Truedell Public School

Newsletter #10

Little Caesars Pizza Orders

Our Grade 8 Class is running a Little Caesars Pizza fundraiser to raise money for activities related to their Graduation. You can order from Little Caesars by:

Placing your orders online and paying by credit card.

- Go to

- Click on ‘Products’, then click on ‘Shop’

- Enter Fundraiser ID # 408332

- Select Ship my Order to the Group – Truedell PS

- Follow prompts to create your User ID

Orders will be accepted until Monday May 2nd, 2022. All money raised goes to support the Grade 8 Graduation.

Pizza orders can be picked up on Thursday, May 19th between 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Parent Council

Our next virtual Parent Council meeting is at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 9th. Please contact the school if you are interested in attending.

Thank you to our Parent Council for sponsoring Singer/Songwriter Mary Lambert's visit to Truedell. Primary students thoroughly enjoyed Mary's performance which highlighted important messages about kindness and inclusivity with our school's youngest learners.

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Dance-A-Thon and Parry and Penny's Community Fridge

Thank you to our families for their generous support of the Dance-A-Thon and of Parry and Penny's Community Fridge. We received lots of food donations and raised over $2000.00 at the Bunny Hop Dance-A-Thon!
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Students may start school in September if they turn age four (Year 1 Kindergarten) or age five (Year 2 Kindergarten) by December 31 of that year. Those students who are already enrolled in Year 1 Kindergarten do not register again. We welcome new students looking to begin Year 1 or Year 2 to our schools year-round, but we encourage parents and guardians to pre-register children as soon as possible for the upcoming school year.

For more information about what is required at time of registration, visit

Science Rendezvous Workshops

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Equity Focus - Transphobia

Q & A

Your child might ask: "What does trans mean?"

Your response might be: "When someone is transgender, it means they don't identify with the gender they were assigned at birth. Their inside heart and mind don't match their outside body. So, a transgender person may make changes so that their outside gender better matches their inside gender. They're living as their authentic, true self and it's up to us to celebrate and support them."

Recommended Resources for Parents

Inspired by her transgender son, activist Jodie Patterson explores identity, gender, race, and authenticity to tell the real-life story of a family’s history and transformation.
In this up-to-date, comprehensive resource, Dr. Ehrensaft explains the interconnected effects of biology, nurture, and culture to explore why gender can be fluid, rather than binary. As an advocate for the gender affirmative model and with the expertise she has gained over three decades of pioneering work with children and families, she encourages caregivers to listen to each child, learn their particular needs, and support their quest for a true gender self.

Resources for Students to Explore With Their Families

Book Recommendations for Primary Students

When Aidan was born, everyone thought he was a girl. His parents gave him a pretty name, his room looked like a girl's room, and he wore clothes that other girls liked wearing. After he realized he was a trans boy, Aidan and his parents fixed the parts of life that didn't fit anymore, and he settled happily into his new life. Then Mom and Dad announce that they're going to have another baby, and Aidan wants to do everything he can to make things right for his new sibling from the beginning—from choosing the perfect name to creating a beautiful room to picking out the cutest onesie. But what does "making things right" actually mean? And what happens if he messes up? With a little help, Aidan comes to understand that mistakes can be fixed with honesty and communication, and that he already knows the most important thing about being a big brother: how to love with his whole self. When Aidan Became a Brother is a heartwarming book that will resonate with transgender children, reassure any child concerned about becoming an older sibling, and celebrate the many transitions a family can experience.
Jacob loves playing dress-up, when he can be anything he wants to be. Some kids at school say he can't wear "girl" clothes, but Jacob wants to wear a dress to school. Can he convince his parents to let him wear what he wants?

Book Recommendations for Junior-Intermediate Students

A bright, bold debut about a girl who was born a boy, but refuses to let that stand in the way of her dream.

More than anything else, George wants to play Charlotte in her fourth-grade class’s production of Charlotte’s Web. The problem is, her teacher won’t let her, because George is a boy. But George isn’t about to let that squash her dream. With the help of her best friend, George must learn to stand up for her wish — and brave a few bullies along the way.

Transcending all categories and genres, George is a pertinent and poignant middle-grade read for kids of all backgrounds.