La salle 7

avec Mme González


I will post classroom announcements and reminders on this Accueil page.

  • On the Salle de classe page, you will find information on classroom activities and home practice.
  • On the Agenda page, you will find a calendar for school and classroom events, including « l'élève du jour ».
  • On the Ressources françaises page, which I update occasionally, you will find links to some French learning resources and websites.

jeudi, le 30 mai 2019

KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION : JUNE 25

There will be a Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony and celebration during the afternoon of June 25. The ceremony will begin at 1:30 and end at 2:30, followed by cake and refreshments.

Please remain with your child at the end of the ceremony and advise me when you are leaving. If you are unable to attend, please let me know so that I may supervise your child.

lundi, le 27 mai 2019

HIGH PARK FIELD TRIP

Please return field trip forms no later than Friday, May 31. Merci !

lundi, le 6 mai 2019

ELEMENTARY SUMMER SCHOOL

The TDSB offers summer programs for elementary school students in several locations around the city. This year, there are French programs in the following locations:

  • Brimwood Blvd PS
  • Broadlands PS
  • Cosburn MS
  • Tredway-Woodsworth PS

For information regarding summer programs for elementary students, please visit: www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Innovation/Elementary-Summer-School

vendredi, le 3 mai 2019

STEAM NIGHT : MAY 9

Please join us at Islington JMS for La soirée STIM ( les sciences, les technologies, l’ingénierie et les mathématiques ) on Thursday, May 9 at 5:45pm. Students from all grades will be showcasing their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) learning around the school. As well, parents and siblings will have opportunities to engage in STEAM provocations and design challenges. In our classroom, you can view your child's bridge and build one of your own.

samedi, le 6 avril 2019

BIBLIOTHÈQUE / LIBRARY

As you are aware, our class goes to the bibliothèque (library) with Ms Sakkalis every Day 1. She has prepared a small selection of beginning French readers for checkout. The text is simple and repetitive, therefore appropriate for our students. With a good French dictionary — try WordReference.com — you should be able to support your child. This coming Day 1 (Thursday, April 11), students will be permitted to select two books for checkout. One book must be chosen from among these beginning French readers.

samedi, le 6 avril 2019

DOWN TO EARTH EDUCATION : APRIL 17

On April 17, guest speaker Loretta Penny, from Down to Earth Education will be visiting our students to present :SAVING PLANET EARTH & SWAMPS ALIVE.

Following the presentations, students will have an opportunity to visit The Global Village Gift Shop, to purchase items from around the world. Items help individuals from underprivileged communities, gain a dignified social standing.

Items range from $1.00 to $20.00. Cash only. BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag)

samedi, le 6 avril 2019

KINDERGARTEN GRAD PHOTOS : APRIL 18

Please note that Kindergarten Graduation photos will be taken on the morning of April 18.

samedi, le 6 avril 2019

SPRING CARNIVAL : APRIL 18

The Primary / Junior Spring Carnival will be held during the afternoon of April 18. I will post details as they become available.

samedi, le 30 mars 2019

FAMILY BREAKFAST : April 4

Please join us in the gymnasium for our IJMS Family Breakfast on Wednesday, April 3 at 8 a.m.

vendredi, le 22 mars 2019

ARTS FEST FIELD TRIP : March 27

Our class will be travelling to Perth Ave Jr PS to watch Arts Fest, a performing arts showcase of TDSB student work. Two parent volunteers will accompany us. We are travelling by TTC and will leave Islington JMS at 12 noon after eating lunch. We will return by 2:45 p.m.

Please check your child's Pochette Violette for the permission form today and send it back to school on Monday, March 25.

dimanche, le 17 mars 2019

KINDER MOVIE DAY : March 20

All Kindergarten classes will watch a movie together on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 20. The Islington JMS Student Ministry will be selling popcorn and juice for a dollar each. They must be pre-ordered, so please have your child bring in their money no later than Tuesday, March 19.

mardi, le 5 mars 2019

WINTER WALK RESCHEDULED : March 6

Chères familles,

Tomorrow afternoon, March 6, Islington JMS will be participating in our rescheduled Winter Walk.

Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. Hot chocolate will be served upon our return to school. Please have your child bring in a reusable cup for this purpose.

mardi, le 19 février 2019

FAMILY BREAKFAST : February 20

Please join us in the gymnasium for our IJMS Family Breakfast on Wednesday, February 20 at 8 a.m.

mercredi, le 13 février 2019

FAMILY BREAKFAST RESCHEDULED

Our planned Family Breakfast that was scheduled to take place this morning (Feb 13) at 8 a.m. will be rescheduled due to yesterday's school closure.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

dimanche, le 10 février 2019

FAMILY BREAKFAST : February 13

Please join us in the gymnasium for our IJMS Family Breakfast on Wednesday, February 13 at 8 a.m.

lundi, le 4 février 2019

WINTER WALK DAY : February 6

The purpose of the walk is to increase enthusiasm around walking to school. The idea is that walking the neighbourhood will allow students appreciate the distance that can be covered in a short time and the enjoyment in walking. Below, is a map of the route we will be walking.

Our students will be out walking withe rest of the school that afternoon. Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately. Merci !

lundi, le 4 février 2019

TERM 1 REPORTS & PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

You will be receiving your child's Term 1 Report on Wednesday, February 13. Parent-teacher conferences will be taking place during the evening of Thursday, February 14 and the morning of Friday, February 15.

jeudi, le 17 janvier 2019

SESAME SNAP

Students are beginning to upload more of their tasks to Sesame Snap so please be sure to check it at least weekly. Doing so with your student will support discussions around the question, "What did you do at school today?" These discussions support learning.

jeudi, le 20 décembre 2018

PJ DAY

Please send your child to school in pyjamas tomorrow. We will be watching a movie together with the other Kindergarten classes.

jeudi, le 6 décembre 2018

UPDATE : WINTER CONCERT

The IJMS Winter Concert will begin tonight at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:15. Please secure your seats in the gym before dropping your child off in Room 7 at 6:20 p.m.

Please dress your child in a black bottom (skirt or pants) and a top that is either white, red or green. Students are also asked to wear a pair of sunglasses. Students can bring their sunglasses to school this morning and take them back home after the concert.

STREGA NONA PUPPET SHOW

Immediately after lunch on Thursday, December 6, our class will walk over to Brentwood Library with Mme Yaroski's and Ms Jiménez' classes to watch the Strega Nona puppet show. Please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for the day's weather.

vendredi, le 30 novembre 2018

WINTER CONCERT

Please mark your calendars. The IJMS Winter Concert will take place on the evening of Thursday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m. Please drop your child off in Room 1 at 6:15 p.m. Students are asked to wear a black bottom (skirt or pants) and a top that is either white, red or green. Students are also asked to wear a pair of sunglasses. To ensure that everyone will have a pair, students should bring their sunglasses to school any day before the concert and leave them with me. Students will bring their sunglasses back home after the concert.

mardi, le 20 novembre 2018

CONCERT D'HIVER

Please mark your calendars. The IJMS Winter Concert will take place on the evening of Thursday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and there will be baked goods for sale beforehand and during intermission.

mercredi, le 14 novembre 2018

WARM WINTER CLOTHING

Chères familles,

Please ensure that you are sending your child to school dressed appropriately for the weather. Except during extreme weather conditions, we spend time outdoors daily. Make sure your child is wearing mittens, a hat, a scarf, boots, a warm coat, snow pants, etc., to school during the cold days and months to come. Merci beaucoup !

jeudi, le 8 novembre 2018

JOUR DU SOUVENIR

Our class will be preforming a short song with Mme Yaroski's near the beginning of the Remembrance Day Assembly this coming Monday, November 12. The assembly should begin shortly after the end of morning recess--sometime between 10:20 - 10:30. Parents are welcome to attend.

mardi, le 6 novembre 2018

PROGRESS REPORTS & PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

You will be receiving your child's Progress Report on Wednesday, November 14. Parent-teacher conferences will be taking place during the evening of Thursday, November 15 and the morning of Friday, November 16.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 7, your child will bring home a form that includes your scheduled conference time. To confirm or to request an alternate appointment, please return this form to school no later than Friday, November 9. Merci !

vendredi, le 12 octobre 2018

POCHETTES VIOLETTES

Please ensure that your child is bringing their communication folder to school every day.

mardi, le 9 octobre 2018

BIBLIOTHÈQUE PUBLIQUE BRENTWOOD / BRENTWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY

Look for a Brentwood Public Library calendar of events in your child’s pochette violette. I am also sending home a Membership Registration Form for each student. The Toronto Public Library makes it very simple for young children to obtain library cards. I encourage you to access this wonderful resource.

