Safe Drop-Off and Pick-Up Task Force

Safe drop off. Safe pick up. Peace of mind.

No one wants to see a single child, or parent or guardian, get hurt.

VOLUNTEER TO BE PART OF THE SAFE DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP TASK FORCE – VOLUNTEER TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION.

Many parents, as well as school staff, have expressed concern about the safety of Humewood kids during drop-off and pick-up times.

The intersections of Valewood and Humewood on the East side of the school; Valewood and Cherrywood on the West side of the school; and Maplewood and Humewood to the South of the school have been singled out as being often congested, hard to navigate, and difficult for kids to cross safely.

Possible safety improvement measures are being discussed with the police and the city. In the meantime, we can do something about this, and soon.

Please seriously consider joining a group that is forming to keep the streets around the school safe by acting as drop-off and pick-up volunteers.

You will have a say in how this issue is handled, and what the role of the parent volunteers will be.

Availability during drop-off times (8:15-9:00 a.m.) and/or pick-up times (3:00-3:30) at least once a week will be necessary.

Please email your interest in participating in this important initiative to humewoodschoolcouncil@gmail.com.

No previous experience as a crossing guard necessary!

2018 Humewood Fall Fair

Hello Friends,

It’s that time of year when we look to planning Humewood School’s biggest fundraising event! Humewood has a unique event that has traditionally occurred only 3 weeks into the school year. This year the event is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, September 22. With this early event we need to start the planning process now so that there’s time to get everything in place by the end of June. Then when September rolls around we are set to go!

We are looking for help with particular roles outlined in the link below but if you have new and exciting ideas, please come and share them with the team!

Let us know if you’re interested by filling out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/iKtApxEcbUWPYq182

Sincerely,
The Fall Fair Committee

Spring After Four at Humewood School 2018

  • Classes begin on Tuesday April 3rd 2018 and end on Thursday May 31st 2018.   Children must be at least four years of age. 
  • Registration for all programs is online. Limited spaces are available. Please register between Monday March 5th 2018 and Friday March 23rd 2018.
  • JK/SK Program Time: 3:05pm to 4:05pm
  • Gr. 1 -6 Program Time: 3:25pm to 4:25pm
  • Parents are asked to please pick-up kindergarten students at 4:05pm.
  • There is no supervision between 4:05pm to 4:25pm for Kindergarten students.

Students in Daycare and After care are asked to go directly to Daycare or After care at dismissal.  Staff members at Daycare and After care will escort their students to After 4 programs after they have completed attendance at Daycare and After care. 

TUESDAY

Kindergarten Children’s Art Studio

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Gr. JK/SK

Room 106

There will not be a class on Tuesday April 3rd.

Your child will explore, investigate and develop their art-making
techniques in these open ended creative classes. We will combine all
mediums: fine drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and mixed media.
It’s messy and fun so remember to dress your kids for mess!
Aprons will be supplied.

Please pick up students at the outside

Kindergarten North-West Door labeled number 2.

Fee:  $153

Register with a cheque and printable PDF form to the provider or register on-line with Paypal

www.childrensartstudio.ca

info@childrensartstudio.ca

Action Potential Labs

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Gr. 1-4

Room 204

Came to our Winter classes?  You’re going to love our all new Spring term. We are excited to present a semester of ALL NEW experiments, projects and learning. Brand new to Action Potential? You are in for a treat!

Fizz! Buzz! Bloop Bloop! “This is so cool!” These are just a few of the sounds that will be filling our lab this Spring Semester.  Every week we learn a new branch of science fused with a new style of art and take home a creative project based on the day’s topic.

Action Potential Lab is Toronto’s first laboratory dedicated to cross disciplinary education in the science and the arts. We believe that problem solving techniques, comprehension and creativity are most enhanced by using both sides of the brain. How can you use a petri dish as a canvas for painting? Become a great researcher in these science + art workshops.

Please pick up students from the outside Grade School North-East door labeled number 6.

Fee: $225

Register online

https://www.actionpotentiallab.ca/humewood-spring-18

Feel free to email us with any other questions
bookings@actionpotentiallab.ca

IN THE MIX HIP HOP DANCE AND IPAD MUSIC-VIDEO CREATION

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Grades: 1 to 6

Room 217

In the Mix is an innovative program that provides a unique opportunity for children to explore what’s new in dance, music and internet technology. This experience is very much about developing mind and body, and gaining confidence and social skills. Students will learn a brief hip-hop dance to share with parents at the last class. They will also work collaboratively in small groups to create one-of-a-kind music-videos, using iPads supplied by In the Mix. Kids get to be Directors, DJs, and Choreographers while producing their own custom HipHop music-videos! Students have full creative freedom yet are guided appropriately to help them progress and spice up their videos and dancing. At the end of the session, students can securely view their videos at the In the Mix website.

Fee: $145 + HST

To register visit www.inthemixprogram.com

Please pick up students from the outside Grade School North-East door labeled number 5.

