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November 2017 Newsletter

Happy November Thorncliffe Families,

November has arrived and with it the inevitable first flakes of snow. We are well into our learning year, and already so proud of the progress that our students are making in Literacy, Numeracy and Leadership!

We hope to see you at our monthly Parent Council Meeting on Monday, November 6 at 1:30 p.m. P.A.C. is trying this new afternoon meeting time until the new year, and in January will evaluate if it has resulted in more parents able to attend.  It is never too late to join! All parents are welcome. It is fun and rewarding to be a part of Parent Council where you can participate in numerous initiatives to help support your children in school.

Please join us for our Remembrance Day Ceremony/Assembly on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 10:30.  Staff and students have been working for weeks preparing special performances to make this a meaningful assembly. We hope you can come!

This November, due to two board approved non-instructional days and a teacher’s day in lieu, students have a break from school mid-month. As you have seen on the attached calendar and the one on SchoolZone, students do not attend school Nov. 9, 10 and 13. We hope this provides an opportunity for students and staff to recharge their batteries as we move into Progress Report and Conference season.

Progress Reports will be available on SchoolZone on Wednesday, November 29. Please check with Mrs. Berezowsky in the office if you need your Schoolzone login and password. Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences are coming up on Thursday, November 30 from 2:30 - 7:00 p.m.. You will receive detailed information from your child’s teacher regarding this event. A copy of your child’s Progress Report will also be available that evening, if you have not already printed one off from SchoolZone. Please save the date! Conferences provide a rich opportunity for you to spend time in your child’s classroom; have a conversation with the teacher; and hear your child’s presentation of his/her writing goal and reflections about work samples.  If you are unable to attend at some point that evening, please call or email your child’s teacher to arrange an alternate time. That evening, and during the week leading up to Conferences, Parent Council runs a Scholastic Book Fair. Your support of this fun initiative helps build our library collection.

We are looking forward to seeing you at our November events! I am so very fortunate to be able to work with the wonderful children, families, volunteers, and staff at Thorncliffe School!  Thank you for all you do to help our Thorncliffe students achieve!

Yours in Education,

Mrs. Tywoniuk