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What's On @ Tuck 2018-2019 ... Take a Chance, Try Something New, PARTICIPATE!

posted Sep 24, 2018, 11:18 AM by Suzanne Priestner

What's On @ Tuck 2018-2019

Please check out the exciting line-up of Clubs, Teams, Activities, and Leadership Opportunities for our JTT students this year.  

We will continue to update as the year unfolds.

Please encourage your children to PARTICIPATE :-)


LC= Learning Common   NB=Nutrition Break

CLUBS

Club

Teacher Contact

Target Group

Approx. Timeline

Time of Day

Location

Eco Club

Cormier, Hunt

Gr 1-8

All year


Rm 207

Lego Mindstorm

Henderson

Gr 6

Jan- Mar

TBD


Vex Robotics

Maclean

Gr 6-8

Sept-Dec

Mon-Fri

NB2

Small Gym

Art Club

Hyslop, Grinvalds

Gr 1-3

Dec-Apr

TBD


Book Club:

Kids Lit Quiz,

Tuck Reads and

Battle of the Books

Hill with R. McKenzie

Gr 3-5, Gr 6-8

Oct-Apr

2nd Nutrition Break

TBD

LC

Think Bowl

Clark

Gr 4-8

Jan-April

TBD

SERT Rm

Chess Club

Bernard

Gr 7-8

Oct - April

Tues/Wed  NB1

215

Coding Club

Steltman/Else

Gr 4-8

Oct - Dec

Wed, NB1

LC

Gauss Math Club

Ridge

Gr 8

May

TBD

LC

Sewing Club

Pillai/Else

Gr 5

Oct-May

Mon  NB1

P4

Primary Math Club

Livermore, Cormier

Gr 1-3

Jan-Mar

TBD


GSA & Embrace

Hunt/Clark/Steltman

Gr 6-8

Oct-June

Mon NB1

LC

Anime Club

Clark

Gr 6-8

Winter

Mon   NB1

SERT

Yoga Club

Grzeslo

Gr 6-8

Oct - Jun

Thu NB 1

LC

Homework Club

Steltman + EAs

Gr 6-8

Oct-June

M-F 8:45-9:15

LC

Speed Stacks

Geddes

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

Cursive Writing Club

Simmelink

Gr 4-8

Nov- Mar

TBD

Room 214

Student Leadership Teams

Team

Teacher Cont

Target Group

Approx. Timeline

Time of Day

Location

JTT Equity Leaders

Hill

Gr 6-8

Sept-June

Mon

8:30 am

LC

Lunch Monitors

de Ridder

Gr 5-8

Sept-June

Daily

NB1 & 2

K-2 Classes

DJ Team

Priestner

Gr 7-8

Oct-June

---

---

Learning Commons Leadership Squad

Steltman

Gr 7-8

Oct -June

Fri  NB1 biweekly

Learning Commons

JTT Points

All 7/8 Teachers

Gr 7-8

Sept-June

---

---

Grad Committee

Priestner

Gr 8

Jan-June

TBD


Moonlight Madness

Ridge, Geddes, Bernard

GR 8

Dec. 14

7-11 pm

Large Gym

Zombie Apocalypse Survival Team (ZAST)