mardi, le 2 octobre 2018

LIVRES DE LA BIBLIOTHÈQUE / LIBRARY BOOKS

Today students borrowed a book from the school library. Please return borrowed books on the following library day. Library periods are on Day 1. For your convenience, I have entered library dates on our classroom calendar.

vendredi, le 28 septembre 2018

GROWTH MINDSET

The hyperlink to Carol Dweck’s talk on growth mindset doesn’t work from my curriculum night presentation, so I am posting it here. It’s worth viewing.

vendredi, le 28 septembre 2018

SOIRÉE CURRICULUM

Thank you to the families who came to our BBQ and curriculum night. I realise some of you could not make it or had to leave due to the delayed start. Below is the presentation I prepared. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

vendredi, le 21 septembre 2018

CLASS SCHEDULE

Students are bringing home a bilingual copy of our class schedule today. Please check their pochettes violettes. If you would like to have a soft copy as well, please send me an email. Merci !

lundi, le 17 septembre 2018

CLASSROOM PARENT

If anyone is interested in taking on the responsibilities of Classroom Parent, please send me an email : cristina.gonzalez2@tdsb.on.ca We would meet to discuss the needs of the class and the responsibilities you would like to take on. This job could even be shared by two or more parents.

A Classroom Parent might do tasks such as :

  • Organize a class contact list to facilitate play dates and opportunities for students to connect outside the classroom.
  • Attend all or most of the Islington JMS Parent Council meetings.
  • Call or email parents to obtain donations of supplies for the classroom and/or events (i.e., boxes of tissues for the classroom or empty boxes for building activities).
  • Consider becoming a member of the Toronto Freecycle group to obtain specific items for the classroom (such as the terrarium we are currently looking for).
  • Call or email parents to line up chaperones for field trips.
  • Find volunteers to help in the classroom, if needed.
  • Send out reminders—via email, phone or notes that go home with the students—about upcoming events, meetings, field trips and needs for donations or volunteers.

lundi, le 17 septembre 2018

WISH LIST ITEM : TERRARIUM

We are looking for a terrarium to help our class build a habitat for our snails. If you happen to have one in your home that has a cover or lid and that is not currently being used, please consider letting us borrow it. Merci !

samedi, le 15 septembre 2018

WALKING EXCURSIONS & PARENT VOLUNTEERS

I am excited by the prospect of taking our students on walking excursions to nearby Tom Riley Park but we will need at least two parent volunteers for each trip.

If your schedule permits you to participate in our school day, I strongly encourage you to have a Police Reference Check completed. You can print the Reference Check Form on legal size paper at home or pick one up from the school office. You will need to attach a certified cheque or money order made payable to Toronto Police Services for $20.00 or a cheque for the same amount made payable to ISLINGTON JMS.

Please submit the form and the payment to the School Office.

If you have had a reference check within the past year, you simply need to complete the declaration online with the principal in the school office.

dimanche, le 9 septembre 2018

DAILY ROUTINES

I have posted some information on our Assistance (attendance) and Quel temps fait-il ? (date and weather) routines on the Salle de classe page. Discussing these with your child will help support their learning. Perhaps begin by asking them about the pictures that I have posted on the Salle de classe page.

vendredi, le 7 septembre 2018

SESAME SNAP

Yesterday, I sent out the first invitations to parents to view their child's Sesame Snap account via email. If you did not receive an invitation, please check your spam folder. If there is nothing there, please send an email to me here : cristina.gonzalez2@tdsb.on.ca

I use Sesame Snap as an assessment tool. You can support your child's learning by discussing with them what they are doing in class. The Sesame Snap entries and this site will help you do that.

With regards to the initial activities you see posted in Sesame Snap, I am noticing how students follow instructions and observing what they know about letters and numbers. Reversals ("backwards" letters and numbers) are common at this age and should not cause alarm.

jeudi, le 6 septembre 2018

DOCUMENTS SENT HOME TODAY

Dear Families,

Please check your child's pochette violette (purple plastic pocket folder) for important documents and permission forms being sent home today. It would be much appreciated if you could have these verified, signed and returned to school as soon as possible.

Merci ! (Thank you!)

