French Review Parent Letter

Please find below a parent letter regarding the board wide review for French Programs.

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

Fewer Power Struggles, More Peace Parenting Workshop – May 24 – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Just a reminder about the upcoming Hawthorne / Essex Parenting Workshop hosted by the Parent Education Network!
 
Fewer Power Struggles, More Peace: Power struggles between you and your child can happen at any age and over anything. Learn how to spend more time getting along and less time struggling (special attention paid to bedtime, morning, mealtimes and sibling rivalry).
 
Date: May 24, 2018
 
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
 
Place: Library on the 2nd floor
 
Children are also welcome to attend the workshop and there will also be childcare provided in the Library. Light refreshments will be provided.
 
Hope to see you there!
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Spring Fling Needs You – Volunteer Call Out

Spring Fling, our biggest school fundraiser and all around good time, is coming up on Friday June 1st from 3:30-7:30pm.   This year we will be raising funds to support outdoor play and learning at Essex and Hawthorne.  Money raised will go towards items such as outdoor seating, picnic tables, sports equipment, loose parts for outdoor play, sand re-fills for the kindy yard, outdoor inquiry kits for the school garden and more!  To make this happen, we need you!

We are looking for volunteers on the day of the event to sell tickets, serve food, paint faces, run a bouncy castle, lead carnival games, BBQ, sell 50/50 tickets etc.  Please consider donating an hour or two of your time.  These are the shifts:

Set up 2:00-3:30
3:30-4:30
4:30-5:30
5:30-6:30
6:30-7:30

Clean up 7:30-8:00

This event is entirely PARENT POWERED! Please send us a message at springflingeh@gmail.com

and let us know your preferred time/activity.  We will be sure to get back to you with a shift and a job.  Thank you in advance to all the parents who support our school community!

P.S. If you have a child in Grades 6-12 we are also happy to have them volunteer.  We will sign sheets for High School Community Service hours.  Just let us know!

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

Spring Fling

The annual Spring Fling celebration is coming soon!

June 1st to be exact ;)

We have an amazing team of volunteers already preparing and many more who will help out on the day of! If you are not involved yet and would like to be please contact springflingeh@gmail.com and let us know!

We are in need of some large water coolers in order to have lots of water available on the day of.
Do you have one?

Could you lend it for our event? We will have designated volunteer who will make
sure they are full of water and well cared for! please email springflingeh@gmail.com if you can help
in this way!

In an effort to reduce waste we are asking you to bring your own reusable water bottles to the event. There is a water bottle filling station in the lobby of the school.

Thank you!
Looking forward to celebrating with you on June 1st!
(watch for our official poster soon!)

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

Eco-Schools Updates

This week Essex and Hawthorne have our final audit to maintain our status as a Platinum Eco-School.  We are excited to share all the great things that have been going on in our building.  Here are some updates for parents to be aware of:

1) We have officially applied to be an OPAL (Outdoor Play and Learning) school. We will soon find out if we are chosen and can begin the path to transform recess play for our K-6 students.  If you want to learn more about OPAL check out this bulletin board in the front hall.

2)Car-Free Fridays start this week.  All families (when possible) are encouraged to walk, bike, bus, scoot or skate to school on Friday.  We will be surveying the students each week to see if we are able to take more cars off the road this Spring!
3) Bag2School Textile Recycling Drive is taking place this week from Tuesday May 8-Thursday May 10.  Please drop off your bags in the Guidance Room in the First Floor Essex Primary Hallway (follow the yellow signs from the front foyer).  Lost and found items will be on display in the front hall this week.  Any unclaimed items will go to Bag2School on Thursday.
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Shaw Street Transportation Meeting

In recent months, resident have expressed a variety of concerns related to the movement of pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles on this segment of Shaw.

As such, this meeting will bring together residents and City staff from Transportation Services as well as Cycling Infrastructure to discuss those concerns and work towards possible solutions.

Please join me and City staff on:

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
St. Bruno’s Catholic School, 402 Melita Crescent (map)

If you have any questions or cannot attend the meeting but would like to share your thoughts, please contact Angela Surdi in my office by email at Angela.Surdi@toronto.ca or by telephone at 416-397-4110.

From: Mike Layton on mikelayton.to/shaw-street-transportation-meeting

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

The Wizard of Oz is coming to Essex and Hawthorne!!

The students of Essex and Hawthorne have been working hard to put together a fantastic production of the Wizard of Oz. The play will be on for three nights, June 5th, 6th and 7th at 6pm. Every class in the building is performing for one of those nights (see below).

These are ticketed performances. Tickets are $5 each and will be on sale from May 14th to May 25th. Find the Oz table under the overhang at the back of the school to get your tickets every morning from 8:30am-8:45am or every afternoon from 3:05pm-3:30pm. (if you are available to help sell tickets at any of these times, email Jessica at Jessica.arshinoff@tdsb.on.ca)

On Tuesday, June 5th come and see the following classrooms perform in addition to the auditioned cast: 213 (Jules), 303 (Sonia), 214 (Tanya), 302 (Sheila), 311 (Ana), 102 (Ms. Rosanina), 210 (Mr. Titlebaum), 306 (Ms. Pirotsky).

On Wednesday, June 6th come and see the following classrooms perform in addition to the auditioned cast: 212 (Catherine), 101 (Ms. Revesz), 310 (Murielle), 215 (Mme. Zoe), 301 (Allister), 207 (Mr. Westacott), 204 (Mr. Cressy).

On Thursday, June 7th come and see the following classrooms perform in addition to the auditioned cast: 112 (Ms. Whitton), 114 (Ms. Pinsky), 114 (Ms. Costa), 115 (Ms. Corcoran), 307 (Ms. Cappel), 308 (Ms. Follett), 206 (Ms. Langdon), 209 (Mr. Ruan).

If you have any questions about the production, please email jessica.arshinoff@tdsb.on.ca

Updated May 6, 2018.

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

Main Entrance Closure

The work on Essex’s main entrance will begin this Thursday, April 26th.

The entrance will be closed until Tuesday, May 1st .

 

During the construction work, please use Hawthorne’s main entrance to for entry and exit.

Please see the “buzzer” so that Tracey can let you in.

 

Thank you,

Harry

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

Bag2School Clothing Drive

Bag2School is a textile recycling company that collects unwanted, wearable and unwearable textiles to be reused or refurbished into new textiles and materials. If you are spring cleaning, we are accepting clean adults’ and children’s clothes, shoes (tied together please), outerwear, hats, belts, handbags, drapes, linens and soft toys. It is a great opportunity to get rid of that single mitten or single sock rather than sending it to landfill. Bag2School donations can be dropped off between Tuesday May 8th and Thursday May 10th.  The drop off spot will be the small “Guidance Room” in the Essex Primary hallway (look for signs in the front foyer to guide you there). Please note, no donations will be accepted after May 10th.

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

School Community Garden Clean-Up Day

On Sunday April 29th from 10:00 am -12:00 pm we are hosting a school garden clean up day.  This coincides with the City of Toronto’s free compost delivery.  We invite all families to bring their wheelbarrows, wagons, bins, shovels and hoes and help us distribute compost to all of our school gardens.  We would especially like to fill the bins in the kindergarten yard and prep our vegetable garden for planting.  It is a great opportunity to get outside with your kids while doing something positive to benefit the school community.  We hope to see you there!

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