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Wilkinson Weekly Event & Activities Email
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Happy Monday, Wilkinson! Today is Day 1. Here is your weekly rundown of what's happening this week.  

PA Day on Friday
There will be no school this Friday, January 20th, due to a board-wide PA Day. We hope students and their families enjoy a wonderful long weekend. 

2017 Kindergarten Registration
Children born in 2013 will start Kindergarten in September! Kindergarten registration for 2017-2018 will be held in the mornings on February 21-23. Please see this flyer for more information, and schedule an appointment time for registration by calling the office at (416) 393-9575.

Reminder: ETT Information Session
The Elementary Teachers of Toronto (ETT) local is hosting an "Ask a Teacher" on Thursday, January 26th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the S. Walter Stewart Library at 170 Memorial Park Avenue. Download this flyer for more information. Children are welcome!

Update from the Library
The 2017 Forest of Reading® has started at Wilkinson! This annual reading program is organized and promoted by the Ontario Library Association and is designed to increase interest in reading for pleasure, to develop a love of reading and to celebrate the work of Canadian authors. Every year, thousands of students from across the province participate in the program by reading 5 (or more) books from a selection of ten titles. And every year, hundreds of Wilkinson students participate in the Forest of Reading and read amazing, new, Canadian books. 

Grade K-3 students are enjoying the Blue Spruce picture books during their library visits and will get a chance to vote on their favourite at the end of April.

Students in grades 4-6 can join the Silver Birch reading club starting on Monday. Permission forms will be going home this week with students who are interested in joining. Forms are due back by Monday, January 23rd but students are welcome to join up until the end of the month. Participating students are asked to make a commitment to read at least five books in any one category (Fiction, Non-Fiction or Express) between now and the end of April. Of course, reading more than 5 books and reading in all 3 programs is encouraged!

As students finish a book, they will be checking in with a 'Teacher Sponsor' who has read the book to get their signature. Students get to vote for their favourite book at the end of April. In mid-May, some of the members will join Mr. Krentz on a trip to Harbourfront for the Festival of Trees, a celebration of reading and of the books in the program. To read more about this year's selection of nominated titles, check out the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading site. All titles are also available from the Toronto Public Library. 

Health & Physical Education (HPE) Program
Students and staff were welcomed back to school with a freshly painted Wilkinson mural in the gym!

Healthy Snack of the Week
This Week: Carrots
Next Week: Bananas

Please visit Mr. Kasaval's website for information on HPE programming at Wilkinson.

Parent Council Meeting Tonight
The Wilkinson School Community Council (WSCC) will meet on tonight from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. See the agenda to learn what's up for discussion. 

Childcare is available upon request. All parents/guardians are welcome, you don't have to be a member of the council to attend. We hope to see you there!

Movie Night Next Week: Pete's Dragon
Join us in the gym next Friday, January 27th, 2017, at 7:00 pm for a showing of Pete's Dragon. If you're planning to attend, please take a moment to review important safety information for movie night. Thank you!

Speaking Engagement at Westwood Middle School
Renowned parenting expert Dr. Karyn Gordon is speaking at Westwood Middle School on Monday, January 23rd at 7:30 pm. The topic of discussion is "Motivating Your Kids/Teens". Feel free to visit Dr. Gordon's website, and see the event flyer for more information. 

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