Tumpane’s Last Character Education Assembly

Tumpane had its last character education assembly today. June’s character trait is perseverance, a trait that we use or show when we continue towards our goal no matter the challenges or obstacles or setbacks. We all face times of difficulties, and when we persevere, we see the rewards of our efforts.

As a special performance for the last assembly of the year, the Tumpane Step Team stepped up to the call and performed a wonderful team step dance and chant. Ms. Bair and Mr. Komiotis (Nick) helped this group of nearly 50 students practice and prepare for the performance. Well done Step Team!




Graduation Day at Tumpane

Parents, family members, distinguished guests, staff members and students all gathered today to celebrate the Grade 5 graduation. The students looked fantastic dressed up and looking all ready for middle school. Trustee Howard Kaplan and City Councillor Maria Augimeri were able to attend the ceremony, giving our students messages of success and bright futures. The ceremony ended with refreshments and cake outdoors. It was fitting that the day was so sunny and beautiful. Congratulations to Ms. Given, Mr. Harvey, Ms. Simpson, and all the graduating Grade 5 students. We wish you all the best for your future. May you soar and achieve excellence in your lives as students and as citizens.


Play Day at Tumpane

 Students and staff members enjoyed a beautiful day of outdoor physical activities, from races to team games. Although the temperature had dropped to a mild 21C, the sun came out several times from behind enormous clouds to warm us up. It was certainly a great day to be outside, especially to end the school year at Tumpane.

Tumpane Goes to See the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre

It was a fantastic day for Tumpane’s students, staff and parents who came out to enjoy a day at the ballpark. The Toronto Blue Jays played the Philadelphia Phillies, and with the open roof, the weather was incredible. Sunny, hot, and simply a nice day out for families. The Jays came from behind in the 8th inning, down from 5-2 to tie the game 5-5. The game went to extra innings, and at the bottom of the 10th inning, with a runner on third base and only 1 out, the Jays got a single hit to bring in the winning run (final score, 6-5). The crowd exploded with cheers, and Tumpane couldn’t have had a better outing.

Young Jays fans under the age of 14 were allowed to run the bases on the field, and several families took part in the event. It was a memorable day for many Tumpane students and parents.

A huge, precious, and important note of thanks to Ms. Bedward for her initiative, leadership, and care in organizing the event. It wouldn’t have been possible without her hard work.

Tumpane’s Outdoor School BBQ

Tumpane celebrated with parents, families, staff and students at this year’s outdoor school BBQ. The beautiful weather made for a wonderful time of community building. Hamburgers, hotdogs, grilled cheese sandwiches and homefries were prepared by the Food Cabbie. The ice cream truck was a favourite amongst students, cooling off students with refreshing desserts and drinks. Thanks to Ms. Dey, Mr. Mah, Mr. Gilmore, members of the School Council, and Mr. Bailey for all their hard work preparing for the event.


School Council Meeting

Attention all members of the school community: Tumpane will hold its last school council meeting for the school year.

When?  Thursday, June 21st

Time: 6:30 to 8:00PM

Where? School Library

Agenda: School update and requests, reflections on the 2011-2012 year, member appreciation.

Tumpane’s Girls’ Soccer Team in Conference FInals

The Tumpane Girls’ Soccer Team placed 2nd in the Conference Finals tournament.The team went undefeated in their first tournament, not even allowing a single goal to their opponents.  They defeated Calico, Mckee and Yorkview.  They then advanced to the North Region Finals against Brian Public School where they lost 3-2.  The game was tied until the last minute when Brian P.S. was awarded a weak penaltly shot for a handball.  The girl’s played really well in both tournaments! Congratulations to all the team members and coaches, Mr. Harvey and Mr. Jamieson.