Logic’s Academy

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Robot Sports 2018

Grades 4 – 8

Room 205

Learn the physics behind how robot sensors gather information from the environment.  Create algorithms to make real-time decisions

with multiple inputs. A split second decision could mean the difference between winning and losing! Get your game face on and join us in the ultimate match up, robot vs robot!

Cost: $190.00

To register visit:  http://logicsacademy.com/for-parents-students/programs-registration/

Please pick up students from the outside Grade School North East door labeled number 5.

THURSDAY

Chess

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Gr. JK/SK

Rookies Rooks

Room 106

Gr. 1-6

Kool Kings

Room 104 and 109

Open to children from JK to Grade 6, children are divided by age and by level, with JK-SK kids having their very own club. Each week, children receive instruction, which builds from lesson to lesson in a structured, engaging, and entertaining way, with game playing, tournaments, and other chess challenges to round out the picture. The learning is accompanied by appealing and dynamic Chess World curriculum workbooks and worksheets, which provide an added value to every child’s experience.

Fee: $117.00 per child.

Please pick up students from the Grade School, outside North East door labeled number 5.

Register and pay online

https://www.chessinstitute.ca/register

Cooking with Lesley Matthews

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Gr. 1-4

Staff Room

There will not be a class on Thursday April 19th 2018.

Calling all kids!

Who doesn’t love making and eating fun and tasty treats?

In this program, aspiring chefs and bakers will get hands on experience in the kitchen. With an emphasis on creativity and fun, we will explore all of the wonders of the kitchen, the sense of accomplishment that comes from making something with your own hands, and the joy of sharing it with others. Yum!

Note: While no nuts will be used in any of our recipes, we cannot guarantee that all products are 100% allergen free.

For pick-up, please enter the school through the outside North East Grade School door labeled number 5 and pick up students from the staff room.

Fee: $160 per child.

Register online beginning at 7:00 p.m. on March 5th 2018.

https://sites.google.com/site/cookingwithlesley/home

cookingwithlesleymatthews@gmail.com

Art Focus With the Children’s Art Studio

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There will not be a class on Thursday April 5th, 2018.

Grades: 1 to 5

Room: 207

Your child will explore, investigate and refine their art making techniques in these fun focused art classes.  We will combine all mediums:  fine drawing, painting, print making, sculpture, and mixed media.  In addition to learning technique students will be introduced to both historical and contemporary artists and their practices.    

Fee: $153

Register with a cheque and printable PDF form to the provider or register on-line with Paypal

www.childrensartstudio.ca

info@childrensartstudio.ca

Please pick up students from the Grade School, outside North East door labeled number 5.

Humewood CS does not take attendance or share attendance information with providers.  If your child is going to be absent from After 4, please contact the provider directly and not the Humewood Community School office or teachers.  It is important for the providers to know so they can ensure student safety.

Please advise after school care providers if your child will be attending a club.   

If your child has medical and/or dietary needs, please share this information directly with the providers.

If you have any questions about After 4 please contact cheryl.batty@utoronto.ca.

March 5, 2018 Meeting Agenda

AGENDA

Humewood Community School Council (HCSC) Meeting

Monday, March 5, 2018, School Staff Room, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

AGENDA ITEMS

  • Welcome and Introduction (1 min)

  • Approval of Agenda & January Meeting Minutes (2 min)

  • Declarations of Conflict of Interest (1 min)

  • OPAL Presentation (Stephanie) (20 min)

  • Financial Report (Erin and Tanya) (20 min)

  • Principal’s Report (Julie) (20 min)

  • Chair Report (Janine) (10 min)

  • Other Business

Notes

Meetings are held in the school’s staff room.

Everyone is welcome to attend, sit at the table, bring items up for discussion, observe or contribute to discussions.

Documents

January 16 2018 Meeting Minutes

FREE CHILDCARE IS PROVIDED

2018 Snowball Online Auction

February 23rd to 28th

2018 Snowball Online Auction

Help the Humewood Parent Council raise money for the programs your children love! The money raised in this auction will support school initiatives like technology, arts enrichment, sports equipment, and our growing band program.

This auction will feature the most popular auction items: The Humewood Teacher Experiences!! These very popular experiences have traditionally been the hit of the Snowball, but this year these sweet gigs will be available exclusively online so that the entire Humewood community can get a chance to bid for their kids.

For more information, visit the auction, or check out the 2018 Snowball Online Auction Flyer.

Snowball 2018 Tickets are on sale!

Snowball 2018 will be held at the School on Friday March 2, 2018

Tickets are on sale now in the Humewood Online Store: tickets are $25/ticket or $40/pair in advance, or $30/ticket at the door.

Be sure to tell your friends that you are attending — like and share our Event on Facebook to help us get the word out.

This event is the Premier Adult Social Night of the year and also one of our biggest fundraising events for the school. The focus of our fundraising efforts this year is to provide:
• updated technology resources;
• updated sports equipment; and
• new band instruments.