election – our large gym will be used as a polling station.;

October 21 - Cross-Country East Conference Finals at Tomson Park.;

October 21 – Band Practice Drop-in.;

October 22 – Primary choir at lunch.;

October 23 – Burundian drumming at lunch.;

October 23 – Jr/Int Choir Altos

October 24 – Pizza Lunch. Thanks to parent volunteers for organizing. Volunteers are needed at 11:30am.;

October 24 – Room 27 to Hillside.;

October 25 – Pop-up concert at 8:20am.

October 25 – Jr/Int choir at lunch.;

October 29 - Miller Advisory Council (MAC) meeting at 6:30pm. All parents/guardians are welcome. Child care is provided.; &

October 30 – Walkthrough Wednesday. An opportunity for parents/guardians to walkthrough William G. Miller PS. Please meet at the office at 9:15am.;

November 4 – Early French Immersion application process opens. Visit: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Elementary-School/School-Choices/French-Programs/Application-Process/Early-French-Immersion

November 12 – Progress Reports sent home.;

November 14 – Photo Re-Takes.:

November 14 – Parent/teacher/student conferences (evening).;

November 15 – PA Day for parent/teacher/student conferences (morning).; &

November 29 – Deadline to apply for Early French Immersion application.

 

RESOURCE OF THE WEEK:  http://www.wouldyourathermath.com/ Whichever option you choose, justify your reasoning with mathematics.

 

FRENCH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE: The FSL advisory committee has a website (https://www.tdsb.on.ca/fslac ) that provides a wealth of information, including resources for homework help. You are also able to sign up for their newsletter. This past month’s newsletter included questions and answers related to the FSL Program Review Recommendations.

 

GRADE 8-9 INFORMATION: Our guidance counsellor, Bianca Alexander, continues to work with our grade 8s through the grade 8-9 process. She hosted an information night this past Thursday at Sir Oliver Mowat CI. She will be using the following blog  ( http://eastregionguidance.blogspot.com/ ) to provide information to parents/guardians. The TDSB website ( http://www.tdsb.on.ca/High-School ) has many resources, including a list of all secondary schools information nights.

 

PARENT INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

PIZZA LUNCH – Volunteers are needed this Thursday. Please meet at the office at 11:30am.

MILLER ADVISORY COUNCIL (MAC) – Our next MAC meeting is Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30pm. To view past agendas and principal reports & future meeting dates please visit our website (http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/williammiller/School-Council/Agenda).

 

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES: This past week we participated with several other local schools in the annual shelter in place drill with the Toronto East CAER Community Siren Test.

 

MILLER ROBOTICS: The robotics team and club continue to meet. Please encourage your to speak to Mlle. McCormack, Mme. Li Chen, or Ms. Gooden if they are interested.

 

STUDENT LEADERSHIP:

EcoSchools - Encourage your child to speak with Mrs. Thibault if they are interested.

Student Council - Grade 5 - 8 classes elected 2 class representatives this past week.

Safety Patrollers - Thanks to Mrs. Norbraten and our community police officer for training over 50 students to be safety patrollers. Please support them as they work to ensure the safety of all students.

Student Voice - Students who are interested in school leadership are encouraged to join Student Voice. Please see Mrs. Norbraten if you are interested.

 

MILLER SPORTS:

Cross Country – Congratulations to all competitors who participated in Friday’s cross-country meet. Over 20 runners qualified for the conference finals on Monday. Thanks to Mrs. Norbraten, Mme. Larocque, Mlle. Lee, Mrs. Cloutier-Thornes and Mrs. Thibault who have been coaching and the parents who helped supervise at Friday’s meet.

Flag Football – Practises continue for our junior and intermediate teams. Thanks to Mlle. McCormack and Mrs. Broughton.

Grades 4-6 Male Soccer – They lost in the conference semi-finals this past week. Congratulations on a great season. Thanks to Mr. Rama-Naiken and Mr. Orelus.

 

MILLER ARTS:

Primary Choir – Forms have been handed out by Mme. Prescott. It’s not too late to join.

Junior/Intermediate Choir – Participants continue to practice with Mme. Vernon-Baker.

Burundian Drumming – Participants continue to practice with Mr. Ndayisenga and Mrs. Jupiter.

Pop-up Concert on Friday, October 25 – Interested students are encouraged to speak with Mme Vernon-Baker.

 

 

ISLAMIC HERITAGE MONTH: This year, the TDSB’s theme for IHM 2019 is, “Reflect. Celebrate. Learn.” 

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/News/Article-Details/ArtMID/474/ArticleID/1357/October-is-Islamic-Heritage-Month

 

 

SOMALI HERITAGE MONTH: This year’s theme is “Educate Elevate Excel.”

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/News/Article-Details/ArtMID/474/ArticleID/1358/October-is-Somali-Heritage-Month

 

Please remember to visit our website: www.schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/williammiller/ and follow us on Twitter: @WGMillerSchool.

If you have any questions or concerns please let the school know.

Have a great week!

