School Community Check-In & Update

Good Morning Samuel Hearne MS Community,

On behalf of the Staff of Samuel Hearne Middle School, we sincerely hope that our Students and Families are continuing to be safe and are well.

Beginning today, we move forward with week 8 of our remote learning. With this, I see how hard Students and Parents/Guardians are continuing to work to adjust to constantly changing times and new norms. I thank you for your efforts related to this.

Please see the sections below for our latest School Community Check-In and Update:

TDSB/TFSS “FOOD FOR KIDS NUTRITION PROGRAM”:

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Overview/Background:
  • During the school year, Samuel Hearne MS operates a Student Nutrition Program (SNP), which offers food to Students at our School each day of the week
  • With this in mind, our School has been identified to be a part of the Toronto Foundation for Student Success (TFSS) “Food For Kids Nutrition Program”
Program Details:
  • Through this program, each family of our School is eligible for a $50.00 grocery food card (per TDSB child) for local grocery stores
  • Once Families register online, grocery food cards will be mailed directly to the address families provide
  • Parent/Guardians would have received an email and telephone call from the TDSB regarding these details, where specific instructions were shared
Program Registration Information
  • To ensure that each Samuel Hearne MS Family is able to register, the registration information and link is being shared below – please be sure to review and complete this to apply for grocery food cards:
  • Further, please see the link shared below to access further details and information (including a “Frequently Asked Questions” resource) regarding the Food For Kids Nutrition Program:
Registration Questions & Support:
  • If you have any questions or are in need of assistance in completing the Food For Kids Nutrition Program registration, please do not hesitate to please email me directly at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca
  • You may also contact our Community Support Worker (Steve Salfarlie) via email at Steve.Salfarlie2@tdsb.on.ca.
GRADE 8 STUDENT & FAMILY INFORMATION:

Grade 8 Graduation:

  • As we look ahead to the completion of the 2019/2020 school year, the Staff of Samuel Hearne Middle School have plans being developed for our Graduating Grade 8 Class of 2020
  • In the coming days, further information regarding Grade 8 Graduation will be sent directly to our Grade 8 Students and Families

Grade 8 Student Letter From TDSB Director of Education Dr. John Malloy:

  • Our Grade 8 Students and Families are reminded to view the recent letter sent by TDSB Director of Education, Dr. John Malloy

Grade 8 To Grade 9 Summer School Opportunity @ Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute:

  • The Grade 8 to Grade 9 transition program at Birchmount Park C.I. will operate once again this July
  • The program is for Students who have selected Birchmount Park C.I. for Grade 9
  • The program focuses on developing each Student’s literacy and numeracy skills in preparation for high school, and provides Students with an opportunity for both artistic expression and physical activity
  • Successful Students will earn a high school credit
  • Current Samuel Hearne MS Grade 8 Students will be/have received application information via their TDSB email
  • Please click HERE for more information and for the online application
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE RE-OPENING OF TDSB OUTDOOR AMENITIES:

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TDSB STUDENT DEVICE/ACCOUNT/PASSWORD TECHNICAL INFORMATION & SUPPORT:

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As Students continue to engage in our remote learning program and receive Student Devices from the TDSB, some families have shared technical questions regarding devices, Google Classroom and Student Accounts/Passwords.

Please see below for a variety of TDSB Student Device/Account/Password information and resources:

2020 GRADE 3 – GRADE 8 REMOTE SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAM @ OAKRIDGE JPS:

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MENTAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING RESOURCES:

hq_coping_1As we continue to focus on and support the Mental Health and Well-Being of our Students, Families and Staff, we remind our School Community of the Mental Health & Well-Being resources provided by the TDSB, as well as of the support offered by Kids Help Phone, both available at the following links:

SAMUEL HEARNE MS STAFF MESSAGES TO OUR STUDENTS:

The Staff of Samuel Hearne MS truly miss teaching and learning together with our Students. Each day as we work together remotely, we have continued to connect and we would like to share messages from each Staff member to our Students. We have created a video containing these messages, embedded below and accessible by clicking/tapping the video/link:

SCHOOL COMMUNITY SUPPORT & RESOURCES:

Our School Community is reminded that should you require the services/support of our Settlement Counsellor (Fawzia Haji) or our Community Support Worker (Steve Salfarlie), please email me directly at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca for more information.

Further, please see below for a list of Helpful Resources and Links, with more available at www.tdsb.on.ca:

As always, Parents/Guardians are reminded that should you have any questions or concerns please email me directly at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca.

Thank You!

