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'Have Your Say' survey now 'open' until June 7'!

posted May 8, 2017, 6:02 PM by Gus Mihailovich   [ updated May 8, 2017, 6:04 PM ]

In our effort to increase school effectiveness, the Halton District School Board is inviting your participation in a new online survey – the 'Have Your Say' survey.  We recognize parent involvement is critical to student success and invite you to complete an online survey to tell us what you think about Tecumseh.  The information gathered from the survey is being used to help our school continue to promote a positive climate, to inform our School Improvement and Well-Being plans.

The survey is open to all of our parents and students for the next few weeks and we encourage you to participate so we can hear 'your voice'.  It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous. 

To complete the survey, click on this link:

 There is no login or password required....this survey is also accessible using a mobile device.

Thanks in advance for your valued input and time!
As Always,

Tecumseh Public School

Spring Update...

posted Apr 8, 2017, 11:01 AM by Gus Mihailovich

Here is a quick update to share a few highlights from our very active school  as well as upcoming events in the next two months…. school website

Promoting Healthy Active Kids!

We are very proud of the many ongoing extracurricular activities offered by the staff for our students throughout the year.  The Spring options include: ‘Hackergals’ Coding Club; Girls YOGA; Gr 5-6 ‘Debate’ Club; Gr 1-3 SketchBook Club; Gr 6-8 Art Club; Gr 4-8 ‘Hair’ Club; Grade 4-8 Green Screen Video Club; as well as the ongoing Glee and Concert Band.   

Many sports opportunities with new intramurals [where everyone is invited] include - the [gr 1-3] ‘NHL’ shootout; ‘21’ Basketball Competition [gr7-8] and [gr 4-6] ‘Basketball Golf’.  Soccer is coming in May!

Our School Basketball Teams completed a very enjoyable regular season and have playoff games next week...later this Spring, students can tryout for Track/Field, and Jr Relays….. go Tigers!

April is ‘Earth Day’ Month   Students are constantly encouraged to be ‘good stewards’ of the Earth and at school, the classroom community is a mini-version of our larger neighbourhood effort.  Green Carts, Blue Boxes, and Garbage Bins are in every classroom to help teach these important skills and help ‘make a difference’. On April 21, the whole school will participate in ‘Community Cleanup’, as part of that week long Burlington Initiative.

Technology Update

Updating the school’s IT resources is an ongoing priority to aid student learning.  We are pleased to share the following additions this year in the school:

  • Purchase of an additional 60 chromebooks for classroom use

  • Installation of six additional ‘Access Points’ to increase the school bandwidth

  • Installation of ceiling mounted data projectors in every classroom

  • A portable ‘document camera’ in every classroom

JumpStart K-8  ‘Play Day’ May 24th

Thanks to the generosity of the Canadian Tire JumpStart Program,  Tecumseh has graciously accepted an opportunity to collaborate with their team to plan a special event ‘active playday’ for all of our K-8 students on May 24th at the school.   Students will be rotating through stations run by active volunteers that day, promoting a healthy lifestyle for kids!

Other Upcoming Events

K-3 Movie Trip - April 24

PA Day - April 28

Active Chefs Evening - May 25

EQAO Testing gr 3,6] - May 25 - June 1

PA Day - June 2

Trip to AIr Riderz Trampoline Park [gr 1-8] June 8

Spring Revue - June 15

Grade 8 Graduation - June 22

Jump Rope For Heart - June 23

Report Cards Home - June

SK Graduation - June 29

Last Day of Classes - June 30 - 1:30 dismissal

Boys Basketball Tournament Thursday March 9th at Frontenac

posted Mar 3, 2017, 9:39 AM by Gus Mihailovich   [ updated Mar 3, 2017, 9:42 AM ]

Permission Forms coming home with the players on March 3....attached is the tournament schedule.  Go Tigers!

