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Principal’s Message

Dear Parents, Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year at Allenby! Only three more days of summer! I hope that everyone enjoyed a relaxing yet fun-filled summer vacation and I look forward to reconnecting with students and families over the next few weeks. The school has been abuzz this week with teachers coming in to prepare their classrooms […]

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Principal’s Message

Dear Parents, I can’t believe that I am writing my last principal’s message of the year! What an unbelievable year at Allenby thanks to our amazing staff, students and parent community. I want to wish you all a safe and relaxing summer vacation. I hope you are able to spend time with friends and family […]

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Vice-Principal’s Message: Farewell from Ms. Larosa

Dear Allenby Parents/Guardians, It has been a privilege and honour to have served this community, even if it has only been for a short period of time. Thank you for an incredible six months at Allenby! I have enjoyed getting to know your child(ren) and am extremely proud of the growth and achievements made at […]

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Principal’s Message

Dear Parents, As I write this, I cannot believe that the next message I write will be my final one for the school year. What a year! A truly amazing one thanks to our staff, students, and families. Report cards will go home on Tuesday with all students. If a child has started their summer […]

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Principal’s Message

Dear Parents, As the end of the year approaches, I want to take this opportunity to share with you some staff changes at Allenby next year. ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF CHANGES Ms. Larosa will be leaving Allenby to become the principal at Rolph Road Public School in the fall (click here to read letter from Vicky Branco and Jennifer Arp). Although […]

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Principal’s Message

Dear Parents, TRAFFIC SAFETY As the parent community knows, the APA and the school have been working collaboratively and continuously to improve the traffic safety surrounding Allenby over the course of the year. I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight the work that has been done towards this goal. Both Lisa Parker and myself […]

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Principal’s Message

Success in Mathematics and Growth Mindset Thank you to all parents who attended our APA meeting last night. Tracey and I had the opportunity to share the latest research on the impact “growth” mindset versus “fixed” mindset has on student performance, especially as it relates to the learning of Mathematics. There is a real damaging myth:  the idea […]

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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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