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Principal’s Message

I have heard some teachers throughout the school in recent days state that they are teaching “pool”. This means that parents continue to ask about teacher assignments. Please stop asking, as you will not hear what you are searching for and will simply initiate an awkward conversation that ends in “pool”. Teaching assignments, as outlined, will be […]

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Principal’s Message

Class Placements for the 2017-18 School Year The online parent input form regarding class placements is due tomorrow Friday, May 19 at 4pm (this is a firm deadline). As mentioned in the letter sent to families and also provided online using the link below, Mrs. O’Toole and Ms. Larosa are unable to meet with parents or field emails regarding […]

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Gardening and Outdoor Learning at Allenby

We have many exciting projects underway. Classrooms are getting involved in a variety of ways. Please read below to find out how you can get involved! Water bottle Drive We will re-use old plastic water bottle as aggregate at the bottom of our 6 new container gardens. This allows water to drain more effectively and […]

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Principal’s Message

Dear Parents, Class Placements for the 2017-18 School Year Today the attached letter will be emailed to all families with children from JK to grade 5 outlining class placement procedures for next year and providing parents with an option to provide input. This year the form will be completed online and the link is within […]

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Principal’s Message

This evening we have our Chamber Choir at Allenby performing at the 131st Spring Festival at Massey Hall. I am so looking forward to joining parents at this concert to enjoy our students’ performance at this wonderful venue. Next Wednesday, May 10 we have our Music Night Concert showcasing our choirs and the itinerant band and strings […]

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Principal’s Message

Dear Parents, This is a busy week at Allenby! In addition to speaking at Queen’s Park on Monday in collaboration with the APA in support of Bill 65 as it pertains to photo radar in school zones (read the APA Chair’s message for further details), Allenby staff are engaged in a number of professional development […]

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Principal’s Message

Dear Parents, This year we have had a focus at Allenby on 21st Century learning including STEM. The partnership with the APA in funding has allowed us to create an Innovation Lab in the library (used daily by students) which is outfitted with: Technological problem-solving tools (including hand saws, hand drills, mitreboards, and gussets to name […]

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Save-the-Date for Grade 6 Graduation

To all Grade 6 parents and students: Please make a note in your calendars that Allenby’s Grade 6 Gradation will take place on Wednesday, June 28. As we get closer to this date, more details will be forthcoming regarding timing of the ceremony, reception and student/parent party, as well as the location of these exciting events. Just to give […]

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Principal’s Message

Dear Parents, As shared at the APA meeting last week, Allenby staff and parents worked collaboratively to develop the staffing models for next year. I have attached both of these models below (English and French Immersion Panels). The attached models are based on projected numbers determined by the planning department in the TDSB. Our projected […]

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Principal’s Message

Dear Parents, On April 12 we celebrate The International Day of Pink. A day of action, born when a youth in a high school in Cambridge, Nova Scotia, was bullied because he wore a pink shirt to school. His fellow students decided to stand up to bullying; and hundreds of students came to school wearing pink to […]

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