BIENVENUES À L'IMMERSION FRANÇAISE !

mardi, le 4 septembre 2018

Dear Students and Families,

Welcome to Senior Kindergarten and French Immersion! I’m excited to get to know you all and looking forward to a happy and productive school year.

We will use rhymes, songs, oral storytelling, arts integration and STEAM (en français, STIM) to engage your students and begin building French vocabulary. I will communicate classroom activities with home through this TDSB Google Site. If you do not have consistent internet access, please let me know as soon as possible so that we can arrange alternate means of school-home communication.

Please send a box or bag with a change of clothes and a pair of indoor shoes (running shoes are best) to be kept at school. All belongings should be labelled with the student’s name. Students will take these items home at the end of the school year in June. It would also be a tremendous help if each student brought in one or two boxes of tissue to share with the classroom.

Each student is bringing home a paper bag today. S/he should fill the bag with three to five objects that are special to her/him or that speak to who s/he is and bring it back to school tomorrow. Students will take these objects back home once they have shown them to the class and talked about their importance to her/him.

Below, you will find information regarding our classroom. If you have any questions or concerns, would like to visit our classroom or schedule a conference, you can contact me by email. The Kindergarten Team is working on a shared schedule for the outdoor space. Once our schedule has been finalized, I will send a hard copy home as well as post it online.

*** Children will go out for outdoor play daily, so be sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.

Once again, welcome to Senior Kindergarten French Immersion. Let’s work together to make this the best year ever!

Sincerely,

Mme Cristina González

cristina.gonzalez2@tdsb.on.ca

SCHOOL—HOME COMMUNICATION

TDSB Google Site : Please take time to look through this website which is my primary communication tool with parents. I use this "Accueil" page to post general announcements. On the "Salle de classe" page, I post information about classroom activities and home practice. On the " Agenda" page, I do my best to keep the calendar up to date with school and classroom events. On the "Ressources françaises" page, I have posted links to some French learning resources and websites. If you do not have consistent internet access, please let me know as soon as possible so that we can arrange alternate means of communication.

Plastic Pocket Folder : Students will be provided with a plastic pocket folder. All printed documents (i.e. permission forms, monthly newsletters, notes to and from the teacher, etc.) and student work will be sent to and from school in this folder. Students should carry their folder in their schoolbags at all times.

Sesame Snap : I use Sesame as an assessment tool and to record student work. I will also share students' portfolios with parents via an email invitation. Please use Sesame to support your child’s learning by discussing what s/he is doing in class. Students will learn to upload their own work to Sesame.

SCHOOL ENTRY AND DISMISSAL

The Kindergarten playground is supervised beginning at 8:45 a.m. daily. The school day begins at 9:00 a.m. Students will be dismissed from along the wall by Exit #3 at 3:15 p.m. Please pick up your child promptly to avoid heavy student traffic at 3:20 p.m. when Grades 1-8 are dismissed. If you have children in other classes, please pick up your Kindergarten child first.

LUNCH

Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m. in our classroom. Students who are going home for lunch will be escorted to the office for pick up. After lunch recess, all students will line up at their designated line up area in the Kindergarten Yard at 12:45 p.m. Please make sure to bring two nutritious and nut-free snacks along with their lunch. Please inform me (in writing) if your child will not be present during lunch time or if he/she will be picked up by someone else.

CHANGE OF CLOTHES / INDOOR SHOES

Please send a box or bag with a change of clothes and a pair of indoor shoes (running shoes are preferred) to be be kept at school. All belongings should be labelled. Students will take these items home at the end of the school year in June.

VOLUNTEERING IN THE CLASSROOM

Parent volunteers are a tremendous asset to our classrooms and to student success. With help from parent volunteers, we will be able to take more walking excursions and field trips. Your assistance is also greatly appreciated in the classroom as reading buddies or with events such as Scientists in School. In order to be able to volunteer at Islington JMS, you must have a police record check completed. You can pick the form up from the office. The sooner we have parent volunteers with completed police record checks, the sooner we can begin planning excursions.

POKÉMON, TOYS & PERSONAL PENCIL CASES

Pokémon cards, stuffed toys and personal items such as pencil cases with markers and pencil crayons are a source of conflict in the school and in the classroom. The same is true for personal devices, action toys and stuffed animals. Please leave all the above mentioned items at home.

We have plenty of shared toys, writing and drawing materials in the classroom, including pencil grips for those who require them.

Thank you so much for your cooperation.