Apple Seeds Newsletter (November 2015)

Apple Seeds November 2015

By |December 1st, 2015|home|

Message from Donna Quan (Director of Education)

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The purpose of this letter is to update parents/guardians on the timeline for elementary student progress reporting for the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year.

Grades 1 to 8:
As previously announced, teachers will complete progress reports for students in Grades 1 to 8, which will be sent home on December 10, 2015. Progress reports are designed to provide a broad sense of your child’s progress to date, as well as insight into the development of important learning skills and work habits. The progress reports will be completed in line with the Ministry of Education’s Growing Success document. Teachers will use their professional judgment in completion of these reports.

Reporting Dates for Students in Grades 1 to 8 – December 2015 to June 2016

  • Grades 1 to 8 progress reports will be sent home on December 10, 2015.
  • Term 1 report cards will be issued the week of February 8, 2016 with parent/guardian-teacher conferences scheduled for February 12, 2016.
  • Term 2 report cards will be issued the week of June 27, 2016.

Junior and Senior Kindergarten:
As part of the recent provincial agreement, Kindergarten teachers will not be completing progress reports for students in Senior Kindergarten (SK) in December 2015. Parents/guardians of Junior and Senior Kindergarten students will have an opportunity to schedule a class visit or an interview in February 2016.

We value the ongoing, meaningful communication between the home and school to support student learning. Students learn best when parents and educators work together. If you would like to discuss your child’s progress, we invite you to contact your child’s teacher directly.


Robin Pilkey
Robin Pilkey
Donna Quan
Donna Quan
Director of Education


By |December 1st, 2015|home|

Gingerbread Fair


By |November 22nd, 2015|home|

Campaign Launch for Syrian refugee sponsorship!

Today we launch our fundraising initiative to sponsor a Syrian refugee family in partnership with Givins-Shaw and First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto.  Once we are matched with a family, they will provide mentorship to our volunteer team.  We will identify a family here with relatives who are Syrian refugees.  This process takes approximately 6-9 months.

If you would like to participate in our school initiative, please go to our campaign page

We are going to be holding a popcorn sale on Tuesday November 24 to involve the children in the fundraising effort.  All bags will be $2. As well Dewson is working on an educational component to be shared with teachers and parents.

Here are two videos of Angelina Jolie-Pitt visiting Syrian children in a refugee camp in Lebanon, in 2014 and then one year later.


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By |November 18th, 2015|home, refugee|


Progress Report

By |November 9th, 2015|home|

School Council Meeting Agenda

OOOPS School Council Agenda – Nov 5 2015 – Final

By |November 4th, 2015|home|

Apple Seeds October 2015

Apple Seeds October 2015

By |November 2nd, 2015|home|

Latest Update from TDSB

Here is the latest update about the continued impact of the ongoing, province-wide legal job action.


By |October 26th, 2015|home|