School News | Week of: 16/12/19

Samuel Hearne Middle School

School News | Week of: Monday, December 16, 2019


Hello Samuel Hearne MS Community,

This communication is being shared to provide you with School News from Samuel Hearne Middle School for the Week of Monday, December 16, 2019.


Important Dates & Upcoming Events:

Toronto Police Service Online Safety Presentations – Monday, December 16, 2019:

  • On Monday, December 16, 2019, our Toronto Police Service School Liaison Officer will be leading Online Safety Presentations with Grade 5 – Grade 8 Students

Holiday Activities & Dance – Friday, December 20, 2019:

  • On Friday, December 20, 2019, Students will be participating in a variety of Holiday activities and a Holiday Dance
  • Thank you to Ms. DiRienzo & Ms. Johansen for organizing!

Winter Break:

  • From Monday, December 23, 2019 to Friday, January 3, 2020 (inclusive), all TDSB Schools will be on Winter Break when Schools will be closed
  • As a reminder, the last day of school before the Winter Break is Friday, December 20, 2019 and school resumes Monday, January 6, 2020
  • On behalf of the Staff at Samuel Hearne Middle School, we wish our School Community a safe and happy holiday season! 
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Student Drop-Off/Pick-Up & Use of Oakridge Community Centre Parking Lot/Roundabout:

  • Like many schools in TDSB, Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Safety can be a concern for all stakeholders
  • As a school, we speak with our Students about safety, but we also require the on-going cooperation and support of Parents and Guardians in continuing to make Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Safety a priority at Samuel Hearne Middle School
  • Recently, our concerns about Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Safety is due to high traffic volumes which have increased before and after school at the Oakridge Community Centre Parking Lot and Roundabout:
    • Many vehicles have been seen waiting in the roundabout area for Student Drop-Off (AM) and Pick-Up (PM), blocking the designated Oakridge Community Centre Fire Route (the roundabout area) – drivers are asked to keep the roundabout area clear at all times
    • Other vehicles have been seen idling in the Oakridge Community Centre Parking Lot lane ways, with Students walking/running across the parking lot from vehicles towards the school, or from the school to get into vehicles – this practice is unsafe as Students are moving through a live parking lot
    • If Parents and Guardians choose to use the Oakridge Community Centre Parking Lot for Student Pick-Up and Drop-Off, it is asked that drivers park vehicles at the rear of the parking lot and remind Students to exercise caution when moving to/from vehicles, using only the designated walkways and paths around the parking lot rather than walking/running across the parking lot
  • We would like to see as many Students and Parents/Guardians walking to school as possible as it promotes a healthy active lifestyle, although we do recognize that there are occasions when driving to school is more practical – during times that driving is selected as the option to get to/from school, we ask all stakeholders to exercise caution and care to ensure the safety of all
  • We thank you for your ongoing support in ensuring Student Safety at Samuel Hearne Middle School
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Winter Weather & Student Transportation:

  • From time to time, it may be necessary to cancel student transportation, classes and/or programs due to severe weather. On rare occasions, severe weather makes it necessary to close schools, administrative offices or sites
  • With approximately 246,000 students in 582 schools, any decision to cancel buses, classes and/or programs or to close sites can have a significant impact on thousands of families across Toronto. This decision is not taken lightly. When schools remain open on days with inclement weather, parents/guardians make the final decision on whether to send their children to school and they can keep children home from school if they so choose
  • Should a cancellation or closure be necessary, information will be posted on the TDSB web site, TDSB social media and provided to local media by 6 a.m. For more information, please see the TDSB’s Procedure for Severe Weather: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Detail/docId/242

Stay Healthy During Flu Season:

  • Flu season is here again. In Canada, flu season tends to run between October and April. The Ontario government is encouraging Ontarians to avoid getting sick this flu season by getting their annual flu shot.
  • Toronto Public Health is recommending that whenever students and staff experience flu-like symptoms, they are sent home and do not return to school until they are no longer infectious to others. Therefore, ill students and staff should be symptom-free (especially from vomiting and diarrhea) for at least 48 hours before returning to school.
  • The primary concern is for the health and safety of all students and staff. Please note that no special measures are required when there is a case of influenza in a school or daycare. However, everyone should do their part to stop the spread of the flu. As parents, you can also assist by:
    • Reminding children to wash their hands often especially after using the washroom and before and after eating;
    • Reminding children to cover their sneeze and cough;
    • Watching for symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, and/or high fever;
    • Informing the school if your child is ill;
    • Keeping your child at home when he/she is ill
  • For more information, please visit the Toronto Public Health website http://www.toronto.ca/health, contact your family doctor, or Telehealth Ontario. 1-866-797-0000

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School News | Week of: 09/12/19

Samuel Hearne Middle School

School News | Week of: Monday, December 9, 2019


Hello Samuel Hearne MS Community,

This communication is being shared to provide you with School News from Samuel Hearne Middle School for the Week of Monday, December 9, 2019.


