Sunday, 8 January 2017

Week of Jan 9th

A Message from the Administrative Team:

"Many of life's failures are  people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. "      
                                                                                                                                   ~ Thomas Edison

Happy new year to all of our Bessborough community.  We hope you enjoyed the holiday break with family and friends.

Holiday breaks are ideal times for the spread of lice.  Please check your child at home and let the office know if your child has lice. For more information on lice, please visit

This week will be an adjustment for all!  Setting the alarms, preparing lunches and getting back into the routine of homework.  Helping your child with the back to school routines will make it a smooth transition for them!

Report cards will be coming out in a month which means assignments will be due throughout the first few weeks of January.  Please check your child's school Google Calendar and have due dates visible on a calendar at home to help prepare your child for upcoming work due.  Remind your child to check with their teachers when extra help is available for any assistance needed.

We've had a cold week before school and the windchill looks pretty cold again this week. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the outdoor recess and lunch.

If your family is taking an extended vacation and will be away for the first day of school, please notify our safe arrival either by email to or by phone at (416) 396-2319.

Happy new year!~ Ms Broderick and Ms Rosenbloom

Upcoming Activities:

Please check our school calendar for upcoming activities:

  • Winter Activity Day (Feb 18) - permission forms will be going home soon
  • Gr 6 Sheldon Outdoor Ed Trip (Feb 21-24)
  • Gr 8 Graduation Trip (June 12 - 16) - Forms will be sent soon.  Parents can register online at
  • Blue Jays game (April 20) - Save the date! (Note:  We will let teachers know how many parent volunteers each class will need.  Parent volunteers will need to pay for their own ticket and TTC).

For other important events please view our school calendar at . You can subscribe to our calendar by clicking on the + Google Calendar sign at the bottom right of the calendar.

Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018:
February 16 & 17 2017

Kindergarten registration will take place on Thursday February 16th & Friday February 17th. If you know of parents who are registering their child, please ask them to visit the office during these days.

More information will be posted on our school website soon!

Winter Lunch Programs

Lunch programs are starting Monday January 16th!  There are some spaces still available.  Please go to the Home & School website at  to sign up.

Lunch activity room allocations will be sent later this week.  For more information please contact Jacqui Dickens at or Laura Rumble at

From the Athletic Council:

The Bessborough Athletic Council is starting intramurals for the grade fives and sixes the week of the sixteenth. This coming week we will be planning what days intramurals will be on. Also we will be seeing how many grade five and sixes are interested.

Thank you for your patience.

School Clubs
Many staff have dedicated their time to provide opportunities for students to be leaders, have an impact at the school or community. Please see the schedule below for the clubs and times these are available.

Name of Club
Teachers Involved
Student Grade/Division Applicable
Day of the Week
Time of Day

Tech Committee
Tina S, Laura & Caroline
Rm 10/ Library
All year - lunch (Mondays)
Smoothie Chat (Aka Girls’ Group)
Bianca & Karen H.
Staff Room
Wed All year- before school
Movie Making Club
Mark K & Tina R
Wednesday after school starting in January
Rm 17
Wednesdays after school
We Club
Mirela & Bianca
Rm 31
Every Friday at lunch
Heather & Nancy
Tues lunch Feb - May
Primary STEM
Karen H. & Mark
Rm 1
Wed October-May
Library ambassadors
Tina S
Rm 10
Tuesday, all year, lunch
Thursdays, all year, lunch
Junior Boys Club
Rm 11
Thursdays @ beginning of lunch
ECO club
Steph G & Kelly
Rm 2
Thursday @ lunch Jan-May
Concert Band
Justin & Laura
Music Room
Thursdays after school (3:25-4:25), all year
Student Engagement
Bianca,Stephanie W& Mirela
6 to 8

Thursday @ Lunch
Wellness Group
Wednesdays, Lunch
Lego Robotics
Neil, Ryan, Laura, Jeff
Rm 30
Tuesdays @ lunch (now-Jan)
Junior Girls Club
Steph & Melika
Rm 12
Tuesdays @ Lunch - 12 pm start
Tina R & Ryan D
Music Room
Wednesday morning
(8:00 am - 8:30 am)

Trustee Gerri Gershon - Update
For more information visit

Happy new year to all our Bessborough families and staff!

Remember you can always visit for details on all of this and more!