Matt Johnston

Principal

 

Monday, October 14, 2019

Good evening,
 
I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving Weekend.
 
We are still collecting clothing and fabrics. Miller has partnered with bag2school (http://www.bag2schoolfundraising.com/bio ) and is collecting used clothing and fabrics. Any clean clothing in reasonable condition, shoes (tied together, please), belts, purses, handbags and other soft bags can be placed on the stage in the small gym.
 
Here are a few important dates at William G. Miller PS:
October 14 – Thanksgiving.;
October 15 – TDSB EcoSchools kick-off. Encourage your child to speak with Mrs. Thibault if they are interested.
October 15 – Primary choir at lunch.;
October 15 – Jr/Int choir at lunch.;
October 16 – Burundian drumming at lunch.;
October 16 – Junior Boys soccer team complete in the conference finals.
October 16 – Shelter-in-place drill with local schools and Toronto East Community Awareness & Emergency Response (CAER). Please see attachment .;
October 17 – Beyond 8 information night at Sir Oliver Mowat CI at 6:30pm for grade 8 students and their families.;
October 18 – Cross-Country East Qualifier at Thomson Park;
October 21 - Cross-Country East Finals at Tomson Park.;
October 24 – Pizza Lunch. Thanks to parent volunteers for organizing.;
October 25 – Pop-up concert at 8:20am.
October 29 - Miller Advisory Council (MAC) meeting at 6:30pm. All parents/guardians are welcome. Child care is provided.; &
October 30 – Walkthrough Wednesday. An opportunity for parents/guardians to walkthrough William G. Miller PS. Please meet at the office at 9:15am.;
November 29 – Deadline to apply for Early French Immersion application.
 
 
RESOURCE OF THE WEEK:  http://cemc2.math.uwaterloo.ca/mathfrog/ A bilingual resource of math games.
                                            
GRADE 8-9 INFORMATION: Our guidance counsellor, Bianca Alexander, has been into each intermediate class to introduce the grade 8-9 process. She will be hosting an information night at Sir Oliver Mowat CI on Thursday, October 17 at 6:30pm. She will be using the following blog  ( http://eastregionguidance.blogspot.com/ ) to provide information to parents/guardians. The TDSB website ( http://www.tdsb.on.ca/High-School ) has many resources, including a list of all secondary schools information nights.
 
MILLER ROBOTICS: The robotics team and club continue to meet. Please encourage your to speak to Mlle. McCormack if they are interested.
 
STUDENT LEADERSHIP:
EcoSchools - Encourage your child to speak with Mrs. Thibault if they are interested.
Student Council - Grade 5 - 8 classes elected 2 class representatives this past week and had their first meeting.
Safety Patrollers - Thanks to Mrs. Norbraten and our community police officer for training over 50 students to be safety patrollers. Please support them as they work to ensure the safety of all students.
Student Voice - Students who are interested in school leadership are encouraged to join Student Voice. Please see Mrs. Norbraten if you are interested.
 
MILLER SPORTS:
Cross Country - Practises continue this week. Participants are preparing for the first meet. Thanks to Mrs. Norbraten, Mme. Larocque, Mlle. Lee, Mrs. Cloutier-Thornes and Mrs. Thibault.
Borden Ball – Congratulations to our grade 7/8 girls who are area champions. Thanks to Mlle. Golpayegani & Mme. Gooden.
  • Congratulations to our grade 5/6 girls who made it to the semi-finals of their tournament. Thanks to Mlle. Shaikh & Mrs. Thibault.
Flag Football – Practises continue for our junior and intermediate teams. Thanks to Mlle. McCormack and Mrs. Broughton.
Grades 4-6 Male Soccer – Congratulations on winning their semi-final match. They play in the conference finals this week. Thanks to Mr. Rama-Naiken and Mr. Orelus.
 
MILLER ARTS:
Primary Choir – Forms were handed out by Mme. Prescott. It’s not too late to join. Rehearsals continue this week.
Junior/Intermediate Choir – Participants continue to practice with Mme. Vernon-Baker.
Burundian Drumming – Participants continue to practice with Mr. Ndayisenga and Mrs. Jupiter.
Pop-up Concert on Friday, October 25 – Interested students are encouraged to speak with Mme Vernon-Baker.
 
ISLAMIC HERITAGE MONTH: This year, the TDSB’s theme for IHM 2019 is, “Reflect. Celebrate. Learn.” 
 
SOMALI HERITAGE MONTH: This year’s theme is “Educate Elevate Excel.”
 
PARENT INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES:
PIZZA LUNCH – Thank you to organizers and the parent/guardian volunteers who helped out this past Thursday.
MILLER ADVISORY COUNCIL (MAC) – Our first MAC meeting was held this past Tuesday. To view the agenda, principal’s report & future meeting dates please visit our website (http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/williammiller/School-Council/Agenda).
 
Please remember to visit our website: www.schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/williammiller/ and follow us on Twitter: @WGMillerSchool.
If you have any questions or concerns please let the school know.
Have a great week!
Matt Johnston
Principal

 

Monday, October 7, 2019

Good evening,

 

I hope your week is off to a great start.