Important Dates & Upcoming Events:

Grade 7 & Grade 8 TVO Math Workshops – Monday, December 9, 2019:

  • On Monday, December 9, 2019, Staff from TVO’s “Mathify” will be sharing and demonstrating Math resources and tools with our Grade 7 and Grade 8 Students

Vision Clinic – Wednesday, December 11, 2019:

  • On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, Students who have been referred to the TDSB Vision Clinic will be visiting DA Morrison Middle School for Optometry Screening
  • Thank you to Ms. Blackwood-Fuller for organizing!

Skills Canada Presentation – Wednesday, December 11, 2019:

  • On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, our Grade 8 classes will be taking part in presentations by Skills Canada 
  • Thank you to Ms. Edwards for organizing!

Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts Performance – Thursday, December 12, 2019:

  • On Thursday, December 12, 2019, our Grade 7 and Grade 8 Students will be visiting Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts to watch a Performance 

Junior Girls Basketball Conference Finals – Friday, December 13, 2019:

  • On Friday, December 13, 2019, our Junior Girls (Grade 5 and Grade 6) Basketball Team will be playing in the Conference Finals at Jack Miner Senior Public School
  • Thank you to Mr. McKinley for Coaching!

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Character Education Assembly:

  • Congratulations to all of our Character Education, Fit 4 Life and EcoSchools Award winners, recognized during our Character Education Assembly on Thursday, December 5, 2019:

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  • Thank you to all Staff who organized our Assembly, highlighting our focus on Mental Health & Well-Being

Student Drop-Off/Pick-Up & Use of Oakridge Community Centre Parking Lot/Roundabout:

  • Like many schools in TDSB, Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Safety can be a concern for all stakeholders
  • As a school, we speak with our Students about safety, but we also require the on-going cooperation and support of Parents and Guardians in continuing to make Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Safety a priority at Samuel Hearne Middle School
  • Recently, our concerns about Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Safety is due to high traffic volumes which have increased before and after school at the Oakridge Community Centre Parking Lot and Roundabout:
    • ​​​​​​​Many vehicles have been seen waiting in the roundabout area for Student Drop-Off (AM) and Pick-Up (PM), blocking the designated Oakridge Community Centre Fire Route (the roundabout area) – drivers are asked to keep the roundabout area clear at all times
    • Other vehicles have been seen idling in the Oakridge Community Centre Parking Lot lane ways, with Students walking/running across the parking lot from vehicles towards the school, or from the school to get into vehicles – this practice is unsafe as Students are moving through a live parking lot
    • If Parents and Guardians choose to use the Oakridge Community Centre Parking Lot for Student Pick-Up and Drop-Off, it is asked that drivers park vehicles at the rear of the parking lot and remind Students to exercise caution when moving to/from vehicles, using only the designated walkways and paths around the parking lot rather than walking/running across the parking lot
  • We would like to see as many Students and Parents/Guardians walking to school as possible as it promotes a healthy active lifestyle, although we do recognize that there are occasions when driving to school is more practical – during times that driving is selected as the option to get to/from school, we ask all stakeholders to exercise caution and care to ensure the safety of all
  • ​​​​​​​We thank you for your ongoing support in ensuring Student Safety at Samuel Hearne Middle School

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Winter Weather & Student Transportation:

  • From time to time, it may be necessary to cancel student transportation, classes and/or programs due to severe weather. On rare occasions, severe weather makes it necessary to close schools, administrative offices or sites
  • With approximately 246,000 students in 582 schools, any decision to cancel buses, classes and/or programs or to close sites can have a significant impact on thousands of families across Toronto. This decision is not taken lightly. When schools remain open on days with inclement weather, parents/guardians make the final decision on whether to send their children to school and they can keep children home from school if they so choose
  • Should a cancellation or closure be necessary, information will be posted on the TDSB web site, TDSB social media and provided to local media by 6 a.m. For more information, please see the TDSB’s Procedure for Severe Weather: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Detail/docId/242

Stay Healthy During Flu Season:

  • Flu season is here again. In Canada, flu season tends to run between October and April. The Ontario government is encouraging Ontarians to avoid getting sick this flu season by getting their annual flu shot.
  • Toronto Public Health is recommending that whenever students and staff experience flu-like symptoms, they are sent home and do not return to school until they are no longer infectious to others. Therefore, ill students and staff should be symptom-free (especially from vomiting and diarrhea) for at least 48 hours before returning to school.
  • The primary concern is for the health and safety of all students and staff. Please note that no special measures are required when there is a case of influenza in a school or daycare. However, everyone should do their part to stop the spread of the flu. As parents, you can also assist by:
    • Reminding children to wash their hands often especially after using the washroom and before and after eating;
    • Reminding children to cover their sneeze and cough;
    • Watching for symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, and/or high fever;
    • Informing the school if your child is ill;
    • Keeping your child at home when he/she is ill
  • For more information, please visit the Toronto Public Health website http://www.toronto.ca/health, contact your family doctor, or Telehealth Ontario. 1-866-797-0000

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School News | Week of: 02/12/19

Samuel Hearne Middle School

School News | Week of: Monday, December 2, 2019


Hello Samuel Hearne MS Community,

This communication is being shared to provide you with School News from Samuel Hearne Middle School for the Week of Monday, December 2, 2019.


Important Dates & Upcoming Events:

Grade 7 & Grade 8 TVO Math Workshops – Monday, December 2, 2019:

  • On Monday, December 2, 2019, Staff from TVO’s “Mathify” will be sharing and demonstrating Math resources and tools with our Grade 7 and Grade 8 Students

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Junior Girls Basketball Quarter Final Game – Monday, December 2, 2019:

  • On Monday, December 2, 2019, our Junior Girls (Grade 5 and Grade 6) Basketball Team will be playing their Quarter Final Game at North Agincourt Junior Public School
  • Thank you to Mr. McKinley for Coaching!

Senior Girls Basketball Quarter Final Game – Tuesday, December 3, 2019:

  • On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, our Senior Girls (Grade 7 and Grade 8) Basketball Team will be playing their Quarter Final Game at Samuel Hearne Middle School
  • Thank you to Mr. McKinley for Coaching!

Senior Boys Volleyball Quarter Final Game – Wednesday, December 4, 2019:

  • On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, our Senior Boys (Grade 7 and Grade 8) Volleyball Team will be playing their Quarter Final Game at Henry Hudson Senior Public School
  • Thank you to Mr. Bojic for Coaching!

Character Education Assembly – Thursday, December 5, 2019:

  • On Thursday, December 5, 2019, our Students will be participating in our Character Education Assembly, focused on Empathy
  • Thank you to Mr. Lang for organizing!

PA Day – Friday, December 6, 2019:

  • On Friday, December 6, 2019, there will be no classes for Students due to a PA Day

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Winter Weather & Student Transportation:

  • From time to time, it may be necessary to cancel student transportation, classes and/or programs due to severe weather. On rare occasions, severe weather makes it necessary to close schools, administrative offices or sites
  • With approximately 246,000 students in 582 schools, any decision to cancel buses, classes and/or programs or to close sites can have a significant impact on thousands of families across Toronto. This decision is not taken lightly. When schools remain open on days with inclement weather, parents/guardians make the final decision on whether to send their children to school and they can keep children home from school if they so choose
  • Should a cancellation or closure be necessary, information will be posted on the TDSB web site, TDSB social media and provided to local media by 6 a.m. For more information, please see the TDSB’s Procedure for Severe Weather: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Detail/docId/242

Stay Healthy During Flu Season:

  • Flu season is here again. In Canada, flu season tends to run between October and April. The Ontario government is encouraging Ontarians to avoid getting sick this flu season by getting their annual flu shot.
  • Toronto Public Health is recommending that whenever students and staff experience flu-like symptoms, they are sent home and do not return to school until they are no longer infectious to others. Therefore, ill students and staff should be symptom-free (especially from vomiting and diarrhea) for at least 48 hours before returning to school.
  • The primary concern is for the health and safety of all students and staff. Please note that no special measures are required when there is a case of influenza in a school or daycare. However, everyone should do their part to stop the spread of the flu. As parents, you can also assist by:
    • Reminding children to wash their hands often especially after using the washroom and before and after eating;
    • Reminding children to cover their sneeze and cough;
    • Watching for symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, and/or high fever;
    • Informing the school if your child is ill;
    • Keeping your child at home when he/she is ill
  • For more information, please visit the Toronto Public Health website http://www.toronto.ca/health, contact your family doctor, or Telehealth Ontario. 1-866-797-0000

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School News | Week of: 25/11/19

Samuel Hearne Middle School

School News | Week of: Monday, November 25, 2019


Hello Samuel Hearne MS Community,

This communication is being shared to provide you with School News from Samuel Hearne Middle School for the Week of Monday, November 25, 2019.

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Important Dates & Upcoming Events:

Senior Girls Basketball Tournament – Tuesday, November 26, 2019:

  • On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, our Senior Girls (Grade 7 and Grade 8) Basketball Team will be participating in a tournament at Ellesmere-Statton Public School
  • Thank you to Mr. McKinley for Coaching!

Senior Boys Volleyball Tournament – Tuesday, November 26, 2019:

  • On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, our Senior Boys (Grade 7 and Grade 8) Volleyball Team will be participating in a tournament at Dr. Marion Hilliard Public School
  • Thank you to Mr. Bojic for Coaching!

Toronto Reference Library Excursion: Grade 6B – Friday, November 29, 2019:

  • On Friday, November 29, 2019, our Grade 6B class will be visiting the Toronto Reference Library for an excursion
  • Thank you to Mr. Barbeau for organizing!

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School Council Meeting:

  • Thank you to those Parents/Guardians who were able to join us during our School Council Meeting on Friday, November 22, 2019
  • During our meeting, discussion was had to host future meetings beginning at 2:00 PM, on the first Thursday of each month
  • With this, our next School Council Meeting is scheduled as follows:
    • Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • ​​​​​​​Location: Cafeteria & Staff Room (Child Minding)

High School Open Houses:

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  • Our Grade 8 Families are encouraged to visit the High School Open Houses available to learn more about the various programs offered throughout the TDSB
  • Please consult with our Guidance Counsellor Ms. Edwards for more details and information
  • Please click HERE to learn more 

Lockdown & Fire Drills:

  • At the beginning of each school year, our Students and Staff prepare for the year ahead by establishing the foundations for a successful year
  • One of the ways we know we can help students be successful is to create a safe environment in which to learn
  • Though no one ever wants to see an emergency happen at a school, it’s important for school staff to be equipped to deal with those situations, should these occur
  • The safety of Students and Staff is a top priority at our school and to that end, as with all emergency drills, it is essential that we are prepared and understand the importance of procedures that will help ensure the safety of everyone in our school
  • The TDSB has taken steps to ensure your child’s safety while in School:
    • Each school has developed emergency preparedness plans that include steps Staff will take in the event of an emergency
    • How Staff will get Students away from possible dangers
    • How Students’ families will be contacted
  • One aspect of emergency preparedness is the lockdown and fire drill:
    • All Schools are required to conduct a minimum of two lockdown drills and six fire drills each School year
    • Lockdown drills, like fire drills, are an essential component to ensuring Student and Staff safety
    • It is important that all Staff and Students are prepared and know how to respond in cases of emergencies
    • The drills last approximately 5 minutes and ensure plans are effective and can also systematically identify any safety concerns
  • Communication is also very important in any emergency situation:
    • The emergency contact information kept on file is important in helping this happen
    • It lists the people who can pick up a Student from the School
    • If you have not yet provided this information to the office or have updates to the information on file, please make sure our Office Staff have that information as soon as possible

Late or Absent School Call Reminder:

  • One measure of keeping our Students safe is to ensure we can account for any absences or reasons for being late to school
  • We would like to remind you that if your child is going to be absent or late for any reason, we ask that you contact the School immediately and report the reason for the absence:
    • If we are not informed about the absence, we will make attempts to contact you through our automated call-out system to determine the reason for the absence
    • To find out how this automated system works please visit click HERE
  • Please let the Office know by calling the School if your contact information, including phone number, changes at any time throughout the school year
  • Thank you for your continued cooperation to keep your children safe and accounted for

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School News | Week of: 18/11/19

Samuel Hearne Middle School

School News | Week of: Monday, November 18, 2019

Hello Samuel Hearne MS Community,

This communication is being shared to provide you with School News from Samuel Hearne Middle School for the Week of Monday, November 18, 2019.

