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Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission residential school commemoration event. It grew out of a young girl named Phyllis (Jack) Webstad having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects […]

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Barbara Lenet

Getting to Know the Allenby Staff

GRADE 2 ENGLISH TEACHER: Barbara Lenet DID YOU KNOW?: I like cooking instead of baking, reading research instead of reading novels, dressing up instead of dressing down, and thinking positively instead of being discouraged. WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT ALLENBY?: I love the great sense of community and family at Allenby. The staff and families support each […]

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Getting to know the Allenby Staff

ALLENBY’S SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTANT: Gudi Hornburg a.k.a. Ms. H. DID YOU KNOW?: Ms. H. loves computer games, especially World of Warcraft WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT ALLENBY?: “I have the best job in the world because I get to see every child, and I get to see them in and outside of the classroom setting, at recess.” […]

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Allenby's Office Staff

Getting to Know Allenby Staff

Allenby is a large school with over 800 students and 80 staff members. In order to assist families with getting to know Allenby staff, each week in the Newsletter we are going to highlight a staff member. For the first week, we thought we should start with the ladies in the office. ALLENBY’S OFFICE STAFF: Amy […]

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Help us Support Rudy’s Family

Parents approaching Allenby from the east side over the past few weeks noted that our beloved crossing guard, Rudy, was missing from his usual position at Avenue and St. Clements, where, for years, he has ensured the safety of our children. The reason for his absence was an incomprehensible tragedy that has devastated his family. […]

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Ontario: A Learning Province

An independent review of student assessment and reporting was recently released by the Ministry of Education. The focus of the review was to identify areas of student assessment requiring improvement and looked at both classroom assessment and large-scale assessment (EQAO). The review identifies 13 areas for improvement and makes 18 related recommendations. The executive summary […]

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