 

Are you looking to get rid of summer clothes? Miller has partnered with bag2school (http://www.bag2schoolfundraising.com/bio ) and is collecting used clothing and fabrics. Any clean clothing in reasonable condition, shoes (tied together, please), belts, purses, handbags and other soft bags can be placed on the stage in the small gym. This diverts waste from landfill sites and raises money for the school.

 

Also, the Cross-Country East Qualifier scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed until Friday, October 18. Students were informed of this today by the coaches.

 

Here are a few important dates at William G. Miller PS:

October 8 – Primary choir begins at lunch.;

October 8 – Jr/Int choir at lunch.;

October 9 – Burundian drumming at lunch.;

October 9 – Let’s Talk Science for rooms 10 & 11.;

October 11 – PA DAY (no school for students). Teachers participating in professional learning.;

October 14 – Thanksgiving (no school).;

October 16 – Shelter-in-place drill with local schools and Toronto East Community Awareness & Emergency Response (CAER). Please see attachment.;

October 17 – Beyond 8 information night at Sir Oliver Mowat CI at 6:30pm for grade 8 students and their families.;

October 18 – Cross-Country East Qualifier at Thomson Park;

October 21 - Cross-Country East Finals at Tomson Park.;

October 24 – Pizza Lunch. Thanks to parent volunteers for organizing.;

October 29 - Miller Advisory Council (MAC) meeting at 6:30pm. All parents/guardians are welcome. Child care is provided.; &

October 30 – Walkthrough Wednesday. An opportunity for parents/guardians to walkthrough William G. Miller PS. Please meet at the office at 9:15am.;

 

RESOURCE OF THE WEEK: Math Before Bed https://mathbeforebed.com/start-here/

 

AGENDAS: The agendas have arrived! All students should have received their agenda from their teacher.

                                            

GRADE 8-9 INFORMATION: Our guidance counsellor, Bianca Alexander, has been into each intermediate class to introduce the grade 8-9 process. She will be hosting an information night at Sir Oliver Mowat CI on Thursday, October 17 at 6:30pm. She will be using the following blog  ( http://eastregionguidance.blogspot.com/ ) to provide information to parents/guardians. The TDSB website ( http://www.tdsb.on.ca/High-School ) has many resources, including a list of all secondary schools information nights.

 

MILLER ROBOTICS: The robotics team and club continue to meet. Please encourage your child to speak to Mlle. McCormack if they are interested.

 

STUDENT LEADERSHIP:

Student Council - Grade 5 - 8 classes will be electing 2 class representatives this week.

Safety Patrollers - Thanks to Mrs. Norbraten and our community police officer for training over 50 students to be safety patrollers. Please support them as they work to ensure the safety of all students.

Student Voice - Students who are interested in school leadership are encouraged to join Student Voice. Please see Mrs. Norbraten if you are interested.

 

 

MILLER SPORTS:

Cross Country - Practises continue this week. Participants are preparing for the first meet. Thanks to Mrs. Norbraten, Mme. Larocque, Mlle. Lee, Mrs. Cloutier-Thornes and Mrs. Thibault.

Borden Ball – Congratulations to our grade 7/8 girls who are area champions. Thanks to Mlle. Golpayegani & Mme. Gooden.

- Congratulations to our grade 5/6 girls who made it to the semi-finals of their tournament. Thanks to Mlle. Shaikh & Mrs. Thibault.

Flag Football – Practises continue for our junior and intermediate teams. Thanks to Mlle. McCormack and Mrs. Broughton.

Grade 7 & 8 Male Soccer- Practises continue. Thanks to Mr. Sassa.

Grades 4-6 Male Soccer – Congratulations on going undefeated at their qualifying tournament. Thanks to Mr. Rama-Naiken and Mr. Orelus.

 

MILLER ARTS:

Primary Choir – Forms were handed out this past week by Mme. Prescott. It’s not too late to join. Rehearsals start October 8th.

Junior/Intermediate Choir – Participants continue to practice with Mme. Vernon-Baker.

Burundian Drumming – Participants continue to practice with Mr. Ndayisenga and Mrs. Jupiter.

 

POTASSIUM IODIDE CONSENT: Please read the attached letter which was sent home regarding potassium iodide tablets.

 

PARENT INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

PIZZA LUNCH – Thank you to organizers and the parent/guardian volunteers who helped out this past Thursday.

MILLER ADVISORY COUNCIL (MAC) – Our first MAC meeting was held this past Tuesday. To view the agenda, principal’s report & future meeting dates please visit our website (http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/williammiller/School-Council/Agenda).

 

Please remember to visit our website: www.schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/williammiller/ and follow us on Twitter: @WGMillerSchool.

If you have any questions or concerns please let the school know.

Have a great week!

