November 14th – 18th

Sunday, November 13th, 2022

Parent Teacher Interviews and Progress Report Cards (Reminder):  Interviews will take place this Thursday, November 17th afternoon/evening and Friday, November 18th in the morning.  If you have not yet booked an interview time, please connect  with your child’s homeroom teacher.  A paper copy of your child’s report will be sent home on Nov. 16th, 2022. Progress Report Cards will be distributed electronically November 23rd – 25th, 2022.

There is NO school for students on Nov. 18th

Remembrance Day: On November 11th we honoured our veterans and those who continue to serve for our freedom. Thank you to all our families who sent a donation in for poppies, all proceeds will be donated to the Royal Canadian Legion.

Warm in Winter Drive: Our Warm and Winter Drive will begin on November 14th. We will be collecting new winter items such as hats, mitts, scarves, socks, winter coats and snowpants. These items will be donated to children in need. Thank you for helping make a positive difference in our world for others!

Reminders:  Please remember to label your child’s belongings and ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.  Students should not come to school prior to 8:15am there is NO supervision.  A friendly reminder that the school parking lot is for STAFF only. Please do not park there. When picking up or dropping off your child please drive slowly to ensure student safety. 

Introduction to Mental Health: This session is offered in Mandarin and Cantonese to help parents and guardians gain an understanding of mental health, mental health issues, associated stigma and coping strategies and community resources.  For more information, please visit this link.

Parent/Caregiver Mental Health Series – Supporting Students of African Caribbean Canadian Heritage:  The series, Moving Forward Hand in Hand, will provide a number of parent/caregiver in-person and web events to build community, support mental health, and promote healing. The first session in the series focuses on “Understanding the Impacts of Anti-Black Racism on Children and Youth Mental Health” and will be offered in person on November 23rd and repeated on November 30th. These sessions are offered to any parent/guardian of students who identify as Black. 

For more information on event registration, dates and locations, please review the flyer. Register by November 20th, 2022

Youth School Success Initiative:  Youth School Success Initiative (YSSI) is an ethno-specific collaborative made up of 7 York and Toronto-based agencies working together to empower the educational and holistic success of black youth in York and Toronto regions.  The goal of this program is to support York Region and Toronto District School Board Black youth in   grades 6-8 toward high school preparedness.  Families interested in learning more about this initiative please review the following link.

Parent Family Community Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC) Newsletter for School Communities:  A message from PEAC – We are delighted to share the Fall 2022 edition of Engagement Matters. This newsletter is designed to inspire, connect and inform families across our school board. This edition includes valuable information about building relationships, including

Engagement Matters – Fall 2022

• A spotlight on our community partner, Girls Inc. of York Region 

• Information about attending a PEAC meeting 

• How to join the Edsby School Council Hub 

• Supporting policies under review 

Kindest regards, Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Advisory (PEAC) Committee Members

Hindu Heritage Month: On December 8, 2016, the province of Ontario designated November as Hindu Heritage Month as outlined in the Hindu Heritage Month Act. 

“By proclaiming the month of November as Hindu Heritage Month, the Province of Ontario recognizes the important contributions that Hindu Canadians have made to Ontario’s social, economic, political and cultural fabric. Hindu Heritage Month is an opportunity to remember, celebrate and educate future generations about Hindu Canadians and the important role that they have played and continue to play in communities across Ontario.” – Hindu Heritage Month Act, 2016. 

For more information on Hinduism, observances and festivities please review the following sites (Hinduism – Origins, Facts & Beliefs; What is Hinduism?; Navratri Hindu festival)

Upcoming Dates: 

November 17 – 18: Parent/Teacher Interviews

November 18: PA Day – No School 

November 21 – 25: Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week 

November 23 – 25: Progress Report Cards E-mailed

Upcoming Faith Days:  For faith observances this month, please see the YRDSB Multifaith Calendar

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