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                                                                                              June 2009

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                                         experiences. Together with JA we             represented Williams
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   Congratulations to the following students for being accepted to these regional programs:
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 Elementary and Secondary
 First day of classes for students: Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009
 Last day of school for el...
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                                        Quebec City 2009

Our Quebec City trip is quickly approaching and Mr. L...
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Suggested goals:
Bolster core learning skills
• Encourage your child to keep a diary or journal of individual o...
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Celebrating Faith and Culture – June 2009

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  1. 1. Page 1 June 2009 In this issue! Counting on Your 2 Junior Achievers 2 Grade 6 Trip Week Grade 8 students have continued to Mandarin Graduation Luncheon 2 explore their career options during Trip week forms have been sent Job-Shadowing Day, in Computer Camp Choice 2 home and all money is due no later class with Career Cruising and with X-Country 2 than June 5th, 2009. Students must ESIS (Economics of Staying in participate in the whole week's School). North Peel Fun Run 2 activities and may not pick and Library News 2 choose which days they would like This year, during Trip Week, Students accepted to regional 3 to participate. activities at school have been programs planned as well as day trips. We Relay for Life 3 Trips will take place Mon-Thursday will be going to the movies/ and we will be staying back at bowling, the Metro Zoo and 2009 - 2010 School Year Calendar 4 school for activities on Friday. Canada's Wonderland. Please have Free service helps parents find 4 Monday - Canada's Wonderland your forms and money in by JUNE summer child care (Buses will return to the school by 1ST. Quebec City 2009 5 5:30pm, bus students will require Peel schools convenient venue for 5 alternate transportation home) They are also preparing for variety of activities Tuesday - Silver City Theatre Graduation, and the special Wednesday -Scooter's Roller Palace activities planned to help celebrate Help your child focus on a goal this 6 summer and achieve it Thursday -Brunswick Bowl their final Grade 8 year. Graduation Total cost per student for the week is takes place on Wednesday June We Welcome the World Welcome 6 $64.00, or $49.00 for students with a Centre 24th at the Chandni Banquet Hall season's pass for Wonderland. on Chrysler Drive. The ceremony Celebrating Faith and Culture 7 begins at 5:00. Panther Lunch 7 June School Calendar 8 Grade Seven News Principal: Mr. D. White Vice-Principal: Mrs. T. Morrison Guidance Counsellor: Ms L. Romaniello Well, it is hard to believe another Head Secretary: Mrs. A. Stephenson school year is coming to an end. Our Asst. Secretary: Mrs. M. Domingues speech competition was a success Asst. Secretary: Ms M. Byrne Congratulations goes out to the and we heard some fabulous grade 7 students who have been School Trustee: Mrs. B. Ford Superintendent of Schools: Ms S. Teal speeches! Chaitanya Vazir placed chosen to be on the leadership team first, Vatsa Gandhi placed second, for the 2009-10 school year. We School Website: and Ayaz Mansuri and Sanah are looking forward to working with Sediqui tied for third place. We you to make Williams Parkway a would like to remind students who great place to be for teachers and are NOT attending one of the students alike. Character Education Theme: overnight trips to bring in their trip Courage week forms and money by Friday, The Leadership Team - Mr. Uren, Learning Skill of the Month: June 5. We will accept CASH or Ms. N. Patel and Mr. Hogan Conflict Resolution MONEY ORDER only. WILLIAMS PARKWAY SENIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL 1285 Williams Parkway, Brampton, ON L6S 3J8 Tel: (905) 791-4324 Fax: (905) 791-8861