Important Dates & Upcoming Events:

Grade 7 Immunization – Monday, November 18, 2019:

  • On Monday, November 18, 2019, Immunizations for our Grade 7 Students will take place
  • Please direct any questions to our Main Office via telephone at (416) 396 6555

Grade 5 & Grade 7 Vision Clinic – Wednesday, November 20, 2019:

  • As a part of the TDSB’s Model Schools for Inner Cities Program, we will be hosting our annual Vision Clinic on Wednesday, November 20, 2019
  • Students screened who are in need of glasses will be seen on a future date by Optometrists, where they will be fitted for glasses

School Council Meeting – Friday, November 22, 2019:

  • We invite our School Community to join our School Council Meeting being held as follows:
    • Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Location: Staff Room
    • Agenda:
      • School Improvement Plan Goals Overview
      • Positive School Climate Update: Bullying Prevention Plan
      • TDSB System Updates: Dress Code & School Forms Update
      • Meet our new our CSW!
    • Child Minding will be available 
    • Light Refreshments will be served

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Parent/Teacher Interviews:

  • Thank you to those families who were able to attend our Parent/Teacher Interviews held on Thursday, November 14, 2019 and Friday, November 15, 2019
  • If you were unable to attend, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher(s) to arrange an interview date/time

Bullying Prevention Week:

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  • Providing safe, inclusive and positive spaces accepting of all Students is a priority in the TDSB
  • Our schools should be communities where all Students are respected, welcomed, nurtured, engaged and encouraged
  • From November 17, 2019 to November 23, 2019, we recognize Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in the TDSB and remember the impact that bullying can have on a school community
  • Please click HERE to learn more

High School Open Houses:

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  • Our Grade 8 Families are encouraged to visit the High School Open Houses available to learn more about the various programs offered throughout the TDSB
  • Please consult with our Guidance Counsellor Ms. Edwards for more details and information
  • Please click HERE to learn more 

Lockdown & Fire Drills:

  • At the beginning of each school year, our Students and Staff prepare for the year ahead by establishing the foundations for a successful year
  • One of the ways we know we can help students be successful is to create a safe environment in which to learn
  • Though no one ever wants to see an emergency happen at a school, it’s important for school staff to be equipped to deal with those situations, should these occur
  • The safety of Students and Staff is a top priority at our school and to that end, as with all emergency drills, it is essential that we are prepared and understand the importance of procedures that will help ensure the safety of everyone in our school
  • The TDSB has taken steps to ensure your child’s safety while in School:
    • Each school has developed emergency preparedness plans that include steps Staff will take in the event of an emergency
    • How Staff will get Students away from possible dangers
    • How Students’ families will be contacted
  • One aspect of emergency preparedness is the lockdown and fire drill:
    • All Schools are required to conduct a minimum of two lockdown drills and six fire drills each School year
    • Lockdown drills, like fire drills, are an essential component to ensuring Student and Staff safety
    • It is important that all Staff and Students are prepared and know how to respond in cases of emergencies
    • The drills last approximately 5 minutes and ensure plans are effective and can also systematically identify any safety concerns
  • Communication is also very important in any emergency situation:
    • The emergency contact information kept on file is important in helping this happen
    • It lists the people who can pick up a Student from the School
    • If you have not yet provided this information to the office or have updates to the information on file, please make sure our Office Staff have that information as soon as possible

Late or Absent School Call Reminder:

  • One measure of keeping our Students safe is to ensure we can account for any absences or reasons for being late to school
  • We would like to remind you that if your child is going to be absent or late for any reason, we ask that you contact the School immediately and report the reason for the absence:
    • If we are not informed about the absence, we will make attempts to contact you through our automated call-out system to determine the reason for the absence
    • To find out how this automated system works please visit click HERE
  • Please let the Office know by calling the School if your contact information, including phone number, changes at any time throughout the school year
  • Thank you for your continued cooperation to keep your children safe and accounted for

Student Nutrition Program (SNP) Menu:

  • Please see below for our monthly Student Nutrition Program (SNP) Menu:
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School News | Week of: 11/11/19

Samuel Hearne Middle School

School News | Week of: Monday, November 11, 2019

Hello Samuel Hearne MS Community,

This communication is being shared to provide you with School News from Samuel Hearne Middle School for the Week of Monday, November 11, 2019.

