May 2019 Newsletter

Posted April 30, 2019

Principal’s Message

We would like to thank the many parents, grandparents, relatives and friends who volunteer at Taylor Evans PS. Your help in the classroom, on trips and in many other areas of our school programs is greatly appreciated. Thank you parents for supporting at home, reading and counting with your children, and ensuring they get to school on time and prepared to learn.

Thank you as well to our School Council who put on an excellent Social Media and Wellness Night and helped run and clean up at Family movie night!

As we increase our time outside and the weather gets warmer, I would encourage you to come and visit the Celebration Forest or our woodlot with your child and explore. On May 16th, we will be planting more trees, shrubs and wildflowers to expand our Green spaces! Thanks to Moritz Sanio from Trees for Guelph for providing the wisdom, trees, shrubs and wildflowers. Research shows that being outside in nature has clear benefits to our physical health! #getoutside

Ken Keesmaat                        Alan Gouk

Principal                                  Vice Principal

Battery Drive

This is a huge shout out to our Taylor Evans Battery Helpers and all the families and folks that helped us recycle batteries this year. Together, we recycled over 23 000 batteries. We stopped over 600 kilograms of waste from going into our landfills and polluting our soil. Our top recycling honours go to the following classes: 3rd Place – Mrs. Fennema and Mrs. Houle’s class, 2nd Place – Mrs. Marshall’s class, 1st Place – Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Kidd’s class

EQAO Assessment Dates

Our EQAO testing for primary and junior grades will take place from May 22nd to May 29th inclusive. This is an important assessment for our students and teaching that we use as one piece of data to guide our teaching and your child’s learning. Students will be completing their assessments during one learning block over each of 6 different days. Grade 3 will write periods 1 and 2, Grade 6 periods 3 and 4. For all students in these grades please avoid scheduling appointments and other school-day interruptions during this time to allow students their optimum opportunity to participate in the assessment.  A more detailed letter will be given to grade 3 and 6 students.

Next School Council Meeting

Will be held on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019     7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Come and join the discussion about School Council By-Laws.

Important Dates:

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