  2. 2. Page 2 experiences. Together with JA we represented Williams can inspire our youth to achieve their Parkway well by demonstrating both dreams! spirit and sweat: Jonathan Innes, Josh Hamilton, Matt Antle, Michael Curtis, Brayden Trace, Tyler Devarenne, Andrew Knott, Kalum Lepiane, Kayla Ferreira, Asif Ali, Thank you to everyone involved in Adil Manek, Fahad Ahmad, Dion Counting On You for a productive Singh, Anthony Coley, and Nouman and fun year! Counting On You On June 22, grade 8 students along Bhatti . Way to go team! classes will begin again in Septem- with their teachers will be enjoying ber 2009, and are open to students in a delicious graduation celebration at Grades 7 and 8. Those students the Mandarin Restaurant. It will be moving on to Grade 9 will be able to one final opportunity for the join the Counting On You classes in graduating class to share memories, their new schools. each other's company and celebrate It was an extremely hot day on May their accomplishments and time at 21 when Mr. Metelnick and Mrs. The winners of the Chapters Gift Williams Parkway School! Leitert took ten of our finest long cards for Term Three were: Victoria distance runners to the North Peel 5 Clennett, Alexis Nelson, Emily Si- Km Fun Run which began at North tum, Jassica Uthayakumar. These Peel Secondary School. There were students demonstrated diligence and approximately 200 people who attended regularly. On May 20-22nd, our Williams participated in this run including Parkway Grade 8 Leadership team many Peel Regional Police officers. Have a fun, relaxing summer, and travelled to Humber College (North The following people sweated their we'll see you next year! Campus) to participate in a special 3 way to the finish line: Matt Antle, Day residential camp, where Michael Curtis, Brayden Trace, students learned about different Tyler Devarenne, Andrew Knott, career paths and workplace Kalum Lepiane, Aaron Miller, opportunities. CAMP CHOICE, a Cooper Stuckey, Bailey Millen, On June 2nd, all grade 8 students Technology Camp provided students Jonathan Innes, Mr. Metelnick and participated in a full day interactive with hands-on experience in program Mrs. Leitert. Great job everyone! workshop presented by Junior areas such as Computer Technology, Achievement Canada. It is a special Interior Design, Forensic Science, program focused on the Economics Health Sciences and Marketing/ of Staying in School. Various Business. Workshops were taught by Thanks to the efforts of two grade business people within the senior Humber/Guelph-Humber seven students, Gunesh Brisebois community will teach and inspire students who also acted as Camp and Jasmeen Mann, both of class youth to make better financial Counsellors leading and mentoring 723, the library now has 4 new decisions, start-up a company, campers as they experienced college copies of Fruits Basket and a copy of develop a career plan and express campus living. Students left CAMP Slumdog Millionaire. The girls had a their innovative spirit. Business CHOICE with a better understanding bake sale of cupcakes and then employees within our community of the opportunities that await them bought the books to donate to the will encourage students to consider after high school. library. the advantages of staying in school Fruits Basket is a popular Graphic so they may acquire the knowledge, Novel series that is favoured by skills and motivation to pursue a girls. Slumdog Millionaire has now successful career. This is an Mr. Metelnick and Mrs. Leitert been made into a movie, but every interactive program facilitated by would like to congratulate all of the reader knows the book is better then one or more trained business students who were on the X-Country the movie. volunteers, in collaboration with team as they worked really These items will be available on the each homeroom teacher, who will hard to do their best at the meet on “New Books” table in September. share their practical work related May 5. The following students Thanks girls. WILLIAMS PARKWAY SENIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL 1285 Williams Parkway, Brampton, ON L6S 3J8 Tel: (905) 791-4324 Fax: (905) 791-8861
  3. 3. Page 3 Congratulations to the following students for being accepted to these regional programs: Mayfield Arts Program Ashley Hutchison Stanley Trevius Laura Sbrizzi Michelle Bookal Amelia Ramsingh Jessica Siapardanis Navisha Weerasinghe Kelsey Kalachnick Rebekah Scanga Brittnie Lewis Kristen Webser Turner Fenton International Baccalaureate Program Dion Singh Amenta Mbeng Mahdi Chawdry Stanley Trevius If your name is not on this list, and you were accepted to Mayfield or Turner Fenton, please see Ms Romaniello in the office. Congratulations to the following Williams Parkway Panthers for receiving an Award of Distinction from the Peel District School Board: Ashley Hutchison Mrs. Kapoor Ms Onizuka Miss Johnson Everyone had a wonderful time on Friday night and Saturday morning at the Relay, even though no one got any sleep. Williams Parkway was converted into tent city after all the fun events. There was food all night and then we took a spin around the track around midnight to read all the luminary bags which brightly burned their messages for all to see. Mrs. Lazare wishes to thank many people for the success of this event. First of all, to those parents who volunteered their time tirelessly. Most notable here is Shaila Kibria, mother of Junayd Ali, who was on board right from the beginning. She is the parent who was able to bring us that excellent pasta meal, courtesy of