Mills

Gr 7-8

April to June

TBD

Varies

Pita Team

Danks, Lukasik

Gr. 6-8

Oct-June

Tues NB1


Assembly Crew

Steltman

Gr. 7-8

Oct-June




The Arts: Music, Drama, Dance, Visual Arts

Band/Choir/Event

Teacher Contact

Target Group

Approx. Timeline

Time of Day

Location

Concert Band

Hoover

7-8

Sept-June

T,  Th 8am

Rm 112

Jazz Band

Hoover

7-8

Sept-June

W    8 am

Rm 112

Rock Band

Hoover

7-8

Sept-June

TBA

Rm 112

Primary Choir

Laurie

Gr 2-3

Oct-April

Wed 8:30  Th NB1

Rm 105 & Music Rm

Junior/Int. Choir

Laurie /

Oppermann

Gr 4-8

Oct-May

T, Th 8:30

LC and

Rm 105

Creating a Scene

Curry, Oppermann,  Lyons, Matthews

Gr 6-8

Sept-Nov

M, W, Fri   NB1

LC

Art Club

Swire

Gr 7-8

Jan-March

TBD

Rm 123

Tuck Idol

Ridge/Hoover

Gr 6-8

Jan-March

TBD

---

Primary Art Club

Hyslop, Wright

Gr 1-3

TBD



French Choir

Mills, Bourne

Gr 1

Oct-Dec

F NB1

Portable 5

Athletics/Teams

Team

Teacher Contact

Target Group

Approx. Timeline

Time of Day

Location

X-Country Sr

Laurie / Palumbo/ Steltman/

Henderson

Gr 6-8

Sept

NB2

Field

X-Country Jr

Rollo/Matthews/

Curry

Gr 3-5

Sept

NB2

Field

Boys Volleyball Sr

Bourne/Hazlett

Ref: Baswick


Gr 7-8

Sept-Nov

T, Th

Before/After School

Lg Gym

Girls Volleyball Sr

Lemieux, Wright, Anderson

Ref: Henderson

Gr 7-8

Sept-Dec

Before/After School

Lg Gym

Boys Volleyball Jr

Anderson, Bourne

Gr 5-6

Dec-Feb

Before/After School

Lg Gym

Girls Volleyball Jr


Gr 5-6

Dec-Feb

Before/After School

Lg Gym

Boys Basketball Sr

Collinson

Gr 7-8

Dec - Apr

Before/After School

Lg Gym

Girls Basketball Sr

Ridge/Munshaw

Gr 7-8

Dec - Apr

Before/After School

Lg Gym

Boys Basketball Jr

Collinson

Gr 5-6

Apr-May

Before/After School

Lg Gym

Girls Basketball Jr

Ridge

Gr 5-6

Apr-May

Before/After School

Lg Gym

Boys Soccer Sr

Bernard

Gr 7-8

May-June

Before/After School

Field

Girls Soccer Sr

Anderson

Lemieux

Gr 7-8

May-June

Before/After School

Field

Track & Field Sr

Geddes, Mayo, Laurie

Gr 6-8

May

Phys Ed Class, TBD

Field

Track & Field Jr

Laurie/Rollo/Matthews/Grinvalds

Gr 3-5

May-June

NB2

Field

Run Club

Mills/Collinson/Lyons

Gr 6-8

Sept-Nov // April on

TBD for spring

Off campus

Basketball Club

Collinson

Gr 7-8

Sept-June

M, W, F  NB2

Lg Gym



Intramurals

Club/Activity

Teacher Contact

Target Group

Approx. Timeline

Time of Day

Location

Ultimate Frisbee

Ridge/Baswick

Gr 7-8

Sept-Oct

T, Th     NB2

Field

Ultimate Frisbee

Munshaw/

Steltman/Else

Gr 6

Sept - Oct

Th, Fri         NB2

Field

Noodle Hockey

Medeiros/Benedik

Gr 1

Jan-Mar

TBD

Sm Gym

Indoor Soccer

Ridge/Geddes

Gr 7-8

Nov.

NB2

SR Gym

Can Jams

Baswick/Ridge

Gr 7-8

TBD

TBD

Gym

Intermediate Spike Ball

Geddes/Mayo / Steltman

Gr 7-8

TBD

T, Th  NB2

Lg Gym

DodgeBall

Mayo/Geddes

Gr 7-8

Jan-Feb

T, Th  NB2

Lg Gym

Euro Handball

Ridge

Gr 7-8

March/April

2nd break

LG gym

Badminton

Mayo/Geddes

Gr 7-8

TBD

T, Th  NB2

Lg Gym

Hunger Games

Mills, Lyons

6 on up

Sept-Nov

Friday 2nd half NB2

Off campus

Jr Spikeball

Henderson

Gr 6

April-May

TBD

Lg Gym



Charitable Fundraising

Club/Activity

Teacher Contact

Target Group

Approx. Timeline

Time of Day

Location

Terry Fox Walk

Hazlett

K-8

September

---

---

Holiday Baskets

Simmelink, Priestner,Swire, Hyslop

K-8

December

---

---

Jump Rope 4 Heart

Allen

K-6

May/June (TBD)