Take Care,
Mr. J. Romano, Principal & Ms. N. Blackwood-Fuller, Vice Principal

School Community Check-In & Update

Good Evening Samuel Hearne MS Community,

We hope that you and your families/loved ones are doing well, staying safe and healthy.

As we move forward with week 7 of our remote learning, we would once again like to extend our most sincere thanks to our School Community. Students continue to engage online and our Staff continue to share the successes of our Students.

Please see the sections below for our latest School Community Check-In and Update:

Director Of Education Update On School Year Closures:

Please see the letter sent to TDSB Parents/Guardians today (Tuesday, May 19, 2020) from the TDSB Director of Education (Dr. John Malloy) for updates and information regarding TDSB School Closures. As noted in the letter, “the Government of Ontario announced today that all publicly-funded schools in Ontario, including those in the Toronto District School Board, will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year and that remote learning will continue until the end of June.” As more information becomes available, details will be shared as soon as possible by the TDSB.

Please be reminded to continue to check your email for important updates from the TDSB, from your child’s Teacher and from the School. Google Classroom, Class Dojo and TDSB email continue to be the main spaces for/methods of classroom-based communication, between Students and their Teachers.

TDSB/TFSS “Food For Kids Nutrition Program”:

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Overview/Background:
  • During the school year, Samuel Hearne MS operates a Student Nutrition Program (SNP), which offers food to Students at our School each day of the week
  • With this in mind, our School has been identified to be a part of the Toronto Foundation for Student Success (TFSS) “Food For Kids Nutrition Program”
Program Details:
  • Through this program, each family of our School is eligible for a $50.00 grocery food card (per TDSB child) for local grocery stores
  • Once Families register online, grocery food cards will be mailed directly to the address families provide
  • Parent/Guardians would have received an email and telephone call from the TDSB regarding these details, where specific instructions were shared
Program Registration Information
  • To ensure that each Samuel Hearne MS Family is able to register, the registration information and link is being shared below – please be sure to review and complete this to apply for grocery food cards:
  • Further, please see the link shared below to access further details and information (including a “Frequently Asked Questions” resource) regarding the Food For Kids Nutrition Program:
Registration Questions & Support:
  • If you have any questions or are in need of assistance in completing the Food For Kids Nutrition Program registration, please do not hesitate to please email me directly at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca
  • You may also contact our Community Support Worker (Steve Salfarlie) via email at Steve.Salfarlie2@tdsb.on.ca.
Samuel Hearne MS Staff Messages To Our Students:

The Staff of Samuel Hearne MS truly miss teaching and learning together with our Students. Each day as we work together remotely, we have continued to connect and we would like to share messages from each Staff member to our Students. We have created a video containing these messages, embedded below and accessible by clicking/tapping the video/link:

TDSB Student Device/Account/Password Technical Information & Support:

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As Students continue to engage in our remote learning program and receive Student Devices from the TDSB, some families have shared technical questions regarding devices, Google Classroom and Student Accounts/Passwords.

Please see below for a variety of TDSB Student Device/Account/Password information and resources:

Grade 8 To Grade 9 Summer School Opportunity @ Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute:

The following information is intended for Students transitioning from Grade 8 to Grade 9 at Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute:

  • The Grade 8 to Grade 9 transition program at Birchmount Park C.I. will operate once again this July
  • The program is for Students who have selected Birchmount Park C.I. for Grade 9
  • The program focuses on developing each Student’s literacy and numeracy skills in preparation for high school, and provides Students with an opportunity for both artistic expression and physical activity
  • Successful Students will earn a high school credit
  • Current Samuel Hearne MS Grade 8 Students will be/have received application information via their TDSB email
  • Please click HERE for more information and for the online application
Mental Health & Well-Being Resources:

hq_coping_1As we continue to focus on and support the Mental Health and Well-Being of our Students, Families and Staff, we remind our School Community of the Mental Health & Well-Being resources provided by the TDSB, as well as of the support offered by Kids Help Phone, both available at the following links:

School Community Support & Resources:

Our School Community is reminded that should you require the services/support of our Settlement Counsellor (Fawzia Haji) or our Community Support Worker (Steve Salfarlie), please email me directly at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca for more information.

Further, please see below for a list of Helpful Resources and Links, with more available at www.tdsb.on.ca:

As always, Parents/Guardians are reminded that should you have any questions or concerns please email me directly at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca.

Thank You!

Take Care,
Mr. J. Romano, Principal & Ms. N. Blackwood-Fuller, Vice Principal

Ward 18 Forum Invitation

Samuel Hearne MS Community,

You are invited to attend the upcoming Ward 18 Forum – please see the flyer below for full details:
Ward Forum May 2020Thank You!