Matt Johnston

Principal

 

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Good evening,

 

Did you miss our first pop-up concert this past Friday? It was great to see several students showcase their talent.  Visit our website: www.schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/williammiller/ and/or our Twitter feed, @WGMillerSchool , for highlights.

 

Our first Miller Advisory Council meeting was held this past Tuesday. There was a great turnout and it was a very positive start to the year.  A list of MAC members and voting members will be posted on our website. I have attached my principal’s update. Please visit https://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/williammiller/School-Council/Agenda for additional information.

 

Here are a few important dates at William G. Miller PS:

September 30 – Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters (http://www.orangeshirtday.org/).

September 30 – October 4: Grade 3 Universal Screening Testing will take place in class. The attached letter was sent home with grade 3 students this past Tuesday.;

September 30 – Grade 6 students return from Kearney (https://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/soes/ ).;

September 30 – Cross-country training continues.;

October 1 – Safety patrollers begin. Please support our grade 5 & 6 student leaders who are working to keep our students safe.;

October 1 – Jr/Int. Choir at lunch

October 2 – Burundian Drumming for grades 6 – 8. Please see Mr. Ndayisenga or Mrs. Jupiter if you are interested.

October 2 - Hillside Outside Education Centre trip for rooms 12 & 32.;

October 2 – Grade 7/8 Borden Ball Tournament at Pearson CI.;

October 3 – Grade 5/6 Borden Ball Tournament at Pearson CI.;

October 3 – Junior Boys Soccer Tournament at Fairmount PS.;

October 3 – Jr./Int Choir at lunch.;

October 3 - Terry Fox Run/Walk. Parents/guardians are welcome to join.;

October 4 – Picture Day;

October 8 – Primary choir begins;

October 8 – Cross-Country East Qualifier at Thomson Park;

October 11 – PA DAY (no school for students). Teachers participating in professional learning.;

October 14 – Thanksgiving (no school).;

October 16 – Shelter-in-place drill with local schools and Toronto East Community Awareness & Emergency Response (CAER). Please see attachment.;

October 18 – Cross-Country East Finals at Tomson Park.;

October 24 – Pizza Lunch. Thanks to parent volunteers for organizing.;

October 29 - Miller Advisory Council (MAC) meeting at 6:30pm. All parents/guardians are welcome. Child care is provided.; &

October 30 – Walkthrough Wednesday. An opportunity for parents/guardians to walkthrough William G. Miller PS. Please meet at the office at 9:15am.;

 

IMPORTANT LABOUR UPDATE: Each of you should have received an email from the TDSB regarding the labour update. Please visit https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Media/News/ArtMID/2750/ArticleID/1355/Labour-Update-Letter-to-ParentsGuardians to read the letter.

 

AGENDAS: The agendas have arrived! Your child should have received one this past Friday.

 

RESOURCE OF THE WEEK: A Parent's Guide to the Fundamentals of Math 

 

SAFETY PATROLLERS: It is not too late for grade 5 & 6 students to join. Encourage your child to see Mrs. Norbraten if they are interested.

 

STUDENT VOICE: Students who are interested in school leadership are encouraged to join Student Voice. Please see Mrs. Norbraten if you are interested.

 

GRADE 3 UNIVERSAL SCREENING PROCESS: As part of the TDSB’s Universal Screening Process for Grade 3 students, all grade 3 students will take the Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test, a standardized group test of ability. If you DO NOT want your child to take this test, would you please inform me in writing no later than Monday, September30, 2019. A letter with additional information was sent home this past week. The TDSB website provides more information: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Leadership-Learning-and-School-Improvement/Special-Education/Universal-Screening .

 

POTASSIUM IODIDE CONSENT: Please read the attached  letter which was sent home this past week regarding potassium iodide tablets.

 

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES: This past week we had our two remaining fire drills of the fall. We are required to have three fire drills and one lockdown drill in the fall and spring as per TDSB requirements.

 

MILLER SPORTS: Bordenball, flag football, and soccer will be starting shortly. Encourage your child to listen to the announcements and attend the information meetins to get the permission forms.

 

CROSS COUNTRY: Ms. Norbraten had a meeting this past week and distributed permission forms. This is a great opportunity for students in grades 2 – 8 to be physically active and get involved at Miller. All participants who regularly attend practises make the team. Our goal is for a minimum of 100 runners to compete. Please encourage your child to participate.

 

MILLER ARTS:

Primary Choir – Forms were handed out this past week by Mme. Prescott. It’s not too late to join. Rehearsals start October 8th.

Junior/Intermediate Choir - Forms were handed out this past week by Mme. Vernon-Baker. It’s not too late to join. Rehearsals start September 24th.

Burundian Drumming – Practises start September 25th. Students should see Mr. Ndayisenga or Mrs. Jupiter if they are interested.

 

 

PARENT INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

PIZZA LUNCH – Thank you to organizers and the parent/guardian volunteers who helped out this past Thursday.

MILLER ADVISORY COUNCIL (MAC) – Our first MAC meeting was held this past Tuesday. To view the agenda, principal’s report & future meeting dates please visit our website (http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/williammiller/School-Council/Agenda).