---

---

Carpenter Hospice

Swire/Simmelink

K-8

May

---

---

Rock Your Socks

Hill/Bourne

K-8

March

---

---

Art of Awesome

Hyslop/Wright

K-8

June

---

---

Santa Run

Mills/Else

K-8

December 8 (Saturday)




JTT Highlights from EQAO 2017-2018 ... Stay Tuned for Further Details

posted Sep 1, 2017, 11:32 AM by Suzanne Priestner   [ updated Sep 24, 2018, 11:37 AM ]

More EQAO Highlights 2017-2018

posted Oct 12, 2016, 8:09 AM by Suzanne Priestner   [ updated Sep 24, 2018, 11:37 AM ]


Join Us On Our JTT Character Journey 2016- 2017

posted Sep 22, 2016, 7:08 AM by Suzanne Priestner   [ updated Sep 23, 2016, 9:54 AM ]

September 23, 2016

Dear Tuck Families,

We would like to include you as our partners on our Character Journey here at JTT. As you know, we have identified 9 Character Assets or Superpowers that we will help our children develop and practice throughout their time at Tuck: Empathy, Perseverance, Responsibility, Creativity, Collaboration, Curiosity, Initiative, Optimism, and Integrity. These have been chosen and consolidated from a variety of research‐based sources and we want you to understand and participate in our journey.

Our plan has arisen from focused learning and multiple discussions around what our students need to be successful in the 21st Century.

The consensus is we are preparing our children for a very different world than was our experience growing up. Our challenge has been to decide what our children need and how to make it happen for all of our children. This has been a very thoughtful and reflective process that has been evolving over the past few months.

We would like to include you in the process by introducing you to some of the resources that have provided the focus for our discussions at Tuck. Our starting point was the film The Adaptable Mind. It is a provocative film that challenges us all to think deeply about what our children need as they move forward into the world.

Please view the film as a first step in understanding our JTT Character Journey.

The Adaptable Mind explores the skills we need to flourish in the 21st Century. The film begins with a question to the world through social media: what’s a great example of a 21st century mind in action?


http://www.letitripple.org/films/adaptable-mind/


We will be sending out additional resources over time. We are very energized and excited about our plans and hope that you will join with us to make the experience even more powerful for all of our children.

Many thanks and enjoy, 

Suzanne Priestner 

Principal

JTT Character Day 2016 and a Walk with Terry on Friday, September 23, 2016

posted Sep 20, 2016, 6:19 PM by Suzanne Priestner

Dear Tuck Families,

We are proud to announce our very first JTT Character Day and a Walk with Terry on Friday, September 23, 2016.

At JTT, we are embarking on a very exciting journey ... it's all about CHARACTER!
It boils down to two fundamental questions: 
Who are you?, and 
Who do you want to be in the World?

It is our belief that character can be learned, cultivated, and practiced.
Essentially, you have the power to decide who you want to be in the World.
Our mission is to empower each student to develop the skills required to be successful in the 21st Century.

As a staff, we have identified 9 Character Assets or skills that we believe are essential for each of our students to be successful as they move forward into the World: 
Empathy, Perseverance, Responsibility, Creativity, Collaboration, Curiosity, Initiative, Optimism, and Integrity.

In each classroom, we have been focusing on our first Character Asset, Empathy.

On September 23, 2016, we invite all of our students to participate in Character Day 2016. 
Each class in the school will be celebrating character in various ways throughout the day and it will culminate in a schoolwide walk with Terry. What better way to celebrate the possibility of character than to celebrate one of our greatest Canadian heroes? Terry Fox truly embodies each one of our 9 Character Assets.