Take Care,
Mr. J. Romano, Principal & Ms. N. Blackwood-Fuller, Vice Principal

Reminder: Register For The TDSB/TFSS “Food For Kids Nutrition Program”

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Good Morning Samuel Hearne MS Community,

This message is being sent as a reminder to register for the TDSB/TFSS “Food For Kids Nutrition Program”.

Overview/Background:
  • During the school year, Samuel Hearne MS operates a Student Nutrition Program (SNP), which offers food to Students at our School each day of the week
  • With this in mind, our School has been identified to be a part of the Toronto Foundation for Student Success (TFSS) “Food For Kids Nutrition Program”
Program Details:
  • Through this program, each family of our School is eligible for a $50.00 grocery food card (per TDSB child) for local grocery stores
  • Once Families register online, grocery food cards will be mailed directly to the address families provide
  • Parent/Guardians would have received an email and telephone call from the TDSB regarding this last week, where specific details and instructions were shared
Program Registration Information:
  • To ensure that each Samuel Hearne MS Family is able to register, the registration information and link is being shared below – please be sure to review and complete this to apply for grocery food cards:
  • Further, please see the link shared below to access further details and information (including a “Frequently Asked Questions” resource) regarding the Food For Kids Nutrition Program:
Registration Questions & Support:
  • If you have any questions or are in need of assistance in completing the Food For Kids Nutrition Program registration, please do not hesitate to please email me directly at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca
  • You may also contact our Community Support Worker (Steve Salfarlie) via email at Steve.Salfarlie2@tdsb.on.ca.

As always, Parents/Guardians are reminded that should you have any questions or concerns please email me directly at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca.

Thank You!

Take Care,
Mr. J. Romano, Principal & Ms. N. Blackwood-Fuller, Vice Principal

School Community Check-In & Update

Good Morning Samuel Hearne MS Community,

On behalf of the Staff of Samuel Hearne Middle School, we sincerely hope that our Students and Families are continuing to be safe and are well.

It’s hard to believe that we’re already in week 6 of Remote Learning. With this, I see how hard Students and Parents/Guardians are working to adjust to constantly changing times and new norms. I thank you for your efforts related to this.

Please see the sections below for our latest School Community Check-In and Update:

Samuel Hearne MS Staff Messages To Our Students:
The Staff of Samuel Hearne MS truly miss teaching and learning together with our Students. Each day as we work together remotely, we have continued to connect and we would like to share messages from each Staff member to our Students. We have created a video containing these messages, embedded below or by clicking/tapping the links below:

TDSB/TFSS Food For Kids Nutrition Program:Screen Shot 2020-05-11 at 7.46.37 AM

During the school year, Samuel Hearne MS operates a Student Nutrition Program (SNP), which offers food to Students at our School each day of the week. With this in mind, our School has been identified to be a part of the Toronto Foundation for Student Success (TFSS) “Food For Kids Nutrition Program”.

Through this program, each family of our School is eligible for a $50.00 grocery food card (per TDSB child) for local grocery stores. Once Families register online, grocery food cards will be mailed directly to the address provided. Parent/Guardians would have received an email and telephone call from TDSB regarding this last week, where specific details and instructions were shared.

To ensure that each Samuel Hearne MS Family is able to register, the registration information and link is being shared below – please be sure to review and complete this to apply for grocery food cards:

Further, please see the link shared below to access further details and information (including a “Frequently Asked Questions” resource) regarding the Food For Kids Nutrition Program:

If you have any questions or are in need of assistance in completing the Food For Kids Nutrition Program registration, please do not hesitate to please email me directly at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca. You may also contact our Community Support Worker (Steve Salfarlie) via email at Steve.Salfarlie2@tdsb.on.ca.

Mental Health & Well-Being Resources:hq_coping_1Last week, the Staff and Students of Samuel Hearne MS recognized “Children’s Mental Health Week”, by participating and engaging in a variety of activities within our Google Classroom environments.

As we continue to focus on and support the Mental Health and Well-Being of our Students, Families and Staff, we remind our School Community of the Mental Health & Well-Being resources provided by the TDSB, as well as of the support offered by Kids Help Phone, both available at the following links:

School Community Support & Resources:
Our School Community is reminded that should you require the services/support of our Settlement Counsellor (Fawzia Haji) or our Community Support Worker (Steve Salfarlie), please email me directly at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca for more information.

