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Town Centre Montessori

May 2015 Main Campus Elementary Information Bulletin

Inside this issue:

Science Fair 2

Jump and Hoops for Heart 2 Earth Day Clean Up 2

Spring Concert 3

Music Night 4

Gauss Mathematics Contest 4 Halpern’s Uniform Day 4 Summer Camp Day 4 After School Courses 4 Reader’s Choice Awards 5 Teams and Clubs Photo Day 5 High School Information 5 School Bus Information 6 Dates to Remember:

April 30

High School Arts and Drama Per-formance

May 10

Mother’s Day

May 12

Teams and Clubs Photo Day

May 13

Gauss Mathematics Competition

May 18

Victoria Day

May 20

Last Day of Term 3 After School Courses

May 21 and 22

Music Night Performances

May 29

Summer Camp Day

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Register for Summer Camp and the 2015-2016 School Year

The elementary yearbook is a wonderful keepsake for your family. The yearbook captures special moments from

September 2014 to April, 2015, displayed in full colour within an embossed hardcover. New this year, the yearbook will arrive early in June, in order for the students to receive their copy before the last day of school! We are now taking orders for the yearbook which can be purchased for $40.00 through the school’s Main Office or online at www.jostensyearbooks.com by entering “Town Centre Montessori Elementary School”. On behalf of the yearbook committee, we hope that you and your child enjoy this memorable book.

TCMPS Summer Camp

We are now accepting registrations for this year’s TCMPS Summer Camp which is packed with many fun activities and exciting programs to keep all our campers happy and busy for July and August. From the popular Computer and Sports programs to the creative Arts and fun

Science activities, we have the cure for your child’s summer boredom! Please note that this year we have added an extra week of camp for a total of 9 weeks of awesome activities this summer at Town Centre!

2015-2016 School Year

The end of this school year is quickly approaching and we would like to request that all parents re-register as soon as possible in order to reserve your child’s spot for the upcoming school year. If you have any questions about the re-registration process, or if you would like more information about the Kid’s Kitchen Hot Lunch program and the IB programs, the Vice-Principals will be happy to answer your questions.

TCMPS Elementary Yearbook

Mother’s Day and Victoria Day Holiday

On behalf of the administration and staff we would like to wish all our wonderful mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 10th!

TCMPS will be closed on Monday, May 18th for the Victoria Day holiday. Classes will resume at their regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday, May 19th. We would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable long weekend!

NEW! Students will get their yearbooks in

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Science Fair 2015

On Thursday, April 23, the TCMPS annual Science Fair was held in the Main Gymnasium. There were 36 finalists from grades 6 to 8 who enthusiastically participated in the Science Fair. Each of the finalists presented their projects to fellow students, parents and judges. All the spectators were very impressed with the great presentations and every finalist should be very proud of their accomplishment. Thank you to all the judges and staff for a great Science Fair and congratulations to the grade 6, 7 and 8 winners.

Certificate Name Class Science Project 1st Mili Mathur 6-150 Tooth Decay

2nd Sona Thayalan 6-149 An Alternate for Road Salt 3rd Hayden Nguyen 6-149 Which Windmill Design Creates the Most Voltage?

1st Karmenjot Minhas 7-148 What's the rush? 2nd Sudarshan Seshadri 7-148 How Loud Can It Go?

3rd Alexander Cotovio 7-142 Organic and Inorganic Nail Polish 1st Janine Louis 8-139 Caffeine Cardio

2nd Jessica Schneider 8-138 Do You Ker-a-tin (Care a ton) 3rd Sydnie Cyrus 8-139 Zap that Zit

In May, the students will participate in the Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart events, designed to promote and recognize the importance of being active and at the same time promote awareness of heart disease and stroke. Thanks to the generous donations of our students and parents, TCMPS has raised approximately $294,479.00 to date to help fund life saving research into heart disease and stroke. Hoops for Heart for grade 6 to 8 will be on Wednesday, May 6, and Jump for Heart for grade 2 to 5 will be on Thursday, May 7. Students should arrive at school wearing their school uniform and change into their gym uniform and running shoes to participate in the Jump or Hoops events.

Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart

On Wednesday, April 22, the members of the Student Activity Council as well as the grade 8 staff and students observed Earth Day by cleaning up Highgate Park. Markham City Counselor, Alex Chiu, came out to greet the students and show his appreciation. Thank you students for doing a great job!

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On April 16 and 17, the grade 2 and 3 students per-formed in our Spring Concert “Pirates!” The students sang and danced to lively songs like “You Wanna be a Pirate” and “King of the High C’s”. From the stage set, to the lights and sound, and the colourful costumes, everyone had a very entertaining time. Thank you to our wonderful Music teacher, Ms. Shulammite Chow who did an outstanding job. Many thanks to the enthu-siastic students and the dedicated staff for their hard work! Pirates! Arrrrrgh!

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Grade 7 and 8 Gauss Mathematics Contest

Each year our grade 7 and 8 students have the opportunity to participate in the Gauss Mathematics Contest which is organized by the University of Waterloo. The contest serves as another means of enriching the Mathematics program at TCMPS. The students and staff have been very busy preparing for the upcoming contest, which is scheduled for Wednesday, May 13. On this day, we ask that you ensure your child arrives promptly at school as the contest commences at 9:00 a.m. We would like to wish all of our students the best of luck in this challenging contest.

