Pink T-Shirt Day

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 is International Day of Pink.  We are inviting everyone to wear pink on that day, a shirt, pants, even accessories, to remember the importance of anti-bullying and demonstrating tolerance and acceptance of everyone.  Students will be participating in various activities that promotes friendship building and kindness.  Here is the letter we wrote together today.


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Community Structures

Students have been working with three-dimensional objects,exploring, playing games, and building structures.

We are starting a class project, as we begin learning about our community. Students are going to have a chance to create different parts of our community using various building materials. Together we have drafted a letter with supplies we are requesting. We hope to use these items when making various aspects of our community project.


This week we visited a grade 1/2 class that had created a community project.  We are hoping to undertake a similar team task.   Please be sure to ask if you have any questions.

To support your child’s learning at home, you might discuss different aspects of your child’s community, looking at buildings they might see around them, while walking or driving.  You might also talk about the people that work and live in their community and the tools thesee people might use.  We also had a visit from a community helper this week, which was very exciting.  We found out what role they play in our community as well as what kinds of tools they use.


Finally, it is always important to talk about how to stay safe in your community and how we as individuals and a group can contribute to our community.


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Parent Council Meeting

Parents are invited and encouraged to attend the meeting on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.  Light refreshments and child-minding will be available to families attending that evening.  The meeting will begin at 6: 30 p.m. upstairs in the Tumpane library.

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Tumpane Award Winners

Congratulations to our Tumpane Character Award winners.  Last week these students received the award for the Month of March for demonstrating honesty.  Congratulations!


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Field Trip

Our next field trip is on Friday, April 13, 2018.  We will be going to Kortright Conservation Site to enjoy the outdoors and learn how to make maple syrup.  To find out more information about visiting Kortright, please visit their site.

Please return green forms signed with money ($9.00) as soon as possible. If you have registered with the school pay on-line program, please note this on your form.  Registering for this will be useful at any TDSB school your child will attend.

If you haven’t yet registered for the TDSB cash on-line.

If you have already registered go to TDSB cash on-line.





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Save the Date

Check out our Save the Date page for upcoming dates of importance in April.

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The Shape of Things

This term students have been exploring two-dimensional shapes.  First we began by discussing their properties with our classmates, charting our observations and scavenger hunting for them in our room.

Later we explored shapes at our different learning centres.

Students then had a chance to build shapes in their math teams using various materials such as geoboards, string, sticks and straws & connectors.

Later students used shapes to create pictures, pursuing individual plans and engaging in group projects with their math teams using pattern blocks, tangrams and other materials..  Here are some of their creations.



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No School

School will be closed on Friday, March 30, 2018 and Monday, April 2, 2018.  Classes will commence on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Happy Easter to any families who are celebrating this coming weekend.

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Egg Colouring


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March Break

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

Free Events

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.



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