Further, please see below for a list of Helpful Resources and Links, all (and more) available at www.tdsb.on.ca:

The Staff at Samuel Hearne MS is committed to maintaining regular communication with our Students primarily through the Google Classroom environment. We understand that these have been challenging times for everyone. Please know that we are here to help you in whatever way that we can.

As always, Parents/Guardians are reminded that should you have any questions or concerns please email me directly at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca.

Thank You!

Take Care,
Mr. J. Romano, Principal & Ms. N. Blackwood-Fuller, Vice Principal

School Community Check-In & Update

Good Evening Samuel Hearne MS Community,

On behalf of the Staff of Samuel Hearne Middle School, we sincerely hope that our Students and Families are continuing to be safe and are well.

As we look ahead to week 5 of our Remote Learning, as a School Community we are proud to continue to share our successes as we engage in learning online. 

Please see the sections below for our latest School Community Check-In and Update:

Mental Health & Well-Being – Virtual Children’s Mental Health Week:
It is important that we continue to consider and prioritize the Mental Health and Well-Being of our entire School Community, inclusive of our Students, Families and Staff. At Samuel Hearne MS and at the TDSB, we care about the range of emotions and questions Students of all ages may be experiencing in this uncertain and unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures. That is why during the week of Monday, May 4, 2020 – Friday, May 8 2020 we will be recognizing “Virtual Children’s Mental Health Week” by providing our Students with a variety of activities and resources focusing on mindfulness, physical activity & health and opportunities for relaxation and fun. Please be sure to check our Google Classroom spaces for these activities and resources.

Further, we remind our School Community of the Mental Health & Well-Being resources provided by the TDSB, as well as of the support offered by Kids Help Phone, both available at the following links: 

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Remote Learning Update – Message From The Director of Education:
Please see this letter sent on Friday, May 1, 2020 from the TDSB Director of Education (Dr. John Malloy) for an update and information regarding TDSB Remote Learning.

Learning Sessions For Parents/Guardians & Families:
Starting the week of Monday, May 4, 2020, TDSB will be hosting family learning sessions for Google Classroom and Brightspace. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the technology being used to support TDSB Remote Learning and how you can support your children with this at home.

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School Community Support & Resources:
Our School Community is reminded that should you require the services/support of our Settlement Counsellor (Fawzia Haji) or our Community Support Worker (Steve Salfarlie), to please email me directly at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca for more information. 

Further, please see below for a list of Helpful Resources and Links, all (and more) available at www.tdsb.on.ca:

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As always, Parents/Guardians are reminded that should you have any questions or concerns please email me directly at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca.

Thank You!

Take Care,
Mr. J. Romano, Principal & Ms. N. Blackwood-Fuller, Vice Principal

 

School Community Check-In & Update

Good Afternoon Samuel Hearne MS Community,

We hope that you and your families/loved ones are doing well, staying safe and healthy.

As we move forward with week 4 of our remote learning, we would once again like to extend our most sincere thanks to our School Community. Students continue to engage online and our Staff continue to share the successes of our Students.

Please see the sections below for our latest School Community Check-In and Update:

Extension of School Closures Announced:

Please see the letter sent to TDSB Parents/Guardians on Sunday, April 26, 2020 from the TDSB Director of Education (Dr. John Malloy) for updates and information regarding TDSB School Closures. As noted in the letter, Minister of Education Stephen Lecce announced that all publicly-funded schools in Ontario, including those at the TDSB, will remain closed until at least May 31, 2020 as part of ongoing efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. As more information becomes available, details will be shared as soon as possible by the TDSB.

Please be reminded to continue to check your email for important updates from the TDSB, from your child’s Teacher and from the School. Google Classroom, Class Dojo and TDSB email continue to be the main spaces for/methods of classroom-based communication, between Students and their Teachers.

Helpful Resources & Links:

Our School Community is reminded that should you require the services/support of our Settlement Counsellor (Fawzia Haji) or our Community Support Worker (Steve Salfarlie), to please email me directly at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca for more information. 

Further, please see below for a list of Helpful Resources and Links, all (and more) available at www.tdsb.on.ca:

TDSB Library Items Email:

Some Students and Families may have received an email from the TDSB Library Department/Library Help Desk regarding fines, overdue and missing books.

Please be advised that such emails were sent out in error due to a technical issue, and at this time there are no overdue notices being sent in relation to any TDSB Library items. If you have received such an email, please disregard it and apologies are shared for this error.


As always, Parents/Guardians are reminded that should you have any questions or concerns please email me directly at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca.

Thank You!

Take Care,
Mr. J. Romano, Principal & Ms. N. Blackwood-Fuller, Vice Principal