A Message from the Administrative Team:
Just a reminder that it is Sub Lunch on Monday. Subs that are not picked up are brought to the office.
There is a Home & School meeting on Wednesday April 5th @7:00 pm in the library. These are opportunities for parents to have input and see what is happening at school.
We would like to officially welcome Raine Rodriguez who is filling in for Renee and Christina Neos who is with us in the mornings. They have just recently gained access to our safe arrival email so please continue to email absences through firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome Raine and Christina!
Have an awesome week!
~ Ms Broderick and Ms Rosenbloom
... Mindfulness can help calm the mind to help manage anxiety. Ms Phillips is guiding her Kindergarten class on different breathing strategies. Starting early in age will help students develop coping strategies to manage themselves when life gets busy and overwhelming. Breathe in....breathe out! Great breathing kindies!
... Mr Baker's class read the book "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio. Every week, 1 student chooses a quote from the book to share with the class. The kids love the book and it's great for growth mindset! This quote was chosen from Makenzie Schouten.
Mathematics Olympics - TEAMS 2017
The 2017 Toronto Educators Association Mathematics Olympics (TEAMS) took place this Saturday, April 1, 2017. Every school’s team consisted of two intermediate students, a grade 7 and a grade 8 student, a girl and a boy respectively, as required by the TEAMS organizing committee. Emily Wilson (7C) and Lucas Flemming (8C) represented Bessborough.
They are both congratulated for their perseverance, for the impeccable manner in which they represented our school and for taking the time from their busy schedules to participate in this event on a Saturday. Congratulations, Emily and Lucas!
Moving or Changing Schools?
Classes are created based on a variety of factors including number of students, gender, group dynamics and other needs to ensure a balance within the grade.
If you are picking up your child for an appointment, please come to the office. Students need to sign out and have permission by a parent. Only visitors who have signed in at the office with a pass, are allowed in the school or school yard during the day.
Phone Calls for Students:
If you need to speak to your child during the day, your child will be asked to call you during recess or lunch to avoid interrupting instructional time. If it is an emergency, let the office know and your child will be called to the office immediately.
Grade 8 Grad Trip - Medical Insurance
Just a reminder to Grade 8 students who will be going on the Grad Trip to bring their proof of medical travel insurance to their homeroom teacher as by April 7th. This is a requirement by the
board for all out of country trips.
Gr 7 & 8 Immunization School Clinic 2:
Friday April 7th
Just a reminder that we have the second clinic for Gr 7 & 8 Immunizations this Friday.
For more information please visit
Yearbook - Sports Team Photos Needed!
For any questions, please email Sue Thurow at email@example.com or Corey Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Lunch Programs:
STEM Day at Bessborough:
Call Out for STEM Materials:
Grade 6 Electrical Design Showcase:
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
Student Grade/Division Applicable
Day of the Week
Time of Day
All year - lunch (Mondays)
Smoothie Chat (Aka Girls’ Group)
Wed All year- before school
Movie Making Club
Wednesday after school starting in January
Wednesdays after school
Every Friday at lunch
Tues lunch Feb - May
Tuesday, all year, lunch
Thursdays, all year, lunch
Junior Boys Club
Thursdays @ beginning of lunch
Thursday @ lunch Jan-May
Thursdays after school (3:25-4:25), all year
6 to 8
Thursday @ Lunch
Junior Girls Club
Tuesdays @ Lunch - 12 pm start
For more information visit http://www.tdsb.on.ca/ward13.