We are inviting each of our students and staff to dress in “JTT Red and Gold” or dress as their favourite “Superhero” to celebrate Character Day 2016.

Stay tuned for exciting details …

Mrs Hill's FDK Class Win "Telling Tales" Contest and an Author Visit from Barbara Reid

posted Sep 20, 2016, 6:42 AM by Jason Raynor   [ updated Sep 20, 2016, 4:20 PM by Suzanne Priestner ]

Congratulations to Mrs. Hill's FDK class who won an author visit from the 2016 Telling Tales contest.  Their submission received a second place award, competing against other entries from across Canada!

You can view their award winning video here:

Terry Fox Fundraising

posted Sep 16, 2016, 8:56 AM by Paul Thomson

We will be conducting our Terry Fox Run on Friday September 23rd starting at 2:05.  

Please consider making a pledge for this cause using the easy to access website found at 


Class Lists

posted Sep 2, 2016, 10:23 AM by Paul Thomson

Please find the class lists for the 2016-17 year below.  

Class Lists and Opening Day Procedures 2016

posted Sep 1, 2016, 4:22 PM by Suzanne Priestner

September 2, 2016

Dear Tuck Families,

Today is the day!

There is always great anticipation and excitement around finding out about your new class and who your teacher will be.

Please see below how to find out this exciting information …

 

The Class List Process:

At 4 pm on Friday, September 2, all class lists for 2016-2017 will be posted on the front doors of the school and on our website. 

Go to   jtt.hdsb.ca  

Class lists will appear on the main page and will be organized by Grade.

 

What You Need:

For privacy reasons, no student names appear on the class lists. 

All students are identified by number only. 

You will need your child's Ontario Education Number (OEN) or Halton Student Number to locate your child on a class list.

 You will find your child's OEN number recorded on the top of any Ontario Ministry of Education Report Card. 


New to Ontario and/or HDSB

For any families just arriving in Ontario or entering the Public School System for the first time, you will not yet have access to the number. 

Please contact our office at (905) 637-3881 or stop by in person between 9 am and 4 pm Friday, September 2, 2016.

 

Class lists will be posted by Grade

Simply go to the Grade that your child is entering and locate his/her OEN or Student Number on the list.

Information regarding the teacher and classroom location will be at the top of each class list.

 

Finding Out Class Placements on Opening Day:

If you were unable to access class lists, there will be a parent information table on the blacktop. 

We will have staff there to assist you in locating your child's class placement information. 

Our thanks to Tracy King and Kathy Melville for organizing our classroom signs. If for any reason, your child is not included on a class list, you will be directed to the office where we will be happy to assist you.

 

Opening Day Procedures:

  • ü  All teachers will be on the Blacktop to welcome students beginning at 9:00 am.   
  • ü  They will be wearing nametags and holding signs indicating their name and class code. 
  • ü  There will also be signs posted along the exterior walls of the blacktop to indicate where students need to line up. 
  • ü  This will be their line-up location at entry times for the remainder of the year. 
  • ü  The teachers will lead the students into the school once everyone is organized. 
  • ü  Parents are welcome to join us on the blacktop to bid farewell and good luck to the students. 
  • ü  We would ask that parents stand away from the class lines so that students get used to lining up in an independent and organized way.

 

Kindergarten Students:

  • ü  Families of Kindergarten students have already been notified via email regarding classroom placements and opening day procedures. 
  • ü  Kindergarten students will line-up outside their Kindergarten entry doors. 
  • ü  There will be signs posted for each class and the teaching teams will be there to welcome our youngsters.
  • KF-1: Mrs. Allen and Mrs. Medeiros (Rm 108)
  • KF-2: Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Benendik (Rm 107)
  • KF-3: Mrs. Zawacki and Ms. Weeks (Rm 106)
  • KF-4: Ms. Ewaschuk and E.C.E. (TBD) (Rm 105)
  • KF-5: Ms. Curry and Ms. Relf (Rm 218)

 

We are looking forward to a safe and happy start-up on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. 

