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Grade 1 French Immersion 1 French Immersion<p>​Attention SK families,</p><p>The Simcoe County District School Board offers French Immersion (FI) at select schools throughout the board. Intake begins in Grade 1. Students from our school who enroll in FI will attend Ernest Cumberland E.S. in Alliston for Grades 1-4 and Alliston Union P.S. for Grades 5-8. For more information about this optional program, see the letter sent home by your child's teacher or visit <span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span> >Elementary>French as a Second Language>Grade 1 French Immersion. </p><p>For detailed information please join the Virtual French Immersion Information Night on November 22nd @ 6-7pm.</p><p>Google Meet Video Link: <a href=""></a><br></p><p><br></p>
Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope Fox's Marathon of Hope<p>​This year the Terry Fox Foundation is recognizing the 41st anniversary of Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope. Students at Tottenham Public School will be keeping Terry's dream alive by doing laps around the track or creating "Try Like Terry" goals for themselves. On Friday September 24th, we will have a Terry Fox spirit day. Students ae encouraged to wear our school colours, red and black, to show they are keeping Terry's dream alive. Interested families may make donations to the Terry Fox Foundation through our school's donation page (<a href="">Terry Fox Foundation/Tottenham PS)</a>. Thanks in advance for your support.<br></p>
Adopt A School Fundraiser A School Fundraiser<p>​We are thrilled to annouce that Tottenham PS has been adopted by Chapters and Coles in Newmarket. From September 13th to October 3rd, 2021 these stores will be fundraising on our behalf. These fundraising efforts will help put new books on our library shelves. Families may support and track our fundrising efforts by visiting this link: <a href="">Tottenham PS- Adopt a School Page</a> or by visiting Chapters or Coles in Newmarket. Follow us on Twitter @TottenhamPS for regular updates.<br></p><p><br></p>
Permissions and Acknowledgments Are Now Online! and Acknowledgments Are Now Online!<p>​<span><span> Go paperless!</span></span></p><p>Sign into Schoolcash Online to view and submit the Permissions and Acknowledgment form for your child(ren). If you don't have a Schoolcash Online account set up, contact the school office or your child's teacher for assistance.<br></p>
Virtual Welcome to Kindergarten Event Welcome to Kindergarten Event<p>Our Welcome to Kindergarten Virtual Event was a wonderful evening! If you missed the event, you can find the video link here: Parents (tab above) >Programs > Kindergarten <br></p>
New Orleans Pizza Night Fundraiser Orleans Pizza Night Fundraiser<p style="text-align:center;">​<strong class="ms-rteFontSize-4">Pizza Night!</strong><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">This is a Tottenham Public School Council fundraiser:<br></p><div style="text-align:center;"></div><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4"><strong>SCHOOL PIZZA NIGHT!</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong>Monday May 17th, 4pm - 9pm</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">Please place your orders directly to New Orleans Pizza</span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong>905-729-0101</strong> (Jackson Plaza location only, Beeton)</span><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br>Thank you for supporting our school!</p><p style="text-align:center;">(50% of the money you spend* will go directly to TPS and support General School Needs &  Grade 8 Graduation)</p><p style="text-align:center;">*before tax and delivery fee<br></p>
Our Spring Virtual Book Fair - May 1st to 9th, 2021 Spring Virtual Book Fair - May 1st to 9th, 2021<p>Our school's spring Scholastic Book Fair begins on Saturday May 1st! Our very own shopping site will be open from <strong>Saturday May 1st, 2021 - Sunday may 9th, 2021.</strong></p><p>Experience the joy of a Book Fair from the comfort of your own home. Enjoy free shipping on orders of $40 or more every day during our book fair or shop on<strong> Wednesday, May 5th from 6pm - 8pm and receive free shipping on orders of any value!</strong></p><p>Tottenham Public School's Virtual Book Fair can be found at this link: <strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong>. Share this link with grandparents, extended family and friends who can participate in the Virtual Book Fair from the comfort of home.</p><p>All purchases benefit our school library and earn Scholastic Rewards that can be redeemed for books and educational resources for our school's classrooms and library.</p><p>Happy reading!  <br></p>
Closure of outdoor recreational amenities of outdoor recreational amenities<p>In accordance with the provincial direction in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the use of outdoor recreational amenities, including basketball courts, baseball diamonds and soccer fields, is not permitted. In addition, permits for the use of these amenities will not be scheduled until further notice. The use of playgrounds is permitted provided that public health measures, including physical distancing and limits on outdoor gatherings, are followed. <br><br>Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time. <br></p>
TPS Virtual Family Paint Night Virtual Family Paint Night<p>We are pleased to be able to offer a night of fun. We have paired with the South Simcoe Arts Council to have a virtual family paint night. Materials are being collated by the Arts Council, delivered to the school, and then the materials needed to participate will be sent home with students in time for the paint night on March 18th. Please check out the attached flyer.</p><p>​<a href="/Documents/Tottenham%20PS%20Paint%20Night%20poster.png.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Tottenham PS Paint Night poster.png.pdf</a></p>
Changes to the provincial COVID-19 school screening tool to the provincial COVID-19 school screening tool <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><span><a href="" target="_blank"><span style="color:red;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">Dear Tottenham Families,</span><br style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a><br></span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;">Each day, families are asked to ensure that their child(ren) complete the COVID-19 school screening tool prior to coming to school.</p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;">In an effort to strengthen health and safety measures and help reduce<span> the spread of COVID-19 , the criteria in the provincial COVID-19 school screening tool has been updated by the Chief Medical Officer of Health.<br></span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><span>The updated provincial direction states that students and staff with any new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19 (as indicated on the screening tool), even those with only one symptom, must stay home until:</span></p><ul><li><span>They receive a negative COVID-19 test result;</span></li></ul><ul><li><span>They receive an alternative diagnosis by a health care professional; or,</span></li></ul><ul><li><span>It has been 10 days since their symptom onset and they are feeling better.</span></li></ul><p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><span>In addition, all asymptomatic household contacts of symptomatic individuals are required to quarantine until the symptomatic household member receives a negative COVID-19 test result or receives an alternative diagnosis by a health care professional.</span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><span>If the symptomatic individual tests positive, or is not tested and does not receive an alternative diagnosis from a health care professional, the symptomatic individual must isolate (including from household members) for 10 days from symptom onset, and all household contacts must isolate until 14 days from their last contact with the symptomatic individual.<br></span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;">The updated COVID-19 school screening tool is available on the the Ontario government's website here: <br style="text-decoration:underline;"></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="" target="_blank"><span style="color:red;"></span></a><span style="color:red;"> </span></span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span> </p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><br></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;">Thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation.</p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><br></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;">Sincerely,</p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;">Mike Pattison</p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;">Principal<br></p>