Friday File

February 3, 2023

Dear Fieldstone Community,  

Goodbye January! Hello February! We have had another wonderful week at Fieldstone. The students especially enjoyed outdoor recesses on the beautiful snow-covered field. Please note that we continue to have indoor recess when the temperatures are below -15°C.  

Congratulations to our 19 Public Speaking Showcase participants for their achievement! The top performers have been awarded a certificate on Friday, February 3 (see the photo below). We would like to extend a special thank you to all of our attentive and supportive audience members, along with a special thank you to our judges, Ms. Wells and our FKCS students. Kudos to everyone! 

Our Kindergarten to Grade Four students had a wonderful time at Roy Thomson Hall on Thursday. They enjoyed the iconic Canadian story, The Hockey Sweater, through the music of Abigail Richardson-Schulte in this Toronto Symphony Orchestra co-commissioned work. Our Grades Five to Eight students will get to go in April. See the photos below. 

Friday, Feb 10, the FKCS Prefects will be opening the retail store during the lunch hour offering snacks for our students. Please provide loonies and toonies for your child if your child would like to participate in the activity. 

We have many things to look forward to this month (please refer to the “Important Dates” section below)! Our staff and students continue to make the most of each school day, learning, growing, and succeeding as a team, always cheering each other on.  

 

Wishing you and your family a lovely and warm weekend.

 

Kind regards,

Ms. Ginie Wong

Head of School


Public Speaking Showcase 

 

Field Trip – Roy Thomson Hall – Toronto Symphony Orchestra  


House Games


CBC Classroom Contest

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

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.

Winter Clubs began on January 23. See the 2022-2023 Clubs Overview.


February 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 February 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 dark green/green 633
Fox red 528
Peterson navy blue/blue 434
Richler grey 518

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 [email protected]. 

Toronto Public Health 

In addition to getting vaccinated, students are strongly recommended to use layers of protection to reduce virus spread:  

  • Masking: Wear a well-fitted mask. 
  • Stay home if sick: Keep your child home, even if symptoms are mild, and until they are feeling better.  
  • Clean your hands: Use hand sanitizer or wash hands often.  
  • Clean surfaces: Clean commonly touched surfaces frequently. 

It is strongly recommended that all individuals aged 2 or older wear a well-fitted mask in indoor public settings. This includes school and child care due to the additional risk of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and influenza.  

The School and Child Care Screening Tool has been updated to align with recent recommendations from the Chief Medical Officer of Health. 

Anyone who is feeling sick or has any symptoms of illness, including those not listed in this screening tool, should stay home and seek assessment from their health care provider if needed. 

Please see the letter from Toronto Public Health 

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 HERE. 
  • 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 

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. 

There may be some children in your child’s class who have peanut and/or tree nut allergies. A friendly reminder that Fieldstone is a nut-free school. Please provide your child with nut-free snacks and lunch. 


WEEKLY UPDATES 

Kindergarten to Grade Four 

Grades Five to Eight 


IMPORTANT DATES 

February 6  Science Fair Conclusion due (Grades 5 to 8) 

Global Perspectives Meeting Session 1 

February 10  Retail Snack Store  

The FKC Prefects will be opening the retail store during the lunch hour offering snacks for our students. Please provide loonies and toonies for your child if your child would like to participate in the activity. 

February 14  Valentine’s Day 

Global Perspectives Meeting Session 2 

February 16  Photo Day #3 – Retakes and New Student Photos 

Grade 5 Scientists in School (to be confirmed) 

February 17  PD Day – No Classes 
February 20   Family Day – No Classes 
February 21  Term 3 begins  

Grade 6/7 Scientists in School (to be confirmed) 

February 22 

 

Global Perspectives Meeting Session 3 

Kindness and Inclusion Day (Pink Day) 

February 23  House Games! Come to school in House t-shirts. 
February 24  FPA Pizza and Superhero Day! 
March 1  Science Fair (Grades 5 – 8)  
March 2  Global Perspectives Meeting Session 4 
March 6  Winter Clubs end this week 
March 10  Report Cards will be available 

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