Enjoy your holiday weekend and we will see you all bright and early on Wednesday morning.

Sincerely,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Suzanne Priestner                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Principal

JTT Community Update: August 31, 2016

posted Aug 31, 2016, 1:41 PM by Suzanne Priestner

August 31, 2016

Dear Tuck Families,

As September approaches, I would like to extend a warm Tuck welcome to all of our new and returning Tuck families.  I hope you have enjoyed a wonderful summer with family and friends.  The school year 2016-2017 promises to be another exciting year of growth and learning for all.

As always, a number of changes have occurred over the summer.

New Staff: We have a number of wonderful new additions to our Tuck Team.  On behalf of the Tuck community, I would like to extend a warm welcome to:

FDK                                      Ms. Alycia Curry

Gr. 4 (LTO Sept-June)          Mr. Jared Matthews

Gr. 4-6 Core French             M Nicholas Prashad

Gr. 7/8 Core French             Mme Karen Strong

Planning Time Teacher        Mrs. Alyson MacDonald-Bourne

Educational Assistant          Mrs. Tracy Bradley

General Secretary               Mrs. Alanna Howard

We are awaiting news on placement of two Early Educational Assistants and will update you as soon as we have details to share.

Enrolment/Organization:  We have continued to grow this year and our register is currently sitting at 767 students.  We have added a fifth FDK class and a ninth portable to accommodate our growth.  We are hopeful that our enrolment settles so we avoid the need to reorganize classrooms at the end of September. 

Class Lists:  Class lists will be available on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 4 pm.  Class lists will be posted on the front doors of the school and on our school website: jtt.hdsb.ca.  You will require your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN) in order to access the lists. The OEN is located on any Ontario Ministry of Education Report Card for your child.  If you are unable to access your child’s class list for some reason, we will have an information table on the blacktop for parents on the morning of September 7 beginning @ 8:30 am. 

Facilities Update:  Over the summer, air conditioning was to be installed in all second floor classrooms, the library, and the large gym.  Unfortunately, the project has been significantly delayed.  The project will be ongoing into the December holidays, impacting various parts of the building at different times.  All timelines are tentative and we will keep you updated as best we can.  All asbestos abatement will be completed and the building cleared for occupancy by Arcadis prior to students returning to school.  Abatement is only required in the Special Education Office, and the junior/intermediate upper hallway (6 classrooms) as the upper primary hallway was completed as part of the FDK renovation.  All classrooms will be accessible during the instructional day and work will continue in the evenings.  Part of the Library/Learning Common and Special Education Office will be unavailable during part of September (timeline/details TBD) and part of the large gym and adjoining hallway will be impacted during December (timeline/details TBD). 

Additional Portable:  Portable 9 has been installed and the adjoining blacktop has been completed.

New JTT Website:  As part of the HDSB migration from First Class intranet to Google, we have been required to create a new website. It will be launched tomorrow (August 31st).  You can still find us at jtt.hdsb.ca.  Check out our new Twitter feed.  The twitter feed will be populated by our JTT student leaders.  Stay tuned for lots of exciting changes!

JTT Learning Common:  Speaking of exciting changes, we are in the throes of launching a brand new learning space here at Tuck.  Our Library has begun its transformation to the JTT Learning Common.  This space is dedicated to the development of 21st Century Learning Skills with a focus on innovation, purposeful inquiry, experiential learning, and growth mindset.  Our goal is to inspire and empower students to embrace and develop their entrepreneurial spirit.  Stay tuned … the adventure is just beginning!

Please stay tuned for updates as I receive additional information, particularly regarding new staff.  I look forward to working with all of you throughout the upcoming year.  Please feel free to contact me @ (905) 637-3881 with any questions or concerns.

Enjoy the sunshine,

 Suzanne Priestner                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Principal                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  John T. Tuck


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