School will not take place during March Break. Tumpane is closed from March 10-18, 2018. Classes will resume on Monday, March 19, 2018. Some great happenings in Toronto and the GTA during March Break can be found on the following sites.
Toronto For Kids.
To Do Canada
Be sure to check out our local public library for events during that week, as well.
Black Creek Public Library
Our local community librarian came in last week to tell about the great events happening all week at Black Creek. Shealso shared a fun book with us about Pete the Cat. Information about the library went home with students last week.
Downsview Public Library
Sheppard Public Library
Students also took home some flyers with coupons for places to visit during March Break.
Congratulations to our character award winners for the month of February. They showed Fairness in our classroom and we commend them for their treatment of others and positive attitude. Keep up the great work.
Unfortunately, our games night scheduled for March 1 has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for a later date. Sorry for any inconvenience.
The parent council meeting originally scheduled for this week has been post-phoned. Updates about the upcoming meeting will appear in the near future.
Tumpane’s first ever BFF Game Night is just around the corner. Parent council has organized this great event to help build community and strengthen friendships at our school. Students and families are encouraged to attend the evening to have fun and play games with their friends and have their families meet their friends.
Children from Kindergarten to Grade 2 are invited to attend on Thursday, March 1, 2018.
Please be sure to use your blue flyer, sent home last week, to RSVP by tomorrow, February 22, to let us know if you are able to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!
On Friday, February 23, 2018, our class will be having a small celebration at the end of the Lunar New Year. Students are encouraged to wear something that is lucky and red to school that day. We look forward to our celebration and will be sure to share all the happenings from this week with you after that day.
On Friday, students took home an information sheet about Raz Kids. This is an on-line reading program that families can do at home. Once children log in, they can listen to and read books, followed by completing activities to assess understanding. To access your child’s account, go to “Kids Login” when you click on the link for Raz Kids. Students have been practicing logging on, by selecting the teacher’s name, then their own and finally their password. They have been using Raz Kids with their reading buddies the last few weeks. Parents can monitor how your child is progressing by filling out the bottom portion of the letter with your email address or sending an email to the teacher for access and approval.
Other on-line reading has been done in our Media Studies class, using TDSBs Virtual Library. Just click on the link and go any number of great sites with books and videos for students. If you do not have a Vitural Library Learnmark with all of the entry codes please contact the classroom teacher. The Virtual Library will help you find books to listen to with your children.
The Toronto Public Library also offers families a chance to hear and read books on-line through the KidsSpace portion of the site. If you get a library card from the public library, you can use it to log in to other programs on the system, as well as take books out at your local branch. Our closest locations include Black Creek in the basement of Sheridan Mall and Downsview Public Library. The library offers great programs and resources for adults as well as students.
Be sure to check out the Save the Date page for the upcoming dates of importance in February.
Families with children born in 2014, who will be starting Junior Kindergarten in September, can register next month. The dates for registration are February 14 & 15, between 9:30 am and 11:30 am. More information is provided on the flyer below. If you are unable to come for either of those two dates, please phone the office and make an appointment for another date and time.
Congratulations to our character award winners who received awards for December and January demonstrating Kindness and Caring, and Teamwork respectively. We look to these friends to guide us and support our character development.