Welcome to Sprucecourt!

Sprucecourt Junior Public School is a JK to grade 8 school in the heart of Cabbagetown, Toronto.

Around 330 students speaking over 15 different languages are supported by engaging teachers and a diverse, welcoming community.

Sprucecourt events

In November we recognize Hindu Heritage Month.

The TDSB character trait of the month is empathy.

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High School Open Houses & Information Nights 2019-2020

Nov 19, 6 PM - Jarvis Collegiate

Nov 20, 6:30 PM - Central Technical School

Nov 28, 6 PM - Monarch Park (IB)

Jan 20, 6 PM - Downtown Alternative School

Photo of tiny hat, mittens, and boots

November Winter Clothing Exchange

If you have extra, please bring gently used warm outdoor clothes to the set up just inside the front entrance.

All sizes welcome - infant to adult.

Please help yourself to the clothes on display!

This year's theme: OM – Sound of the Universe. "The sound OM, or AUM, is energy, a vibration from which all the universe originates. It is believed that form and creation emanate from this vibration. OM symbolizes vibrations of being, life, and consciousness in all worlds and all creatures." - From the TDSB

Parent/Teacher Interviews

Nov 14 and 15

These are opportunities to talk about how to help your child succeed in school. They are very short. If you need more time, schedule another appointment. Tips from TDSB and Settlement Ontario on how to prepare.

Sticky note that reads, "No school"

REMINDER: NO SCHOOL

Friday, Nov 15

PA Day


Photographer Child Self-portrait - a photo of a young girl taking a photo

Photo RETAKE Day

Monday, Nov 18

Sprucecourt Stars spirit clothing!

Orders due Nov 20

Check out the display case in the front of the school to see samples.

Please click on the order form below and return to the office or send to school council.

tshirtorderSprucecourt.pdf
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School Council Meeting

Wednesday, Nov 27

3:45 PM in the library

Two containers of popcorn

Popcorn Friday

Friday, Nov 29

$1 for popcorn!

পপক্রন শুক্রবার আসছে!

சோளப்பொறி வெள்ளிக்கிழமை “Popcorn Friday” மிகவிரைவில் வருகிறது.

爆米花星期五要來了!

Photo of last years winter concert - students on stage with ukuleles and drums. Taken by J.S.

Winter Concert

& Bake Sale

Thursday, Dec 5

5:30 to 7 PM

Would you like to bake? Please drop off food in the office during the day or bring it to the concert.

Would you like to help sell items before or after the concert? Please email us.

Calendar

In November we recognize Hindu Heritage Month.

The TDSB character trait of the month is empathy.

Sign up for our School Council newsletter!

Lunch program

$25 to $35 per month

All food served is halal. No nut or pork products are ever served in any form. Each meal includes vegetables or a salad, and fruit slices.

Past events

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Hallowe'en Parade

Thursday, Oct 31 at 1 PM

Students are invited to wear costumes to school. Please no candy or anything covering their faces (e.g., masks or pillow cases).

Photo of the baseball field at Sprucecourt with blues skies and green grass.

Recess PD Session

Monday, Oct 28

3 - 5 PM at Sprucecourt

Professional development session with Lauren McNamara (www.recessprojectcanada.com) on how to approach recess in a new way, so that students return to the classroom ready to learn.

Toronto teachers and principals are invited to sign up or learn more here: bit.ly/recessproject

Popcorn Friday

Friday, Oct 25

$1 for popcorn!

পপক্রন শুক্রবার আসছে!

சோளப்பொறி வெள்ளிக்கிழமை “Popcorn Friday” மிகவிரைவில் வருகிறது.

爆米花星期五要來了!

Photographer Child Self-portrait - a photo of a young girl taking a photo

Photo Day

Wednesday, Oct 23

Both class and individual photos will be taken in the library starting at 9:15 AM.

Cover of the book, "Hiccips" by Jean Little and illustrated by Joe Weissmann.

Reading Volunteer Info & Training

Thursday, Oct 17th

Want to help a child learn to read?

Available 2 mornings a week for 1 hr starting in November?

We will provide FREE childcare, FREE police checks, & FREE training.

Please complete this form and we will be in touch.

Image of a soccer ball in the grass. "Evening Soccer" by Kate Brady is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Soccer game!

Tuesday, Oct 15th

1 - 2:30 PM

Sprucecourt's intermediate team plays Winchester. Come cheer them on!


Photo of Andrew De Grasse with the Canadian flag draped around his shoulders, and his daughter in his arms.

Thanksgiving Lunch with Andre De Grasse

"Please join me and my family for a special Thanksgiving community lunch. Halal food will be available." - Andre De Grasse

Monday, Oct 14th, 12 noon

Sticky note that reads, "No school"

REMINDER:

NO SCHOOL

Friday, Oct 11 and

Monday, Oct 14

Happy Thanksgiving!

Silhouettes of people in a meeting, with many coloured speech bubbles above them.

School Council Meeting

Wednesday, Oct 2nd at 6 PM, in the library with childcare provided.

আমাদের স্কুল পরিষদ সভায় আসুন এবং স্কুলে কী ঘটছে তা জানুন

எமது பாடசாலை சபை கூட்டத்திற்கு வந்து, பாடசாலையில் என்ன நடக்கிறது என்று அறிந்துகொள்ளுங்கள்.

請您出席校務委員會會議,一起來瞭解學校的最新消息與事務。

Stronger Together

Suitcase Theatre is performing a play for JK to grade 6's on Tuesday, Oct 1st!

Suitcase Theatre is a charitable organization founded by the creator of Mr. Dressup. Their high-quality original musical productions carry messages of kindness, compassion, and overcoming obstacles together.

Stronger Together's message is that "Everyone’s path is unique. By understanding how someone else is feeling, students will learn to unlock the door to their own happiness and greater connections to others. The key? Togetherness!"

Drawing of an orange shirt with two foot prints, one reads "Every child matters."

Orange Shirt Day

Monday, Sept 30th

Please join us in wearing Orange Shirts to remember and honour Aboriginal children who attended Residential Schools. September was the month that children were removed from their homes. On Orange Shirt Day, we can help recognize the damage that was done by the Residential School system on Aboriginal children, their families, and communities.

Popcorn Friday

Friday, Sept 27th

$1 for popcorn!

পপক্রন শুক্রবার আসছে!

சோளப்பொறி வெள்ளிக்கிழமை “Popcorn Friday” மிகவிரைவில் வருகிறது.

爆米花星期五要來了!

Wednesday, Sept 25th

Curriculum Night 5PM

Please come to your child’s classroom to meet their teacher and find out about what they will be learning throughout the year.

Community Potluck 6PM

Bring a blanket to sit on, drinks for your family, reusable plates & cutlery, and a dish to share with 8-10 people.