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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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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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