Principal Thane Jovanovich
Secretary Laurie Johnston
January 2013 Superintendent Sue Pfeffer
Trustee, Ward 12 Mari Rutka
Principal’s Message Below are some tips that might be helpful to review.
First term report cards will be going home on February 13, - Stop, look, and listen for traffic.
2013. Interviews take place with teacher request or parent - Only cross at corners and crosswalks.
request on February 14 and 15. As required throughout the - Make eye contact with drivers.
year, please book times to discuss your child’s progress with the - Walk on the right side of the crosswalk.
teachers. We encourage you to take this opportunity to find out - Wear appropriate footwear to reduce the chances of slipping.
about your child's progress. Discuss with your child how they - Never run into the street.
think they are doing and how the teacher can help them meet - Obey crossing signals.
their goals. Ask curriculum questions; find out what your child - Cross only if clear.
has learned and what is coming up in the next term. At - Walk on sidewalks.
Hollywood, parents / guardians play a key role in the - Where there are no sidewalks, walk as far away from traffic as
partnership in the education of the children. We value our possible, facing traffic.
partnerships. The safety of our students is always a top priority. Let's work
together to make the winter season safe so we can enjoy all it
Recess During Cold Weather has to offer.
Elementary school students are kept indoors for recess and
lunch times for a number of weather conditions such as rain, February is Kindergarten Registration Month
lightning in the area, extreme winds and extreme cold. When Kindergarten is the first step in a lifelong journey that will see
temperature and wind chill measure -28C or lower, students are your child learn, grow, and succeed at the Toronto District
kept indoors. Recesses and lunch hour may be shortened if the School Board. We look forward to sharing this journey with you
temperature and wind chill reading is between -28C and -20C. and your child. Visit your local school during February to
If a student's medical condition requires further consideration register for Kindergarten. To attend Junior Kindergarten in
due to weather conditions, or if parents have other questions or September, children must turn four-years-old by December 31.
concerns about how and when weather conditions affect your
child's school day, please contact the school office. For registration in Senior Kindergarten, children must be five-
First term report cards will be going home on February 13, years-old by December 31.
2013. Interviews take place with teacher request or parent Many of our schools also offer the Full-Day Kindergarten
request on February 14 and 15. As required throughout the Program where students will attend Kindergarten for the entire
year, please book times to discuss your child’s progress with the school day. This includes a morning and afternoon schedule and
teachers. We encourage you to take this opportunity to find out a lunch break. Visit the Full-Day Kindergarten website to see if
about your child's progress. Discuss with your child how they your child’s school is one of them. For more information, be
think they are doing and how the teacher can help them meet sure to visit the Kindergarten home page.
their goals. Ask curriculum questions; find out what your child Hollywood PS will be offering Full Day Kindergarten for
has learned and what is coming up in the next term. At 2013/14 school year. To register a child please email the school
Hollywood, parents / guardians play a key role in the - Hollywood@tdsb.on.ca
partnership in the education of the children. We value our
partnerships. Optional Attendance: Application for an Elementary Program at
a School outside the Resident Area
Traffic Safety Tips: Help Make This a Safe Winter Season The Toronto District School Board values parental and student
Now that winter is here, we know that severe weather will be choice within the education system. Students should have the
part of our daily lives for the next few months. While traffic right to access programs and schools that best meet their needs,
safety is an important matter all year long, this is a particularly interests and aptitudes. Students will be provided with
good time to review what we can do to keep students safe. opportunities to access schools and programs when space is
The need to be aware and alert at all times, on any road, and available, outside the designated attendance area in which they
even in the most routine circumstances is key to traffic safety. reside.
This applies to students and drivers alike. Road conditions can
be challenging in the winter months. So to those of us who Please Note the Following:
drive, please take extra care on the roads and in parking lots, 1) Priority of placement in the requested school will be based on
especially in areas where children might be present. a lottery if applications exceed the space available at the
School staff periodically review street and traffic safety with requested school.
students. Parents can help reinforce these safety messages with 2) If admitted, a student is expected to continue at the requested
children at home. school until graduation.
3) Complete Form 545A -
(a) Applications must be received by 14 February 2013.
(b) A lottery, if necessary, will be held the first week in March
(c) Parents/guardians will be informed of acceptance or non-
acceptance prior to March Break (no later than 8 March 2013).
(d) Parents/guardians must inform the requested school of their
acceptance of the offer by 9 April 2013.
(e) No student will be admitted into an elementary school
through Optional Attendance after 3 May 2013.
Note: It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to deliver this
application to the school or schools of choice.
Parkview Outdoor Rink
Parkview Rink Rats invite the families of Hollywood to the
outdoor rink at Estelle and Parkview which is now open! See
the schedule on the sign for the skating and hockey rules.
Stay Healthy During Flu Season
Flu season is here again. In Canada, flu season tends to run
between October and April. The Ontario government is
encouraging Ontarians to avoid getting sick this flu season by
getting their annual flu shot.
Toronto Public Health is recommending that whenever students
and staff experience flu-like symptoms, they are sent home and
do not return to school until they are no longer infectious to
others. Therefore, ill students and staff must be symptom-free
(especially from vomiting and diarrhea) for at least 48 hours
before returning to school.
The primary concern is for the health and safety of all students
and staff. Please note that no special measures are required
when there is a case of influenza in a school or daycare.
However, everyone should do their part to stop the spread of the
flu. As parents, you can also assist by:
• reminding children to wash their hands often especially after
using the washroom and before and after eating;
• reminding children to cover their sneeze and cough;
• watching for symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness,
and/or high fever;
• informing the school if your child is ill;
• keeping your child at home when he/she is ill.
For more information, please visit the Toronto Public Health
website www.toronto.ca/health, contact your family doctor, or
Tele-health Ontario. 1-866-797-0000.