a wonderful restaurant called Karamia. Mr. Salman Shaikh and his chef set up their delicious food, buffet style, for all to enjoy. I wish to thank him for his generous donation to such a wonderful cause as Relay for Life. I also wish to thank Lydia Robertson who baked a beautiful cake for all the Survivors to enjoy. Mrs. Empedrad, Destiny's mother, not only contributed a number of hours selling tickets for drinks and barbeque, but even stayed the night. I also wish to thank Barbara Bimm, Mom to Ayrdrie, and Victoria Bimm, for their efforts.Mr. Patel, father of Jasmin, donated the sweets on the buffet table. Also, Michelle Cain, co-op student and ex-Williams Pkwy student, along with Alex Colquhoun and other ex-Williams Pkwy students such as Chelsey McDowall, Cherise Taylor, Kelsey Psaila, Wishah Khalid, and Sarah Ali, were full-night volunteers. We were also the testing ground for a new granola bar which is not even yet on the market, and uses all Ontario ingredients, called the Go Ontario Bars, were generously donated to us. We enjoyed the entertainment by singer/guitarist, Karl Widmeyer. He already has a CD out and will happily sell them for $5, since some requests were indeed made. Mrs. Lazare also wishes to thank teachers, Mr. Peet, Mr. Metelnick, Ms. Harper, Mrs. Onizuka, Mrs. Baraniecka, Mrs. Foskett, Ms. Zimmermann, and Mrs. Branov, and also Mr. White, for their help. An extra big thank you goes to Mrs. Beams and Mr. Banerjee who both made the ultimate sacrifice and spent the night. WILLIAMS PARKWAY SENIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL 1285 Williams Parkway, Brampton, ON L6S 3J8 Tel: (905) 791-4324 Fax: (905) 791-8861
  4. 4. Page 4 Elementary and Secondary First day of classes for students: Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009 Last day of school for elementary students: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 The number of instructional days for elementary and secondary students: 188 The number of professional activity days for the elementary and secondary: 6 School Holidays Board designated holiday (students) Friday, Sept. 4, 2009 Labour Day, Monday, Sept. 7, 2009 Thanksgiving Day, Monday, Oct.12, 2009 Winter Break (inclusive) Monday, Dec. 21, 2009 to Friday, Jan.1, 2010 Family Day, Monday, Feb. 15, 2010 Spring Break (inclusive) Monday, March 15 to Friday, March 19, 2010 Good Friday, Friday, April 2, 2010 Easter Monday, Monday, April 5, 2010 Victoria Day, Monday, May 24, 2010 Professional Activity Days Elementary (6) Professional learning days, Wednesday, Sept. 2 and Thursday Sept. 3, 2009 In-school professional activity/reorganization, Friday, Sept. 25, 2009 Assessment, evaluation and report card writing, Monday, Nov. 9, 2009 Reporting to parents, Friday, Dec. 4, 2009 Year-end reporting and school closing activities, Wednesdays, June 30, 2010 Free service helps parents find summer child care For parents looking for summer child care information, help is just a phone call away. Child Care Information Peel is a free telephone information service staffed by early childhood educators and information and referral specialists. Callers can request information about summer child care options in their local community and throughout Peel Region. Available information includes listings of licensed child care centres, home child care agencies, before and after-school programs, playschools, Ontario Early Years Centres and other community resources for parents and children. This free service is available Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by the phone, Early Years website or by mail. For more information, call one of the following numbers or visit Peel Area: 905-890-9432 Caledon: 1-888-836-5550 TTY: 905-890-8089 (interpretative services available) WILLIAMS PARKWAY SENIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL 1285 Williams Parkway, Brampton, ON L6S 3J8 Tel: (905) 791-4324 Fax: (905) 791-8861
  5. 5. Page 5 Quebec City 2009 Our Quebec City trip is quickly approaching and Mr. Lang, Ms. Zimmermann and Ms. Johnson are looking forward to an action packed week!!! However, before the fun begins, Parents, please look out for an information package that will include our itinerary, meals and a packing list. This infor- mation will be sent home soon and information in the package should be returned by June 10th to ensure a smooth trip. Thanks! Mr. Lang, Ms. Zimmermann and Ms. Johnson Peel schools convenient venue for variety of activities Did you know that the Peel board's 235 schools are available for community use? Gymnasiums, classrooms, theatres and cafeterias in board schools are available to rent by non-profit, community and corporate groups for a variety of functions. Current users of Peel board schools include youth and adult sports teams, boys and girls clubs, cultural groups and support groups. quot;Our schools are hubs of the community where people can gather to learn and stay