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)

Wellness Day

On Friday May 4th, Essex and Hawthorne will have its first annual Wellness Day!  This is in celebration of Children’s Mental Health Week in Ontario, which runs from May 7th to 13th, 2018.  The theme of this morning is: What makes you happy?  Staff and parents have volunteered to run workshops in things that promote wellness, and altogether there are 22 workshops running.  Your child has had an opportunity to choose their favourite items!
The kindergartens will be doing things like poetry, self-regulation, art, puppets, and outdoor games, gardening, meditation, mindfulness.
For grades 1 through 6, the choices are: board games, microbits, art, animation, cooking, yoga, running, walking, outdoor basketball, sculpture, dance party, mini cake decoration, fence weaving, positive brain training, massage techniques, foam stick floor hockey and gardening.
 
For  grades 7 to 8, the choices are:  meditation, woodworking, soccer, ukulele, yoga and art.    
 
Thank you very much, to the parents who have volunteered to help with the workshops.  If you would like to help, please contact leslie.tumangday@tdsb.on.ca
 
We are looking forward to a very fun day!
 
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Connecting to Community Resources: Ward 10 meeting

TRUSTEE AUSMA MALIK & TDSB WARD 10 COUNCIL with THE WATERFRONT SCHOOL COUNCIL INVITE YOU TO A SPECIAL WARD COUNCIL MEETING

CONNECTING TO COMMUNITY RESOURCES

  • THURS APRIL 26 2018
  • 6:00PM TO 8:00PM
  • THE WATERFRONT SCHOOL, 635 QUEENS QUAY W.
April Ward Council_Parent Talk_April 26 2018rs
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Spirit Wear – Viewing Times and Order Form

Get your Essex gear. The new spirit wear products are now available!

Samples of the products and sizes can be viewed this week, times are 8:30 -9:15 and 3:15-3:45 in front of office in the a.m. and after school under the overhang if it’s nice weather.

Please submit order forms by Friday of this week, if possible (April 27).

Below is the order form with colour photos, and the form now includes adult sweatpants. Extra forms are also available in the school office.

Order Form Side 1 PR
Order Form Side 2 PR
Order Form Grad PR

 

 

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

Reminder: Mindfulness Workshop for Parents April 19

Mindfulness workshop is coming up on April 19.

On April 19, the Hawthorne School Council meeting will begin as usual at 6:30 pm. The business of Council will be covered from 6:30 – 7:00. At 7:00, Sue Hutton will lead a workshop on mindful parenting!!!!

Parents from Hawthorne and Essex are welcome to join for a mindfulness program specifically designed for parents. Come learn about the research behind it and experience some of the techniques to bring mindfulness into your busy parenting life and increase wellbeing for you and your children.

Sue Hutton – Mindfulness Bio Sept 2017

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

Math Night – Tonight!

This is a friendly reminder that FAMILY MATH NIGHT is on Tuesday April 17th!

Come join us for a fun evening– learn strategies to teach math at home, enjoy some free pizza and participate in math games with your child.


5:00pm- Introduction by TDSB Learning Coaches in the school gym.
5:15-6:00pm – breakout sessions in designated classrooms (Kindergarten, Primary, Junior, and Intermediate) about ways to help your children with math at home.
6:00pm –  Come back to the gym for pizza!
6:00- 7:15 pm – mix and mingle while your children play mathematical games with the Mathematical Jester, Sunil Singh, in the gym
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)