Munden Park Matters

June 2015

Summer Activities that Boost Learning

Kindergarten to grade 4

Sorting and stacking – Teach classification skills with dinnerware. Ask your child to match and stack dishes of similar sizes and shapes. Also have your child sort flatware – forks with forks, spoons with spoons. This is like recognizing the shapes of letters and numbers.

Comic strip writing – Use comic strips to help with writing. Cut the segments of a comic strip apart and ask your child to arrange them in order. Then ask your child to fill in the words of the characters (orally or in writing).

Float and sink – Encourage hypothesizing (guessing). Use several objects – soap, a dry sock, a bottle of shampoo, a wet sponge, an empty bottle. Ask your child which objects will float when dropped into water in a sink or bathtub. Then drop the objects in the water, one by one, to see what happens.

Grades 5 to 8

Follow the news – As a family, choose an important news event to follow for a day or two. Ask each person to find as much information on the topic as possible – read newspapers, look at online news webpages, listen to the radio and watch TV news. Then talk about what everyone learned.

Pro and con: what do you think? – Make a family game of discussing a special issue. For example, "Teenagers should be allowed to vote," or "There should never be any homework." Ask your children to think of all the reasons they can to support their views. Then ask them to think of reasons opposing their views. Which views are most convincing? For variety, assign family members to teams and have them prepare their arguments pro and con.

Stretch, run, walk – Ask your child to do at least one kind of exercise every day. For example, run or walk briskly for 10 minutes. Walk, when possible, instead of driving, for any distance less than a mile. Have your child make a week-long exercise plan. Try to think of a modest reward for sticking to the plan and exercise with your child.

Let your voice be heard – Promote good citizenship. Help your child write a letter to the editor of the local newspaper about an issue affecting children – for example, suggest that a bike path be built near the school or that a city event be planned for youngsters. Children are citizens, and their ideas are worth hearing.

Track and Field Tournament

Preparing for the Summer Sun

Excessive exposure to the sun can lead to health concerns such as sunburn and skin cancer. As summer approaches and the weather gets warmer, it is necessary to apply sunscreen to protect ourselves from too much sun damage and burns.

In summer, we are exposed to higher levels of ultraviolet (UV) rays. This exposure is a risk factor for developing skin cancer and cataracts later in life. The UV index is the measure commonly used in Canada to assess the strength of the sun’s UV rays risk on a given day.

What is the UV Index?

The index scale ranges from 0 to 10. The higher the value, the more intense ultraviolet rays.

The UV index is calculated daily by Environment Canada using ozone and weather information. It can vary from day to day with changes in the ozone layer – the thinner the ozone layer, the higher the index reading.

How to protect your family from the sun?

Wear a hat (preferably with a broad brim), sunglasses and protective clothing on sunny days.

Use sunscreen with a SPF of 15 or greater whenever you're outdoors.

Encourage your children to play in shady areas if they are outside for a long period of time.

Remember that sunburn can occur even on a cloudy day, as up to 80 per cent of UV rays can penetrate light clouds, and 40 per cent of UV rays can bounce back from sand, water or concrete.

InMotion Team at the Mississauga Marathon

Kindergarten Farewell (Individual Classes Will Notify Families of Exact Time and Date)

Monday, June 15th, 10am to Friday, June 19th, 10am

515 Tedwyn Drive

Mississauga, ON

We Welcome the World Centres of Peel

The Peel District School Board’s We Welcome the World Centres located in Brampton, Malton and Mississauga, are the first point of contact for all newcomer families to become familiar with the educational system in Peel. The centre are open all year—including the summer months.

In addition to providing literacy and numeracy assessments, We Welcome the World Centres provide newcomers with a host of services including: reception, orientation, interpretation and referrals.

At each centre parents/guardians and students will discover:

computer portals—guided introduction to the Peel Welcome to School Kits and other Peel resources

settlement service information

translation of materials to support the reception and assessment process

age and grade appropriate educational and related program resources

audio-visual materials to explain the adult education program

professionally administered child-care (only available during assessment and orientation process)

information about various community supports and programming available

For more information about the We Welcome the World Centre and the services they provide, call 905-366-8791.

Susan Hay and Global News Visit Munden Park for a Story

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Peel Board Recognizes Crossing Guard Appreciation Day on June 9

The Peel board will recognize the contribution of school crossing guards on Crossing Guard Appreciation Day, June 9. The board encourages students, parents and staff to take a moment to thank the neighbourhood crossing guards who help to ensure a safe journey to and from school for thousands of students every day.

Music Monday

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Grade Five Farewell

Tuesday, June 23rd, 10:30am

515 Tedwyn Drive

Mississauga, ON

Please see the Grade Five Farewell letter sent home in May for specific detais.

Grade Five Students Visiting the Mississauga Civic Centre to Watch the Municipal Government in Action

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Register Today for Adult ESL Non-Credit Courses

Do you know an adult in Peel that is interested in improving their English language skills for work, study or daily life?

The Peel District School Board offers Adult ESL courses at three locations in Brampton and Mississauga. Summer courses begin July 6, 2015.

To learn more or to register, call 905-270-6000. Registration is ongoing and continues after courses have started.


Adult Education Centre

25 Kings Cross Road, Unit 3


Adult Education Centre

#300 - 7700 Hurontario Street


Adult Education Centre

100 Elm Drive West, Room 117

To learn more, visit HYPERLINK ""

Twitter: @PDSBLearnESL

Ms. Yakau's Class Making Butterfly Art

Play Day

Friday, June 19th, 1:15pm

515 Tedwyn Drive

Mississauga, ON

Play Day Rain Date is Monday, May 22nd.

Grade Three Students in Ms. Clarke's Class Learning about Pioneers through Role Play

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Grade 2 Classes Visit the Peel Children's Water Festival

The Munden Park Nature Challenge

Beauty and the Beast Dufflebag Theatre Presentation for Junior Core French

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Grade Five Students in Mr. Smith's Class Visit the Local Food Bank to Give Back to the Community

Munden Park Talent Show

Friday, June 26th, 9am

515 Tedwyn Drive

Mississauga, ON

Auditions Starting Soon!

Kindergarten Role Play Fun

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Munden Park Public School

Peel District School Board elementary school (K-5) located in Mississauga, Ontario. We inspire hope, confidence and success in our students.