Winter Update....

posted Feb 25, 2017, 7:23 PM by Gus Mihailovich   [ updated Feb 25, 2017, 7:25 PM ]

Here is a quick update to share some  recent  highlights from the school  as well as upcoming events ….

Promoting Healthy Active Kids!

TEC participated in the Winter Walk Day, an event which took place across Canada.  At Tecumseh we took this opportunity to come together as a school community,  and also promote a healthy active lifestyle with our students.

Students sampled two different types of infused water and the students were asked to select their favourite recipe. “Watermelon Mint”

was the winner!  This recipe will be our school’s entry for the infused water taste test challenge at the Burlington Mall on March 15.  We would like to thank the TEC Parent Council, and our Public Health Nurse [Ms. DeMaria] for their support making this event a great success!
Extracurricular Opportunities are an important part of promoting a healthy lifestyle—over 50 of our older students participated in a day of skiing at Mt St Louis Moonstone and this past month included the badminton season  and start of the basketball teams.

All of our grade 1-8 students are also currently enjoying club and sport options such as  ‘Beach Volleyball’ , ‘Games Club’, ‘Yoga’ , Debate Club’, ‘Newcomb Ball’ and the ‘Green Screen Video Club’ at Recess with  more options planned in the Spring.

Making A Difference!

….Acts of Kindness

In early February, classes paired up to make special cards as a means of spreading ‘acts of kindness’ in our community; bringing a smile to the faces of others and offering thanks.  Recipients included senior citizens in our neighbourhood, and Canadian Veterans, as well as patients at McMaster Sick Kids Hospitals.   It was also an opportunity to say thank-you to those who work to make a difference for our school community— Port Nelson United Church , Burlington, EastView and Charles Beaudoin School.    

…..Charity Event for the Halton Learning Foundation

Two 'spirit building' events to support the HLF are planned for this Thursday, March 2. Our primary students will be invited to participate in a “squirrel/nut” staff vs students game during period 4 while older students will be able to watch a teacher - student basketball game during Period 5.    Students and their families are asked to consider supporting this worthwhile charity by bringing a 'toonie' or any small change to school this week to support the HLF - an organization that provides funds to Tecumseh for  new technology and library resources, new sports and recess equipment, as well as basic necessities to many Tecumseh families.  Thank you for helping to make a difference!

….Being Eco-Friendly

Most recently each class in the school received a  short introduction to  the role of the Classroom Eco Captain.  Each class was asked to select 2 students who will be the first pair of Eco Captains. These students will have the opportunity to help their classmates with the composting / recycling needs in their classroom.  The Eco Club is up and running at full speed and have many exciting things to share.


Mark Your Calendars!

Parent Council Meeting Mon Feb 27—6pm [Library]                            Report Cards go home Monday February 27

PA Day March 10                                                                                        March Break—March 13-17 [classes resume Mar 20]



















2017 off to great start at Tecumseh!

posted Jan 19, 2017, 6:20 PM by Gus Mihailovich

Just a quick update to share some of the news from in and  around the school as well as  upcoming events…...

  1. Our next Parent Council Meeting is scheduled for Monday January 23 from 6-7pm in the library.  It’s a great opportunity to meet other parents, learn about new learning initiatives,  and consider giving some of your time to help an upcoming event in the school!  

‘Water Does Wonders’ - our students have been encouraged to drink water instead of ‘sugary drinks’ at school as part of our ongoing ‘Healthy Kids’ focus.  We have already ‘made the pledge’ to substitute ‘juice’ with ‘milk and water’ in our daily breakfast program, and the students are making great use of the additional ‘water filling station’ recently installed, courtesy of ‘Healthy Kids Burlington’ . Tecumseh is labeled a ‘Healthy School’ as a result of our ongoing effort to promote healthy, active living!

