Friday File

Friday November 25, 2022 

Message from the Principal 

Dear Fieldstone Community,

Today marks the 57th day of school! Time surely does fly when you’re having fun! This week ended with the FPA Pizza Lunch and Jersey Day. Thank you to all the participants who dressed up and posed for photos. We love your school spirit!

The FPA Book Fair was such a huge success! A sincere thank you to the members of the Fieldstone Parents’ Association for their contributions and support!

Love basketball? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to purchase NBA tickets at Fieldstone! Toronto Raptors versus Orlando. February 14 at 7:30 p.m. We have an opportunity to purchase tickets for approximately $75 each for seats in the mid-section of the Scotiabank Arena. We would need to purchase the tickets prior to the Winter Holiday Break in order to secure the seats. If you are interested, please let us know as soon as possible as tickets do sell out fast. Please fill out this SURVEY by Friday, December 2. This invitation is open to all FDS and FKCS students, parents/guardians, and staff.

A friendly reminder that next Thursday (December 8) is an early dismissal at 11:40 a.m. Parent-Teacher interviews will take place onsite. Appointments will be 5 – 10 minutes, depending on the grade and subject, and are available from 1:00 – 6:30 p.m. Bookings begin on Friday, November 25 by emailing frontdesk@fieldstoneschool.org.

After-care will be available until 3:00 p.m. If your child(ren) will be staying past 11:40 a.m. on this day, please inform frontdesk@fieldstoneschool.org.

The CBC Classroom Contest is a national competition that has music classes from across Canada participating in the event by filming a video of a live performance of a Canadian song. The CBC provides a list of songs that are eligible for each year’s contest. We are happy to announce that Fieldstone (JK to 12) has submitted the videos! Two of our school’s entries are English songs. The strength and beauty of our French programme is also featured with one group of students performing a French-Canadian song. Mme. Lechallier and Mr. Morales are thrilled to have had the opportunity to collaborate on this entry which highlights the cohesiveness of our curriculum. Click on the links below to watch the amazing performances.

  • Grades 3, 4, and 5 Orchestre élementaire de Fieldstone – Oublie-moi
  • Grades 6,7, and 8 The Fieldstone Junior Orchestra – Back in Your Head
  • Grade 10 Music Class The Fieldstone Rock – Heart of Gold

Our countdown to our Winter Showcase is on, and our acts are all coming together. This year, the Winter Showcase will be onsite (December 14 at 6 p.m.) All JK to G8 students (in Number One Dress) are required to attend. All families will be sent a RSVP link next week. We look forward to seeing all of the talents our school community has to offer.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kind regards,
Ms. Ginie Wong
Head of School


House Games Day

On Friday, November 18, Fieldstone had its second monthly House Games Day. FDS and FKCS students competed together among our four Houses: Fox, Carr, Peterson and Richler. There was:

  • Hula Hoop Race – Students had to put their entire body through the hula hoop before they could pass the hoop to their house team member.
  • Ball-Partner Relay – Students had to position themselves back-to-back joined by their arms while carrying a ball in between their backs at the same time.
  • Dodgeball – Students were so competitive as students threw soft balls at each other and the team left with the most people won.

Congratulations to all the students and teachers for making this House Games Day so SUCCESSFUL!


Curriculum Matters – November 2022

We had a very good start to Term Two. Everyone has adjusted well to the time change and the cooler temperatures, and we continue to make each day fun, engaging, and productive. In our November issue of the 2022-2023 Curriculum Matters, you will find highlights of the vibrant curricular life of Fieldstone and how students from JK to Grade Twelve engage with curriculum concepts in innovative and enriching ways. Click HERE to view.


Character Counts Pins Programme

At Fieldstone, we truly believe that character counts. The Character Counts! Programme has found that there are at least six values that should be taught to all children. These are known as the “Six Pillars of Character”. Fieldstone students work diligently towards earning their Character Pins (photos on the right). We are very proud of them! A number of students have been working diligently on their Character pin! You can find out more about the Character Counts Pin Programme HERE. If your child would like to participate in this wonderful programme, please ask your child to see Ms. Wong.


After-School Tutorials and Clubs

After-school tutorials (3:35 – 4:15 p.m.) – Click HERE to see the Tutorial Schedule.

Students and teachers are very excited that co-curricular activities and clubs are back! Fall Clubs end on December 2. Winter Clubs will begin on January 23, 2023. Families will be invited to fill out a survey for club registration after the Winter Break. See the 2022-2023 Clubs Overview.


December Lunch Form
Fieldstone students love the lunches provided by our lunch provider! If your child would like to join the Lunch Programme, please fill out the December Lunch Form and return the completed form and payment to Ms. Ellis.


New Student Referral Programme
We are introducing the New Student Referral Programme for the 2022-2023 Academic Year. If you refer new students to Fieldstone and they enroll, you will receive a $1,000 tuition subsidy or cheque per new student as a token of appreciation.


Fieldstone Houses & House Points
Please find our House List HERE

House House Colour House Points
Carr

Green

553
Fox

Red

484
Peterson

Blue

353
Richler

Gray

438

REMINDERS

Join Google Classroom (Kindergarten to Grade 8) – In the Summer Mailing email, students were asked to join their class on Google Classroom. If you haven’t yet, please log in to Google Classroom using the Fieldstone-specific Google account username and password, and join your class using the code that was provided. If you need assistance, please email frontdesk@fieldstoneschool.org.

Digital Forms – A friendly reminder that the following digital forms from our Summer Mailing:

  • JK to G8 Family Handbook – Understanding and Agreement Form HERE.
  • JK to G8 Student Information Form
  • JK to G8 Google Account Permission Form HERE.
  • JK to G5 Dismissal Information Form HERE.
  • G6-G8 Dismissal Information Form HERE.

 

Violin and Shoulder Rest – Students in Grades One to Eight should have a violin with a shoulder rest in a clearly labelled violin case. For violin and accessories rentals or purchases, please click HERE for more information.

Community Reminders and Updates

As the weather has gotten colder, there has been an increase in respiratory viruses among children. Toronto Public Health strongly recommends layers of protection (e.g., masking, vaccinations, stay home if sick, clean your hands, and clean surfaces) to help keep children and others safe. Click HERE to read the letter from Toronto Public Health.

A reminder that smoking/vaping is not allowed within 20 meters of the school perimeter and is strictly prohibited on school property. This is both a school policy and provincial law.


WEEKLY UPDATES

Kindergarten to Grade Four

Grades Five to Eight


IMPORTANT DATES

The week of November 28 Fall Clubs end on Friday (December 2)
Friday, December 2 November Reports will be available on Connect Portal
Tuesday, December 6 Anti-Bullying Workshops (JK to Grade 4 and Grades 5 to 8)
Wednesday, December 7 FPA Winter Holiday Market in the library – Stay tuned for more info.
Thursday, December 8 Parent-Teacher Interviews. Student dismissal at 11:40 a.m. Aftercare will be available (free of charge) until 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 13 Rehearsal for Winter Showcase. Number One Dress.

 

Winter Showcase Luncheon (pizzas and drinks) provided by Fieldstone. Students can bring their own lunch if they do not prefer pizzas.

 

Wednesday, December 14 Winter Showcase (6:00 – 8:00 p.m.) – All parents are encouraged to attend this amazing event. All JK to G8 students are required to attend.

 

Number One Dress

Thursday, December 15 Winter Holiday PJ Day
Friday, December 16 FPA Pizza Lunch and Festive Attire Day
December 19 – January 2 Winter Break

 

2022-2023 Important Dates
Please click HERE for the 2022-2023 Important Dates and School Holidays