April 9th, 2021
Happy Spring Break! We know that our students and teachers put incredible energy and enthusiasm into making the most of every school day. Our community has truly earned a break, and we hope that Fieldstone families enjoy a restorative two-week rest before heading into the final months of our school year together.
In light of the recently announced provincewide shutdown, it is more important than ever that we continue to follow health advice over the Spring Break to do our part to keep schools open for in-person student learning.
The Province reminds families that the following public health measures are crucial to help prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19:
- Socialize with your own household.
- Stay home and get tested if you feel ill.
- Screen every day, including during spring break, for COVID-19 symptoms before attending child care or day camps (The COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool is available to assist families with symptom screening).
- Practise good hand hygiene habits, masking and physical distancing – Refer to www.ontario.ca/covidresponse to learn what public health measures are in place in our community.
- Refrain from travelling.
For the week of April 12th-18th, pharmacies that offer testing and assessment centres across the province will accept appointments from students and education staff for asymptomatic testing.
The health and well-being of our Fieldstone Family is of paramount importance to us. We will continue to follow the advice of Toronto Public Health, along with the direction of the Province, in order to keep our community as safe as possible. We will keep our families informed as always should there be updates to our re-opening plans.
Please continue to take good care by staying safe and keeping well.
Wishing you and your family a safe and wonderful Spring Break. We are looking forward to seeing you on April 26th.
Ms. Wong and Ms. Martin
Above: Grade Threes enjoyed a trip (virtually) to the Pantheon in Rome!
We are disappointed that we were not able to complete the CheckPoint series of tests this year due to the school closure; however, we would like to congratulate students who sat the Maths exams on Tuesday.
In June, our students in Grades 3 to 8 will be finishing the academic year with Cambridge Progression Tests. Teachers will actively review for these tests in late May/early June with their classes. These tests are based on the material covered throughout the academic year in Mathematics and Science for students in Grade 3 and in English, Mathematics, and Science for students in Grades 4 to 8. We will be providing more details about the structure of these tests in May when teachers are working with the students to prepare.
Some families have requested some sample papers to facilitate practise during the school break. We have included links to secure password–protected pdfs of the sample first paper of the English, Science and Maths syllabuses in the Friday File email to the community. These will be available for one week and cannot be shared with or printed for anyone else. We ask that you please respect these conditions when using these practice papers. Just a reminder that the stages are one number above the grade, so make sure you are looking at the correct paper for your child’s grade. Please also note that some material on these papers may not have been covered until the end of term, so do not worry if there are some questions that your child finds challenging.
|Stage||Grade||Cambridge Primary or Lower Secondary?||Subjects for Progression Tests|
|4||3||Primary||Maths and Science|
|5||4||Primary||Maths, Science and English|
|6||5||Primary||Maths, Science and English|
|7||6||Lower Secondary||Maths, Science and English|
|8||7||Lower Secondary||Maths, Science and English|
|9||8||Lower Secondary||Maths, Science and English|
The number of tests and the timing for each of the stages is summarized HERE.
Kilometre Club is up and running, and everyone who is participating is having a really good time! Students are working together to complete laps and earn House Points. Four laps around the field is the equivalent of one kilometre, and earns one House Point.
Here is the distance travelled for each House:
Carr: 42.25 km
Fox: 42 km
Peterson: 101.5 km
Richler: 83.5 km
Updated FPA Fundraiser Pizza Lunch and Grub Days
|Date||Grub Day Theme|
|Friday, April 30, 2021||Career Day
Dress as the Job You Want Day
|Friday, May 21, 2021||Pajama Day|
|Thursday, June 17, 2021||Disney Day|
Character Pin Programme
The Character Pin Programme is in full-swing at Fieldstone. Students can continue to get House Points for each pin that they earn in addition to the nice pin they will receive to put on their school blazers.
Please click HERE to access an introduction to the Character Pin Programme as well as the task booklets for students to complete.
House Points Update:
Carr = 1233
Fox = 1014
Peterson = 1063
Richler = 1057
Please find our House List HERE.
Although we may not be able to host House Events as a school at this time, our students can still earn House Points given by their teachers and by earning Character pins.
Carr – dark green / green
Fox – red
Peterson – navy blue / blue
Richler – grey
Upcoming Events and Tutorial Schedule:
Above: Our students enjoyed a fun Spring Hunt last week. Thank you, FPA, for organizing this egg-cellent event.
Save These Dates:
|Monday, April 12 – Friday, April 16||Spring Break|
|Monday, April 19 – Friday, April 23||Spring Break|
|Monday, April 26||Classes resume|
|Friday, April 30||FPA Pizza Lunch and Career Day/Dress as the Job You Want Day|
|Tuesday, May 11||Lockdown Drill (p.m.)|
|Wednesday, May 12||Grade 6 to 8 Gauss Math Contest|
|Friday, May 21||FPA Pizza Lunch and Pajama Day|
|Monday, May 24||Victoria Day (no classes)|
HERE is our most current Tutorial Schedule.
Above: Our students (like these students in Grade Four and Five) have all adapted so well to learning online. We greatly appreciate the resilience of our wonderful school community.
Please view our Weekly Updates by grade level: