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Me to We food drive to support Out of the Coldhttp://tso.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/80Me to We food drive to support Out of the Cold<p>​A message from our Me to We team:<br></p><p>As the population of New Tecumseth increases, so do the number of people who are under-housed.  In response, a local homeless shelter opened last winter for the winter months. The program is called "Out of the Cold" and is modeled after similar programs in cities across Canada.  Homelessness is not as visible here as in large urban centres, but there is a serious lack of affordable housing options. The Alliston Out of the Cold program provides safe, respectful and welcoming overnight accommodation and meals to those experiencing homelessness from November to April.</p><p>Tec South's Me to We Club has selected to support Out of the Cold as our local cause.  We will be collecting a specific item from each classroom for the entire month of November.  Each class has a hundreds chart posted on their classroom door.  Students will come by daily to collect items and mark the hundreds chart for your class.  As of November 30th, the class that collects the most will win a party with hot chocolate and sweet treats! </p><p><br></p><p>We will continue to do our holiday food drive in December.<br></p><p><br></p><p>Here are our collection items by class for the month of November:<br></p><p><br></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">Grade 8</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">Juice box packages</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Grade 6/7</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Jam</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Grade 4/5</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Cereal</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Grade 3/4</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Syrup</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Grade 2</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Fruit cup packages</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Grade SK/1</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Granola bar boxes</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Grade JK/SK</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Pancake mix<br></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br></p><p>Thank you for all of your support.<br></p><p>Sincerely, <br></p><p>The Me to We Team.<br></p><p><br></p><p><br><br></p><p><br></p>
School Newshttp://tso.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/79School News<p>Dear Families, <br></p><p>As we approach Halloween, we ask that that you help us to make the school day run smoothly for our students.  With chocolate and candy consumtion at a yearly high, please limit the amount of sugary treats that your child brings to school.  On Halloween day, students may wear their costumes, however no masks or replica weapons are allowed at school.  Classroom teachers may communicate more specific information to families in the upcoming week.<br></p><p><br></p><p>Our October assembly will be October 26th at 2pm.  Please join us if you can.<br></p><p><br></p><p>Finally, I would like to share some resources that may help as you work with your children at home in reading, writing and math.  If you copy and paste the addresses below, you can access some practical strategies and ideas of how to help your child at home.  These guides are availible in many languages and are easy to use.  Please contact the school if you have trouble accesssing them.<br></p><p><br></p><p>Happy learning!</p><p>Mrs. Bongard<br></p><p><br></p><p>​http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/literacynumeracy/parentGuideNumEn.pdf  <br></p><p>http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/literacynumeracy/parentGuideLitEn.pdf<br></p>
News and Upcoming eventshttp://tso.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/78News and Upcoming events<p>​Please see a few notable items for the month of October:</p><p>-Congratulations to our cross country runners yesterday- you represented Tec. South beautifully-with effort and sportsmanship.<br></p><p>-We raised approximately $3400 for the Terry Fox Foundation.  We continue to be one of the highest fundraising schools per pupil in Canada- amazing.<br></p><p>-Photo Day is October 17th<br></p><p>-Chocolate money is due to the office as soon as possible<br></p><p>-Student council class representative speeches (in classrooms) and exectutive position speeches (in the gym) for:  School Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Secretary, Treasurer and Public Relations Officer will take place October 18th.<br></p><p>Our next School Council meeting will be on October 22nd at 6:30 in our library.<br></p><p>Our school assembly, including a teacher skit earned for the fantasitic fundraising, will be on October 26 at 2pm.  All are welcome.<br></p><p>Thank you for supporting our fundraising and school initiatives here at Tec. South- we couldn't do it without you!<br></p><p><br></p>
Upcoming Eventshttp://tso.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/77Upcoming Events<p>​</p><p>Our October Newsletter will be published early next week, but we wanted to welcome our new 2018 2019 school council.  </p><p>Congratulations to Anna Lisa Wienecke and Michelle Oates-Smith who will co-chair our council this year.  Thanks to Susanna Jarvis who will be our secretary and Krista Elford who will be our lead for fundraising.  Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 22 (also a PA day).  If you are able to help on pizza or sub days, and have your vulnerable sector screening complete- please contact the school- we can always use extra help!<br></p><p>This Friday we have our school assembly at 9:30 am and our Terry Fox Run in the afternoon. Tec. South is known for its generous donations to the Terry Fox Foundation.   This year, if we raise $1800, staff will put on a special performance at our October assembly!<br></p><p>Finally, please see information below about the gifted screening process.<br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/GIfted%20Screening%202018.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />GIfted Screening 2018.pdf</a><br></p>
Reminder- Chocolate pick up tonight from 3:30-4:30http://tso.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/76Reminder- Chocolate pick up tonight from 3:30-4:30<p>​Thank you to all our families who are supporting our chocolate fundraiser.  See you tonight for pick up!<br></p>

 

 

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