January 15th, 2021
This week, we announced that, in accordance with the government’s decision to close schools in Ontario’s COVID-19 “hot zone” until February 10th, we will be extending our campus closure. We hope to resume on-site learning on February 11th. While we are disappointed that we cannot welcome students back to campus as soon as we had hoped, we are confident that our students will continue to be supported and successful online learners.
We greatly appreciate the time and dedication of all of our teachers, students, and parents as we continue with online learning. We truly miss being on-site with our staff and students, but we are thankful that we can continue to spend time together virtually in order for learning and connection to persevere.
This week, students in Grade Two to Grade Eight shared their speeches with their English/Language Arts teacher and classmates. We are very proud of each and every one of you for your efforts in writing and presenting your speeches. Well done! Three students per grade will be moving on to the Virtual Public Speaking Showcase on Wednesday, January 20th. Thank you, in advance, to our judges, Ms. Stephanie Long and Miss Lexie (a former Fieldstone student) for being our judges for this event.
We would like to remind families that our 2021-2022 re-registration information was sent last month. Please note that families who re-register before January 29th will receive an early bird discount. We look forward to continuing to support our wonderful students as they return to our school in the coming years.
As we aim to continually grow our unique learning community, we have been working on a series of initiatives to spread the word about our very special school. These initiatives include a recent “Facebook Live” event with Mr. Burch, social media campaigns (like a recent spotlight on Cambridge Science in our Instagram Story, pictured below), online introductions to our Grade 7 – 12 programme, and a Kindergarten Open House next month.
We continue to find that positive feedback from parents is the most effective way to reach prospective families for whom Fieldstone might be an ideal fit. We thank families who regularly engage with our social media posts (also a great way to see what students are up to each week) and we also encourage families to submit Google Reviews. If you are interested in submitting a short review, please click HERE. Many thanks for your ongoing support.
Please continue to take good care by staying safe and keeping well.
Wishing you a relaxing, well-deserved weekend.
Ms. Wong and Ms. Martin
Health and Safety Reminders (for when we resume on-site classes)
Toronto Public Health also shared the following documents with us this week:
In order to maintain the utmost safety of our school community, Fieldstone has decided that anyone exhibiting any possible COVID-19 symptoms should be tested; however, if the parents/guardians are advised by their medical provider that a COVID-19 test is not necessary, a COVID-19 test will not be required by the school. Parents/guardians should follow recommendations/advice provided by the medical providers as to when their children should return to school.
This policy is made in accordance with the following guidance provided by the Ontario government on September 21:
It is recommended that schools advise the ill individual and/or their parent or guardian to have the ill individual seek medical advice, including the recommendation of testing for COVID-19, as appropriate or advised by their medical practitioner.
We appreciate your ongoing support for the well-being of our community.
Above: Grade One students are reviewing vocabulary and concepts in their Ancient Egypt Unit.
Grade Five to Grade Eight Science Fair Projects – Postponed
Due to campus closure and stay-at-home restrictions, Science Fair Projects will be postponed until after the March Break. Students in Grade Five to Grade Eight are asked to please keep the hard copy of the Science Fair Project Package that they have been working on in order to resume at “Step Two”.
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.
Students are encouraged to work on their Character Pin tasks during online learning. If you have any questions or need assistance with working on your character pin tasks, please email Ms. Martin.
Above: Kindergarten students gave new meaning to “online shopping” this week, as they practised using money in Math Class.
House Points Update:
Carr = 663
Fox = 511
Peterson = 533
Richler = 574
Please find our House List HERE.
Our students can still earn House Points given by their teachers during online learning. Let’s go Carr, Fox, Peterson, and Richler!
Carr – dark green / green
Fox – red
Peterson – navy blue / blue
Richler – grey
Above: Online worksheets have been a useful tool for student engagement. Congrats to a Grade Five student for doing so well identifying elements of the digestive system in Science this week.
Upcoming Events and Tutorial Schedule:
Save These Dates:
|Wednesday, January 20||G2 – G8 Virtual Public Speaking Showcase|
|Thursday, February 11||
Jump Rope for Heart
Wear Red/White/Pink Day
|Friday, February 12||PD Day (no classes)|
|Monday, February 15||Family Day (no classes)|
|Tuesday, February 16||Term Three begins|
Online Learning Tutorial Schedule:
HERE is our Online Learning Tutorial Schedule for January 11th – February 10th, 2021
Above: You can bring your dog to class when learning online! Grade Sixes enjoyed sharing some of their favourite things with their teacher and peers.
Please view our Weekly Updates by grade level: