Changing the World One Student at a Time…

Kindergarten Registration
February 18th and 19th
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  • Principal's Message
  • Parents
  • School Council
  • French Immersion
  • Registration
  • Family Literacy Day
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Welcome to Islington Junior Middle School.


The popular proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child" truly comes to life at Islington Junior Middle School as staff, parents and community members work collaboratively to create a warm, supportive, safe and nurturing environment in which to learn.
 
The staff here are committed to providing each student with a rich learning environment in which they can reach their full potential. As an Early French Immersion school, both the English and French staff participates in Professional Development on an on-going basis working together as a Professional Learning Community to strengthen their knowledge and stay current in their teaching practices.
 
Healthy Living, Arts Education, Environmental Education and Character Education are highly valued at our school as we strive to instill respect and responsibility in our future leaders, our students. As a new School to the Eco School program, our staff, students and community are proud and dedicated in their efforts to make responsible choices and be very conscious about how their actions affect our environment.
 
Our staff and School Council are deeply committed to further supporting students by offering a wide variety of extra-curricular sports, clubs and intramurals. In addition, through visiting artists and itinerant teacher support we are able to complement the daily teaching of arts programs by offering band, strings, dance and many other art experiences.
 
Our school is fortunate to have a dedicated and active School Council. Our parents work closely in partnership with our staff to support student success and provide opportunities for students to experience learning. Visiting artists, field trips, and curriculum and technology support are just a few of the ways our parent council has supported the school through their efforts. We could not do it without them!
 
I look forward to working with all of you and being part of the Islington Junior Middle School Family!
 
Rocco Coluccio
Principal
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Parents Parents want the best education for their children. Our goal is to provide your family with a positive learning environment, with a variety of programs and services that promote outstanding student achievement.
 
Parents are children's first and life-long teachers. We value the partnership between home and school and know that parental involvement is the key to success in school. You can be involved by helping your child with homework, volunteering in our school, or joining our school council. By welcoming you and providing opportunities for you to be involved, we can work together to ensure that our students receive the very best education.
 
Visit the links on this page to find more information on a variety of subjects.
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School Council School councils are an excellent way for parents to get involved in their child`s education. Our school has an elected school council that is an important forum for involving all members of the school community in issues that affect the education of students. The school council is made up of an elected committee of parents, staff and student representatives, appointed community members, the principal, and a general membership which includes all parent of children attending the school. The school council advises the principal on a variety of issues and activities relating to student achievement, curriculum goals and priorities, school budget priorities, school safety, renovation plans, after school activities, and criteria for selection of new principals.
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Early French Immersion (SK entry)
 
The application system will open on November 4, 2014. Deadline for applications for this program is December 5th, 2014.
 
French Immersion programs are designed for students who do not speak French at home. An Early French Immersion Program and a Middle French Immersion Program are also offered.
Program Application and Registration System (PARS)
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Registering Your Child For FDK - Kindergarten Please call our Office to book an appointment to register your child   416-394-7870
 
Children who were born in 2010, turning 4 years old by the end of this year are eligible for enrolment in Junior Kindergarten for September 2014.
 
Children who were born in 2009, turning 5 years old by the end of this year are eligible for enrolment in Senior Kindergarten for September 2014.
 
Please bring the following information with you at registration:
 
1.  Proof of age:  birth certificate, passport
2.  Proof of address (two pieces of identification that show your address, such as your utility bill, bank statement, income tax form,
rental or lease agreement)
3.  Health Card and Immunization (immunization folder that shows a list of needles your child has received)
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Family Literacy Day: A little reading, a little kindness create big ripples

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Islington JMS welcomed Director Donna Quan, Trustee Pamela Gough, and School Superintendent Jane Phillips-Long to celebrate National Family Literacy Day on January 27. Family Literacy Day was started in 1999 by ABC Life Literacy Canada to “raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.” 

For the Islington JMS family, reading is a big part of every day. “Our goal is to encourage students to participate in literacy activities and to develop a life-long love of reading,” said Principal Rocco Coluccio. “That’s the foundation for so much more.”

To mark Family Literacy Day, the school gathered all students to read
Each Kindness, by author Jacqueline Woodson, as a group. The story focuses on a girl who is different from her classmates and a lesson from the classroom teacher about the impact of small acts of kindness. “At Islington, we believe, as the story’s teacher Ms. Albert says, that everything we do goes out like a ripple into the world,” said Vice- Principal Tim Kamino.

To demonstrate that concept, the school had an antique side table donated and converted into an indoor pond where students' individual acts of kindness will be honoured. “The idea is that students will be recognized by their teachers and peers when they do something kind,” explained Coluccio. The student gets to mark the rock with his or her name and drop it into the water. “The ripple created from dropping the rock represents how that act of kindness affects us all in some way, shape or form,” said Coluccio.

To recognize her act of kindness in taking time out of her busy schedule to visit students and staff for the event, the school chose Director Quan to inaugurate the pond and drop in the first rock. 

For more information about Family Literacy Day,
click here
The ripple created from dropping the rock represents how that act of kindness affects us all in some way, shape or form.
Rocco Coluccio
TDSB Mission Statement
Our mission is to enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and to acquire the knowledge, skills, and values they need to become responsible members of a democratic society.
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