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Message from Tanya Sweeney, Head, Preparatory School

Dear Prep Families,

Thank you to our Y6/7 families who joined us for Three-way conferences last Thursday and Friday. We hope that students, parents and teachers found the conversations illuminating and helpful towards our ongoing collaboration. Thank you to those families who graciously allowed Gareth Evans or me to visit and listen in.

I understand that several families visited Lara Jensen in the Bitove Lounge after the conferences to further understand our tech platforms and how to find information in Bluenet and ManageBac. This is our fourth session of optional tech support and we appreciate any feedback you have on our efforts to support you in your parenting role. My sincere thanks to Lara for her time and effort.

We are very excited about Festive Marketplace, the U14 Hockey Tournament and the Festival of Carols, all taking place in the next few days. Our campus will be very busy! A few quick reminders:

  • Parking and pickup/drop off will be especially challenging
  • Students in Y5-7 may attend the bake sale at morning recess Friday if they bring $10. They will be accompanied to the Upper School by the Prep Leadership Team. They may only purchase items from the bake sale and will promptly return to class
  • Students in 4O and SK will have brief performances at Festive Marketplace on Friday morning
  • Students in the Y5-7 Prep choir will be rehearsing for Festival of Carols on Friday afternoon
  • All are welcome at the Festival of Carols on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. in Laidlaw Hall


Yours in collaboration,

Tanya Sweeney

Head of the Preparatory School


Week of December 2:

3C at Norval Tuesday
Middle Assembly Wednesday morning
3V at Norval Thursday 
Prep Casual Dress Day Friday


Week of December 9:

Y5 Trip to Crawford Lake Monday
December Concert  Monday evening
Y4 Trip to the ROM Tuesday
Y1 Collaboration with BSS Tuesday
Middle Assembly Wednesday morning
Primary Assembly Thursday morning
SK-5 report cards released Thursday afternoon