Newton’s Grove School news: September 2013

Kindergarten Class Visits Carl Laidlaw Orchard

On Friday, September 27th, the Kindergarten class visited Carl Laidlaw Orchard in Brampton. It was a beautiful day for picking apples and making apple pie!

Visit to the Zoo. Woohoo!

On Thursday September 26, 2013 Mrs. Miller-Singh’s SK/1 and Mrs. Santoro’s Grade 2 classes visited the Toronto Zoo. We had three terrific zoo guides who showed the children a variety of different animals. We saw the adorable panda bears and visited the elephants one last time, before they are moved to a California sanctuary. It was a beautiful day and the parents all pitched in for a ride on the merry-go-round. The children had a fantastic day. Thank-you to all the parent volunteers.

Music students strike the right chord

Welcome to a new year of music at Newton’s Grove School. Our beautiful, new music room is not only spacious, with a large and tiered performance platform, it is a wonderful space acoustically. The 2013-2014 year in music will be a very exciting one!

We are starting off the school year with more very exciting news. Three of our grade 12 music students have been accepted into the Ontario Provincial Honour Band. We would like to congratulate Amandeep Singh, Caleb Michalski and Ali Bush for being chosen as three of the top 50 student musicians in Ontario.

Thank you, also, to Mackenzie Knowlton, Emily Yeung, Natasha Honey, Aislin Temple, Saniya Sarin, Nikita Thakkar, Julian Santos and Mitchell Dalton for their amazing performances at “ The Taste of the Kingsway”.

We would also like to wish the best of luck to our four high school students who are auditioning this week for the Etobicoke Youth Band.

November and December will be very busy months, with musical theatre productions from both the Junior and Primary Divisions. We are also in the process of planning a music performance trip abroad. Our last two trips to Havana were amazing experiences for our students, and we have some really exciting options that we are exploring for this school year. The location of this year's trip will be announced at the beginning of October.

New School Uniforms

New Newton’s Grove School uniforms are now available at Beatties. You may purchase your child/children’s uniform pieces including the blazer, vest, sweater and tie at Beatties, located at:

360 Evans Avenue, 
Toronto, Ontario, M8Z 1K5.

Please remember that Beatties is closed on Mondays.

Newton’s Grove School golf shirts are now available at the school, and printed gym shorts and t-shirts will be available as of Tuesday, September 17.

Order forms for the winter gym uniform will be sent home by September 20, 2013.

Intermediate trip to Schomberg

On September 11th, the Intermediate Division travelled to the YMCA in Schomberg. They participated in a variety of challenges such as rock climbing and the giant maze. The groups worked on team building skills and problem solving, while enjoying the fresh air and lovely scenery. A fantastic day at the YMCA, full of friendship and fun in the warm autumn sun!

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