Halpern’s Uniform Sale Day

Parents and guardians are reminded that on Tuesday, June 2, the official uniform supplier for the school, Halpern’s, will be in the Main Gymnasium from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m. to give parents an opportunity to purchase their child’s uniform for the upcoming school year. Halpern’s staff, along with TCMPS staff, will be available to help you with your child’s measurements, sizing and purchases. Parents are welcome to bring their children into the Main Gymnasium as this will help with accurate sizing. Our aim is to have our students looking their best and wearing their uniform with pride.

After School Courses: Observation Classes

Within the next few weeks parents who have children registered in certain After School Courses will be receiving invitations to the After School Courses Observation Classes to view performances or a special class. Information regarding dates and times will be provided soon. Parents are asked to note that the last day of regularly scheduled After School Courses program for term 3 will be on Wednesday, May 20. Thank you to all the parents for supporting the After School Courses.

The TCMPS SUMMER CAMP DAY will take place on Friday, May 29. This day is a fun filled event intended to promote school spirit. Our grade 1 to 6 students will participate in a variety of Summer Camp activities which will take place outdoors in our playfield. The students will also be participating in exciting class activities. Please ensure that your child attends TCMPS Summer Camp Day prepared with running shoes and attired in the same coloured clothing as their House League team, the Red Rockets, the Blue Bombers, the Yellow Stingers or the Green Hornets.

TCMPS Summer Camp Day

Music Nights for Elementary Band and Choir Students

Our talented student musicians and staff have been very busy preparing for the Music Nights in May. All the students in grades 4 to 8, as well as the choir, will be participating in this event. Each of the grade bands will perform in the Main Gymnasium in one of the Music Nights as listed below. Tickets are now available in the Main Office.

Thursday, May 21: Music Night 1, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Grade 5 Band, Grade 7 Band, Grade 8 Band and Choir Friday, May 22: Music Night 2, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Grade 4 Band, Grade 6 Band and Choir

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Teams and Clubs Photo Day

Teams and Clubs Photo Day for SPRING SSAF teams will take place on May 12. All students who were on an spring elementary SSAF sports team will have their team photo taken. All participating students are required to have their school uniform, gym uniform, and team uniform (SSAF jersey and shorts) for this photo day.

Scarborough Reader’s Choice Awards

TCMPS has been nominated for the Scarborough Mirror Reader’s Choice 2015 Awards, which recognizes local businesses. We would like to ask everyone to vote for TCMPS in the category of “Best Montessori School”. The contest is now open to the public for voting until June 24. Please fill out a ballot in the Scarborough Mirror news paper or vote online at http://tcnmicrosites.com/advertising/readerschoice/.Thank you for your ongoing support!

Town Centre Private High School News

Over the past several weeks, the directors, cast and crew of our high school play, Marty, have been working very hard to put on a great show. This year’s play is an adaptation of the award winning screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky, which tells the story of a socially awkward Bronx butcher who faces middle age with no prospects of marriage, until he unexpectedly meets Clara, a lonely teacher. Suddenly, Marty's future seems bright.

The school play is part of a larger “Arts Night” at the school. In addition to the play, there was a performance by the high school Senior Band, and a public display of art work from our various high school Art classes. Grade 7 and 8 students watched the matinee performance, while parents and friends attended the play on Thursday, April 30, at 7:00 p.m. Marty was a great hit and the entire cast and crew gave outstanding performances!

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Main Campus / Head Office 155 Clayton Drive Markham, Ontario L3R 7P3 Phone: 905-470-1200 Fax: 905-470-0184 E-mail: admin@tcmps.com Milliken Campus 3 Clayton Drive Markham, Ontario L3R 8N3 Phone: 905-470-8178 Fax: 905-470-0570 E-mail: admin@tcmps.com Amarillo Campus 76 Amarillo Avenue Markham, Ontario L3R 0V3 Phone: 905-474-3434 Fax: 905-474-3113 E-mail: admin@tcmps.com

Montessori Pre-School, Private Elementary School, & Private High School, Three Distinct Programs - One Unique School

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or stop by the

Main Office anytime to speak to any one of the Vice-Principals.

www.tcmps.com

If you require transportation for your child to or from school, please refer to the following information regarding school buses. These bus service companies have contacted TCMPS and advertise door to door pick up. The companies are presented for your information only and there is no recommendation or endorsement of these services by the School. Parents or guardians are not limited to these particular bus companies.

1. School Bus Service

416-854-8456

Contact: Yolanda Nicholson 2. New Bus Service

905-554-6796 Contact: Jo Wang

Email: newbusservice@ymail.com

3. Student Limo (Please note:

transportation arrangements need to be booked prior to September.)

416-543-2322 Contact: Norma Aziz

Email: info@studentlimo.ca Web site: www.studentlimo.ca

4. Kids Limo

905-771-9678

Contact: Richard LePage

Email: info@kidslimo.com Web site: www.kidslimo.com

Kids Limo is now accepting reservations for the 2015-2016 school year for all campuses of TCMPS. Seating availability is limited as Kids Limo utilizes mini vans for their bussing services, so we encourage parents to contact Kids Limo as soon as possible regarding their transportation needs for the upcoming school year. Kids Limo is licensed as a School Bus Operator by the Ontario Highway Transport Board and is celebrating its 21st year of providing safe and reliable transportation for children in the GTA and surrounding areas. Please see the attached flyer for contact details and additional information regarding their services.

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