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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.