Playground Closure

Good Afternoon!

We wanted to send out a message so that everyone was aware that we had to close the playground today to investigate a part of it that needs repair.  We discovered that one of the ‘ramps’ made of rubber has lost its’ anchor.  We have put caution tape around the ramps and put up pylons.  It will be fixed within the week (we hope) and ask that if you are choosing to allow your kids on the playground, that they do not access the two ramps on the north side of the playground that enter the structure at the top of the GREY slides.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!  We will blog with any updates.


Town Hall Opportunity

We are looking for a parent and a community member to attend a Town Hall with us on Wednesday April 25th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Maple High School.  Childcare is provided as is a light meal.  You are also able to attend any of the other sessions if you are interested, but the team is going on April 25th.  Please email if you would like to join the team.

“York Region District School Board is revisioning its Multi-Year Plan (MYP) and Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement and Well-being (BIPSA). The Board of Trustees is responsible for setting the strategic direction of public education in York Region public schools. The MYP incorporates the direction established by the Trustees
with feedback received from all stakeholders, and will inform decision making at the Board in the years to come.

Schools are places where our students, families, staff and community members come together. We are asking for a school team, including an administrator, a staff member, a parent, a student (Grade 7 or higher) and a community member to participate in one of our upcoming town halls taking place across the region to provide input into the creation of a new MYP. Please consider those whose voices may not always be
heard. Of course, all members of the school community are encouraged to register individually as well.
Your input and opinions matter.”

Grade 8 Parent Night TONIGHT

Don’t forget!  We are looking forward to seeing the parents (and students if they want to come) tonight at 7:00 in the library.  We are hoping to speak to you for about 30 minutes and then answer any questions.

Topics to share:

  • graduation ceremony/dinner/dance
  • Muskoka Woods trip
  • Awards
  • Transition to Highschool


Probability Fair

 To wrap up our math unit on probability the grade 8’s from Mr. Lieberman’s class hosted a Probability Fair for the other intermediate classes. The students created their own game and calculated the theoretical probability of all of the possible outcomes for their game. At the same time, they had to make sure their game was profitable; in other words the host had greater than a 50% chance of winning. The probability games had to include at least two aspects where probability came into play. Some of the games featured spinners, dice, cards, grab bags, and the always flashy and fun Plinko-style ball drop. Cost and payouts had to be considered and large-print signs and high energy would help to attract more players to their games. Everyone had a blast; even the players that learned a valuable life lesson about the downfalls of gambling against the house and against the odds.

Introducing Online Absence Reporting


Parents/guardians can now report student absences online.

Regular and punctual attendance affects school success and is expected of all students. It is important that students, families and school staff work together to ensure regular attendance.  You are expected to notify the school as soon as possible if your child will be absent or late.

Reporting an absence online is now available through Edsby.  If you have activated your Edsby account, you can login to Edsby and report your child’s absence online. You can access an online video tutorial to learn more ( about how to do this.

If you do not have an Edsby Account that is active (most of our families do have one from Parent-Teacher Interview scheduling), please contact the school.

Families can still continue to report absences by phone.

Welcome Back!

We are excited to be back tomorrow and head into Spring!  Hopefully each of you have had a good week – whatever it looks like for your families – and that you are ready to be back to routine and school.

Thank you to everyone for your support of our Dance a Thon.  We currently have raised just over $7000 and the raffle will take place tomorrow afternoon.  It is not too late to bring in donations or make a donation online!

Our Olympic Day was a huge success and a great way to send off to the break.  Pictures were posted on twitter and some will be posted here later this week as we sort through the ones our students took on the iPads. Thank you to the parents who were able to come out and help make Hot Chocolate to enjoy during the Para-olympic opening ceremonies.

GRADE 8 Parents!  We have finally been able to get our details sorted out for the Muskoka Woods trip and Graduation.  Please join us on Thursday March 22 at 7p.m. for an information session (30-40 minutes).  If you are unable to join us, information will be sent home.

Mr. Gulab

So…. he promised to shave his head at $8000 for the dance a thon and we didn’t quite make it… so for the money we have raised… he agreed to shave 80% to kick off our Olympic Day and show he is a ‘good sport’. You rock, Mr. Gulab!!! We gave him a Mavericks hat to cover his head…and he is still accepting donations to the Dance a thon to finish his head!