Welcome Back to Essex!

It’s hard to believe the summer has come and gone and here we are gain making lunches and walking through out neighbourhoods on our way to school each morning.
On behalf of the Parent Council I wanted to say welcome back to another school year.
We invite you to connect with us and supporting our students by joining the School Council community. There are many ways to participate from small one time tasks to supporting programs.
Come to our first meeting and find out more.
October 2nd @ 6pm Library @ Essex
If this is your first year at Essex make sure you sign up for our important announcements.
Email us at essexparentcouncil@gmail.com with your questions or ideas! And please feel free to say hello to me or any other parent council member when you see us around the school – We would be happy to field your questions, connect with you, and get to know you!
Here’s to another great year!
Melissa Graham Burke
2018-2019 Parent Council Chair
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Spirit Wear is here!

Essex Students Shine!

Our students have amazed us in the last few years by creating incredible Eco school initiatives. Our students have built and named the Wildwood forest improving our yard and showing us their creative spirit!  

Our students shine on stage in The Wizard of Oz, music concerts, and graduations!

Our students are involved in so many creative and fun projects there are too many to name!

Essex School is Special!

We have diverse, creative, and caring students!

We have dedicated and fun teachers!

We are lucky enough to share our school lives with kids in Kindergarten all the way to Grade 8!

Essex is a community school with Spirit – and we need to Celebrate!

Last year at the Spring Fling we celebrated another fun and successful year showing off our school spirit!

So let’s continue to celebrate by wear our Essex Spirit Wear with PRIDE!

We have a beautiful collection of cozy sweats, soft t-shirts, and fun bags.

The money spent on our Spirit wear goes right back into our school to provide additional funding for our students classroom activities, assemblies, and special activities.

 

Childrens sizing:    XS = Size 4 S = Size 6        M = Size 8 L = Size 10 XL = Size 12

Adult Sizing is standard Unisex sizing.

Fall orders are due September 28th and can be dropped off at the school office.

Write us with questions at essexparentcouncil@gmail.com

 

Watch for special addition items for Graduating students, special fundraisers, and giveaways!

From Essex Parent Council.

Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Letter to Parents: Health & Physical Education

Letter to Parents-Letterhead
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Roots of Empathy Program

Essex is in the process of organizing the Roots of Empathy program at the school.

The program involves a Family Volunteer with one or both parents that will be available to visit with their baby at the school throughout the year.  The baby is between 2 to 4 months old at the start of the program this fall.

An instructor will liaise with the potential family volunteer.  This volunteer opportunity requires the family to make a commitment and work with the instructor through the school year. 

Please visit the link for more information:  http://rootsofempathy.org

Please contact the Principal at Essex P.S. (416-393-0710) if you would like to volunteer for this initiative.

Thank you

 

Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Work on Building: Exit 10

There will be work done on the  windows outside Exit #10, tomorrow, Friday, September 14th.

The area will be closed-off for exit and entry.

However, the access to the Kindergarten playground will still be accessible.

Please use Exit #9 for exit and entry

Apologies for the short notice – just received the information now.

Thank you for your support and flexibility!

Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Cross Country

Cross-Country practices will begin Monday, September 10th at 8:15a.m. Please meet outside by Exit #6.
Practices will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from September 10th to October 1st.  The first meet will take place on October 2nd.  More information to follow.
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6)

Essex Early Reading Club Needs Parent Volunteers

ESSEX ERC POSTER

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ESSEX EARLY READING CLUB NEEDS PARENT VOLUNTEERS
Come out to help Grade One Students Learn to Read

What’s Required?
✓ Your Enthusiasm & Support & Commitment
✓ Read with a Student 2-3 Mornings per week for ½ hour
✓ Obtain a Vulnerable Sector Screening Background Check
✓ Attend an Orientation Session
✓ Pick your own days to help
Contact Jessica Haber for questions or to sign up
haber.jessica@gmail.com

Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Pizza Lunch Volunteer Sign-up

We all love pizza lunch! Help make Pizza lunch happen by volunteering!
Volunteering for pizza lunch requires only 1 hour of your time. Work with other parents to make sure the pizza is handed out and cleaned up.
Have a look at the sign up form and add your name to get involved.
Email essexparentcouncil@gmail.com if you have questions.
Thank you!!
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Curriculum Night

2018 Curriculum Night Flyer both schools

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Curriculum Night

HAWTHORNE II BILINGUAL ALTERNATIVE JS
&
ESSEX JR. & SR. P.S.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Join us to meet your children’s teachers, hear from
School Council and find out more about school
programs

Essex: Introductions and Welcome in East Gym at 6:00 pm with
visits to classrooms from 6:15-7:00 pm

Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

International Languages Elementary and African Heritage Programs

300 Essex

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International Languages Elementary and African Heritage Programs

Essex Junior Public School

50 Essex Street, Toronto, ON M6G 1T3

This fall we will be offering the following languages at our school:

American Sign Language

Cantonese

Portuguese

Spanish

Classes run every Wednesday from 3:30 – 6:00 pm

Minimum of 23 registered students are required to open a language (new or existing) class.

Registration Information:

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 from 3:30-6:00 pm in School Foyer

Please bring child’s OEN number (on student’s report card), health card number, emergency contact name and phone number.  The $20 materials fee may be paid by cheque (payable to ‘TDSB-Int’l Languages’) or Credit Card (VISA or MasterCard only)

First day of class:Wednesday, Sept  19, 2018

Contact number: 416-788-2180

Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)