A Message from the Administrative Team:
~ Me to We"I make better choices for a better world."
We had quite the winning week with our sports teams. Please check out our banners in front of the office! We also have lots of finals coming up this week with football and cross country! Go Bessborough! Congratulations to all our competitors who participated and good luck to all who are moving on to the finals. Check our school calendar for other events and trips.
Ms Ciobanu and Ms Angheloni had an amazing opportunity to bring the Me to We Club for the big We Day event at the ACC this past week. They had the priviledge of hearing from many great advocates such as Gord Downie, Chris Hadfield, Hedley, Lilly Singh, Winnie Harlow and many more, and of course Craig & Marc Kielburger. For a listing of other great speakers visit https://www.we.org/we-day/we-day-events/toronto/. Workshops for the Me to We club will run this week to generate ways how our students can make change. We look forward to seeing the important work they will be sharing with the rest of the school.
Grade 8 students are preparing for their transition to Grade 9. Thank you Ms Angheloni for the Transitions Night offered at Northlea this past Thursday. Grade 8 students will have opportunities this week to hear from secondary schools about their specialized programs.
Have an incredible week!
~ Ms Broderick and Ms Rosenbloom
Northlea E & MS Library
For more information visit http://www.tdsb.on.ca/ward13
(Option 1) They can come to the community clinic by booking an appointment at
(Option 2) They can sign a new form and wait until we come back for clinic 2 which will happen sometime in the spring. If parents choose this option your child will most likely receive their Hepatitis B and HPV dose #2 when they're in Grade 8 or they can come to a community clinic 6 months after the 1st dose was given to complete the series.
All board staff and parent volunteers are required to do an annual declaration in order to work with students in the school or on field trips.
Please check with Renee at the office to check your status. A form is attached as well.
1) Mad Science – Grades 1 to 6 (Rm 1 - McMillan)
2) Kinder Science – Kindergarten (Rm 6 - Phillips)
What a day. Rain, Wind, Mud-a classic Cross Country race is in the books. Congratulations to all for waiting in the cold and racing their hearts out. I'm sure it wasn't an easy day but everyone did themselves and their school proud.
We have qualified 26 runners for the City Championships. A special shout out the the Grade 8 girls for winning the North Conference Team Title for Bessborough! Individual medals were also won:
Special thanks to all the girls, parents who came out rain or shine to cheer us on, John Lewitt for coaching the team and Ms. Robertson & Ms. Reid for assisting. Congratulations on a terrific season!
Primary STEM is back this year every Wednesday at 12:10pm. This Wednesday, October 26th will be the last day to join STEM. Come and experiment with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in Room 1 with Ms. Ho and Mr. King. For more information about our STEM club, please visit our blog: http://bessboroughprimarystem.tumblr.com
Part 1) Parents Only Math Night - Learning Computational Skills
(6:45 pm - 8:15 pm)
Do you ever look at the math your child brings home and say, “How do I do this?” or “What is this for?” or “The math looks different from when I learned it?”. Join us for an interactive session to learn about strategies to develop computational skills. We will use different math manipulatives and technology to help demonstrate our thinking. Learn ways to use guiding questions to help develop a deeper understanding of mathematics.
Part 2) Home & School Meeting on the 2016/2017 Enhancement Budget Vote
(8:15 pm - 8:45 pm)
Home & School members will have an opportunity to hear about how fundraising monies are allocated to different parts of the school programs and will be able to vote on these enhancements.
Please complete the following form to register for the session.