 

Please remember to visit our website: www.schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/williammiller/ and follow us on Twitter: @WGMillerSchool.

If you have any questions or concerns please let the school know.

Have a great week!

Matt Johnston

Principal

 

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Good evening,

 

I trust that you have been enjoying the beautiful weather this weekend. Another busy week at Miller. I'm excited for our first Pop-up Concert on Friday at 8:20am in the front foyer. It will feature musicians from Miller.

 

It was great to see many of you at the Welcome Back BBQ and Meet the Teachers Night this past Thursday. I want to thank the many parent & student volunteers who made the BBQ possible. I really appreciate Kristan and Jennifer Erner for organizing the BBQ. Having music was a great touch. Thanks to our DJ.

 

I would also like to thank the parents who have been preparing for start of the nutrition program, organizing pizza lunches and those who volunteered at the book fair. THANK YOU!

 

Our first Miller Advisory Council meeting will be Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30pm. Please see the attached letter and nomination form.  I hope you will consider getting involved in some capacity. More information is found below.

 

Here are a few important dates at William G. Miller PS:

September 23 – 27 – Aussie-X at Miller. A note was sent home this past week with information and the cost of $7 per student. Please see the attached schedule..  (https://www.xmovement.com/who-we-are/aussie-x/)

September 23 – Cross-country training continues.;

September 23 – Deadline to submit the Miller Advisory Council (MAC) nomination form.;

September 24 – Nutrition Program begins. It is not too late to participate. Please complete the attached form and submit it ASAP.:

September 24 – Safety patrollers training for grade 5 & 6 students at lunch with Mrs. Norbraten and community resource officer.;

September 24 – Jr/Int. Choir at lunch

September 24 - Miller Advisory Council (MAC) meeting at 6:30pm. All parents/guardians are welcome. Childcare is provided.;

September 25 – Burundian Drumming for grades 6 – 8. Please see Mr. Ndayisenga or Mrs. Jupiter if you are interested.

September 26 – Pizza Lunch (order forms were due last week).;

September 26 – Jr./Int Choir at lunch.;

September 27 – Pop-Up Concert at 8:20am in the foyer.;

September 27 – 30 – Grade 6 Outdoor Trip to Kearney (https://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/soes/ ).;

September 30 – Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters (http://www.orangeshirtday.org/).

October 2 - Hillside Outside Education Centre trip for room 32.;

October 2 – Borden Ball Tournament.;

October 3 - Terry Fox Run/Walk. Parents/guardians are welcome to join.;

October 4 – Picture Day;

October 8 – Primary choir begins;

October 8 – Cross-Country East Qualifier at Thomson Park;

October 11 – PA DAY (no school for students). Teachers participating in professional learning.;

October 14 – Thanksgiving (no school).; &

October 18 – Cross-Country East Finals at Tomson Park.

 

MILLER ADVISORY COUNCIL (MAC): We encourage parents/guardians to become involved in their children’s education by supporting our School Council.  The Miller Advisory Council (MAC) meets once a month.  The first meeting will take place on September 24 at 6:30pm in the library.  Please see the 2019 - 2020 MAC elections package   for additional information about MAC and a nomination form for the 2019-2020 school year. The deadline to submit is September 23rd.

 

RESOURCE OF THE WEEK: Doing Mathematics with your Child 

 

SAFETY PATROLLERS: It is not too late for grade 5 & 6 students to join. Encourage your child to see Mrs. Norbraten if they are interested.

 

STUDENT VOICE: Students who are interested in school leadership are encouraged to join Student Voice. Please see Mrs. Norbraten if you are interested.

 

GRADE 3 UNIVERSAL SCREENING PROCESS: As part of the TDSB’s Universal Screening Process for Grade 3 students, all grade 3 students will take the Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test, a standardized group test of ability. If you DO NOT want your child to take this test, would you please inform me in writing no later than Friday, September 27, 2019. A letter with additional information will be sent home this week. The TDSB website provides more information: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Leadership-Learning-and-School-Improvement/Special-Education/Universal-Screening .

 

POTASSIUM IODIDE CONSENT: Please read the attached letter which was sent home this past week regarding potassium iodide tablets.

 

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES: This past week we had one fire drill and one lockdown drill. We are required to have three fire drills and one lockdown drill in the fall and spring as per TDSB requirements. We will have the two remaining fire drills in the coming weeks.

 

MILLER SPORTS: Bordenball, flag football, and soccer will be starting shortly. Encourage your child to listen to the announcements and attend the information meetins to get the permission forms.

 

CROSS COUNTRY: Students were busy training this past week. This is a great opportunity for students in grades 2 – 8 to be physically active and get involved at Miller. All participants who regularly attend practises make the team. Our goal is for a minimum of 100 runners to compete. Please encourage your child to participate.

 

MILLER ARTS:

Primary Choir – Forms were handed out this past week by Mme. Prescott. It’s not too late to join. Rehearsals start October 8th.

Junior/Intermediate Choir - Forms were handed out this past week by Mme. Vernon-Baker. It’s not too late to join. Rehearsals start September 24th.

Burundian Drumming – Practises start September 25th. Students should see Mr. Ndayisenga or Mrs. Jupiter if they are interested.

 

AGENDAS: Due to a significant production issue with our vendor, Premier Agendas, there will be a delay in the delivery of our school's student planners. This production issue has impacted the delivery of planners across the TDSB and across the province. While we can't confirm exactly when our school will receive our shipment of planners, we have been told by Premier Agendas that all schools will receive their planners by the end of September.

 

Please remember to visit our website: www.schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/williammiller/ and follow us on Twitter: @WGMillerSchool.

If you have any questions or concerns please let the school know.

Have a great week!

Matt Johnston

Principal

 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Good evening,
 I trust that you are having a great weekend.
 We have a very active week ahead. Many extra-curriculars will be starting this week. We hope you are able to join us on Thursday, September 19thfor our WelcomeBack BBQ, Meet the Teacher evening  and visit thebookfair . More information is found below.
 Thank you to the many parents who have completed the start of the year forms which are now online. If you haven’t, please complete them as soon as possible. More information is found below.
 Our first Miller Advisory Council meeting will be Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30pm. Please see the attached letter and nomination form. I hope you will consider getting involved in some capacity. More information is found below.
 Here are a few important dates at William G. Miller PS:
September 16 – Cross-country training begins.;
September 16 – 20: Book Fair in the library. Please see the attached invitation which was sent home this past week.;
September 19 – Welcome Back BBQ (5:00pm) & Meet the Teachers Night (6:30pm – 7:30pm). We hope that you will be able to attend and make these important connections with our school staff. Each teacher will have two brief presentations (6:30pm & 7:00pm) in their classroom to accommodate parents who have more than child in the school. Please see the attached invitation. A paper copy was sent home this past week.;
September 19 - Parent meeting for grade
6 outdoor education trip to Kearney at 7:15pm in room 2.
 (
https://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/soes/ ). Permission forms were distributed and emailed this past week.;
September 20 – ‘You’ dance performance at the National Ballet for rooms 29 & 31.
September 23 – Deadline to submit the Miller Advisory Council (MAC) nomination form.;
September 23 – 27 – Aussie-X at Miller (https://www.xmovement.com/who-we-are/aussie-x/)
September 24 – Jr/Int. Choir at lunch
September 24 - Miller Advisory Council (MAC) meeting at 6:30pm. All parents/guardians are welcome. Childcare is provided.;
September 25 – Burundian Drumming for grades 6 – 8. Please see Mr. Ndayisenga or Mrs. Jupiter if you are interested.;
September 26 – Pizza Lunch (order forms will be sent home this week).;
September 26 – Jr./Int Choir at lunch.;
September 27 – Pop-Up Concert at 8:20am in the foyer.;
September 27 - Student Nutrition Program forms due.;
September 27 – 30 – Grade 6 Outdoor Trip to Kearney (https://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/soes/ ).;
September 30 – Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters (http://www.orangeshirtday.org/).;
September 30 – Nutrition Program begins.:
October 2 - Hillside Outside Education Centre trip for room 32.;
October 3 - Terry Fox Run/Walk. Parents/guardians are welcome to join.;
October 4 – Picture Day;
October 8 – Primary choir begins;
October 8 – Cross-Country East Qualifier at Thomson Park; &
October 18 – Cross-Country East Finals at Tomson Park.
 MILLER ADVISORY COUNCIL (MAC): We encourage parents/guardians to become involved in their children’s education by supporting our School Council.  The Miller Advisory Council (MAC) meets once a month.  The first meeting will take place on September 24 at 6:30pm in the library.  Please see the  2019 - 2020 MAC elections packagefor additional information about MAC and a nomination form for the 2019-2020 school year. The deadline to submit is September 23rd.
 SAFETY PATROLLERS: It is not too late for grade 5 & 6 students to join. Encourage your child to see Mrs. Norbraten if they are interested.
 PARKING & STUDENT DROP OFF SAFETY: If you are driving your child to school, please use the kiss and ride at both north and south driveways which are outlined by school pylons.  Drivers are reminded to keep to the right side in the loop and ABSOLUTELY no parking as it causes an unsafe disruption to the flow of traffic. For student safety, DO NOT use the parking lot entrance to make U-turns.  We ask this out of concern for the safety of all students. Please review the Parking and Student Drop Off Reminders attachment. Also, the City of Toronto (http://toronto.ca/visionzeroTO) and TDSB (http://www.tdsb.on.ca/Road-Safety) has several resources to review pedestrian safety with your child.
 EMERGENCY PROCEDURES: We are required to have three fire drills and one lockdown drill in the fall and spring as per TDSB requirements. Teachers will be reviewing procedures with students as we prepare for the drills in the coming weeks.
 MILLER SPORTS: Bordenball, flag football, and soccer will be starting shortly. Encourage your child to listen to the announcements and attend the information meetings to get the permission forms.
 CROSS COUNTRY: Ms. Norbraten had a meeting this past week and distributed permission forms. This is a great opportunity for students in grades 2 – 8 to be physically active and get involved at Miller. All participants who regularly attend practises make the team. Our goal is for a minimum of 100 runners to compete. Please encourage your child to participate.
 MILLER ARTS:
Primary Choir – Forms were handed out this past week by Mme. Prescott. It’s not too late to join. Rehearsals start October 8th.
Junior/Intermediate Choir - Forms were handed out this past week by Mme. Vernon-Baker. It’s not too late to join. Rehearsals start September 24th.
Burundian Drumming – Practises start September 25th. Students should see Mr. Ndayisenga or Mrs. Jupiter if they are interested.
Please see the attached memo  from our Music department.
 RESOURCE OF THE WEEK: https://tvomathify.com/register/student  Provides a variety of math resources, including online tutoring, for students in grades 7 & 8.
 START OF THE YEAR FORMS: Many school start-up forms can now be completed online! If you have an email on file with your school, you should have received an email with the link to complete the forms this past week. Please contact the office if you have not received the email. Learn more here: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/News/Article-Details/ArtMID/474/ArticleID/1346/Start-of-Year-Forms-Can-Now-Be-Completed-Online
 AGENDAS: Due to a significant production issue with our vendor, Premier Agendas, there will be a delay in the delivery of our school's student planners. This production issue has impacted the delivery of planners across the TDSB and across the province. While we can't confirm exactly when our school will receive our shipment of planners, we have been told by Premier Agendas that all schools will receive their planners by the end of September.
 