active,quot; says outreach program co-ordinator Elaine McLean. quot;We encourage individuals and groups to think of our facilities when they plan an event or have an idea for a function but don't know where to hold it.quot; Facilities are available during the school year on weekdays from 6 to 10 p.m. and on weekends. Fees vary depending on the day of usage, the facility requested and type of activity. The Facilities Rentals depart- ment receives funding from the Ministry of Education to offset the actual costs of renting these spaces. For a schedule of fees, please visit the Peel Board website at and click on the Community Use of Schools link. In August, the school booking system will go online, allowing users to apply for permits electroni- cally. You can also call 905-890-1297 for booking information. WILLIAMS PARKWAY SENIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL 1285 Williams Parkway, Brampton, ON L6S 3J8 Tel: (905) 791-4324 Fax: (905) 791-8861
  6. 6. Page 6 Suggested goals: Bolster core learning skills • Encourage your child to keep a diary or journal of individual or family activities. • Take time each day for the whole family to read by themselves or together. Even 10 or 15 minutes is fine. • Introduce children to the library's summer reading program. • Encourage your son to follow a favourite newspaper comic strip all summer. • Have your daughter write letters or send postcards to cousins, grandparents and friends. Get close to nature • Give your daughter a garden plot in the yard, a window box or a planter. Ensure your child assumes full respon- sibility for the plants. • Read the daily newspaper's weather map. Let your child figure out what the weather is like where friends and relatives live. • Camp out for a night in your backyard or at a provincial campground. Develop a sense of responsibility • Ask your daughter to take charge of family recycling (get containers, wash the jars, stack the papers, etc.) • Teach your son how to take care of his clothes, sort and fold laundry, use the washer and dryer or help at the laundromat. • Encourage your child to plan a party. She can help decide on the guests, phone or send invitations, plan the food, get the house ready, greet and introduce the guests, and clean up. Get organized • Encourage your son to start a collection—rocks, stamps, baseball cards, bottle caps, marbles. Ask him to arrange them by categories, colour, or alphabetically. • Ask your daughter to organize photographs in an album by date or activity. • Suggest swapping paperbacks, comics, or magazines with family and friends. The Peel District School Board’s We Welcome the World Centres located in Brampton, Malton and Mississauga, are the first point of contact for all newcomer families to become familiar with the educational system in Peel. In addition to providing literacy and numeracy assessments, We Welcome the World Centres provide newcomers with a host of services including: reception, orientation, interpretation and referrals. At each centre parents/guardians and students will discover: computer portals—guided introduction to the Peel Welcome to School Kits and other Peel resources settlement service information translation of materials to support the reception and assessment process age and grade appropriate educational and related program resources audio-visual materials to explain the adult education program professionally administered child-care (only available during assessment and orientation process) information about various community supports and programming available For more information about the We Welcome the World Centre and the services they provide, call 905-366-8791 WILLIAMS PARKWAY SENIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL 1285 Williams Parkway, Brampton, ON L6S 3J8 Tel: (905) 791-4324 Fax: (905) 791-8861
  7. 7. Page 7 Celebrating Faith and Culture – June 2009 DATE CELEBRATION FAITH AND CULTURE June Miso'o Aboriginal Spirituality June 5 to 23 the month of Núr Bahá'í June 7 Pentecost Christianity June 7 Poson Buddhism June 14 All Saints Day Christianity June 16 Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Sikhism June 21 Litha Wicca June 21 National Aboriginal Day Aboriginal Spirituality June 22 to 28 Aboriginal Week Aboriginal Spirituality June 24 St. Jean Baptiste Day Christianity June 24 to July 12 the month of Rahmat Bahá'í June 24 Jashn-e-Sadeh Zoroastrianism June 27 Multiculturalism Day Canada June 29 to July 3 Ghambar Maidyoshem Zoroastrianism MONDAY - Patties - $1.00 Samosas - $.50 TUESDAY - Pizza - $2.00 per slice WEDNESDAY- Pogos $1.25 THURSDAY - Pizza - $2.00 per slice FRIDAY - Hot Dogs - $1.00 Pizza Pockets - $1.00 EVERY DAY Popcorn - $2.00 per bag Two Large Chocolate Chip Cookies - $1.00 Slushie Drinks - $1.00 WILLIAMS PARKWAY SENIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL 1285 Williams Parkway, Brampton, ON L6S 3J8 Tel: (905) 791-4324 Fax: (905) 791-8861