High Park Field Trip

Our class will going to High Park on Friday, June 23, 2017.  We will travelling by bus with three other classes.  Parent volunteers are welcome, but we have limited space on the bus, so we may have to ask some families to meet us there.  This trip is free.

Children will need to wear good walking shoes (not sandals), a hat, sunscreen and bring their lunch that day, as well as water for drinking.  Please sign the trip forms and return them by Friday, June 16, 2017.

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Tumpane Family Breakfast

Families are welcome to attend the Tumpane breakfast this Thursday, June 8, 2017.  An orange flyer went home last week.  If you are planning to attend, be sure to return the bottom portion of the flyer by Wednesday, June 7, 2017.  The event will be held in the gym and take place between 8-8:45 a.m.  We invite you come come and have some refreshments and meet with other families in our Tumpane community.

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No School Day

There will be no school on Friday, June 9, 2017.  School will be closed for a P.A. Day.  Classes will resume on Monday, June 12, 2017.

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Kindergarten Spring Concert

Our Kindergarten spring concert will take place on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.  The performances will begin in the afternoon at 1:30 in the Gym.  Students will come to school at their usual time in the morning.  Parents will be able to come in and take a seat in the Gym, starting after 1:00 p.m.

Students can feel free to dress in something special on the concert day and leave their uniforms at home.

After the performances, certificates will be presented to Senior Kindergarten students in the classroom.  Then we would love to have a small party for all the students and their families.  We invite parents to bring along any refreshments for the party for that day.  Be sure to check in with us, to make sure we don’t duplicate anything.


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Parent Council Meeting

The next Parent Council meeting (S.A.C.) will take place on Monday, June 5, 2017 in the Tumpane library.  The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments and child-minding is available for that evening.

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Jump Rope for Heart

Students took home Jump Rope for Heart forms last week.  They will be participating in this event on the morning of Friday, June 2, 2017, if the weather cooperates.  We are asking students to send in their donations on or before that date in their envelopes.


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Into Kids Health Kick-Off

Last month was Tumpane’s official launch for our Into Kids Health initiative.  A partnership with the Toronto Public Health and our school has begun, focusing on supporting student success, through total mind and body improvement.  Some information has already been discussed this year on the blog and information has gone home in terms of how families can support this initiative.

The key focus is ensuring student rest, proper nutrition, reduced screen time, increased physical activity and most importantly reduced sugar consumption, through the elimination of sugary drinks.  To remember these goals, simply remember 10-5-2-1-0.

Without parent involvement, student success will be limited and we hope to reach all children and families through on-going events, participation and commitment to student health and well-being.  More information about how you can help can be found on the Toronto Public Health site as well as information the school will be providing.

Maps focused on our school community, about healthy food shopping options as well as places to participate in activities and physical fitness (parks, recreational centres, community pool) were sent home last month.

Tumpane PS map – Feb 2017 (1)

Students also received free, reusable water bottles that they can bring to school.  We are strongly requesting that parents use these water bottles and not send sugary drinks (juice boxes, kool-aid jammers, pop, etc.)  to help students maintain physical and dental health.

Another initiative that is available through Toronto Public Health is a fantastic workshop for children from 0-6 years old and their families called Kids Have Stress Too.

We appreciate your on-going support of these initiatives aimed towards student success and well being.  Into Kids Health has only just begun, so stay tuned for more exciting updates!


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Scientists in the School

Room 102 will be hosting Scientists in the School in our class, on the afternoon of Friday, June 2, 2017.  We are looking for parent volunteers for that day.  If you are interested in participating, then please let us know.  We will be doing a Water Fun workshop.

For more information about Scientists in the School there is a whole section on their site dedicated to parents.  You can also visit the Kidz Lab to try all kinds of great science-based activities.  Just check them out on their website.

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Party in the Park Cancelled

The party in the park, scheduled for today has been postponed until tomorrow due to the on-going rain.  Same time, same place.

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No School Day

There will be no school on Monday, May 22, 2017.  School will be closed for the Victoria Day long weekend.  Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

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