Please remember to visit our website: www.schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/williammiller/ and follow us on Twitter: @WGMillerSchool.
If you have any questions or concerns please let the school know.
Have a great week!
Matt Johnston
Principal

 

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Good evening,

 

We trust that you are having a great weekend. We’ve had a great start to the year. It has been great to see many of you this past week. Throughout the year, I will send a weekly update each Sunday to highlight school events. The attached September calendar was sent home with your child this past Friday.

 

Here are a few important dates at William G. Miller PS:

September 9 – Student Voice Leadership groups meets in the library at lunch.;

September 13 – Deadline to complete start of the year forms which are now online. More information can be found below.;

September 16 – Cross-country training begins.;

September 16 – 20: Book Fair in the library.;

September 19 – Welcome Back BBQ (5:00pm) & Meet the Teachers Night (6:30pm – 7:30pm). We hope that you will be able to attend and make these important connections with our school staff. Each teacher will have two brief presentations (6:30pm & 7:00pm) in their classroom to accommodate parents who have more than child in the school. Please see the attached invitation  A paper copy of the invitation will be sent home early next week;

September 20 – ‘You’ dance performance at the National Ballet for rooms 29 & 31.

September 23 – 27 – Aussie-X at Miller (https://www.xmovement.com/who-we-are/aussie-x/)

September 24 – Jr/Int. Choir at lunch

September 24 - Miller Advisory Council (MAC) meeting at 6:30pm. All parents/guardians are welcome. Childcare is provided.;

September 26 – Pizza Lunch (order forms will be sent home the week of September 16)

September 26 – Jr./Int Choir at lunch.;

September 27 - Student Nutrition Program forms due.;

September 27 – 30 – Grade 6 Outdoor Trip to Kearney (https://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/soes/ ). Additional information to follow.;

September 30 – Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters (http://www.orangeshirtday.org/).

September 30 – Nutrition Program begins.:

October 2 - Hillside Outside Education Centre trip for room 32. &

October 3 - Terry Fox Run/Walk. Parents/guardians are welcome to join.

 

START OF THE YEAR FORMS: Many school start-up forms can now be completed online! If you have an email on file with your school, you should have received an email with the link to complete the forms this past week. Please contact the office if you have not received the email. Learn more here: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/News/Article-Details/ArtMID/474/ArticleID/1346/Start-of-Year-Forms-Can-Now-Be-Completed-Online

 

AGENDAS: We have just been informed that due to a significant production issue with our vendor, Premier Agendas, there will be a delay in the delivery of our school's student planners. This production issue has impacted the delivery of planners across the TDSB and across the province. While we can't confirm exactly when our school will receive our shipment of planners, we have been told by Premier Agendas that all schools will receive their planners by the end of September.

 

PARKING & STUDENT DROP OFF SAFETY: If you are driving your child to school, please use the kiss and ride at both north and south driveways which are outlined by school pylons.  Drivers are reminded to keep to the right side in the loop and ABSOLUTELY no parking as it causes an unsafe disruption to the flow of traffic. For student safety, DO NOT use the parking lot entrance to make U-turns.  We ask this out of concern for the safety of all students. Please review the attachment. Also, the City of Toronto (http://toronto.ca/visionzeroTO) and TDSB (http://www.tdsb.on.ca/Road-Safety) has several resources to review pedestrian safety with your child.