Important Dates & Upcoming Events:

Remembrance Day Assembly – Monday, November 11, 2019:

  • During the morning of Monday, November 11, 2019, the Students and Staff of Samuel Hearne MS will be coming together for our annual Remembrance Day Assembly
  • As a part of our Remembrance Day Assembly, we will be observing a moment of silence and will be hearing from a variety of school-based performers

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Progress Reports Sent Home – Tuesday, November 12, 2019:

  • Progress Reports for Students in Grade 5 to Grade 8 will be sent home on Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • If not already done so, please return your Interview Request Form to your child’s Teacher as soon as possible

Parent/Guardian & Teacher Interviews – Thursday, November 14, 2019 (AM) & Friday, November 15, 2019 (PM):

  • Parent/Guardian & Teacher Interviews for 2019 Progress Reports will be held after school/during the evening on Thursday, November 14, 2019 and during the morning on Friday, November 15, 2019

PA Day – Friday, November 15, 2019:

  • Due to Parent/Guardian & Teacher Interviews, Friday, November 15, 2019 is a PA Day
  • During the PA Day, there will be no classes for Students

Important Updates:

Student Nutrition Program (SNP) Menu:

  • Please see below for our monthly Student Nutrition Program (SNP) Menu:
    Menu 2019-2020

Bullying/Cyberbullying Prevention & Intervention:

From time to time, it is helpful and important to review School policies to ensure the safety of all Students. The TDSB’s Code of Online Conduct and our School Code of Conduct (found in Student Agendas) set out roles and responsibilities for Students to help create a learning environment that is safe, nurturing, positive and respectful for all. 

We are committed to ensuring that our School Community is free of bullying behaviour – both at School and Online. Students and Staff are expected to be responsible and respectful citizens both digitally and in-person.  

At Samuel Hearne Middle School, we educate our Students about wellness, appropriate and acceptable use of social media and expectations of behaviour on and offline. In addition, we will continue to help Students understand that their actions have an impact on their classmates and on our shared school climate. Just as physical, verbal and social bullying can result in serious School consequences, so can Cyberbullying – which includes sharing and saving inappropriate pictures and videos. Bullying can also result in police involvement.  

We have reached out to TDSB and Community Resources to explore how we, as educators, can better support and teach our Students about developing healthy relationships, effective communication skills and self-advocacy.

All Students have the right to feel safe in our School and with your continued support we will achieve that learning environment. At home, it is also important that Families take the time to discuss digital citizenship with their Children and to be aware of their online activity. Please see below for a factsheet about Digital Citizenship.

Also, at Samuel Hearne Middle School, we are currently developing a Bullying & Cyberbullying Prevention/Intervention Plan, which will be shared with our Families, Students and Staff in the coming weeks.

Thank you for your support and co-operation. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel to contact the school at (416) 396 6555.
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School News | Week of: 04/11/19

Samuel Hearne Middle School

School News | Week of: Monday, November 4, 2019

Hello Samuel Hearne MS Community,

This communication is being shared to provide you with School News from Samuel Hearne Middle School for the Week of Monday, November 4, 2019.

Important Dates & Upcoming Events:

Student Community Meetings: TELUS Wise Presentations – Tuesday, November 5, 2019:

  • At Samuel Hearne MS, we plan to regularly meet with our Students to hear their feedback and thoughts, as well as to continue to communicate our school expectations with our Students, as a School Community
  • On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, we are fortunate to have TELUS Wise speak with our Grade 5 to Grade 8 Students regarding internet safety, online identity and cyberbullying 
  • We have scheduled the following Community Meetings with all Students in Grade Groups as follows:
    • Grade 5: Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 9:20 AM
    • Grade 6: Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 10:10 AM
    • Grade 8: Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 10:45 AM
    • Grade 7: Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 1:05 PM

Student Equity & Well-Being Census – Wednesday, November 6, 2019:

  • Beginning on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, Students in Grade 5 to Grade 8 will be taking part in our school-based Student Equity & Well-Being Census survey
  • This will be an opportunity for our School Staff to hear the voices of our Students related to our work in our school and in our classrooms

School Photo Retakes – Thursday, November 7, 2019 – AM:

  • Those Students requiring photo retakes will have this opportunity during the morning of Thursday, November 7, 2019

Important Updates:

Halloween Activities & Dance:

  • Thank you to Staff and Students for a very positive and successful afternoon of Halloween activities on Thursday, October 31, 2019
  • Thank you very much to Ms. DiRienzo and Ms. Johansen for organizing!     

Birchmount Park C.I. Grade 8 – Grade 9 Information Evening:

  • Please see the flyer below for information regarding the Birchmount Park C.I. Grade 8 to Grade 9 Information Evening on Monday, November 4, 2019:
    BPC Open House Flyer                              

Triple P Positive Parenting Series:

  • Please see the flyer below for information regarding the free “Triple P Positive Parenting Series”:
    Triple P Flyer

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