Reminding everyone of the importance of ‘Be Nice’ and ‘Make A Difference’, plans are in progress to have students participate in ‘acts of kindness’ in February to spread some goodwill in our community.  Special cards will be created in each class, with older students helping younger ones, for recipients that include seniors in nearby retirement homes; children at McMaster Sick Kids as well as  ‘Valentines for Veterans’.   We also will include our appreciations to two local churches [Port Nelson ; Burlington Alliance] and two helpful schools [Eastview and CR Beaudoin] for their generous donations recently.  

A charity ‘staff - student’ basketball game’ to support the annual ‘Halton Learning Foundation’ drive is also in the works!  

  1. Many extracurricular opportunities are currently underway as we start 2017 which include interschool leagues in badminton and basketball for our older students, and ‘intramurals’ [volleyball games] for students in K-8.  Additional details are available from the coaches and / or our  school website [].  These are all possible thanks to the staff volunteering their time and our students really let us know how much they enjoy these activities.

Upcoming Spirit Day -January 27 Favourite Book Character!

( in support of Family Literacy Day)

…...So lots of greats things happening in the school!

Student Learning is our ongoing focus as always.  February is report card month and teachers will begin constructing these reports in the next few weeks to communicate about student progress.  Parents can expect reports coming home at the end of that month.  

...and a gentle reminder that Friday February 3rd is a PA Day [no classes for students] for staff.  

Winter Concert Dec 15

posted Dec 3, 2016, 6:02 AM by Gus Mihailovich   [ updated Dec 3, 2016, 6:18 AM ]

Image result for Winter ConcertOn Thursday, December 15th Tecumseh will be hosting our winter concert. There will be one afternoon and one evening performance with a short intermission in each.   Parents and Family are welcome to attend either performance.  Show times are as follows:  

K-3 performances - afternoon 1:45 - 2:00 pm; evening 6:15 - 6:30 pm 
Gr 4-8 performances - afternoon 2:10 - 3:00 pm; evening 6:40 - 7:30 pm. 

Please help make a difference and consider adding to our 'Tree Of Warmth [hats, mittens, etc] or bring in a non-perishable food item for the Food Drive as well! 

Tecumseh School Improvement Plan 2016-17

posted Nov 19, 2016, 12:45 PM by Gus Mihailovich   [ updated Nov 19, 2016, 12:58 PM ]

This is the master plan developed each year and always in progress that captures the priorities for curriculum delivery and well being goals.  There are three main categories to help organize all of the initiatives that support the plan:

Literacy;  Math;  and  Equity / Well Being  [which includes 'healthy kids'; 'mental health'; 'bullying prevention'; 'safe, inclusive and positive school culture'].  

The Ministry of Education and the Halton District School Board work closely together to assist the school level planning work using the 'School Effectiveness Framework' - a tool principals use to help develop the various aspects of the plan with the staff.  It is most important to always start with 'student need' in each category, then determine the appropriate student / staff action to implement the plan.  Parents are of course key partners in their child's learning which is why parent - teacher communication is such an important part of our work.  The 2016-17 plan is attached for your reference.

Tecumseh Bullying Prevention Plan 2016-17

posted Nov 19, 2016, 12:04 PM by Gus Mihailovich   [ updated Nov 19, 2016, 12:59 PM ]

We are very committed to providing a safe learning and teaching environment for our students.  At Tecumseh, while we are always striving to promote a sense of belonging and well being at the school, we are also always looking for ways to be 'better'. The 2016-17  'bullying prevention plan' [Ministry  mandated as part of the 'safe and accepting schools act'] is based on school level data, and intended to further promote a safe and inclusive school.  

Link to our plan is attached below!

Occupational Therapy Program

posted Nov 4, 2016, 12:22 PM by Lisa Janach

  Please find attached information regarding the Occupational Therapy Program coming to Tecumseh P.S. Image result for occupational therapist pictures

Burlington Secondary School Program and Accommodation Review

posted Oct 28, 2016, 1:04 PM by Lisa Janach   [ updated Oct 28, 2016, 1:20 PM ]

Please see attached notification for the Burlington Secondary School Program and Accommodation Review.

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