 

CROSS COUNTRY: Ms. Norbraten will be hosting a meeting for students interested in cross-country. This is a great opportunity for students in grades 2 – 8 to be physically active and get involved at Miller. All participants who regularly attend practises make the team. Our goal is for a minimum of 100 runners to compete. Please encourage your child to participate.

 

MILLER ADVISORY COUNCIL (MAC): We encourage parents/guardians to become involved in their children’s education by supporting our School Council.  The Miller Advisory Council (MAC) meets once a month.  The first meeting will take place on September 24 at 6:30pm in the library. Childcare is provided.

 

RESOURCES OF THE WEEK: www.mathies.ca This site has a variety of math related games, tools, and activities.

 

The TDSB website has some terrific resources to support parents (https://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Innovation/ForParents) and students (https://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Innovation/Welcome-Back-students) & throughout the school year.

 

Please remember to visit our website: www.schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/williammiller/ and follow us on Twitter: @WGMillerSchool.

If you have any questions or concerns please let the school know.

Have a great week!

Matt Johnston

Principal

 

Thursday, August 29, 2019

 

WELCOME BACK TO WILLIAM G. MILLER PS!

 

On behalf of the staff at William G. Miller PS, I would like to extend a warm and friendly welcome to our students and their family.  We trust that you had a wonderful summer with your children and that you were able to enjoy many shared activities.  We wish a very special welcome to families who are new to our school.

 

It is an honour to be back as the principal of William G. Miller PS. I look forward to another year of partnering and collaborating with such an incredible school community. Your on-going support of our academic program and the many co-curricular activities is greatly appreciated.  It is exciting to be a part of a school community that believes in all students receiving a “well rounded” education. Thank you for believing education will be stronger when we work together.

 

Our behalf of the William G. Miller PS community I like to welcome our new vice principal, Alicia Lewis-Brown.  Please see the attachment for additional details. Mrs. Katyal and I are excited to have her join the team.

 

Also, I would like to wish a warm welcome to Michelle Praticante, our office administrator.

 

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

At 8:35 am our kindergarten teachers will greet their students in the kindergarten outdoor learning area.

For students in grades 1 – 8, they will be greeted by their teachers at the back of the building at 8:35 am.

The school day starts at 8:45 am, lunch break will run from 11:35 am to 12:25 pm and the school day ends at 3:15 pm.

 

STAFFING

I am pleased to announce the following staffing updates:

  • Mlle. Francine Lee: Senior Kindergarten French Immersion Program (room 9); &
  • Mr. Eric Sassa: Grade 7/8 French Immersion Program (room 33).

 

For the full list of teaching staff please see the school organization attachment.

 

Opening day updates will be posted on http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/williammiller and Twitter @WGMillerSchool .  Also, when you post back-to-school photos to social media please include the hashtag #WEAREMILLER and/or #NOUSSOMMESMILLER.

 

Also, our Meet the Teacher Evening will take place on Thursday, September 19. Please mark your calendars. Additional information will be distributed in the coming weeks.

 

The TDSB has many ‘Welcome Back’ resources that you may find useful. Please use the following link:https://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Innovation/Welcome-Back-students & https://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Innovation/ForParents.

 

The Toronto District School Board is helping increase awareness and promoting road safety in school zones. A few resources can be found at https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Road-Safety. Please review the attach STUDENT SAFETY  document for reminders specific to William G. Miller PS as we prepare for the first day of school. As a reminder, there is no parking is our south drop off area. Please use one of the four drop off zones when using our south end.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact the school’s office if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Best wishes for a great start to the school year,

 

Matt Johnston

Principal

 

 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our students and families a fantastic summer break. We have all worked very hard this year; students, staff members and parents have worked on many projects within the school that have been so meaningful. Three school events that I am most proud of are the STEM Night, our mural and the second edition of our fantastic Spring Fair. These projects showcased the amazing pool of talent that exists within our school community. We have much to be proud of at William G. Miller Public School.

 

At this time of the year we recognize the contributions of our departing staff members as they move on to new opportunities. The following staff members will be moving from the school this year: Mrs. Thompson and Ms. Sivam. We also had some amazing long-term occasional teachers who have been a great part of the team this year: Mlle. Lee, Mssr. Sassa, Mlle. Shaikh & Ms. Wimalanathan. We wish them all the best in their new schools next year in the TDSB.

 

Mrs. Roadhouse, our incredible office administrator, is retiring at the end of the school year. We would like to thank her for her leadership and commitment to our student’s well-being for over 20 years. You will be missed.

 

We will be welcoming new staff members to the school in September to strengthen our amazing Miller team. Hiring is still ongoing throughout the summer and the staff roster is not yet complete. Please see attached for the list to date. Student Report Cards noted destination classrooms for next year, and this information also reveals the name of your child’s new teacher for the coming year.

 

Finally, I would like to thank our parents, guardians and caregivers for your amazing support this past year. Thank you for believing education will be stronger when we work together.

 

Best regards for a relaxing summer,

 

Matt Johnston

Principal

 

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