School News

FDK Open House

posted May 23, 2019, 4:51 AM by Gord Donaldson

John T. Tuck Kindergarten Parent Information Night


Monday, June 3

6:00-7:00 p.m.


Parent(s)/Guardian(s) and children new to Kindergarten at John T. Tuck will have the opportunity to attend an FDK information session. The evening will begin with a presentation by J.T.T. Administration in the Learning Commons which will address questions about the FDK program and school routines/expectations. Following the presentation, parent/guardian and child will be able to tour classrooms to observe and explore the FDK learning environment and have any additional questions answered in order to prepare successfully for this new and exciting transition in September!

We are looking forward to meeting new members of our learning community!


Please RSVP by filling out the Google Form provided at this link:


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSftDthE7Th_eeYU1UcPJj67ZKrGX83fTYckVoCICbiIpruv_A/viewform


Sincerely,

FDK Team

Class Building

posted Apr 30, 2019, 2:07 PM by Gord Donaldson

The process of organizing students into classes will take place through May, June and over the summer. Administration, classroom teachers, and Special Education teachers spend many hours forming classes. To assist us in making our decisions, we use many sources of data. Our focus is always the creation of balanced classes that are based upon learning style, gender equity, academic balance, instructional groupings, and peer compatibility.

If you feel that our staff is missing some information about your child’s class placement, and you would like to provide input for the upcoming school year for your child's class placement, please click here to fill out a form that will go to Mr. Donaldson. This is not a form that all families would fill out, but only for those who feel there is special consideration requiring feedback. We will not consider any requests for teachers by name, as our teachers often change grades and/or move schools right up until the Labour Day weekend as enrollment shifts within the school. Your information will be considered along with all of the other relevant criteria developed by the school for determining class organization. Please complete the form by May 21st if you would like your input considered.
 
We will consider all information, however, the final decision rests with the school.

If you are planning to move out of the John T. Tuck Public School area before September 2019, please let the office know as soon as possible, so that we can take that into consideration.

ERA 102/103 Boundary Review Public Info Meeting

posted Apr 18, 2019, 6:26 AM by Gord Donaldson

The Halton District School Board is undertaking an elementary school boundary review for ERA 102/103 which includes our school. A Public Information Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 30 at 7 p.m. at the New Street Education Centre/Gary Allan High School (3250 New St, Burlington) to present school boundary options. Parents/guardians are encouraged to remain informed by reviewing the information posted on the HDSB website (www.hdsb.ca) by searching: ERA 102 Boundary Review.

EQAO

posted Mar 19, 2019, 5:46 PM by Gord Donaldson

Our Grade 3 & 6 students will be participating in the Provincial EQAO Assessments this spring.  These assessments are a snapshot of your child’s learning in the primary and junior divisions.  Please ensure that you do not book vacation or appointments during this time to ensure that your child can complete the assessment with the other children in the classroom.  If you have any questions about the assessment, please contact your child's teacher or the administration at the school.

Grade 3 Dates – May 21, 22. 23, 24
Grade 6 Dates – May 28, 29, 30, 31

Spring Break

posted Mar 8, 2019, 7:49 PM by Gord Donaldson

We would like to wish all staff, students and families in the Tuck Community a relaxing and refreshing March Break.  We look forward to seeing everyone return to school on Monday, March 18th!

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 …

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