January 7-11, 2019

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We hope that you had a restful and relaxing break with the ones you love! We welcome you back and look forward to working with you all in the new year!

January is Tamil Heritage Month

Happening this week!

January 7- Back to School

January 7- Diamond Day: Eastern Christmas

January 7- Mindful Monday

Looking Ahead

January 14- Mindful Monday

January 15- News Reporter Guest Speaker grades 7&8

January 16-17- Grade 1 Scientists in School

January 17- Grades 3-8 Winter Electives Day

January 18- PA Day NO SCHOOL

A Closer Look

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December 25 is Christmas for most Christians in the West. Some Orthodox Churches, such as the Ukrainian Church, follow the Julian calendar and will celebrate Christmas on January 7.

For Christians, Christmas is a joyous religious celebration of the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. Christians recognize Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah, the Son of God, and accept him as their Saviour and Lord. Western Christianity celebrates Christmas on December 25 following the Gregorian calendar. Some followers of Eastern Christian churches follow the Julian calendar and celebrate Christmas in early January. Christmas has a long tradition of gift giving which originates with the New Testament account of the Three Wise Men bearing gifts to the newborn baby. Many Christians acknowledge this aspect of Christmas on January 6th, or the Day of the Three Kings. Christmas has also become a secular holiday enjoyed by many non-Christians. Many celebrate Christmas by exchanging gifts, singing, visiting with family and friends, and attending services in Church.

We join you in wishing Christian students, staff and members of the community who will be celebrating Christmas, a Merry Christmas and a joyful time of sharing.

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On October 5, 2016, Motion M-24 was passed in the Federal Parliament, officially proclaiming January of every year as Tamil Heritage Month (THM). Thus, we are pleased to invite you to join us in acknowledging and celebrating Tamil Heritage Month in Canada. Tamil Heritage Month aims to celebrate the richness of the Tamil language and its literature, as well as to highlight the vibrant traditions, histories, arts, and cultures of Tamil Canadians. In addition, it seeks to recognize the significant contributions of Tamil Canadians in key areas of social, cultural, economic, and political spheres.


Triple P Parenting Group in Farsi

For Farsi Speaking Parents of Children up to 12 years


• Reasons for children’s behavioural problems

• How to have realistic expectations of children

• How to use assertive discipline

• How to foster self-confidence in children

• How to create a safe and positive learning environment for children

• Methods for encouraging good behaviour in children

Date: January 16 – March 6, 2019 (8 sessions)

Time: Every Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Location: Sixteenth Avenue Public School 400 Sixteenth Avenue, Richmond Hill ON L4C 7A9

For Registration, please contact: Roya Farhadipour: (905)883–6572, ext. 256

Participation in this group is free. Registration is mandatory.

Snacks and child care will be provided.

This event is provided by FSYR with the support of YRDSB and SEPYR