IMPORTANT – Gr. 8 Gifted

NOTE:  THIS  INFORMATION  WAS  SENT  OUT  VIA  OUR  AUTOMATED  E-MAIL  SYSTEM  ON  NOV. 9th OR NOV. 10th  BUT  IT  APPEARS  THAT  MANY  FAMILIES  DID  NOT  RECEIVE IT.  (If you have already responded to the original message, thank you.)

Please read the attached letter with regards to the process for all grade 8 gifted students and the Annual IPRC Review.

letter, process

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Gr. 9s – We’re Going to Quebec!

The traditional year-end grad trip for grade nine students is a 4 day/3 night trip to Quebec City.  The date for the trip is Tuesday, May 1 to Friday, May 4, 2018.  Please join us on Tuesday, November 28th @ 6:30 p.m. for a Parent Information Session.  This presentation is run by the CEO of the travel company, is very informative, and all your questions will be answered.  Hope to see you there.

URGENT: We need your help to save the Gifted Program!

The Toronto District School Board recently released the draft Enhancing Equity Task Force report which includes recommendations to “reform” (dismantle) the Gifted Program by placing and integrating gifted students into regular classes.

The report’s recommendation to integrate gifted students into a regular classroom is not supported by the research. Policy changes should be supported by evidence-based decision making and the research consistently shows that congregated gifted classrooms benefit both gifted and non-gifted students.

We wholeheartedly oppose the draft Enhancing Equity Task Force recommendations to dismantle the Gifted Program by integrating gifted students into regular classes. We need your help to protect the Gifted Program! 

 

What you can do:

 

Interested in more information? Contact St. Andrew’s parent Eleanor Stainsby at eleanor.stainsby@gmail.com

After 5, After 6 and HPA Info Nights

Parents/Guardians of incoming students are invited to attend our upcoming Info Nights to hear about  St. Andrew`s and what to expect when we become a middle school in September 2018. To support families and the community through the Junior High to Middle School transition, we have added an After Grade 5 Info Night to our events schedule. Please check back here for more detailed schedules to come.

Wednesday, January 10 – 6:30p

  • After Grade 5 Info Night
  • Guided tour of the school by student ambassadors

Thursday, January 11 – 6:30p

  • After Grade 6 Info Night
  • Guided tour of the school by student ambassadors
  • High Performing Athletes (HPA) Info Night, for all incoming students

Next Parent Council Meeting, Nov. 22nd @ 6.45 p.m.

SAPC Agenda 2017 11 22 draft

Draft Parent Council St Andrews JHS Oct. 18 2017

We invite parents to the next School Council meeting to be held in the school library on Wednesday, November 22nd at 6:45 p.m.  The agenda and draft minutes from the last meeting are attached.

 

Reports and Parent/Teacher interviews

Reports were sent home with students in Friday – term 1 reports for grade 9s, progress reports for all other grades. The package included the sign-up sheet for parent/teacher interviews.

To arrange interviews, parents/guardians are to put their availability on the form. Students then take the form to their teachers and the teachers will slot in a time that works with their interview schedule.

Interviews will take place on Thursday evening and/or Friday.

Rosedale Heights grade 8 visit – sign up required

Rosedale Heights School of the Arts is hosting a visit for grade 8 students who are interested in applying to Rosedale for next year. The visit will consist of a welcome and info session, student performances, and a tour of the school.

Grade 8 Visit: Thursday, November 16, 2017
1pm-3pm

Note that due to space limitations, only students can attend the daytime visit. Parents/Guardians are welcome to attend the evening Open House, at 6:15pm or 7:00pm.

Students can register to attend this visit by emailing megan.wong@tdsb.on.ca, sending a message on Remind, or signing up in school. The deadline to sign up is 3pm on Monday, November 13th.